Friday, November 30, 2007
The Gift—Kenny Rogers
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Joy for Christmas Day—Kathy Mattea
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Currently available as 20th Century Masters - The Christmas Collection: The Best of Hanson
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Here is Nikolas on Thursday having a traditional Thanksgiving apple. He made the headband at preschool and got to earn feathers for good behavior. As you can tell, Nikolas did a bang-up job and earned ONE whole feather. (We're so proud.)
Gary bought a fundraiser Little Ceasar "Build your own pizza" kit from a co-worker. Here we are putting together a pepperoni pizza on Friday night.
After our yummy pizza, we headed over to the mall to see their spectacular light/music show. Even the hippos got into the holiday spirit.
The show is set to music from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and they used Nikolas' favorite Christmas tune, "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24". Here are the boys watching the tree go crazy with flashing lights.
Saturday morning we headed to church for Mrs. Karen's gingerbread house building party. Gary was in charge of contruction.
Merry Christmas...Have a Nice Life--Cyndi Lauper
Friday, November 23, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
What A Wonderful Christmas--Anne Murray
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
I know 2008 is still well over a month away, but when it comes to resolutions having a game plan already in place before the first of January can certainly improve your chances of success. Here are the four I will be focusing on:
I resolve to take more pictures!
I wanted to take more pictures so that I can scrapbook them and post them on this blog. To take more pictures, I need to have my camera with me. Back in October, I purchased a larger purse. I liked the purse I had (I got a great deal at JC Penny’s), but it barely held all my essentials. One day when I was trying to zip it up, the little strip of leather zipper pull came off—that was the catalyst to head out and search for a new bag. My new dark brown purse is perfect: it wasn’t too expensive and has several separate departments, so I’m not digging through a bunch of junk to find what I’m looking for. When I purchased it, the delightful lady at the checkout gave it the once over and told me it was a winner—she would have stolen it from me if I had grabbed the black one.
I resolve to read the Bible in a year.
This is actually the first of my “before I turn 40” goals. I have done this once before back in 1999 and figured it was time to attempt it again. I will be using the same Bible I used last time: Becky Tirabassi’s “Change Your Life” Daily Bible, which is a New Living Translation. The reading for each day includes Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs.
I resolve to read 12 Newbery Medal winners this year.
This will broaden my knowledge at work and expand my literary horizons. I have already read one of the winners, Bridge to Terabithia this year—I will not include it in the twelve (that’s one a month) to read in 2008
I resolve to lose 20 pounds.
I know this is a popular one on everyone’s list. I actually feel optimistic this year. At this time last year the amount to lose would have been 30 pounds, but since I have started working at the bookstore I have lost 10 pounds—and that’s with all the break time Frappuccinos! My game plan is to exercise (targeting the abs) and cut portion size.
My goal weight is my post-pregnancy weight. No, that is not a misprint. Thanks to a case of gestational diabetes, my post delivery weight was 30 pounds less than my pre-pregnancy weight. Unfortunately, sleep deprivation and anxiety of first-time motherhood lead to some stress-induced emotional eating and I quickly gained the 30 back.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
I created this layout for a blogging challenge on Coordinates Collection. The challenge was to use a sketch from this blog: Erica’s Sketch It .
The photo was taken as part of a family photo shoot with my in-laws and will be our Christmas card photo.