Thursday, December 3, 2009


Well yesterday - we broke our annual tree adventure tradition. Every year - since i've been married to Dean - his family had driven up to Soda Springs Idaho (a 2 1/2 hour drive) the day after Thanksgiving to buy permits and cut down our CHristmas trees. There is lots of sledding/snow/and hiking to find the perfect tree - it literally is an all day adventure - and the kids LOVE it. But this year had to be a little different. Dean's parents and brother and his family were moving that weekend - so we rescheduled and tried to go yesterday - by the time we were able to leave it was just too late - soooooooo we decided to go to a tree farm in Mountain Green - so we could still have the cutting down experience and the 'fresh' tree. So we ventured up there - there were hundreds of trees to choose from - but i think we found the best one there - Dean won't admit it because i chose it - but it is the best. And the kids LOVED it because there was an empty birds nest nestled on one of the branches and they are so excited to put little tiny ornaments in it! First mama (that would be me) had to go buy myself a christmas present - i got this FABULOUS Eddie Bauer coat ( i got it in black)- its down and is for temps 0-20 F and it worked - it was freezing up there - it was only 26 degrees - so this coat was perfect - now i need to wrap it up and put it under the tree!

Now onto some craftiness- this is a layout i did with GCD Studios new Christmas line called 'Christmas Sleigh' - love the bright colors! And this Christmas layout i did using the Loverly line - probably one of my faves. And the yummy jewel swirls are from ZVA. I did some gold leaf flocking on the edges and love the extra touch!
Okay - there is another giveaway over on the GCD blog - it GREAT one - i know there is alot of you out there who loves Scarlet Lime kits - well they have included some of the new Artsy Urban collection in this months kit and GCD is giving one away so go check out the blog and leave a comment for your chance to win.

Well - i'm going to be in trouble if the lights aren't on the tree when to boys get home from school - they are looking forward to decorating it tonight! Thanks for stopping by!



1 comment:

laterg8r said...

we love cutting down our tree too :D

cute coat, love that you are already wearing it :D

great LO's :D