Isabelles first Christmas was so great!! She really seemed to like opening her gifts - even if she really did only want to eat the wrapping paper haha. Having her here makes everything better, and it certainly made Christmas awesome! Isabelle did really seem to like her gifts, particulary an Elmo phone and Super Sleuth Winnie the Pooh from Daddy! My parents and one of my younger sisters came for dinner which was nice, I love spending time with them, and Isabelle adores my parents. On Sunday Gilles took me on a date - we went to see Avatar, and it was amazing! It was the most beautiful movie I have ever seen. The 3D was awesome, and the graphics and scenery in the movie were breathtaking. I laughed, cried, and yelled at the screen. Yup, crazy lady right here! I love getting out with Gilles, but it is definately nice to see Isabelle when we pick her up at my parents! Monday was my neice Madis 2nd birthday. Its hard to believe 2 years have gone by already...I remember when Stacy was in the hospital, and I was there as her birthing coach. I was the first one to hold Madison, and it was amazing. Also watching what she went through in labour really prepared me for when it was my turn. She was so cute at her birthday party, mostly interested in her helium ballons though lol. And I had no idea that a 2 year old would like to receive clothing! She was squealing and grinning when she opened my gift, it was so cute! Isabelle was 7 months on Sunday...I can't believe that either...she is growing so fast, learning so much, changing all the time, and always making us laugh! She really keeps us on our toes now as she is all over the place! She is amazing, and I feel so lucky to have her, and that she is healthy.
This is the first time I have ever done my own Christmas baking, and I discovered that I have really missed baking! I made skor squares, frogs, scotch cookies - thank you for the super easy recipe Amanda!! - and mud puddles - thank you for this new to me treat and recipe Darlene!! I think we need a bigger fridge because there is no room left in there now! Going to have to eat it all before the turkey gets here! Haha! Well I was hoping that Isabelle was going to go to bed early tonight, I know, its a crazy request, but she did go to bed last night at 8:30! I guess it was a one time deal! Of course the one time she does go to bed before 11 or 12, the phone has to ring at 11:30 and then I couldn't get back to sleep for a few hours! Grrrrrr! Right now she is fussing and rubbing her eyes, but she still won't sleep. Thats my stubborn little monkey! I went to Amandas Christmas party on Saturday - Gilles stayed home with Isabelle, so I got to eat and drink on my own without her little mitts trying to steal everything! There was lots of food, I was stuffed when I left! And I got a great Christmas gift from Amanda, as well as an awesome cupcake from the Royal Cupcake Company which Emilys mom owns - thank you Lorraine!! Well, tomorrow is another Monday, I can't believe Christmas is only a few days away! I hope to get out tomorrow and grab a few last things so I don't have to go out again before Friday! Have a great week everyone!
The LCOM DT reveal was this past Friday evening, and here are a few pics of my work :) Ok, more than a few lol. But I like them all!
I had a great weekend. Friday night we stayed in and watched a movie....but then Friday night I couldn't get to sleep for some reason?? Isabelle went to sleep, but I couldn't for hours. Then I was up a few times to feed her, so I only got about 2 hours of sleep. Saturday morning I got ready for the crop - packed up my scrappy supplies and packed up Isabelle to take her to Mom and Dads for the day. I always feel like I am forgetting something when I leave the house...and Saturday I really did. I was almost to Moms and realized I forgot Isabelles bottles. Well I was going to be scrapping for about 7 hours, so I think she may need some food in that time! Luckily Gilles drove them in so I didn't have to drive back home :)
Ok, off to the crop! It was at KVHS, a charity crop for one of the LCOM ladies MelW - for Jostens Renaissance. I sat with Emily and Kelly - I had really been missing Em (yeah, she lives down the street lol) and I hadn't seen Kel in awhile, love scrapping with her! Plus Em brought me and awesome Christmas gift!! Love you!
The food was really good, Kelly had the tunes going, and I got a few DT l/os done, and a few cards for challenges! Not too shabby! I ate way too much, had about 4 skor squares! They are too good!! Tanya was there with the LCOM store which was awesome as usual!! Picked up some orders plus some! The new Maya Rd goodies are so beautiful! And seeing Tanya always brightens my day. I also won a couple cool door prizes, and won some of MelWs gorgeous cards in the Silent Auction!! I wish mine were that good!!
After the crop I went to my sisters house as my parents had Isabelle there for a visit. I ended up staying awhile, it was nice to spend time with the family! Kathryn had some great goodies for me too from her trip to the states. I drove home really slowly as it had been raining and snowing, and the rds were slippery and there was quite a bit of water down.
We woke up Sunday morning to everything being covered in a perfect white blacket of snow! Now, I am not a fan of winter, snow or cold... but there is no denying the beauty of that first snow when everything is pure white and sparkly and clean. I got a pic of the backyard to scrap. Plus Shadow loves to dive into the snowbanks which is always good for a laugh! Gilles got the studded tires on the car, and brought the tree in tonight, it looks so nice! I can't wait to get it decorated!!
12 Days of Christmas LCOM Style!!! I can't think of a better way to get into the Holiday Spirit!!! The LCOM Design Team will be hosting 12 days of challenges, there will be 12 days of prizes just for checking the forum and signing up in the appropriate thread! And of course there will be something new on sale each day!! I hope you will join us!! We began today, so get on the boards!!!