Sunday, December 19, 2010

Merry Christmas from Roxy & Bella

I am going to let this post speak for it's self. My two girls are the best chritsmas, birthday, mother's day etc. gift in the world. They have made this year truely amazing. I am so blessed to have them.

Monday, December 13, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like... I am way to busy

I am feeling WAY under the weather! So if this post doesn't flow or make much sense then let's just blame the fact I can't breath out of my nose, my body aches, and my heads pounding.

This weekend was busy on Saturday my cousin Stephanie and her graduation lunch and it was so good. Bass Pro shop has an amazing restaurant! Then it was off to shopping to finish up the kids Christmas gifts. It seems to be never ending it's like every weekend there's shopping to do! On Sunday I took the kids to a Christmas party. Bella hates Santa but loves gifts! She was so cute she kept running around with her gift and spinning around! I love how sweet Roxy can be with her little sister and how cute they are when Bella sits on Roxy's lap!
I have sooooo much to do the next 12 days every single day I have something planned to do or somewhere to be. This week involves getting Christmas pictures taken, doctor visits, painting, cleaning and decorating. And next week is going to be a hundred times busier. I have to cook, clean, wrap, and put together toys! I did plan my Christmas dinner menu though. I wanted to do something different so this year I am making: Apricot/Pomegranate Glazed Cornish Hens, Creamed Spinach, Roasted Hazelnut Green Beans, Potato Fennel Gratin, Homemade Rolls, Wild Mushroom Soup, Raspberry Chocolate truffle tarts, Mini Key lime Tarts and Mini Cheesecake Tarts. Along with crab cakes, artichoke dip, stuffed mushrooms and tomato mozzarella pesto stacks. So next week I will be busy baking and cooking!

I hope every one has a great week with so much planned I don't know how many post I will be doing but, I will post tomorrow our Christmas tree as promised and this week Bella's room will be finished once I paint the wall so I will post that too! Have a great Monday and I hope no one catches whatever I have it's horrid!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A visit with Santa

Grady and I took Bella to visit Santa on monday. She wanted nothing to do with him AT ALL! So we decided that we should all take a picture with santa... I know we all just look so thrilled lol. But, atleast we got a picture with him.

Sorry for the pic I took a picture of the picture with my cell phone

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I dunno if I am proud of myself or ashamed

Roxy has been wanting the dip n dots frozen ice cream maker. To be honest I was almost as excited as she was when I saw this, what's better then having your favorite ice cream treat at home and not having to go to the mall just so you can get your dippin dots fix? I knew it was one her Christmas list of things to get and for some reason every time I went to the store it slipped my mind and they HAD tons of them. Had being past tense. I finally got my bootie into gear and decided to finish up there gifts and I went to toys r us they were sold out, target sold out, walmart sold out even on line it was SOLD OUT! I wan angry at myself for not getting it when I saw it. Until today I ran into walmart to get a couple of items and there it was starring me in the face. A lone dippin dots maker. I started walking faster and faster to get it and this lady just coast by and picks it up... I decided then that I wasn't going to let this go down without a "fight". So I walked by real quick and said "oh is there a  1 800 number on the box I already bought two of these and they don't work and I can't find our box" she looked at me and said oh two wow that's not good telling me her son wanted one but, she wasn't going to get if they had problems and sat it down and walked off... So needless to say I got the dip n dot maker and yes, I know karma is going to come down and Roxy's dip n dots maker won't work...Shame on me or applaud I haven't decided yet :)

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Say it isn't so!

I got some heart breaking news over the weekend! Roxy informed me Santa is NOT real. There just adults dressing up like him and pretending and elves aren't real either. Parents are just buying the gifts for kids! My heart sank,a tear rolled down my cheek and I had a horrible lump in my throat that prevented me from making a sound.

Now, I know Santa isn't real. But, the magic of believing in him is! I think I am more upset that Roxy is 6 and already finding this out. I was hoping she would like 16 before this moment happened! There is something so special about believing in Santa and his elves working that even as a grown adult with two kids I love to cherish.

Roxy promised that she would keep this secret to her self and not ruin the joy for her sister and lil cousin. But, this just means my "baby" is getting bigger and smarter and that there is one less thing holding her to child hood. One less magic moment. She seemed ok with this which surprised me, when i realized Santa wasn't real I was tears and i also almost ten! She sat there content and wise. Telling me "she knew for some time" (some time being like 2 days in her world) I just hope she keeps the "magic" part of Santa alive in her heart and that her sister waits til she's 16 to realize this whole "mystery"

Oh, and I dunno if I said this in my last blog or not but, I GOT THE JOB! I am sure excited I start the beginning of January!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

A new years goal starting before the new year

I stole these pics from my wonderful cousins blog... Thanks for taking amazing photos Stephanie.

As a mom I have a flaw, well I am sure I have many but, this is a flaw I am actually admitting to and trying to work on. I never ever ever remember to take my camera with me anywhere! It's horrible! I have hundreds and hundreds of pics and videos saved on my cell phone but, actual really good photos are few and far between. So my new goal starting now is to carry my camera in my purse or Bella's diaper bag and take photo's of our memories big and small! We are almost done decorating our Christmas tree so I will be taking some pics for sure of that with the girls finishing it up. Bella's already broken one so at this rate by Christmas day we should have 25 less ornaments or she could stop touching and pulling them off. I think the 25 less ornaments is going to win!