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Saturday, November 20, 2010

So we made our desicion..

We actually got to go in that apartment today, and I think we have decided to just stay in our apartment..
when we really got to look at it we saw that there are wholes in the ceiling, one of the windows is cracked and doesn't lock (which would be bad since we would be one the ground floor), the mirrorin the bathroom was smaller than ours and messed up on the bottom, and there weretiny whole everywhere that they had intentionally put there to stick insense (sp?) in and burn (we know this because there were still some sticks in the wholes).. Oh and also the hardwood floors had not been taken care of so they were not as nice as we thought. It is just too much hassle and money for someting that's no better than what we already have.. But on the bright side.. I get to start decorating for Christmas!!

Today Grace and I started ourfirst craft.. I helped her do hand turkeys :) She did one for her the journal I started or her, one as a keepsake, one for my mom, one for Chris' mom, and one for my dad. That is our little Thanksgiving surprise for them :) That was her first craft and I am so proud of her :)
Pretty soon we are going to do a hand print wreath, hand print reindeer, and a Christmas countdown chain :)

Tomorrow is Chris' 22nd birthday.. we got him some Axe body wash lol. I know that isn't much, but I bought him a gamer chair awhile back as his bday present, so he's not expecting anything. We are going to his mom's because she is making him his favorite cake. I am also going to do my last bit of Christmas shopping.. I'm going to Target, Bath and Body Works, and Rue 21.. after that I will have everything except the stocking stuffers, but since hat is mostly food I am waiting until closer to Christmas for that.

UPDATE: I did a little decorating while Grace was taking a nap, and then when she got up we did the Christmas crafts I wanted to do.


I have seen this one somewher before, but it wasn't painted.. it was cut out handprints. I wanted her actual handprints instead of just cut outs, and we added some fingerprint berries lol.

This is Rudolph. I came up with this on my own last year.. I helped my brother and sister each make one for my mom, and now it was Grace's turn :) She moved her hand, so Rudolph looks a little on the hefty side lol, but I still love it :)

You can't see it, but I drew a number on each ring and the last ring says "Christmas!" Each day (after Thanksgiving) we will remove one ring to show that we are one day closer to Christmas. I have been doing this craft since I was a kid.

If anyone knows of any other fun Christmas crafts please let me know!


We don't have a mantle, so our stockings are on the wall lol. Ollie's is the Grinch one, Chris' is the Stewie one, Grace's is the pink one with the snowman, and mine is the pink with zebra.

1 comment:

  1. Those are cute. I really like the reindeer. Sami used to move her hands when we did the hand print are. She also did a Christmas wreath just like that when she was in daycare. We do hand print Santas every year. I will text you a pic later. We got our family ornaments today! =) I can't wait to start decorating!!!