Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New Year!

Wow!  I hadn't planned on being gone this long.  Really I didn't.  I'm not sure where the time went but I know I probably left it somewhere between the mall and the pumpkin pie!  I hope you had the most excellent holiday season.  I certainly did.

So let me tell you about the gift I received from my 12 year old son, Trey.  It is certainly the BEST GIFT EVAH !!  So inexpensive and so thoughtful....and so easy to do.   It's a family book that he made on the Apple website.  It only cost 30 bucks...and it is so wonderfully thoughtful and lovely.  I adore it!

 This is the cover.

 He made a page for each of the kids.  This is his page.  He put photos of when they were younger and older on their pages.


 Shane's page.

Love the hair-do.

 Tyler's page.  Love that baby picture.  He was on the inside of the sliding glass door just rubbing his face all over the glass.  So silly.  I sure miss those days.  Oh and that is him now.   A senior in High School.  I can barely believe it.

 Then Trey put lots of other snaps of the family in. 

I must say I was SO totally surprised and blown away.  I usually know all my presents because if I say I want something....that is what I get.  It never waivers.  It is just easier on the boys, doing it that way.  And I certainly don't mind.  

And yes...I did shed a tear or two.  

So sweet.  I told you...the best gift EVAH!

This would be so great to put together after a memorable vacation too!

So I'm finally back in the studio, getting some work done!  Yay!  It's been way too long.  It feels so great to be amongst the fabrics and trim and being able to be creative again.

Guess what?  

We have a new addition to our family. she is (click on the photo to enlarge).  The husband brought her home from the local liquor store where he buys his lottery tickets.  Since the season is over they were kicking her out of the store.  Well of course the husband couldn't resist!  He brought her home right away.  All 3 boys fought over her and we decided that she could visit each of them, one at a time, starting with the oldest.  She lasted about 15 minutes in Tyler's room.  "She's creepy.  Everywhere I go in my room, it's like she's looking at me."  So into Shane's room she went.  She only lasted about 5 minutes in there and Trey said "no way" and put her in the Dining Room window.  She now greets the mailman and anyone else who comes for a visit.  Luckily we don't live on a street where people passing by can see our house!!

 Anyone interested in a Raiderette?


Robin Thomas said...

A phot book is such a thoughtful gift. They know how to get to you!

Hope the coming year is full of good things, Colleen.

Lisa said...

What a thoughtful gift from your son!
A friend of mine had a book made like that of her trip to Italy and it was beautiful. Enjoy yours!

farmgirlbella said...

Laughing about the Raiderette....a first thought maybe he brought home a stray. I can honestly say it wouldn't have even made it in my're a better woman than me! xoxo Lonnie

and the book...kudos to that boy!

Anonymous said...

OMG the Raiderette cracks me up. Does not surprise me Ty didn't want her. Are you going to keep her?

Your Sister

Anonymous said...

What an awesome book!

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