Sunday, December 14, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
We went to a Gingerbread Bake Off. It was so fun and there were so many amazing creations. I did not know which one to share, but because I am feeling nostalgic today I picked "Candy Land." Doesn't it just bring back so many childhood memories? It does for me!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Damon got a little restless near the end, but I think he had a good time. He insisted on sitting in the chair with the same number as his ticket. That meant that when I made him move closer to me (in an attempt to keep him quiet a few min. longer) we all had to search for our tickets and then find the one that had his number.
Thursday we had dinner at our house, which I think is great. My fridge gets filled with all the leftovers.
After our food settled we ran across the street to play football. It was such a nice day!
We had to end our day with a game of Monopoly. This was Damon as photographer, so it has that "looking up at everyone" charm, which only someone short can accomplish. At least we are centered.
My last November post. I am so grateful for my wonderful family and friends. Every one of them means so much to me, and I have something special to love in each of them. I am so blessed to be surrounded by those I love and be able to keep in touch with those who aren't so close.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
...the same day Damon attended an "all girls"(save him) birthday party. I just don't know about these boys.
Today I am grateful for...
*This amazing thing we like to call "The Internet" - This week our dish was not working on T.V. Night (Thursday), and we were so glad we could at least crowd around the computer and stay caught up on all of our favorite shows. Just one of so so many reasons I love my computer! But, staying in touch with everyone far away is number one for sure!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
The season always passes me by too quickly, so this year I am getting an early jump on things (wish I was so good about my Christmas shopping.) This isn't to say I am forgetting about Thanksgiving. I am very excited and started planning a menu just today (before I put the Christmas C.D. in). What kinds of things do you have to have for Thanksgiving Dinner?
Monday, November 10, 2008
I had a little nudge last week when Lori asked me to go with her to a Christmas Gift craft night. The Christmas treats were so yummy and we got a bunch of really cute, and inexpensive gift
This bag was one of the items that was really fun to make, and so easy. I thought I'd share the recipe.
1 fabric placemat
2 yds. of ribbon
bow (or any cute embellishment)
Sew on the ribbon and bow, stitch up the sides, and add a little notch in the inside to create a flat bottom. So easy!
It would be a perfect scripture bag. If I had a daughter she would have one in every color.
Know any other cute gift ideas? Let me know!
What am I grateful for at this moment?
-my sewing machine
-the phone call I just had with my cute sis!
-seeing my mom today
-dinner with Lori and Ryan last night
-preparing for the holidays
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I don't want to get too political, but I would like to say that I have always taken pride in my ability to vote. I am disturbed by the fact that yesterday brought out record numbers of voters. It makes me sad that it takes crisis for people to decided to do something.
Good Example: Why is it, that it takes gas to jump above $4.00 a gallon for people to finally decide we need to look at alternate fuels? Things like this really upset me. Why can't we all just want to be our best, and do our best all the time?
Now, because I always find comfort in listing things I am grateful for, and because of the fun holiday we have coming up, I want to dedicate all of my November posts to something I am grateful for at that moment! They may be deep and meaningful, or small and simple. Whatever strikes me, I guess.
Monday, November 3, 2008
......................................................................"I am Ninja!"............................................................................
Friday, October 31, 2008
We are so excited about a party we are attending for the upcoming "Twilight" movie. Here is a story a local news station did on the event. Don't ask what is going on with my eyes. Tyler says it's fine, but I think he is just trying to make me feel better. What's done is done, and interviews on T.V. are hard!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Also this weekend, Lori's friend had a Halloween party.
This was Damon's favorite place, right by all the food and candy! Tyler and I needed to leave for a few min. and Damon really wanted to stay. You can guess why! He was nervous around a few of the scary costumes, but it must have been worth it to eat all the candy he could sneak.
While we were gone he learned to "bob-for-apples".
Also while we were gone he really "worked it" on the dance floor! We left a shy little guy by the food bar and came back to a wild one. I think he got a lot of encouragement from all the single girls!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Now on to better news, this is my cute niece, Ellie. She will be spending 4 days a week with Damon and I. We are having lots of fun with her.
Damon likes to show me what a big helper he can be. He really enjoys helping Ellie play. He is very cute with her, and is learning to be patient with babies.
Monday, October 13, 2008
...this is what we had to deal with this weekend. Damon was much more excited than I was expecting. The first thing he said was, "Will you turn me into an Eskimo?" So I did! He played outside in the snow all day.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
We were able to see Taylor's final football game. It was so fun to watch him play and really nice that most of the games where here in town. We got to see a lot of them.
We also enjoyed some of the Halloween Items while shopping. It is always a little strange when Halloween meats Politics, isn't it? Maybe it is just me! Funny though.
Damon and I picked a safer route.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Does anybody remember Splat? This is a second-hand game from a long time ago. All it needed was some new Play-Doh and some Dice. We also had to make a slight variation since the cards are missing. No problem, we got it figured out, and have lots of fun! Who doesn't love making little bugs out of Play-Doh and then smashing each other with a big hand that says "Splat"?
"Cootie," another classic from my childhood. They made a few updates, but it is still the same old game. And, this one is still on the shelfs.
Any other fun games that can be enjoyed by kids as well as their parents? Let us know!
Friday, September 19, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
A couple of weeks ago Damon asked for a Poweraid. I reminded him they were for after working out. So, he ran to his room, put on his Spiderman suit (which is getting very ragged), and told me he would be downstairs on my mat. When I checked on him a few min. later this is what I found. I only wish I had gotten some more good pictures before he saw me.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Can you guess what his favorite color is? Yep, BLUE!
I dropped him off the first day. I knew I wouldn't want to leave, so after class started, I hovered outside the door for a few min., fighting back tears. It was fun to watch him interact with the other kids, and I felt like I had composed myself. Then his teacher asked who was nervous about coming to school. She called on Damon to tell her why. He said, "I didn't want to leave my mom." That did it. I had to find the nearest exit as quickly as I could. I stumbled, through my tears, to the car and had a good cry. Then I wondered why I had planned on running errands after I dropped him off. However, I wasn't about to let my puffy eyes keep me from getting things done, so off I went.
Thank goodness for big sunglasses to hide behind.
Tuesday was the day to put him on the bus.
Doesn't that bus look way too big and Damon way too small? Maybe it's just me!