Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas House in Review

Here are just a few pics I took of the house this Christmas, I would have posted before now, but was having trouble with blogger, go figure. LOL
First you'll see my wood candlestick collection. Janene over at Primitive lifestyle was my personal shopper and helped me find quite a few of these beauties! THanks Janene!
As you can see, i have an ecclectic way of decorating, I like many different styles, and this year I decided to put up 3 six foot trees instead of one big one!





The dining room




Our little bathroom off the kitchen...


Thanks so much for stopping by, check back soon, it is my 1 year blogaversary very soon and i might just have a surprise for you!! Happy New YEar! Sue

Friday, December 18, 2009

A little bit of this and a little bit of.......

I was just reminded that I hadnt updated on our little Keegan....Well I am so happy to report that according to his daddy, my little brother, he is almost 100%. Still a little skinny, but he is eating. So again, Thank you all so very much for all of your prayers!!!
In other news. Yesterday was take Nikki, Miss Independent, to the airport day. I wonder, does it ever get easy to drop your baby, now almost 23 years old, off at the airport? I have to think not! She landed safely, thank the lord, and is so happy to be back in the land that she loves, with the boy that she loves, lol. I know alot of skiing will be taking place while she is there. Her boyfriends family has alot of fun Christmas/ 90th Birthday events planned while she is in town, so I am sure a great time will be had! She will be missed, of course, but what is a mom to do, I want my girl to be happy, and skiing in SLC with her boyfriend, makes her very happy!!
Today I plan on doing a little shopping, and then meeting a dear friend for lunch at Olive Garden, salad and breadsticks, here I come!! My friend, MAryAnn, and I met probably almost 28 years ago, when we both went to work as tellers for a local bank. We quickly became great frirnds! Getting married within months of each other and then becoming pregnant at almost the same time. I just found out that her daughter, a little older than my son is going to make her a grandma in 2010! I am so happy for her! It seems like only yesterday that I was going to a babyshower for her and now, here she is going to be a grandmama! Incredible how quickly time passes!
Tomorrow is the hubs and my 28th Wedding anniversary. But that is for another post, I have to get off this computer and get some work done. Have a great day everyone, and I look forward to talking to you real soon! Sue

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Prayers Answered!

***UPDATE*** Thank you everyone in Blogville for the kind encouraging words and prayers. Thank God Keegan came home from the hospital yesterday late afternoon. He is a little weak, but improving. Your words and prayers meant so much to my entire family! Sue

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Urgent Prayers Needed Please!

I would so appreciate a little prayer being said for my sweet nephew Keegan. He is 2 1/2 and has been ill for a few days. This morning against the nurses advice my sister in law insisted that he be seen at his doctors. Thank God, after seeing him they immediately called an ambulance and took him to Cincinnati Childrens Hospital, where he remains in ICU. His little heart was beating 180 beats a minute. They told my brother it was a good thing they got him there so quickly. He has pneumonia and is a sick little guy. If you can take 30 seconds to say a quick prayer for him it would mean so much.




Thank you all, I will update when I know more! God Bless! Sue

Monday, December 7, 2009

O M G

OMG, can this really be? Only 18 more days until Christmas? Are you ready? Or are you like me and still have a bit of shopping, wrapping, decorating, baking, and entertaining left to do? This weekend was great! On Saturday we held our annual Woman's Pampering Day for the ladies of the Food Pantry that I work at.
Approximately 60 woman attended. Those that came were treated to a haircut and style by one of 10 talented stylists who volunteered their time. A Chair massage by an oh so talented masseuse, a manicure complete with tiny candy canes painted so perfectly on their nails, yummy scrummy delicious food, and lots of giveaways! The ladies loved it and were soo very appreciative. And except for a few times, well actually a bunch of times that all the blowdryers and curling irons blew a fuse, everything went perfectly!!
I raced home from that to attend my works company Christmas Party! We had a wonderful meal and then went back to my bosses house for a great dessert made by his lovely wife!
Yesterday Nikki and I ran to the mall and managed to find a few great deals, before we arrived at my mom's house for our annual cookie bake! My mom, sisters, sister-in-Laws, and little nieces and nephews were all there! We got alot done this year including, fudge, blueberry mini muffins, thumb print cookies, mini poppy seed bread loaves, cookie cutter cookies, and chocolate chip cookies.
At 6 we ran to Dicks Sporting Goods, where it was family and friends night! My sister in laws niece works there while going to college and she was so sweet to give us some of her coupons. We loved saving her 25% discount plus an extra 10% discount, on top of the sale prices! WOOHOO!!!
Today it is all about the cleaning of my house as I get ready to host about 30 ladies from our ladies group at church for our annual Christmas PArty on Wednesday! Why do I always volunteer to host this, have I learned nothing from the past years? Dont get me wrong, it is soo much fun, but this is my very busiest time of the year, like it is for so many of you, and to add even one more thing to my plate, makes for a very overflowing plate!! Thank God Nikki is here to help me today! Speaking of Nikki, she is very excited, in only 10 days she is off to SLC, Utah, to see her boyfriend, and to ski for 2 1/2 weeks over her Christmas break!
Tomorrow, I will be up at church, with 2 friends, getting the giving tree gifts all seperated and into their families bags!
Oh yes and did I mention that I have to finish my Food Pantry Article, well actually start and finishmy article, Pantry News From Soup to Nuts, that I write every month for our local news paper that is due in 3 days? And that I have to run the Cookie sale at our library for friends of the library on Saturday??
Damn with all this running and doing, you'd think I'd be skinny, or somthing, how is it that I am soo NOT???
On a pretty note, I woke up this morning to a beautiful blanket of snow outside, definitely more than a dusting, was this predicted? HEck, I have no idea, who has time to watch the news??? I am looking forward to Thursday night, Nikki and I and my sister and mom are going to see a local production of Miracle on 34th street, I could really use a miracle, clean house, gifts wrapped, cooking done, etc.. here on Jeb Drive, that's for sure! LOL

