Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Page..New Year

I know that I just recently changed the look of my blog, but now it's time for a whole new blog. I have a new blog for you to follow..it's a little on the plain side at the moment, but changes are coming. This is where I will be sharing with you starting on January 1st. I hope you will enjoy the new changes..I am excited to be trying out something new!
Here's the new link : www.sewsimplymade.blogspot.com

Monday, December 28, 2009

A New Look !

It was time to give the blog a facelift. I think it turned out nicely. I was hoping to change the name as well, but I guess I can't do that without creating a new one. (or I just can't seem to figure it out) So for now the changes will do. Possibly more to come..we'll see.

Saturday, December 26, 2009


What a wonderful Christmas we have had this year ! It was filled with laughter, loads of pressies, lots of pictures, yummy yummy food, a little more laughter and LOVE. The best part of the entire Christmas weekend has been being with family. We spent Christmas Eve with my parents and enjoyed a lovely day together. (I even managed to sneak in a little nap) It was so great to be able to spend the day with them. Christmas Day we spent with my husband's parents, brothers and Great Grandma. We enjoyed a lovely dinner, pressies and laughter too !
Everywhere we have been we have blessed with good times. I pray you were blessed wherever you were and whomever you were with. What a great time to be surrounded by those you love and cherish. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful family and great friends. I wish you all a Happy New Year ! May 2010 be an opportunity for your light to shine and for you to grow individually.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Birthday Skates

Let's just say the skates were a good choice...he puts them on first thing in the morning after he wakes up and only takes them off for a few short periods of time during the day. I am so glad that he LOVES his new skates !

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Crafts

Here are a few of the crafts we made as gifts this year...

Christmas hats for all my preschool kids..each embroidered with their name

Hand print Christmas Trees for the great grandmas

There is one other craft that turned out oh so sweet, but those photos will have to wait until after Christmas. Can't have any wandering eyes seeing their gifts before the 25th...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Better Prepared...

In an effort to be more prepared for 2010 I am doing the following while on Christmas vacation :
  1. Creating our January Month Menu (this is already done)
  2. Adding reminders to my calendar for birthday shopping...I am adding these in about 2-3 weeks before each birthday or event that I need to have a gift or card for. I am hoping to not be late for any occasion this year.
  3. Planning a Date Night for us at least once a month. We didn't have nearly as much quality couple time this past year, so I am aiming for this to be better.
  4. Planning Family Fun Night once a month. I thought this would be a fun night to go to the roller rink, have movie night at home or attend a local event as a family. Family Time is just as important as Couple Time.
  5. Cleaning Schedule : I am not a woman who enjoys cleaning, so I put it off until I have to do it. I am going to try and make this easier on myself by having 1-2 things to do each day. Maybe this will make the task not as daunting. If anyone has any ideas they want to share to help make this easier, I welcome them.

I already have numbers 1 & 3 done for January so I am off to a good start !

Monday, December 21, 2009

My Favorite Girlfriend & Sister

Of all the girlfriends I have, my favorite is my sister !

I love her dearly and miss her so.

There is nothing like a sister who is a great friend.

Hugs and kisses to you Bekah !

love you...hg1

Here we are when she is first meeting Ryan..

The only shot of us pregnant together with Emma and Matthew !

We LOVE taking these type of photos..

At the top of the Skytower in NZ !

Another one of our famous shots !