Tuesday, December 20, 2011

What I've Been Up To...

 Good morning!  I've been such a sporadic blogger lately, and while there's still LOTS to do before Christmas, I thought I'd share with you a little bit of what I've been up to.

 Right after Thanksgiving, we had some welcome company from our Peachy Keen friends from Wisconsin.  We sure enjoyed their visit, and can't wait for them to come back.  Hopefully there will be a trip to Branson in the plan for some warm weather fun!
 This little Wisconsin critter was very elusive when it came to the camera.  Shy one, isn't she? 
 This one keeps me busy on a regular basis!  He's all but ready to walk, and such a sweetie when he wants to be.  Goodness, why can't I have eyelashes like that?
 I finally got all of the ribbon and ornaments on the Christmas tree.  It has been a work in progress this year.  We now even have some wrapped presents under the tree.  I'm tellin' ya that this old girl just doesn't get it all done as fast as she used to!!  Sure have enjoyed the slow fade feature on the multifunctional lights this year.  VERY pretty!
 Heres a closer look at some of my favorite ornaments. 

 I've even worked on a few crafty things amidst all the busy-ness of the season.  This card I made for Jeanette's Forest Swap on SCS.  This stamp set from Market Street Stamps couldn't have been more perfect for Jeanette's swap, and I love this K&Co. Paper.  PERFECT!  Thanks so much for dropping by today.  Have a blessed and beautiful day filled with abundant blessings and happy stamping!!!


Janice W. said...

Nice pictures! Your tree is beautiful! Max does have beautiful eyes and so blue! Lucky Kathy got to spend some time with you in your home. Too bad Madelaine didn't want her pretty face in the picture. Love your campfire and marshmallows! Have a very Merry Christmas Lorie with your loved ones!
Love and hugs, Janice

Glora said...

Things get SO busy this time of year. I feel like I've hardly had a second to do any extra crafting. How fun to have had Kathy and her family over. I bet it was a blast. Little Max is TOO adorable! And your tree and card are beautiful too! Thanks for the update! Hugs- Glora

Judy McMullen said...

Hi Lorie! I haven't had time to check out blogs let alone post anything on mine. Thought I'd do a quick peak at yours today and couldn't leave without commenting on your pix! Love what you're sharing in especially the pix of that darling grandson of yours! Isn't he the cutest and what beautiful eyes!! Speaking of beautiful your tree is gorgeous! And love the that cute card you made for Jeanette's swap. But then I love all your creations!! Hugs!!!

April said...

I have missed ya, Mizz Lorie!! Your tree looks great....all the knotty pine really sets it off!! Slow fade or not on the lights ;-)
Your card, as always, is a fabulous creation!

I do hope that you and your wonderful family have a beautiful and God-filled Christmas!!

Barb said...

What a cute card Lorie--crossing my fingers I get one in my return.

I love seeing the pictures too!

Imke said...

Wow, what a tree !! Sweet card and nice pic´s
Merry christmas !

Unknown said...

Super cute card! :D

Jessica Diedrich said...

You take beautiful photos! Cute card, too!! Love your coloring!

Merry Christmas to your family and thanks so much for stopping by and leaving that sweet comment on my blog this morning. I truly appreciate it and I am so glad you were touched by the story. I'm really glad I posted it. Blessings and love this weekend- enjoy every moment! ~Jessica :)

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Okay I just love that Market Street Stamp...
It too cute and you color beautifully.
The Scrapbooking Queen

Unknown said...

Well Lorie, you won't be a BIT surprised to know how GREEN I am with envy that you got to spend more time with Kathy, (and Maddie of course)! AND, my second favourite little man, Max! If that wasn't enough, there's that wonderful camping card sitting there all gorgeous. Gotta have that stamp!
Lots of love to you and the family my friend.
Viv xxx