Ah, Thursday

Gosh, this week rocks. For some odd reason, I am getting things done. That's a rarity around here.

This morning I had a gift wrapping gig at the elementary school for a few hours. That is an interesting way to spend time. One kid wrapped three gifts for Grandma, and that was it. I asked if he wanted to specify which Grandma they were for, but he didn't. His poor mother and father got zilch from the school-sponsored store, but Granny made out like a bandit. Another girl wrapped a gift to herself because she just likes to open gifts. Heh. Don't we all? Maybe I'll take her lead on that this holiday season.

This gift is for Daddy, this is for Becky, here is one for each of the boys, and the rest are all Mommy's. Merry Christmas to me!


When Becky came home from school I started on her gown. I took time out to assemble dinner, then time out to eat dinner, and some more time out to Twitter and converse with the family, and then presto! the gown was done. I should seriously be on Project Runway. And Micah would be the model. He had to try the gown on at every fitting just like Becky did. He especially liked the bubble effect at the bottom. It inspired him to twirl in front of the mirror. I should probably make him his own gown. It would be his favorite Christmas present.

Josh was late getting back from checking his traps, which of course means that he got something. It was the smallest opposum known to mankind and still considered an adult, and completely deemed throw-out-able by the trapping guru the boys rushed it to this evening to show it off. I'm proud of their commitment and enthusiasm on the trapping thing.

Luke, being true to his weirdo nature, spent a portion of the evening writing down every word that Becky and her BFF said. Once his paper was filled (after asking the girls to slow down a few times) he deemed it a masterpiece. Have I mentioned that the boy is weird? He is. We love him for it.

And tomorrow Christmas breaks forth from the attic. The clean house will never know what hit it.



17 comments:

Michelle said...

You MADE that? Oh Karen, I am so in awe. I want a dress that bubbles like that. They're so cool... and would probably look horrible on me, I admit.

NICE FLOORS. I love the warm color you chose :)

Viv said...

Beautiful! Daughter, dress, floor, home, post...all beautiful!

SgtSudsWife said...

Nice dress. I am totally undomesticated in that area. It would really come in handy to know how to sew right now. I have curtains to long for my windows.

Christmas is about to throw itself all over my house too. I can't wait.

Roger said...

The dress looks lovely, as does the model. Your floors look awesome, can you come over and do mine?

I'm trying to hold off on releasing Christmas until next Friday, but I'm losing that battle. Oh well. It's hard to not get into the spirit when we have a radio station playing nothing but Christmas music.

Now, if it would just snow...

Flea said...

The gown is beautiful! You rock! But I really wanted photos of Micah wearing it.

Gina said...

That looks awesome! I limit my sewing to crafty stuff and Halloween costumes. I'm impressed.

Sarah said...

What a perfectly pretty party dress! And the model, too, of course.

Trisha said...

A beautiful job on the dress! I am impressed. Where are the shots of Micah trying it on?

chasingalittlelion said...

Awesome dress!!

SunflowerMom said...

A new floor, a handmade gown and now your gonna bust loose on Christmas? What a week, superwoman!!! Everything looks beautiful!

caramama said...

The dress is gorgeous, and the floors look awesome. The question is, should you be on Project Runway or HGTV's Design Star?

I've made a decision that I thought you would appreciate. Once the kiddos are a little older and I can actually DO something for myself regularly, I'm going to take a sewing class! I've always wanted to sew, and even tried to teach myself. But I realized that I learn better in a classroom environment, and it would force me to make time to actually do it. Cause I watch Project Runway and I see the things you make, and I want to do that too!

HalfAsstic.com said...

Beautiful! That is awesome! I can't believe how fast you put it together, either.
You rock!

mommaof4wife2r said...

so remind me again why you don't sell those dresses? amazing...and do you think becky could be just a little prettier? lock that girl up!!!!

Jennifer said...

I can barely sew buttons back onto shirts. I am in AWE of that dress! Awesome job!

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

Karen! The dress is beautiful, and Becky looks gorgeous in it! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new floors and can't wait to see your Christmas Crazy!

Burgh Baby said...

GORGEOUS!

Michelle said...

Beautiful dress you whipped up there! and beautiful daughter too :) Hope the dance was a blast!