Happy Sunday my friends! My sleep pattern is a bit out of whack...after getting up very early yesterday (5:30 am) I fell asleep on the couch at about 8 pm to wake up an hour later and be wide awake. So I was happy to go down and sneak in a little inky time. To get my mojo going after about a three week hiatus from my craft room, I decided to play along with the Festive Friday element challenge. I used some striped Christmas paper to follow the candy cane theme.
I also had a new die that I had ordered right before I left so I created another Christmas inspired card below.
I'm going to attempt to share all of our England pictures over the next week so feel free to skip past this if you aren't interested! Here we go we slept in a bit and then decided to head up to London. We took the bus tour and viewed the sites of London. Such amazing sites: Houses of Parliament/Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Tower of London, London Eye.
We were quite often on the tube riding into London and the boys kept themselves occupied with their iPod or by playing a game of sticks. Any of your kids play this game? I had never seen them play it before, but they loved it and by the end of the trip we were all playing. It's a great game for younger children to learn to add/subtract quickly in their head.
After the bus tour, we went over to my Auntie Anne's for dinner. She had a life size Jenga game. We all got a huge kick out of it and played at least 10 games. Jenga is one of our favorite games at home. You can see we got better and the game was taller than Collin at one point. Lots of concentration going on here.
Here are snapshots of my family relaxing. From top left: my cousins, Keith, Andy, Auntie Anne, Marcel and Paula, Paula and Pat. The best part of our trip was most certainly spending time with our family. We are on our fourth generation of having a US/UK family bond. It started with my grandparents knowing each other, them introducing my parents, my generations and now my children and my cousin's children. It makes my heart happy to see the family continuing to spend time together. And you can tell by the smiles...we had a lot of laughs on this trip!