Monday, December 29, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Look at this yummy dough, just waiting to be transformed into sugar cookie deliciousness.
Last but not least, we have the guest bathroom. A little more 17 cent wonderfulness and I can feel satisfied that Christmas has indeed been here.
Now let's go check those cookies.
And yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, and he's going to need some cookies. Let's try dipping them in a little chocolate too.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
I have all the shopping done, but not a single thing wrapped. If it weren't for the in-laws we wouldn't have anything under the tree. And yes, the tree is fully decorated, with a snazzy looking tree skirt/bedsheet. I even hung some garland and put a mini-tree in the loft. I will post pictures later this afternoon when I can think of where I've put the camera. Until then, I'll lay here in bed and watch the Regis & Kelly holiday pajama party.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
The best part of dinner? Dessert! We always have a hard time choosing which of the scrumptious calorie-laden melted goodness to try. This time bananas foster won out: white chocolate, caramel, bananas & cinnamon flambeed tableside. yummmmmmy!
Graham cracker & Oreo coated marshmallows, strawberries, brownies, cheesecake & rice Krispie treats... hello lover!
At the end of the night we were miserably full... but it was sooooooo worth it!
On an unrelated note, this is what we woke up to this morning:
You can't tell by his face, but he was excited about breaking out the hoodie :) The even crazier part? It's supposed to be 70 again by Christmas!
Friday, December 19, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I started decorating the tree at 8:30 with the young un cheerfully announcing each ornament and when he got. Just so you know, everyone is his favorite ;) So those of you who were thinking of reporting me to CPS for lack of Christmas Spirit can rest easy. It is done.
Life has been moving right along at warp speed lately and I haven't had time to post about my very first award! It's from Mikki over at Here's what let's do. The lemonade award... you know, like when life hands you lemons... I must say that lately my philosophy has been when life hands you lemons grab your spray adhesive, glitter and some ribbon to make a centerpiece. It's been a battle to remain positive at work and I have done everything within my power to make it fun for me (wonder twin powers with the teacher next door, my easy button, eating a whole plate of cake balls by myself),
So with that being said, here are the rules:
Put the logo on your blog or post.
Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude!
Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.
Monica @ Monica's Musings
Tricia @ Fabulous since 1961
Colleen @ Anything but Nice
Kelly @ Fabulous K
Enjoy your awards!
Also, on Tuesday I got a lovely package in the mail from Michelle at Monkey's Mama. I won a giveaway on her blog for some gorgeous photo cards and a matted print. She is in a conundrum concerning a new blog layout, so stop by and help her out. You'll be back, I promise.
My brother is officially back home after a 27 day hospital stay. Miracles still occur, and it is nothing short of that to be pulled from a truck nearly dead and 27 days later be at home, sitting on the couch watching TV. He still has several months ahead of him in therapy for his leg, but things are looking really good right now.
The family Christmas gathering. Check out that nifty sweatshirt. I made them every year. (on an unrelated note, 5 of those kids are either teachers or on the way to becoming a teacher)
Ahhhh, the excitement of Christmas morning. Dad always got the first look and then caught our smiling faces. Eventually I learned to fix my hair before this shot :) Note the deer head on the wall...he had a santa hat too!
Thanks for all the sweet comments on the teacher gifts. I tried to think of things I would like to get and went from there. As much as I love some sugary sweets, I know that there are only so many oreo truffles one can eat. I did end up donating a few to my school's silent auction as well. Only 2.5 more days to get through and I can go on holiday autopilot :)
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
And now a little too dark... the cat is clearly getting a little antsy
Seriously, can we just take the picture already?
The Mr's secret identity is flash gordon
Almost there... just need to fix those lights coming out of his neck.
Playing around after the shoot.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I used mini ornaments, bells, old earrings and beads to fill this in. It took a while to get all those jump rings attached. Hence the loss of feeling in the finger tips. One more craft done!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
But woke up to this.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Oh your eyes do not deceive you my friends,that does indeed mark a record high of 73 with tonight's low of 32. The low started blowing in right about the time school got out, just in time for me to make a coat-less dash to the car. By 5:45 not only was it cold, but it started sleeting. And the evening news had this lovely prediction.
There is nothing better than a snow day in the days between Thanksgiving and Christmas break (or as I like to refer to them, the days that violate my 8th amendment rights). I can assure you that I am hoping & praying harder than any of my students! I may even have to break out the fuzzy slipper/flip flops...