So, off I went to the craft store to pick up the materials.
Little Miss Momma really has much better instructions than I could give, but basically you...
Cut out lots of felt circles,
Today was my birthday. Not really. My birthday is in June. My sweet room moms wanted to throw me a birthday party. Since my birthday is in the summer they were going to do it on my half-birthday, but that was over Christmas break, so today was the day.
It really was quite strange. Some of my kids entered the room in the morning with birthday cards for me. Which is very, very sweet, but also very strange when it is not your birthday! I love to read notes that my students give me. They are always so adorable and just plain nice.
Some of the girls made me a few gifts:
Remember these!? Seriously, the “Your the best teacher” must of taken forever to make! (And apparently we have work on the difference between YOUR and YOU’RE)
And now for my favorite…
Yes, yes it is…a duck tape wallet! A pink and teal duck tape wallet to be more exact.
Look at the awesome cupcake cake! When my kids saw the cake they asked me if I loved apples. Yes, I love apples! I’m sure that’s why they chose it. :)
I also got a ginormous card which was all signed by my class. I love 4th graders! One signed it “your BFF” and all my silly boys signed it with their made-up names so Larry, Bob and Mr. Bean all signed my card today. :)
Forgive me for again splitting an event into two posts, but some events are just deserve two posts. :)
The weeks before my sister’s wedding, Sarah, was full of preparation for the big day. I had the two weeks before off from work due to Christmas break so it worked out well for me to help out.
I love wedding projects and was glad to help out with a few…
Sarah saw a picture of an aisle runner that she loved and put me in charge of recreating it, so with some help from my dad and my other sister, Trisha, we were able to make a similar one.
Many hours were spent punching circles out of gold bags and gluing them onto fishing wire… it was a labor of love. It was a nice touch for above the dance floor. These were equivalent to the tissue balls from my wedding… a lot of work, but a nice touch. It is still up for debate what project took more love.
The day before the big day, Trisha and I hosted a Bridal Luncheon for Sarah, her bridal attendants and some special family members.
After rehearsal, we celebrated with dinner.
All the girl cousins…
Sisters… this should probably replace my picture of my sisters and I that is on the side of my blog since that picture was taken 6 years ago at Trisha’s wedding rehearsal.
We went back home to all get our beauty sleep and then we were ready for Sarah & Trevor’s Wedding Day!!!
It all started at the hair salon…
We had a wonderful lunch at our friends’ house. I love this picture of my mom and us.
I love the hanger that she bought for her dress to be displayed on. She got it from this great etsy shop. Isn’t it adorable!?
Here she is…beautiful!
And all tucked in the car ready to meet her groom!
More to come!
The final Christmas post! If you’re sick of the Christmas posts, don’t worry- I am too. But one more…just one more!
First up… Christmas Eve
We always celebrate Christmas Eve with my family, beginning with a delicious dinner, then attending my favorite church service of the year- a candlelight service, and present opening to end the night.
Tommy was just a little bit excited about Christmas and Henry was more into eating Christmas goodies than opening presents.
This is the only picture that I have of myself during Christmas…so here it is, for better or for worse…
The famous poinsettia wrapping paper. My dad is in charge of wrapping his own gifts. He bought this paper on sale about 10 years ago and it is still around! Little did I know that one of my favorite gifts was wrapped in this beautiful paper- a Kindle!
On Christmas morning, we woke up and took off to Canada to celebrate Christmas with Dan’s family.
We were both very excited to give this gift. Can’t say that O loved it, but he was a good sport and modeled it for us. Isn’t it adorable!?
I was in charge of creating a scavenger hunt for people to find one of their gifts. It took me a while to figure how to make a hunt for 7 adults without having it be too simple or ridiculous. But, I found some cute clip art from lettering delights and put my creativity to work.
Clue #1- They had to unscramble the letters on the ornaments of the tree.
Clue #2- Each person had different clip art cut outs with letters to unscramble on them.
Clue #3- Each stocking hat had two letters on it- the letter for the word was the letter that comes between those two (confused?)
I had a good time watching people fly around the house and outside searching for their clues and presents.
We also celebrated Dan and his sister, Rachel’s birthday, shopped the Boxing Day sales, and played an intense game of Monopoly.
Dan’s high school friends live all over the place so it isn’t very often that everyone is able to get together…but there was one day that worked out for everyone. It was great to see everyone!
It was indeed a merry Christmas!