Saturday, December 26, 2009


The Party Started FONDUE STYLE>...... NICK LOVED IT!!!

Then the angels came

and the Sheperds and wisemen too... to help us remember what all the celebrating was for. We remember the birth of the baby so long ago that started a family that now for us means so much!

Then the night turned to day and look what showed up at our house....
This is all he's done ever since... like 36 hours straight...
YIKES! I think that will keep him warm!
TWINS Sadie and Rebecca spend every minute together
My favorite gift to give this year was this....she loved it and was surprised.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

found the cutest thing....

These are adorable.... hot chocolate on a stick. For a tutorial click here on Giverslog. Maybe it's too overwhelming to think about right now... maybe not... these would be cute even for valentines for your sweetheart. Or just for kids for afternoon snacking delight! You add these cute little chocolate "POP'S" to a warm cup of milk and ta-da!


I can hardly believe that Christmas is in 9 days. Time is tricky that way. It really feels like the kids and I were barely having a sleepover in the treehouse under the summer sky. Now it's winter, we wake up and it's still dark. This morning there was another dusting of snow on the ground which makes me all the more excited for the big day. I love a white christmas. I feel like these years when my kids are small and innocent and excited about everything are going to go by too fast. It almost makes me cry just thinking about it. I hope they are enjoying their childhood and that we are creating enough happy memories for them. My memories of being a kid are very happy, warm, fun filled (maybe a tich of drama created by non other than myself... but otherwise awesome!) I hope that Christmas in our home is as magical for my kids as it was for me. I'm still a kid at heart. I was thinking this morning about not being able to sleep.... it's already happening!

Friday, December 11, 2009

just to keep your ear's COZY

So, here's what I've been working on. i had requests for cream, grey, black and for some reason i'm loving the yellow. they snug around your forehead and cover your ears. I found the pattern for the flower online somewhere...
Here's the pattern:
round 1: ch 5, sl st in first ch to form a ring; ch 1, 16 sc in ring. join with sl st to 1st sc. (16 sc)
round 2: ch 1, sc in same st; ch 2, sk next st, *sc in next st, ch 2, sk next st. repeat from * around. join with sl st to make 1st sc.
round 3: work (sl st, ch2, 3 dc, ch 2, sl st) in each ch 2 space around. join with sl st in same space as 1st sl st.
round 4: workin in front of petals made (in skipped stiches of round 2), sl st in first skipped st, ch 1, *(sc, ch1, 2 dc, ch 1, sc.) repeat from *around in each skipped st. join with sl st in same space as 1st sl st.
fasten off and weave in ends of yarn.
i might add a jewel in the center and put them on a clip so that they can be changed in and out of the "cozy" depending on what you're wearing.
I've tried all different pattern's. Which is your style? I really like this one.^^

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Oh DEER...I seemed to have lost my one and only copy of ALL of my FRIENDS and FAMILIES addresses! Thus putting a hold on this year's Christmas cards. So sorry! I will hopefully get yours that you send to me and keep better track of the addresses this time. MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

a recipe to share and a big fat santa

macadamia nut cranberry double chocolate bark:
2 c. white chocolate
2 c. dark/milk chocolate
macadamia nuts

This is my contribution for a cookie exchange tonight.

Do you think Cakerella would be proud of me? I am proud of me for being so patient today. Andy was sleeping and Nick was at school!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

baby binki problem

You know you have a problem when your baby comes to you like this. What do you think? Time to get rid of the binki.

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