Thursday, December 28, 2006
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
1.Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Egg nog, but just one cup, on CHristmas Eve...
2.Does "Santa" wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Wrapped of course!
3.Colored lights on tree/house or white? White...
4.Do you hang mistletoe? Yep. just got a new one from my sis.. any reason to trap Micah for a kiss is a good one!!LOL 5.When do you put your decorations up? The day after Thanksgiving... ALWAYS!!
6.What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? My mother in laws Broccoli Casserole
7.Favorite Holiday memory as a child? Going to cut down our own tree... 4 girls, one mother, lots of snide comments, and probably a curse word or two. That is the funny one. The other is singing at church on Christmas Eve... I loved the little candles!
8.When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? Ya' know, I don't even remember, so apparently it wasn't too earth shattering for me!
9.Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Not usually.
10.How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? White lights, "old fashioned" looking ornaments,this year we added hand painted eggs that I picked up in Austria. 10.Snow! Love it or Dread it? Love it! I stay home and bake!!!
11.Can you ice skate? A bit...
12.Do you remember your favorite gift? Sony headphones in the 5th grade...man I thought I was so cool!!!!!!!!!!!
13.What's the most exciting thing about the Holidays for you? The spiritual realization of Christ's birth... it amazes me to think what He gave up to become a helpless baby... We also love the tree decorating, the extra time with family and friends, the happiness of it all...
14.What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? Apple pie... I love it- But only HOME MADE!!
15.What is your favorite holiday tradition? I love getting the tree after Thanksgiving. I also enjoy our Christmas Eve dinner. Every year we have a tradtional German meal... YUM! (Sorry Miss Brown English Muffin, no mint jelly here... unless you want it on your sauerkraut???LOL)
16.What tops your tree? The tree topper is an angel that a former student's "Granny" made for me... I love it! 17.Which do you prefer: give or receive? I like BOTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL... remember I am a 4th child folks!!
18.What is your favorite Christmas Song? Away in the Manger. I love it especially this year as both boys sing it in the back of the car... so cute!!
19. Candy Canes? The honest truth... ugh,this is so humiliating.... I like Candy Canes after a few months in the cookie jar... they get softer and "chewy", and I love them that way. THERE! NOW YOU KNOW...I LIKE OLD,SOFT, CANDY CANES... I realize I may never hear from some of you again once you read that shockingly gross fact about me, but it feels good to come clean.... Happy Holidays... Here are some Holiday album pages... do they make up for the fact that I am a GOCCE? (Gross Old Candy Cane Eater)
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Yep, Disney! We went to see my sis and my little nephew down in Florida. He is such a cutie. We even went to Disney and the Animal Kingdom. The boys loved it, even though they are a bit too young to really get it some of it. They were happy just to see it all really!!
The funny thing was, Lincoln got most excited about the "train" ride from the parking lot to the entrance!LOL. Then we took him into toon town and I said, "Do you want to go see Mickey Mouse's house???" He got all excited and said. "Oh YES!!!!" and started running towards it. He stopped and looked at me and said, "Who is Mickey Mouse?" i was laughing so stinking hard.
Then, he sat on Santa's lap, and when Santa said, "What do you want for Christmas?" He said, "Oh, nothing. We already have a tree, but thanks Santa! BYe!" and hopped off running back to me. He was so funny! The weather was CHILLY for Florida too, but it was perfect for going to the theme parks. I was originally going to try and take Ali's classes in Tampa, but thanks to Jury Duty we had to cut the trip short, plus I felt bad taking a whole day of our mini-vacation and leaving Micah with all the kiddos... Here is the BEST part...we get home and ... yep, you guessed it... Micah did NOT even have to go down for the stinking jury duty! Oh, well... it just wasn't meant to be this time I guess!!LOL.
I will have to say, my little guys were sooooo good in the car. They played with little matchbox cars, read books, ate snacks, sang with us, and slept. It was a fun road trip... except for the EXTREMELY disappointing Vanilla Mocha Smoothie from the gas station... it was so gross. It tasted like cherry pipe tabacco. Really. Micah even said so. I was a bit bummed, it was my to be my special "car drink", but wowee, if that is the worst part of our trip... we did great!!LOL.
Hope you guys are all having fun planning and doing Holidayish things!! We sure are... I am off to get caught up on some "stuff"... laundry, bills, etc... I will post some Holiday album pics soon!
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
I had it all done on Friday, except the "2006". I thought I had little number stamps, so I wanted to use those with some paint... no, I do not own number stamps... weird that I thought I did though huh? So, I resorted, finally, to the rubons... not loving them... may cover them up at a later date and change it a little. I would like to note that there is no stapled ribbon, or paint on the edges thus far... a major accomplishment for me!LOL. I will be sanding all the photo edges though.... Come on, you didn't expect me to go cold turkey here did ya'?
The little trees in the left corner are actually triangle jump rings that I put patterned paper behind, I think they came out cute, except that the KI memories glue leaves a residue everywhere... I may have to modpodge the cover because if it. And that paper is not actually visible directly above the bookplate. The gluedots have a little "give" and shifted during scanning...
I am relaxed and having fun this holiday season already... I took alot of stress out by getting all adults giftcards,and not worrying over the outside decorations. So this little book should be fun, I am writing down the memories in my trusty little sketch book, so I can scrap them at any time.
Ok, its very late, I couldn't sleep, and now, I am clearly babbling, and oddly, I am not nearly as sarcastic at 3:21am as I am in the day... what a fun new fact about me... I am a nicer person in the middle of the night...um, when no one sees me... sweet... go Team Jude...