Friday, December 10, 2010

winter wonderland....

every year the mister and i head out to city park to frolic among the lights of celebration in the oaks....
this year was no different, except for the fact that we went early, on a thursday and actually got to see the lights and ride some rides, as opposed to last year when we went late and all we saw were other people jostling for the same view. sigh...



we had such a fun time....


and it was just cold enough to feel holiday-ish without me wanting to leave 15 minutes into it...









a friend commented yesterday that i was making a valiant effort to not be grinchy-scroogy this year.
i have been trying. it's not that i hate christmas. i just hate crowds of angry, pushy people.
i'm trying to avoid that at all costs...we'll see what happens.

so, i just wanted to share these few pictures of our own little winter wonderland.

i have basically taken this week off except to make a few necklaces for myself to wear...





i was very very pleased with the way they turned out.
it's been about 6 months since i picked up a bead-which i never even thought i would want to do again- but i had fun making these. i don't think i will sell any more jewelry. i find that it is not enjoyable to me to make jewelry to sell at this point in my life. but i sure have been having fun making myself a few little trinkets...

this weekend is going to be a busy one at our little abode!
we have so many festive activities planned, i have no idea how we're going to fit them all in...
but i think we'll have fun trying...

so, until monday moste likely...

amber
xoxoxoxo



4 comments:

Whimsey Creations said...

The necklaces are very pretty!

TheBlakkDuchess said...

Oooooo... so pretty! =D

And you riding the giraffe... just awesome! XD

I'm glad you had a good time at the park! Your necklaces turned out beautifully!

Have fun this weekend & we'll see ya on Monday!

XOXO

Stagger Lee said...

Yeah, I'm totally pitching this to Mrs. Morty as part of the reason we should go to New Orleans at Christmas some year. =)

Knickertwist said...

Gah! Oh do I hate those pushy masses during the holidays. They make me terribly miserable.

P.S. Your necklaces are loverly :)