Sunday, November 30, 2008

Jessica is...

Finally showered, not bad only 3:20 pm!
Avoiding going through all the Christmas boxes that I brought down out of the attic this morning!
Wishing that the weekend wasn't almost over.
Planning out a menu for the week.
Making a grocery list for Matt to take to the store.
Pondering whether to go real or fake for our Christmas tree this year...
I guess we will probably stick with our "artificial" tree until the lights go on it.

So what have you been doing this weekend? Do you have a real or fake Christmas tree? Have you decorated yet for Christmas?

4 Little Men and Girly Twins

Quote from her blog, "ahhhhh... remember the Divine Caroline "love this site" contest I told you about a while back. Well... it's in the final day on Sunday and I need your votes! {grin} The winner in each category receives $250 and... well... it would be a blessing to say the least.With that said I would LOVE it if you took a little trip over to Divine Caroline and put a vote in for me, my blog, and my family. And if you do go vote I would love it if you leave a comment here too so I could thank you!"

** Updated** Brittany now only needs 11o votes and for anyone who is interested she is in a different catagory than MckMamma is in *grin*.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

New Layout...

so what do you think? I have been inspired by Lori and Alicia, they both have great blogs and great looking blogs. The cool thing is that they each change the look of their blogs monthly and they always look SO cute! So I finally did it, sorry Melissa, I know "we", YOU worked so hard on my header that I had, but it was time for a change.

So, what do you all think of the new festive holiday look? Thank you Alicia for the tip about Scrapblog for creating the header, you were right it was easy *grin*!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope that you all have a blessed
and happy day with family and friends.
If you are traveling may you have safe travels.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I Did It!!!

So I have been talking about doing this for a while and I FINALLY did it tonight! I cut my hair for Locks of Love and as you can see there were 5 ponytails, varying in length from 10-12 inches! Seriously! My hair hasn't been this longs since I was a little girl; maybe close, when I got married 7 1/2 years ago. I decided that if I was going to go short to GO SHORT and I am loving it! What do you think? I am even thinking about going back and getting some highlights put in, I think it might be fun.

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Look What I Got!

Look what I got, from Sugar Mommy. I am so excited and honored that someone thinks that my little old blog and I are so special. Thank you so MUCH!!!

The qualifications to receive the award are:

A. Display a cheerful attitude.

B. Love one another.

C. Make mistakes.

D. Learn from others.

E. Be a positive contributor to the blog world.

F. Love life.
G. Love kids.

The Rules:

1. Must link it back to the creator

2. Post the rules

3. Choose 5 people to give it to

4. Recipients must fit the characteristics above

5. Create a post to share this

6. You must thank the winner

I pass this great award on to the following women who's blogs I read daily and love! I just wish that i could have chosen more than 5.

Monday, November 24, 2008

"Not Me!" Monday

I did not start these on Saturday night, *grin*!

I did not schedule of photo shoot for a family at school and then forget to get their address, oh and their phone number! Oh, and did I mention the shoot is tomorrow! I would never do that, I am organized and I would think of important things like this!

I am not anxious about getting my hair cut on Wednesday! It's just hair after all, it grows back, right?!

I did not tell my husband that I wanted to get rid of our dog! No, not me!

I did not keep my kids at daycare one day last week when I was getting home early, just so that I could get home and clean the house without interuptions. No way, not me!

I did not drive an hour and a half on Saturday just to take my kids to see crazy colored turkeys, especially when we are going back out that way on Thursday to see my parents for Thanksgiving! Not me.

Now head over to Mck Mama's to read what everyone else didn't do this week and to join in on the fun.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thanksgiving Traditions

For the past 3 years we have taken Allie to see the Gozzi Turkey's... this turkey farm has been around for ever. Every year they take some of the turkeys that they raise and dye them bright colors and people come from all around to see them!

This year the turkey's came out late, usually they are out the first week in November, but this year they weren't out until last weekend and we were busy, so this weekend was do or die; well you know what I mean. I didn't want the kids to miss it so we got all bundled up braved the COLD and headed to Gozzi's and they BOTH loved them! Here are some of my favorite pictures from our visit.

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Friday, November 21, 2008

A Challenge to You!

