Psalm 106:1

Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas Survey

I thought this looked like a fun little questionnaire on my friend Caroline's blog, so I thought I would copy and paste it!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Definitely wrapping paper!! Especially for the kiddos! They LOVE to unwrap presents! But I have to admit, I am NOT a wrapper! My hubby takes on that task! He is awesome! I pretty much stink at it!
2. Real tree or artificial?
Artificial! Who doesn't LOVE a pre-lit tree!!
3. When do you put up the tree?
This year right after Thanksgiving....when you have an excited little girl begging, we didn't have a choice:-)
4. Do you like eggnog?
Nasty!! Coffee will do for me!
5. Favorite gift received as a child?
Celine Dion concert tickets from my parents when she came to the Pyramid! And I got an extra one to take a friend! Of course I took Sarah Moseley, since she shared my LOVE for super sappy love songs:-)
6. Do you have a nativity scene?
No. But, I really would like one....I wanted to get a Fisher Price one for the kids this year...whoops! I forgot!
7. Hardest person to buy for?
.My husband!! The man doesn't tell you ANYTHING he wants!!!
8. Easiest person to buy for?
EVERYONE, except my husband:-)
9. Mail or email Christmas cards?
I have always mailed them, except for this year I am WAY BEHIND, but to be COMPLETELY honest, if everyone I sent to had an email address, and it wasn't SUPER tacky, I might just email them!
10. Favorite Christmas movie?
Home Alone
11. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
Around Thanksgiving....but I start making a list of ideas in January:-) I typically don't let the gift giving stress me out anymore!
12. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
Anything my mom makes, she is a GREAT cook! And she always makes the BEST desserts!
13. Clear lights or colored lights on the tree?
Clear for our family tree and outside, but I eventually would like to get a tree with colored lights for the kids playroom! We are adding a little each year As much as I LOVE the decorations, I HATE spending a ton of money on Christmas decorations, unless they are on sale!!! I try to hit up the 50% off stuff after Christmas!
14. Favorite Christmas song?
O Holy Night~
15. Travel or stay home at Christmas?
Both, this year we will be home for Christmas Eve and Day and then head to Arkansas the day after Christmas for Jason's side of the family Christmas
16. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer?
Of course, but isn't Rudolph the MOST FAMOUS reindeer of all?:-)
17. Angel on tree top or star?
Red sparkly star, but I already have plans for a really cool tree topper next year after getting some ideas from some super crafty women at the church!
18. Open the presents Christmas Eve or Morning?
Jason and I have always opened on Christmas morning, but as a kid I can remember my parents letting my brother and I open ONE present from under the tree on Christmas Eve, and they got to pick it, and of course it was usually something like socks:-), but still fun non-the-less. I think we may let our kids do the same thing! I love making new traditions for our family!
19. The most annoying thing about this time of year?
CRAZY traffic and CRAZY Christmas shoppers!! I am AMAZED at how many people will put themselves in COMPLETE debt each year over Christmas gifts!!! We are trying to teach our children that it's not the amount of money you spend on the gift, but the "thought" behind the gift!! DON'T JUST BUY, TO BUY!!! Because most importantly, Christmas is ultimately not about "gifts", but about the the one TRUE gift that God gave us, JESUS!!!!!
20. What I love most about Christmas?
Celebrating Jesus, Christmas music, decorations, Christmas Dinner, Family, Making Christmas Treats, and creating new traditions with the kids!! I LOVE celebrating Christmas through my kids eyes.....beautiful!


Thursday, December 10, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!

LOVE these babies!!!!

My sweet baby (big) girl!!!!

Who could resist this smile!!!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

8 things....

It's been a while since I've posted....I feel like I'm always trying to come up for air....Two kiddos is HARD WORK.....One of my New Years Resolutions is to *try* an update more frequently!....So just for fun.........

8 Things!

8 Things I'm Looking Forward To:

1. Christmas activities with the kids (Starry Nights, Storytime with Santa, Alpine Village)
2. A FULL nights sleep without one of the kids waking up
3. Delivering gifts to our CRB (Christmas in a Red Bag) family
4. Jason taking off a few days for the Holidays (We when daddy is home)
5. Painting/Decorating Macie's "big girl" room upstairs
6. Caleb crawling
7. Beach vacation next summer!
8. Macie and Caleb being able to really play together and the possibility of a 3rd child in the future....(Maybe)

8 Things I Did Yesterday:

1. Went to church at Highpoint (AWESOME!!)
2. Ate lunch at Swanky Taco (LOVE me some Chicken Salad)
3. Fed, clothed, bathed, played, and tended to both kids by myself (Jason had to work ALL day)
4. Laundry.....laundry.....and MORE laundry......(it never ends)
5. Made cookies with Macie while listening to Chipmunks Christmas
6. Washed my china after using it Saturday at the Women's Christmas Dinner at church.
7. Marinated a Pork Tenderloin to freeze and cook later....I LOVE cooking ahead
8. Picked up the HUGE mess the TORNADO (a.k.a Macie Jewel) made all over our house

8 Things I Wish I Could Do:

1. Go on Cruise with the hubby~no kids
2. Have a FULL day to myself......without having to come home and feed a baby:-)
3. Figure out the PERFECT gift for the hubby....the man is SO hard to buy for!
4. Stay caught up on all my chores, meal planning, and budgeting
5. Be given a fully loaded gift card to Target.....oh that is my happy place:-)
6. Figure out how to get Macie to leave her brothers head alone (no mashing, poking, hitting, rubbing, name it, she does it to his head!!!!!)
7. Have time to read a book from start to finish
8. Let go of some of my obsessive compulsive/stressful tendencies.....and I wander where my daughter gets it from:-)

8 TV Shows I Enjoy:

1. Days of Our Lives (yes it's a Soap, and YES I LOVE it....DON'T JUDGE!!) It's my
2. Mercy
3. Private Practice
4. Grey's Anatomy
5. Food Network
6. Criminal Minds
7. Today Show
8. Dr. OZ


1. Target
2. Sonic drinks
3. Pedicures
4. Cooking (find a great recipe)
5. Jeans, a T-shirt, and running shoes
6. Cheesecake Factory (Nashville)
7. My mini-van (yes, I said it, I LOVE it)
8. Mothers Day Out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!