YIKES, it's a Crazy life, but it's MY Life!
So, what have you got going on in your crazy life?? I would love to hear! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great week! Sue

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Some Christmas Thoughts

(1) What is your favorite Christmas movie?

It's a Wonderful Life, I have to watch it every year! And A Christmas STory, with Ralphy and the Red Rider BB Gun, that is a great movie!!

(2) What is your LEAST favorite Christmas movie?

A TV movie with Kathy Ireland called Once Upon a Christmas, I am usually all about the TV Christmas Movies, but this one is really BAD!

(3) What is your favorite Christmas Song?

I love love love Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt, it is great, I also love Silent Night

(4) What Christmas song(s) drives you crazy?

Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer, lol

(5) What is your favorite Christmas drink?

Strawberry Daiquiri, I know it isnt a Christmas Drink, but I generally only drink them at this time of year, hmmm, dont know why?

(6) What is your favorite Christmas memory?

Going to see A Christmas Carol at the Playhouse, with Nikki, one of the several times we have seen it!

(7) What is the best toy/gift you've received on Christmas?

I have never really liked getting Christmas Gifts, my two best gifts I ever received were my children! I also loved the diamond ring Scott got me years ago, very pretty!

(8) What is the worst toy/gift you've received on Christmas?

HA they're been many! Ugly sweaters, a salad shooter, clothes that dont fit, I hate receiving gifts, ughhh

(9) What do you LOVE about the holidays?

I love spending time with my family and friends, the music, and the yummy food!

(10) What annoys you about the holidays?

Being in a family gift exchange where I buy you a gift card and you buy me one, WHY Bother? I am so glad we stopped that nonsense!

(11) Do you prefer star or angel on top of a Christmas tree? Or something else?

Star, I also love having something crazy on top, like somthing floral, or some beads jutting out all crazy!

(12) What is your family favorite recipe at Christmas?

My family has alot of great cooks, so alot of yummy appetizers are made, but my favorite food tradition is my mom picking up 100 chicken wings from Ponderosa, WOW are they great!

(13) Are you a Grinch or a Who at Christmastime?


I believe I am a WHO

(14) Christmas light displays - Love them or Hate them?

I love all white lights, and I also love the big colored lite bulbs like the old days, something about a strand on a house or fence screams Christmas to me!
(15) Santas at the mall - Fun times or Creepy?

I love them! But think it is crazy that they charge $10+ a pop for a Picture!

(16) Christmas cards - do you send them, yes or no?

Most years, some years they get written and never sent, very sad!

(17) What is the best thing about Christmas, in your opinion?

I love giving gifts to the families that really need the help, it is an awesome feeling!

(18) What is the worst thing about Christmas?

It never quite lives up to the storybook Christmas that I dream of!

(19) When do you put the tree up and take it down?

End of November, and middle of January

(20) Out of the 12 days of Christmas, which day and item would you want your truelove to give to you?

FIVVVVVVVVVVE Golden RINGGGGGGGGGSSSSSSSSSSSSS

(21) Why do you think that Grandma got run over by a reindeer?

She had one too many Strawberry Daiquiris, ha!

(22) Who is your favorite reindeer?

Gotta Be Rudolph, when he says, READY SANTA in his little nasally voice, gotta love that!

(23) Do you believe in Santa Claus?

Of Course!

(24) What is your favorite smell at Christmastime?

First thing that popped in my head is Turkey

(25) What would make you happy at Christmas this year?
To have Nikki here for the day, but unfortunately she will be leaving on Dec. 17 for SLC, Utah, again! There's always next year!
Thanks for reading this all the way thru, it was fun to do, let me know if you decide to do it on your blog, I would love to see how YOU answer these silly questions! Sue