Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Hello again!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas with their families/friends.  We had a wonderful weekend.  We started off by going to my oldest brother's house on Christmas eve for a few hours.  Logan and DH had to stay home as Logan started running a temp that morning.  We missed them but still had a good time.  I have to say, not traveling on Christmas or Christmas Eve is a good idea.  I couldn't believe how many people were still shopping at 5:00 p.m. when we finished up and headed home.  There were so many cars out in the lots and on the road that it took a little longer than usual to get to the highway. lol

Christmas Day we had my other brother and his son over for dinner and presents.  It was a great day with fun visiting, playing games on the new Wii and good food.  We made a roast which we finished up last night by having BBQ beef sandwiches. Yummo!

No stitching for me for the past week or so but that's okay.  Soon I will have more time to do that again.... I hope. lol  Today it's back to work again (if I have any to do lol) and finish up cleaning up from the presents.   Wish me luck with the cleaning!  lol

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 Behind the presents is one of my favorite Christmas displays.  My Santa and Reindeer but alas, it's hidden. lol

 The other side of the tree and somewhere in there is my snowglobe collection. lol

 One of Ryan's favorite new toys.  Imaginext Gorilla Mountain or something like that. 

 Kaitlyn and her Ni Hao playset.

Marie and her new PS2.

My poor big boy was so sick on Christmas.  He didn't play with much that day but he's feeling better now and making up for lost time. lol

Tried to get Logan, my brother and nephew in a picture but as you can see, both boys decided they didn't like the idea. lol
One of my absolutely favorite memories from this holiday.  The boys sitting watching a movie together and then giving hugs. 

Monday, December 20, 2010

Another great giveaway but hurry!!!

Check out New England Stitcher's Retreat's great giveaway but hurry, she's going to pull a name on the 22nd I believe!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Another great giveaway!

Check out Mel's blog to see what she is giving away for her 200th follower milestone!

Friday, December 10, 2010

So much fun!

Oh Joy from 2010 JCS Christmas magazine 

Another 2010 JCS ornament 

Prairie Schooler Freebie 

Snowflakes by LHN

Here are the promised progress pics of the ornaments and my Snowflakes by LHN.  I have more stitched on the LHN but as I took the picture that morning and then stitched that night I don't have a more updated picture.  I haven't been able to sit down to stitch at all this week but, today I am going to get a serious case of stitchers butt. lol

The three kids are now well and going to school and Ms. Katie who was able to avoid getting sick these past three weeks has finally succumbed to it and is home with me again today.  What a month with the germs this has been!  I'm just thankful that everyone else (KNOCK ON WOOD!!!) is better and back to school.  I've been working and taking care of the sick little ones and I have to say that is no fun and way beyond stressful. lol   I've been working so late each night because you can't get much done in between getting meds, food, blankies and just snuggling with them when they are feeling poorly.  I decided to skip work today and just take some time to get the house in order, throw some soup in the crock pot, hit the store for some yogurt and ice cream for Katie's sore throat and then get the serious case of stitchers butt this afternoon. lol

The weather has been cold for us here in sunny Florida.  It hasn't got above 55 degrees since Monday I think.  Today it's 59 but it's cloudy and rainy.  Yuck!  I'm enjoying the cooler weather but I could do without the rain while it's slightly cooler.  I don't mind rain when it's warm out but when the wind is out of the north and cold, you can keep the rain, please and thank you. lol

We did manage to get the Christmas decorations out of the attic but alas, they are now sitting stacked against my sliding glass doors in the living room.  Tomorrow come Hell or high water (as my Mom used to say) the tree will get decorated and all the inside decorations will be put up.  I will post a picture or two if I'm not too exhausted after I get them all up.  Now, it's time to fold some clothes and get to work on the serious stitchers butt. ;)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

A pretty wonderful giveaway!

Check out Jennifer's giveaway over at Feathers in the Nest.  What a wonderful giveaway!  Go over there and put your name in the hat!!!