Saturday, November 29, 2008

A,B,C's.....I stole from Jenni

Jenni over at Jiggety Jigg stole you know what they say about karma?....I'm now stealing it from her.

A is for age: 34
B is for burger of choice: Flame Broiled, cheese, ketchup and mustard...mmmm!!
C is for the car I drive: 2007 Chevy Tahoe......LOVE it!
D is for your dog's name: TaMater without the Ta!!!!
E is for essential item you use every day: Coffee cup......don't those Keurig coffee makers look awesome..........a girl can dream.
F is for favorite TV show at the moment: Private Practice, Lipstick Jungle, The Real Housewives
G is for favorite game: Does Guitar Hero count?
H is for home state: Michigan
I is for instruments you play: ummmm, I can push play on my Ipod....does that count?
J is for favorite juice: OJ with champagne or cranberry with vodka
K is for whose bum you'd like to kick: I have a long list! (I agree with Jenni on this one)
L is for last restaurant at which you ate: Applebee's 2 for $20 deal
M is for your favorite Muppet: I love Miss Piggy and her sarcasm
N is for number of piercings: 4
O is for overnight hospital stays: 3.....2 having my kids and one...making sure I can't have any more.
P is for people you were with today: It's only 8:30 am so just my sleeping household....but....later I am photographing my very first wedding and I will be around a TON of people!!!!
Q is for what you do with your quiet time: I wasn't aware I had any quiet this a trick question?
R is for biggest regret: Not purchasing a winning lotto ticket
S is for status: Happily Married
T is for time you woke up today: 8:12am......why? everyone else is sleeping and we stayed up until 2am watching Hancock.....why am I awake?
U is for what you consider unique about yourself: I could stay on the computer for 12 hours straight and enjoy it........I don't do that but I could.
V is for vegetable you love: Ummmmm. Coffee. (I'm sticking with Jenni on this one!!)
W is for worst habit: Sorry......can't reveal this you are wondering what it is aren't you?
X is for x-rays you've had: dental, lungs, ankle.....the usual
Y is for yummy food you ate today: coffee
Z is for zodiac: Cancer

Now post it on your blog and let me know so I can come check it out!!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

HFH Update

So, I am down 1/2 of a pound this week, but am certain that as soon as my pumpkin pie and whip cream turn into fat in my body, I will be over!!!! So all that means is that I have to step it up a notch this week. This is the last week and we need to sprint to finish line ladies!!!!!!!!! My motto this week: drink water, close your mouth and MOVE your butt!!!!!!
Check out the other results at Baby Tea Leaves

Bath and Body Works

There are a ton of wallflowers (refills and beginner sets) for $5!!! It's not just the yucky scents either. These make great stocking stuffers!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Last day of MomDot's Blog Party

Today is the last day of MomDot's blog party which leaves us with the appropriate question of ....
This year I am Thankful for......_____________
...many family's health, being able to pay our bills, discovering the "bloggy" world,.......but most of all, I am thankful for my two little munchkins.
Sponsors: Day Twelve Blog Party Question is Brought to you by Georgie Tees and Mutsy.

Thousand Words Thursday

These two little munchkins are what I am Thankful for!!!! Check out more A Thousand Words Thursday by clicking on the banner below.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Christmas of Dreams is having a HUGE (over $1000) Christmas giveaway on Friday. You must enter before the evening of the 26th (THAT IS TODAY!!!!) So, head over and enter. Click the banner at the top of this post. Its the Christmas of Dreams!!
Sponsors of this AMAZING contest are:
Kidz Sunglasses
Georgie Tees
My favorites are:
Baby legs- I LOVE these and know little J would look so adorable in a pair of her own!!!!!
LeapFrog- Hands down, one of my favorites. They are great educational toys. The leapster is amazing and Jake had fun learning. Jaise LOVES her Learning Table.
Mimsi Bags- I am a bag freak and have you seen their colors and patterns?!!!! Oh, I would love any of these. Also love the fact that you can create your own!!!
FeeFiPhoto- I am a huge photo buff so I love most of their products. Any would make a great gift!!!
Lollipop Book Club- My sister is a teacher and books have been a must since I was pregnant with my first munchkin. Since we made it fun for our kids, they now love to read and that makes me happy!!!
Dyson- Our vacuum stinks!!!!!! Oh what I wouldn't give for a Dyson!!!!

