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Monday, December 28, 2009

All was cheery and bright

Happy Monday everyone!
I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas! Ours was amazing! We got lots quality time with my parents and my sister. I also got to see some of my relatives that I haven't seen in years. The traveling wasn't super nice with lots of ice as we drove back to my parents's house on Christmas eve and decided to skip the midnight service because of the weather. The funniest story of the weekend though had to be the Dorsey clown car. After driving back to my parent's house Christmas eve through the nasty icy rain, we went inside to defrost and never gave a thought to my ice coated car sitting out in the drive way. We get up Christmas morning, the kids open their Santa gifts, we get all spiffy for church on Christmas Day and all 7 of us head out to my mini van to go to church. When we get out there we find that the sliding doors are frozen shut. Now instead of doing the logical thing and taking two cars, we decide that since the back hatch still opens, we will just climb in the back and surely the doors will have melted by the time we get to church. So in our formal Christmas attire, we all procede to put the back seat down and climb out of the hatch of my vehicle. I am sure we were quite the seen. LOL
Anyway, I am excited that I got so many great photos this year. I thought I would share just a few with you.
My parents got both of the girls jewelry boxes which were desperately needed. L Obviously enjoyed hers. :)
K got a DS game from her litter sister. :)
Thanks to my sweet friend Terri, for mentioning Shutterfly photo books, we got one whipped up in time for my parents. They absolutely loved it!
The girls and my younger sister. :)
Just love this picture of my mom. :) My dad gave her a box of clamps because he claims she is always stealing his. LOL

The girls were able to take advantage of the Wisconsin snow. They had so much fun sledding down grandpa and grandma's hills.

I do have a card or two to share with you as well. I created these for a recent Paper Crafts call and these were a couple of the cards they didn't pick up. Lots of goodies on this card. I used one of the Chunky Hearts from Magistical Memories on the bottom. Simply used my Sizzix and enbossed some cardstock and then cut it to fit the heart.

On this card I used one of the new die cuts that will be released by Sizzix at Winter CHA in CA this January. I simply used the die to cut out some really cool sparkle foam that I found at Hobby Lobby.

Off to cook breakfast for my sweet girls and then clean up my house and get to the grocery store. My in-laws come tomorrow so we can celebrate with them.
Have an amazing day!


happydays525 said...

What fun pictures! Love those cards too! =) Glad you had a wonderful Christmas!

Charlene said...

Aww Lisa!!! That story sounds like something I'd do lol!!! I'm so glad you had a wonderful Christmas!! And those cards are WOW!!!!!! Have a Happy New Year!

Linda Beeson said...

I can just see that "car" scene now! Funny. Love the pics and the cards.

Audrey Pettit said...

Love to see all the happy family photos you captured! Looks like you all had a fabulous holiday, Lisa! I loved the story of the frozen car doors. I'm sure that was quite the sight to see.
Beautiful cards! Getting me inspired to work on Valentine's. ;)

Terri Davenport said...

The 'clown' car moment is so funny! So nice to hear that i had a small input on your parent's gift. :) Love your cards and the photos! I'm so glad to hear that you had a wonderful Christmas!

ellen s. said...

those are so sweet!

i love the cards, too. have a great new year!

chelemom said...

So glad you had a wonderful Christmas!!!! Love your cute card too! Happy New Year to you and your family!