Category Archives: Friends

Christmas Crafts – Winter Village

Years and years ago, my good friend Karen and I had a great idea after I showed her  my Martha Stewart Christmas magazine. We would craft and cut and glue and sparkle and make cute little Christmas towns. We did this for hours, both happily wrapped up in Christmas, and we probably had Bing Crosby’s White Christmas cranked (Or possibly Alvin & The Chipmunks) along with half a dozen rye and cokes steaming mugs of cocoa. And maybe some chips and dip.
Of the many things we had in common, our love for All Things Christmas was a biggie.
Many evenings later we finished them. We each had made a little town, complete with trees, “snowy” roofs and glittery walls.
I’m not sure where my village went. I might have tossed it out during the 4237 times I have moved in the past ten years.
I wonder if Karen’s village is still kicking around somewhere.
Anyhow, I shall resurrect Martha Stewart’s Winter Village this year. With the help of my fabulous daughter. And it will be awesome.
I sure miss my friend. XOX

Martha’s hand looks pretty darn shaky to me. I wouldn’t trust her.

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365 photo project : week 40

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365 photo project: week 39

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Teeny Wahini’s

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Except I’d never wear those shoes.

So I’m pretty sure after these last couple eye teeth, Lillienne is done teething. She will have these teeth until grade one or so and then it’s on to the big gawky adult teeth every child inherits.
Basically, she will be done teething. Forever. Another chapter closed. Am I sad? Of course. Another chunk of her babyhood over and done with. But hopefully this will also mean sleeping through the night. That would be nice. shrieking at four thirty at the top of your lungs is getting old. And the biting. I was bitten yesterday. Am I supposed to go get a tetanus shot? How do I know she isn’t rabid?
Here are the words currently in Lillienne’s vocabulary. She doesn’t say every word perfectly, but you get the meaning and she understands and is starting to communicate more every day: ball, bird, water, shoes, wow, barbie, hi, bug, bye, mom, dad, jacket, bike, eye, hair, puppy, kitty, bear, cracker, cookie, button, go, gogurt (for yogurt) nap. I’m sure there will be new words tomorrow and after we are done reading the Sesame Street books it’s on to the thesaurus and her MENSA application.
And guess what? Me and the ladies are off to Regina this weekend. Hurray!  Lock up your fathers! Here come the Pretend Housewives Of Central Saskatchewan. HOLIDAY! CELEBRATE!

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