Friday, November 30, 2007

This was not suprising.

Your Christmas is Most Like: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Christmas is a big, boisterous event at your place.
And no matter what, something hilarious usually happens.

I am thankful my family is not like his, but we watch this movie every year. My motto for decorating "More Lights the Better". I just wish my budget could reflect it. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Need Bows?

I have been working on my Christmas decorations for my home. I am trying to get ready for Hannah's birthday and BooMama's Christmas Tour of Homes. I was looking at my sad little bows and was wanting something fabulous. I have the ribbon, but I am just not that good at it. They are just too expensive buy premade.

I was over at a friend's house and saw her bows and how beautiful they were. I commented on how pretty they were and she said that her husband did them and all the bows in her house. I asked her if he can do me some. So, Jeff Salyer - when can I bring you my ribbon? You have a wonderful talent and need to share.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

We got the EGG!!

So exciting, and what a finish. Another coach has gotten "Croomed". What a glorious day for the Dawgs!! MSU 17- Ole Miss 14. I did not get to see the game again because we were somewhere between SC and OH during the game. Dear Hubby was able to get the scores for me on his phone. We just now what for the rest of the games to play out and see where we play next. Someone told me that we are too involved with college football, but it is everything down South! Saturday is Football Day! Right now dear hubby is watching the Iron Bowl - WAR EAGLE!! Come on lets beat the tide!!!
We had a good Thanksgiving with the Dear Family. We met Piper's new hubby. Food was good. Long DRIVE!!
We have a busy week ahead 10 girls for a sleepover this Friday for Hannah's Bday! I just have to figure out how to do a cake in the shape of a star by Friday. Sadly basement will not be done.
Have a good week everyone!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Do they look professional?

As a few of you know I am busily working on our Christmas cards. I have gotten the return address labels done, the cards (I think those are important to have), the list hopefully finalized, and all that was left was to get the pics printed. I normally use Shutterfly to print my pictures but I needed them earlier so I settled for Walmart pics which are good don't get me wrong. I had sent some of the pictures I had taken a few weeks ago to print no problem. Today I order my 65 pictures and I get a phone call. I was in the middle of teaching piano so I did not answer the phone. I listened to my phone message before heading out to pick up my pictures and I was shocked at my message. Walmart asked me if I could bring a release from the photographer to pick up my pictures. I was amazed and flattered. I couldn't wait to call dear hubby. Is this God confirming that I need to be a photographer or was this a one shot deal? Thankfully I was able to get my pics because I had not deleted the pictures of my camera. So, If you get one of my pictures they are copyrighted so no scanning! :-D

Here are some examples for your pleasure. Let me know what you think, and can you tell me which baby is which?

Saturday, November 17, 2007

100th Post

This is my 100th post!! (*insert applause*)I had thought about posting something exciting like my 100 favorite things, 100 favorite foods etc. I did enjoy getting 100's in school. But I could think of anything so here it is pretty random. Maybe I will get 100 comments? Set some goal people - maybe some of my readers and fellow bloggers will make it to 100 as well.

Oh well, the Dawgs did not win today but AL and Ole Miss DID lose and that is always exciting. The Egg Bowl is this coming Friday, and I am sad I not be able to watch it. Come on Dawgs - beat those Rebels!! I will refrain from yelling what most fans say to the other team in MS.

We do have a couple of busy weeks coming up with Thanksgiving, Hannah's Bday, and decorating for Christmas. I am looking forward to getting out ALL my Christmas deco, although I am having to wait till our carpet goes down in the basement because there construction mess in front of the door leading to my stuff. I am hoping it will all be done soon so I can get to the decorations. I would like to have a lot of it done by bday party.

Emily has finally lost her other front tooth. I will try to post a pic soon of it. She has been going around singing - "All I want for Christmas is my 2 front teeth". I am glad I have already taken our Christmas card pic.


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Is is Possible?

*UPDATE*: New videos of the State available at my friend's Sue's blog on her Nov. 14th post.

In a recent article in a MS newspaper states that if MSU could win out we would play on New Years Day. Dear hubby's nightmare could come true. To see him in maroon and white sitting there cheering on my Dawgs. What a wonderful Christmas present that would be! It would be so nice if this would happen. I have learned though from watching all the OSU fans up here don't count your chickens before they hatch. Playing in the Cotton Bowl would be nice, but being bowl eligible and watching them in post season play would be exciting enough. The funny thing about it is that if were too happen we could possibly play Texas A&M. We would have a rematch of the Snow Bowl. Wouldn't that be fun MG? You can vote for the Dawgs here please and Coach Croom here.

Ok to change the subject COMPLETELY. I receive email updates from AFA (American Family Assoc.). I received this one last night and if further confirms why I don't particularly care for Lowes - Lowe's refuses to call them "Christmas trees," chooses to call them "Family trees" . I will not be purchasing my CHRISTMAS tree from them this year. I plan on going to a CHRISTMAS TREE farm to get my CHRISTMAS TREE to celebrate CHRISTMAS with my family. I hope their trees just sit on the shelf. I am looking forward to celebrating this wonderful holiday this year and I think it will be one of our best CHRISTMASES ever. To email Lowes to express your thoughts click here. To view the ad click here.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Bowl Eligible!!!!

The mighty DAWGS have beaten another team in Alabama. As one commenter said it is MSU who is the Iron Bowl Champs. I never imagined our little team would be 6-4. We have 2 games left Ark and Ole Miss. I am just shocked we won, and very excited. I believe dear hubby is just praying we don't get a New Years Day game, because if we do guess were we will be. Believe me I will hold him to it. All I can say is way to go DAWGS!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Tell me NO!!!

This just in. Due to the writers strike this has happened. I think Jack needs to save us from this strike.

"Jack Bauer will return to save the world on “24” — again — but somewhat later than expected. And Michael Scott, the comically obtuse regional manager on “The Office,” will not be serving up any original cringe-inducing comments after next week.
As television and movie writers entered the third day of their strike against Hollywood producers yesterday, the walkout continued to complicate matters for the networks.
Fox, the first to announce revisions to its prime-time schedule because of the strike, said it would indefinitely postpone the start of the seventh season of “24,” which had been scheduled for January, to ensure an uninterrupted 24-episode season. For more info on some of the other shows check out this article. "

This strike may be good for families again. They will be able to spend time together talking, playing board games, and generally hanging out again.

Monday, November 05, 2007

If you are good...

It is that time of year when I start thinking about our Christmas card pictures. Sometimes I take them when we are at the beach, while I did do that and loved the pictures I had already given some of them out so I decided to do another set a pictures. Thankfully since I enjoy taking pictures and my new lens had come in, I was ready to take them. I wanted to take them outside before it got too cold, so last week was perfect. Yes, I took pictures on Halloween. I think it was an appropriate way to celebrate that day - taking Christmas Pictures. I was using part of our neighbors backyard, and it was funny to see them come out dressed in costume while the girls were dressed Christmassy.

The girls don't always enjoy being my models, but I promised that if they were good I would take fun pictures of what they wanted as well as mine and we would get cream slushes from Sonic. They complied thankfully and took some great pics. Grape slushes all around!

I am hoping to get out card out earlier this year. My goal is to beat a friend of mine with her card. Every year her card it the first one we receive. It is usually a day or two after Thanksgiving. Maybe she is not reading this and we may get her card next week. If I don't get everyones out I may just get one to her. I actually do have our cards already and they are just waiting on me to get the pictures printed. I was a savvy shopper and got them after Christmas last year. I also need to update the Christmas card list as well. So if your address has changed in the last year please let me know if you expect to get a card.

Here are some of the fun pics we took