Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

One reason these

have not made it to the mailbox, even though they have been sitting in my house since before Thanksgiving, is these
I ran out of fabric to make a cuff for mine, and some kind of personalization is on  my wishlist  for next year,  but I let the kids choose the back and inside fabrics, so we can still tell them apart.
They took a lot longer than I thought when I started out on this project.  (It's a long story, at least 2 years in the making.  I used this tutorial and this one- I took a shortcut on my lining though, so the insides are quite as nice.)  We have also had a nasty head cold/flu type of thing making its way through the family, but I'm not going to post pictures of that.

I had such great intentions, my shopping was DONE the first of December (mostly online).  I had carefully planned some fun and some meaningful activities for our advent calendar.  This week before Christmas was supposed to be fun and relaxing, not full of coughing, sniffling, and "Mom, I need a tissue!"  And, I was going to make some major progress on having the baby's room ready (even though she won't sleep in there for at least a few months).  But, it just was not to be, and I am [trying to be] OK with that.  So, you'll just have to wait a few more days to find our smiling faces in your mailbox.

Getting our "To Do" lists "Done" isn't what's most important.  At this time of year, we celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.  We enjoy time with friends and family and are filled with that magical Christmas spirit.  We hope your Christmas is one with love, joy and peace, and we hope all the best for you in the new year.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Scott, Lani, Eden, Andrew, and Jacob

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