Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
For more wordless Wednesday go here :)
Monday, December 22, 2008
That picture is actually from last summer, but you get the point. He still looks like that underneath his clothes, I promise! (minus the tan)
So, all in all, I have not lost any weight in the past week and a half, I have not gained any either. These next two weeks will be a true test, and then I think I will enter myself in some spinning classes :)
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
I did not bribe my son with a stick of gum this morning just to make him get dressed, because he definitely was not more interested in his lego collection then getting dressed and going to school.
I did not buy The Elf on the Shelf from Hallmark just to return it two days later, because two days after purchasing it I received a 40% off coupon from Hallmark for the Elf on the Shelf. I did not then proceed to tell my son that Frosty (the name given to the elf) had to stay and help Santa a little longer so that I could get to the Hallmark on the other side of town and use my new coupon!
I did not get frustrated and yell at my husband last night when he was hanging up Christmas lights because they were not JUST how I wanted them. Then I did not feel bad after and apologize when he fixed it all for my liking.
I did not skip my shower this morning with intentions on hopefully getting one in this afternoon while the kids are napping because I wanted to take a few extra minutes to create this post before leaving to run some errands and pick my son up from school.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
(HOWEVER, we have learned the hard way that you do not really need the food coloring. Actually, I don't recommend it at all, because now Ryan and I have blue hands!! LOL)
Saturday, November 22, 2008
They are hosting a giveway where not only readers have the chance to win some awesome prizes, but they are also giving away toys to needy children and deserving charities.
There are 5 separate groups to enter for, and a new prize will be opened every day. Here is what has been "unwrapped" so far. Make sure to check back as there will more added to this list:
Group 1: Duck Pull Toy from Haba: Enter here!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Sponsors: Day Five Blog Party Question is Brought to you by Baby Pop and Chic Covers
Today, make a blog post about what you do to give back during the holidays. Do you volunteer your time? If so, please tell us where. What do you do to teach your children the true meaning of the holidays?
We always donate to Toys for Tots and Coats for Kids. This year I also went through my son's very gently or never used sweaters with him and did a sweater drive with his pre-school. I occasionally, throughout the year, volunteer at our local Womens Resource Center, to help women and families in need of any assistance at all.
Ryan turned 4 this year, so actually just yesterday we were explaining to him the joy of giving over recieving. We will work on that more with him this year than we have in the past.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Today it is all about food! Here in our family, immediate and extended, we are all about food.
Quick note, thank you Amanda, I hope you don't mind that I used the button you had on your page for this post. I'm not sure where you found it, but I couldn't get the one from Momdot to work on my post :(.
My favorite Holiday recipe...hmm this is a tough one. My favorite, as in I enjoy eating it, would have to be the cranberry sauce that my mom makes. Unfortunately I do not have the recipe, but I know there are cranberries, apples and oranges involved. I don't know, I think I like it that much more because we only have it one time of year!
My favorite traditional recipe, that I actually do not like the taste of at all, is the "orange stuff". My grandma (on my mom's side), and my grandma's mother had been making this for as long as I have been around, possibly longer. My grandma and only one of my aunts are the only ones who ever eat it. My grandma has since passed, but it is still made every Thanksgiving for just my aunt, or if anything to honor my grandma :)
We usually celebrate Thanksgiving at a couple different places, so the setting of the table is different everywhere! It is the most elaborate when we go down to my grandpa and grandma's (on my dad's side) home. There are anywhere from 25 to 35 people there. My grandma has the granddaughters shine her fine silver while she takes care of the rest. She does place card seating and uses her fine china.
No disasters so far to date :) which is good I suppose! Hopefully I'm not jinxing myself!
Thank you Amanda! You inspire me to be a better blogger :)
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1. Mention the blog that gave it to you and comment on their blog to let them know you’ve posted your award.
2. Publish these rules.
3. Share 6 values that are important to you and 6 things you do not support.
4. Grant the prize to 6 people.
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Thursday, November 13, 2008
Well, it's the second day of the Christmas of Dreams Blog Party! I, of course, missed the first day :) You know, 'cause I'm really good about doing things a day or 16 late!
Today's (Day 2) topic is brought to us by LaPlates, Lets Go Strolling
and Natitys Design and is all about Traditions.
Christmas Eve: I have always, and my family and I probably will always spend this night with close family friends of ours. We go to church and then head to their house for tons of food, and to exchange our gifts with them. We play games and always watch a Christmas themed movie.
Christmas: We wake up early and open presents!! I've never been able to sleep in on Christmas day, I still get as excited as I did as a child, more so to see everyone else open their gifts :) We have a big breakfast and mimosas' at my mom's, and then later my dad comes to our house.
New Years Eve: We go out once in a while for NYE. Last year I was preggo, and 3 years before that I was. It really just depends on the year! I think we've stayed up to watch the ball drop every year though!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
With Thanksgiving right around the corner I've been thinking of things that I am thankful for, and really I have so much that I am thankful for. Ryan really made me realize just how lucky we are, and thankful we should be. On our way home from preschool yesterday we noticed that some of the yards in the higher elevated spots of our area, had snow in them, and on the cars in their driveways. I stated to Ryan that I wished I lived somewhere warm, that I am not ready for all of this snow. Ryan caught me slightly off gaurd, and said "Mommy, aren't you happy though that we can go home, in our house where it is warm? This winter our house will keep us warm." Yes! of course I am Ryan! Why didn't I think of that? I have a warm house waiting for me, that I am so fortunate to have. ( however there is still a part of me that would love to retreat to a warmer climate! )
Uber (synonym to Super) Amazing Blog Award is a blog award given to sites who:
- ~ inspires you~ makes you smile and laugh
- ~ or maybe gives amazing information
- ~ a great read
- ~ has an amazing design
- ~ and any other reasons you can think of that makes them uber amazing!
* Put the logo on your blog or post.
* Nominate at least 5 blogs (can be more) that for you are Uber Amazing!
* Let them know that they have received this Uber Amazing award by commenting on their blog. * Share the love and link to this post and to the person you received your award from. ( click her name up at the top).
Here are my picks for Uber Amazing Blogs
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Here are the rules.
This meme was started by Mimi, Queen of Memes.
wallet, chapstick, lip gloss, dental floss, fingernail clippers, nail polish, a pen, lotion, matches, a single earring with no partner, and a CD from a band that was playing at a bar near me (the band is Milligram Smile)
I'm going to say my wallet
Nothing really embarrassing in my bag.
I think the earring
Well, there it is. The crap in my bag exposed for the blogging world to see. Now it's time for you to show us what you got. I'm tagging...
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
as taken from this blog www.mycharmingkids.net, started by Mckmama, you can find her story here
I did not eat an 8" diameter brownie ALMOST all by myself on Saturday, and I most certainly did not eat an 8" squared piece of chocolate cake ALL by myself yesterday.
I did not hit the ignore button on my phone several times yesterday, because I just did not have the energy to talk!
I did not close my eyes, and pretend to be sleeping this morning when I heard my husband and son coming back to see if mommy was still sleeping, just because I wanted to lay in peace 5 more minutes.
I definitely did not tell my son that I had to go to the bathroom, just so I could sit in there with locked doors and finish the last chapter of my book!
and last but not least....I did not write "not me!" monday a day late, on Tuesday, because I was just too lazy to do it on the right day! Nope, not me!