Sunday, December 23, 2007

Oh Christmas tree, what joy you seem to bring me... and my sisters Tracy and Melissa






























Wednesday, December 19, 2007

With a name like Rudolph... well you get the picture


Of course I'm a fan... how could I not be? I can't count the number of times I've watched Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer since I was a kid, but I can tell you with certainty... it would NOT be Christmas in our house without it!

Unfortunately, Bailey will have to watch the dvd this year, because he was too busy playing the other night and missed seeing it on tv. I'll have to sit down with him and remind him about how he referred to Yukon Cornelius as "Kukon" lol!

Anyway, a few years back my sister Melissa, friends Ann Marie, Johhny, Suzie and I were madly buying up Rudolph action figures made by Playing Mantis/Memory Lane. The hardest and most coveted piece for us to come by was Santa's sleigh with all the reindeer and of course Rudolph leading the way.

After the first buying frenzy of 2001, Johnny sat down and figured out how we could cut and carve solid core styrofoam insulation. In turn we all went to town building whatever scenery pieces our hearts desired. Thankfully, Melissa and I collected almost every piece made before production ended in 2004. (We're missing the flocked Rudolph and Clarice figures.)

To this day my scene remains unfinished. I still need to sprinkle Bumble's cave and a few of the icebergs with more mica. Bailey's getting pretty crafty, so perhaps this summer I'll have my own little elf help me finish it once and for all. Well... I can dream can't I?

**Happy Holidays** ~ from the Rudolph's

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Sunday, December 16, 2007

25 Favourite Movies

I was tagged by the lovely Kristen Beason to list my favourite movies... it was a challenge to pick only 25.

1. Pride and Prejudice
2. Sense and Sensibility
3. Emma
4. Bridget Jones’s Diary
5. Four Weddings and a Funeral
6. Notting Hill
7. Two Weeks Notice
8.
The Italian Job
9.
Ocean’s Eleven
10. Lord of the Rings
11. National Treasure
12. The Bourne Identity
13. Enemy of the State
14. The Island
15. Miss Potter
16. Black Hawk Down
17. Moulin Rouge
18. Big Fish
19. Benny and Joon
20. Chocolat
21. Some Kind of Wonderful
22. Practical Magic
23. The Nightmare Before Christmas
24. Lemony Snicket’s - A Series of Unfortunate Events

25. Meet the Parents

Three people who should also list their 25 favourites are:
Lori http://www.vintagepaletteart.blogspot.com/
Melissa http://theholidayqueen.blogspot.com/
John http://randomyork.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Tagged yet again... yikes!!!

I've been "tagged" again... this time by Carolee, for the "MeMe" game.

8 things I am passionate about
Art
My Family
My Friends
Coffee
Music
Halloween
Martha... you know you are too :)
Feather Trees

8 things I want to do before I die
Become a successful artist
Live in a bigger house
Watch my son grow up and have his own family
Spend more time with my husband
Have a dachshund farm... yes it's true
Travel in Canada and Europe
Accept my faults
Learn as much as I can

8 Things I say often
I love you
Unpack your lunch bag
Take your time and print neatly Bailey
Do you have to go out? – applies to all three pets
Leave “Biggie” alone – our golden retriever mouths the cat
No Lummy, get down – more about the dog
Do you have homework?
Turn the tv down

8 books I've read recently
A Gruesome Stew by P.Z. Mann
The Ghost Trap by P.Z. Mann
Haggis’s Cookies by P.Z. Mann
The Stand by Stephen King
The Dark Half by Stephen King
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Gerald’s Game by Stephen King
Phantoms by Dean R. Koontz

8 songs I could listen to over and over again
Alice in Chains – Don’t follow
Jeff Buckley – Last goodbye
Dixie Chicks – Not ready to make nice
Pearl Jam – Crazy Mary
Temple of the Dog - Hungerstrike
R.E.M. - Everybody hurts
Indigo Girls - Ghost
INXS – The stairs

8 things that attract me to my friends
A wicked sense of humour
Kindness
Understanding
Creativity
Morals
Honesty
Intelligence
Openmindedness

8 People who should do this "MeMe"
I must be odd man out. Every other EHAG member has been tagged.
So I hope it’s okay to skip this… if not too bad! (I mean that in the nicest way. LOL)

A bit of late night fun in Photoshop