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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Friday, December 30, 2011

Footloose Soundtrack

I haven't seen the movie.  I am a die hard 1984 version fan.  I remember all of the kids talking about the movie in elementary school. Oh,1984 Willard, and Lehi Roller Mills how I love you....I love when Renn teaches Willard to dance(here).  Makes me want to grab my boom box, and dance through the meadow. :)  I have heard the remake is good(Let's be real, how can anything touch 1984??).  Today I was perusing Itunes and previewed the soundtrack.  I like it! I had to download!

Let's Hear it for the Boy, is my favorite track! I also love,love Blake Sheltons rendition of Footloose!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

White Chocolate Popcorn

Am I the only one that felt the need to make every.blessed.thing. on Pinterest? Yowzer!  Kaitlin went to a church activity and brought home the yummiest white chocolate popcorn.  I was dying to find the recipe for it.   I was so excited when I found this on Pinterest.  I made it for my family and it was a huge hit. Plus it's SUPER easy to make.  :)  Have some for New Years!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy day after Christmas!

Over  the past few days, I have taken a total of about 5 pictures.  It's so unlike me.  I was so busy, that I  didn't take any.  (I made a to-do list that was much too long.) Luckily my mom snapped a few that she will email me. 
My girls, mother and I spent WAY too much time in the kitchen.  The girls enjoyed helping with sugar cookies, and these fun dipped Oreo's.  
 We said goodbye to Buddy until next year.  Here is what happened on his last few days.  Buddy left magic seeds for the girls that grew into giant sixlet filled candy canes!
 On his last day, he wanted them to have Happy Meals on him.  That was so thoughtful of him. :)

I hope you all had a delightful Christmas!!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

I am always amazed at the tender feelings that surface on Christmas Eve. Tonight as we have read from the scriptures, and remembered our loved ones, our hearts have been touched. My parents are with us this year. They told us what Christmas was like when they were young. I love hearing their stories. Ryan's mother passed away in 2006 above is a picture of her, sitting on Santa's lap. Tonight is the first time we have ever seen it. My sister in law posted it on Facebook. It made us weepy. I am going to have to print and frame it for Christmas decor. It was a lovely,unexpected present. Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Sale!


I couldn't resist grabbing a couple of items from House 8810's 50% off Christmas sale! Love the banner and Santa clothespins!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Buddy's Latest

Look what he left for Hallie's birthday!
Oopsie! He had a little trouble upon re-entry!

Adorable Stamps



I just received a Christmas card from my friend Holly.  The card had an adorable Ratatouille stamp on it. I had to purchase them immediately. Aren't they SO cute?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Moving Slow

My husbands birthday is Dec. 18th,my daughters is Dec. 21, and then Christmas on the 25th. It's a busy week for our family for sure. What an awesome time to get stomach flu! Icks. My daughters both had it the beginning of the week, and it hit my husband and I on Sunday. I am trying to let myself recover, and not think about all that needs to be done. Instead, I will listen to Dean and Frank and relax. :)

Buddy has been climbing in our tree collecting candy canes. :)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

O Holy Night

It's too late to mess with this year.  But next year,  I want to make this into a canvas.  I LOVE it!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Naughty Buddy!

 Naughty little Buddy and his side kick Fisbee painted noses last night!!  Our girls were overjoyed.  They almost busted something, they were laughing so hard. :)

For Unto Us a Child is Born


I love Handels Messiah. My dad has an amazing voice and enjoyed going to Messiah sing in's every year. I think his love for it began as a missionary in England.(edit-My mom just texted and said he started singing The Messiah in jr high)

I was driving down the road yesterday and For Unto us a Child is born, came on my Pandora station. It brought me to tears.  It is such a beautiful song and is the very epitome of what Christmas is about. I love to hear stories of people embracing the spirit of Christ. It's what motivates people to do things like this  and this.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Vintage Radio Iphone 4 case

Looking for a little stocking stuffer??  Here it is, This little beauty is fab too.  You're welcome. ;)

The world needs more of this.

Buddy and a Birthday Card

Buddy Boy got into the scrabble tiles to leave the girls a little note. :)  Check out the birthday card my parents sent my husband yesterday. 

