Friday, December 12, 2008

Here I Am!

Yeah, I'm still here. Just been busy, busy, busy. I've about reached that point where I find myself asking, "How long til Christmas is over?" And we don't even have our tree up yet. We're planning on doing that this weekend and I'm dreading it, because as excited as the girls get, somewhere along the way (probably between "ooh, the tree!" and "hey, don't touch that. that's my ornament. i made it in 2nd grade!") they get bored and I end up doing all the work. Actually, to be fair, I should note that Tia will stay from beginning to end and help. She's awesome. Plus, it's really nice now that she's old enough to not lump all the ornaments in one spot, and leave a whole side naked. And after the "worm incident", as I like to call it, we {ok, me} decided a fake tree might be best. So I have to put it together and spread the branches apart, and by branch 20, I'm all scratched up and beginning to get grumpy. And, I'm not sure when it happened, but some years ago, Shawn decided that he would suddenly have something important to do once he's brought in the tree box and all the tree decorations. He used to help & be all over it. He loved it. Then, he would just untangle the lights and sit & watch. Then he was just the videographer. Now, he's a ghost. You can hear him, you just can't see him. Aaah, the things we {ok, me} do for our kids. But it's ok. It's tradition. And anything is waaaay better than having a living, breathing, wriggling worm fall out of your tree when you're under it straightening out the skirt. Bleccchhhh! Apparently you haven't lived until you've heard mom scream out of sheer panic and disgust and hop around like she's on fire yelling, "Is it on me?! Is it on me?!" And that's a true story.

Check out that card! Stamps: Lovely as a Tree (SU!), Fairy Tales (Verve), Inkadinkado, Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Bashful Blue & Baja Breeze (SU!), Paper: PTI white, Basic Black & Ski Slope DSP (SU!), Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds & word window punch (SU!), Making Memories brads


Anonymous said...

First, this card took my breath away. It was such an awesome surprise to open your blog and see that! And Believe is the absolutely perfect thing to say on it! So then I'm reading and am on the floor cracking up. Got worms? Ain't Christmas grand?
Bestest Mom Ever

Anonymous said...

Hey, I once had some huge "hopping" spider jump out of my tree. I now have a fake one, too, and the lights are already on it. Now if I could find one with all the ornaments, too??????
Your Favorite Aunt

P.S. I love this card, too! I just love seeing Santa flying.

Stephanie said...

I really like this one.

Tina said...

Hi Mint!

This is fabulous. Beautiful with the perfect shiver of winter.



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