Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We had a nice weekend, it just seemed like it passed by way too fast. I have been working on getting more of my Christmas things out, little by little. I dug out some of my old favorites, and even stopped at one of my favorite spots and found a few new(old) treasures.
Saturday I got to see my friend Julie, and spend some time chatting with her. It was a real treat because her kids are home right now..so I got to see them too. Even snapped a few photos. I have a couple of "Julies" for friends, this is not the one who wrote the story I just posted the other day. This Julie , is the the "Early Childhood" teacher who's paraprofessional I was for almost 10 year. We are friends for life! I love her to pieces !
I watched these kids grow up!
I have to share a few of the photos.
I love being around "girls" when it comes to taking photos..because they are so much more "willing" than dudes are. lol Michelle let me take photos... and never a complaint. Fun! This is Michelle, Julies daughter. She is now a fashion designer and about to start her new job in NY. ( awww... I remember when she used to sit at my desk in the room after school and color) Man, kids grow up fast!
What a fun day. Julie, Michelle and I chatted long after the guys took off. ( I think the guys had, had enough) lol of photos.. and girl talk.
Later in the day my sis and brother-in-law came over to watch the game. I had worked the night before on this thankyou card to give my brother-in-law for taking our family photos this summer when we were all home. He is an amazing photographer, and has been so inspiring to me ... as I try to learn more about taking photos. I used stamps from the "Photo Studio" Clear Art Stamps from Crafty Secrets. They are so great!
You can see this stamp set up close here PHOTO STUDIO
My sis made these. Leave it to her. Not only is she an amazing cook..but her presentation is always so pretty. ( did you notice there is one missing from the plate in the background?) guilty! It was delicious!!
I'm kind of jumping around but here are a few more photos of my favorite Christmas things I've been putting out.
We had a nice time with Jenkins watching the game Saturday night... even if we lost the game. We still had good food and great company. Homemade soup, rubens, dips, pie... ect.
Totally enjoyable evening!
It's this little guys birthday today. (that little guy would be my hubby)
I spent some serious time in the kitchen yesterday.... making these for him to take to work. Dan and Jarad work at the same place... and Kate brought pizza in on Friday for everyone for Jarad's birthday. Dan said to me... "Jarad told everyone I would bring Chocolate Cake for my birthday" lol.. not really sure how that all played out..but ... cupcakes for all! (Kate.. stop making me look bad) hahaha
Actually while I had the mess in full swing.. I worked on some for my small town post office employees. They are SO good to me and put up with all my packages and mailing. They always go out of their way to make things as easy as possible for me. I usually bake them something a couple of times a year. Just a small token of my thanks. They are the best!
I had to laugh because they joked with me about how long these must have taken me. I realized quickly that they thought they were bought not homemade,since they were in those cute boxes. I love these cute boxes. You can find them in the Christmas isle at Hobby Lobby. (just make sure whoever you give your treats too.. knows YOU made the goodies that are in them). tee hee.
I don't want to forget to tell you about what is going on over at Yesterday on Tuesday Malia has great giveaways going on all week.. so pop over and get your name in, and check out all the great inspiration you can find there. Here is today's post.
Now.. I'm off to play! I have my box of Vintage Street Market goodess on my desk.. and we have a date. lol Oh.. what a bunch of fun stuff.