Today is our Christmas... take a peek.... :)

Today our family is celebrating Christmas!  My brain is too fried to write something cohesive... so...
here are my thoughts in bullet form :)

-To help you understand the context of this day and these photos... JJ and I didn't go to bed last night.  We have been so busy this December, all Christmas gift prep was left till this week.  I've had just a couple nights that ended before 3 am in the last several weeks.  Today I am full of joy, but in a complete fog!

-Jeremy COMPLETELY surprised me with a gift that I've been asking for since our first year of marriage... so absolutely amazingly sweet.

-We painted our living room two weeks ago... I've been wanting to show you, but haven't had time.

-My house is anything but clean today, and I need to do laundry, pack for trip to KS, finish family's gifts, wrap presents for trip, and be festive!

-Jeremy is currently dead to the world.

-It's sunny today...YEA... and it makes the girls' room look lovely.

-JJ and I made the girls cardboard box cages for their animals, pretend mail, and LOTS of little notebooks to draw and write stories in.

-I am overwhelmed by the sacrifice God made to come to earth as a child... to keep his promise and send a Savior...  "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."  Thank you, Lord.

Blessing to you this Christmas... and may you know the true joy of the season that comes from a relationship with Christ, the Savior of the world...


Sticker, Seals, or Washi Tape! ... just in time for Gift Wrapping

Awhile back, I did a post about how to make your own mini washi tape.... Well, today I have some more free printable patterns for you to use with that tutorial... some Christmas patterns!

I also wanted to show you some other ways you can use the patterns printing on labels to make stickers, seals, and some medium sized Washi tape. 

First off...
Print on round labels to make envelope seals or gift wrapping stickers:

Print on 1" x 2 5/8" return address labels to make medium sized Washi tape.  Great for cheering up a simple wrapping job.   To make these, you can refer to my other tutorial on Mini Washi Tape.  The only  difference is that after you've printed and cut the edges with pinking shears, then you cut the labels in half length-wise.  Easy enough... and super cute!

Here are your Free Printable Christmas Patterns:
To Save, just click on the pattern and save the full-sized version.  It will be a .jpeg... Open in an word processing program/or design program/or even a simple preview window and print onto label paper!
I'd love to hear your plans for these patterns... leave a comment and let me know!

Just please remember... Patterns are for personal use only and may not be sold, distributed, or used for profit of any kind.


Sadie Pie Small Fry is 3

Today is my Sadie's birthday :) .... 
She is a joy.
She is a blessing.
She is our little miracle. 

I sat down with the girls after I put V to bed, and looked at pictures of Sadie from the day she was born.  Sometimes I forget, that she was that itty bitty baby that God protected... our little miracle.

Today I am overwhelmed once again, as I think about what the Lord has done.  There is always a twinge of pain, when I look back... But the God has taken that pain and drown it out with joy and thankfulness. Today I praise the Lord not only for my little Sadie, but for his amazing faithfulness. 

"I will remember the deeds of the LORD;  yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.  I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.” Psalm 77:11-12

You can read Sadie's Story (The Twins Story) here...  :)


oh, my... missing patterns!

I realized this morning that the file I linked for you to download yesterday was missing some of the patterns! I fixed it :)  Just wanted to let you know! 

And because I can't post without a picture of some sort... here are a couple more photos from the Kansas photo shoot last week :)  Enjoy!


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