Monday, December 2, 2013

November Wrap Party

Y'all, I don't know where time is going, but I think there might be a hole in my hourglass, because it seems to be getting away faster than I think it should...

Thanksgiving was a wonderful break for us.  We got the whole week off of school so we headed to Disney for a couple of days and then hosted family here.  A holiday that only revolves around eating, family and being thankful for our many blessings--YES!

I hope all of my American friends had wonderful Thanksgivings and that all of my friends are as truly blessed as I am.  :)

I showed off a pic of the block I was working on for Toni a week or so back and then she pointed out to me that I'd sewed all the corner half-square triangles on backwards!  oops...  I'm just glad she said something because I would have made both of them like that and mailed them off to her wrong.

In the end I got them both done right (I think) and mailed off.  This block just didn't set in my brain right and I had to check the diagram for every step.  I still LOVE the colors she picked and think this quilt is going to be fantastic when she gets it all done.

Crown of Thorns blocks for Toni--That Stash Bee November 2013

We took pics of the kids Saturday for our Christmas cards.  The light on Friday night was unbeatable but we weren't ready.  The light on Saturday wasn't near as good but we did the best we could.

These were the two I liked best.

But believe me, there were a whole lot more that looked like this:

Please excuse the lack of editing and the grainy-ness.  Just laugh and enjoy.

This picture perfectly sums up their personalities.  I almost used it for our cards.  But I thought there might be some that didn't appreciate the truth in it...

I've got no school commitments tomorrow so I'm saying no when I get called to sub in the morning (I'm assuming that will happen) and I'm spending the day making progress on my Dad's quilt.  I'm getting there...slowly.  Progress pics tomorrow perhaps.

What are you up to this week?  Do you send out Christmas cards?  Do you take pics of just the kids, the whole family, or not include a pic at all?  I wanted to do a family shot this year, but Chris wasn't convinced that was necessary...maybe next year??


  1. Love your blocks for Toni! I can't wait to see her quilt come together. And cute photos of the kids! We usually do a 'newsletter' - when the kids were home, everyone wrote a paragraph, which I thoroughly enjoyed. And yes, we always include a photo - either of individuals when the kids were around, or the whole family. This year will probably be the family, so our faraway friends and relatives can see our new daughter in law and of course our darling grandgirl. ;-)

  2. Those blocks for Toni confused me a little too! They weren't difficult at all--I just kept wanting to flip them around in my brain. I hope I got them right! :)

    Your kids are adorable. And I'm a little jealous of your daughter's hair! I have my Christmas cards ready to send--just Luke. I need to get them addressed and in the mail!

  3. Um, those pictures are SO good. I love them. I have some school pictures that I'll include with family member's Christmas cards, but other than that, yeah, no. lol
    Disneyland?! How awesome is that?! I won't tell my kids.

  4. I love that last picture! It's fun seeing Oren happy to have his picture taken! And yeah, I'm jealous of Emma's hair, too. We're supposed to be getting pictures taken this weekend, but I think I'm going to push for just the kids not whole family on the old Christmas cards!


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