I was blessed with some wonderful, heartfelt gifts. I got some exercise bands. Some really GOOD bands and I'm excited because the 21 Day Fix Extreme that Paul got me, uses bands! Yay!
I got a beautiful...and I mean BEAUTIFUL cue stick..
Another heartfelt gift was from my niece Nicole. When I opened this yarn bowl I couldn't believe my eyes!
I've been dying to post my Christmas present "project" I'd been working on for months for the kids. It's a Pictorial Family Tree. First I went to Michael's and bought the chalkboard frames. I then had Paul ask his dad for some pictures. We got a family tree book from him that I scanned a couple of pictures from and then I talked to Paul's aunt Donna, who is Paul's moms sister in law. She's been working on her and her husband's family trees for years. So, I went over to her house and got some nice old pictures of Paul's grandparents and great grandparents from his moms side.
As for my family, most of my family photos came from either my brother Chris years and years ago, which I have saved on my computer, or a family album Wendy borrowed from our cousin Stephanie. I'm so proud of this family tree I created! So proud and happy with the way it turned out. Half way through the process, I decided to make one for us, Paul and myself.
|To make the letters and leaves, I used my Cricut and the cartridge Chalkboard Fonts|
I certainly can't take all the credit. I'm not THAT creative. I found the original on Pinterest and here's a link to her beautiful pictorial tree she made; original family tree. I think Eric, Steve and Jenn liked them.
Steve and Brandy came over Christmas Eve. I talked everyone into driving around and looking at some Christmas lights...
|I love the roof on this one!|
I also worked on knitting a Twiddle Muff for my mother in law, Dory. She has Alzheimer's/dementia and I hope this helps her keep her hands busy.
Paul says, no wonder the holidays are so hectic...you have all these projects going on! It's okay though. I love creating and sharing my creations. Isn't that kind of what Christmas is all about?
We then picked up Dory and her 93 year old sister Aunt Gert for Christmas dinner.
|Aunt Gert and Dory|
We had a Honey Baked Ham, Paul's sweet potatoes, cheesy potatoes and a green bean casserole.
|Like my sister in law Sue says; we don't know how to cook for just a couple of people|
I can't believe 2015 went by so fast!! I have A LOT of fond memories and I'm really looking forward to the new year and creating new ones.
I'll post my goals and hopefully some pics of our new Christmas train in a couple of days. As always...