Monday, December 27, 2010


can you say LaZy?

today started out with a two hour delay ...
now i have to admit i love it ...

it's like sleeping in with pay
... and a short day, because the day goes so fast

i love my job ...but a person would be crazy not to like the snow day schedule.

so you would think when i got home i would be full of energy...
but i'm not
..i am just plain lazy..
 i am all curled up with my little netbook...
 my sweet little dog...
and a cup of hot apple cider


christmas/ snow/ family time!

ok.. time to post some of the fun happenings!

christmas eve...
christmas eve night is always at my side of the family so we went to my sisters...
had a great meal and then played ... Pictonaryman..

christmas day...
we always get up early the christmas story ...have gift time with each other and then to nana's for lunch.
...the best thing of the morning was dales surprise gift...

now before i go any further just let me tell you that i  forgot my camera each time we went somewhere..and i didnt get good pictures at home either..   Duh!

but i did get this one...i think it says it all!   he was one happy man!
Santa LOVES him :D
and of course the snow

we love the snow, and were excited to see a "white christmas"

she is always styling ...even in the snow
this was also a first for karlie ...

me..matthew...and jordyn..working hard
we didn't get our snowman built.(we were too tired after all this shoveling)
...but the driveway is clear
so then it was time to eat.. watch movies.. and play games  :D

Friday, December 24, 2010

week of family fun

this has been a special week for our family...

 Matthew came in from Nashville... man!... it is so good to see him.
we always look forward to him coming home!

Jordyn drove in from Georgia...  we love as well.. and it is always good to see him too!

our family loves to play games, so after church they (i didn't make it) stayed up 'til early the next morning playing ROOK
.. i was awaken by screams at midnight as they played was cool

we enjoy our "whole" family being together.
it isn't always possible that we are here at the same time, so we are EXCITED.

Happy Birthday Karlie!
then our little Karlie celebrated her first birthday
to say that we love her is an understatement.... she loves being loved on!
for her birthday she got a new outfit, a new bag of treats, as well as an editable birthday card.. from us gifts from others...
can you say spoiled?

Jordyn grilled us fillets........ YUm..Yummm.. they were sooooooo good!
and again we ..(yes i did too) ...stayed up until midnight playing Rook.

and then today we start going to Christmas gatherings...
i love all this family time!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Bananagrams...

ok.. this morning we played

bananagrams using only "Christmas" words..
these were the "rules"... (there was only one.). ha!
#1.. use any word pertaining to Christmas
the one who finished first won a gift card to Bojangles (some of them love that place)...

... just let me say there was alot of thinkin'..
...and "new" Christmas words goin' on.. uhm
the winner was "very creative"
..Christmas is "fun"
    way to go Steven!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

i'm into "fur"

remember when i mentioned that i redecorated?  well i am still working on it...
and have added some "fur'.. the black is fur, the off white is fur, the large "brownish" round pillow is fur, and the square pillow is fur..
i LOVE all types of 'fur' much so that i added some to ktb's room too

itsn't pretty?

Thursday, December 16, 2010

and the verdict is....

ok.. a couple of weeks ago i posted about the trouble i have been having with my sinus.

let me first thank all of you for praying for me!

 i finally broke down and went to a ENT specialist.
after another anti-biotic..
(which almost sent me to the ER because of an allergic reaction .... scary)

... a CT Scan ( which showed that the entire sinus area was clear).
EXCEPT the nasal passages.. they were swollen, and have been; which has alot of the same symptoms as a sinus infection.

So... the sweet dr. said..
"ok.. now we know why no anti-biotic is working... seems like you have some severe allergies going on."

now we need to began some testing to see what you are allergic to.
that was done this week... which made me sick as soon as the test began.
and the verdict is...

i am allergic to:
dust mites
several trees
and.. dogs

YES.. i said dogs..
but not this one...there is no way she could make anyone sick.. just look at her
she is just to cute.. and sweet

i do have two more sets of test to determine the severity of everything, and try to find the right medication and or shots that i will need to take.

and... since i am allergic to dust
.. i guess i need to find a housekeeper to clean my house
...don't want to be sick ya' know   :D

Sunday, December 12, 2010

week of parties...

of course the Christmas season is a time that includes lots of parties...
we love getting together with our friends and having fun.

usually when we get together we eat.. and play games playing games
this party included    .....ummm...  "reindeer games"..
now there are several things that just threw up some RED flags for me..
#1... never played 'reindeer games' before
#2... suggested for 'couples'
#3... NO one would tell us anything about it the game
Soooooo... being the intelligent individual that i am...
i knew that my sweet husband and i would NOT be playing this game!

as you view the pictures below ... you can see the "SUCKERS" that were talked into playing the game...

Charlie and Deah
i think he was excited to play!
must be something about the pantyhose.. 

