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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Busy Busy month of December

Okay, so I'm a big fat liar.  I said I would be giving some updates last weekend but I've had a lot of holiday stuff going on. You know how it is :) So, before I head to another event this evening I want to share a little of the past couple of weeks.

First, My brother was in a Christmas show and my sister and I were the stage managers. We did an awesome job!

 Me and my niece Aubrey.
  My sister and I had to wear the elf hats as we passed out candy to the crowd.    Not only were we stage managers BUT we were Santa's little elves too.  I'm not gonna lie, I pulled the hat down as far as I could so my face wasn't so visible.  I really didn't want to be seen :)

Me and my sister doing our thing back stage.

My brother Adam performing.

Again performing with my niece and nephew on stage with him.

Backstage in one of the dressing rooms.

.....and then later that night it was the annual Christmas Bunko party.  It was a long day for sure!!

Denver and me!

My friend Amber! She won the roll off!!

Me and my love!!

Denver, my brother Adam and my husband Zach

another roll off!

My girl Jerrah!!


2 of my favorite people!!

.....And then it was Christmas Movie Fest time.....

We decorated some cookies

Hard at work

My nephew Connor enjoying his cookie

We watched PeeWee's Christmas.  It's so funny!

And you can't leave out White Christmas

My little tree

Phoebe enjoying her movie

ready for bed!

But wait! I can't leave out our wedding anniversary (3 years).....

It's our little tradition to take a picture of ourselves on our anniversary.

for our special day we went to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Us after the show. 
 To be honest with you I didn't really enjoy the show very much.  It was okay for the first 15 minutes but then it slowed down and I really just wanted to leave so I could go home and snuggle with my ma'am.

So there it is, the update I promised!!!

Hope you have a Merry Christmas,



Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Out of the loop

Home sweet Home!!! I have missed blogging and keeping up with my blogging friends. It's gonna be a short blog tonight. I just wanted to thank all my new followers and I'm glad I participated in The 12 Days of Christmas because I stumbled upon some pretty neat people. I'll be back this weekend with some anniversary and Christmas stories and give you a little update on what I've been up to.


Sunday, December 5, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Challenge - Days 11,12,13

Okay, so I know the challenge is the TWELVE days of Christmas but there are actually 14 days to the challenge so lucky for you, you get to read 2 extra!! It's been an insane busy weekend for me.  I had a Christmas show to attend where I was one of the stage managers so this task took up Friday and Saturday.  Saturday night was the annual Bunko party at my sister's so that kept me up late and I rarely stay up late so I was pretty sleepy this morning.  

Well, here it is, 3 days in 1.  They might be a little shorter than I originally planned but I'm trying to squeeze it all in before dinner.  Which my wonderful husband is making. (I told you I don't cook.)

Day 11 
New Years Resolutions

I'm only giving you a sneak peek because A) I don't have a complete list done yet and B) I planned to do a blog at the first of the year about this.

1.  Be a regular at church.
2.  Read my "Bible through in a year."
3.  Read 2 books a month.
4.  Try a new recipe at least twice a month.  (I'm trying to learn to cook :)
5.  Recyle

And that's all I have so far.  

Day 12
Show us your decorations.

I went kind of skimpy this year on my decor because Phoebe Rowell was getting mad at the 6 foot tree I was trying to put up so we ended up with the 3 foot tree on top of the entertainment center.  I put out what I could and I really think I need to purchase some more decorations on December 26th.  It's so much fun to be at Wal*Mart at 6 a.m. when they open the doors and everyone rushes to get all the Christmas stuff for 50% off.  And I say everyone because yes, there is usually a crowd.  I've seen my sister drag a wet floor sign under her cart as she was running to get the tree she wanted all while an employee is telling her not to run and I can't catch my breath because I'm laughing so hard.  Did my sister slow down? Nope.  Did she get the tree she wanted?  Yep! :) So here is a little peek at my house.  Enjoy!

This is Mr. Peepers.  My kitchen has gnomes in it so my sister-in-law bought him for me a couple of years ago.  He sits on top of the refrigerator.

I bought these the first Christmas Zach and I were married.  It's supposed to be us as moose :)

This is one of Zach's stockings when he was a little boy.  Once again, wish I had mine.

This is just some of the decorations on our little tree.  It has no theme.  Just random stuff.  We received  A LOT of ornaments as wedding gifts.  I guess that's what happens when you get married in December.

Some Nutcrackers.  I LOVE them.  I think I will be on the hunt for those this year on the 26th.

A little winter birdie from my friend.   I love his little hat!

My hallway shelf.

This is Binks.  He is the first gift Zach ever gave me.

I got this ornament last year in Bryant Park in NYC.  There were so many to chose from but I liked this one because we visited the tree.  The picture in the back is us in Central Park.

I was given this ornament from my sister-in-laws New York City family.  That's her in the picture with me.  I believe we were in Little Italy and it just started snowing.

This is in the living room.  My little 3 foot tree.  Maybe next year I can get a big one.

My cowboy tree.

Another Nutcracker.

My Carolers!

We didn't do outdoor decorations this year.  We've been busy little bees so far this season and we just didn't make time to do it.  Maybe next year for that too :)

Day 13
Favorite Cookie Recipe

I'm gonna be real honest and let you know that I don't have one.  Maybe next for that too!!  :)

Happy  holiday decorating,


Thursday, December 2, 2010

12 Days of Christmas challenge - Day 10

Linking up with Aly and Molly for Day Ten of the 12 days of Christmas.

Favorite Christmas Songs

My, oh, my! I can't do this one. It's too hard. It's a lot of pressure to put on a girl who listens to Christmas music year round.  I can't choose just one. Soooooooooo, let me tell you about the Christmas Albums that are a MUST every year, year round :)  Thank you Pandora for fulfilling this wish!

In no particular order here are the BEST Christmas albums every made, in my opinion :)

I used to listen to this as a kid every Christmas.

You can NEVER go wrong with an Amy Grant Christmas.

This is one of the BEST Christmas CD's EVER.  I cannot get enough of this album

Love me some Hanson!

I will always listen to this when it comes on.

Such a good song. Can you guess my favorite version?  Amy Grant of course!

This song always makes me smile.

This song always makes me a little sad.


This song ALWAYS makes me cry.  My favorite version is one my brother did. Brings tears every time.

And you will never be sorry with a little Funky Funky Christmas, never.

And this wraps up another Christmas blog challenge.

Happy listening,