Tuesday, December 28, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Swap

My swapping partner, Paper Wins, is awesome!  Each day I got to open a cute gift that had an interesting little poem coordinating with the Twelve Days of Christmas song.  I admire people who can do that, I usually try and get frustrated and then give the whole thing up!
As I am not at home right now, I don't have pictures, so I'll have to upload them later.  However, I had so much fun!  My favorites were the fuzzy socks, a Christmas CD, and an adorable bracelet which my daughter loves (yes, she is 16 months old and already admires jewelry - I'm sunk).  Also included was some yummy chocolate in various forms and an awesome magnet tray with our last name.  Phred loves magnets so I'm excited to start working on letters with her this coming year.  My very favorite, however, was the little packets that Paper Wins put together for our 72-hour kits.  She put so much thought into each package, including lotion, deodorant, toothpaste, etc. for each of us - including differentiating between my husband, little girl, and myself. 
Thank you so much Paper Wins, I have loved getting to know you and having this great opportunity for the swap!  I feel like we're "kindred spirits," as Anne would say:)


I know I haven't blogged in awhile.  Just suffice it to say that December is crazy busy for me.  We have three birthdays, one of them mine, and then Christmas.  I decided to make a homemade Christmas this year so all of my spare non-kid time is devoted to that.  Also, I'm really excited about a few different things, so I'm not blogging because I don't want to give it away.  (one is gifts for my nephews and one is my sister's).  That's all I'm going to say.
I will blog as soon as I get home from Boise and can freely upload pictures and info without spoiling any surprises/secrets.

Friday, December 10, 2010

My Niece!

Growing up I had an "Uncle Brian."  He wasn't really a blood relative, but he was my dad's best friend throughout high school and he was around so much that we just called him uncle.  That's how I feel about Mandy, as if she were my second sister.  Therefore, here are some adorable pictures of my future niece, Evie: