Saturday, December 29, 2012

December catch-up take 1

December was a totally crazy, busy and fun month (yes I know I have a couple days left).
Eli was up to something almost every day. This had to be one of our favorites though. Notice the skull snowflake. Our elf is the coolest. :) 
I did the Crafaholics Anonymous gift exchange again. It's so much fun to make something for someone you've never met, know very little about, and knows very little about you. My partner for this exchange loves books, one of her fave authors being CS Lewis.
I love that I was able to personalize her gifts even without knowing much about her. 
She was very happy. 
She made me this awesome mug. Not only is it adorable and fun, it's HUGE! Perfect. 
I got the boys some funny light up noses one day, and you'd have thought I spent a bazillion dollars on them. They wore them the rest of the day while they played. It was so funny to look over at them and see their blinking noses on.  
Then I got this in the mail. Christmas present #1 from Jason. It's handmade stacked rings. The diamonds are raw diamonds, and each one is totally unique. He even had the maker write a little note for the box. I'm still drooling over it and can't believe it's mine. Her website is here if you want to see her other awesome work. 
There was hockey (of course), this time in Idaho Falls. Jason was still in Alabama, so it was just the boys and I for this trip. We did share our car and hotel with another mom and her son, and it made the trip a lot more fun for all of us. The boys all played awesome, and had some tough games, but held their own and came out with 2 wins for the weekend.  
I just love watching this kid play. 
Always giving 110%. 

The rink had a place upstairs to watch the game in the warmth, and Elliott got to watch Jake and the Neverland Pirates. What could be better?  
Ethan and his teammates watching our 10yr old team play. 
I did the "business thing" and ordered myself an official pen. Mostly because it was cheap, and I was already ordering a bunch of other stuff.
We got a super special ornament for our tree from Henrik.  
And Elliott and I did a little Christmas crafting for our house. 
Sock snowmen. They turned out so cute! 
My friend Andrea moved this month which breaks my heart, but we did get to exchange gifts early. She got me a handmade, crocheted mug cozy and mug, dig it.
And she made mohawk hats for the boys. They love them! 
And then the day before Jason came home, I was on my way into town after dropping Elliott off. There was fog to the west, snow where I was, and a gorgeous sunrise and rainbow to the East. It was the craziest, and most amazing thing I've ever seen. Gotta love Montana. 
More December to come............

Sunday, December 2, 2012

this makes me happy

I love when our house is decorated for the holidays. Any holiday really, but Christmas makes me happy. I made this for our front door this year. It's simple, but I think it's perfect.
Then, there is our tree. I do really love our GIANT fake tree, but we just don't have room. You can see the whole story about this tree on my crafty blog here
I abosulutely love how this tree looks and it's so perfect for us. Another Pinterest inspired project that was "Jason approved".  
Eli has been up to some mischief, and the kids LOVE it. 
Elliott could not believe that Eli did this. He thought Eli was going to be in so much trouble, and told on him immediately. 
The kids could not find Eli when he was in the bathroom. They searched all over the downstairs, and were so worried that he left. Elliott even thought that maybe we didn't know what day it really was, and that Christmas was already here. When they did find him, they both wanted the mirror cleaned right away. They are so funny sometimes.
I hope you all are having a great time getting ready for Christmas too.