November and December have been SO HECTIC. Oh man, crafting Christmas presents must begin much much earlier than Fall. For the men in Carl's family (and Drew, my soon-to-be-brother-in-law :), we made ties and for the women (and Shnooks) I made purses. My parents' Christmas present was foiled by my poor planning on one-hour photos NOT printing 11x14 photographs. So they will get their present in April when my mom comes to Milwaukee. Woot. For the kidlets, Rylee got a personalized fuzzy blanket, Ellie got fuzzy slippers, and Ben got some magnetic fish and fishing pole.
I wish I got a picture of everything, but I failed when I was rushing like a mad woman to get gifts completed and mailed off. Here are a few pictures of the giftings:
|5 of the 6 purses|
|Personalized labels for the purses and ties. Hard to read?|
|This is easier :)|
|Yay! Our growing family!|
|Finally, a family photo!|
I'll admit, the 3:00 pm sun was not our friend. Not only are we extra glowy and shadowy, but my sister and I hardly look half asian anymore. Even my dad looks of asian descent haha. I also got to have a little family picture of Carl, Ezra, and I taken (and baby bump too).
|Favorite boys :) Plus Ezra is doing his famous cheeser face :)|
Christmas was so enjoyable this year. It was low key, exactly what Carl and I needed. I thoroughly enjoyed crafting presents for everyone too- I really got to think about each person when thinking of gifts (ok, the guys were gypped with the identical ties I suppose). I had fun, but like I said before, I'm starting WAAAAAAY earlier next year if I decide to craft again for gifts.
Happy New Year, everyone! May 2012 be even better if possible :)