Isn't Christmas just the best Holiday? The ONLY thing that I don't love about Christmas is the cooking! BUT... I'll even do that to have everyone I love best surrounding me. This year was especially wonderful being in our new home and having my brother here for a week! An entire week!!! Because he is in the military, it is very rare for us to get to spend that much time with him. I'm so thankful for what he and our other service men and women do for this country. I just wish that we had him here more. Anyone who knows me, knows that I always want more time with my family. It might sound a bit selfish, but I'm ok with that! lol For me, there is nothing better than having those I love with me as much as possible. Perfection would have been having Kelly's family here, too.
Here are a few pictures of our family at Christmas. I'm even in one of them! VERY unusual as I'm usually the one holding the camera. I'm actually going to share it even though I really need to fix my hair! lol Oh well... Would you believe that we actually took pictures of the whole family but they are ALL on my brother's camera. Not a single one on mine? Judging from the one my mom posted on her facebook, that might be a blessing in disguise... I never like pictures of myself!
My brother, Jamie
The kids and I.
I also got my copies of Scrapbooking and Beyond recently. This is the final issue of the Flourish series. This month we all used cardstock flourishes. I cut mine with my Wishblade. To give them some stability and dimension, I glued 3 flourishes directly on top of each other. I really like to do this to achieve the look of chipboard. Simple. This is me when I was a little girl with Santa...
Thanks for stopping by and sharing my memories with me!