Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My husband IS handy!

Have you ever thought "pulease" when your husband said "Oh, I can make THAT!"????? Yep, that's me. I even told my class one year and they ratted me out! Anyway, on to the end...he DID make it!!! I couldn't post it at the beginning of the month because of the surprise factor for our visiting family! LOVE IT!!!! Thanks bunches and bunches honey!!!

Partied Out!

It seems like I've partied for days, but really it's only been a couple of parties that we've attended. I just really "enjoy" the annual company Christmas parties!!! It's so much fun to sit next to people you don't know and have a three hour dinner! It was fun this year because I just started talking to anyone who would listen!! I sat in on conversations of others and made all kinds of comments. I figured, hey, I'll only see them once a year...maybe ;-)

Monday, December 21, 2009


I know that this year has been one of turmoil in most of American's lives, but I am feeling very blessed. I'm not bragging, I'm just overwhelmed sometimes by how I once thought I didn't have enough. Now, I look at life and am so grateful for every little thing! It's not perfect, but neither am I! I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

Friday, December 18, 2009


Have you ever thought your life has been portrayed on the big screen? Me-yes, it has! Why on earth was it "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" instead of something like "Little House on the Prairie" or "The Andy Griffith Show" or even "Growing Pains"...I reached this train of thought last night during a charity photo shoot with the same wonderful girl who took our family photos this fall. Little guy is screaming and running around like George of the Jungle. The two big ones are teenagers---need I say more (I could write a BOOK)! Aside from inflated teen egos and a FULL blown-100%-17 month old boy, we got some good pictures.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Busy bee!

I am constantly on the go during this time of the year! Well it's no surprise that the big E wanted something special whipped up for his upcoming swearing in at the city council meeting/council Christmas party. So, I decided to be a little sarcastic and really make a creation of something that irritates me = a water tower cake.

It's the water tower that irritates me...not the cake. What a waste!!! One citizen said, "Look it blends in with the sky." Ugh!

Well, here it is :)

I made dirt cake that is topped with dyed coconut. I hot glued cake/dowel rods and popsicle sticks together as the base. Then, baked two very small cakes and smushed them together with icing after slicing the rounded tops off to use as the bottom and top of the water tower tank. I used food coloring to paint the sticks and color the icing. I had the big E print the city logo and I laminated it. Then, stuck the logo on with icing as well. It was so much fun! Next year, I'll modify it by attaching the remainder of what the city owes on it ;-)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

4 wheelers and Santa Bobbers

4 wheelers and Santa bobbers have ONE thing in common...The Bass Pro Shop!

We had a blast! Here Aiden is waiting to see Santa. He's playing with a decoration and loves touching it.

Moments after playing with the nutcracker, he enjoys his visit with Santa! This has to be my favorite Santa picture ever! Santa kept smiling and Aiden just kept getting louder!!!!! See his hands...that's his praying hands!!!! Too funny!

Even she tried to sooth him with a candy cane...that was a no go!

I was disappointed with the crafts. They were great crafts, but executed ALL wrong. I DON'T want a craft that Santa's elves make!!! I WANT a craft that my little elves make. I need to be in charge of Bass Pro crafts for the holiday season!

This guy waited patiently for someone to play checkers.

It was a good trip and we'll return next year, but I think I'm going to have to let go of the craft control!

Wider than the sky...

Thoughts about our daily lives.