Friday, December 31, 2010

So long 2010, so long.

I am not going to do one of those year in review type posts because frankly I am lazy. But here is a brief summary.

January-February: All day sickness. Fun! Trip to San Diego. Awesome. Trip to Arizona. Awesome with a side of I *hate* Delta.
March-May: All day sickness. Fun! Hints of Spring make me incredibly happy. One last snow storm. Snow melts. Spring comes with a vengeance. Golf course opens early. boo. I mean, hurray! Say good-bye to diapers. Hurray! Say good-bye to the Civic and hello to the Swagger Wagon. Hurray?
June-July: HOT. with a side of swollen feet. Olive turns two. Hurray! CSA delivery every Monday makes me giddy. Humid. Hot. Humid. Mmmm, malts.
August: HOT. Month of anticipation. Humid. Nausea returns. Due date comes and goes. Pen pen a len len is born. Hurray! Swollen feet and nausea go away. Hurray!
September-October: Unseasonably warm. Love every minute of it. Fall leaves. Pumpkins. I give up dairy. boo. Halloween. Boo!
November: Spud and Katie's wedding. Hurray! Cold creeps in. Thanksgiving. Yum! Snow!
December: Cold. Everyone else gets snow but us. Cold. Everyone else gets snow but us. Cold. SNOW!! Cold. Christmas. Remote car starter! Hurray! Warm. Rain. Pouring Rain. Sump pump runs. Snow=gone. Rain turns to ice. boo. 

To sum it up, 2010 was an amazing year (aren't they all?). Certain parts I could have done with out and certain parts I wish I could do again. But all in all it was a good year and I enjoyed the heck out of it.

So long 2010, so long.  Or, in the words of Olive, "Good-bye, good-bye, good-bye!" 

Here's to a wonderful, fabulous, joyful, peaceful, amazing 2011!  

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Snow day!

We finally got our share of snow! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
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Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Story of Christmas. According to a 2.5 year old.

"Once upon a time there was a Daddy boy and Mama girl and their names were Other Grandma* and Jophes. They had some friends that were boys or girls, a puppers, a horse and some sheep. And a cow with a bell that says "ding-dong, ding-dong". And they had yummy foods to eat for their breafkast. And then Baby Jesus came out of Other Grandma's tummy at the hospital and she had yummy cookies and water in a straw cup. And then Baby Jesus was a big boy and he loved me at Sunday School because the Bible told me so.  And the ankle's name is...Mae-mae. The End."

Not bad, eh?

*Other Grandma is my mom, whose name is Mary Jo. See, it all makes sense! 

Monday, December 6, 2010

It's that time of year again.

Christmas card time! 

I love getting holiday cards in the mail. Ok, I love getting mail period. But I especially love holiday cards. I love that little glimpse into my loved ones lives. And I love the wide variety of cards and letters we get. We showcase them all in our entry way and they make me so happy whenever I see them. I always take a minute to look at the smiling faces and read the letters of love and friendship.

Some people go all out and send a card, photo and hand written letter where as others send a simple card of love and holiday cheer. We tend to go the simple route and order photo cards with our (hopefully) smiling faces on them. Here is a look at our Christmas card picture past:



 2010's fabulous photo is yet to be determined. But I do know that I will be ordering my Christmas photo cards from Shutterfly. I use them for all of our photo card needs (they have adorable birth announcements!). Here are a few of the designs I am considering this year:

They also have some great photo gifts I have been eyeing up. Wouldn't you love one of these mugs with our smiling mugs on it?! (And a little chocolate never hurts!)
 Whatever your holiday card needs are this holiday season, check out Shutterfly to see all that they offer. You won't be disappointed! 

Hey Bloggers! Would you like 50 free Holiday cards from Shutterfly? Check it out here:

baby Prodigy DVD Re-Draw

Since I never heard back from the original winner, I drew a new name for the baby Prodigy DVD giveaway. 

Jess you are the new winner! Congratulations!