Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Time!

So, I'm back after a lovely Christmas. We spent time with my family and Kevin's family and just at home relaxing. It was so great to have a week off work, and to sleep in, and be with my man with nothing to do...

Here's some video's from our family Christmas parties, filmed with my new birthday Zumi!

I made Kevin's mom a quilt for Christmas. When his Grandpa passed away, Grandma was giving away some of his things to the grandchildren, and Kevin and I got a bunch of his old dress-shirts. They didn't fit, and I knew we needed to do something special with them. The quilt - it wasn't perfect at all, but I'm very pleased with how it turned out. You can see it a bit in the above video (at about 1:10)...

And my family! My little nephew Ben is so cute with his cookie indecision:

What a great Christmas.

Friday, December 24, 2010

O Holy Night

Our church had our first Christmas Eve service tonight, and it was so beautiful...
I hope you get the blessing of spending these days surrounded by people you love. Merry Christmas, everyone!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Last-minute gift wrapping...

You're probably done all your Christmas shopping by this time, but if you haven't wrapped everything yet, I've got some ideas for you!

And lastly, this is what Kevin and I are doing for our gift wrap this year. We used the stencils that we bought for this project and thrift-shop piano music:
(here and here)

Happy wrapping!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Concert & Sing Along

Our church is attempting to build a well during Advent this year. It's huge goal ($5000) for a small church, but I think we can do it!

Last night we had a fundraiser - our 'Christmas Concert & Sing Along', featuring a concert by the amazing local band Bruekke.
There was a great turnout, the music was unbelievable, and it was just great to sing Christmas carols together after the concert. You can see a few pictures here.
These cute Christmas words were inspired by this post. Don't they look cute? Christmas songs just have the best lyrics...Anyways, the night was a total success, and we raised $3000! Here's a little video from the concert. You can find out more about Bruekke here.