Sunday, November 30, 2008

What's Christmas without...

Andy Williams?
I found some older and current Andy Williams Christmas Specials on You Tube that I spent part of the afternoon watching.
Memories come back to me from my childhood watching these variety type of Christmas Specials. It's too bad that the "variety" type shows are now considered corny and that younger people today don't have the memories of these shows that we have.

Miracle on 34th Street

One of my favorite things to do is watch old movies on a Sunday morning. I don't get to do it too often but this morning I did. I watched Miracle on 34th Street the 1947 black and white version with Edmund Gwenn as Kris Kringle.
When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing. (description taken from IMDB)
This is one of my favorite versions of the movie, I love the feel of the Black and White version another version of this movie that I like but haven't seen in quite awhile is the 1973 tv version starring Sebastian Cabot.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Irving Berlin's White Christmas

Tonight we watched White Christmas on Lifetime unfortunately we had to sit through commercials.
The story is about a successful song-and-dance team that become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general. (discription from IMDB)
An enjoyable classic Christmas movie.

Our Christmas Tree Fell

We put the Christmas tree up last night with the lights and today we dressed it up with the ornaments. This year we have to put the tree in the corner of the livingroom because of where our turtle is located. Anyway after we had all the ornaments on the tree, Todd laid on the floor scooted under the tree to slide the tree closer to the corner of the room. SNAP, one of the legs on the stand snapped right off. The tree fell thank goodness toward the wall; only 6 ornaments fell off and none broke.
We had an old tree stand from when we had a 9 foot Christmas tree, so as Jordan and I held the tree up Todd scooted under the tree and the 3 of us lifted the tree off the old stand and onto the other stand. So now our tree is in position sitting in a nice BIG sturdy stand.

Friday, November 28, 2008


No Shopping For Me

If anyone knows me they know I hate to shop, so I have no problem working the day after Thanksgiving. I get quite a lot done at work the day after the holiday because it is nice and quiet, hardly anyone is there to cause distractions and no phones ringing.

Christmas to the Extreme

Last night I watched the Christmas to the Extreme special on the Travel Channel
The show started out featuring the Bronner Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth Mich. which I thought was kind of cool because my friend Dawn and her mom make trips to this amazing Christmas wonderland quite often so it was nice to see what it actually looked like on TV.
They featured other extravagant Christmas displays and events throughout the United States. The show was nice to watch to start the Holiday kick off.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Jeff Dunham's very special Christmas Special

I purchased this DVD to give as a gift but about a week ago Comedy Central played part of the special on TV, so I ended up just telling the family I purchased it since they ended up watching it when it 1st broadcasted on Comedy Central. The DVD has more on it then what was broadcasted on TV; plus no commercails!!!
Anyway while we were relaxing after a nice Thankgiving day we watched the Jeff Dunham's very special Christmas Special.
Each character is so unique with great set designs to fit each characters personality. I love when guitar guy comes out and Jeff makes him laugh and in doing this Jeff loses it also.
This is a real funny standup holiday special.

My Blog is Holiday Ready

My blog is decorated for the Christmas holiday enjoy!!!

Music on my blog!!!

Thanks to my sister, I now have music on my blog. She told me how to do it and I was able to figure it out.
I picked 8 or 9 of my favorite Christmas songs. Enjoy!!!

Happy Thanksgiving

I would like to wish everyone who reads my BLOG a Happy Thanksgiving.
I hope that everyone can spend the day with family or friends.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Ethan

Today my oldest son turns 19, I think back at all he has accomplished in his 19 years from his stuggles and his joys. He is such a gentleman and should be very proud of himself and where his life is going!
Here he is on the day of his birth just minutes old and now. Boy does time fly!!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Card 47 of 52

I purchased this Sock Monkey stamp set thinking it would be fun to work with.
I have yet to make anything or find any ideas from other stampers that I like with this stamp set it, including this card below.
I made it for the weekend card challenge that I participate in. My inspiration was Ethan's b-day tomorrow.

My Christmas Mission

I am on a mission for my own personal gratification.
I am planning on trying to watch as many Christmas movies and Christmas specials that I can between Thanksgiving and New Years Eve.
I will check TMC, our DVD liabrary, that website that lets you watch movies for Free, the TV listing, ect.
Todd asked if I had a plan, only 1 that I watch the Alister Sims A Christmas Carol on Christmas eve after dinner sometime when its real dark outside.
I will start posting on my blog what movies I have watched and a little review with my opinion of the movie.
Check my blog off and on to see how I am doing.
I am hoping my mission is successful!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Black Friday Ads

I hate to shop so I don't even look at these but if anyone is interested, here is the Black Friday website.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A-Z of Me!

