Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Holidays overwhelm me...

What is it about getting ready for holidays that makes me want to go back to bed and hide under the covers? I mean... I love what leads UP to the holidays.... but today.. the day before the big day, all I've wanted to do is hide. This is decidedly a pattern for me, this is nothing new. If it weren't for my husband who comes in and saves the day (and I mean dusting, vacuuming, and putting away the laundry).. people would come to my house on Thanksgiving day and find me in my pajamas, my children still in their clothes from the day before, and breakfast dishes on the counter, nary a turkey in sight.

When I want to spend the moments of my life snuggling my babies on the couch sipping hot cocoa and watching Charlie Brown, I instead find myself yelling at them because their toy room isn't cleaned up the way it should be. Because all that matters is the company coming tomorrow and getting every inch of the house scrubbed... WHAT? Who have I become?? Sigh. I love the holidays. I do. I just wish I could learn how to enjoy them a little better. So that my loved ones could enjoy them along with me.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

My ABC's of Thankfulness!!

I was rummaging around in some archives of some other bloggers (Kelly, Natalie) ;) and found this! So I thought I'd do my own!!

A ~ America!

B ~ Brian (my handsome husband)

C ~ Chocolate

D ~ Diet Pepsi

E ~ Eternal Life

F ~ Flannel Sheets

G ~ Girlfriends

H ~ House

I ~ Ice Cream.. yummy

J ~ Jesus

K ~ Kristin (my cousin whom I love!)

L ~ Laughing lots!

M ~ My Mom

N ~ Nature

O ~ Obedient children!!!

P ~ Pretty Clothes

Q ~ Quirkiness

R ~ Reading

S ~ Sisters

T ~ Thanksgiving Day

U ~ Umbrellas on a rainy day

V ~ Vanilla Creamer

W ~ Warm Babies

X ~ X-Rated kisses with my husband ;-)

Y ~ Yellow sunny days

Z ~ Zippers as opposed to buttons when we're in a hurry!

Friday, November 21, 2008


that is the word of the month. It is so evident in so many ways. Not only during this week/month of Thanksgiving, but all through the year.

I had a test that showed the possiblity of some abnormal cells earlier this month..

Today was the day I went for the re-test..

Today everything showed all was clear...

Today I am so thankful... I'd like to say and hope that no matter what the outcome would have been I'd have been typing this post. I want to say my God is bigger then any test, any outcome, and any trial. I pray that is the test of my faith. That when the rubber meets the road, I'm one of *those* Christians -- the ones who when faced with trials of any kind, they stand in grace and love knowing that He is giving grace sufficient to each day and moment. He is so very good.

I am so thankful. God is good, and He is mine. I love Him.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tea Time

I have been a die-hard coffee girl for .. well, since I was old enough to drink it. Earlier posts on this blog sang my praises to it.

Well. I must announce that I have unbelievably! I am stunned myself! Given. up. coffee.

So, the short of it.. I am now a tea girl. It only took about 3 weeks to become addicted to tea like I was to coffee.

Before I opened this post I was waiting on the kettle to boil, and my mouth was starting to water (please, I have it bad)..

My current favorite is Costant Comment's blend of orange spicey something or other.. it is heavenly. Truly.

If you would have told me a year ago... heck, 6 months ago.. let's be serious, 1 month ago, that I'd be sitting here enjoying a cup of tea as much as I am, I'd have rolled my eyes at you. And thought NEVER me. I couldn't understand how tea could ever BE anyone's coffee. It just didn't make any sense to me.

It does now!! And it makes me happy! Just like coffee used to! It makes my dad and all my other Welsh relations so proud!!! *grins*

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Fun With Names!

Over at Melissa's I found this fun little name game.. although she puts a lot more thought and depth into her post, so if you have a moment, take the time to read it.. she's a great author!!!

I thought I'd do this for fun too! :)

1. YOUR REAL NAME: Catherine

2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (first 3 letters of real name plus fizzle.) : Catfizzle

3. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color and favorite animal) : Pink Cat

4. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (your middle name and street you live on/or neighborhood if it's a number) : Sarah Long

5. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name): Preca

6. YOUR SUPERHERO/CRIMINAL NAME: (Your 2nd favorite color and favorite drink): BlueTea

7. YOUR IRAQI NAME: (2nd letter of your first name, 3rd letter of your last name, 1st letter of your last name, 2nd letter of your moms maiden name, 3rd letter of your dads name, 1st letter of siblings first name, and last letter of your moms first name) : Aepivre

8. YOUR WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (parents middle names): Arthur Williams

9. YOUR GOTH NAME: (black, and the name of one of your pets) : Black Sandie

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Happy Birthday, Baby!!

As we grow older together, As we continue to change with age, There is one thing that will never change. . . I will always keep falling in love with you ~ Karen Clodfelder

Happy birthday, my sweet husband! I love you so much! You are my soul-mate and best friend, my babies' daddy and my solace. Happy birthday.

Monday, November 03, 2008

a few more pics

Jonathan's class had "Cowboy Day" a few weeks back, which resulted in some fun times here at home, with he and his friends have a big old western town play date in our backyard that whole day. It was pretty fun to watch their imaginitave play. Of course I took the opportunity to take photos!! :) Here are the results...

Lasso'in it up, Mom!

I gotcha, Mom!!!
Looking good there, buddy!

Of course, Katie Grace had to try on some of the garb...

And I couldn't resist getting a profile shot either, look at those curls after bathtime and that baby profile..yummy!!!

Sunday, November 02, 2008


SCATTERGORIES ~ Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following. They have to be real places, names, things.... nothing made up! You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl name question.



BOYS NAME: Christopther

GIRLS NAME: Christina

OCCUPATION: Chiropractor

COLOR: Cream


FOOD: Crab cakes


PLACE: Connecticut



Saturday, November 01, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!! Photos

Carving pumpkins and roasting pumpkin seeds with Aunt Becky
(Daddy looking a little skeery right here)
Getting all those seeds out!

Katie concentrating hard:

Aunt Becky with the kids working diligently while I take photos lol:

Halloween -- Minnie Mouse on the hayride


So excited to get going!!

Trick or Treat!!!!

We hope everyone had a wonderful happy Halloween!! We sure did! The kids got a truckload of candy and have their costumes on again today, lol.