I finished a couple pretty quick and easy projects in the last few weeks. First off, I have had these cupboard doors kicking around in my garage for a long time (Aaron kept trying to get rid of them). My sis-in-law Sara snagged them for me when my in-laws remodeled their kitchen- I had a vision:). I finally got around to doing something with them. So here is what I came up with for the boys' room. I think they turned out pretty cute (or cool, I should say).
And since I have pretty much nothing for Valentine's Day, I made this burlap banner I found on a blog (try to ignore the hand prints on the mirror, they really show up more in pictures and I was too lazy to wash it and then take more pictures...) It was really cheap and easy to make, and it has glitter on it, so of course I like it.
It's been 9 years since this day. Crazy! It's been almost 16 years since we first me, 13 since our first date, 11 since I realized he was my best friend, and 10 years since our first kiss. It took us a while to get us to where we are now, but I wouldn't have it any other way- he really is the best.
Christmas was really fun this year, I was really excited for it. Tanner and Dallin are at such a fun age, they were so excited about Christmas and still believe in everything. I hope it lasts awhile longer. It's sad, but I don't ever remember believing in Santa Claus, and apparently when I was 5 I told a friend that Santa Claus was dead (Isn't that terrible? And maybe a little bit funny?). I don't remember saying that, but my friend's mom called my mom and told her all about it. Anyways, back to our Christmas. Christmas Eve we got our traditional Papa John's pizza and rootbeer. The boys were excited because they each got their own glass bottle of rootbeer with a straw (yes, they are easy to please). We watched a movie, and then they got to open their Christmas pajamas. After they were all dressed we got in the van and went to the Portland International Raceway and checked out the light display there. The kids really liked it- it was actually pretty good.
Such cute little goobers!
Yes, everyone is smiling if you can believe it.
Christmas morning was a lot of fun, we opened presents and Santa even sent the kids on a scavenger hunt. Complete with rhyming clues on Christmas paper. Everyone was excited with what Santa brought them.
Brookie especially loved her new dollhouse- I really like it too:)
A tiara and chocolate, what else does a girl need?
(Can you tell we just woke her up?)
Christmas afternoon we headed up to Edgewood for the week. My whole family was there visiting- yeah! We were also able to see quite a bit of the Van Gieson side of the family as well. We had a really good time visiting everyone, except the last 1/2 of the trip was a bit of the disappointment. Tanner, Dallin, and I got a really nasty stomach flu. The poor boys were really sick. By the time we were all feeling better it was time to go home. I am still feeling sad that we weren't able to spend as much time with everyone as we had hoped.
Brookie loved her coat from Grandma!
A random wig from the Van Giesons- just had to throw that one in there.
Brookie and Isaac. They need to work a little on their friendship. Poor Brooke couldn't keep anything in her hands without Isaac taking it away- even a package of boring wipes. Darn that pecking order.
Although they did bond a little in the old fireplace.
We had our annual Buchanan family Christmas party, here are most of Grandma B's great-grandkids. She'd be so proud.
Kylee and Brookie looking cute.
Checking out Grandma's new inside the human body book with Aunt Sara. The boys were very interested in all the "guts". It's a pretty cool book.
This is how Brooke spent the majority of the holidays, eating chocolate. I think she has a bit of a problem. You know it's bad when you can hear your 1 year old singing to her babies in bed, and the one and only word to the song is chocolate. "Choc-o-late, choc-o-late..."
Minus the puking at the end, we had a great time, just take it from Dallin.
I went to my monthly craft night last night, and this is the craft that we made. I think it turned out really cute. It is supposed to be a Valentine's day decoration, but I am going to be hanging it up in our bedroom. I painted the board black, then with crackle paint, then painted antique white over the top. Then I stenciled on the words and the little "swirlies" at the bottom. The decoration in the middle is an iron piece that I painted with white and black, then screwed on.
I just had to add this little picture, because I thought it was so cute! Don't you wish you had fur lined leopard print boots and a denim mini skirt? Or maybe you do ;).