How Was Christmas?

Ours went well…the kids got plenty spoiled dh and I got everything we asked for ūüôā Anything wild or crazy happen to anyone? Oh, on Christmas Eve our construction crew took out our living room windows and boarded them up..then dh took off our ugly paneling on that wall. So the one wall is hideous! I’ll try to get a pic up.

December 26, 2008
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Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas everyone!!! I’ll be taking the next couple days off probably, so don’t be surprised if you see this message for a while. Enjoy being spoiled with gifts and spoiling others. And don’t forget the true meaning! Christ our Savior was born ūüôā

December 24, 2008
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What a Day!

Good news and bad news…which do you want first? Ok, bad news to get it over with…Dean woke up with a slight runny nose.¬† So he wasn’t a happy boy to begin with yesterday. Then off to the dr for shots. Didn’t help with the fussiness much. My day was spent on the couch holding a sad baby ūüôĀ¬† Hopefully he’ll feel better today....

December 23, 2008
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Just a Few More Days!

Christmas is almost here! Yay! We’re ready so it’s exciting at this point instead of stressful. Last week I did all the shopping for this week so I won’t have to venture into the insanity and chaos they called Wal Mart. Dean has his 6-month dr appointment today, so that means shots…poor boy. He’s not the most pleasant child after shots, unlike my other...

December 22, 2008
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Rum Pound Cake & Glaze

As requested, here’s the recipe for the rum pound cake and glaze.¬† Since we don’t drink, I used extract…knowing my luck I’d run into a bunch of people from church on my way out of the liquor store, so I’ll stick with the extract. Still makes a good cake. If you do drink, I’ll add in the rum for the icing. 1 c butter...

December 21, 2008
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Girl’s Night Recap!

I’m tired. Very tired. The friend that hosted did a great job on the food spread. She had pinwheel-like sandwiches, chips, crackers and dip, eggnog and hot chocolate. Everything was really good. And she held the party in her basement, which has a nice fireplace…that’s where I sat for the evening. I love fireplaces! So we did the usual eating and talking with a...

December 20, 2008
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That Was….um…There.

Last night my dh had his work party…not the whole business, just IT and their families. Only one other person brought her 2 kids. Luckily ours were behaving well. They had lots of wine and beer…we were two of 5 people not drinking, so it was fun watching other people get tipsy ūüėÄ Dinner consisted of steak or chicken (we all had steak), potatoes,...

December 19, 2008
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Texas Women…

The first man married a woman from OHIO. He told her that she was to do the dishes and house cleaning. It took a couple of days, but on the third day, he came home to see a clean house and dishes washed and put away. The second man married a woman from MICHIGAN. He gave his wife orders that she was to do all the cleaning, dishes and the cooking. The first...

December 17, 2008
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What I Want for Christmas…

I’d like the kitten to stop climbing the tree and knocking off lights and ornaments. I’d like to get the new water heater and boiler out of my kitchen. I’d like to sit for 30 minutes and paint ornaments without interruption. I’d like to put the presents under the tree without worrying about the kitten and dog making chew toys out of them. I’d...

December 16, 2008
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Cookie Week!

This is officially Cookie Week in our house. The week before Christmas when we make tons of cookies!¬† Yesterday we started with pecan snowballs and chocolate crinkles. Tomorrow we’ll be doing sugar cookies and gingerbread men. I have a wicked awesome recipe for the gingerbread; they’re probably my favorite. Friday is Girl’s Night. The woman hosting this month is having a cookie swap. She...

December 15, 2008
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