Archive | December, 2008


30 Dec

Last week us girls did some window shopping on 1st street. Well, Eric and Mark came too!

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I love that someone built this guy right down town!

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The river by my parents house on Christmas day

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The men digging out the trucks on Christmas

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Husb finally got stuck!

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The snow falling off the roof at Tasha’s parents house. It came off in huge chunks and was super loud.

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Eric and Ty dashing through the snow…and getting stuck of course! They did it three times…with big grins on their faces each time! meg working and jeep 029

The snow has started melting but it left behind some fun memories!

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29 Dec

Tonight we went to visit my sister at the new restaurant she is working at. They are opening soon and were having a trial run.

Isn’t she cute in her uniform…and my mom in her shawl!

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Meg hard at work. Also, notice that copper kitchen aid to the right…I WANT IT! It matches my pots and pans!

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Gabby and Blaine

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Husb and I…what a pale couple we are…hopefully it was the lighting!

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I was so stinking focused on the food that I totally forgot to take pictures…every stinkin course! This is how far we got before I remembered…dessert…my mom’s left over fruit tart.

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We had a good time…they can practice on me anytime! Thanks Meggie…so proud of you…even if you hadn’t invited us over for free food!


29 Dec

Another late post…I’m using the same excuse I used for the thanksgiving basket post!

Last month we celebrated my friend Leah’s birthday!

We had fun bowling! I always end up having more fun bowling than I expect. I know it’s cheesy but I like all the glowing lights.

Earlier that day I went to Esther’s for dinner. She made me yummy cheesy potato soup with bread and broccoli. We also watched “This Christmas”. It wasn’t as good as we had expected. We like the Tyler Perry movies best! Thanks Esther!

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Fun Night!

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29 Dec

I know this is super late…sorry. I put together the post while in Florida but didn’t have the internet to post them.

The day before Thanksgiving we made food baskets at homework club.

Played a few games too!

This was my last week at club until after our trip. Fun night…a little chaos but fun as always!

Merry Christmas

25 Dec

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From our home to yours! So thankful for our Lord and Savior and YOU!

tree tour

24 Dec

Crystal did a tree tour and encouraged others to show off their tree. Here is mine!

The second pic is Eric playing with the camera…I think it’s cute!

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My Florida gator to remind me of all my family in Florida.

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Gotta have our starbucks!

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My little mouse ornament that lost an ear last year when I forgot to take him off the tree before I booted it out into the yard! Poor guy.

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All our snowmen…I love the bride and groom couple.

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The 3-D glasses are a Schoonover tradition.

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They turn the lights into little snowmen when you wear them…can you see them?

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My little angel ornament that I was given from my boss when I worked at the daycare years ago.

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Every year my mother in law gets us another ornament from our hallmark collection. I have music boxes…they are so sweet. Husb has snow globes!

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I think this one is from my mom…so pretty!

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Can’t forget Noah and the Ark!

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The rest of my decorations:

I love a candy jar!

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My Christmas starbucks mugs that husb got me years ago.

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A Christmas picture from Grandma Ila and Frosty’s Farm truck from my mom!

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I love stockings. Was always my favorite part of present opening as a kid.

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Nutcrackers…the one on the right was a gift from my boss when I worked at International Jewelers. Funny that I worked at a jewelry store.

A light for each window of course!

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Christmas card wreath courtesy of Mom!

And our reminder of why Christmas is so special! I love our topper!

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Hope this wasn’t too boring!


23 Dec

Cleaned and made a late lunch; homemade mac & cheese from Jessica Seinfeld’s Deceptively Delicious cookbook.

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Put on my new rain boots

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so that I could help husb pull my car out of the snow. See that smile on his face…

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it’s because he is the one that got it stuck! He has way too much fun in this type of weather!

Our road…are you tired of snowy pictures yet?

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Then I made the prettiest chocolate chip cookies! If you recall I have a really hard time with chocolate chip cookies…they always taste fine but are never pretty. I have to thank Meg for the recipe and Esther for testing them out and encouraging me to give them a try. Thanks ladies!

The real test is if I can get them to turn out again…I’m good at having beginners luck.

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Overall, a very good Monday!

Christmas windows

23 Dec

On our trip we stopped at a cute little restaurant for a late supper. They had decorated their windows with Christmas ornaments. This is my version!


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Please excuse the wires and air purifier.

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Tasha made these cute hanging pine cones for me a while ago and I wasn’t sure where to hang them! I think they found a good home.

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In these pictures you can see the fishing line pretty well because of the light reflecting off the snow…but in reality you don’t notice it so much.

My home is clean, laundry done, decorations up…finally feels like Christmas in our little home!

she got me

22 Dec

McKenzie over at Kenzie’s Kitchen tagged me! This is a first for me! I’m suppose to list 7 random things about myself.

(1) I don't like fish, eggs, milk or Pepsi

(2) Making a chocolate chip cookie is a serious challenge for me…not sure why!

(3) I eat multi-grain cheerios for breakfast every morning

(4) I can’t sleep in socks…unless I’m camping at the Grand Canyon and freezing my butt off!

(5) I love my friends but do a bad job of calling them regularly.

(6) I can’t swim

(7) When I start my daily clean up of the house I usually start with our bed…if the bed is made it automatically looks ten times cleaner. Remember I live in a studio apartment!

I’m tagging Hannah at One Year of Quiet Time.

Don’t forget to visit McKenzie and check out her recipes. Girl, I thought of you multiple times over the last couple weeks because I want to make that Chocolate Chess Pie!

the perfect neighborhood

22 Dec

On Sunday we went to my favorite neighborhood to see it in all its snowy glory. So beautiful!

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If George Washington was still alive he would live in the house below…don’t you think?

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Driving through this neighborhood is like a time warp…I love it so much! They are beautiful at night with all the little candle lights in the windows.

Ok, I will stop boring you now! Hope you are all having a great Christmas filled week! I’m off to clean my house…is it bad that it is still a horrible mess and I have been home for a WEEK?


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