Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Tidbits

Hope you had a Joyeux Noel. This is the sign I made for my friend, Brandi's birthday. It was in October...Mama needs a Cricut!! And she's gettin' one soon!!

Christmas at the In-law's. Looks like Santa forgot to take other families their presents, huh?? The two dark haired beauties belong to a friend.

The dad who made me. Friends don't let friends do drugs. K? My dad is only 60 and has had a wild ride. He normally has facial hair and favors Sam Elliot. The treatment facility he is at makes the guys shave their facial hair. He gets to come home once a month and we celebrated Christmas with him this past weekend.

My little girl and her twin cousin. They look a lot alike in real life. Genes are crazy things!!

My dad's famous(infamous-;)) peach cobbler. Let's just say I need some brillo pads. Yeah, fun Monday!!

My Pink Christmas package I made. Not my best, I don't think. I was wondering what was wrong with that sign and by the time I figured it out, I was not redoing it. No siree, Bob!!

Fishee-boy at the in-laws opening a gift. He caught on quickly, of course, he really loved the boxes this year!!

Jackson at my mom's house. Yeah, these photos are in no particular order!! Dumb blogger won't let me move them. Hummph!!

The dad who raised me. Thanks for that!! He used to remind me of Travis Tritt. All my daddy's look like famous people!!

Lilly with her daddy. Still at Mom's...
And blogger has these enormous gaps between pictures. What??

My Mom's tree. I love it!! This is the tree that I basically grew up with. So BIG and full!!

I hesitated posting this picture, because it is so not flattering of me, but I had to show off the pj's that my husband finally got me for Christmas Eve. Yes, he caught on after 7 years of marriage!!

The photo of my children that would have been put in with Christmas cards had they been sent out. I was pleased with how it turned out.

Christmas Eve...I made the stockings. That night!! All except the one on the right. Emilie gave me that one for our stocking swap. Sorry the picture is so dark. I did decorate my mantle that night too. Just couldn't get it together this Christmas. Of all the Charlie Browns, I was the Charlie Browniest.

Santa came!! Woohoo!!

The beautiful children in their Christmas Eve pj's.
We had a great Christmas!! Next year I vow to actually get to a few things I didn't do this year. And find more ways to incorporate Christ into our holiday. After all, it is His birthday, not ours.
Happy soon to be New Year!!


Rachel said...

Ahh sounds like you had a wonderful christmas! ;) Love all your pictures, and I have to just tell you that I love your tree! Your not Charlie Brown!! :):)

Rambling Girl said...

Oh make the cutest things! You are such a creative person...wish I had been given some of those juices but it just didn't happen.

Love your pj's....very cute!

Yep...Santa came to my house just like

Marie said...

I love the sign you made! The colors are great! And WOW!! regarding all those presents at your mil's house!

Laura said...

Elise it looks like you had a wonderful Christmas! I can't believe the pile of presents under your MIL's tree! That is crazy! Happy New Year!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. Would have loved to be your swap partner. I know Emily was excited to get your package. Looking forward to visiting in 2009 Jackie

Katy said...

Great pics!
I love your new PJ's!
Your dad's peach cobbler looks great...just needs a MUCH bigger casserole dish! ;) hehe!

I love the pic of your kids towards the bottom! ADORABLE!
And, of course, I love the stockings you made! They are beautiful! :)

Happy New Year Elise!!!

BTW...I have been working on your dish cloths!!! Still have more to go...but have been working diligently! xoxo

Hadley Coble said...

What a great post!

You are so creative! I love to see all the things you make!

Looks like y'all had a great Christmas! I feel like I know you better after reading your post! I love it!

Angie said...

I've been looking through your blog :) You have a really fun style

Lipstick and Laundry ~Jen said...

I LOVE your handmade signs... Fun family pics, and it looks like you have been VERY busy!

kari and kijsa said...

Here's to a joyful Christmas and a Happy New Year!
kari & kijsa

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

What a wonderful Christmas post! I love your big full tree :)

I want Christmas pjs too! My kids get them every year but I just sit mismatched :(

Happy New Year!