Archive for December, 2008

Partying the Anc Fam Way

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Happy New Year everyone!

My energy has hit the proverbial wall

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

I’ve got all the boxes in the house and quite a few of them have been filled and taken back out to the garage. But there are so many left in the living room and I’m just done. I don’t want to do anymore and very well may not. I’m thinking I may need a […]

combined, they have 4 wheels

Monday, December 29th, 2008

I took the girls to a park today so Tabitha could practice her unicycle along a fence in the basketball court. We also took Daisy’s scooter so she could ride freely as opposed to racing up and down the hallway. It was a lovely day with temps in the 70s and I really think Tabitha […]

wiped out

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

Chris and I have worked hard all day today. We’re in the process of re-doing the organization of the playroom. First stop was Ikea for 6 shelving units and bins. Next we had to empty a lot of toys out of the playroom in order to do the switch around. Then, of course, we had […]

More shopping

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

Pictures from December for those interested.
Tabitha had two hours of gymnastics clinics this morning so we all took her to drop her off and then the rest of us went to Burger King for breakfast. As Daisy has recently discovered the joy of play places we stayed for about an hour so she could climb […]

Day after

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

Not many new posts going on in the blogs I read and I’m apparently no exception. It was a busy, busy week. And I was doing a lot of it without Chris due to his car hunt. I finally had to send the kids to my mom’s on Tuesday so I could work on their […]

Best. Gift. Ever.

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

Xanadu DVD.
Pure Bliss.
I have a fantastic husband.
Merry Christmas!

Finally able to relax

Friday, December 19th, 2008

I’ve been in go mode all day starting when I overslept and woke with less than one hour to get all three of us completely ready to go. I much prefer leisurely mornings, that’s for sure. A friend of mind dropped of her daughter as she does every week so I could take her to […]

Three Words….

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

No, seriously. It came out 2 years ago but we just downloaded it tonight. I cannot wait to listen to it tomorrow. On the way to Park seems appropriate, lol. The kids will either love it or hate it.
Today we made cashew brittle. Just Tabitha and I really because it’s all stove work and having […]

Christmas at the Bibblestones’

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Today I sent the girls off to my MIL’s and Chris and I decorated their bedroom for Christmas as a surprise. When they got home they squealed as only girls can and oohed and aahed over everything. They were beside themselves and thanked us many times. Definitely worth it.
The title of this post refers to […]

7 Random Things About Me

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Mel tagged me for this one.
1. I have broken my pinky toe 3 times in my life- but never any other broken bones or sprains.
2. I have no problem singing along to children’s songs in the car. Quite a few of them are the same ones I had when I was a kid.
3. I often […]

A very Swedish Christmas

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

Today is St. Lucia Day in Sweden. Though neither Chris nor I have Swedish ancestors, we do live near an Ikea and they were celebrating. We dressed the girls in their Hanna Andersson Christmas dresses (also Swedish) and headed off to visit Jul Tamten. Then the girls colored crowns that look like candles on a […]

Holiday Thursday

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Yesterday morning the girls and I went on an errand and then I settled into making gingerbread men cakelets for 3 hours. My pan only makes 6 at a time and I have to wash out the pan in between each batch. So four batches took 3 hours from start to finish which is a […]

Christmas Meme

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Saw this over at Mel’s and felt like adding it here.
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Definitely wrapping paper. I only use a gift bag if it is an unwrappable item. Even then I’ll usually give it a good go.
2. Real tree or Artificial? I can go either way. Last year was […]

weekend update

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Saturday was a day of girls. Tabitha and I headed bright and early to a nature Girl Scouting event. I was one of the chaperones so stayed for the whole event. I usually stay anyway, it’s just different having to constantly do a head count. The girls all seemed to have a good time and […]

The halls, they are decked

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

We’ve spent the last three evenings putting up all the Christmas decorations. Tonight the girls decorated their personal trees which turned out very cute. Daisy’s tree is fairly small so we put it in the girls’ room among the dollhouse and fairy homes. We also chose to put some of the Christmas toys in there […]

The scariest ornament we own

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008


Monday, December 1st, 2008

That was a lovely Thanksgiving weekend We started the morning off with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I never really enjoyed watching parades in the past, but I found myself enjoying it this year. I didn’t just sit down and watch though, I prepared roasted asparagus and tangy green beans for dinner.
We went […]