This is my challenge, I have been growing out my hair for Locks Of Love and the time has come to cut it! I am so excited, I just can't wait to cut it; I haven't had hair this long since I was a little girl and I can't take much longer. All I do is were it up in a clip and when I do wear it down it just drives me crazy! Well, at least it has all been for a good cause. Did you know that it takes six hair donations to make one wig?

So this is my challenge to you, do you have long hair? Are you willing to cut it for a good cause? If you answered yes to these two questions then cut your hair with me and together we will know that we will make a wig for a very deserving child. Even if you don't want to cut your hair talk to your friends with long hair and see if anyone wants to cut their hair too! If you are going to cut and donate yours or if you know some one who will then, leave a comment *grin*.

I have an apointment to get mine cut the day before Thanksgiving and I will post pictures when I get it cut!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

"Not Me!" Monday (On Tuesday)

I was not so busy and all over the place yesterday that I did not post my not me's. I am way more organized than that.

I did not almost slip and tell my friend what I am getting her for her baby shower.

I am not sad at the fact that Jack is just about done nursing, that would just be silly.

Well, this is all I've got. I am sure there are plenty of other things that I did not do last week. I just can't think of anything else. So if you are interested hop over to MckMama's and see what else everyone did not do.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

"Not Me!" Monday

It's Monday again and you know what that means... here are all the things that I did not do this week.

I did not forget to write my lesson plan on Friday, for my observation today and have to go back to school when I was half way home on Friday! No, not me!

I did not ask my dad what his username and password were for his iphone on Saturday when we were at there house so that I could download the Urban Spoon app. just to have him spend nearly and hour on the phone with some poor soul from AT&T. Not a chance, I would have know tht this was a bad idea in the first place.

I did not have a bunch of "Not Me!" ideas throughout the week and then not be able to remember most of them now! No, not me!

I did not spend hours over the weekend looking for the perfect Waldorf doll for Allie for Christmas and no I am not obsessed with them either!

Oh, and I did not take Jack to his 15 month check up to find out that he ways 29lbs 12oz. No, not me.

Well, that's all I have, so head over to MckMamma's and check out what everyone else did not do this week.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

I Am Obsessed

Okay so I will admit it I am obsessed, I was at my parents house this weekend for my birthday dinner and my mom and I were talking about the kids and Christmas and what they each want (did you notice I said want, because they don't really need much.) So we were going threw her catalogs, looking for things for Allie, she is very into fairies and she has said that she wants some for Chirstmas, so I have been on the look out. Up until being at my moms all I had been able to find were the Disney Fairies. Well, I found so much more, you just have to check out these fairies and these. I love the Everything Fairy Collection, but wow, $229 and only one season included and each of the other 3 seasons for $129 I just don't think so. So I asked Matt if he thought he could make the Fairy Forrest Home and he said he would try. I will keep you posted and let you know how it turns out.

So I kept poking around and THIS is what I am obsessed with they are Waldorf dolls, made by a woman in British Columbia. They are beautiful and she does custome orders and would love to get one for Allie, a fairy of course! Well, we will have to see, maybe Santa will bring one *grin*! It doesn't look good though, she says that she is full, full, full for Christmas and January is almost full!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Halloween Pictures

Well, here they are the rest of my Halloween. There were a ton of pictures so I have them in two slide shows.

Halloween this year was great, both Allie and Jack were much more into it. Allie got such a kick out of Trick or Treating, which we have not done up until this year and I am so glad that we waited because she totally got it and really enjoyed it.

Monday, November 3, 2008

"Not Me!" Monday- Part 7

I did not tell a friend of mine that I would do some sewing for her back in May and if I had I would certainly have it finished by now, it is after all the beginning of November! Not me!

I do not forget to use my signature on my posts and most times need to go back and add it, nope not me!

I did not get lectured (by someone who will go un-named) last week about who I am planning on voting for, not me!

I did not buy Allie both the new Tinker Bell movie and the Tinker Bell doll and rationalize that it was okay because we got a $10 gift card, that we could use for Christmas, no I would never do that.

Well I am sure that there are a ton of other things that I did not do this week I just can't think of anything else, but I would not start keeping track, no not me! So you know the drill, go check out what everyone else did not do this week.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Another Little Video

So have you guessed that we have a new FLIP video camera? Well, we do and we are having fun with it and Matt is enjoying editting the videos. So here is another one...

Oh, and I haven't forgotten I am still going to post more Halloween pictures.