Friday, December 4, 2009

Good-bye Dear Canada

Our movers will be here tomorrow! We fly home in 11 days. I'll be on a blogging break as the computer gets packed up and moved. Please pray we clear customs and get our things quickly, coming here it took 2 and a half weeks til we got our things. Happy Holidays to everyone!

Dear Canada,
When I first moved here I wasn’t sure what I had gotten myself into. I have really enjoyed getting to know you. What can I say but I will miss you dearly. You have been our home for almost the last 2 years. We have enjoyed your wonderful seasons and climate. Autumn was by far our favorite, the colors were breath-taking! We have loved traveling and discovering your beautiful country. Oh and don't get me started on your maple syrup! We definitely plan to come back and visit you again. We have enjoyed your wonderful foods and people of many varied cultures here. We have made many wonderful friends and have really enjoyed our time here. We started this family blog shortly after setting up residence here and aptly named it Traveling Longhorns, to chronicle our travels here. Now as we travel back home to Texas we will continue to record our tavels and adventures along the way.

I heart you Canada.
Yours Truly,

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Family Pictures

I just have to warn you there are lots of pictures today. I also have to warn you pregnant hormonal woman got sappy when hearing "I'll be home for Christmas"! Because we will be going home to our beloved Texas.

Every year we do a photo Christmas card and this year I asked my Hubby for my wedding anniversary present to get portraits done outside. I love fall and wanted to capture the memory of our time here in Canada. Also special to me is the knowledge there is a third child in my womb, when we took these pictures!

I love how they turned out and am having a hard time picking out what to do for the card.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Crayon Roll

Helloooo, this has been on my radar for awhile to keep the kiddos busy when on the go. And now seemed like the perfect time to whip these up with our flight returning to Austin! I thrifted an IKEA placemat at Value Village for .99 cents. Cut it in half and added adorable trim then folded up and made a quick seam. Next I sewed spacers for the crayons and wa-lah instant happiness for our travels.

I like to find shortcuts and be crafty clever that way! You could do the whole thing from scratch but I like the thickness of the placemat as opposed to regular fabric.

These would make a great gift for a birthday present. In fact I whipped this one up for a Christmas hamper our Bible study is putting together for a single Mum with a 3 year old. This one is made from a place mat at the dollar store!

I love how cute it looks a bundled up and ready for action!