Day 11

I am just about wore out!!! Hey.....partying is a lot of work!!! Ok, we are at Day 11 and today's question is all about Thanksgiving. If you could only pick one food to eat on Thanksgiving, what would it be? What???? Only one thing at Thanksgiving? I want to rebel and not answer this's just wrong. But I won't. If I HAD to pick only ONE thing, it would be pumpkin pie WITH lots and lots of whip cream!!!!!
Do you have a home-cooked meal or eat out? We have NEVER gone out to eat. It has always been a home-cooked meal and I am thankful for that. I know not everyone has that tradition. I remember being surprised when I found out restaurants were open on Thanksgiving!!!
Does your family dress up? We go more for comfort. I mean, we don't wear sweat pants, but I have been known to unbutton my jeans after dinner!!!!
Sponsors: Day Eleven Blog Party Question is Brought to you by Shishu Style and Mimsi Bags.

Wordless Wednesday

My kids last year!!!! They grow up way too fast!!!!
Check out more WW at Punky Monkey's.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Tree!!!

I love our tree!! It has only white lights on it and since I am such a photo freak, it has a TON of photo ornaments and each year we add more. We pick our favorites from the past year to add to the tree.

However, we also have the handmade ornaments, which are just priceless to me. This is Jake's snowman that he made in kindergarten. I LOVE getting the Christmas gifts that he makes in school. It's hard to imagine that a piece of paper and some crayons could make me so happy!!

We also try to get a personalized ornament, but this doesn't happen every year, if I can't find a cute one. These are our bears. We have one ornament with 2 bears that is just my hubby's and my name, then 3 bears with us and Jake and then our completed family of all four.

I have each of my kids' handprints and then there are four special ones that they White House puts out every year from when my hubby was on Presidential Guard Duty in the USMC. I guess the theme of our tree is our family journey.

Check out more trees at We are THAT family and An Island Life.

Day 9!!!

Day 9 at the Blog Party brings us the questions:
What is the worst you ever got?
Simple....purple knee high socks with reindeer on them...UGH!!!!!
What is the best gift you ever got? When we found out we were pregnant with our first munchkin, we received a bunch of heirloom baby stuff that year at Christmas and I cried through them all!!! There is nothing I love more than something handmade or passed down from generations.
Do you re-gift? ABSOLUTELY!!!!! Although you wouldn't know it if you looked at my desk right now........but I HATE clutter. If I am not going to use something for any reason and they don't give me a gift receipt, then it will go into my "gift" tub. You do have to be respectful about it though. Make sure you don't re-gift it back to the person who gave it to you..........that could be a whole other blog post!!!!
Sponsors: Day Nine Blog Party Question is Brought to you by jaC Jewelry, Cutie Covers and Sassy Baby.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

LOOK what I won!!!!

Look what I won from Jenni over at the J to the iggety Jigg. She is so loved and is passing the love on to us!!!! She will make you laugh (sometimes, until you pee your pants!!!) so you really should check out her blog.
Now, I am passing this BIG award onto anyone that:
*one of your favorite colors is pink or yellow
*you have a best friend in the world that you can tell ANYTHING to
*you watched Ladder 49 and cried
*you would love to win a blog makeover (so would I but have entered every contest out there and still have the same "generic" blog!!!)
If you fit these criteria then you just WON a BIG AWARD!!!!!

Great Gift Idea

Below are a few examples of photos that I have taken over the years. I can take any photo you have and turn it to black and white and leave a certain item in color. Contact me for pricing information if you are interested. If you live close enough, I can do a photo shoot for you with all of your photos on a cd for YOU to develop!!!

Holiday Gifts