Archive for December, 2007

checking in

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

we had a very nice Christmas and now I’m miserably sick. As soon as I’m up to it, I’ll share details and pics.

House Tour (plus two cute kids)

Monday, December 24th, 2007

Living Room

We put up red wrapping paper to cover the drywall patches since the wall isn’t painted yet

Tabitha’s tree

Our festive Build-a-Bear animals

Half wall from entryway side

Back of front door

Closet door in entryway

Dining room chandelier

Gingerbread set up on top of baker’s rack

Disney princess village in dining room

Daisy’s tree and snowman advent calendar

From dining room looking into […]


Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

Chris and I did most of the wrapping last night while watching 5 hours of “Clash of the Choirs”. Except, thanks to the lovely Tivo that enabled us to skip all the senseless talking, it only took about 2.5 hours. I was quite impressed by the a capella version of “Flight of the Bumblebee.” […]

The short of it

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

It’s Saturday, let’s face it, I’m never typing up last weekend. Let’s just get the gist- I’ll share pics later.
Last Saturday we went to Chris’s company Christmas party. Fabulous! Any ocassion I can wear a floor-length black formal, spend the night (alone!) with my husband in a hotel, and learn that I really like mojitos, […]

Santa’s Elves

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

I still owe a weekend update but wanted to quickly throw out a “Yahooooo!” because Santa’s Elves (aka UPS) got Tabi’s gift here today. Now I can breathe and only worry about the 1200 other things I need to do. Anyone want to come make candy with me?

The spirit is all around

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Do you know how long I waited behind just *ONE* car at the ATM last night? Long enough to sing, Joy to the World, God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman, Deck the Halls, my own version of Deck the Halls entitled “Get Out of My Way and Go Already!” and up to six-swans-a-swimming on The Twelve […]

Miracle in SoCal

Monday, December 17th, 2007

Last year, three of the family’s new personalized stockings arrived well before Christmas. Daisy’s was backordered and I was in tears at the thought of her being left out of having a special stocking. On Dec. 23 it arrived and I got my Christmas miracle.
Well I’m in need of another one. I have every piece […]

signed, sealed, addressed and awaiting stamps

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

I finished my Christmas cards last night and will be popping them into the mail today. I’d been putting off even thinking of cards (I did that last year too for some reason).
Yesterday Chris had his last vacation day of the year and we went to Disneyland. I took the girls in their […]

coming along

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

I’m currently working on Daisy’s Christmas Eve dress. I started it on Monday and then yesterday I finished all that I could with what I had on hand. Today the girls and I went to the fabric store so I could get what I needed to finish the dress. I’ve been sewing since we got […]

Where are the berries?

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

Sunday we decided to go to Knott’s Berry Farm. They were running a promotion for free entry when you bring a new toy to donate to Toys for Tots. Since we always donate toys anyway, we decided to take advantage of the deal. I suppose it takes away from the good deed just a little […]

The family that dresses bears together, stays together.

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

Today we focused on putting finishing touches in our decorating. Chris and I went through all our lights and checked which ones worked. Then we made a plan of how we wanted to string them on the house before heading to Target to pick up a few more sets to fill in the gaps. Once […]

so much for my happy place

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

Saturday was a good day.
Sunday was a great day.
Yesterday was pretty good too.
But I’m not blogging about those days; no-no. The story that brings me to my computer is a simple one. It started out innocent enough- the girls and I went to the mall because Tabitha asked if we could. An easy request […]

33 and snowflakes

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

Yesterday was Chris’s birthday so we’re caught up in ages for the next 6 months. Unfortunately the day didn’t go quite as planned. It started off pretty good. We were still up at midnight Thursday night so since it was officially Nov. 30 I gave him his present from me. I ordered him a shirt […]