Thursday, February 18, 2010

fantastic giveaway blog

I have a friend who has a very successful give-away blog. I have even given away photoshoots and Digital scrapbooking kits. She is opening up her own boutiqe and is giving away gift certificates. if you go here  leave a comment and make sure you say Danielle Christiansen sent you so i can have an extra entry.
Also if you want to host a giveaway mention I sent you to host one as well.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day at the Christiansen house

I have always tried to make Valentines day a special time for my family. Since we didn't have a lot of time or money this year, I had to think of something I could do fast. We had early morning church at 9:00 a.m and I am not a morning person. For Scott, since he works nights I put a heart on the outside door saying you will find the reasons I love you inside. I then put hearts up all around the house with different reasons why I loved him.

For the girls and Crew I put special heart name plates on their chairs.I had hearts laying all around the table, poored them there favorite colorful cereal (fruit Loops) And instead of milk I did strawberry milk. Then I made heart shaped toast with jam. Crew loves dryed yogurt chips and m&ms so I lined them in a heart shape on his high chair to eat. (don't worry he had a nutritous breakfast too)

I always give them a little something on the couch too. I gave the girls heart necklaces to wear at school that i got at a boutique, but still had a book I made them all about their 4th grade ski trip,some candy and personalized pen. Crew got the tiger below,He was loving it at the store a few weeks earlier. Scott got some reese's peanut butter cups,his favorite. The girls made us darling v-day cards too.
Then I took a short nap while crew was napping after church and woke up to this on my wall.(courtesy of M&M)
They had streamers hanging from everywhere. They also hung little v-day hearts everywhere with candy heart sayings on them.
All in all it was a fun day for us as a family. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful family. I love them dearly. I also love all my friends, thank you for being my friend!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

School Valentines day party

the girls wanted to get all decked out this year for their school Valentine's party. here are a few pics of them before school.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Miracles happen

If you havn't heard on the news or by word of mouth the tremendous miraculous story of Matt & Sara Staker & there cutest ever little boy Bronson by now you should go check out her blog. it is on my friend links below. or .
Sara had Bronson around the same time I had Crew. I remember blogging back & forth our pregnancy woes. Her family is so kind and loving. Heavenly father is looking out for them and our prayers are with them. Love you guys. And I am so happy to see that smiling little boy on your blog.
 I have been so busy that my blog is getting neglected. Those who use to visit frequently probably do not do to my lacking of new imfo. lol.
The Stakers experience has brought back into perspective for me about just how precious life is. It brings tears to my eyes to think of having to see Crew or any of my other kids in that situation. As a mother I think I might have just died right there. thanks to Sara I had a reality check. I will spend a little more awareness as to what my children are doing. Spend a little less time a day editing my photoshoots.
I am going to try and post some cute pics later of the girls all ready and decked oput for their school Valentine's party.
Tell everyone you love that you love them today.
I thought this looked fun and was curious to see who would acually do it. So, even if I do not know you, sign the guestbook