Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Happy Christmas!
This Christmas when I asked my 4 year old nephew what he wanted, he replied "A Peter Pan Set". When I asked what that was, his answer was so obvious "so you can dress up like Peter Pan and Captain Hook" ...why of course! Unfortunately, this is not an item you can buy in the store, so I set about to create this present. After finishing the hat the night before (with the help of my super-talented, miracle-working mom) I think the end result was worth the effort. He LOVED it... and is he ever a cute Peter Pan!

Keeping with tradition, I made a tickle trunk (almost an exact replica of Mr. Dressup's original) for my niece Madison. I even filled it with dress-up clothes. It was a big hit on Christmas morning. Sadly, I doubt she's actually watched an episode of Mr. Dressup.

I was able to capture the excitement when my niece Abby opened her My Little Pony Dance Studio. It was all she asked for...so, what's an auntie to do? :)

Sunday, December 25, 2005



Well, the big day has finally arrived! I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas filled with memories to treasure in the years to come. Enjoy the day and Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

SNOW, SNOW, SNOW! Have I mentioned how much I hate winter? For the past few weeks, we have been digging out our cars in the morning and driving through sloppy, slushy streets. I've had enough and it's only just begun! Yikes. Last week I drove to my parents and halfway there I completely lost the road. It was so scary. I hit the rumble strips a few times and fortunately was able to follow a Ford Escape until I was out of the white out. It was horrible. Bring on the sun & hot weather. If it weren't for family and friends I would be seriously considering a move further south.
However, at this time of year, I can put up with the snow simply because it's the Christmas season. I love it. The music, the cookies, the shopping, the crazy schedule...it's so fun. I can't believe it's almost here again. Only 12 more days...hey, just like the song!