Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Home for the Holiday

I am so glad and blessed that my family only lives about an hour and fifteen minutes away from where I live at school. It makes coming home to visit easy and very doable often. This semester though after moving into the new house I have not had as much time to travel back home as I would like. Its just more convenient to stay in the house since I have everything I need there. So when I get an opportunity like Thanksgiving Break I jump on the fact that I can spend time with my family and be back in my home town. I arrived late last night to surprise my mother and sisters and boy were they surprised. I also received a surprise from my family. About 4 years ago I received a huge laptop as a gift for starting my senior year in high school and dual enrolling in college. The laptop was wonderful but it was absolutely huge and the battery was not efficient. I still used it for the 4 years diligently and loved every moment with it. When I got home they escorted me to the guest room where I would be staying and low and behold there was a new laptop in a box with a bow on it just for me. There was also a card from my dad which made me tear up as I read it. Below is a picture of both of my laptops my old one on the right and my new one on the left.

Needless to say, I love it! Its still something I am getting used to but it will definitely work a lot better for what I need.

I am also finished with the scarf that I was making for a really good friend's mother. It came out beautifully and I believe will be a very nice wear especially in Florida when it does not get that cold but mostly just chilly.

I also started a scarf for myself which is something that I do not do that often. I usually just make things for others but this time I found a pattern that I really liked and had some cotton yarn left over that I wanted to use.

Other then that I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend with my family doing all sorts of different things. Until next time...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

New Holiday Experiences

The Holidays bring about so many new things for me this year. If you have kept up with my very few posts you will know that I have recently moved into a house with 4 wonderful friends while we are at school. We are so excited to be able to decorate our house for Christmas this year, with a tree, lights, garland, stockings, and so much more. We also decided this year to take "family" photos and create a Christmas Card to send to our family and friends. We had considered doing one a few years back but was not able to get one done because of the craziness of being in college. This year we have a wonderful opportunity to do so! My roomate Brittany's boyfriend Michael is a wonderful photographer and offered to take photos of us in front of our house in October. We finally got the pictures back and are now going to be creating Christmas Cards. We are going to be using which is my favorite online photo shop. Thanks to shutterfly I am able to have things like a photo book, my photo wall, and many other things. This is not a website that should be kept to myself so please go check out some of their amazing products!

Christmas card to

holiday photo cards to

upload pictures to

calendar to

Hanukkah cards to

personalized mug to

Choose your own card/invitation and URL from our Cards & Stationery page

Hopefully I will be blogging again soon!!