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Sunday night activity


Auntie, Nana, Uncle Jimmy, Tony, the two boys and I watched the movie Elf after Sunday night dinner and then strung popcorn and cranberries for stage two of the tree decorating. Nick ran out of steam halfway through his first string, Tony was really into it this year. Joe however went to his room for burping at the dinner table(he’s a repeat offender, three strikes and you are in your room)and fell asleep! Looking good.

November 30, 2008 at 11:49 pm Leave a comment

Pavement forest

Yep, we hunted for our tree at the old pavement forest that is the Home Depot parking lot. I let the kids and Hubba pick out the tree as I’m not very picky. As long as it smells good! We were in and out of there in less than 10 minutes.


“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree:  the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.”  ~Burton Hillis

November 30, 2008 at 2:56 pm Leave a comment

lights, letters, and Christmas action

It was a productive day….

img_3546_2The boys helped Dad put up the Christmas lights. Tony was a real big help with the fuse box and what not the other two, not so much. They spent most of the time on the front yard flapping their arms. Then….


Letters to Santa, written, mailed, & waiting for a response! WHooo. Tomorrow we tackle the tubs and tubs of decorations. Come on Christmas!

November 29, 2008 at 11:30 pm Leave a comment

Thanksgiving Day Fun

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!
~Author Unknown

What a great Thanksgiving!


What fun to see family


The kids were in Heaven.


A cute new family member.


The soon to be college bound Gina and Riley


The Lovely Aunt Lorraine


A little orchard fun.


Tony’s cousins are awesome. I just love seeing them. And Aunt Lorraine is so sweet, I LOVE her! They are such a close knit family, it’s nice to see a strong family connection between people. We talked and laughed, we ate the yummiest turkey and onion pie and yams and…… let me tell tell you Terese and Richard are the best hosts in the whole wide world. It really is a warm wonderful holiday. 

November 28, 2008 at 2:19 am 1 comment


h_dardik_thanksgivingcard_11“The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts.  No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.”  ~H.U. Westermayer

I am thankful. I hope you are thankful, too. enjoy.

November 27, 2008 at 1:32 am Leave a comment

operator error


Frantic, I was frantic as I was desperately trying to pull the dryer dial to get the stupid thing to go on, I’m thinking crap…we can’t afford to replace a flipp’n dryer. The dial kept coming off when I tried to pull it out to turn it, to begin the dry cycle. The thing is the dryer has a button to push that says “push to start” I was using the washer actions on the dryer. I am so happy I didn’t call anyone or panic at any higher of a level than simply sweating/heart racing. I think I have a lot on my brain…or nothing at all.dork.

November 26, 2008 at 1:16 am Leave a comment

Arts and crafts

I had a great day at the boys school. It was the last day before Thanksgiving break and we partied. In Kindergarten I got to help make butter and monitor a clay tree project. In second grade I got to help monitor an art project, watch an ice cube turkey race, and make some snacks. I’m telling you, you don’t get these days back EVER. The joy on their faces makes me so happy. Building good memories with the lil farts one day at a time…


I’m happy I get to go in and help.grateful for the opportunity.

On a side note sometimes when I got into classrooms a parent will confuse my wanna-be craftiness for artist ability to that, I giggle, and I think about a quote I read once and was reminded of recently on THIS SITE,  “know the difference between art and crafts”.

November 25, 2008 at 10:23 am Leave a comment

Totally forgot about baking monday!

So I totally forgot about baking Monday, but never fear, Pillsbury saved the day! I bought refrigerated sugar cookie dough at the store for a school project tomorrow and made it tonight instead! Little cinnamon and sugar….calling it a guilt free Monday!

November 24, 2008 at 6:31 pm 1 comment

A sliver of the weekend


Nick and Joe made a tent in the livingroom using books from their bedroom to hold it up.img_3367

Tony had a buddy spend the night and play and play and play.


Went to the library and Nick drew me a heart and some priceless words

November 23, 2008 at 8:30 pm Leave a comment

I’m Hungry


“I’m Huuuung-rrrry” whines the oldest little boy at my house, “I haven’t had a thing to eat since lunch!” the littlest(and smartest) replies, “Mom just gave us carrots. They are healthy and juicy and YOU didn’t eat any, YOU should have eated some.” (At this moment I’m giving Joe some serious mental high fives and Tony is very quiet).


You go Joe!

November 22, 2008 at 7:02 pm Leave a comment

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