Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I got an Award!!

OMG, I can't believe it!! Pam over at Antique or Not gave me an award for being a follower of her blog. I guess I need to pay more attention to my comments LOL!! So, anywho, here's the rules:

1. Please put the Marie Antoinette picture on your blog.
2. Place a link to the person from whom you received the award.
3. Nominate at least 7 or more blogs.
4. Put the links of those blogs on your blog.
5. Leave a message on their blogs to tell them.

Okey dokey, so there's Marie's pretty pic - check. Already put a link to Pam at the beginning of the post - check. Nominate 7 or more blogs - ok, big breath, here goes nuttin' -

Heidi at Hen and Chicks
Heather at Trends and Traditions
Karen at My Yellow Farmhouse
Libby at A Simple Girl
Judy at Quilting with Ragdolls
Tammy at Ginger Patches
Carol at Brown Quilts

There's a whole lot more where those came from - it seems my list of blog faves keeps growing. But these gals ought to keep any blog lover busy for a while. So the links are here - check. Now I just need to go leave them a message. I'll do that as soon as I'm done here.

Ok, now I did promise some decorating pics.

This is the Christmas tree in our living room. This is supposed to be the nice, color coordinated tree that everyone ohhs and ahhs over when they visit. And they pretty much do. Of course, this year, I just told the kids to decorate it any old way, so they did. Hence the glob of beads and ribbon in about the middle. But hey, all I had to do was put the thing up and get the lights on, so I'm thinking they did a pretty nice job.

Well, my wonderful middle kidlet (who turns 11 day after tomorrow) is sitting here decreeing that I need to get off the computer so she can get on to do "homework" (yeah, sure, looking at YouTube is homework LOL) so I better leave for now. Have a great day!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Snow fun

Wow!! Two posts in two days, I think that's a new record for me. This morning my youngest kidlet came and asked if he could borrow a carrot for the nose of his snowman. I said sure, thinking that one cute snowman in the front yard would be fun. Well, I ended up with six (yep, count 'em, six) snowmen in my front yard.

I know it's not the greatest pic, and it's kind of hard to see the one on the far left, but there are six of them - one for each of us and the dog (who, ironically, is supposed to be the biggest one on the far right. I say ironically because we have a corgi, who while somewhat overweight, is still very, shall we say, vertically challenged LOL!!) You can even see the carrot nose on the snowman on the far right if you look closely. I just had to share these guys cuz I think they are so darned cute.
I was going to share some pics of the Christmas decorations here, but since blogger and my pictures are not playing nice (might have something to do with the weather too), I'll just save those for another day. Hope everyone stays warm!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

My New Stocking!!

First off, Happy Birthday to me!! I know it's a day late, but I was really busy yesterday. We aren't celebrating birthdays officially until next Sunday, the 21st, since I'm not the only birthday girl this month (DS turned 13 last Tuesday, DD will turn 11 next Thursday, and my youngest DS will turn 8 on Jan. 8). So I wanted to have something to open on my birthday. Enter, the stocking swap from one of the best groups on the internet, primitivefolkartquilting. My package from my buddy arrived earlier this week, so I showed ALOT of restraint and saved it to open on my birthday.

Here's a pic of all the wonderful goodies Debbie sent me. I just love the stocking and the little punch needle mittens are too cute - they even feature cows!! I can't think of a better way to start out my birthday than to open such a fabulous package. Thank you to Debbie!

The rest of the day was busy, as usual, but DH did take me to a movie - Australia. What a stunning movie! The scenery was just beautiful, it had cattle, and there was plenty of eye candy (I kept mopping up my drool over Hugh Jackman's character - WOW!) So, it was pretty nice day. Hope everyone else had a great day.