Monday, December 07, 2009

a couple ideas...

Need some simple Christmas ideas? "Simple" is all I seem to be capable of lately, so if you're anything like me then here you go.

First, these little Christmas gift tags. I downloaded this kit from House of 3, printed the tags off, cut them out, inked the edges, then stapled on a little bag topper. (that I created myself using House of 3 brushes.)

And second, these simple Christmas postcards using this kit from House of 3 as well. I love it! So simple and cute, and since the House of 3 graphics are so amazing, it looks alot more impressive than it really was to make. Love that!

I'm just enjoying my Monday afternoon. All 3 girls are playing nicely, the house is (pretty) clean and I'm just getting ready for my week ahead. I wish I could say that I don't have that much going on, but that is not the case! My plan is to just take it one day at a time. I'd loooove to get all my Christmas shopping done this week, but we'll see if that actually happens.

I can't believe that 2009 is coming to an end. I need to go through all of my pictures from this year and reflect on everything that we've done as a little family. It is hard for me to imagine not having Kherington...she just fits in with us so perfectly, I can't believe she's only been with us for a few months. I love checking on her at night and seeing her sleeping with her little bum up in the air. It is just so dang cute. (my mom always told me I used to sleep that way, too.) She is precious.

And Payton has become such a big girl in this past year. She is getting tall and skinny and no longer has that "chubbiness" that little kids have that I just love so much. But she is becoming such a sweet girl and such a wonderful little helper to me. She is very sensitive and kind and has developed a conscience (yay!). She's feels bad if she knows she's done something wrong, or hurt someone's feelings...she always apologizes so sincerely. :)

And Gabby. Oh, what to say about my little Gabby? She is the epitomy of "naughty and nice". One minute she'll be downright nasty and then next minute she'll say, "Thank you, mommy. You're the best mommy in the whole wide world." which makes me completely forget how nasty she was just seconds before. I love bedtime when Gray and I take turns singing and tickling her back...she just loves to be loved. And we love to love her.

Last night I spent who knows how long reading Stephanie's blog, and I am always moved to tears as I read about her life, her struggles, her accident. Seeing what she has overcome just makes me so grateful for all that I have in my life, for the little things that make me who I am. If you've never read her blog, go now. I promise you'll be changed for good.

And now, if my kids will let me, I think it is time for a nap. And tonight, the Christmas baking begins.

Tal xo


Lindsay Bateman said...

great ideas Tal! So inspiring, and I cannot get enough of HO3 creative genious and I love that you can shop 24/7!! haha.

Also, TOTALLY hear you about Steph's blog. She is incredible, in more ways than i can even begin to speak about. I totally think about her and her life, vision, spirit, and attitude ALOT. She is so amazing. Definitly a blog that everyone must read at one time or another, for sure. :)

Louise Williams said...

that's so cute! funny too, both our blogs are called the same thing! :D

Starr Mercer said...

You've convinced me to purchase those H of 3 kits now. Thanks for the inspiration!!!