Going to Ethiopia!

Well, not right away…but sooner than we thought! Can I just scream “YAY!!” right now? We got our call today…I was a little confused, because I was told, “We got your date for court. You can travel on December 17th, arriving on the 18th. And court is on the 21st, so you can catch a flight out on the 22nd and be home before...

October 21, 2010

And On to the Next!

Thanksgiving went well at our house. My sister, bil, and their 2 kiddos were a fun addition to our home this year.  Turkey thawed out and was the best one I’ve ever had, thanks to my sis and bil. So now we’ve got the tree up and decorated, the Christmas decos out, and about half of the presents wrapped and under the tree. Pierce...

December 1, 2009

What an Amazing Thing…

I found this in an email, then checked it out on Snopes…true story. Beautiful but kinda tear-jerky. This is at the Arlington National Cemetery. Check out the link if you want to read more. “Readers may be interested to know that these wreaths — some 5,000 — are donated by the Worcester Wreath Co. of Harrington , Maine . The owner, Merrill Worcester, not...

December 28, 2008

How Was Christmas?

Ours went well…the kids got plenty spoiled dh and I got everything we asked for 🙂 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

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 🙂

December 24, 2008

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 🙁  Hopefully he’ll feel better today....

December 23, 2008

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

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 😀 Dinner consisted of steak or chicken (we all had steak), potatoes,...

December 19, 2008

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

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