Friday, November 30, 2007

What Holiday are you?

You Are Christmas

More than most people, you are able to find magic in life's small moments.
Traditions mean a lot to you, and you tend to be quite nostalgic.
You are a giving, kind person who really understands the true meaning of holidays.
You inspire others to be as altruistic and caring as you are.

What makes you celebrate: Tradition and a generous spirit

At holiday get togethers, you do best as: The storyteller. You like to recount memories with everyone.

On a holiday, you're the one most likely to: Give a gift to everyone you know

Friday Feast # 170

What is your favorite carnival/amusement park ride?
I used to like to ride roller coasters but now I don't really ride any rides at all. I just like to watch our kids have fun.

How do you react in uncomfortable social situations?
I don't do well in those situations. I try to avoid them.

On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how much do you enjoy discussing deep, philosophical topics? Probably 1.

Main Course
Did you get a flu shot this year? If not, do you plan to?
Yes I did.

Approximately how many hours per week do you spend watching television?
Not that many. Too busy with other things. Maybe a couple of hours a night if that.

Saturday, November 24, 2007


Took the kids out for a movie last night. We like to go to a movie on Thanksgiving weekend. Just something fun to do. It has sort of become a tradition. The girls and Ricky and I went to see Enchanted. Cute movie. I thought it was going to be a little different but it was actually funny. I think everyone enjoyed it. Hubby and our daughter's boyfriend went to see Beowolf. They really like that movie. Not a movie for me though.
We got a new Christmas tree this year and all of the girls and I wanted to try something different. Instead of putting up all of their ornaments that they have made over the years,we bought silver and red ornaments with white lights. Looks very nice. I do really miss seeing the kids ornaments they made me:( but I think it is time to just keep those put up. Some of them are getting pretty worn. It is always fun remembering who made this one and what age they were and all the memories with that ornament.
We are not done decorating the house yet.Just got the tree and lights and ornaments up. Have to get in the attic to get the rest of the stuff down. I love this time of year.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Life in general

Sorry I haven't been posting as much. Again, life has taken over. Today we have CPR classes and the rest of the family is spread out all over. Hubby and the 2 girls are going to U of I for a football game and the youngest is at Grandma's for the day. Maybe after the holidays I can get back to more normal posts,but as for now it will probably be sporadic.
I did put on a new Christmas song on my blog to get everyone in the Christmas spirit.I know it has certainly snuck up on me this year. Can't believe that we will be putting up the tree this next weekend. Seems like it should be a few more months away.Of course the kids are excited about it. Christmas should be exciting for the kids.
If I don't get on to post more this next we I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving with their families. Enjoy the time off and don't eat too much:)

Monday, November 12, 2007

Weekend Wrap-up

We had a busy weekend. Friday night we didn't do much, I babysat and the kids had their usual things to do. Saturday, we took our birthday girl to the mall to shop for her bday presents. It is easier now that they are older to just give them money and let them shop. They love it!!! Of course, dad and mom get to go and spend some shopping time too. I have never had a problem with crowds at the mall, but this time-OH MY!!! There were too many people there for me. Of course, we went to Woodfield mall and that might have had something to do with it. Bigger mall-more people.
Our daughter got all she wanted and was very happy. I also got something for me. I went to Yankee Candle and bought some more of my tarts for my candle warmer and also got another cool candle. I wish I could show you a picture but my camera isn't co-operating today. Will try later. It has this gel stuff on the outside of the candle and a votive in the middle of the gel. Well, the gel doesn't melt,just the candle,then you can put another votive in its place when that one is done and you still have the pretties on the outer part of the candle. I got one with fall leaves and acorns. The fragrance is Autumn Wreath. Very nice. I love candles.
After shopping we came home and crashed. Then on Sunday we had church of course and then had to go grocery shopping since we didn't get it done on Saturday. I don't think we have had a weekend home for quite a long time and don't see that happening in the near future either. Just too much going on. Oh, I forgot, we also cleaned out the basement Got rid of a bunch of things we don't need anymore. I love doing that,makes me feel a lot better.
Today, is a quieter day. Only 2 kids today. Nice break for me.:)

Friday, November 09, 2007

Bloggy break

Taking a break for a few days. Life is too busy in this house to keep up with everything. Be back next week.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Happy 16th

Today is our daughter's 16th birthday. Can't believe she is 16 already. She has been practicing driving and I am still not used to her doing that. Seems like she should still be about 2 years old.They grow up way to quick.
She has grown into a beautiful young lady.Happy birthday Em. I love you.

Friday, November 02, 2007

friday feast #167

How much money do you plan to spend this upcoming holiday season?
Don't know...Depends how much we are bringing in at the time I guess. We don't like to spend that much but get enough to make it a happy day.

What was the last television show you watched, and was it good?
Didn't watch much tv this week.

If you had to paint the walls of your living room tomorrow, what color would you choose?
Can't think of the name of it but it is a lighter brown color. Really pretty.

Main Course
Name something clever or practical you have thought of that should be invented, but hasn’t yet.
No...but my hubby comes up with things all the time. Very clever mind.

List 3 things you would like to receive as gifts this upcoming holiday season.
My kids to be happy, bath and body things,a new purse.