Pieces of Me

Friday, November 21, 2008

Holiday Gifts & Cards

I have had little computer time this week.  In fact, I have not been home much, and when I have been at home, I've been working on gifts, Christmas cards, Jamie's wedding video, or helping out friends.  Thankful, today is a very easy day for me.  Cayden will be taking a nap shortly, and I will once again be in the office finishing up the wedding video.  I must say that it is a pretty awesome video - and much of last night was spent in tears from either being overwhelmed with emotion (watching the bride dance with mom and dad) or from laughter (watching the bride's pure country brothers dance to Lolli Lolli and Yeah, Yeah, Yeah."  HILARIOUS!!!

So, next week is Thanksgiving, and the kids will be giving their teachers and principal a small gift.  We found these baskets, candles, and scarecrows on sale at 80% off at Hobby Lobby so I grabbed them.  Add some homemade pumpkin bread next week, and the gifts will be complete.

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Tomorrow is the Christmas Card Shoebox Swap.  I created (okay modified)two cards for this event (one for me and one for mom).  I think they are soooo cute.

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And lastly, Brandi's birthday is tomorrow so I went ahead and made her this blanket (thanks to Traci's expertise from 4 years ago, this has been a pretty standard gift in my book).

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So although I have been working on a couple of Digital Christmas gifts, I cannot share them here due to spoiling the element of surprise, but I can share everything else I've been doing.

I'm also going to be making these two desserts for our class Thanksgiving Feast of Desserts.  Found them in on the Family Fun website. 

Marshmallow Pilgrim Hats

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Sweet Turkey Treats (not that's not my child)

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And we'll be completing this art project during the party (I will be gluing the pompom part on this weekend).

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