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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas greetings

We had a great day today. The kids were up by 7 am, with T asking if it was Christmas morning yet. When I (jokeingly) told him no, he opened the window and said, "but look, mama!" showing me the brightening sky. He and K had a great time opening presents. Actually, I opened all of K's and she just crawled back and forth between her stuff, T's stuff and the wrapping paper. They both loved all of their stuff.
Some friends came over for lunch and we had a nice time with them. The kids were all great-no fussing or fighting. Our friend's little one had a couple of potty accidents because he was so excited about everything, but it was not a huge deal. It happens.
The rest of the afternoon was spent lounging around and playing with new toys. C and I had to get everything in our bedroom straightened up so we can put our new furniture in tomorrow. I am so excited about it. I'll post a pic as soon as I get one, of course!
Speaking of pics, I forgot to post the Christmas card I made to send out this year.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas pics

I took some pics of the kiddos for the Christmas cards this year. I was going to go somewhere and have them done, but after thinking about it, decided not to spend the money when K is not too cooperative about photo shoots. She just looks at me like I am from outer space-sometimes I get a smile, but mostly not so much. Anyway, here are the ones I did get of them.




You can't tell in this pic, but the b/w wrapping paper on the little box actually matches K's dress. So, of course, I had to buy it and do a photo shoot. :)

That's about all that's going on around here. It will definately get busy after teh new year so I am enjoying the calm before the storm!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Friday Fill-ins

1. Friends are hard to say good-bye to.

2. Good health; it's invigorating.

3. I'm ready for the New Year.

4. My husband’s cologne is one of my favorite perfumes or aftershaves or smells.

5. The oldest ornament I have is a small wooden angel that I remember my mom hanging on our tree when I was a little girl.

6. Take some good friends, family, and good food, mix it all together and you have made some great memories.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to relaxing, tomorrow my plans include going to the commissary and Sunday, I want to go to the church auction and listen to the Tabb Girls Choir!

Friday, December 5, 2008

I figured it out!

I have seen these mosaics on several blogs and finally learned how to make my own.



1. Happy Birthday Becky 2. Delicious Mexican food in Flagstaff Arizona 3. Aiken_Silo_composite_WEB 4. paint the town red. 5. Trace Adkins at the Tomb of the Unknown Civil War Soldier 6. Sweet Tea, from Lo-Lo's Chicken and Waffles 7. Pieces of Europe 8. coffee and chocolate mousse cake 9.Happy Birthday Princess Steph 10. Albuera Pier - Children at Play 11. The Trees of Loyal Love 12. brisinger

My favorite cookie ever

I made some of my absolute favorite cookies ever today. I only make them at Christmas because I would be in serious trouble if I had these all the time! They are so melt-in-your-mouth yummy!

Gooey Butter Cookies

1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 yellow cake mix
1/4 cup confectioner's sugar

Cream together the cream cheese, butter, egg, & vanilla extract. Stir in the cake mix until well blended. Roll into 1 inch balls and roll in confectioner's sugar. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10-13 minutes.