Dec 27, 2012

What?! A WHITE Christmas?!

Yay!  I finished all my Christmas gifts!  I didn't know if I was going to make it or not!  But I pushed through, and got it done.  I have to say, I am very proud of myself!  I think my husband was a bit surprised because I am a big goal-setter and list-maker and have these grand ideas, but I don't have much follow-through.  I think I set the bar so high for myself that I get burned out real quick when I realize I can't live up to my own expectations!  Thank God He is a lot more merciful on us than I am on myself, otherwise we would all be in trouble... He is constantly teaching me and reminding me to r e l a x.....  :)

Anywho, we had loads of fun with the family.  I didn't get as many pictures as I would have liked to get of all the gifts I made, but I did remember to get a few before everyone headed home!

Jay-Jay loves Hello Kitty!!

Christmas Eve S'mores

Every year, on Christmas Eve, ever since I was a kid, we have opened one small gift, in anticipation of the following morning.  I always loved that tradition growing up, and I want to carry it on with my children as well.  GC got to open a little die-cast car from Cars 2, Professor Z.  He was thrilled.  Little ones are so easy to please and the pure delight that lights little faces from something so simple is really amazing.

I decided that I wanted to add something to it though, something more substantial than a material item, so we gathered 'round the fire and made some midnight s'mores.  And it was yummy!

The Goods

Dec 16, 2012

It's the Little Things...

Oh me, oh my... I tell you what... I am sitting here at the computer, trying to get some work done.  But every time I look down, I see this beautiful little face.  She is very distracting.  I keep finding myself staring at her; studying every facet of this sweet, perfect face.  How fleeting these moments are!!  How quickly they get away from us, and before we know it, we are looking at a full grown human being.


Dec 15, 2012


Yay!  I've been thinking about making a Moby wrap (aka Faux-by) since the baby was born.  I love baby wearing and I lost my sling from when my son was little.  :(  But it was a simple sling anyway, and I wanted something a little more versatile and that would give me some hands-free nursing time.  But have you looked at Mobys?  They are a little on the expensive side, especially with Christmas so close, who has an extra $50 to spend?  Not me, that's for sure!  So I went "Google-ing"(My favorite thing to do, btw...) and sure enough, I found some great DIY tips for making a Faux-by!  Google never lets me down!  You can seriously find anything...

Dec 10, 2012

Crochet, Crochet, Crochet Away!

I love my little helpers!  They make tedious and monotonous stitches and patterns much more interesting...  And sometimes more frustrating...  I have been so, so busy trying to get all 24 handmade gifts done for everyone that, well, I've had to be a little creative in incorporating my mommy duties with my Handmade Christmas Goal...

(Excuse the midriff... Moments before, I was nursing while crocheting...)

Dec 6, 2012

Holly Berry Beanie

Oh, how I love this season!!  Especially this year...  I have really been feeling the Christmas spirit since, oh, about August!  I made my husband a Thanksgiving dinner with a ham, giblet gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, eggnog and even some pumpkin pie...  in September...  I don't know if it was the pregnancy that made me particularly excited to welcome this time of year, but I am so glad it is finally here.  Now no one can look at me funny or poke fun when I decide I want to clean the house while jamming out to Christmas tunes because, you know, it's December!