Sunday, December 20, 2009

the weekend

This weekend we had Cmas with my side of the family. Rich cooked gumbo, my sister made potatoe salad and my mom made desserts. I cooked the rice and a veggie tray. Yum yum.

We had a great time... always do. I was so happy to have everything done early! yah me!

Today we lounged. I heard from too many friends how crazy the stores and traffic were. I'm glad I was able to stay home and just lounge.

the girls made cookies and we iced some. Good times :) I love my kitchaid! It is great for making cookies. It does the work and you get the fun of baking.

It's cold, but at least it is not raining.

I do have a few things to buy, nothing major, just candy for the stockings. I cannot buy it early or we eat it! The kids want normal stuff - candy bars and beef jerky. They do not like Cmas foiled things. I am glad! Foil all over the floor is not my kinda fun.

I'm tird.. off to bed. The countdown is on!

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Whew.

I'm trying. I really am.

Yesterday I started my shopping. Today I wrapped. WRAPPED. Can you believe it? Things are wrapped.

in case you are wondering... i always put off wrapping until the last minute.

I am trying to improve :) Slowly, babysteps. It helps that the kids are older.

I have my purchase list going and my envelope with my receipts.

Now.. to just get the grocery shopping done for the week. ack!

Friday, December 04, 2009

snow

It snowed here! Really, it did. Big flakes. Puffy flakes. Flakes that fell fast. Flakes that fell in a swirl.

It was beautiful. It was magical. It was special.

My youngest and I walked around outside watching it, enjoying it and building small snow people and tossing snowballs. How special a memory.

Then I remembered it would have been my Grandmother's Bday today. She loved the snow. :) Warmed my heart.

I hope she saw how much we loved her Bday gift :)