Thursday, December 31, 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

{my year in facebook status}

{blog holiday wrap up}

i always see amazing blogs all year round. i bookmark them....look at them {well devour them} each and every single day.
here are just a couple of my favorites.
i would like a studio like this pretty please. forget the fact that this one little room is probably twice the size of my entire house.....but, dang....wouldn't it be fun?
o.k.....seriously. megan was at our house last night and i was talking about saving madison's american girl dolls for my granddaughters.
not gonna lie. my grandbabies are gonna get hooked up someday.
christmas with santa? love this idea.
it will happen. promise

great idea for neighbors and friends. we have lived in our house for 10 years and barely know our neighbors. not their fault....mine. i am anti a good way.

just because his site is so dang cute. all of the time. and i'm not gonna the table.

she always has cute ideas.
gonna go the {simple route} with packaging next year.
the kids are getting tired of my elaborate bows.
can't say i blame them.
gonna go with simple twine and ribbon and call it good.
love the advent idea on the cookie sheet. would be fun to start in january and just make a couple a month for friends with little ones.

The Gahan Girls

another great advent idea.
need to start smoking i guess to collect all of the match boxes!
when i was a kid my grandparents used to collect matchboxes in their bathroom in a gigantic shell that had pink in the center. i think they had a pink bath mat too? the things i remember.
The Tum Tum Tree

this is just damn funny to me.
my son needs this for christmas next year.
and believe me.....he will wear it. often.

twig and thistle

going to try and be very frugal for christmas next year. cute, but frugal.
not so much for the kids, but for everyone else.
love the little tutorial this site has for the felt cute.

wish my kids were still packing lunches for school.
this lady packs her little one a bento every freakin' day.
there are so many cute ideas on this site. you will love it.


love the coasters. love the wrap. love this site.
it's a must read every single day of my life.

how much do you love these socks?
i want to do a christmas card next year with our family on the couch with just our socks.
i'm weird. you don't need to point it out. i just think it would be cute.
and then you wouldn't have to be subjected to my double chins.

Full House

this is what i'm talking about for packaging next year.
and this chick a dee? come on now.
a set of twins and a set of triplets and she looks like that? all of the time?
what a blankity blank. but, i love her. seriously. i worship her.
yoonie at home

making these in the new year to attach to headbands for missy miss madison.

and don't' be fooled by kathie lee gifford and her butt ugly house.
i just love the idea for the tree....and eddie ross.
he took 5 mens shirts from goodwill....cut them in strips....wrapped them around styrofoam balls...and attached with pins.
he made it the centerpiece for a candy bar and added them to a swag going up the stairs.
such a great idea. once again....a dozen or so a month would make christmas a snap!
and....i want to be stitchy again in 2010.
i used to be a i'm just a .....well, you know what rhymes with stitcher.
need to just do it this year. hey, that could be a slogan?

lovin' me some twine around the boxes.

another great advent. muffin tin. advent. love.
so, anyhow....
that's my christmas 2009 wrap up for me to remember what the hell i want to do in 2010.
my baby will be coming home from college next year for christmas and i want to make it extra special.

{me and max}

relay for life 2008.
i missed it in 2009....i think we need to make a team.
who is in?

Sunday, December 27, 2009

{give a 17 year old $100 for christmas......}

.....and this is what you get.

it's growing on me.
but, thank's not "growing on ME!"

Thursday, December 24, 2009

{and the children were snuggled all in their beds....}

......visions of sugar plums danced in their heads.
{caught madison taking a nap in front of the fireplace on christmas eve}

{our wholesome christmas eve movie}

merry christmas to all....and to all a good night.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

{not gonna lie....}

.....i sleep with frosty the snowman.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Presenting 'The Nutcracker'

Presenting 'The Nutcracker': "Students at Central Elementary School in Albany were treated to an excerpt of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” on Dec. 3 at the school.
Dancers with Legacy Ballet of Albany, directed by Heather Hill, performed several of the Russian ballet’s best-known numbers, including the Spanish, Chinese, Russian and Arabian dances, and the “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.”
The performance linked with Central’s ongoing theme, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go,” meant to introduce the children to international cultures.
The ballet company also will present scenes from “The Nutcracker” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Ave. S.E.
The performance is free, although seating is limited. For more information, contact Doris Hicks at or (541) 791-0015."

{central school rocks!}

nutcracker at central elementary.

{old school}

who knew albany had so many little artists?
check out this amazing little blog.
my husband's school is pretty darn cool.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


ashley's on her way out to pick up sookie.
she's been running around in a field several miles from her house for the last couple of weeks.
caught her in a live trap this morning.
naughty girl.

Monday, December 7, 2009

{they go on for days!}

these pictures go on for days and days.
these were all taken on civil war day.
we love our ducks!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

{photo documentary}

so.....i never...i do repeat NEVER....get pictures of zachary.

but, the best thing has happened lately.
he and his friend neusch have decided that they are taking a camera with them everywhere and taking pictures for the rest of the year.

they are so random...and with random people.

but, at least i will have some great pics.

look at all of those vans! :)

more to come, i'm sure.