Monday, December 31, 2007

New Years Eve!

New Years Eve. A day to reflect on the past year, time to embrace all the wonderful things that took place. Remember those who are no longer with us. To think of changes you would like to make and what you never would like to be any different.

This year for me was a different one. I personally feel I have changed a lot. Really took a look at my life and stopped stressing over the small details. Declined a lot of invitations and really spent a lot of down time. A lot of alone time. Which sounds kind of depressing, but I learned a lot about myself this year. In the past I was so worried about pleasing everyone and something in me clicked and I realized that I no longer needed to do that. I was pleased with myself and no one else's opinions of me should affect that. Anyways. It was a good year. So here's hoping 2008 will be even better!

Also today is my husband and my wedding anniversary. Eight years! We have been together for 12 so it feels like, We've only been married 8? So I need to go downstairs and bust out the wedding video to watch. I love looking back on that. Best New Years Eve of my life! We have fun on New Years, We are pretty much homebodies. We have friends over, some family stops by and we eat lots of unhealthy food and play games all night. So I am looking forward to tonight.

To all of you I wish you a Safe, Healthy New Years and Blessings to all of you in 2008!!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Karaoke Theme Song

Your Karaoke Theme Song is "I'm Too Sexy"

You're a total goof ball and a bit of a nut job. You don't take yourself seriously at all.
And while you may not be the greatest singer, you're the first to volunteer for karaoke.

You have a wild and unpredictable sense of humor that always gets people cracking up.
Irreverent and rebellious, your humor knows no bounds or limits. You enjoy shocking people.

You might also sing: "Like a Virgin," "Ice Ice Baby," and "Hey Ya!"

Stay away from people who sing: "Sweet Home Alabama"
I have to absolutely LOL at the "You might also sing" part because when I was in 6th grade, at my uncle's wedding while the band was taking a break my cousins and I goofed around with the microphones, the band came back and tricked us into singing "Like a Virgin" because I was such a Madonna fan at the time. Looking back what a horrible song for a 12 yr old to be belting out! Had no idea but it is funny to look back on! Here is me at that breakout gig:)

Saturday, December 15, 2007

More Christmas Fun - What Color Christmas Tree

You Should Have a Blue Christmas Tree

For you, the holidays represent a time of calm, understanding, and peace.
You avoid family fights, and you don't get too stressed out - even when things are crazy!

You like to make Christmas about making everyone's life a little bit better.
You don't get caught up in greed or commercialism. You're too sincere for that.

Your blue tree would look great with: Lots of silver tinsel

You should spend Christmas Eve watching: It's a Wonderful Life

What you should bake for Santa: Chocolate chip cookies

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen ornaments or decorations my kids have made this year.

The last one is my fave. First he made the tree, then he made presents to go under, then last night he made the tree skirt and the people holding hands dancing around the tree. Love it!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Calling Daddy, When are you coming home?

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Monday, December 10, 2007

Crappy Christamas Gifts

You Are a Fruitcake!

You taste like nothing else in this world.
And get ready, you're about to get tossed!
Ha, Ha, Ha
That is all I can say...

Cookies, cookies and more cookies!

For about 6 years now I have been hosting a cookie exchange. I try to get at least about a dozen ladies together to each bring a different cookie and we swap. So nice because there is less baking for me to do. Before I did this I used to get together with my Grandma and cousins. Now since my cousins abandoned me and moved to Arizona, I started a new tradition. Although I am working on transferring those videos of our cookie parties to digital (so watch out Liz - you may just pop over here and see yourself in all your cookie making glory :0 )So once the girls got together, we had to laugh when we realized how many of us were bloggers. So you know what the conversation was like. Way over Traci and Kim's heads. So if some of you are lurking and wondering who these lovely bloggers are there is Lori, Jenn, and KCHo, Ho, Ho looking so festive is Shaunda And Rachel stopped by too! She wasn't able to participate, but dropped in to say Hi! Her little guy is in the Hospital and has been for the last week. He now is going to have surgery and will be hospitalized for a few weeks. She has 3 other kids and the hospital is quite a distance. If you want to see what is going on with them, click on her name. Please send prayers her way. Her family is in need of all they can get!!
So my family was happy that we have a house full of treats. We are loaded with Ginger molasses cookies, Snicker doodles and sugar cookies that I made and also Monster cookies. gingersnaps, chocolate noodles, m&m cookies, chocolate peppermint, peanut butter kisses, spritz cookies, peanut butter cookies. Yum, yum. My dad informed me that grandma made her pecan tarts so I am gonna have to stop by and load up on those too. Oh and me and the girls are gonna have exercise time each day so we will either be doing yoga or dancing with the stars. I just got back into my old size clothes (a little over 3 years later) I love me some Christmas cookies, but I can't let them get the best of me. Oh going to the dentist next week too!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

What's your ELF Name?

Your Elf Name Is...

Grumpy Cartwheels
I saw this on Shaunda's blog and then over at Jenn's I just have to LOL Grumpy Cartwheels? Oh that is just funny.