Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

One of my most favorite songs is "Remember When" by Alan Jackson. I want to remember all the little things, the special moments that make Christmas what it is. I want my children to know what a special sacrifice their Lord made for them...the birth of the Savior, the reason for the season. I want big cookie messes, and paint ornaments (that take a week to dry cause you use so much), and pine needles, lights, songs, family, friends, Christmas Eve service, presents and the joy of being able to create traditions that hopefully our kids will pass on to their own. It goes by fast....May you have your own special Christmas! Bean is still convinced it is going to snow tomorrow...cause that what happens on Christmas day. She also told me to tell Santa - to drop the presents down the Chimney as that will be easier for risk of getting stuck I guess!

Monday, December 15, 2008

The real meaning of Christmas...

as recited by the Bean. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tag - I'm It!

1. Open the 4th folder in your computer.

2. Choose the 4th picture in the folder and post in in your blog.

3. Describe the picture.

4. Tag 4 people.

So here it goes - and yes this is the 4th folder in my picture file - Great Timing!! Although the file only has three pictures in it - so this is the 3rd pic in the file technically speaking!
This is our first Christmas with the Bean. She is going with the flow and enjoying Santa this year. It was at the mall by my Aunt's house. I think the Santa is very nice looking. Perhaps our Santa picture will be nice and calm like this...I hope anyways.

So the four people I tag - cause I think they will play along are: Cindi, Elisa, Lisa and Dusti!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tunes on Tuesday!

Here is my latest mix - learn it - love it!! Warning the "Let it Rock" is addictive. As always I download the clean versions so I don't have the bad language!

  • Shut Up and Let Me Go, The Ting Tangs
  • Just Dance, Lady GaGa and Colby O'Donis
  • Love Lockdown, Kanye West
  • Crush, David Archuleta
  • Kaleidoscope Machine, Katie Costello
  • Come on Get Higher, Matt Nathanson (voice like butter - love this song)
  • Pot Kettle Black, Tilly and the Wall
  • Adventures in Solitude, The New Pornographers
  • Birds, Emiliana Torrini
  • Let it Rock, Kevin Rudolf and Lil Wayne
  • Lucid Dreams, Franz Ferdinand
  • So What, Pink

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Wonderful Thanksgiving

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving over at my Aunt's house and really enjoyed just chilling all day. I have pictures, but unfortunately the camera is still residing at my Aunt's house so I can't upload any today. It has been a lazy and busy weekend all at the same time. I did venture out to the stores at the wee hours of the morning on Black Friday with my good friend, E. I have to say that this was (by far) the most crowded I have ever seen the stores and (in my opinion), there were really not that many great deals to be had.....I got the one thing I set out to get - a new computer monitor, 22" Flat Screen. Our old monitor was at least eight years old - and the size of a small car (ok just kidding - but it was a honker). This is a Christmas present for my dear husband, but he wanted to set it up immediately. Thus I am looking at it - all shiny and new on my desk right now.

I am also enjoying the smell of a very REAL and ALIVE Christmas tree. I don't remember the last time we had a real tree. Generally we don't get a real tree cause our cat used to drink all the water and try to play in the depths of the tree. Since our cat passed away and our dog has absolutely no interest in the tree, we figured it would be a great time to get one. I have to say I love it - except for the needles. Those needles are like dog hair....they are no where and everywhere at the same time! Hope to post pictures soon...and I hope that you had a very blessed Thanksgiving!