Friday, December 19, 2008

Another Snow Flake Craft

The items you will need crystal tri-beads and some silver tinsel Stems.

Cut the Stems in half.
Use one stem to tie them together.

Separate them so it looks like a snow flake.


Strand 2 - 3 beads on each wire.


Thats it!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Let it Snow!!!

I love the Snow we had some snow earlier this week and had 2 hours late for school on Monday, and today they canceled School, Colby was so happy.
I know all of you people that dont live in western washington are probably thinking that is Pathetic they canceled school for that. We do have alot of hills here and we do only see snow for less then two weeks a year. So lets just say we are not all that good at driving in it, I am though very good at driving in the snow it probably helped that I lived in Idaho for 3 years and all those times driving up to go snowboarding. I think I am even better then Dereck, dont tell him that I said that.






Saturday, December 13, 2008

Gingerbread Train, Yum, Yum!!


The boys had so much fun decorating this, all I did was build the train and put the frosting where they wanted it. I think it looks more like a tractor then a train.
I think I made the gingerbread shapes to big, oh well.
At least the boys had fun making it and that is all that counts.

Snow Flake Window Clings


The supplies you need:
Wax paper, print off some snowflakes, & 3D Paint (Get ones with sparkles)
I got silver, clear w/silver glitter, white, & clear with white glitter.
I think any color would look awesome though.

Lay wax paper on top of the snow flake & trace with the 3D Paint.

Finish let dry.


Do as many as you want and
then you can put them on the window.
It is really easy and gives you some fun decorations for your windows.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

This one is alot of fun.

Its fun to remember all the fun memories of the stuff you have done. Thanks Honor.

Here's how it works: Bold all the things that you have done in your life.

1. Started your own blog 2. Slept under the stars 3. Played in a band 4. Visited Hawaii 5. Watched a meteor shower 6. Given more than you can afford to charity 7. Been to Disneyland 8. Climbed a mountain 9. Held a praying mantis 10. Sang a solo 11. Bungee jumped 12. Visited Paris 13. Watched a lightning storm at sea 14. Taught yourself an art from scratch 15. Adopted a child 16. Had food poisoning 17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty 18. Grown your own vegetables 19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France 20. Slept on an overnight train 21. Had a pillow fight 22. Hitch hiked 23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill 24. Built a snow fort 25. Held a lamb 26. Gone skinny dipping 27. Run a Marathon 28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice 29. Seen a total eclipse 30. Watched a sunrise or sunset 31. Hit a home run 32. Been on a cruise 33. Seen Niagara Falls in person 34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors 35. Seen an Amish community 36. Taught yourself a new language 37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied 38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person 39. Gone rock climbing 40. Seen Michelangelo’s David 41. Sung karaoke 42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt 43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant 44. Visited Africa 45. Walked on a beach by moonlight 46. Been transported in an ambulance 47. Had your portrait painted 48. Gone deep sea fishing- 49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person 50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris 51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling 52. Kissed in the rain 53. Played in the mud 54. Gone to a drive-in theater 55. Been in a movie- 56. Visited the Great Wall of China 57. Started a business 58. Taken a martial arts class 59. Visited Russia 60. Served at a soup kitchen 61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies 62. Gone whale watching 63. Got flowers for no reason 64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma 65. Gone sky diving 66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp 67. Bounced a check 68. Flown in a helicopter 69. Saved a favorite childhood toy 70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial 71. Eaten Caviar 72. Pieced a quilt 73. Stood in Times Square 74. Toured the Everglades 75. Been fired from a job 76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London 77. Broken a bone 78. Been on a speeding motorcycle 79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person 80. Published a book 81. Visited the Vatican 82. Bought a brand new car 83. Walked in Jerusalem 84. Had your picture in the newspaper 85. Read the entire Bible 86. Visited the White House 87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating 88. Had chickenpox 89. Saved someone’s life 90. Sat on a jury 91. Met someone famous 92. Joined a book club 93. Lost a loved one 94. Had a baby 95. Seen the Alamo in person 96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake 97. Been involved in a law suit 98. Owned a cell phone 99. Been stung by a bee

I tag anyone who wants to!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Family Night

So for the month of December we do all of our family nights centered towards the birth of Christ so that our kids will know why we celebrate Christmas and also that they will be reminded every week and hopefully wont forget. Well tonight we had a lesson on Celebrating the birth of Christ, We even had a movie to watch from the living scriptures. Within 5 minutes the boys were asleep I kept telling Colby to stay awake because we were going to have desert (brownies with ice cream his favorite) but that didn't even help. Next week we are doing the one I posted about last week on the Symbols of Christmas. Hopefully they will stay awake for that one. By the way it was 6:45 pm when they zonked out. But hey lucky for Dereck and I.

MARKER MESS!!!

This is why I should get rid of markers in my house.

He showed off his artistic ability all of the refrigerator, But I had already cleaned it up before I got my camera. At least I got a picture of him right. I thought he was out of this phase, apparently not. So for now the Markers are back up in the closet.

Thanksgiving Treat


So Colby and I made this Thanksgiving Trail Mix for his class last Wednesday. I think his favorite part was picking out the m&ms and Peanuts, It's a cute treat idea for Thanksgiving.

THANKSGIVING TRAIL MIX:
Bugles: Shaped like a cornucopia or horn of Plenty. A symbol of our nations abundance.
Pretzels: Our arms welcoming others.
Candy Corn: The Sacrifices of the Pilgrims’ first winter. Food was so scarce that settlers survived on just a few kernels of corn a day.
Nuts or seeds: Promise of a future harvest, one we will reap only if seeds are planted and tended with diligence..
Dried fruit: Harvest gifts from our bountiful land.
M&Ms: Memories of those who came before us to lead us into a blessed future..
Hershey Kiss: The love of Family and friends that sweetens our lives.