In my usual style, of not 100% finishing a project, I thought I'd post this "Made for Monday" item, even though it is not actually finished.
but once I thought about the amount of clutter a notice board has, and goodness knows, all the offices and notice boards I see on pinterest don'y have clutter on them, I realized I couldn't live with that. It has evolved into a year at a glance, space for all sorts of things in pockets. (birthdays, advanced plans, goals etc, I even keep a daily gratitude list, today being grateful for tanning beds, I know shallow)
Monday, February 20, 2012
This was the first year, in as long as I can remember, that I didn't make and send Christmas cards. With all our goings on in December plus my desire to erase much of 2011, I decided against my traditional card and set too with my glue gun in January to make a "New Year Card". I intended to include a lovely wedding picture but after several weeks of waiting for the photographer, I was disappointed to find this, as the only picture with my whole family in it.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
In England we don't really "celebrate" Valentines Day. I mean we know what it is, trust me, from the time boys stop being gross to us, all little girls, hope for that anonymous card from the boy, who secretly longed to hold our hands or let him catch us in kiss chase, the innocent game of youth, that has since been replaced with texting and hanging out ;-) No, Valentines to me was only something you got to participate in if you already had a love interest or spouse and was generally a card with a flower or sweet. I'm sure this has changed over the years but it certainly didn't involve cards from your granny or worse from your best friend of the same gender. You can imaging my concern when, one valentines morning, I received a red rose on my windshield from none less than the missionaries!!! Gasp, later to find out they had left a flower for all the single Mums in the ward, bless their hearts. Much has changed since coming to the US and holiday celebration is definitely one of my fonder traditions, although I confess, I don't buy huge gifts or have Easter bunny baskets, much to my kids chagrin. I do, however try to let them at least know I am aware of the holiday and this one is no exception. I pulled this together in an hour before church thanks to Christmas red items and left over pink and candles etc from the wedding.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Nobody in my family, cares too much for football but it has become a little traditional to have endless amounts of junk food on the day of the super bowl. We generally get together and laugh at commercials and pay little, if any attention to the football itself. This year the game was actually on a Sunday and it happened to be Boyd's birthday so whilst some might forfeit a party, we figured, hey it's our usual family, Sunday dinner with excess junk for Dad's birthday and maybe a little background football....ahem.