Friday, December 29, 2006
my adaptar arrived for my scanner so i thought i'd give it a test run....seems to work! so i'll share a few layouts i have done over the past few days....
so anyway....better get busy...i took the tree and most of the decorations down yesterday and have everything cleaned up for the most part.... kati is napping and lauren is outside playing with friends (it's like 60 degrees here again...) and terry is content sitting in his office listening to his satelite radio...which means i can do my own thing.....see ya!
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
we managed to make it through all of our parties and hoopla...and am ready to move on... ready to take the decorations down and get our house back in ship shape.... i thought i had a handle on the girls toys/clothes prior to the holidays but i didn't...so i spent the majority of the day after christmas reorganizing/throwing toys and clothes. the girls just get bombarded with new toys and clothes from their relatives... we shouldn't have to buy them anything new for quite some time! so for those relatives who peek at my blog but never leave me a comment (ya you!) thanks again for everything!!! the girls loved everything and have played with everything (and i have picked up everything many times!).
my dear hubby got me a new canon camera bag for x-mas which houses 4 lenses & my camera of course....hmmm? so does this mean he will buy me 3 more lenses? ha ha not sure i'd even know what to do with 3 different lenses. i'm still trying to figure out my camera! lets see....i also got a spa gift card for a pedicure and manicure (always a nice treat) oh, a dock for my i-pod, $50 for i-tunes and box of yummy chocolates that i DON'T need..... (thanks dear) so he did good for not having a list....
i got a nice little surprise the other day. the design team at creative xpress was having a holiday card contest amongst ourselves...the staff at creative xpress would ch0ose the winning card....which to my surprise was mine....i'm not a card maker or at least not compared to some of the girls on the team....so i scored myself a new making memories runway bag.....green of course. very fun!
i've actually been able to scrap a few pages....but my scanner died...well, i guess it's probably my adapter that died...so i have another one coming and hope that's all that it is.... other than that not much is new....just trying to get back into the swing of things. i guess that won't happen until winter break is over and lauren is back in school....
have a safe and happy new years!!!
Friday, December 22, 2006
still doesn't seem much like Christmas around here....not a lick of snow is on the ground and temps have been in the upper 50's & 60's. i was praying for some of that denver snow to come this way but no such luck. i know, sounds crazy to wish for snow but Christmas just isn't the same without a dusting of the white stuff. (or at least for me....)
Merry Christmas to all....and here's to a happy, healthy New Year!
be safe in your travels....hugs kori
Monday, December 11, 2006
good morning...just wanted to stop in here and say hi....it's going to be a busy week so i won't have much time to blog.... i'm hosting our Bunco group x-mas ornament exchange on tuesday. i'm really looking forward to it....then on Saturday Terry and I are hosting a holiday party with several neighbors. but in between all of that it's swimming lessons, gymnastics and a girls scouts meeting. oh ya, and an assignments i have to get done and a class to teach on sunday..... i kind of thrive on being crazy busy though. sounds strange huh!
well the photo is our x-mas card this year. taking a family photo just wansn't happening and time was running out. so i plopped the girls in front of the tree and after 10 attempts and threatening to take gifts away if they didn't smile nice (ha ha....no joke, i had to pull out all stops, lauren needed to get to school, so i wasn't playing around.... poor girls... needless to say this is the photo i got after the threat....so they get to keep all of their gifts. ha ha like i really would have taken them away.....) i made another covered candy bar....this one i made using the pink martini papers....i taught a class on saturday and for this class i used the PM papers so i thought it would be fun to do a give away using the papers as well....
so that's that....i had better pull myself together and start my week..... have a good one!
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
i finally feel like i'm getting some things accomplished and crossed off my list...so i figured i could play a bit... i finished up a few projects i started....the big candy bar is a teachers gift...just wrapped with the pattern paper. so easy and cheap! (my friend michelle made these last year...got the idea from her...thanks michelle) i cut the pencils down with a hand saw and resharpened. i also finished my button ball.....it was cute before it got too many pins on it....now i'm not so sure i like it...but thought i'd share anyway...just another fun idea for an ornament. i really don't have much else to share...i had better get back at it before i get to cozy in this chair! take care.....
Friday, December 01, 2006
hi there...well, we dug ourselves out this morning. i think we only got a few inches of snow so to us that isn't much but when it rains before, during and after snowfall...it's a huge mess. it was so heavy and not to mention it was like chopping a block of ice...i'm pooped and i didn't even help that much. ha
i just wanted to share my ornament i made today. i used the Pink Martini rub ons and the letter rub ons are from doodlebug.....
did some x-mas baking yesterday and today. finished up our traditional sugar cookies w/ royal icing. lauren had fun and of course kati just ate the cookies.
i'm off to make some more ornaments...thought i'd do some cute button balls....