Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
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Friday, January 2, 2009

Christmas has finally come to an end!

Well we had our final Christmas celebration last night! My kids surrogate grandparents came over and we exchanged gifts and had a nice dinner! These folks are some of my favorite people! They have always been so wonderful to our kids and to us! It was a very nice visit! : )

I made their gifts this year and wanted to share them with you! The first thing I made was a greeting card keeper! If I were more organized this past year it would have come complete with a card in every pocket...2009 New Year's Resolution #2) GET MORE ORGANIZED! : ) , but seeing as how I was putting the final touches on this 20 minutes before they arrived it didn't come with cards! These are so much fun to make! I got the directions from Split Coast here. It goes together very quickly and has tons of possibilities! I debated doing the same images throughout or changing each page to match the month/season and that second option won!

It was a big hit! She seemed to really like it! : ) I just love it when my time spent is truly appreciated!

Wanted to share a few other ideas with you! I mentioned that resolution #2) is to get more organized this year, well #1) is to take control of my health. I want to change some of my habits and improve the way I eat. I eat good for me foods, but I am also a sweet junkie! I want to lose weight and regain my energy. I am super gifted at starting to exercise and get in shape and then dropping the ball and relapsing back to my old ways just when I start to see some progress. I have decided to try and change my mindset and just take it one day at a time! I have started walking again. I walked 1 mile on the 1st and 3 miles today. I have started drinking my weight in water as well (well not really, but it sure feels like it!). I keep running to the bathroom to pee! Giggles! I plan on incorporating some dvd work outs into my regimen next week and am working on a new food plan (hate the word diet!) that will keep me in check! Wish me luck! : )

Another thing I have resolved to try to do this year is to scrap book a page a day! I am going to take family pictures...one a day every day and then do a 6 X 6 page a day and hope to have 365 pages done by the end of the year! I figured 6 X 6 would be a manageable size and would make such a nice keepsake! I will share my pages here as I get them done! I have already taken two pictures so far, but have not scraped them yet. It may work out that I skip a day and then scrap a couple the next day, but will be sure to have seven done at the end of each week! I am really excited about this project! I just bought a personal photo printer to print out my pictures! : )

Tomorrow is my youngest daughter's bday! She will be 10...sigh! Double digits! We are having a "make your your sundae" party (on Sunday, of course!). After her party I will clean up all of the Christmas hoopla and party chaos and then feel like it will be time to concentrate on the new year!

If you managed to make it this far without falling asleep or getting bored and wandering away LOL I thank you! I hope that everyone had a safe and wonderful New Year's celebration!

Be back tomorrow to share more! Have a wonderful night! : )







1 comment:

Lori said...

Your card keeper is fabulous--love how you decorated the sections! Sounds like you have some good plans for the new year.