November 8, 2011

Christmas Crafting

Like previously mentioned,
I don't feel like I have a lot going on in my life right now.
I've needed to find something else to occupy my time.

Since Christmas is coming and this family's funds are low
I've decided to get a head start on presents and *hopefully* save some money along the way.

My youngest brother is on a mission right now.
So we all decided (meaning: my mom told us) to make ornaments to go on a small Christmas tree they were sending to him.

She made these.
Makes me think "Honey, I Shrunk My Parents!"

Brian's ornament:

There is a family joke/story behind this,
but we used puzzle pieces painted green to make it look like a wreath.

And the grand finale:
Of COURSE I'm the angel on the top.
He will totally appreciate the irony.

Next up, the in-laws.
(I can post pics because I've been assured by Brian that his mother never checks the blog.
If you do.... Merry Christmas Linda!)

Still feeling the need to impress my all-too-amazing-at-everything-she-does Mother-in-law,
I made this.
This is totally how Brian feels about his family now.
He feels all "picked-on" because we don't have kids that his parents want to come visit.
"It's all about the Grandkids."
Totally stole it from Pinterest.
But nobody needs to know that.
So forget what I just said.

And lastly for now...
(I can't post too obvious of pictures because I don't want to give away the gift before they get to open it.)

All these projects definitely have me in the Christmas spirit.
I'm also hoping that Christmas this year will bring relocation.
That would mean that we have jobs.
And are being adults.
And making real money.
(Options right now include Amarillo, TX and Myrtle Beach, SC.
But I'm sure there will be many more applications in the weeks to come.)

As for now,
a local radio station has started playing Christmas music.
So the inevitable Beth-wants-to-listen-to Christmas-music-6-months-out-of-the-year-and-Brian-is-a-Grinch battle begins!

Much love,


Ben and Janelle said...

I think you make a perfect angel. :)

Natalie Marie said...

I vote Amarillo!!! You'd be closer! Or El Paso, then we could be buddies :) Except my station doesn't do sports so you'd have to go elsewhere BUT my station is looking for a producer

anna. said...

myrtle beach is my family's fav vacation spot. also your craftiness is the presents!!