Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year (Eve!)

Since I'm feeling overly giddy today/tonight I decided I will share our secret with everyone! :)





Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Christmas was definately downsized this year...we went WAY overboard last year and I didn't want to make that mistake twice, lol. Livi was begging for Barbie and Diamond Castle, castle and horse and carriage, so of course Santa had to follow through! Steve and Sami came over on Christmas Eve for dinner and presents (Andi worked) and the girls had a blast! We made meatloaf and homemade mac and cheese and it was a hit! Emily even got to stop by for some grub!

After Steve and Sami left it was time to get out the special reindeer food!

And staying up for Santa is hard work!


Oh look! It's Lianna from Barbie and the Diamond Castle!

Then off to Nana and Pap's for more present time!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

I use to like wrapping Christmas gifts...

...that is until this year when nothing is a normal 'wrapping' size. Argh! I spent a good 3 hours in the room wrapping today and I'm still not done. I decided to not wrap the stocking gifts this year, so it was getting to the point that every.single.thing was going to be a stocking stuffer, lol.

We went to Natalie's Christmas party last night and it was so fun! Of course I couldn't drink, but it was still tons of fun! Livi and Gaby got along so great, and they basically played upstairs out of sight the entire night. :) And reminder to self....Moonsand and unsupervised 4 year olds never mix! Natalie's poor carpet.....

Mike has started in on my cold poor guy. He's been miserable today and I know it's only going to get worse. I'm really hoping when Livi was sick that she was the one that started it going around so she's not sick for Christmas!

Friday, December 19, 2008


Yeah, I'll admit it...I'm such a baby when I'm sick.
I started feeling awful yesterday morning, and by last night it was complete misery. Today is no better. I'm hot, I'm cold, I'm hungry, I'm nauseous....I just wish it would go away! I stayed home from work today...there was no way I would be able to function properly there. I did make it (barely) to my Dr's appt...and got some great news so that helps the day a bit. ;)
So it's a chicken-noodle-soup-lay-on-the-couch-day and I couldn't be more excited!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Is it possible that maybe I stepped outside into the artic circle??? BRRR! It's not even really windy, just freakin' cold! The kind of cold that goes right into your bones and chills you to the core. I walked across our parking lot at work today to grab something to eat and OMG! It took me about an hour to get the chill out when I got back. I love winter and all, but really. When the roads freeze and become ice out of nothing, you know it's cold....

Last night we had one of our "Fireside Chats" for work...but they got clever and labeled it the "End of the year Celebration"...probably to get more people to come, lol. It wasn't too bad...and I even won a 50$ giftcard, yay! But I was at work from before 8am, and didn't get home until after 8pm...I don't like not seeing my family for that long. Boo.

Well....Candyland is waiting for me....

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Darn you Ebay!

Oh Ebay.
Why must you tempt me with your merchandise?
You make me buy things because they're cheap and ending soon....that I feel that I *must* sit here and keep hitting refresh so I can swoop on in in the last seconds and outbid someone. HA! ::insert evil laugh:: I'll bid on something cheap, that I don't really need, but heaven forbid someone outbids me....then I HAVE to have the item, no matter the cost.
I've won over half a dozen things as of last night, and there's another half a dozen that I'm watching in the next few hours...that I *will* win! :)

Saturday, December 13, 2008


We went to see Santa at the mall, and Livi did awesome! We actually had the opposite problem this year...she didn't want to leave, lol. It was great, and Livi got to tell him all about Barbie and the Diamond Castle that she wants :)

And for comparison sakes...

Ok so I suck

I suck at keeping surprises.
I ordered Mike a XBox 360 and 4 games online on Black Friday and I thought I was doing good at not saying anything. The games were delivered last week, and the XBox itself came yesterday by my fav people to see - UPS. :) So I wrapped them up last night so there would be no peaking, but guess who cracked this morning....::sigh:: Yeah, he's playing it now. Argh! Now if I can only keep Livi's gifts a surprise.....