Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas layout

Every year I make a layout for my siblings for Christmas. This year I used the last picture taken with my Mom and a favorite one my Dad liked taken in the 60's. He says Mom was wearing a blue knit dress in this black and white photo. It was his favorite. He loved seeing her in it. The flower is made using a square and rounding two of the corners, then placing four of them next to each other. I love this new found technique.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

Here I am finally up to today. We had our traditional Family breakfast in our new home with the Kids, Grandkids and Grandma and Grandpa Reed. It was yummy as usual with ham, funeral potatoes, orange roughy, rolls and scrambled eggs. Brennan could hardly stand it till it was time to open presents. We have a new tradition to add to our Christmas morning. Since moving to South Jordan, we have an ice skating rink in practically in our back yard. the kids wanted to try it out and loved it so we are thinking of doing it every year. :)

Kalli's Christmas Dance Performance

Carrol Family Christmas Party

Santa and Brennan

Kalli and Santa with Mrs. Claus

Taralee, Kalli and Piper

Luke and Brennan

Grandpa and Kenadee

The Elves at Gardner Village

Fun, fun grandma time!!!

What we will miss

about our house is sledding in the front yard. Here Uncle Tyler gave us one last push...on moving day!

I am grateful for Thanksgiving

This year we had Thanksgiving with just Tom's Mom and Dad. I love turkey anytime of year and it was yummy scrumtious too!


Well we decided to move so we wouldn't have to fight the sloped driveway anymore. So here is our home of 17 years:

and here is our new home:

Oh my gosh...

I cannot believe I have been so busy I haven't even posted. Nov. 6th I had shoulder surgery. I had a calcium deposit on my left shoulder and it needed to be removed. I am still going to Physical therapy and it is sore off an on but for the most part everything went very well.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Use your stash challenge

White cardstock and bling!! I only had time for a card, but I am liking how it turned out.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Witches and Pumpkins

Just a few pics of the kids and our October festivities. We went to Gardner Viallage to see the witches and then to the Engh Floral Pumpkin Patch. The kids are always so full of spunk and energy. Where oh where has mine all gone? LOL

Hawaii and me

I was so lucky to have the opportunity to go to Hawaii a few weeks ago. I have the BEST boss on earth. He took Tom and I there for my "30" years of working for him. I went to Oahu for three days by myself and met Tom in Kauai for another five. It was so relaxing with Tom and a great week to have away in such a gorgeous environment.