December Happenings

Wishing you all a New Year filled with joy.

At the beginning of this New Year I am reminded that I have neglected this blog as of late.  I didn't do too much sewing in December and what I started I didn't finish.  I also lost my camera, which has made me so mad/sad at myself and I am not sure when I can replace it.  In the meantime I'm borrowing Melissa's camera and Gord's phone as my replacement. 

I thought I'd post a few photos of our December to get you caught up and then hopefully shorter and more frequent posts for 2014.

We actually had snow.  Inside and out!

Trying something with snow, chocolate and candy canes.  The result was actually pretty tasty!

Using the snow as candy molds.

Squeezing the chocolate into the molds with ziploc bags.

Put it outside for a few minutes and then pop the chocolates out - yummy!

Zachary preferred to just eat the snow when we were finished.

We have a wintering hummingbird which is kind of rare around these parts.  During our cold snap I was thawing out the feeder four times per day.  It was worth it though!

Putting together a new puzzle.

Sewed up PJ pants for the oldest three.

Benjamin and I made this for Zachary.  It took a few secret sessions in the sewing room together but it really was fun.  The only sewing I did was to sew the 4 rectangles together.  The rest was using fusible web, fabric, markers and buttons.  The we stretched it over a canvas (Dollar Store).  Zachary loves it and Benjamin is quite proud of it too.

Made a star garland with the girls.

Every year we give the kids a bunch of new craft supplies.  I can't decide if it's a really good idea (they make pretty cool stuff) or if I am a sucker for punishment.  They. make. so. much. mess.

Suzanne, here is your picture.  I look like a dork and your welcome. :-)

And if you've made it this far I will show you the real reason for my lack of blogging this year.  8/12 months I have been putting my energy into growing a baby.  This is me on New Years Eve - 36 weeks, only 4 or so to go.  We are all very excited to meet this little one.

Do you like my scarf?  I do!  Thanks Karen - I will wear this one often.

Enjoy the rest of your New Years Day!


  1. Oh my goodness! Congratulations to you! I will look forward to hearing the good news soon. Your other children have gotten so big!

  2. Ahh!!! Finally! I can't believe you shared it on the blog before me. You're beautiful (with a bit of a dorky face)!
    Oh, and all the other stuff - thanks for sharing. I especially like the monkey canvas Benjamin made and the snow chocolates are a pretty cool idea.

  3. Okay, so you've kept that a secret a long time!!! Congratulations on your coming little one.

  4. Congratulations!!! What a blessing!

  5. I loved this post....except the part about the lost camera. Grr. But the pic of Zachary with his monkeys is so cute...and it's very cool that you and Ben made it!

  6. Wow, congratulations! What wonderful news. Best wishes for the last part of your pregnancy.

  7. Love all your photos - looks like you kept everyone busy! All the best in the last few weeks.

  8. Love the kids' crafts! So fun. Happy New Year - your tummy pic is so cute! Hope the last few weeks go well.

  9. Wow! How could you keep that a secret for so long?! congratulations! I enjoy your blog! Mary in Tennessee!