Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Santa came through!!!

You know how that little kid saw mommy kissing santa claus... well I'm glad he didn't see this mommy kissing santa claus because he would have been scarred for life!!! TEE-HEE! ;)
Santa aka the father of my children came through with the new camera! And let's just say that mommy is uber happy about her new toy!!
Neil researched and looked around and asked questions I never thought he would ask and found me an amazing camera. It's a 10.8 megapixel Sony ax200 SLR camera. For those that don't speak "camera" it's a REALLY fancy one that most people would be scared to use!! The best part is that I can get lenses and flashes and all that jazz as the years progress... Can you tell I'm stoked!!! :)

Now Santa wasn't too shabby to the rest of the family either. Everyone got what they wanted and more... well except Abby who is still sad that her "talking doll house" wasn't under the tree... she got a Barbie Dream Castle instead. Now let me preface this mean santa act with the fact that said dollhouse is $300.00... now would you buy your 3 year old a $300 plastic doll house... I don't think so!

Overall our holiday was filled with blessings and merriment that was enjoyed by all!!

On another note... you will not be surprised to hear that I'm making a new busines endeavor... still in the Gluten Free industry but a little off my current path... but you will get no more details until after the new year! HA! So keep you eyes peeled for the unveiling.... I know... I know.... you CAN wait!

Happy New Year to all!!!

Here are the first shots from my new camera! Abby was so tuckered out she fell asleep across our pillow. Didn't even make it under the covers. :)

Friday, December 19, 2008

I'm so sad!

Today I had to put my poor poor camera to rest. :(

Abigail decided to have a little photo session with her big sister while I was out last night and the result of this fabulous childhood activity is my only working camera... dead and not coming back to life!

So let's have a moment of silence for my poor trashed deceased camera... may it rest in electronic heaven peace!

On a happier note... I had a TOTAL BLAST last night at my friend Mrs. B's house! She hosted a girls wrap night and I went with my friend Staci. Feel free to check out her blog to catch a glimpse of the craziness! I don't know what I was thinking trying to wrap my husbands massive gift but it quickly became the evening's entertainment making bets on whether I could actually wrap the beast of a box and then if I could get it to the car without ripping the paper! Well I'm happy to update that not only did it get to the car but inside my house without rippage!! So nanner nanner poo-poo to those that had no faith (aka TANA)!!

Have a wonderful weekend! Here's to hoping that Santa brings mommy a new camera for Christmas otherwise there will be money spent afterwards! ;)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

holiday craziness!!

I know it's been so long since I've posted... I feel like a whole month has passed with all that's been on our calender! But alas... it's only been a week and a half!
A bit of a re-cap of our past few weeks. Neil and I attended our ward adult Christmas party which was lots of fun. I was able to sing which you all know I enjoy doing. :) We then went on to attend papa bears work Christmas party at Omar's in Ashland. (Papa is my step-dad) We've been invited every year and the kids LOVE IT! Santa comes and brings a gift for each child and they are never disappointed... here are a couple shots from that party.

After that fun we went on to enjoy more holiday grandeur! Of course I've been living in Christmas land at Harry and David... most days... the days when people don't really have the holiday spirit... that's when I feel like a grinch! :(
But beyond the crazy people who I randomly get I've been enjoying my job and I'm grateful for the extra cash-o-la. I got to attend a great mom's night out with some new friends and had a blast! I also was able to enjoy having friends and family over for my annual wrap and craft night... if you missed it we missed you!! On saturday we took the kids to St. Mary's high school for their annual kids craft fair! The kids had a great time and it was a nice mellow event! (Thanks Mary for the invite!) The kids made all sorts of crafts from marshmallow snowmen to glitter covered ornaments.... they even had hot chocolate and sat on Santa's lap... and it only cost us 3 cans of food per person to get in! WHAT A DEAL?! Mason's favorite part was painting the murals... overall a fabulous event! Here's a couple pics...

Tomorrow morning I'm going in to have a lasik enhancement done on my left eye. I'm excited to see the same in both eyes again!! :) So it'll be a few days before the next holiday craziness update... until then... MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Oh and ENJOY THIS BEAUTIFUL SNOW!!! :)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

My beautiful babes...

I dressed the kiddles up last night much to their dismay to take some Christmas card shots. They didn't turn out too bad and work for their main purpose... to put in the few Christmas cards we send to friends and family that are far away.
Here are couple of the cute shots:

Monday, December 1, 2008

2nd annual wrap and craft night!!

I sent out an email and then realized that I don't have some of friends emails... so Tana, Jenn H, Jenn F and the other's who didn't get this in your inbox...

You're Invited!!!

To the 2nd annual "Wrap and Craft Night"

Join us for a fun filled girls night out and get something accomplished at the same time!

Bring your gifts to wrap (I'll have plenty of tape and scissors), your holiday crafts to complete or just come to hang out with the ladies and enjoy a break from the holiday craziness!!

Stop by for treats and of course hot cocoa and cider!

We'll have the fireplace lit and plenty of Christmas music to brighten our holiday spirits!

When: Thursday, December 11th

Where: My house

Time: 7-10pm... drop by whenever!

Please RSVP as soon as possible so I can get enough tables and make enough food.

The evening was alot of fun last year and I hope to see some new faces this year!!

I look forward to celebrating some sisterhood with you soon!!

~Jenn :)