Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas or Holiday! We had a nice one with the family up in South Carolina. The kids had so much fun and so did the grown ups.
Here is just a few snaps of my kiddo's.






Wednesday, December 10, 2008

HOLIDAY EATING TIPS

1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately Go next door, where they're serving rum balls.

2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. It's rare.. You cannot find it any other time
of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip? It's not as if
you're going to turn into an eggnog-alcoholic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for
me. Have two. It's later than you think. It's Christmas!

3.If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of gravy. Gravy does not stand
alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat.

4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or whole milk. If it's skim, pass. Why bother? It's like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission.

5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control your eating. The whole point of going to a Christmas party is to eat other people's food for free. Lots of it. Hello?

6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year's. You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do. This is the time for long naps, which you'll need after circling the buffet table while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog.

7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like frosted Christmas cookies in
the shape and size of Santa, position yourself near them and don't budge. Have as many as you can before becoming the center of attention. They're like a beautiful pair of shoes. If you leave them behind, you're never going to see them again.

8. Same for pies. Apple, Pumpkin, Mincemeat. Have a slice of each. Or if you don't like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always have three. When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labor Day?

9. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it's loaded with the mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost. I mean, have some standards.

10. One final tip: If you don't feel terrible when you leave the party or get up from the table,
you haven't been paying attention. Re-read tips; start over, but hurry, January is just around the
corner. Remember this motto to live by:

"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an
attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, body
thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"

Have a great holiday season!!

A Christmas Story for people having a bad day:

When four of Santa's elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce toys as fast as the regular ones, and Santa began to feel the Pre-Christmas pressure.

Then Mrs Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit, which stressed Santa even more.

When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth and two others had jumped the fence and were out, Heaven knows where.

Then when he began to load the sleigh, one of the floorboards cracked, the toy bag fell to the ground and all the toys were scattered.

Frustrated, Santa went in the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum. When he went to the cupboard, he discovered the elves had drank all the cider and hidden the rum. In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider jug, and it broke into hundreds of little glass pieces all over the kitchen floor. He went to get the broo m and found the mice had eaten all the straw off the end of the broom.

Just then the doorbell rang, and irritated Santa marched to the door, yanked it open, and there stood a little angel with a great big Christmas tree.
The angel said very cheerfully, 'Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn't this a lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would you like me to stick it?'

And so began the tradition of the little angel on top of the Christmas tree.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Thanksgiving pics

There are a TON of thanksgiving pics up guys. these are just a few of my favorites.














Thursday, November 20, 2008

Ryan can read

Sunday, November 16, 2008

New Look

I found a new blog layout site.. So we have a new look for a while..
If you have a blog, check this site out.
http://thecutestblogontheblock.com/backgrounds.php?cat=39

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Our Dog King is sick..


King was diagnosed with diabetes last week. It is truly not something we expected at all.
We noticed something was up probably in the first week of October. He needed to pee all the time and sometimes could not wait to get out the door before he was peeing on the floor, which most of you know that is not like King at all. So we finally made an appointment for him and he was treated for UTI with antibiotics... well 7 days of that and no change really. So we made another appointment. Turns out that he has Type I diabetes. We were shocked and never heard of a dog with diabetes. (Well I never had, Dan says he has before)
So here we are now, testing blood sugar and giving insulin to our dog. If you were to look at him, he looks fine.. He has lost a lot of weight this past month though. From the begging of October he has lost about 5-6 pounds.. so this diabetes is really bad stuff.
Oh and the cost of this is out of this world.. no insurance for our dog.. wonder if I can add him to our family plan?? LOL

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

We Did our part today!!!


Did you do your?

Monday, November 3, 2008

Did everyone have a good...

Trick or Treat time? We sure did, and boy did these kids get way too much candy! Mom and dad drove up to spend the evening with us and walk around the neighborhood with the kids. We had so much fun! Tyler and Ryan got the hang of the whole process very fast too.. pretty soon Tyler was reaching into bowls and getting candy, one time, two times and even reaching in the bowl three times or more.. But because they were so cute, not too many people took offense to it.. LOL We laughed and laughed at that. We found out that Ryans favorite candy is the tootsie lolipops and he ate more than his share this night. LOL At one point he had some other type of candy in his hand, and we arrive at another persons door and they had those tootsie pops in their bowl too, well Ryan decided to trade candy with them, without even asking.. He throws that one candy in and picks out a tootsie pop. We joked about all the candy he ate would keep him up all night, and that turned out to be totally true. He was up talking and talking and talking and talking for hours.. it was not funny anymore.
Here are a few pictures from the evening, I didnt take very many though.






Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Halloween Everyone!!!


Hope everyone stays safe!! Get lots of treats and no tricks this Halloween!!!
Oh and also, Happy Birthday Naryah!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Colors colors

I have a smart kid here... and he may be a little OCD too.. LOL
He lined up his cars, then notices a few other toys that didnt match the car line, but did match the colors.. so put those toys with the same color cars... I just had to take a picture of it.


and these kids are the funniest around.. they always crack us up.. watch these videos and you will crack up too..


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Crazy Rap Dancing Ryan

He is so silly, just like his dad.. and look at his eyes and his tongue handing out. LOL

Halloweens Past

re-walking down memory lane.. Here are some oldy Halloween photos.
Some of these are so funny!!! I think we are going to throw a Halloween party every year for now on.




















Monday, October 27, 2008

Walking down memory lane.....

just a few old ones...
These are from Christmas in 2000 at the Auction House!