Thursday, December 25, 2008

Here are the two Christmas cards I made and sent this year - the pocket card I did in two colors - this one is Always Avocado and Rose Red and the other one was Night of Navy and Bravo Burgundy. The other card is Night of Navy and Whisper White. I like the simpleness of them, and I think they tell the story of why we have Christmas. Like I said in the previous post, I didn't get them all sent out, but I hope you enjoy seeing them here anyway. I love to make cards, and although I also love making scrapbook pages, I usually have to push myself to do the pages. Like just about everybody I know who scraps, I have boxes and boxes of pictures just waiting to find a home on a special page. Maybe when I get old?????? lol
I will really try to post more often - it's not like I don't create cards and such, I just forget to take pictures and post. I will post a picture of my family when we return from Great Wolf Lodge in Sandusky, Ohio in early January! That's our Christmas gift to each other and is fast becoming the highlight of the year for all 15 of us. And now that Christmas is here, the kids are now asking "how many days to Great Wolf"?
May God bless you all with love, good health and safety. Talk to all later, Sassy Shirley
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Wow, can you believe I have not posted for so long? So much has happened since November 7th! Larry and I went on a trip - a 14 day cruise out of San Juan, Puerto Rico! We flew in and stayed in San Juan for a few days before the cruise, just looking around and enjoying the wonderful warm weather. Needless to say, we had an absolutely terrific time!! But then we had to come back to this white stuff that some people seem to like. You know, I don't usually mind the snow so much as the ice and the white-outs. Yesterday here in Michigan we had rain all day - Christmas Eve, and it rained all day. Saturday is supposed to be about 50 degrees with rain, maybe thunderstorms. Last night we got a bit more snow, which we found when we left church after our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service -- one of my very favorite services of the year, by the way. We drove around a bit and looked at some of the beautiful Christmas lights around town before coming home. The only problem with taking the cruise is that since we got home on Dec. 8th, neither of us have felt the best, and that really put a crimp on the Christmas decorations here. We just did not feel like messing with the many, many totes full of the decorations we have collected over the years. Next year, huh!! I also did not get all my Christmas cards mailed .... so I am now making some New Year's cards to send ... just hope I get them mailed out real soon, or I will be making and sending Valentine's!!! Today, Christmas Day, we enjoyed spending part of the day at daughter Pam's house with her, Craig and the 3 boys. Homemade cinnamon rolls for breakfast (a "Pam" tradition), opening gifts and then a delicious ham dinner. Josiah got a new laptop, so he gave me his old one, which is not old at all ... just too slow for him with all his music, pictures, games and such. So I am one happy camper tonight -- I just need to call my internet provider (Charter) and see what I have to do to connect it. I hope and pray you are all having a super-duper Christmas season, and remember now, as every day of the year, that Jesus really is the reason -- for this blessed season and for every day of the year!! Merry Christmas to one and all, Sassy Shirley