Friday, December 19, 2008

ITt's Beggining to Look a Lot Like Christmas

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper for sure. I hate bags at Christmas. Maybe if I get crazy I'll even use some fabric.
2. Real tree or Artificial? I bought our Artificial tree last year. Both kids also have one in their rooms. We do have a live tree that we got our first year here, I've yet to decorate it. Maybe I can do that this weekend.
3. When do you put up the tree? Normally first part of December
4. When do you take the tree down? After the 12 days of Christmas.
5. Do you like eggnog? Nope, not a fan.
6. Favorite gift received as a child? All I can think of is a huge Christmas activity book. I used that thing for years.
7. Hardest person to buy for? My brothers
8. Easiest person to buy for? Juliet
9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, we have 3 out.
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? I would mail them if I remembered to make them time. I always seem to remember 5 days before Christmas.
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? With 5 other brothers and sister money was tight. One year I got socks, underwear and a manicure set. Gota say thou it makes you appreciate the small stuff and as a parent now where money is tight I know how my parents felt, and hey who doesn't need socks and underwear.
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Bells of St Mary
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Normally not until December, but Dh always tries and finds good deals on Black Friday. This years find is for Jonathan
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? I don't think so- but next month's bunko is a gift we received from Christmas
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Love my stuffing!
16. Lights on the tree? Yes – colorful (they all have to match too ... no half blinking, different sized, etc.) I want white ones outside, but I don't think we have any.
17. Favorite Christmas song? Little Drummer Boy-I've loved this song since I was 2.
18. Travel at Christmas or stay at home? Nope it's at our house this year.
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Yes: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? PJ's Christmas Eve, the others on Christmas
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Parking lots
23. What theme or color are you using? my tree is mostly gold.
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Mashed potatoes and gravy and my stuffing.
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? I love homemade with love gifts! Honestly, I already got the camera and printer I wanted on Black Friday-My Great find;)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Yeah I'm back

It's been crazy here. I've been working at the school all week on our Santa's Breakfast. Yep we're not PC. I was in charge of ticket sales. Out of the 800+ kids we have we pre-sold 503 tickets. Yep that was a fun job.

On Sunday the fam. drove up to Vegas so that J and I could see Mama Mia. I had wanted to see it so when S got free tickets he let me take J with me. While he and the other J went to Excalaber and the Luxor. J won lots of games including hitting all the jars off the box. Very cool.

Well of you haven't been watching the weather it's crazy. We woke up Monday to SNOW in VEGAS Crazy I tell ya. It didn't snow that much just a few flakes. Our plan was to go up the Efile Tower for a view of the strip. Well that was shot down due to ice. So the kids and I had a nice relaxing day while S played. Little did we know down by the Rio it was snowing like crazy. We were leaving on Tuesday to news that the highways were all closed the night before and that it snowed like crazy in Vegas. Where were we? We didn't see any of this. All we saw from our room was the Efile Tower, and the water show at the (sp) Balogio. So like I said we were leaving and just saw whilte on the other side of the freeway.

Another reason for my post is well I've been taged by Clare I chose grade school pictures. So here they are me in Kindergarden and 1st grade:

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Busy Busy Busy

Well December is in full swing and not slowing down. Both kids had projects to do this week. We're still looking for little green army men for Jt's diaramma. We had both scouts tonight. Jo was late to his, and I had to run to the store to grab a salad for Jt's for their Christmas party. Luckly I already had something for the gift exchange.

Did a couple of LOs this week. Hopefully I can do some more on Sun after Mass. S will be at the church most of the day for Pancake breakfast with the Knights.

Hopefully the tree will go up today. I want to wash the carpets first. fun fun fun.

Here's what I've done this week:

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

OUr Cristms Countdown

Are you counting down the days before Christmas. We are. I plan on making a little album of our countdown. On Dec 1st the UPS guy came with 2 boxes and Jingle made him run back to the truck so funny. Well of course he was gone by the time I thought he should be the highlight of the Christmas countdown but luckily we saw a UPS truck at Stater Bros. that night and of course I had my camera with me. I also took a picture of Jingle at the front door. Yesterday I had a really good day with J. I picked him up from school, came home then he asked if his Puffy Cheetos were still on sale, I said that it was the last day and did he think we should get some more. So back in the car we went. At the store he thought it would be a good idea if he got 4 bags and then get another 4 bags of for his sister. I said sure then had handed him a gift card and had him get in a line while I got in a different one, hoping we'd get done at the same time. Nope he was done super quick. I used the gift card to buy the other chips and then back to the car. Well my little guy insisted of taking the cart to the right spot and to open the door for me. Driving home he explained how a cell works and the shapes and everything that has to do with them. I told him I was amazed he retained all that information. He later wrote a page on it and made a cell out of candy that's due Friday. My amazing guy will be day 2 for sure.

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