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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Family Time!

Every year we make our piles of presents and try to remember if this year we're going from youngest to oldest or oldest to youngest when unwrapping. Well, really Sheena always remembers (this year was youngest to oldest). Trenton will probably get Sheena the most recent Harry Potter movie and Sheena gets Dad chocolate covered cherries (see pic below!) And, of course, there will always be some creatively handcrafted gifts... :-) Between Sheena & I we ended up taking a lot of pictures! It was difficult to decide which ones to share (this year we had better lighting than usual).

So...we'll go youngest to oldest, starting with Trenton and his Rocky DVD:

Next we have Sheena.. Yes! I was able to get pictures of Sheena for once!! I made sure to get a lot of them since I finally had the opportunity!

Chelsie was super awesome & made presents for us! I got a comfy fleece blanket (love it!)

Here's her boyfriend, Brian, with his home-made critter à la Chelsie:

Sheena got me this cute kitchen timer...I love it! And here's my weird super happy face cause I got a Wii:
[photos by Sheena]

Next up is Dad & those chocolate covered cherries I was telling you about...

Then we have Mom & her new slippers!

After presents we played Apples to Apples, went to the mall for some shopping, and watched Avatar...

[photo by Sheena]

I think it was a pretty good Christmas...Hope yours was just as good!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Just wanted to wish everyone a safe and wonderful holiday season!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Chelsie turns 19!

I'm finally posting Chelsie's birthday pics. Her birthday was November 16th.
She opened her present from her boyfriend Brian (wrapped in colorful duct tape) and then we had some DQ ice cream cake!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Baking = my new hobby

I tend to like to have Mondays's just nice that way. I get to watch Big Bang Theory at 8:30, can run all my errands in the morning while everyone else is working or at school, and I can attempt to do laundry...which I still haven't done today (dang it!)

*Ok, I really do need to do laundry...I'm going to start that & come back to finish this blog*

I'm what were we talking about? Mondays! So, lately I've been baking here & there. I made some cinnamon rolls, chocolate chip cookies, and today double chocolate muffins. I think I might make a habit of baking on Mondays...or at least every other Monday. I think the people at Family Video enjoy sampling my efforts..

Click here for today's recipe!

What do you think I should try next?

Monday, December 7, 2009

Snowy brochures...

Since there's not much going on photographically speaking, I figured I'd use the blog as a way to let you know what's going on with my business...and just a way for you to get to know me.

So, with my day off today, I decided to have a short photo-shoot with my new brochures. That's right, I got super awesome brochures to give you this year! With the new year coming up and the new pricing structure...I thought you would appreciate something nicer than a sheet of paper given to you upon meeting me. I hope you like them:

As you can see...we have snow. And we're about to get more... hope you all stay nice, warm, & cozy this week!