Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Christmas was great at our house. We got a Wii, and a new TV. We are very excited!! Quite an upgrade from a 10 inch TV to a 22 in!! YAY!!
I also got some clothes, gift cards, a monogrammed necklace, boots, and a few other things.
We got the Wii Fit game. Have any of you tried it? I am really liking it a lot. I don't think it is a fantastic work out, but I guess it depends on which games you play, how long you do it, and how much you get 'into' it.
We just got back from going to the mall. Bath & Body Works is having a really great sale. I got several lambs, some cute lamb slippers, and a few other things, all for under $13. They will be great presents! With out the sale I think the total would have been about $54. I saved a ton!! WHHHOOOO HOOO!!! Do you know of any great after Christmas sales??
Today we moved my Grandma into a retirement home. It was a mixture of happy and sad. Happy because I can stop worrying about her, in a big house all alone, and sad because my mom has lived in it since she was my age. You can pray that she is able to sell her old house, and make lots of friends in her new home. Her new home is nice light, and airy. She has a bedroom, two GIANT bathrooms, a kitchen, office, and living room, which is plenty for her. I helped her arrange the furniture, hang up pictures, and organize. I really hope she enjoys it there. She is now about one hour away (instead of 30 minutes) but that isn't that bad. She is about 3 minutes down the road from my Aunt though. I was glad to see my cousins again while we were moving her, because they are usually away at college.
I mentioned above that I got boots. They are actually knock off chocolate brown, UGGS. I never actually knew what I thought of them, but I really need some sort of comfy winter shoes. I must admit, they are not nearly as bad as I thought they were, and the inside is so warm and cozy. They have grown on me a lot. I started out hating them and saying I would never buy any, to actually getting a pair. (GASP!) What do you think about them? I couldn't get over the shapelessness of them for a while, but I don't mind it that much any more. I wore them today with a gray cable knit shirt, a brown undershirt, and jeans. It actually ended up looking pretty good. I have also worn them with a pink and brown argyle shirt. I really like my Uggs, but I dont really like the tan/light brown short boots. (Just a personal opinion.)
So what are you doing to bring in the New Year? 2010. I cannot believe it. WOW!
Friday, December 25, 2009
So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
The Shepherds and the Angels
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."
So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told."
What is really humbling is the fact that Jesus Christ was born in a stable, the lowliest place someone could have been born in.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
We just got back from my 2nd cousins house. We were there for lunch, (which was Delicious) and got to swim in her pool.
MERRY CHRISTMAS!! 5 more days! Incredible.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Here are the rules-
1. List 10 things that make you happy
2. Tag 10 other people to brighten their day!
Okay, heres my list.
1. Christmas foods (see post below)
2. My family & friends
3. Lilly Pulitzer
4. Siamese cats, and weimaraners
5. Cake decorating
6. Spring cleaning
7. Making pulled mints with Gigi (Gran Gran) at Christmas time
8. Reading good books
9. Taking photos
10. Decorating the house
1. Liz, at Mabels House
2. Lindsey, at Sweet Simplicity
3. Kelly, at Mr. & Mrs. Smith
4. Whitney, at The Glam life of a housewife
5. Summer Wind
6. Muffy, at Muffy Martini
7. Sweet Pea, at Horse, Hound, & Home
8. Katie, from a Hokie & a Wahoo
9. Megan, at Tales of the Trees
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
You could pray that I pass, meet some one I could talk to, and also pass in-car.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
We rented bikes for the week, went swimming, watched the food network, relaxed, visited a wild life preserve, picked fresh oranges/grapefruits/limes, & went shopping.
For thanksgiving dinner we had-
Turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, rolls, iced tea, & pumpkin pie.
Everything was great!
I bought several souvenirs-
- 1 pair of shell earrings
- 1 pair of sea horse earrings
- 1 pair of starfish earrings
- Shells (both at the beach and at a store.)
I am very excited about my earrings! They are very nautical and were only $5! INCREDIBLE!!!
Last night my youth group watched 'The Prestige.' It was a very interesting movie- and yet I liked it. We had a long discussion about it afterwards. It was kind of dark and depressing, but I cannot even believe how someone thought up the plot. It was kind of like a mystery, about two magicians batting each other, and seeing who could make the best tricks. There were some gory scenes, so I would not advise that little kids watch it. Have you seen it? If so, what did you think?
Monday, November 16, 2009
Grilled chicken, red and yellow pepper kabobs
For dessert we had something that was a lot like tiramisu (MY FAVORITE DESSERT!) but it was slightly different.
Oh my word, I just looked out the window (At 5:32 PM) and it is dark. DARK!!! So early!! NOOOOOO! Well I guess that is what comes inside the winter package. Darkness, cold, and snow. Sounds good to me. (HA)
Have a good rest of the week!