Sunday, December 11, 2011

Homemade Christmas










My favorite way to celebrate Christmas is with the family. This year is even more special because the family has gotten bigger. There's now 10 of us to spend time together, simply enjoying each other's company.

Of course it wouldn't be any fun unless there were Christmas crafts thrown in.

I planned out 5 different ornaments to make. The dining room turned into a diy craft party.

I lost count of how many times we all laughed. We painted, glittered, glued, wrapped and cut until masterpieces were created.

I have a feeling that this is the start of a tradition!

23 comments:

Mari said...

What fun you guys have! I love this idea, and also the love that shows in these pictures!

Formerly known as Frau said...

Love it and all the smiles around the table! Such a wonderful tradition to start with your new family! Have a wonderful week!

Brian Miller said...

nice...how cool is that? love the buddy the elf!!! we need to do more crafts...we have been all about the cookies this year...

blueviolet said...

I absolutely love that you did this. What a wonderful tradition to start!

Jeanette Levellie said...

Oh, how lovely! Wish I was part of this fun!

Helene said...

What fun!!!!!! It looks like a tradition that everyone will love!

MissKris said...

How fun! :-)

Rae said...

Love it! You have a beautiful family.

Deborah Ann said...

What a great idea! I love doing something when family gathers. Crafts, playing cards or board games - something about working together really adds to the joy.

Have a Merry Christmas! It looks like you already are...

Nezzy said...

Oh girl, those beautiful faces with those wonderful smiles say it all.

There's just something about a homemade Christmas that makes everything super special!

God bless and have yourself an outstanding day!!!

BTW: I'm hostin' a giveaway...ya'll come!

Dawna said...

Beautiful family.. what a lovely way to enjoy each others company and share in the spirit of Christmas! great fun:)

Connie said...

I love this post. What is better than doing things with family.

Ina in Alaska said...

Now I know the Simone I am familiar with is BACK! The ornament party looked like a lot of fun and every one looks very good! Wonderful, this is the reason for the season. Merry Christmas dear Simone! xo

Sweet Tea said...

The precious gift of T-I-M-E!
You guys have honed in on a very important portion of Christmas. Great memories in the making and a very "crafty" family. New talents discovered?

Ina in Alaska said...

Hi Simone! I am back cuz I just want you to know I was in NJ --- have to fly from Newark to Seattle, have a short layover, then off to ANC... if I am ever in Portland I will be sure to let you know! xo

God Is Enthralled By Your Beauty said...

This is such a 'serendipitous' moment finding you. Yes, I did read your profile and thought, how 'serendipitous' to discover a glimpse of who you are through a comment thread on our precious friend Debby's, Heavenly Humor blog.
I am now following you! God bless you!
~ Teresa

Lin said...

How fun! Next year, decorate cookies.

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

What a wonderful idea! It reminds me that crafts are not just for the very young kids. We all love that kind of stuff.

Happy Holidays!

Veronica Lee said...

What a wonderful tradition and how fun too!

Have a nice day, S!

Jill said...

Looks like a fabulous time and I just love all the crafts!

Blessings,
Jill

Leslie Payne said...

What a wonderful idea! I think you better be careful though...seems like a lot of your blogging friends want to be included next year. :0)

Anita said...

My kids and I have done something similar. Now if only we can get the husband/daddy to roll up his sleeves. :)

Annesphamily said...

Oh what fun! I love homemade ornaments! It looks like you created quite a few!

 

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