Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Anniversary and Christmas

It was a crazy week, and things are just now calming down!  We had school on Monday and Tuesday last week!  Monday night was an awesome party where the kids acted out the first Christmas and we all ate cookies.  We had a great time!  Tuesday was our 14th Anniversary!  Scott put up my tile mirror shelf and the coat hangers!  Woohoo!  I love service gifts!  He got his Aquaponics set up for a 10-gallon tank!  I had a doctor's appointment and all is well.  Scott and I went to my work's White Elephant Gift Exchange.  I got a coin counter (for him) and he got some little toys and some alcoholic beverages that we gave to someone else.  Happy Anniversary to us!
Wednesday began the sewing!  I wanted to make something for all of my siblings, kids and nieces/nephews on my side to help them remember my Dad by.  I had been given my Dad's blues (his Air Force everyday uniform), because I'm sentimental (true story).  So, I decided to go stuffy.  I was going to do bears, but I had three days and 23 to make, so I made my own pattern for an owl and spent the next three days working on them!  Wednesday was making the pattern and cutting out of all the pieces.  Thursday was pinning all the small pieces and sewing on the button eyes (Kira helped).  After they went to bed, I finished up their owls, so I was able to put out presents at about 3 in the morning.  We celebrated Christmas and I took a nap, while Scott made Christmas lunch (he cooked the ham and mashed potatoes)!  After we ate, I got back to work.  I sewed all of the fronts, then I sewed the fronts to the backs and turned them right side out.  I managed to finish five more by four that morning!  Saturday I slept in a bit, and then Kira and I went out with the Missionaries.  I bought some pillows at the thrift store for their fluff (we ran out).  The kids had fluffed all the owls they could with what we had (Emma donated two pillows to the cause).  We got packed up and headed out.  I finished the fluffing and sewing up that last part on the way up.  Then I wrapped, but had to stay in the car fifteen minutes to finish up!
Almost everyone loved their owls!  Our kids loved their presents!  We have an awesome family!
We went to church together on Sunday!  The winter weather came in and our kids had a blast out in the snow having snowball fights and making snow angels!  Samuel has loved having us all to himself at the hotel!  I'm super excited about my brother coming on Saturday, but I can't wait to go home and get things done in the meantime!  I'm going to try and hang out with friends today, before we head home tomorrow!

 We made snowman doormats using our kids' feet!
 The start of my owl
Although I completely love this one too!  So, I gave it to my mom!  :)

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