Hardy har har! ;)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Silly Buddy

Buddy and his cronies decided to play "Elf" spin the bottle.  Elf spin the bottle is a bit different from traditional Spin the Bottle.  In Elf spin the bottle if the bottle points at you, you sing a Christmas song, because..... "The Best Way to Spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear." :)

The LAST of the Decor

 I had to add one more little thing.  Can you spot it?
I saw vintage syrup dispensers on The Farm Chicks and had to have them.  I am thinking this is it for this year.  Now I am going to cool my jets until the after Christmas sales.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Buddy's Antics

Oh yes he did! That little elf turned our milk green. :)
At least there was only half a gallon left.  My girls are flatly refusing to drink it. :)
During our text exchanges with Rachael and her girls, our elves have become pals. We even received an email from Fisbee!

Mr. Kruegers Christmas


We always watch Mr. Kruegers Christmas on Christmas Eve. I love that Jimmy Stewart! All of his Christmas shows make me cry.;) This is my favorite part.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Pawn Stars/Excitement overload!

SO guess what?  I was driving in my neighborhood today and there was this house with a bunch of motorcycles in the driveway and all of these dudes standing in the street.  I got a little closer and noticed they had a camera. Then I noticed Chumlee from Pawn Stars!!! We made eye contact,  I drove passed and flipped around.  As soon as I turned around they all moved to the driveway.   (At first, the only two in the driveway were  Rick and the owner of the bikes, the rest were out in the middle of the road watching them film).  I snapped a quick cell phone pic, straight into the sun, with my windows rolled up while moving. It rained all over my window so it's super speckled.  SO needless to say it's not the best pic. BUT it is a pic of Rick(in the shades and hat) and Chumlee is in the tan coat.  My 3 year old said "Mommy, why are you taking a pic of that guys bum??"  First I see Kody and Robin of Sister Wives at Costco and now this. ;)  If only American Pickers would come to town!! ;)  Here is my trophy.
Notice them gawking over at me.  They knew they were busted. :)  At least I am not a psycho that was going to throw my bra at them or anything. :) I will have to keep an eye out for this episode.

Lost December and Nicholas Nickleby

Richard Paul Evans never disappoints does he??? LOVED The Christmas List last year, and Lost December is just as wonderful. Give it a try if you are looking for something uplifting to read during Christmas.

Obviously December puts us in a Charles Dickens kind of mood.  Have you ever read/seen Nicholas Nickleby?  We watched it on Netflix a couple of nights ago.  It has a fabulous cast.  It was fun to see people from the Gywneth Paltrow Emma, A&E Pride and Prejudice,Chronicles of Narnia, and Harry Potter.   Ryan really loved the movie.  I would say I liked it.  Some of villians creeped me out too much to love.  The book is a free download on kindle and ibooks.  I am going to give it a whirl.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Weekend Find and Elf Sighting

 Love,love my vintage soda crates!  The yellow makes my heart go pitty pat.  I am going to use them to help organize my pantry.  I have zip locs,tin foil, wax paper and the like scattered to and fro. ;) In other news....Buddy made himself right at home in my mints. :)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Elf Updates

 Buddy built some snowmen!
 Hung on Santa's clothes line
 Used Santa's hat for a sleeping bag.
I finally found an extension cord to light my wreath. :)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Almost the last of the Christmas Decor

I have one more teeny tiny thing to do and then I am completely done. Here is the front room all finished.  This year I vowed to decorate at the beginning of the month, and be done with it. Too bad there are so many adorable things, I just keep going.  I am calling the ball after one more little thing. :)
This is a hodge podge of stuff.  LOVE the vintage cars and bottle brush trees.
My talking peanuts gang
My sled-best thrifting find ever!

My Anthropologie inspired snow globe.  I made them with my kids this week, they had a ball.

Vintage barn, I found the cows and pigs at Target.



The end(for now;)

Joy!

I am almost done with my decor.  Maybe only one more post. :)  I love my Joy letters.

PS-We watched our favorite show last night.  We miss Jill!  My kids don't want to watch the show without her.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Buddy Updates


Elves like to stick with the four main food groups candy,candy corn, candy canes, and syrup. ;)
Reading a little Polar Express by the tree
Kate left Buddy a treat so he left her one in return. :)