Sunday, December 23, 2007

Just Some Bits & Pieces

Well right now my sweet dear husband is busy cooking a special meal for the two of us. The kids are all with their other parents tonight so we have a bit of couple time. Let me tell you this is a sweet moment. All of the presents are wrapped & under the tree, the stockings are all hung & full, the laundry is just about done & everything seems to be coming together nicely. Whew!!

We are celebrating Christmas with the kids a day early on Christmas Eve as it is not our year to have them Christmas morning. One of the challenges of divorce & remarriage is the juggling of visitation & holidays. I must say though that I feel pretty blessed as we really seem to be able to work things out with the ex-spouses pretty easily. Also, since the kids all live with us, we really have the best deal & see them the most. I always try to keep that in mind & be flexible. I am grateful that they are all here under one roof. I have a full house & that is a good thing.

On Friday Kailey came home from school with this masterpiece. She was really proud of how her little gingerbread house turned out. I thought it was magnificent. Plus after we got a few pictures she was generous enough to let Rachel eat a few gum drops off of it. You are such a sweet pea Kailey!

Today I have been doing things around the house. Mending, laundry, a bit of cleaning, & odds & ends of things that need to be done.

One project I worked on today was this set of altered refrigerator magnets. I bought a set of these at the dollar store & then used pattern paper & stickles to jazz them up a bit. I put pictures of my kids & my nephews in & plan to give them to my Dad & Stepmother as a Christmas gift. I am so pleased with how they came out I think I may have to make a few more gift sets & perhaps one for myself. I think it will be fun to experiment with other paper lines & perhaps some Prima flowers.

Well, I can smell some yummy things in the kitchen. Maybe I should get off this computer & see if David needs any help.

Hope you are enjoying some quiet times as well.



Morgan said...

Awesome magnets Laura! You're so creative, I love it!

Deanna said...

cool magnets! and i love that gingerbread! hope you guys have a great Christmas and enjoy the time you have with the kids! :)

lauren said...

well, i was just stopping by to wish you a merry christmas...but it sounds like you have that well under way! (oooh couple time?! how very exciting...this is your reward for being so ON TOP of everything!)

ENJOY!!! :)

Kari & Kijsa said...

We wish a most blessed Christmas Day to you and your family from both of ours.

Merry Christmas,
kari & kijsa

Rock'nmama said...

That is so cool. Love the magnets :)

awww hubs cooking so sweet!

Merry Christmas!

Nicole said...

Hope you had a wonderful Xmas!

Going For Greatness said...

Those magnets are adorable!! I love what you did with them!!
Kailey's gingerbread house is so cute! She is a sweet pea, she knows I love her to pieces!
Hope to see you guys soon! The Christmas presents I have for you guys here are calling out, "HEY WE WANNA BE OPENED ALREADY!!"

Penny said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

The Cool Chicks said...

Love those magnets Laura! And that gingerbread house is awesome! I remember making those in the 3rd grade - yummy!!!

xo Amy