Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Sugar Cookie Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Sugar Cookie Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Grosgrain is giving away a really cute apron. Check it out!!!!! 

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone has a great day with their families today. When I get a chance I will post the story how Santa came last night and placed a huge present on our porch for little Guy. So far nobody has confessed to leaving it. Ummmm......

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Wordless Wednesday


After a few days of sub zero temps I am longing for hot summer nights.

It's beginning to look like......

A sick child for Christmas. Huh. The baby was cranky around dinnertime. I didn't think too much about it. When my 14 year was holding him and he started to doze, then we knew. The boy never stays still that long. I hope he feels better for Christmas. He is going to meet Poppy D(my Bio Dad) for the first time. I want poppy to see him when he is his usual charming self. Huh. 

Monday, December 22, 2008

I am going back to bed

Have you ever had one of those mornings, where you wish the alarm never went off? You know the ones. It's too warm in bed. or. It's too cold outside. That's how it started off. That was the highlight of the day. Friday morning we were hit with a snow/ice storm. The weather wasn't sure if it just wanted to snow or just give ice. The girls school sent everyone home by noon. No biggie. Sunday morning we were hit with more freezing rain. The sun did come out and warmed everything up. Big mistake. Whatever melts must refreeze at night. Which brings me to my lovely morning. We wake up today to -5 degrees. I can see you thinking, why get out of bed? The morning was going well until I went outside to pre-start the car. All I had to do was take my youngest daughter to the bus stop. That is it. I start the car and try to shut the door. The door will not shut. I am there shutting that door and watching it fly back open. Several times. I decided to leave the car running with the door sort of closed.  I thought maybe if the car heats up enough the door will shut. I call hubby to see if he has any ideas. Nope. I already tried everything he suggested. His big advise,"just take the big SUV today". The big SUV we never cleaned off. The one we never even shoveled around. Yea right.  Ten minutes later daughter and I get in the car and the door will not shut. I am trying everything I can think of. It just would not shut.  I tell her she has to get the bus at the next bus stop. I spent the next five minutes trying to decide how to prop the door closed. I was terrified my car battery would go dead. I did get it to close. At some point I realized I have to go out today. I had to finish my Christmas shopping. The biggest problem of the day. The only ice scraper we seem to own is in my xuv. Oh Yea!!!! I can't drive the tank without cleaning off that windshield. Can you see my dilemma? If I open that car door,it might not close again. If I don't get that ice scraper, I can't clean the tank's windshield off. Either way I am not going anywhere. I did what any intelligent person would do. I opened the hatch on my XUV and climbed through the car to the drivers seat and got the ice scraper. I climbed back out. I was so proud of myself. I closed the hatch and watched the drivers door fly open. I swear all the color left my face. I worked on the door for a little bit and it closed. I waited for the baby to wake up. I got him dressed . I went out to start the SUV. I carefully stepped on the ice and made my way to the drivers door. The door was frozen shut. I am not kidding. I might have said a couple of not so nice words. O.K. I said a lot. I went over to the passengers door and climbed in that way. If you ever need someone who can climb thru the car in 1.5 seconds, I'm you're gal. Almost 40 minutes later I FINALLY get all of the ice off the window(but still can't open my car door) and we are on our way. I think my cars just didn't want to get up today either. One decided to not close it's doors and the other one decided to not open theirs. 

I was finally able to open that car door when I got to the place that sells everything. Thank Goodness. Can you imagine me climbing out of my car thru the tailgate saying Hiddy Ho. You might be a redneck.....

