Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Worst Christmas Gift EVA...TRY TO BEAT THIS ONE!

Welcome to the 1st installment of the
You know it has happened to you, maybe your just too nice to admit it, but deep down inside you were thinking "WHAT WERE THEY THINKING WHEN THEY BOUGHT THIS"??? Maybe you even thought to yourself.."Does this person even really like me"?

So we flash back to the 80's.
A period in time where my hair looked like this:

If you would like to check out the rest of my post...please click on over to the 5 Moms today!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I ♥ Faces...Out Takes!

Here it is, the cutest out take that I could find!!!
This was taken at Receivers Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast.
I was trying to get 3 little boys to look at me Receiver looked up at me and said
no more pictures, but my camera snapped accidentally.
WHOOPS! Here comes cuteness...who can resist that orange mustache?

Check out I♥Faces this week. The out takes are amazingly funny!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

No Time Like the PRESENTs.....

Well - We survived! Made it through another December
(and yes December ends at Christmas day)!
I'm not sure how many of you know this but December is one of the MOST hectic months that my job has to offer so it is just pure madness with Christmas parties, shopping and present buying as well as all the shuffling to sports and school and activities. I'm sure you can all concur that December is fantastic, amazing and magnificent but I for one am really ready to see it go every year! ;)

Here are some highlights over the past couple of days that made us laugh, cry and remember how Thankful we should be. We are all so blessed!

1. 19" Snowfall from Christmas Eve all the way through Christmas night.
Although it was beautiful, it made for some pretty yucky comings and goings.
It also made for a hubs who spent most of the day with my dad in the driveway with our snowblower..BOO!

2. My brothers fiance falling asleep after our Christmas Eve dinner.
We really only see them a couple of times a year,
so it was pretty funny that she just ZONKED out for all of us to make fun of!!! ;)

3. The boys waking up at 5:45am to tell me that "SANTA" brought Mom the biggest stuff.
I mean they could hardly believe that I got something bigger then them
(hello much needed jewlery box...I love you)!

4. Quarterback reading the Christmas story in the Bible.
He read it so beautifully and it was very centimental for me.

5. Jamming 24 people into our house for Christmas brunch. Man-
We are not sure how we do it every year but somehow we manage to!

Hope that everyone else had a blessed Christmas!

PS...what is it about Christmas Photos? Mine NEVER turn out as good as my other shots..
Is it because I am too lazy or stressed out? I need some help here!!! ;)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Festive Family Bowling....

It's my posting day over @ Five Moms so come check out what
 I have to say about Christmas Day Activities!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Cheer!!!

This time of year with the hustle and bustle,
We have to STOP for a visit with Santa!
These past couple of weeks have been filled with festivities, food and friends!
Hope everyone is having a blessed Christmas Season!

Eyeglasses Guest Post

Kids & Eyeglassesby: Hillary @ GlassesUSA

If you have a young child who has told you in the past
"Mommy, I can't see the chalk board..." -you should consider yourself lucky.
Most children will not tell you that they can't see. In fact, my middle sister was told by her son's nursery school teacher that his behavior might be caused by a problem with his vision. Luckily for my sister, her son did not need eyeglasses at four-years-old. Unfortunately, statistically speaking - my nephew will need eyeglasses by the time he's 10-years-old. Luckily for my nephew, eyeglasses have become a lot more fashionable.

So, how do you handle a kid who needs prescription glasses?
Well, consider the factors against a kid who wears glasses. Kids in school might make fun of them for being "four eyed" but chances are, in this day and age -
wearing glasses is considered cool.
The younger the child is when they start wearing glasses, the better they are at getting used to them. Also, if a child is used to seeing someone else in the house wearing glasses, the stigma that glasses are for nerds won't really exist.

How else can you help your child adjust to wearing eyeglass frames? Give them encouragement. The more you tell your kid that they look great and perhaps they even look smart, the more comfortable they will feel. Making wearing eyeglasses a positive thing. Remind your son or daughter to wear their eyeglasses at all times but also teach them to be careful because eyeglasses can break. If your daughter is a fashion fiend, reward her by purchasing more than one pair of glasses for her when she does something well. She will start to see that glasses are not a negative appliance that she has to wear (like head-gear!) but rather a fashionable accessory that can accent her wardrobe.

The more positive incentives and encouragement you give your kids when it comes to wearing eyeglasses, the easier it will be for them to adjust. If kids are mean at school, remind them that bullies just want to get a rise out of them and also that some of the smartest and most successful people in history have worn eyeglasses.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


We have a winner folks...of the $15.00 ITUNES gift card ;)

DRUM ROLL PLEASE...............

Comment # 9 thanks to

Thanks to Heidi for allowing me to guest host!!! ;)

Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday Freebie Giveaway!!!

Sacred and Profane

Tis the season to be Jolly......

hosts a weekly giveaway and this month she is allowing people to help out...
so of course I signed up!!!

So tell them what they have won Johnnie (or going to win if your name is drawn)!

Up for grabs, right before the holidays.... a $15 ITUNES Gift Card!!!

Why Thank you miss Tarah...whatever do I do to enter such a drawing????

LEAVE A COMMENT...that's all folks. It's Christmas....lets keep it simple!!!

Arriving before Christmas! You know you want it, or your kid wants it or you want to download that Carrie Underwood or Casting Crowns song....What Ev...just leave a comment!

Don't forget to Thank HEIDI!!!

Contest ends at Midnight tonight 12/11/2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Merry Christmas...

So, I sit down for a little CSI Miami last night
(yes, I know David Caruso is the MOST annoying actor on the planet)
but to a Minnesota girl who is beggining to only see white...
some sandy beaches are just what the doctor ordered on Monday night!!!
I digress...

Anywho..about half way through I see this little commercial.
And I think to myself...
If this happened for ME as a Christmas gift someone would have some
SPLAININ TO DO!!! is 12 seconds!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Feeling like Christmas...PART 1 I will admit, I am a day give away ended yesterday and I just PLUM forgot with all the Christmas hoopla to do my here goes SOMETHIN:

True Random Number Generator

Min: 1

Max: 25

Result: 24

What are the chances of this.......Lemonade Makin Mama who I totally blogged STALKED from my cousin He & Me + 3 came back to leave me a comment and BAM....just like that she snagged my giveaway so Sasha...COME AND GET IT GIRL!!! ;)

$10.00 to the place of your choice
(providing it is not some off the wall place called Humdingers that I can't find) LOL.

Thanks to all my NEW and OLD followers for playing along...I love all of you dearly!!! ;)