Friday, December 26, 2008

Scenes from our Christmas

Dad, Adam, Holly, Solomon and I went to Harper's Ferry for a few hours on Christmas day. It's such a beautiful place!From the bridge looking toward the town.
Jefferson Rock

(Pardon the sappy picture of the's a weakness with me.)

One of my favorite places to walk around and just be. It's very relaxing and although whenever we go none of the shops or even restaurants are open, that is just fine with me because my favorite thing to do is just walk around and snap bunches of pictures. And that's exactly what I did. It was a fun thing to do on Christmas with my family (or some of my family, the other half stayed home and missed out!).
What started as this:
Ended up as this:Lots of 'homemade' cookies for my co-workers and a whole bunch of extras to take to the other office I worked at and a Christmas party. Yep, I made tons of cookies this year, and it's showing. Unfortunately. So no more for awhile. I was going to make a bunch of danishes for Christmas too. I usually make them at Thanksgiving, but it didn't happen this year. I'm thinking of making them for my sister's baby shower in a couple of months. I'm so excited for that! Other than card-making and cookie-baking I didn't really do very much crafting. Not nearly as much as I would have liked to do. I've been so exhausted this year. I've been getting up at 9:30 and am ready to fall asleep by about 10. I need to take more vitamins or something because I have very low stamina these days.

But back to Christmas preparations: I had a lot of fun putting together the cards and cookies and hopefully next year I will plan better and have more handmade items to give away.

Well lookee here...

I did a leetle tiny bit of crafting on my break after all. The first batch of Christmas cards I made for this season. Holly and Mom made a few too, but these are just the ones I made. Special thanks goes to glittery foam stickers from Walmart (these stickers stuck really well, I worry about stickers falling off, but these weren't going to go anywhere.) and to rub-on transfers from Target. Allow me to say a few words about rub-on transfers: I LOVE THEM! Seriously, they are addictive and are really good on homemade cards. I also got a chance to use the embossing kit I got at the craft fair a few weeks ago. It was a little more complicated for me than it was for the guy at the fair who was demonstrating how to use them. I guess I need a little more practice. :)
I made a whole bunch more, but I didn't take any pictures of those. Maybe next year...

From the back door...

To the blog...

I took this picture out the back door at work a couple of weeks ago just as it was getting dark. Something about it kind of speaks to me...I like how it is kind of foggy and dark, but it was very calm and peaceful. And it was just before I was about to leave for the day which is one of my favorite times of the day!I don't think it's very noticeable, but during the daytime you can see a whole bunch of houses in the back that are part of a subdivision. I think the fog and the light helps to mask this.