Thursday, January 1, 2009

Holiday Recap

I guess I fell off the blogging bandwagon this past month.

December started and I found all these cute crafts for me and for my little ones to work on.

And then life got crazy.

We had a big health scare with our little guy involving falling off the couch, a concussion, something worrisome showing up on his CAT scan, an MRI of his brain and finally after a week and a half of stress, a clean bill of health.

As quickly as this major scare popped up, it was gone again. Thank goodness. But it left us feeling more gratitude for what we have. We spent the holidays the way we should have anyway. We spent the holidays counting our blessings, loving and appreciating our family and remembering our Savior and His love and blessings.

It was nice.

I did get some crafting and sewing done but I'm just gonna have to wait until next year to post pictures of the Christmasy stuff!

I will post a picture of my finished Blackberry Pie quilt that I gave to my mom for Christmas, though.

Since my mom is also a quilter and since she's the one with the big quilting machine, I gave it to her as an unfinished top. I hated to do that but.... I did. I LOVE how it turned out.

As far as presents go, my hubbie spoiled me. He stuck to my wish list. :) Usually he likes to take my suggestions and then use his own creativity to get me different stuff. That's fine and I always appreciate his thought. But it was fun that he actually got me what I asked for this year.

I got some GREAT books. This one is my favorite so far. Amanda Soule has a great blog too. This book has already given me some great ideas for playing with my kids, encouraging their imagination and being inspired by their natural creativity. I'd definitly reccommend this book to any mother of young children.

I also got these two books which I've begun to devour also. Fun stuff.

I hope you all had wonderful holidays. I've enjoyed seeing how others spent the holidays and reading about all the resolutions out there. I LOVE New Years and am formulating my own resolutions as we speak. I'll post about them soon.


jacquie said...

blackberry pie... now that's a name for a quilt. it's beautiful...talent runs in your family. happy new year!!

Nancy said...

Blackberry Pie is beautiful.

Paula said...

Beautiful quilt Erica! And way to go Hyrum on the gifts!

rachel griffith said...

oh you're poor little guy!!!
i'm SO happy that he's fine!!!

you're blackberry pie is absolutely gorgeous.

Wendy said...

Happy to see your blackberry pie quilt. Love it! Your mom is SO blessed. Thankful your son is well. Happy New Year!