*A-Z's of Me*

Here's a new one that I got in an e-mail. I decided to also post my answers here.

*A - Age: 45

*B - Bed size: King

*C - Chore you hate: Cleaning the Bathroom

*D - Dessert you love: Cookies

*E - Essential start your day item: Coffee

*F - Favorite actor(s): Jim Carrey, Will Farrell, Colin Firth

*G - Gold or Silver: Gold

*H - Height: 5’4

*I - Instruments you play: (played) Piano

*J - Job title: Clerk

*K - Kid(s): 2

*L - Living arrangements: Me, Husband, 2 Sons, 1 Dog, Fish and a Turtle

*M - Mom's name: Esther

*N - Nicknames: kemosabie

*O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: Giving Birth, Abdominal pains

*P - Phobia or fear: Suffocation

*Q - Favorite quote: Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. - Albert Einstein

*R - Right or left handed: Right

*S - Siblings: 2

*T- Talent: Creativity

*U - Unique skill: I can wiggle my eyes.

*V - Vegetable you hate: Wow can't think of any I hate. I am sure there are some I don't like.

*W - Worst habit: watching reality TV

*X - X ray: teeth, ankle, knee, shoulder, stomach

*Y - Yummy food you make: Carrot Cake

*Z - Zodiac Sign: Aries

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Card 46 of 52

This is the card I made for the weekend card challenge that I participate in.
I liked this one a lot better.

Card 45 of 52

This was a card I made for the weekend card challenge, I really didn't like it too much so I did not post it on the ladies site.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wanna Play Barbies?

2 video posts in a row, WOW!
I saw this commercial the other day and it brought back memories of my childhood.
Instead of Barbie's hair being cut, someone chewed my Barbie's foot off, and then the sharing the Barbie's comment.


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A Unique Christmas Tree

I know it's a bit early to talk Christmas let alone a Christmas Tree but I saw this on WLIT's Edison's Blog and thought I would share it on my blog.
It is rather cool. Watch to see what the tree is made out of and how they did it.


Sunday, November 9, 2008

Another Christmas Card Stamp Camp Has Passed

Last night I hosted my 6th Christmas Card Stamp Camp; the 5th camp in which the attendees go from station to station to make their cards. I had a fantastic turnout and just about everyone who attended knew the routine of the camp and it seemed to go very smooth. I appreciate those who helped one another out when I was preoccupied.
I think we finally got to bed at midnight and if you can believe it we were up at 6:30am. I guess my body is just used to getting up early for work everyday. Anyway when I woke, I realised that I didn't take any pictures of the stampers last night to post here. UGH!

Now that the Christmas Card Camp is over I can focus on making our family Christmas card and get ready for my annual Christmas Cookie Exchange.

There is always something to keep me busy which I am grateful for.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Annual Christmas Card Camp

Today I took the day off of work to get ready for my annual Christmas Card Stamp Camp
I started the day out by going to the gym to work out, went and got a haircut, went to the store to get all the snack supplies for tomorrow, worked on getting laundry done, then started cleaning.
The men are going to go see a movie tonight so I can scrub down the bathroom, wash the kitchen floor and make cookies and the dips for tomorrow.
I believe my stampers look forward to this camp every year. They seem to have fun and I certainly enjoy having them come. I am expecting 14 stampers tomorrow night with 2 of them being new to my camp.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


This sort of goes with my last blog post but not really:

232 years is how long it took America to elect an African American as President.

Mind boggling.


We have been so fortunate to witness history being made quite a few times this past year.
Last night and again on January 20, 2009 we will witness History once again.

Side note: If McCain/Palin would have won, I would have posted the same post but with a picture of Sarah Palin instead because history would have been made if she became our 1st female vice president.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Just a little reminder to go out and VOTE today
Let your vote be heard, it may make a difference in our future.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Card 44 of 52

Here is the card I made for the weekend card challenge I participate in.
We will probably make something similar to this at Stamp Camp in the near future.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Card 43 of 52

He is a card that we will be making at the Christmas Card Camp next weekend.

New Background

Now that Halloween is over, I needed to change my background.
I wanted a Thanksgiving themed but what the wedsite I used has wasn't really to my liking. I chose one of the Autumn backgrounds they had.