Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksgiving, knitting, and Black Friday

Thanksgiving came and went, quickly (which is just how I like it).  Nothing too spectacular, just the same ole, same ole.   Turkey (which I didn't eat) and all the fixin's!  I did start shopping Thursday night when the Black Friday sales started!  I DID get a few GREAT deals!  Let's just say that Benjamin will be LOVING some Toy Story things!  Friday, I got the great idea to hit Walmart and to my wonderful surprise, it wasn't packed with fighting and shoving people!  The rest of that day was filled with jewelry making.  Pics will come soon. 

So, one of my nearest and dearest friends knits and she inspired me to go get some knitting needles and yarn.  After two days and MANY hours, I believe that I've come to the conclusion that apparently my brain CAN NOT comprehend how to knit stitch!!  I wanted to take those needles and stab the wall with them!!!  It's sorta like getting road rage, you're just yelling at yarn and needles.  I guess that Youtube shouldn't be my teacher, huh? 

To all the people that may or may not get a knitted whatever it comes out to be, for Christmas, just know that it was made with love...and frustration...

Monday, November 15, 2010


A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked
I have had an awesome weekend!  I have a close, wonderful friend that let the kids and I invade her house and she even let the kiddos dig holes in her backyard.  Even though we didn't do a whole much of anything, we did alot!  Great conversation, laughs, and lots of dirty kids and junkfood:  I think that qualifies for a great weekend!  I'm so blessed to have such wonderful friend!!  We miss them already:)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My Brother

My little brother, who isn't so little anymore, just made me laugh.  Not him exactly...his offspring, my neice.  She just let me know that because her head is big doesn't mean that she's smart!  HA!  I have to say through all of the years from dressing him up in girl's clothes and putting makeup on him, to his skateboarding days,  through his partying days, right up to his greatest accomplishments:  my neice and nephew:  Anna Kate and Will, I have always been proud of him!
These are the reasons that I love my brother:
  • He's very easygoing
  • he has a great sense of humor or should I say a dry sense of humor
  • he produced two hilarious, cute offspring
  • he told me about some new apps for my phone
  • he has helped me out through the years
  • he dresses nice
  • he can ALWAYS find a deal (which isn't really fair)
  • he let me drive his truck (even though he got mad in highschool when mom and dad let me drive his car)
  • he gave me a great sister in law
Now mind you, there are many more reasons that I think that he's great and I can SURE think of many reasons that irritate me (like taking me to the mall to XMAS shop right after I had surgery, on pain pills, made me drive so that he could laugh at me, and took an EXTREMELY long time to make up his mind on what he wanted to buy) but I don't think that I could ask for a better brother! 

This is my bro and little Will (who isn't so THIS little now)!

This is my bro and his beautiful family!!! 

Ok, that's all for now.  I just had to give him a little recognition:):)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Groceries and life

I'm heading out grocery shopping today!  This really excites me b/c I have a list of recipes that I want to try!  To top it off, I'm going to be heading to one of my closest friend's house for a couple of days in a little over a week and I want to make some goodies to take!  I'm giddy with excitement so I'm going to start baking.  I may go overboard and load her up with all kinds of stuff!  List for today: school, groceries, church! 
AND this has nothing to do with this post but I got a new iphone yesterday so I'm going to need to figure out that bad boy.  I'm technologically challenged so this should be quite interesting.  Stay tuned b/c I'll be posting about some awesome fall decorations!!!!  Happy humpday!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Oh, how I love Halloween!  I love the scarey movies, the costumes, of course the candy! However, I don't need that candy added to my bottom, that's for sure.  Lastnight I heard the calling of one of the barrels of candy that we ended up with and sat down to eat FOUR candy bars!  Yep, you heard me right!  Yesterday was my splurge day, today I have to get back on track!  Everyone had a gret time trick or treating except for Benjamin.  I think that he could've just walked around and played with his knives and he would've had a grand ole time.  I carried his bag of candy.  I walked up to the doors with him and sometimes without him.  I looked like I was trying to scam the people out of candy b/c I'm an adult.  I was a little embarrassed.  Good thing that I wore my mouse ears.  Think that it disguised me enough???

This was just a pumpkin that we couldn't figure out the design!  Still cool, though.   

So, is it time to decorate for Christmas???