December 16, 2009

From the Mouth of Babes

I stole this from Karly's blog... it was just too good not to. During this time of hussle and bussle... it is just good to sometimes sit back and remember what this time is all about. I know I forget often and need reminding... this video is a great reminder.

December 15, 2009

All I Want for Christmas Is...

I MEAN REALLY ?????!!! WOW !!

December 10, 2009

I Gotta Feeling

This is just awesome !!!

Stupid Fork

It's funny how you can be so blessed.... yet bitch about life so easily. Most of the time, I don't mind being single... and not having my own family. But, at times that emptiness will peek it's head around the corner and laugh at me. I was taking my niece and nephews to see Santa last week and it hit me... I might not ever have my own kids to bring to see Santa. It hurts !! More now than usual. It seems that the holidays as of late bring this out in me. Which just sucks... cause I love the holidays. But, my siblings are both with their families... starting traditions... and me... well I am here. And.. I love, love, love the Christmas cards... but, still hard. Now, I am not writing this to get a pity party.... just venting some sadness. I mentioned it to my family cause I was in the depressed, quiet, state for a couple of days... my dad said I should get a baby. Honestly, I have thought about it... whether through adoption, or insemination... But, when I think about it, I just don't feel completely right bringing a child in this world without a father. Every baby deserves a chance at that. So, I just get stuck.... stuck at the fork in my road. Now mind you... I do eventually get over this. Right now, I am climbing over that fork as we speak... I can see the other side of the road.... and I see all the fantastic blessings I have in my life. I know I do. Andal reminded me of the great families that let me baby their babies. I also get to baby many babies in my career.

So when I reach that fork... I just have to remind myself of these things. I still have a long life and after life to live.... and somewhere on that road... someday I will take my own child to see Santa !!

December 02, 2009

The Whole Gang Was There

This Thanksgiving we all ended up at Carter and Tammi's beautiful new house in Cedar. It was not a dull moment... since we were all... I mean ALL there :) It was loud, it was rude, it was funny, it was yummy, it was smelly, and it was great !!

These are a Few of My Favorite Things...

Well... it's that time of year again. Seriously, time flies !! The older I get, the more it flies. I just got done putting up my 8 million trees.. as Clark would say, "A little sap in here". And now, I am moving on to the outside...which should take me forever !! As I have been decorating, I have been thinking why do we do this to ourselves.... or I guess I should ask... Why do I do this to myself? :) The more I thought about it, I realized it is the consistency, the tradition, the familiarity of things that happen at Christmas that makes it so special to all of us. So I thought about the important traditions or familiarities I enjoy this time of year... Here they are in no particular order... I would love to know some of yours too !! :)

Christmas Flannel Sheets

Hot Cocoa/Caramel Apple Cider

Cinnamon Scented Pine Cones

Watching "Christmas Vacation" as I decorate the tree !!

Seeing the word "Believe" everywhere !! My favorite phrase/word !!

Neil Diamond Christmas Album !! Come on it's the best one !! :)

Thinking about Mary.... I just admire her complete faith with giving birth to Christ. She amazes me !!

Santa Claus.. I still believe in him and everything he stands for... and I have about 80 Santa's that I put up every year !! :)

My Dad's prime rib !!

Last minute Christmas Shopping... It seems every year my Pops forgets or thinks he doesn't have enough gifts so we shop late... I love it. Also every year I go after Christmas shopping with my sista !!

Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark

Still Good Nose Pickers

I have never been one to get my nails done... the most I did it was for a formal dance when I was in high school. Plus, I just didn't like the way it felt and I couldn't pick my nose well with them. :) Two of my closest friends have always gotten their nails done... and now they have rubbed off on me. I am a nail whore.. and of course, I try to find the most obnoxious designs to do on my nails.... my latest is cheetah print....

Gotta love the animal print !!! I found this pic of toes that I want to do next...

Seriously, into animal print lately. But, what I have found now that I started doing my nails.. is that I can still pick my nose.. if I keep them short.. and I love my nail lady Gerri... She is a hoot !!

What in the Sam Hell?

First of all, who is this Sam ??? Second of all, started watching Adam's performance on the American Music Awards... what in the hell? I mean I love his voice... but now, that performance just ruined it for me. We all know that he is gay, that is his choice, I wasn't going to let that affect me liking his music, or how hot he is... but now, I just can't look at him the same... He went over the top !! Too much of the gayness for me to watch on television... he lost my vote... kinda sad...