Today is my 13th Wedding Anniversary. I can't believe its been 13 years. We were so very young when we got married. Well not really, but when you look back on it....it seems young now. My husband is a very unique guy. First of all he's tremendously funny...anyone will tell you this. He's also extremely sweet. He loves a good meal at a nice restaurant and is usually willing to try most dishes. He can appreciate art and music, but loves his football and baseball. I'm a bit bossy (he'll tell you very), but he lets me be me. We are opposites in many ways, but in the important things we are right on. We both can appreciate a good funny story or movie. We enjoy watching the same TV show (The Office and many Discovery Channel programs). And after a few years of trying we now share a small addiction to Starbucks. I'm so blessed to be married to this man and thankful God choose him to be the father of my children.
Happy Anniversary Shane! Here's to many many more years of love and goofiness!
Today is my friend Kori's Birthday. Kori is one hard workin' lady. She is the mother of my gals buddy R. You might remember him from Halloween. Here's the card I made for her and I used my brand spankin' new Big Shot for it.
It was brought to my attention today that the Love You Much Bundle is temporarily unavailable on my web site. The paper in the bundle has sold out and is now on back order. The online store will not allow you to even add it to the shopping cart. Stampin' Up! has informed all demonstrators that a new supply of paper will be available on December 29th. If you do not want to wait till then to order, you can just email me your information and I can order it for you and it will go on back order until the paper comes available.
Today is my sister's birthday! I won't divulge her age, but she is my older sister as most of you know since her children are closer to my age than she is....heh. I wish her a very happy birthday and am glad that we've been able to celebrate them together. I know there will come a day when we won't be able to do that, but for the time being we are blessed. As usual the whole family will be joining together for dinner to celebrate her birthday. Here is the card I made for her.
Stampin' Up! is offering this awesome bundle, Love You Much starting December 23rd - January 31st. What's really awesome is the 23rd is the last day to receive free shipping on all orders of $70 or more. So if you were to order that day, not only would you get the bundle at 20% off, but free shipping to boot! Head over to my online store to place your order on the 23rd. Remember you will need to add a few things to qualify for the free shipping.
I bought several of these candles last year after Christmas at Pier 1 for Christmas gift this year for the ladies that work with my husband. I thought I would spruce them up a bit. I think they turned out pretty cute.
Can you believe this!? It was a beautiful evening. Our family went and looked a Christmas lights at a local place called Santa's Wonderland and it was quite a sight. Real snow everywhere. On our drive home children where building snowmen in their yards. It doesn't look as pretty this morning...some of the snow has melted. Its still an amazing sight to see...everything is white!
Its snowing! In Texas, in December. This pretty much never happens. Now, I know this isn't much of what most of you would call snow, but its a big deal to us. Considering its usually 75 on Christmas day and will most likely be that this year, I'm thrilled. I can't recall it ever doing this in December in my lifetime. They're big fat chunky flakes. Of course its melting the moment it hits the ground, but I'm good with it just falling from the sky. Here are some truly pathetic pictures. If you look closely you can make out a few white blurs in the picture...that's the snow. Since I started this post, its really coming down more now. The grass is actually getting covered. Ooooh, how exciting!
Here are some pictures I just took a few minutes ago....big difference!
Starting today Stampin' Up! has posted their retiring stamp sets as well as free shipping on orders of $70 or more. Also, on orders placed between December 9th and December 23rd you can get 10% off the retiring stamp sets. Here's the list. You can also go to my web site and order them there.
Here's a Christmas card I was inspired to create yesterday after perusing a few new blogs, listed below. I just love the look of distressed cards. All of these ladies have a style I just love. Thanks Jackie for suggesting them.
Here is a picture from Thanksgiving of my gal playing with her great-grandpa "Doc." Doc is a former vet. He also taught at TAMU in the 60's. This man is incredibly smart, kind and very talented. He draws and paints. We are fortunate enough to have one of his original paintings hanging in our home. I try to take as many pictures as I can of them two together. How many of you have pictures of you with a great-grandparent?
And here she is getting ready to eat a black olive. She's so goofy.
Starting today Stampin' Up! has a promotion for the catalog sampler. If you purchase $20 you receive 20% off any of the stamps from the sampler. The sampler includes select stamps from the idea book and catalog. Just click on the image to the left to view the sampler.
I've been tagged!....by one of my favorite bloggers....Jackie. Definitely go over and check Jackie's blog out, she has such awesome ideas and very creative. Thanks Jackie! So here's how it works. Share your 4th picture that is in your 4th picture folder and tell about it, then tag 4 more friends.This picture is of my niece and two nephews. My oldest nephew had just graduated from Texas A&M with his BS in Civil Engineering. Can you believe just a year later he's graduating with his Masters in it too?! Such a smart guy...they are all very smart. My niece is also a graduate of TAMU.
So now on to the four that I will tag.....
I want to tag someone I've never tagged before....