December 2012

2012 Year In Review

December 31, 2012

When I saw on Facebook today that Jo-Lynne was hosting her annual Blog Recap, I knew I wanted to participate. Oh how I love to look back on our year, and remember the fun times we’ve had as a family. If I had any sense whatsoever, I would also print out a scrapbook just after […]

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The Crazy Is Back

December 27, 2012

It’s been a week since I last posted some crazy. I think that’s the longest I’ve gone since I started this blog back in 2008. My friend Becky Facebooked (is that word?) me this morning to ask when I’d be posting again, saying she has missed my crazy. And before you go and get it in your […]

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There’s A Crown And You Can Win It….

December 20, 2012

Every year at Christmastime, my friend Becky hosts a cookie exchange. This isn’t just an ordinary cookie exchange though, because Becky’s cookie exchange awards the baker of the best cookie with a COOKIE CROWN that they get to keep for an entire year. Not to mention bragging rights and a picture on this here blog. And speaking of making the blog, that’s Becky holding […]

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Double Digits

December 19, 2012

It’s been ten whole years since you first came into my life. TEN. As in double digits. Only it seems like just yesterday they placed your tiny wrinkled body in my arms while I was half-loopy from magnesium. And today, I can barely hold you on my lap. I realize it might seem like I […]

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What I Learned This Week

December 18, 2012

It is Tuesday and that means another award-winning edition of What I Learned This Week. Except I’ve never really won any awards. All I know is that I’ve been up since 5 AM when Alex woke me up hackin’ his head off. In my bed. And now, a mere 18 hours later, I’ve got two […]

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Works For Me Wednesday – Christmas Card Party

December 13, 2012

I am blessed to have lots of great girlfriends. It is not uncommon for me to receive an e-mail that says something like, “Thinking of taking an overnight road trip in two weeks. I’ve got four seats open. Let me know if you wanna go.” Or one that says, “Going to breakfast on Friday. Who’s in?” […]

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The Big Three Nine

December 12, 2012

December 11th. Today is my birthday. This is a big one. It is the great big THREE NINE. That means that next year on this day in December, I’ll be choking out the words FOR. TY. Holy heck. And I realize that I have 364 days before I need to worry about that, but why […]

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What I Learned This Week

December 11, 2012

It seems like I did my last edition of What I Learned This Week just yesterday. The month of December flies by, either because it’s such a busy time or because I’m more focused on it because I have so much to do and so little time to do it in. This past week I did […]

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Elf On The Shelf Ideas

December 10, 2012

The Elf on the Shelf is an interesting endeavor. I have Facebook friends who GO ALL OUT with their elves and their shenanigans. I mean like toilet papering their ENTIRE Christmas tree all-out. And oh my heck, let’s not forget those who have entered their elf in the ”Inappropriate Elf on the Shelf” contest. Shhh…. Those […]

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Thursday Thirteen – Observations I’ve Made Today

December 7, 2012

It has been a ridiculous crazy week. I am heading up Santa’s Workshop and on Monday, I got a call that my granny was in the ER with serious breathing issues. All of this after the little orange thing fell into the motor of my new washing machine. While sitting in the surgical waiting room […]

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