Sunday, December 28, 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone

So, I know it's after Christmas, but here is a picture of the kids with the tree. Every year I take a picture of them in front of the tree and I love looking back to see how much they have changed. It's hard to believe Jim and I have been together for over 9 years, the time has flown by. We have amazing kids and each year brings something new. I love each of our children individually for what they bring to the family and I wouldn't change a thing. I am one lucky mother. Happy Holidays and best wishes for the New Year.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Tiffany's 40th birthday blowout

This weekend my dear friend Tiffany and her mom Susie hosted a girls getaway to celebrate Tiffany's 40th birthday. The weekend was filled with laughter and scrapbooking, including 3 fun projects that Tiffany and Susie gifted us. Tiffany did a Christmas book, Susie did a cookbook and acrylic frame complete with a group photo from the weekend. We took a field trip to Snoqualmie to a fun scrapbook store, "Hip 2 b square" to restock on supplies the second day. We also stopped at Snoqualmie Falls to take a few quick picture- it was so cold we literally only stayed long enough to take the pictures. The weather was a bit sketchy, we got a bit of snow on Saturday night. Susie also made all of us fun aprons and shirts to commemorate the "Big 40", she is so generous and talented!! You can see them in the group photos. I made some great new friends, there were 8 women there and other than Tiffany, Susie and Debbie all were strangers to me. By the end of the weekend though, Tammi, Sandy, Tonya and Chris were women I was happy to have met, spent the weekend with and am glad to call my friends. We ate tons of great food and snacks, we joked we could get snowed in for a week and "might " run out of food. Thanks to everyone for a creative, relaxing and enjoyable weekend. Tiffany and Susie- you are awesome!!

For those of you that want the cheesecake recipe, leave me a comment and I'll "hook you up".