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wordless Wednesday



We got snow last night. I need the fireplace to keep me warm. LOL.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A few of my favorite things

The other day we were looking thru our Christmas decorations and found little guys Nativity play set. I had forgotten we bought him one last year. He was so little last year I just kept it in the box and stored it in the attic. I fell in love with this Nativity set the moment I saw it. I collect Nativity scenes and thought he just had to have one. This year this is the only one set up in the house. It's the only one he can't break. Mama decided to leave hers packed away this year. Because the dude can break things. LOL.  Anyway this is the cutest set I have ever seen for toddlers. The animals have real hair. The donkey has a mohawk. Baby Jesus has a light that shines down on him. It evens plays away in the manger. I have even noticed my teenagers playing with this thing. The table he is using? Mine. I have a picture of me(trying to upload it on the blog)playing with my tea set at that table. I recently discovered it was taken a few days after Christmas,many ,many years ago. We are almost the same age in the photo. Little guy and I were born in the same month a few days and a few years apart. *Wink* Lets just say I was born in the 70's and he was not. LOL. The stories that table could tell.



Sunday, December 14, 2008

Timber

I should have known. It was too good to last. Here at the 'burg house we put a tree in everyroom. Yes. Even the bathrooms. Why? Well,I am allergic to pine and cinnamon. As my kids say, I am allergic to Christmas. LOL. I feel bad we can't have a real tree so I put a fake one in every room. This year with Guy being 18 months old we decided to put a small tree in our familyroom and the larger one in the livingroom. I thought it would be safer. Yea right. I only took my eyes off of him for 3 seconds. I turned back to see that little tree falling on my little King Charles Cavalier. The ornaments went flying. All to the sound of little feet running across the room. Followed by a little voice,OH. Two little eyes looking at me almost saying,I don't know what happened. 

How many more days until Christmas?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!!!!!

This woman has had a very interesting and sometimes difficult life. She got married and had two kids by the time she was 19 years old. She spent five married years with an abusive husband.  Buried her second daughter before she was 2 months old. My mom found her self on her own at the age of 23 with a five year old daughter no husband and no money. She worked any job she could find to support us and went without many times. Several years later she meet a wonderful man who she married. Things were finally going great for my mom until my Dad was diagnosed with cancer. She stayed at his bedside until my dad lost his battle with cancer. For the second time in her life she was alone. This time she had a 16 year old son she had to take care of. Again my mom worked hard to support my brother. She helped him follow his dream to attend an University. I watched as she worked what ever overtime she could get. Ten years after my Dad died she was told by her landlords she had to find another place to live. Last year my Mom bought her very first house. I never been so proud of my Mom as I was that day.  My Mom is one of the most generous people I know. She would literally give you her last dollar. Happy Birthday Mom!!!!!!

Wordless Wednesday

Can you feel Christmas?

Monday, December 8, 2008

Sad note

We found out Hubby's uncle passed away on Sunday. He was 74. He had been in bad health since he had a stroke a year ago.  Please keep his family in your prayers, as they face their first Christmas without him.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Five Friday

This week for five Friday, I thought I would list things you might not know about me.

1) I am really shy.

2)I hate thunderstorms.

3)I was voted most accident prone in high school.

4)I am afraid of needles.

5)I am allergic to Pine and Cinnamon.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Did you do anything special?

Last month was National Adoption month. It started out as National Foster care month to bring public awareness to children in the foster care system.  Sometime over the years it started to include all adoptions. Courthouses all over the country hold multiple adoptions on the same day. There are parties and special things for the kids to do. It's a nice way to celebrate a long journey. If you have ever done foster to adopt you know exactly what I am talking about. Our own adoption journey took us 16 months. In world of foster care that was quick. 

So what did we do? Well we had a party. We actually finalized over a month ago,so we missed National Adoption Day in our county by two weeks. Honestly,I don't know if we will celebrate next year or not. I know some families celebrate "gotcha day" and the day they finalized. My son will always know he was adopted. I just don't think they need to hear it 24/7. Those other "days" just seem like you are making the child even more different. Our bio children get Birthdays and holidays. Why should our non bio children get more days? My biggest thing is making sure all of our children are treated the same. It doesn't matter if they grew under my heart or in it. Treated the same.