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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Setting goals for 2012

This week I am planning and organizing my Goals for 2012.  Instead of making one resolution that I would more than likely break, I am going to attempt several achievable goals.  In blogging them and making them public I hope to hold myself accountable in actually achieving them.  My husband and I are also setting our financial goals that we want to achieve as a family for the year.  I am looking forward to 2012.  I love beginnings and am ready to work towards becoming more productive, more organized and overall being a better mom and wife to my family.  Stay tuned...I will be posting them next week!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Gifts for the neighbors...

Just moving into our neighborhood in October, we haven't had a whole lot of time to get out and meet all our neighbors.  For Christmas I decided to put together a little package of Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies for the people on our street.  I purchased some very inexpensive plastic bowls at Wal-mart, some really cute Christmas napkins at The Dollar Tree and some fancy Green Ribbon (to compliment the green mint cookies) on sale at K-Mart to put gifts together.  I also included a copy of the recipe along with the batch of cookies in case they just totally loved them and wanted to make some more!  (If you have Microsoft Office on your computer you can create a recipe card and print out your recipe on plain 4 x 6 index cards to go along with your goodies).  Now, looking forward to everyone getting home this afternoon so we can give out our treats and finally meet all our neighbors!  Oh, and the Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe can be found here, at Ridiculously Delicious! 

Now, on to the teacher's and bus driver's gifts.....

Happy Baking and Merry Christmas!!  

Don't text and fly....

Even Santa needs to follow the "no texting while driving" rule.....

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Winter in Cody

Kicking a chunk of ice down the kids are easily entertained!


Cards of Christmas Past

I hang on to all my past Christmas cards that we receive every year from our dear family and friends. Normally I display them in a Christmas basket and always enjoy looking back at them every year, comparing cards and seeing how much everyone's kiddos have grown, including my own. This year I decided to take all of the picture cards and groups them together, binding them with ring binders. A new fun way to display my picture cards so that both my family and our guests can enjoy them.


Tuesday, December 06, 2011

What is your elf up to?

We woke up this morning to find that our elf Buddy had helped himself to some powdered donuts and some coffee! I guess it was a long night for him, as he probably had a lot to report to Santa. I wonder where he will land tonight?

What has your elf been up to?


Friday, December 02, 2011

My Poor Baby...

You never know what a new day is going to throw at ya. This week our 11 year old fell at school causing the ball of his femur to slip off the growth plate. After emergency surgery on Wedneaday and three screws later, he is beginning to learn to walk with a walker and will be coming home today. If you believe in prayer, we are asking for some. He has a long road ahead of him.
Three screws through the femur to hold everything in place.