Sunday, December 6, 2009

and 26.2 miles to wrap it all up!

Whew... What a weekend! I had such a good time tho'...

Sit back and enjoy my quick wrap-up ~

My Mom was one of the most creative people that I knew! I have long felt that my Sister and my Daughter had carried on her creativity, until recently... I have begun to try my hand at different projects and continue to 'create' in the kitchen.

This weekend I made a Christmas decoration for each of my kids. I had found the bare trees at World Market and thought that perhaps I could make them a little more special. I used some toile and a couple of Christmas themed picks that had belonged to my Mom. I think they turned out pretty well!

The bare tree *BEFORE*

The tree *AFTER*

After completing my morning project it was off to my Sister's for her Ladies Christmas party. She has been hosting this party for many years and it is always a good time!

My Daughter & I - We clean up pretty well, huh?

Each guest brought a yummy dish to share

We have a 'gift exchange' with lots of STEALING...

Sunday morning I drove to downtown Sacramento to watch my son-in-law complete his first marathon. Chris met his goal time of under 4 hours (3:57:37) My daughter ran also (3:56:43); her 5th!! It was a very cold morning and I applaud them for being out there, running and FINISHING!!!

Erin & Chris before the race; in the DARK and very cold...

Here they are after finishing 26.2 miles!!!!!

Yeppa, it was a busy weekend!! Now, to prepare for a road trip up North to visit our Son in Washington!! The Fireguy works Sunday & Monday so I am responsible for getting everything ready. Hope I can get it all done!
Have a great week all... Maybe I will get to post a few "White Christmas" pictures...


Rita said...

A busy, but 'fun' weekend.

New England Girl said...

Congratulations on such successful marathons for both your daughter and son-in-law! :) I love the little tree you created. It's so sweet! :)

Stacy said...

Everybody looks so great! LOL...I'd love to be able to run a marathon with Seth (as in side by side, not 15 race corrals back, LOL) someday. Congrats to Erin and Chris!

Mrs. V said...

Best Mom award for the beautiful tree AND coming out in the freezing cold to support us! ♥ you! muah!

Katie-K said...

You sure had a busy weekend! The tree looks great, you are very creative.

Tell Tommy I said hi when you guys visit him!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Leslee... just wanted to stop by and say hi!
Goodness...I have been wanting to stop by for a while now!

Great to hear you are doing well...and what a fun Christmas get together! You and your daughter are beautiful :o)

Blessings & Aloha dear friend!

(Thank you for stopping by and love that you noticed that carseat and cover haha)

I meant to let you know that our daughter (at was having her first giveaway that ends at is of a personalized monogram that I do with the names.

I will be back... :o)

Kelly's Ideas said...

Great post - heard you got some snow up north this week.. I really enjoy this time of year and the stealing present game is the best.
Love to you.

Little Ms Blogger said...

I can't believe how great your daughter and son-in-law look after running the marathon.

Your Christmas party sounded fun.

Enjoy your travels to Washington and your holiday with your son.