Monday, December 29, 2008
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Thursday, December 25, 2008
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Monday, December 22, 2008
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Sunday, December 21, 2008
I have been making these things for years, so if you have seen them before I am sorry, but I thought I would share in case someone needs that last minute creative-looking gift. I totally cheated last minute with this one, but I usually double mat, stamp the messages and decorate with stamps and layers of paper and what have you. these were for Gibson's Primary teachers at church, so I wanted it more personal and had him put the pictures in!I KNOW you can figure it out- each takes 1/3 piece of card stock (cut on the long side- approx. 2 3/4 in), and a sheet of typing paper for the inner wallet. Half the typing paper (longways- 5 1/2 inches each), then lightly crease these in half again. Bring both edges to the crease and tape. slide in your four tea bags. I sometimes use a gift card for on of the pockets. fold them together so you know where to trim- when the tea bags are in, they are really puffy.
Make your front "plaque" and glue it over ribbon that goes all the way around and has room for a tie. pierce the inner wallets and cover so that you can string a small cord on the "binding" to hold the wallet together. Tie honey sticks in the ribbon for the "sweet" part. I have collected several "Tea" variations and have used these from Bridal showers on down! Good Luck! If you have questions, ask, or call!
Posted by Malsy (THE Moe of DMOE) at 11:58 AM
In another sweet moment, while we were at my Mother-in-law's that weekend, we were getting some stuff out of her attic and Gibson found this model that was Derick's first one, that he had saved up for an entire summer to buy and then built. It was falling apart, covered with dust and was originally put together with Elmer's glue (not model quality at ALL!) but Gibson loved it and Derick was so touched to see him going gaa-gaa over it. Gibson got to play with it while we were there, and then we took a few pictures, and then Gibson could pull off the parts he wanted to keep, and then the old ship was relegated to Davy Jones' locker, via the garbage.....
Posted by Malsy (THE Moe of DMOE) at 12:43 AM
Ever since I made the sweater for Delaney, Gibson has been begging me for a sweater with a fish on it. I have TRIED to find something that will work, but I don't think this is it! I am disappointed too, because it is an angelfish which has special significance to me and Gibson! I whipped this dishrag out in about an hour and a half, and gave it to a lady I visit teach. I was hoping that maybe with a darker color of yarn the contrast would show up more?? but I am afraid to invest in a WHOLE sweater and it not work out! Any ideas or suggestions are greatly appreciated!
Posted by Malsy (THE Moe of DMOE) at 12:24 AM
In November, Gibson's class had a publishing party where the kids got to read to us the stories that they have been writing and illustrating! Gibson is just exploding with writing and reading these last two months!! It is so exciting to see! Gibson's stories included ones of us decorating for Halloween, playing inthe crawl space, and one about finding a bat in the attic- which is fiction- for now!
Posted by Malsy (THE Moe of DMOE) at 12:19 AM
More photos of my Famb-ily and more money gone, but well spent. Michelle Wasden is a gifted and talented pho-tog, even though my children are SOO beautiful it CAN'T be that hard to get a good picture (LOL!)-personal brag moment- I knitted the purple sweater Delaney has on!!!!
Posted by Malsy (THE Moe of DMOE) at 12:06 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Everyone says-all kids cut their hair. But in November, Gibson was on a cutting kick, not to mention some deranged hate, lashing out, destructo rampage. I think the worst is over, but here is the funny part of the damage inflicted by the scissor-weilding psycho:
and for the not so fun moment- the hole gauged in the wall in a fit of who knows what with the same scissors- that really, he has LIMITED access to! Really, I swear!
Posted by Malsy (THE Moe of DMOE) at 11:55 PM
So for the first day of winter, I thought I might get around to posting about our fall. We always have a TON of leaves, and our next door neighbor always has a Spotless yard, riding his lawnmower to get the pesky suckers at least every other day. We have no riding lawnmower and Derick could careless about the leaves on our or our neighbor's yard- regardless if it kills our grass, because Derick really doesn't care much about that either... so you can guess how mortified I was and how mortified our neighbor's wife was when she called to ask us when we were gonna rake our leaves because her husband was upset because they were blowing onto his lawn.
We kinda hemmed and hawed a bit, but we got to it one Saturday, and guess what? it was the most blustery, windy, close to tornado weather ever. we would rake , pile and shove, and it would blow right back. AND THEN another gust would come up and blow it directly into our neighbor's yard. This went on for HOURS. I was singing "Don Quixote" for about two of those hours because everything we did just seemed so pointless. In these pictures you can actually see the line of demarcation of where our leaves- I mean lawn- stops and theirs starts.
oh, btw- our leaf blower wouldn't EVEN start for us- not like that day it woulda helped anyway against the gale-force winds, and our children were good for about 2 swipes with the special kid rakes I bought them (they were BEGGING to rake with us, pleading, taking the rakes our of our very hands!!!) and were back in the house yelling for drinks, movies and what have you every 10 minutes!!!
Posted by Malsy (THE Moe of DMOE) at 11:43 PM
Brooke began to panic and sob-"MY GIBSON! NO my GIBSON! Go get him mommy! Go get him back!" and proceeded to be sad for about 10 minutes that he was gone. Guess you gotta be careful what you wish for!!
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Saturday, December 13, 2008
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Wednesday, December 3, 2008
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