Showing posts from December, 2007


Gosh the short weekend is almost over. It has certainly flown by. We left work a bit early Friday so that helped somewhat to make the weekend go a bit longer. At least I have the laundry almost done, folded and put away. Yeah me!!!
Yesterday Colleen wanted to do a little antiquing and to look for a Tim Holtz stamp she needed. So off we headed. First stop was Starbucks for coffee. Got to love Starbucks to start the shopping experience right? Then it was to RJ Peddlars and Mystic Paper for goodies. I found quite a few things on the antique side and scored the new Sommerset magazines I had been looking for. Yeap we even braved the downstairs with the ghost and I found a little metal heart basket. Colleen was able to find her Tim Holtz stamp plus a "FEW" other things and a beautiful quilt. Then it was on to ETC looking for the elusive Tim Holtz stamp organizer case thing. No luck again but managed to find some valentines stuff (yeah go figure as I hate Valentines Day …

Merry Merry

Wow Christmas 2007 rapidly came and went! It was a wonderful, happy, playful, laughing joyous day for me and my small family. TJ was the best and came in Christmas Eve and helped me prepare all the food for our dinner on Christmas Day. That was a big help believe me. It was a bit strange having someone besides me in the house but oh so appreciated. Even "Pedro" aka THE BIRD enjoyed his presence as he got lots of attention and treats.
Our meal Christmas Day was our family tradition, prime rib, augratin potatoes, squash, baked cabbage, breads, and desserts. Jennifer made a great eggnog bread pudding.
After the challenge for the 3 adults of solving their puzzel to find their gifts (of note the 2 youngest members of the family solved, found and opened theirs b4 the "adults" figured theirs out), we ate our huge meal. It was too funny to watch.
Following gifts and a big meal we retired to the kitchen table for games. Now TJ and John are the most competive 2 guys so …

Christmas is almost here

It is hard to believe that 2007 is almost over and Christmas is rushing in at a breakneck speed. For once "knock on wood" I am ready, gifts are wrapped, food for Christmas dinner is bought and in the refrig or counter top, house is sparkling clean and I am enjoying the few remaining hours in peace. I am so looking forward to Christmas Day with TJ, Jenn, John, Mr Anthony and Sadera. Have lots of plans and hope that they work out. We are having the Bamsey traditional prime rib, augratin potatoes, augratin cabbage, squash and all the other trimmings. And as per tradition we are trying some new recipes from Pioneer Woman Cooks.
I have as of yet to get a decent pic of my tree with all the lights on. I plan to try again tonight! So here is some brief glimpses of Christmas at my house 2007.

Our dinner table set and ready to go just need food

My Mercury glass cake platter I scored at Kohl's 60% off sale. Soon, like this afternoon it will provide the base for one of Coll…

Anthony's Day

Despite a previous nite of tons of rain and wind the big birthday party was still on. Jenn and John again outdid themselves in the wow factor of pulling together a CSI mystery party. "POKEMAN MISSING"
Each boy was sent an invitation in the CSI envelope. Jenn put together little packages of math problems for the boys to solve. When they had completed correctly their math problems they had to decode the numbers into letters and put the letters into words to form the clues. Lots of fun for the boys. After the first set of clues, they moved to the autopsy room for another set of clues. She made a brain mold and put scrabble pieces in the jello. Each boy was then given the "scapel" to dissect a portion of the brain. Let me tell you how much boys enjoy the gory details of cutting up the brain. Once they had that mission accomplished the final clues had to be gotten by rubbing graphite over a card. Each boy had a letter and then it for…

Finally Friday

It is finally Friday and the busy weekend is soon to be here. I am looking forward to breakfast with friends tomorrow am and Anthony's birthday party tomorrow afternoon. Sunday will be catch up day for me. Only 2 classes this week. Yeap a slow week for me.
Last nite was star class with Michelle at Devine Memories. We altered a paper mache star. Now I need to find a place to hang it. I really like my little star.

Wed was our regular Stampin Up club class. We finished up our 2008 calendar project. We altered coasters to make this calendar. It is so cute.

So that is it in a nutshell short and sweet. Hope all have a great weekend. Pics of Anthony's BD will be coming

1st project

Well, I am late doing my first project from Theresa's 12 Days of Christmas Class, but it is done. I say done the book is done now to fill it. Our prompts were to make a book to keep track of the gifts we are getting each person on our list. So book done lists not done. I used My Minds Eyes Papers and a Sara Binder I had here at home. Still plan to tweak it with embellishments and of course the "LISTS" More pics when I have it completed.
So now I guess I need to put on my thinking cap and get to the 2nd prompt. Ya I am about 3 days behind. But since it is an online class I can do them in any order and at my leisure. Loving this online class.

Cold+Windy+ Rain+ Family= Fun Saturday

We all decided that Saturday would be a family outing for fun. Unfortunately Jen's husband John (aka Daddy John) wasn't able to join us due to playing in his band in Glendale. I woke up to cold wet windy rainy cloudy weather. Yuck. I was glad our outing was planned for indoors. So once all the troops arrived, (and let it be known that Jen and the kids were at my house on time!!! TJ not on time!!!)we headed to Wildflower for breakfast. A good way to start our adventure!
Following breakfast it was to our destination Bass Outdoor World or something like that. It is a huge huge sportsman outdoor store. The neatest thing was the water features and all the "stuffed" animals. We did have fun walking around seing the biggest Margarita machine we have ever seen, big big big BBQ and of course guns guns guns, fishing poles etc. We ate at the resturant and doubt we will go back there again. Food not so good. After that adventure we headed back to my house and the kids…