Sunday, November 1, 2009

Back to blogging . . . it's been a while!

This may be a long post, I have lots to share!

Last weekend I spent Saturday with my husband and kids at Elephant Rocks State Park. If you have never been, you should go! It was a great day - the trees were beautiful, the rocks are

amazing and the company couldn't have been better. The drive was about 1 1/2 hours, but it was scenic the whole way. We packed a picnic lunch and ate at the van before taking our climb up the rocks. The view from the top was spectacular! It was a nice relaxing day - something we don't get to experience very often.

On that Sunday I hosted my Thanksgiving stamp class and had six attendees. We had a great time making five different Thanksgiving themed projects. On the acorn card, the bottom of the acorn is the ornament punch upside down and the top of the acorn is a wide oval punch with a little bit taken off the bottom with the scalloped border punch. Very simple, but very cute! I have seen several ideas for the ornament punch that have nothing to do with Christmas. It is nice to know that that punch can be used all year long!
I needed to make Halloween treats for Holly's volleyball team (Mark is the coach) so I used the idea from my Halloween class and came up with yet another Halloween bag. I used the same idea for the faces from the Dracula bag that we had made but instead cut out 3 1/2 inch ovals and made pumpkins. These turned out to be really cute and they were super easy!

While I was on a roll, I made this little bag for my niece and nephew. Of course this year, only my nephew will be able to eat the candy!

On Saturday, we ran around all day between First Communion Class, Volleyball and lots of shopping for Sunday. Then spent the evening sitting around our firepit with a good friend while our kids all trick-or-treated. It was a Harry Potter and Star Wars theme this year. Macy and her friend Anna were both Darth Vader and Holly was Hermione Granger. Holly's friend Kaitlin was Princess Leia.
This Sunday, Macy made her first communion. We were all dressed up and looking sharp for the service. Just three kids made their first communion - Macy, Kailip and Sarah. Macy did great and we enjoyed a mini reception after the service with friends. My mom was at our house making Macy's requested lunch for her special day - turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans and crescent rolls. Lots of leftover treats from Halloween for dessert. Thanks to all for the first communion gifts!
Whew!!! That was a lot. Just thinking about it makes me kind of tired.

My next stamp class will be a Christmas Class on November 20 and 22. Let me know if you would like to attend. The Friday class is at 7:00 and the Sunday class is at 2:00.
That is it for me, for now! Thanks for stopping by!
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