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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Busy Weekend

We had one busy weekend! Friday night I did a little Christmas shopping and finished a few people. And I'm hoping to be completely done by the end of this week. I still need to get a few gift cards for my cousins and I need to think of something to get my mom. I thought about getting her one of these, but I'm still not sure. I could also get her a grandma charm for her necklace or even a movie. Any ideas?

On Saturday, my hubby and I did more C-mas shopping and then I watched the red head's that evening so their parents could go to a work holiday party. While we had them, we decided to start getting the C-mas decorations out. I have so much that I can get out, but I really don't want to. Honestly, I didn't even want to get out the tree or it's decorations. It's about a third of the way done, but I have no motivation to finish it. For some reason, I'm just not in the mood to decorate my home this year...what's wrong with me???

After church on Sunday, we headed over to the oldest red head's bday party. We had some great pizza while my son got to hang out with a couple of boy's his age. Then after the party, we got together at my mom's house to make a ton of Cmas treats. We made chocolate crinkles, peanut butter, mint chocolate, and coffee blossoms, peanut butter fudge, no-bakes, chocolate and peanut butter bark, chocolate covered pretzels, 7-layers, and Cmas M&M cookies. It all tastes sooooo delicious! I can't wait to share them with everyone at our holiday gatherings.

Have you finished shopping yet?

Blogger Jen said...

OK, that's the second blog I've read today that showed that hot cocoa maker! I think God is telling me something. Not sure that helps with your mom, though...

I'm back from my blog break!

December 12, 2006 1:29 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

I've barely started! I'm usually done by this point but I have to wait for my husbands bonus this year (due to medical expenses). I'm in a panic!

December 12, 2006 4:33 PM

Blogger Leslie said...

I felt the same way about decorating this year. So unlike me. I pressend on though and am glad I did and you'll be glad too!

I am finished my shopping and it feels great! The stores are so crazy now it frustrates me.

I like the idea of a grandma charm, but hat appliance thing looks like fun too! Which would she enjoy more?

December 13, 2006 12:08 AM

Blogger loelsh said...

Not in the mood to decorate for Christmas? Maybe you have a bit of PPD?

I can't wait to try some of those cookies you made. They sound yummy.

I am almost done with my shopping. I had everything that I have now before Thanksgiving and even have most of it wrapped. I have 3 more things to buy. I know what I'm getting and would have had them already if it weren't for having to wait til the 15th for guru's next check!

I am excited because usually I am out doing some last minute shopping and wrapping, but not this year, baby, yea!

December 13, 2006 9:33 AM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Shopping is done this year, but I'm off to London tomorrow to see a couple of shows.

December 13, 2006 3:13 PM

Blogger Viamarie said...

Yes!!! Am done with my list. Completed it last Sunday but by doing so I got sick the following day.

Btw. how's the new baby doing?

December 13, 2006 5:57 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still wondering if what I got my mom is what I want her to have. so hard to shop for some people.

December 14, 2006 9:54 PM

Blogger Chrixean said...

Man, I am far from being done! I just finished shopping for clients, now I have to shop for my family and a few close friends. I'm hoping I could get these done over the weekend.

December 14, 2006 9:54 PM

Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

I finished shopping this week. I hate that I don't get my first cheque until after Christmas as it means not much money to buy thing for anyone but Little Princess but oh well.

December 16, 2006 8:09 AM

Blogger Real Life in South Carolina said...

I'm with you, I still don't have my Christmas tree up. I've been sitting here all day trying to get motivated to do it. I don't know why, but I'm having such a hard time decorating my house this year, and I don't have PPD! I just think that we are still trying to adjust to our newest addition to our family!

Oh yeah, and I've barely begun to start C-Mas shopping! We are going out tomorrow after church while Suzy watches the kids.

I sure would love to try all the Christmas goodies you made!

December 16, 2006 2:19 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

No, Ihaven't finished yet, but I'm almost done!

