Monday, December 28, 2009

The fun things we do to our children!

Ok I am an evil mom! :)   We got a new computer for the family that is one of those HP touchscreen monitors.  Anyway, we got a new wireless printer with it and it sits with the computer in the family room.  The kids have not left the room all day. And they have been nice to each other the WHOLE day.  (Joys and wonders of Christmas!)  Tonight I had my laptop on and I needed to test the printer so I sent a note to the kids that said:  "I am the printer who are you?"  Then I waited and listened to their giggling and screaming of "the printer is alive!"  Of course they ran to the living room to see James and I and we pleaded innocent.

Ten minutes later I sent one that read " I am still waiting to find out who you are." and "go to bed immediately".  More screaming and giggling and I followed it up 10 minutes later with "why are you still up?"  Griffin chose to go to bed because the printer told him to.  However the girls are actually talking to the printer and telling it their names and stuff.  Gillian says it has to be me because I look guilty.  This has been way too much fun!

Here are pictures of the alphabet book I made for my brother's twin boys.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A few of my favorite scrapbook tools part 1.... Stickles

Everyone who scraps with me knows that if they show me a page they are working and asks me what is missing, my answer will usually be Stickles!

What are Stickles?  I do understand there are people who have not had the wonderful chance to work with Stickles so I will introduce you....

Stickles is glitter glue. But it really is not just any old glitter glue.  It is made by Tim Holtz and Ranger and it is the ONLY way to add glitter to your cards or layouts.  There is a wide range of colors and you can use it on everything such as paper, chipboard and more.  It is inexpensive and you will love it!  Let me know if you can't find it and I will be able to get some for you.

I brought up the topic of Stickles tonight is because I am working on my Christmas cards and they needed that something extra so out came my big bag of Stickles!

Here are a few more pieces of my work.  Thanks for looking.


Monday, December 14, 2009

December already? And it is half over!

Greetings Blog Fans!

Well, it is December 14!  Wow, where did the year go?  Guess it is time to think about making my Christmas cards now.  You all will be lucky to get them by Valentine's Day! 
But, it's the thought that counts, right? 

Today and tonight was the Christmas concert at the twins' school.  It is good that they still let them sing Silent Night... I won't get into that much more.  The concert was very nice and I will add some pictures soon.  I will also add pictures of Griffin's very first band concert which was last month.

I am very happy to say that my Christmas shopping is 95% done.  We have really changed our focus here at Family Lenth, this year.  We cut way back on the gifts, too.  We have always taught our kids the true meaning and purpose for Christmas but we are putting more emphasis on Jesus who is THE reason for the season.  They are older now at almost 9 and 12 and it all is coming together nicely.  I will be proud to sit back and make my preparations in my heart, mind and soul,  for this holiest of days.  Others will be rushing around to find the perfect gift. Me? 
I already have it!