Not only is it Wednesday...it is a week and a half since I last posted! How in the heck did that happen??? To quickly catch you up on the comings and goings in my world...Thanksgiving was wonderful! It was probably the best I've ever had. I know you all are aware of the zaniness within my immediate family, ie me and mine...but we had to get it somewhere. Yep, we got it from my side of the family. My mother, brother, sister, spouses, children and friends all came to my house to celebrate. It's the first Thanksgiving I can remember that we all were together on the actual holiday. Laughter was plentiful... food was bountiful...hearts were grateful. Everything the holiday was meant to be.
The weekend was spent attempting to decorate for Christmas..."attempt" being the operative word. My mom came back on Friday night and we finished one tree...my favorite tree. The other tree that is the "main" tree...weeelllll, it is a little lacking...of ornaments. I will get it done. Just not sure when. After the decorating session with my mom, a couple of girlfriends came over and we spent the night doing the "girl" thing until the wee hours of the morning. Saturday consisted of a multitude of chores and errands then Sunday included a trip to Georgia to see my mom's new lake house. She had lunch prepared for Keri and me when we got there. We had a great visit but I then had a 2 hour drive home. After my late night the night before, coffee became my friend.
The lack of sleep hurt come Monday morning. Back to the old grind. But it is a short work week as I leave tomorrow afternoon for Boston with my ex-sister-in-law. We were quite the travel buddies back in the day. This will be the first trip we've shared in a long time. I'm really looking forward to it. There are rumors of snow and what a wonderful time as I'm sure the city will be beautifully decorated for the holiday season.
So there you have it, the reason for my absence. To top it all off I've been a scrapping fool as my Serendipity projects were due as well as a new challenge at These Are a Few of My Favorite Things. The current challenge at Fave Things is our favorite holiday. If you want to get in the holiday spirit...this would be the place to go. Inspiring layouts galore feature several different holidays but many revolve around Christmas. For my layout, I used the December I Deserve It All kit from Serendipity Scrapbooks to show my love of my mother's vintage Christmas. During the holidays, I can spend hours roaming around her house taking in all the ornaments of times gone by wondering about the stories behind them.
I know this is the busiest time of year but I hope you can find the time to play along with us. As always, there is a wonderful prize up for grabs.
Before I go, I will share one more layout from the Serendipity kit.
This kit is filled with gorgeous Webster's Pages papers, fabric tags and ribbons, plus Core'dinations cardstock, Kaiser pearls and rub-ons, Little Yellow Bicycle chipboard shapes and so much more. You will truly love this kit. But you might should hurry as I don't believe they will last long.
So here's an early wish for a happy weekend as my weekend starts early.