Sunday, December 28, 2014

Photography - 2nd First Practice.

Michael got me a new camera for Christmas. I took these photographs of Griffin after I got over my fear of taking the camera out of the camera bag for the 2nd time.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Enjoying Christmas Gifts.

Griffin received some cool Christmas gifts. Today he put together the fruit powered eco-clock. He loves science projects!!

And then, a rainbow of Sharpies and a blank canvas ~ I can only imagine what he may come up with.

Thursday, December 25, 2014


I think he's most excited about the roll of tinfoil Santa left in his stocking.

Goodbye Elfie.

Griffin is saying goodbye to Elfy ~ I love this sweet letter that reminds him that though Elfy's visit was fun and the gifts will be too, the true reason for the season is Jesus Christ. It reminds him it is Jesus's birthday and it is a wonderful time to embrace family, community, giving, sharing and joy.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve At The Mustians

We celebrated Christmas Eve at the Mustians. So much fun!

My Handsome Elf ...

I just caught this handsome elf in action ~ and he chose the most beautiful wrapping paper! I love you Mike. Thank you for making our dreams come true.

Merry Christmas 2014

Merry Christmas, y'all!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Hostess Gift.

We were invited to a Christmas party last night and I decided to take a Hershey Bar pie for dessert. I wanted to make a plate to share the pie on so I made this for the hosts of the party.

Artist Table.

I found this awesome table at Hobby Lobby for an artist friend of ours. It's the perfect height for her to put her paints and brushes on when she is painting. I decided to cutomize it with her name.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Photography - My New Camera.

My very sweet husband gave me a new camera for Christmas. He decided to give it to me a few days before Christmas so I can practice a little before Christmas arrives. These are the first photographs I have taken with it.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Class + Teacher Gifts.

It's been fun making handmade gifts this year. I made the cups for the kids in Griffin's class and the ornaments are for his teachers.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas Eve 2014 - Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

We were invited over to our friends' house to celebrate Christmas Eve. It was an 'ugly Christmas sweater' theme. I made an ugly sweater or shirt for each of us.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Nautical Themed Banner - Liam Kevin

Loved making this whale and nautical themed baby shower banner and confetti to welcome baby Liam Kevin!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Roll Tide Subway Art & Christmas Ornament

I made this Alabama Roll Tide themed framed subway art and Christmas ornament for my brother for Christmas.

Bama Fan - Gifts For My Brother

I was in an ornament swap, hosted by my sister-in-law Bonnie. I chose my brother's name. He is an Alabama fan, so I decided to make him an Alabama ornament and subway sign.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A Cup Just For Griffin

Last night Griffin asked me if I could make something for him. Today I decided to take some time to make something special just for him. He loves the ender dragon from Minecraft so I knew I wanted to add that to a cup with his name. It's my first layering attempt! It's definitely not perfect, but Griffin will not see all of the imperfections I see.

Griffin's Winter Program.

Griffin's Winter Program ~ the kids did amazing! This was the last program he participated in at PS.

Monday, December 08, 2014

Santa's Good List.

Guess who just found out he's on Santa's good list ...

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Frozen Banner For Bailey

It's a Frozen themed banner for Bailey's 4th birthday!

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Griffin's First Concert ~ Casting Crowns!

Griffin went to his very first concert tonight ~ Casting Crowns, Mandisa and Sidewalk Prophets. We went with a group of friends from church and had an amazing time!

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Elf on the Shelf - Geography Edition.

Griffin is really into Geography these days ~ he loves playing 'Stack the States' and 'Stack the Countries' and he enjoys sharing facts with us. He also loves to draw the United States. This is a map he drew free hand last night. He wrote a note hoping Elfy would take it to Santa , Well, you can see the results in the 2nd picture. Santa checked the map, approved it, marked Griffin's location with a red dot for easy location and made copies to distribute to other boys and girls as Griffin requested. He left the original for Griffin. That Santa Claus, he's one awesome fella!