Archive | December, 2007

30 December 2007 ~ 1 Comment

SparkPeople.com Rocks

From the Archives (January 15, 2007)Jan 08 -Like a lemming I have rejoined and am on a quest to loose 20lbs…….. I have been using a Web site called Spark People off and on for the last year and thought I would share my experience with you. Part of my new year’s resolutions last year [...]

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29 December 2007 ~ 6 Comments

Posts from the Past – Mommy vs Non-Mommy Relationships

From the archives (January 27, 2007)…. I came across an article on msnbc.com on how having kids can make our child-free pals feel alienated. The article goes on to talk about how we, as mothers, can become so wrapped up in our new lives that we often forget about those that do not have children. [...]

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23 December 2007 ~ 5 Comments

The Decorations are Up….Finally

The Decorations are Up….Finally

With my brother coming today, I spent most of yesterday putting up the lights and decorations outside the house. I know I am late in the game, especially as a person with children, but the weather the past few weekends has been nasty. Check out the nice little manger display SM and I made on [...]

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20 December 2007 ~ 2 Comments

I’m Still Alive

Just a quick post to let you all know that I am still alive. Things at work and home have been crazy, especially with the approaching Holidays.  I am off work next week so I have been frantically trying to tie up all loose ends before tomorrow. On a personal note I have been preparing for [...]

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20 December 2007 ~ 4 Comments

The Best Meal I’ve Ever Had

The Best Meal I’ve Ever Had

Today I had the pleasure of dining at The Oceanaire Seafood Room in Indianapolis for lunch and I have to say that it was possibly the BEST meal I have ever eaten. Let me get right down to it: We started with the crab cake appetizer (pictured above) and then also ordered a few oysters [...]

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15 December 2007 ~ 9 Comments

The first big snow of the season

The first big snow of the season

This morning around 8 a.m. the snow started to fall and it hasn’t stop yet. The boys had a blast getting out and having their first snow ball fight of the season. Checking out the snow…. Preparing for the fight…. Here I come… That’s one big snowball….

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15 December 2007 ~ 0 Comments

All I want for Christmas is an Elf on a Shelf!

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All I want for Christmas is an Elf on a Shelf!

I was just watching the TODAY Show where they were talking about the Elf on the Shelf, a product created by mom Carol Aebersold in an effort to explain to her children how Santa knew if they were being naughty or nice. This charming tradition began for our family when my children were very small. [...]

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15 December 2007 ~ 0 Comments

All I want for Christmas is an Elf on a Shelf!

All I want for Christmas is an Elf on a Shelf!

I was just watching the TODAY Show where they were talking about the Elf on the Shelf, a product created by mom Carol Aebersold in an effort to explain to her children how Santa knew if they were being naughty or nice. This charming tradition began for our family when my children were very small. [...]

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14 December 2007 ~ 1 Comment

Gifts without Guilt… No Way!

Gifts without Guilt… No Way!

Looking for some guilt free Holiday cheer? Then make sure you head over to the Working Moms Against Guilt blog next week. They’re having a holidaypalooza of sorts and giving away tons of great prizes for moms, kids and even dads… if we choose to share! Check out the details and be sure to enter [...]

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11 December 2007 ~ 11 Comments

Random Bits…

Lots going on so I thought I would just combine it in to one post. ***On Friday SM lost his first tooth. It had been loose for a few days but on Friday he attempted to eat an apple and it did the trick. He dad ended up having to pull it out as the [...]

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08 December 2007 ~ 6 Comments

Tag… I’m It – The Middle Name Meme

I’ve been tagged by KentuckyGal to participate in “The Middle Name” meme. Here are the rules:1. You have to post these rules before you give the facts.2. Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use [...]

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07 December 2007 ~ 19 Comments

My Recipe (and my son) Has Become Famous…lol

A few weeks ago a reporter with our local paper contacted me about including my recipe for Cake Mix Cookies in an article she was doing on Holiday cookies. She had remembered them from when she had judged the cookie cook- off at my office. I told her that I would love to participate and [...]

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06 December 2007 ~ 2 Comments

Bummer….

Turns out that Feed Burner won’t work for me. I cross-post my blog posts on Maya’s Mom – an online community for Moms (and a few Dads too)- and once I installed Feed Burner, the comments from my Maya’s Mom friends were no longer being cross-posted. I don’t know if I installed it incorrectly or [...]

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06 December 2007 ~ 4 Comments

A Big Day at School

SM came home from school on Monday beaming. While he enjoys school and is typically in a great mood when he gets home, on Monday he was particularly excited to tell me about his day.   Rather than the normal, "it was fun, we got to count peanuts,we practiced our A,B,C's, etc." it was "I got to read [...]

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04 December 2007 ~ 2 Comments

Taking their lists and checking them twice…

With the Holiday season in full gear I decided to head online to educate myself on the latest toy recalls and consumer safety alerts. I wanted to make sure I was prepared before heading out to the stores to shop for the boys. During my search I came across a news release on Holiday shopping [...]

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