Well, it's a full month later and we're still camped out in my in-laws' basement. Hopefully we'll get out of here before my poor FIL's hair starts falling out. On the plus side, I don't think my MIL has ever had such an adoring fan club. From the moment my kiddos wake up in the morning (right at six) until they go to bed at night, they are completely devoted to spending time with their Grandma (which while sometimes annoying, is also completely sweet).
I did get to spend my birthday in CO though, which was fantastic. We crossed over the the state line at around 10 pm, so it definitely counted in my book. I joke that it's the most expensive birthday gift I've ever had. I'm exaggerating slightly though, because it's also the most expensive (and best, but not because of the expense) Christ-mas gift I've ever had. We are all so incredibly grateful to be back in the sunshine and under an azure sky. We were a little disappointed to not have snow for Christmas, but after nine months of nearly constant precipitation, I think we can just deal with it. We'll just have to console ourselves with 50 degree weather and sunny days at the park.
But I digress, I'm deathly short on original material to share with you guys (my camera cable is hiding in a fully-packed storage unit), so instead I'll share some of the truly amazing things I've run across in Blogland over the past month or so.
Felted Ball Garland from Say YES! to hoboken
Modern Gingerbread Houses
Christ-mas Ornament Mobile from Not Martha
Snowflake Table Runner from V and Co.
Snowflake Pillows from Noodlehead
Christ-centered Advent-ures from I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar and Delia Creates
Christ-Centered Christ-mas from A Lemon Squeezy Home
Baby Jesus in a Manger also by A Lemon Squeezy Home
Felt Ruffle Wreath by design*sponge
Oh! Christmas Tweed Wreath by Spincushion, which if you haven't checked out before, is definitely worth a visit. I know I'll be putting the Scrubby Buddies on my to-do list.
--There are several others, but maybe I'll get around to posting them tomorrow. This should get you excited for next year at the very least. Can you imagine the tweed wreath in pink and red tweeds for St. Valentine's Day? Mmmmm. Yummy. I love fabric. And decorating just makes my heart sing. I can't wait to try these ideas out in our own house next year. This year we've been blessed to have some time to just soak up being with family.