Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Card Boxes

Our 3rd grader made Christmas card boxes at school and was so excited to teach us how it's done. They turned out so cute and are such a great way to recycle and share the love that I thought I'd share how to make them here. Thanks to his teacher who makes them with her class every year. We used some old cards to make boxes then filled them with candy and handed them out to workers at stores this week with a cheery "Merry Christmas" to you. A fun and inexpensive way to share Jesus' love this season.

Here is how it's done. First, separate the front and back. Take a ruler or straight edge and draw a line (the same width) on all four sides. For the top of the box draw the lines on the back of the FRONT of the card. For the bottom of the box draw the lines on the front or inside of the BACK half of the card. Cut along the lines only on the ends as shown.

Fold the corners and sides along the lines and tape on the inside and corners on the ends. 

Back or bottom of box

Top of box

Finished box about the size of a pocket pack of tissues.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Happy 14th

Happy 14th Anniversary
to the one my heart desires!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

West Texas

We recently went to Texas to visit family and had a great trip. The first two days were gorgeous days of 70+ degree weather. We got to go visit my husband's 91 year old grandmother and our son interviewed her about what it was like growing up in West Texas. He was surprised to hear she didn't have electricity or plumbing or a phone until she was a teenager. We ran through the cotton fields and even got to go see a real cotton gin and learned how they separate the seeds from the cotton and turn it into bales. We saw the gigantic wind turbines and the seemingly endless blue sky.

Then it turned icy...very icy! But we still got to have fun playing with our cousins and watching Hallmark movies. It was a real Christmas miracle that our flight made it out Saturday so we could be back for church on Sunday.

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17 degrees and about 4 inches of ice on the interstate all the way to Dallas! It took us 3 hours!
That was some skilled driving Papaw Racecar!