December 16, 2006 11:36 PM

Blogger Becky said...

I had to finish over the weekend, since I had to mail everything. I didn't mean to do it even this last minute, but I honestly "lost" a week in December.

December 19, 2006 12:07 AM

Blogger Oh great One said...


December 23, 2006 6:07 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Have a wonderful Christmas, Trin!

December 24, 2006 12:38 PM

Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

I may be late but better late than never. Christmas is over now and New year ishere to come. Wish you a Happy New Year and great new baby.
Have not been blogging for quite some time too. Hope you got my greeting card.

December 28, 2006 6:33 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!!

December 31, 2006 6:30 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Happy New Year, Trin!

January 01, 2007 8:28 AM

Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

Happy New Year!

January 01, 2007 1:50 PM


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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Baby Pictures

Since I got a free portrait package from the hospital, we took the baby to get his pictures taken last night. This time went much better compared to our family pictures that we had taken last Saturday. The photographer, a lovely lady my age, but missing her front four teeth, was only running 10 minutes behind. Because the baby was well rested, she got some great pics of my wide-eyed 6 week old. The baby really did well and I'm very happy with the photos! I ended up getting more than the free package since I never sent out an announcement card. So family and friends will be getting a Christmas/announcement card instead!

Oh, while we were there, one of the next customers got upset with our photographer. Apparently the costumer was upset with her since she was running a little behind (not an hour and an half like this other studio was-but just 15 minutes behind). I mean, the lady was only working by herself, doing quality work, during the Christmas rush! You know you have to wait a little longer in traffic and in store lines during the holidays, so why would you think that it would be any different with photo studios? In fact, there has never been a time where I've gone to get pictures taken and the photographer was waiting on me...they are always busy! But here was this customers yelling and complaining-she was so rude I almost gave her a piece of my mind...and she wasn't even talking to me!

So much for peace on earth, good will toward men...and photographers! :-)

Blogger Jana said...

Sounds like that next customer needed to chill out. You are going to post some of these pictures, right??

My "baby" is going to be 2 on Sunday. Where does the time go?

December 07, 2006 11:55 AM

Blogger Oh great One said...

It's sad to me that at this time of "good will toward men" people are so disrespectful for those in service positions. I go out of my way to be extra pleasant to make up for the jerks.

December 07, 2006 2:00 PM

Blogger Chrixean said...

That was a beautiful portrait! I'm looking forward to having a family porttrait done as well for the baby and the siblings. Your baby is adorable! I'm glad all's well with you :-)

December 07, 2006 9:15 PM

Blogger Becky said...

I agree that getting an Xmas portrait and having to wait past your appointment time seems to go with the territory.

December 07, 2006 10:44 PM

Blogger Real Life in South Carolina said...

Yeah, I probably would have said something. I waited an HOUR last time I went to a studio for pics. Whole thing was a disaster and it was NOT Christmas portrait time yet! People make me crazy during the holidays, they turn the time of year we should be thinking of others into a self-absorbed, miserable experience! Don't I sound like the grinch?

December 08, 2006 10:07 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

I remember trying to get Christmas pictures when my kids were little. There was always some person who was rude. I really feel for the photographer. Just try to get those tired, irritable kids to smile!

December 08, 2006 12:36 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

A Christmas portrait is a great idea, especially with your new baby. Hope we see a pic.

December 08, 2006 3:02 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe that is the reason I haven't gotten portraits done in along.

December 09, 2006 10:27 AM

Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

That was just so adorable. I really am very sorry for not having been dropping by for quite some time. I really have been very busy too with the new grandson that I even had to temporarily bid farewell to blogging. I do blog once in a while now. Congratulations for the new baby. When I'm up and about I'll be visiting you regularly again.

December 12, 2006 4:07 AM

Blogger Jen said...

That's so annoying when people get all bent out of shape about stupid things during the holidays. I hope that guy grows out of that phase!

December 12, 2006 1:31 PM


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