Wednesday, December 23, 2009

oops...I forgot...and a layout

I was supposed to share a new layout with you but I have been consumed with taking care of a sick little Aimee, trying to keep her fevers under control while her meds start working on her double ear infection. She's been a little more needy, understandably, and with that and Christmas preparations I have neglected my blog.

Are you ready for Christmas now? I am getting closer. The gingerbread cookies are frosted, the fudge is in the fridge, we delivered some "Secret Santa" things last night. All I have left is to deliver treats to neighbors and friends and to wrap ALL of the girls presents. Then I'll be done. No small task but this is my absolute favorite time of the year so I LOVE it all.

We've decided to give the girls 3 gifts this year- kinda like the 3 wise men who brought gifts to the baby Jesus. We have worried that one of our kids in particular is more concerned lately about what she'll get (and what kid isn't, right? ) and we want to teach our girls about the giving part of Christmas, too. So, we've found some opportunities to give to those in need and are doing our best to teach them about the true meaning of the  holiday.

I love that we get to do so many fun things during this time of year- making gingerbread houses and cookies, watching Christmas shows on tv, singing carols and having so much fun. We really need to do some of these things more often. I'm sure I can do without eating so many cookies and things, though.

Here's a layout I created recently using some Fancy Pants Magic Christmas and Pink Paislee Mistletoe & Co.  from my Color Me Daisy December kit.

Isn't Aimee a cutie? I love that she is having so much fun with all of the jingling, sparkly things of Christmas.

One of the things I really like about Michelle's kits is that she includes some kind of fabric in each one. This month she found some adorable holiday material at Hobby Lobby that was perfect for this kit. I used it to make a quick flower and then topped it with one of the Pink Paislee punchouts and some ribbon.

I hope that you and your family are having an enjoyable holiday season so far.
I was reminded about doing my top 10 layouts of the year by my Scrapbook Nook friend, Camilla, so be on the lookout for that here in the coming week. I did this last year and it was so much fun to look at all of my layouts from the year once again. Merry Christmas!

ok, Sarah is sitting on my lap and keeps asking when I'll push the orange "publish post" button, so here goes.


laterg8r said...

that LO is lovely - great fabric flower :D

merry christmas :D

Sherri said...

That layout is simply adorable. Thanks for sharing Becky!

Gina said...

Fabulous LO Becky!!! I've been thinking about a top 10 LOs post too...can't wait to see yours! :)

Rach H said...

Very pretty layout and flower! I can't wait to see your top ten!

Rebecca said...

Super cute photo and layout.