Friday, November 28, 2008

The Tree is Up, It's Christmas!

It should actually read, the Tree is STILL up... which is impressive in and of itself. We put the tree up on Sunday and then let the kids decorate it Monday night. Very chaotic. They were so excited to be decorating the tree, I couldn't keep them out of the decorations. There was no gently handing the decorations to them, which I'm not sure why I was surprised that didn't happen. Oh well, it's done, it looks lovely and the kids love it. Now, if only I can convince Clark that a pre-lit tree is the way to go!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Season of Reflection

I find that this time of year is not only full of winter and Christmas (and Thankgiving for those south o' the boarder) but also a time of reflection. We look back at the accomplishments of the year, try to forget the big mistakes (but maybe not the lessons) and look forward to the new year, with its clean slate to fill. I'm never good at Resolutions, I find they are something I feel good about, make to break two seconds later. But, I do have a wish list of things that I would like to get through this year.
1. Get the house cleaned up, organized and generally presentable to the General public, generally.
2. Look into a couple of different classes. (I have another list of things I would like to learn.)
3. Become more aware of those opportunities to serve and to continue to teach children my how to serve.
4. Crack open a good book. (Perhaps the scriptures?)
5. Look for the happiness in my life and try to spread a little bit to those who come in contact with me.
What about you? Wish list for you and your family? Something attainable maybe? As we put up our Christmas tree in the next couple of days, I look around at my home, which is clean right now and I'm grateful for the chance I've had to look a little out of the box, help a friend who helps me out with great results.

Happy Relfections, but more importantly, Merry Christmas! Let's enjoy the season this year inspite of the commercializm, the chaos and just remember the greatest love that we celebrate - the birth of Jesus Christ.
PS Got a countdown to Christmas on the bottom of the blog, check it out!

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Flat Tire Fiasco

So, today was a simple day, errand-wise. I needed to hit Chapters and drop something off in Okotoks. The van was driving a little off, but I didn't worry too much about it. Yeah. Come to find out that one of the tires is flat. Again.
I'm to the point where I just shake my head. Off to Foundtain Tire again. Crossing my fingers that they will be able to fix it instead of me replacing it.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Quilt Giveaway

I was doing my blog hopping and found this site and the 3 quilts in a give-a-way! Go check them out, she's going to give 3 lucky people one of the quilts.

Here's the link and a picture of the one I liked.

It's the Middle of November...

...and frankly the weather is awesome. So I didn't get into the top 5. :( Sigh. I'll get over it -- eventually.

So, here's my new find... Cupcake Bath Bombs! Yummy right? I think so. I tried to get a picture to show you, but I wasn't able to. But, if you want something to do, check out the website.

I drooled over the pictures for a couple of days. Now, I'm not much of a bathtub person, but I would seriously consider having a "tub" to try out one of these!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Fairytale Ending

I discovered Shabby Apple totally by accident and I have been eyeballing their dresses for waaay too long. I actually just ordered my first dress and it came -- today! I was even more excited to hear about their little contest on their blog. So, without further ado, here is my Vignette! I call it "Fairytale Ending."
Here's my story. I was (and still am, a little bit) a tomboy. Dresses were not for me. Neither was makeup, the color pink and many other things that would scream "girl!" Fluffy was out. You could ask most of the people I went to high school with and if you told them that I was okay with dresses and even wore make-up occasionally, they would laugh. I had boys that were scared of me, and even an offer to play on the football team from a couple of the players.
Now, bring us all forward 10 years later. I have found my prince (and a handsome one he is) and have 3 little princes (or terrors, depending on the day) and one little princess (just ask her.) And guess what? I have figured out that playing with a little make up, doing my hair and putting on a fabulous dress is not only fun, but helps me feel sexy! That's why this would be a fairytale ending for me. A beautiful dress with a bold color, a step away from the safety of black (with a very feminine name of "Ballerina"), shoes with the name "Beautiful", because aren't we all and a fun, flirty ("Daffodil") bag that can be clutched or looped over a wrist. Simple sophistication with a grand entrance!
Check out Shabby Apple for your "Fairytale Ending" and find something fabulous for you today! Also, check their blog, see if I'm in the top 5 for the contest. Help me to win something amazing!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Baby Mia

I love blog hopping, and every once and while, I find an entry that tugs a little at the heart strings. Here's a little story about Baby Mia, a friend of a friend. Any time a baby is involved, I always take a moment to appriciate that mine (all 4 of them) have been relativly healthy. Go ahead and check it out!