Monday, December 29, 2008

Breaking My Blog Fast

**UPDATED** I added a few more pictures to this post. Yesterday, Blogger was not working correctly and it would not let me add any more pics and it still will not allow me to post captions beside the pics......maybe blogger is mad that I took such a long break~!


So, Christmas is over and so is my blog fast. It was a much needed break since things have been so busy around here. You probably dont know this, but I tend to put unessecary pressure on myself to meet my goal of blogging three times per week (even when I have nothing to say-- as you all well know and if you didnt know, you will find out by the end of this completely boring post). And, yes, I do realize that blogging is not my job, but when I set a personal goal, I am just anal OCD enough that I feel I must meet it (with the exceptions of weight loss and exercise of course). On a side note, I would like to point out that even though I have taken an extended leave of absence from the blog, I have not lost my mad striking skilz.

Thank you all for your Christmas wishes. I hope your Christmas was a blessed one filled with lots of fudge, cakes, non-dry turkeys, sweet potato casseroles (much like the cold one that I make ), appropriate presents that you did not have to return, relatives that did not get on your nerves, and most of all Jesus.

Speaking of gifts that you dont have to return.......I wonder, is there anyone left in the world (besides my Father in Law) who still likes fruitcake? Seriously, I would hate for Claxton to go out of business, but why are people still giving fruitcakes for Christmas gifts? Just curious.

We had a good Christmas here. Seems like they go by way too fast. My house looks like a tornado swept through leaving a wake of toys and games behind. Somehow, we ended up with more toys than Toys R Us (how would one make a backwards R on this thing?). We never buy the boys toys for Christmas, only clothes, they love that ;-). And Santa brings them three toys each. The vast majority of toys come from the grandparents and aunts - for which we are eternally grateful, because while they junk up my house, they also provide hours of entertainment which in turn allows me to do laundry, clean, and blog. So, lots of toys = win/win for everyone.

As I type, Lake is playing a Playstation game that Aunt Lisa got him. It is called The Bible Game. The player plays games like Daniel in the Lion's Den (played to the song "Indescribable") and The Tower of Babel (where you try to get the tower to fall), and then there are Trivia Questions, which are not easy. It is really a fun game (I lost at it last night - I landed on Wrath of God in the Grace of God final round and locusts ate all my points - sounds cheesy, but it is actually a great teaching tool).

We sang this song in church yesterday

And Kaden has been walking around the house pumping his hands in the air singing "We praise our hands in the sanctuary"......gets his mad lyrical skilz from his dad who makes up words to songs because he has lyrical altzheimers......

So, in the spirit of all things "SALE", I went to Michaels, Bed Bath & Beyond, KMart, Lowes, Decorator Warehouse, and Stein Mart to purchase leftover Christmas stuff. Got lots and lots of stuff on the cheap (like I have somewhere to put it all). If I am not mistaken, I have enough wrapping paper to last until the year 2020 or until Jesus comes back. (Hopefully the latter will come first! - Woohoo! 2009 might be our year, people!)

Every year for Christmas, the hubs and I give all our family members a calendar with pictures of our boys on it. (Because what says I'm cheap"I love you" more than a personalized calendar? And doesnt EVERYONE want to count down their year with MY kids? ;-) (Seriously, all those calendars ARE expensive...$18 a piece!.....and I have lots of family......whatever.) This year, apparently there were snow storms that caused outages at 2 of the three Fuji labs that our Wal-Mart uses to make their calendars. I was told that the calendars would likely not make it by Christmas Eve. But God.......wonder of all wonders, Wal-Mart Photo Lab called at 7 pm on the 23rd and said "Come and pick up your calendars!".....Praise the Lord, 2009 can proceed as scheduled for our families. I was worried that we would have to continue 2008 for a little while longer until the calendars came in and I am seriously ready for 2008 to be over, people! OVER!

Well, I am sure there are a thousand and one other things I could bore you to tears with (like ALL 250 of my Christmas pictures), but I will save those for later....cause there is only so much boredom a person can take in one day (I like to spread out the boredom so it isnt so boring, if you know what I mean).....I will be back later in the week and hopefully back on my three posts per week schedule next week. Thank you those of you mom,dad who have read to this point.......Here are a few pics from Christmas - blogger is acting weird or there would be captions.....











25 comments:

Mari said...

It's nice to see you again! Glad your Christmas went well. I love your comment about being OCD about things. I'm the same way - anal about getting my posts up, but can't sem to muster that same enthusiasm for diet and exercize!

jcdisciple said...

Great pic of you and hubs. Welcome back.

ocean mommy said...

welcome back! I've missed you!
hugs
steph.

alliekat said...

That is an AMAZING looking Thomas Kinkade blanket you are showing in the picture. Did your most wonderful, loving, talented sister make that for you???? (ME!)

Paulette said...

Welcome Back. Glad to see you had a great Christmas. Happy New Year! I hope your right and 2009 will be our year.

Pam said...

Your fruitcake comment cracks me up.

Cassie said...

Would you believe that I get my family members photo calendars too? No, I am not kidding...That is the best gift you can give grandparents...right? Glad you had a great Christmas!!!

Greg P. said...

Great to hear from you again. I had to blow up all the pictures so I could see what everyone really looks like. I'm on your Feedjit about 30 times because of it.

The picture with you holding the rug; isn't that a college grad sitting next you? She sure looks like one.

I tried to get a picture with my two boys on a calendar, but, they wouldn't dress alike. They're only 25 and 28, I don't understand.

Greg P. said...

I'm sorry. That's not a rug. It's a blanket.

What do men know anyway!

Mommyluann said...

Welcome back! And remind Greg that he should not post questions like "What do men know anyway" unless he wants and answer!

ha!

BethAnne said...

Why yes, Greg, she is a college graduate....and she did make that blanket with her own two hands....imagine that! And you are right, most men dont know a rug from a blanket or as we say here in TN.....they dont know big woods from brush......hahhahaha

Greg P. said...

And a beautiful BLANKET it is too! (Hear that, Lisa?)

I'm just a "city boy". To me, big woods are golf clubs.

Greg P. said...

Oh, I almost forgot.

LuAnn, whose picture is on the ten dollar bill? (I don't forget) hehe

Fran said...

I've missed you but I'm glad we all kinda took a bloggy break. I love the pix. Welcome back.

Happy 2009!!
Love ya girl,
Fran

Denise said...

many of my family members like fruitcake, especially aunt mary and uncle joseph- who we spend every christmas with.
i remember tasting it when i was 7ish, ick, i can still taste it.

Kelly S. said...

What a beautiful family!!!

In the Sanctuary is one of my FAVORITES!!!
Happy New Year!!

jennyhope said...

just wanted to say hey pretty thing!!! looks like fun!!!

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