Sunday, January 6, 2008

Happy New Year!!!

Finally back to the blogging world! Did Christmas break go fast or what? I had so many things planned, but didn't get to do any of it!

We all had a wonderful Christmas!!! Lots of food, family and fun!!


I did, however, have a great time meeting up with some friends!!

I was in a Secret Santa swap with some girls from memory lane pa. We had the reveal on a Saturday afternoon and it was so much fun!! There is nothing like hanging out with a group of girlfriends!! Andrea (in the top picture) was my wonderful Santa and I was Sarah's (bottom picture) Santa. I got a little crafty and made them each a hand felted wool scarf! I actually made 4 total, it was the December Creativity Kit from ILove2Create. I can't believe how fun and easy they were to make!!!



My gal pals Tracy, Mary and Mimi also got together for a little Christmas party, full of food and fun!! We always have a wonderful time together!! I just love those girls!! Unfortunately, for some reason, we didn't take pictures!! Bad scrapbookers!!

I got to meet up with my friend Celeste! She has family in my area, so we met up at Starbucks!! It was great meeting her, it was like we've known each other for years!!


Does anyone know how to edit out chins? 'Cause mine ain't lookin' so pretty there!!! That's some diet motivation!!

For New Year's Eve, we made it a family thing this year!! The 4 of us went out for a nice dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. We do the 4pm reservation, isn't that sad?

We then came home and played games, did puzzles and watched Chris rock out on Guitar Hero 3! He's so good!

The kids rang in the new year at around 9pm with milk cocktails and virgin appletini's!


Chris and I watched Dick Clark's Rockin' Eve, had some appletini's and then watched the fireworks outside!! Welcome 2008! Wow!!

I hope to be a better blogger in 2008!!

I hope you enjoy the new music! I {heart} Johnny Rzeznik!! I really enjoyed watching him every Friday night on The Next Great American Band!!! Speaking of which, did you watch? What a great show!! So happy that my fave, The Clark Brothers, won!! Wow do they show emotion in their music!! I would've been happy if Six Wire won too, but was secretly hoping for The Clark Brothers!! Can't wait for both of their albums to come out!! They'll be mine!!

I haven't done much scrapping this past month so I made myself sit down and do a quick layout last night. I just love KI's Pop Culture line!! The colors are so me!!!


Thanks for reading! Have a great week!!!

40 comments:

Scrapbook Princess said...

As usual, fabulous layout!!! I love the colors too. We watched Dick Clark too, didn't he look good!!

Here is wishing you and yours a wonderful, happy and healthy new year!!!

PS I wish I lived closer, you girls always look like you have a ball!!

chelemom said...

Happy Belated New Year! Love this LO! Your daughter is a cutie pie...(and your little guy too)!

TanishaRenee said...

Cute LOs! The look on your DD's face is so adorable on the Cheers LO!

PS- my DS has the same sweater! LOL!

Linda said...

Love your layout. I have a few sheets of Pop Culture that I haven't used yet, I'm still admiring it before I cut into it.

Jan said...

What a cute layout!! The colors are fantastic!

We had a night in with Dick Clark too!

Happy 2008!!!

Darcey said...

Great Layouts on your blog today:) TFS!

Chris said...

love the layout!

Paula said...

Happy creative 2008!
Gorgeous layouts & photos. Such fab colours.

Sharmaine said...

Fantastic photos and the layout is gorgeous!!!

*fauve* said...

Happy New Year!Your kiddies look so cute.Luve the layout :D

Nat said...

Loving your layout!!!

I wish you a wonderful happy new year!!!!

Andrea, said...

Fabulous layouts. Happy New year

Aimeslee said...

Happy New Year, Rachael. Your family is really cute, loved the photo you chose for your cards. And I love the layouts too!

Aline said...

Loving your layout!!
Happy New Year to you and your family! :)

Sarah C. said...

Happy New Year! :) Sounds like you all had a wonderful time over the holidays. Love that LO - such fabulous bright colors and adorable photos.

Ana Baird said...

Your layout are fantastic! Happy New Year to you! Thank you for visiting my blog!

Waleska said...

Happy New Year Rachael!! I agree that the holidays went just too fast! I'm so jealous that you got to meet Celeste!! and LOVE this layout :)

Chris said...

I love the crown journaling block!!

scrappermimi said...

You did it! I see felt, KI lace and new paper! Great one!

Your right, why didn't we take pictures for our Christmas get together. Could it be because we were in PJ's! LOL

Angel said...

oh, stop it with editing your pic! You look so cute... HAPPY and lovin' life! Sounds like a wonderful holiday season... great times with family & friends!
Happy New Year to you too!

twinsand2boys said...

Sounds like you had a great holiday! How fun to meet up with so many scrappy friends. Love the layout!

PaperBabe - Kim said...

Wonderful layout, great colours and really like those scarves there beautiful! Thanks for popping over to my blog and Happy New Year!

micayla said...

Ha ha about the editing girl.....you look cute so dont worry!
Glad to see you blogging again, I have missed your scrappy eye candy!

My Paper World said...

Very cute layout! I really love the bright colours and adorable photos!

Clare said...

Love your layouts. The photo of your DD is so cute, she's the spitting image of you!

toners said...

Happy New Year to you and your family! Sounds like you all had a lot of fun!

Tanya said...

What great LO's and I love your holiday sentiments.
Happy New Year to you too!!

Michelle said...

I adore that cheers lo! Such sweet photos. You don't have a chin at all in that picture1 Chins are really hard to edit. I always tell my clients to wear a scarf or a turtleneck to avoid those problems when the cameras come out.

Swell said...

omg how cute is that Lo of your daughter??? thats a child after my own heart! sounds like you had a good new years!

Marie said...

That is a beautiful scarf! Lovely! Your chin looks find my dear!

Melanie said...

Lots of fun photos! I love that LO too--fabulous colors!

Linda said...

love it all, but this last page, is awesome. Such a fun cheerful lo.

Chris said...

Looks like you had heaps of fun :D
If you find out how to edit out chins... please share the secret cos mine is hard to hide too!!
Loving the layout... FAB!

Heather said...

Love your layout and photos! I so miss doing SS. Now that I'm not working I have nowhere to participate in it at.
As for chins, the only way I know of requires fishline and bulldog clips but it's kind of painful! I could endure it if it worked on thighs though!

Andrea Amu said...

Fun Christmas gatherings! You did a beautiful job on the scarf!

I also really love your latest lo. She looks so sweet with her cocktails!

Happy 2008 to you! :)

Melonie said...

Happy New Year Rachael! You have been a busy girl! Love the new LO of Macy and her appletini! SOOO cute!

Jenn said...

Happy New Year ! So funny, me and my friend have been planning a trip to this store and the crop room , we are in NJ but only about an hour and 20 mintues from you . That wouldve been funny to walk in and be like " hey, you are rachel from the blogger scene ! lol " , do you work there ? My brother works only a few minutes from there . Well hope your new year is going well, have a wonderful week !
Jenn :)

Kimberly said...

yo. i pm'd you on jan 4th and again yesterday. you no love me? :wink: i'm wondering if my pm isn't working. let me know if you didn't get either message. and i sure hope the situation at the school is over. scary scary stuff.

merrymstamper said...

Cute pics as always...glad to hear you had a great holiday!!! Love
the New Years LO's of your kids.

fun memories of GNO! :)

Lynn said...

This layout is absolutely adorable! The pics are just darling!