I sure loved having these guys for Christmas! If they hadn't come it just would've seemed like a typical day here at home with Mom since Chandra had to work for several hours.
I got this Santa headband from my secret Santa and I gave it to Sarah since she loves headbands. I wasn't expecting her to seriously wear it for very long, but she wore it for two days straight!
The girls did some artwork one morning. I was especially impressed with Elizabeth's picture.
Sharon lives in a small town and is about 90 minutes away from decent shopping, so she decided to take advantage of being close to good shopping while she was here and went out shopping a few times. She went grocery shopping with Mom on New Year's Eve and they both came back with a pair of red shoes which they promptly debuted that evening at our party.
On New Year's Day Sharon, Chandra and I went to the mall. We had lots of fun shopping and being silly. We took these pictures in the outdoor section at JCPenney. I'm always cold, so when we came across these fur stoles I had to try one on (and Channie, too). I didn't buy it, though. I settled for a scarf.
A trip to the mall wouldn't be complete without going to New York & Company – one of my favorite stores. When we walked in we saw this beautiful, seafoam cardigan on display. Sharon and I were both drawn to it like magnets and I knew I had to get it. Seafoam green is my favorite color, after all! Sharon really wanted to get it, too, but she didn't want to pay full price for it. Heather to the rescue! Since I have a store credit card I get coupons all the time and I had a coupon for $70 off a $150 purchase. I used the coupon two days later when it became valid and got a great deal. I love getting a bargain! (The sweater looks extra blue in the first picture, but it actually is more green like in the second.)
I also got a bracelet and some earrings to go with my new sweater. I can't wait to wear it all in a few weeks!
Seafoam green must be a hot color right now because we kept seeing it everywhere while we were at the mall. On mannequins, on people and in just about every store we went to. It's such a beautiful color!
In December I had Linda and Kellie over to help me make some Christmas crafts I found an Pinterest–paper evergreen trees and candy sleds that I gave to the kids in my Sunday School class.