Archive | December, 2011

New Year’s Eve Party! (Fun Recipe)

The excitement is building at our house and I am sure your homes too.  The kiddos can’t wait for our New Year’s Eve party. Our party usually starts around six in the evening.  The kiddos are allowed to dress in whichever outfit they please. This is a lot of fun because one year we might have Spiderman and […]

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Cabela’s with the kiddos: Taxidermy, Pink in a sea of Camouflage, & Camping Chic

One of my New Years resolutions is to take the children camping.  It should be noted that I am not a huge camper myself. In fact when I was a child we would go camping for a week, sometimes more, once with extended family and once with close friends.  I always enjoyed the swimming, camp […]

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New Year, New House?

New Year, New House? Our house has been on and off the market for about the past 20 months and I can’t help but think that maybe 2012 will bring us a new house.  For some reason I am feeling even more optimistic about this today than I have in the past few months.  We […]

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It was the best Christmas EVER!!!

We started off Christmas Eve at my parent’s house. We exchanged gifts then headed to Rosary Cathedral for 4pm Christmas Mass.  After Mass the children wanted to take photographs of the nativity with their new cameras, we have future photographers in our family. And in support of their new-found interest I will be adding a […]

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Virtual Cookie Exchange (Linky)

We are baking cookies today! In the past I have participated in Cookie Exchanges and I think they are magnificent. The idea of only having to bake a baker’s dozen of one type of cookie and yet you leave the exchange with eleven more varieties to share with family and friends is splendid.  I also […]

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Momup! Monday: Ever woke up feeling like Scrooge?

Momup! Monday:  Ever woke up feeling like Scrooge? I am finding it difficult to maintain the “normal” day-to-day routine while preparing for Christmas festivities.  I woke up this morning wanting to throw a full-fledged mommy tantrum. I am talking kicking and screaming until my face turns blue tantrum.  I have this overwhelming anxiety that just hit me […]

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Stress-free Christmas party

As moms, the holidays mean adding more “to do” to our already lengthy “to do” list. There is decorating the house (both inside and out), buying and coordinating the children’s Christmas clothes, determining the best gifts for everyone on the list, purchasing those gifts (gotta keep within that budget!!), wrapping gifts, children’s Christmas performances, baking […]

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Me Time!?! Wordless/Wordful Wednesday Linky

Okay, kiddos are down for a nap, or, quiet time (my 4 yr. old is quick to remind me he doesn’t take a nap, only babies take naps). I have exactly 45 minutes to work on Christmas gifts, check emails, check texts, and go through and delete shows from the DVR (gotta make room for […]

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National Gingerbread House Day

And I had but one penny in the world, thou should’st have it to buy gingerbread. — William Shakespeare, “Love’s Labor’s Lost” National gingerbread house day also happened to fall on my hubby’s birthday so it was an extra special day. We started off by setting out all the candies in dishes to decorate the […]

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Teaching children to graciously receive gifts

Teaching children to graciously receive gifts It is inevitable that somewhere along your Christmas celebration journeys your child will receive something they do not like, they do not understand, or a duplicate. As moms we try our best to prepare our children for gracious gift acceptance prior to the guests arrival or arriving at the […]

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