Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Pics

Here are some pictures of christmas at our house and the gifts I made (kind-of).......

Christmas Eve

coming down the hall on christmas morning (to see the gifts from santa on the couch)

another christmas eve picture

Brooks sporting his new florida football jersey (he's not a florida fan, he just wants ANY kind of football jersey he can get :)

the big mysterious gift for Caroline (which turned out to be a gymnastics beam)

Caroline with one of her DIY magazine gift bows on her head

Caroline and her tu tu I made her (she told me she wanted one....?)

brooks being silly with the sweater headband and flower he gave me

here's what i found wrapped up under the tree: my biology dissection specimens!  Thank you, Mom! ;)

Alright....here are the DIY gifts I made.......
for caroline, I made a tu-tu.  We measured her waist, sewed a piece of elastic together, and cut out different colors of tulle, and then tied them around the waist band.

These are notebooks I made for the boys.  I bought Sports Illustrated magazines from the thrift store (3 for 99 cents!), and cut out different figures, pictures, and phrases/quotes.  then I took a regular composition notebook, and Mod-Podge matte glue, and decoupaged the pieces of paper onto the notebook.  **To decoupage, I used a sponge brush, dipped it in the glue, and put glue on a section of the notebook.  after covering the entire front/back (whichever side you are working on), I put another layer of glue on top of it all.**   I even cut out letters from the magazines to spell out their names, and put it on the cover of the notebook.  I decoupaged the front and back of the notebooks.

For mom, I painted this sign using a regular canvas and acrylic paints.  I got my inspiration from a sign at Hobby Lobby.

caroline and I did this together.  he said he wanted posters for his clinic, so that when his patients were looking up from the little exercise beds, they would see these pictures.  So mom ordered him some of the ones that Caroline, my mom, or I had taken, and there you have it!

mom thought this one would be funny over a patient's head :)

she thought this one was cute/funny also :)

so that's what the holidays have been like here.  If you haven't, you should check out my previous post and watch the videos of my brothers playing just dance 2 and playing with their RC helicopters.

also.... to the right of this post, their should be a widget entitled "contribute to the well" or " help build a well".  you can directly contribute to the well for world vision by clicking on the button that says "chip in".   You can also put this widget on your blog, or just post it, by clicking on "copy".  Please help advertise the well, and so people know about this amazing thing God is doing.  thank you soooooo much!!!

~Anna Leigh

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