Michelle and Clint..
 NO! they are not a "couple"
but Scottie is also an intelligent individual and picked-up on the RED flags..
he knew NOT to play reindeer games either....   :D

Mandy and David...
i think he played .. just so he could go hunting the next morning
(so i  hope in wasn't all in vain ... hope he got to go)
 now this is how to play the game...
the male has to place a pair of ladies "pantyhose on their head"
(there is a LARGE hole cut in the "seat" of the hose in order to "fit" over the head, and the feet are cut out)
the couple then has balloons to blow-up, and put them inside the legs of the hose.
the couple that has "their antlers" built within the 4 min. time frame wins!

"antlers are coming together"

 we have antlers...

............. wait
is it just me ...
or is there a strong resemblance to
Go to fullsize imageLOL!

na.. we really did have a winner...

Look at those antlers...
... it is really good to see the him win
he "enjoyed" it more than the others   :D

oh my... it was Funny!

we then played a game of TabooGo to fullsize image
guys against girls..

and yes the guys did win...but anyone can win
.. when they cheat..right?

thank you Charlie and Deah.. we had a great time!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


one of my favorite things
"perfect combination for this COLD weather we've been having"

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Party time...

 with my wonderful work family....

this year we decided to draw names and go to a local "yummy" steakhouse for good food and fellowship.

we ALL kept the name that we had a secret, which is saying alot for us.
ok... well for me because i like to try and "find out" who has my name...

i was really surprised when Ktb had my name...
and i must say i am very pleased with my gift... LOVE IT!
and i know everyone else was just as pleased with their gift...
we all had a Great time!

Debbie and Mike ...


Me and Dale...

Erin, Ktb and Me...

Erin and Ktb

Faye and Sid...

Brandon, Kayla and Belva...

Julie...Jerry's wife

" looking like he has- had too much party time"...ha
but he is just talking .. as usual.

love my work family... they're the BEST!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

*NSYNC - O Holy Night... a favorite

this post is just for my sweet Ktb..

this is one of her very favorite Christmas songs, and by a group that she loved when she was very very young
... it was not a "happy day" when they were no longer "n-sync"..  :D
anyway .. i like too!
enjoy sweetie!

....exciting morning

this morning started out with a "Bang"... literally .. around 7:00am
i am sure you remember that it is 'deer season'..

anyway... Dale and Micah set out early this morning hunting, and it wasnt long until we heard the shot...and shout of excitement...
(just kidding about the shouting part.. Micah is very quiet.. but he was very excited.)

Dale has been taking him hunting often since the season opened this year, trying to help him get his first deer, and this morning was his lucky morning!

way to go Micah!

160lb. 6 pointer...

then we got our first snow!.. it wasn't much,, but is was pretty

can you see it...ha

Monday, November 29, 2010


Did you ever wonder why there are no dead penguins on the ice in Antarctica - where do they go ?

It is a known fact that the penguin is a very ritualistic bird which lives an extremely ordered and complex life.
The penguin is very committed to its family and will mate for life, as well as maintaining a form of compassionate contact with its offspring throughout its life.

If a penguin is found dead on the ice surface, other members of the family and social circle have been known to dig holes in the ice, using their vestigial wings and beaks, until the hole is deep enough for the dead bird to be rolled into and buried.

The penguins then gather in a circle around the fresh grave and sing:

"Freeze a jolly good fellow"

"Freeze a jolly good fellow."

"Then they kick him in the ice hole."

Go to fullsize image.. oh my goodness.. this cracked me up!
i just had to share it
i hope you enjoyed the laugh as much as i did!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

week of five, six and seven

thankful for another day off of work..yee ha
 (probably will never happen again)
thankful that i didn't have anything "special" to by on the busiest shopping day of the year...
....just shopping and not "worrying" about the time.

then back home for family game time..

making "LIFE" decisions...hmmm

not liking "LIFE" .. right now

Karlie likes "LIFE"  :D

looks like Dale is liking what "LIFE" is bringing KtB....
really hoping he wins this game of "LIFE"
..(..just so you know ..he did win)

thankful that Christmas decorations are up and ..even though i didn't do as much as i normally do.. i am still glad they are up

love the Merry CHRISTmas over the nativity scene

no one here likes this tree ..but ME!
just small and simple

another small and simple one.. i like this one too..
Ktb's tree.. .. i like it
ok.. this one is really small..
my "beachy Christmas tree".. i like it :D

my house smells like Christmas...liking that too!
Karlie ... sporting one of her new Christmas sweaters cute is clean
.. oh and i redecorated my bedroom too....
I LIKE IT ALL.. that's all that matters.. right?
.. now we can rest...

as i look back over the week..
... as i look at our family "what are you thankful for " board...
i think of just how blessed we are..  it is overwhelming!
God is so so good to me!
...not even a "year of thankfulness" would cover it.

Praise the Lord for HE is good!
thank you Lord for ALL your blessings!