This week has been a tough one. I have been working very hard to meet my deadline of the 31st to be done with every last touch of my book. I've had to sacrifice not blogging very much, spending time with the kids, visiting other blogs, and pretty much anything else in my life. It was hard, but I did it.
How was I rewarded?
Emily was up all night with the flu, puking every half hour.
Happy New Year's Eve to me.
I think I'm going to have to drink lots of coffee today to make it to midnight tonight.
I have some posts that I meant to get up this week, but I promise to put them up in the next couple of days.
In the meantime, I wanted to leave you with this slideshow I made from photos I've posted through out the year-I was pressed for time, so I just used Smilebox. Sorry, if it's not all professional looking.
Have fun tonight, kiddos' !
Happy New Year!
Same Blog-New Place
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Santa was very good to me.
I guess some people like a white Christmas.
I do when I don't have to drive in it.
I promise that I won't post anymore snow photos-at least for awhile.
Now that all the presents are opened, I can relax. Emily got that Nintendo DS she wanted and Jordon got a crap load of video games. Jessica's favorite present was the thingy-job that allows her to get digital TV and Zach was just happy to be able to rip things open.
I had the hubby fooled big time this Christmas. I had him thinking that his present wasn't coming until Christmas morning. He was all worried. He was all freaking out. He just KNEW that nobody delivers on Christmas day and he wasn't getting anything. Poor thing. Little did he know, I had his new four thousand feet long keyboard hidden in my son's closet.
I'm so bad, I'm good.
But, what have I done?
Now, I get to hear a husband try to learn how to play a keyboard all the time. I think that he'll be getting a nice pair of headphones for his birthday.
Now, I'm going to go put my new vacuum together that the hubby also got me.
Good thing he got me the laptop too or he'd be playing that keyboard in the garage.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Is it Christmas yet?
Please say it's so. I'm not trying to turn into the Grinch, but I'm ready for Christmas to be here because...
I'm ready to take down the tree that's been up since Thanksgiving.
I'm ready to get my living room back and be able to use the dvd player without moving twenty presents to get to it.
I'm done using "Santa won't bring you any presents if..."
I'm tired of emptying the bank account by buying present after present.
I'm ready to find out what that special present that the hubby got me and hope it's not a new frying pan.
I'm done eating Christmas cookies and watching as my tummy starts to hang over my jeans.
I'm ready to have a day off.
I'm done watching every Christmas movie possible-ok, that one's my fault.
And finally, I'm ready for Christmas to be over so I can have some much needed champagne on New Year's Eve!
Friday, December 18, 2009
Would your kids get this close without ripping each other's heads off?
If you met this little guy, you would hide him in your purse and take him home.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Christmas is almost upon us. Part of me is glad and part of me is sad. I plan for the best presents and I take pride in seeing the expressions on the kids' and hubby's face when they open their presents Christmas morning. No socks and underwear from me. No way. No how. I've also been one to over spend, with presents stacking literally as tall as the tree. Something I started when my first born was just a toddler. Back then, it was just her and I and we had to get a three bedroom just so we could fit the rest of her toys-no lie.
Monday, December 14, 2009
I ended up getting this shot before my son came outside and slammed the door shut, and in the process, knocked all the icicles off the awning.
At least one good thing about all the snow is that we can now finally find our black chihuahua when she goes outside to do her thing-and know where she did it at.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
I'm sad to say that my last giveaway is over, but I'm glad to announce that we have a winner!
My friend, Random.org, picked me a number. That number was................8!
So, I counted down the list and came to this blogger:
Oh! They made Mama Lotion new again!!! Brilliant!!!!! I would also love to try the Kinerase C8 Peptide Intensive Treatment from SkinRX!
Please come claim your prize, fellow blogger and soon, you shall have smooth, lovely skin like mine. Everyone will want to touch your face. You'll start having seventeen year old bag boys asking you out. Men will flock to you. Ok, I'm done now.
Don't fret, you other bloggers, I just got contacted by another company that was interested in having me do another giveaway. So, now you must come back to my blog again and find out what it is. You poor thing, you. I make you do such horrible things just to get something free.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
While I was shoveling out the driveway, she was running around like a kid on Christmas day. She was so excited, she didn't know what to do. In the process, I spent alot of time getting back up from her knocking me down in the snow. I feared if I stood still long enough, she was going to make a snowman out of me-or would that be a snow woman?
She still managed to play with her basketball.
When it was time to go in, she hung her head low and I swore she was pouting.
Kids can make you feel so guilty sometimes.
Monday, December 7, 2009
I wanted to announce the winner of the CSN Store giveaway. I can't believe I only got 10 comments. I'm sad. I'm pitiful. Oh well.
Michelle from Eight Helping Hands!
Friday, December 4, 2009
My CSN Stores contest ends tomorrow! Go vote-your mom wants one for Christmas.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Just thought I'd let you know that I'm doing a Holiday Food Gift Guide over at my food review blog. I've searched far and wide (I've always wanted to say that) for unique and tasty treat ideas for that hard-to-buy for relative, friend or even the mailman-hey, he might actually close the mailbox lid if you give him something for his tummy!
27 Baby Witch Brownies Gift Tin from Fat Witch Bakery. (Retail: $45) Assorted Selection: 9 Fat Witch Babies, 9 Blonde Babies, 9 Walnut Babies.
Balsamic Vinaigrette with Dark Chocolate from Ravenous Chocolate Vinaigrettes (8oz bottle $5.50)