Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy 2010! It seems just the other day we were celebrating 2009 at a friends house eating great homemade Italian food, sipping our stoli doli's and cleaning up barf. Yea, good times. Ms. B had just eaten a hearty portion of gnocci when she started feeling 'funny'. Thank goodness she had enough sense to head to the bathroom where she proceeded to decorate the room with Agnes' wonderful gnocci. Poor kid had a seven year puke-free ride until that night. We welcomed in 2009 and the stomach flu. Blech.
Hopefully this years celebration will be different (oh please let it be different!) Tomorrow we start by saying good bye to my best friends father. A sweet man of 80 years, husband, father, grand father and friend. You'll be missed Ike. xoxo. Then tomorrow night we'll get together with a few neighbor families for a little well deserved rowdiness and fun! Whoo hoo! O.K. so in past years i've made a lame attempt at New Years resolutions (never keeping them) and have decided that this year NO lists of things i'll never do. So this means i get to keep that extra twenty pounds i can never seem to loose and never figure out all the settings on my camera. Catch up on scrap booking? Nah, pressure's off! Become a better wife, mother, friend? Honey, that's just part of everyday growth. Cut back on Diet Coke? Ack! I couldn't be that great wife, mother or friend without it! Don't be silly! Every day has room for improvement, baby steps. Why pressure ourselves to do it all in one big crazy list? I hope this coming year finds you happy, healthy and resolution free! Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Belated Good Tidings!

Happy belated holiday blessings to all of you in blog-land! I just returned from an ultra relaxing cruise with my family and friends. We sailed on Royal Caribbean's "Oasis". Holy moly, this is one big ship! About half way through the trip i was finally able to find my room...perhaps those daily pina coladas didn't help! What ever your faith may be, i hope you spent this season with the people whom you hold close to your heart. Take time to hug your kids, kiss your man and tell your family and friends near and far you love them. Time changes our lives so quickly, don't miss your chance! xoxo

Monday, December 14, 2009

Gone To The Dogs

Hanukkah toys! We love new toys!

Snacks wrapped up in paper rolls? The BEST!

We sit, we stay, we give paw on a regular basis.But we make sure we are really good around the holidays, cuz you know what? We get presents! We LOVE presents!

Thursday, December 10, 2009


"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the things you think you cannot do."
- Eleanor Roosevelt-

This lady has the greatest things to say. My sweet man's grandmother and Eleanor were good friends. How i would have loved to hang with those girls!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Meet my leeetle friends

Here are a few of my leeetle snow friends i have been collecting over the years. I love these little paper mache snowmen! Some of their carrot noses and coal buttons have gone missing, but what can you expect when you're pushing fifty. ( There are many days i feel the same way!)
This little man was made in Germany in the 60's. Check out his lil' ear muffs!
This guy is stamped "Occupied Japan" on the bottom. He is probably my favorite...don't tell the others!
In 1959 this was a gift from my mother to my father. He's lost whatever it was that he was holding and his carrot nose has seen a lot of glue. Between you and me...this guy always kind of freaked me out when i was little. That could explain the nose issue!
The weather man is predicting snow for the next two days. Ooh, i hope he's right! I love that first blanket of snow. I know, i know, i'll be eating my words in a month, cursing the crusty white stuff and scrubbing salt off my boots, but for now...

Friday, December 4, 2009

A match made in Heaven( aka HomeGoods)

You never know where or when love is going to strike. Last year when i picked up my little snow Misses i knew she wasn't meant to be alone. This Misses needed a Mister! Lo and behold last week when perusing the aisles at HomeGoods, there he was decked out in his holiday duds. The perfect match for my Misses! I brought him home to meet the little lady and it was love at first sight. Just look at the two of them together! A match made at HomeGoods.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Happy Spud

Some times you come across something that just makes you giggle out loud. Ms. B was cutting up potatoes for a soup last night and came across this cute little guy grinnin' his silly face off at her! Well, she didn't have the heart to add him to the menu (too cute to eat) however his friends weren't as lucky. They did make a fine soup though. Have you giggled today?