Sunday, December 28, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Evidently, no directions worked for these guys. Steve's reaction the instant "It Worked!" He was quite tickled.
First movie watched: "The Patriot." Yes, we ARE the ultimate nerd family. :::snort:::
Thursday, December 25, 2008
We went to church on Christmas Eve, then back to our house for lasagna, spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, and Italian Hazelnut Creme Cassata for dessert. I changed the cake recipe just a wee bit - I omitted the raspberry jam (for Steve, who hates raspberries) and hazelnuts on top (for my mother-in-law, who can't eat nuts). Even with the omissions, the dessert was delicious! Unfortunately (or, per usual) I didn't get any pictures of Christmas Eve.
But this year, I was able to get him something he had asked for - a big TV. We have an old "fat" TV. Steve had the entertainment center in our new house, though, built for his Future TV - a 50" flat screen plasma TV. I was shocked when I looked at the sticker price on these monstrosities and knew there was no way I would be able to get him one. But, thanks to a good sale and 18 months interest free financing (and a new job), I finagled a way to buy his biggest ever wish.
Do you see the look on this man's face? Do I need to tell you that when he ripped off the paper (he knew what was in it by the size of the box) that he assuredly did NOT say, "Oh, how nice?" And, to my great delight, he never found out, so it was TRULY a surprise!
Steve has worked so hard the past two years and has given so much. The best gift *I* received was watching my wonderful, darling husband receive his Christmas Wish.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Oh, much better! Nicely groomed. We can see she does have eyes! Ta da! And a new Christmas "collar" guarding the Christmas tree. There's my Delilah! See, it's not Tina after all!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Kallie decided to help Steve with the garland. Actually, she was crouching down, thinking she was hidden. We got quite tickled at her.
Libby decided to squash the wreath. Good thing we weren't using that wreath this year!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Everything was so bright white and beautiful! Okay, not my yard because I have no grass - it was just a brown mud hole. :::sigh:::
But the back was beautiful! Okay, this is not in my yard either. My yard was a brown mud hole all the way around the house. I just looked past all the mud, though.
Page Recipe: Stamps: None. Inks: None. Paper: Ski Slope Designer Series Paper, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White. Accessories: Season of Cheer Rub-ons. (That's what is decorating my title - in the picture, it just looks like little blobs on my white letters.)
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Okay, I'm a believer! My father-in-law said it was coming down when he woke up at 4:30 this morning. A steady snowfall with very LARGE wet flakes kept up most of the morning. Very surreal for a Louisiana gal whose biggest amount of snow seen in her home state was not even two inches!
Morgan rarely gets up at this hour. Only something like snow would have her up by 6 a.m.!
Everything was SO beautiful!!! It was truly like a winter wonderland! Although I wouldn't want this every day, all through the winter. It was definitely a nice treat, though!
My handsome hubby looks even more handsome when covered in snow! HE couldn't even believe how hard it was coming down!
My puppers have never seen snow. Abrial and Cosette were not sure of that white stuff, but Delilah loved it!
She would jump at it and bite it and then run back to Abrial and Cosette to try to get them to play with her.
Eventually they did. The kids, however, didn't need any encouragement to play in the snow. They went through quite a number of outfits after they became soaked to the skin.
My poor southern children were reduced to digging in their pajama drawers and layering as best they could. This will explain Brooke's unusual outfit. Look! A REAL snowball fight! In Louisiana! With real snowballs! Amazing!!!
Whoops! By this time, the snow had changed to sleet! And our electricity had gone out at about 7 a.m. - trees that were weakened by the two hurricanes earlier this year started losing branches left and right. The entire top of one of the large trees behind our house fell. It sounded like a gunshot when it broke!
My girls and the neighbor children with their biggest snow guy yet! They were all cold and wet and decided the fire and some hot cocoa were in order. I agree!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
So I, Stewart, took it upon myself to supervise and make sure things went okay. Have you checked her diaper, Morgan?
Can she breath okay? Is her head covered? What does her hat say? Brrr.....how appropriate for the day!
Yup. I, Stewart, carefully supervised and was pleased to report to Baby R.'s mom that Morgan did an excellent job caring for her. With a little assistance, of course.
Monday, December 8, 2008
And because I've looked at approximately 4,723 pages on the "What's that Bug" website and STILL can't find them. They were about 1 1/2 inches from stem to stern. And I'm curious, that's why.
Aren't they cute? They look like they are wearing little black and red furry scarves!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Then Brooke took over the camera and there was a whole series of what I call the "I'm so vain" photos - the Self Portraits. Here's one of Miss Thang with her pink highlights. (They are only clip-ins. Whew!)