Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I'm a cotton-headed ninny-muggins

Happy Holidays everyone! We did our final trip to the mall today. Basically just for fun :P I know, who goes to the mall two days before xmas for fun? Apparently we do. We live so close and the sales are so insane that I just had to pick up a few winter tops for Sarah at Children's Place and the Gap. After a few goes on the rides there (Sarah loves the pretend rollercoaster- makes me nauseous) and some McD's for the little one, we headed to the grocery store for some last minute ingredients. I host Christmas Eve at our home. I like to make a simple lasagna with mushrooms marinated in red wine on the side. It's filling, fast, and leaves some room for hot cocoa and cookies in front of the fireplace!

Check this out to see Sarah and I on the news! We visited Portrait Bug to take photos with the most amazing Santa. Sarah usually refuses to sit on Santa's lap and will cry the whole way through. But this year, because she was able to hang out with him and he was super sweet to her, she actually sat for a few photos. And guess what! ABC World news was there doing a story on Santa and actually used her photo and footage :D

Here's a great FREE calendar from the awesome people at Mibo. I found it on someone's blog but, of course, I opened the link and then closed the blog window, so I have no idea who to give credit for the great find. But it was too awesome not to share!

I decided to share my Dec 08 month in the life mini album a few pages at a time. I fell in love with Christine Middlecamp's minialbum, but since I couldn't take her class all the way over here in NY, I did my very own take on it. The October Afternoon papers are just awesome to work with. I loved every minute of making it. I think there might be a few more 'month in the life' books in my future! I wanted to do a daily album, but I knew the pressure of taking a photo everyday and making 31 pages wouldn't work for me and my short attention span. :P

Have a wonderful holiday, everyone! Hug your loved ones tight and enjoy every single moment. Even when you want to pull your hair out and get back into bed with the cookies you just made since no one deserves them but you :P :P :P I kid!! Merry Christmas!

Quote of the Day: Elf


Debbi T said...

What a gorgeous, delightful mini you created, and how cool was that video of you and Sarah with Santa! What a memorable experience! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Char said...

I absolutely Love this paper!! And your little mini shows off this paper to its full beauty!!! Merry Christmas !!!

Kristin said...

The mini is fantastic! Thanks for the link!

Breanne Crawford said...

look at you on the news you celeb you ;) and as always, amazing scrappage. i bow down ;) merry christmas to you and your fam!

scrappermimi said...

What a cute mini and your daughter looked too cute with Santa. Have a great Holiday!

Brenda Hurd said...

your crazy shopping that close to christmas! I can't see the santa footage for some reason - its just blank - but how fun. Your album is amazing - and your LT kit layouts are absolutely FAB! Merry CHristmas!

Jill said...

How cool is that video? I love how your daughter opens her hands just before answering the question. SO cute!

Lisa said...

Can't wait to see the pages coming up--the ones today are darling! Merry Christmas! Hope it's a great one for your and your family. Here's a quote for you: "You smell like beef and cheese--you don't smell like Santa!"

Anonymous said...

Love the mini!!!! I am going to watch the video in a bit, i bet she is adorable! Merry Christmas!!

Anilu Magloire said...

OMG, that mini is to die for!
You are goooood!!!!

Have a wonderful time this Christmas :)

~Sasha Farina~ said...

Merry Xmas Alexis :) *hugs*

Tracy said...

how cool that you and Sarah were on the news. What a GREAT-looking Santa, too.

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