As you can see I totally missed a total of 4 days of blogging! BOO! Me, but there is a perfect excuse. IM TIRED! IM EXHAUSTED! Holiday cheer is overwhelming. We had our annual Exchange reunion and boy did I have a full house. 40 people in total. The most I have ever had in my house. But luckily, they were good friends and help a sister clean up. We were up til 3am singing, dancing. Sunday, We took are much needed family photo, since the last one we have are 2 years ago when my youngest looked like a ugly grimlin. They turned out amazing and the photographer has very fast service. Check her out NPBEACH PHOTOGRAPHY
Monday, We recovered from the weekend and did family movie night. The pick of choice. Peter Pan. My girls are suckers for fantasy,but really what girl isnt Tuesday, was the winner day. I can officially say that within record time. We have finished christmas shopping. Me and the hubs were on a mission. To get in and out. We have minor things for the girls stocking stuffers, but I am proud that we are done. The kicker: We even stayed in budget. I love when money is saved. My babies will have a wonderful christmas and thankful that we can spend it as a family.
Well if you havent notice my blog has a new look. Going to test it out for a couple days see how I like. But I have a feeling that I might change. Some down part of this layout is that it doesnt show my frequent bloggers that I visit daily. I like sharing my "pacific blogging sister and brothers" so they can reach a other readers out there. We will see.
We have another long weekend ahead us,but not as hectic as last weekend. I'm sure you will be seeing some photo op session. Im just ready for the holidays to come and be over with already. To be honest, I havent been really in the Christmas spirit type of mood. Im hoping this will pass and a miracle feeling will give me that "hurry and buy your kids some present" but SANTA will take care of that (wishful thinking) lol.
Have to keep this short cause my crazy weekend starts NOW~!!!!!!
So i had to sneak this post in right quick before my husband rings my neck! He has declared tuesday night as movie night since we barely get to get out and watch them at theaters! So as he does the night rituals and puts the girls to sleep I hurry to clean for our extravagant date! Lol! Throw some last minute loads of laundry and dishes in its correct appliance! Pop a bag of popcorn and pour us some "grown up juice" my kids phrase it as. Yes we are those parents that treat ourselves to some to midweek drinks to catch some sanity lol! And once they fall asleep me and the hubs are single couple for a few hours! Eek i hear him fumbling around upstairs that must mean the lip gloss poppin divas have drifted off to fantasy land. So for my parents out there what do you do when your kids fall asleep? Off i Go! Happy tuesday night! See you tomorrow! ;-p
I dont know why we commit ourselves to so many things! Lol! Still recovering from plays recital birthday party n christmas party! A weekend school play, recital, christmas party, n birthday party hangover, oh my!!!
We pray for our family members for good health and life. But recently we just received some horrifying news concerning my nephew health and his kidneys. I pray for my sister and BIL as they start a long road of finding a solution that best fit him. We are still shocked. With the holidays around, it hits us even more. So I ask you as you read this post, to have my family in your prayers as we deal with this. We are still learning about it so hopefully I can come to terms with it and give a better eye on what exactly he has and what option my sister picked for him.
We love you AJ and know that you are not in this alone and we are with every step of the way. We will beat this!
Pray for us!
Soft Sugar Cookies.
I made these the other day and they turned out perfect.They are not that death sweet with a linger "YACK" in your mouth, but just enough to get your thru that craving. I needed a cheap cookie recipe for trial so the girls can leave SANTA some goodies on the night of Christmas eve and use ingredients that I already had in my pantry and I found this lovely recipe online. So if your looking for a simple cookie that you and your kids can decorate to your liking her it is.
Yields 2 Dozens.
2 large eggs
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons vanilla
1 cup white sugar
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Beat together eggs, oil, vanilla and sugar; add flour, baking powder and salt and mix well.
Drop by heaping teaspoon approx 3" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Flatten with bottom of glass moistened with water and dipped in sugar.
Bake at 400°F for 6-10 minutes or just until lightly golden.
- blogging on the go with my iphone!
Well yesterday we had a snow day! And of course with this crazy comes unexpected house woes. If u read yesterday, we found this little woe
With the holiday, parties, birthday in store, money is mad tight. We just finished our landscaping
Which cost us a arm n leg. Up part: cold hard cash was paid instead of plastic. We are really proud of that. Hard earned money is finally showing off.
So to mend the problem, we ended up doing this
Hopefully this holds up until we can get $$$ for the repair. (fingerscrossed pray for us)
Along with cracked windows, we had a scare the day before yesterday on thinking our house was going to burn down! As we were settling down for the night as we were watching tv, my daughter gets up to say that the house smells funny. Instead of looking to see what it was, the husband automatically points the finger at me yelling " what are cooking, babe, its burning" I run downstairs to the kitchen, to find nothing avail. The horrible burn stench was just in the kitchen and no where else. It also had a bad smell of gas mixed in it. Opening all the doors in the house. Praying that it wasnt carbon monoxide posion trailing in our house. (Now I know CO2 does not have a smell..lol) We were running around the house like mad men. Scaring the heck out of the girls. After searching all appliances, including the heater, we found the problem of all places. A plastic lid to one of the girls sippy cup was slowly at its death bed melting away on the bottom of our DISHWASHER. UGH!RELIEF! So reminder moms, make sure the all debris is cleared at the bottom of the dishwasher, or else you can have quite a scare like we did. Up part, it was the last of the baby sippy cups that they have been dying to get rid of but the girls dearly was hooked too.
hahaha. Talk about house woes!
So the snow gods made its way to us before the year is over. Im hoping it stays around for christmas but knowing the desert Weather I live in we will be back up in the 50-60 in no time! Its always nice to wish for a white christmas! Here is some photo ops
Down part of this delay snow day , i found this !
So cold it cracked my balcony door window! :( Ghetto rig here we come until the holidays are over! - blogging on the go with my iphone!
If you didn't know already its December and the HOLIDAY cheer is everywhere and I thought I would spread mine with this video! For a monday, this surely made my day. So many things have been put on my plate this year. My baby girl turns 5 in six day. So her big "5" extravanganza is in a brewing. And what has mommy dearest done, NADA! Along with that, Im hosting a christmas party at my house in two weeks. And again, the hostest with the mostest has done nothing. The girls both have christmas programs schedule for their schools and I have yet to buy their dress yet, along for Christmas mass. Along with those, I have yet to shop for my kiddes of the family. Oh How I love the end of the year fiasco! (Can you sense the sarcasm) lol. With that, I hope you are far along more then me and have done your shopping for christmas.
So my better half gave the call that he was not feeling too hot n needed some TLC! Lol. So there i was cookin him homemade soup n batching him up on liquids. When my main squeeze is invaded by the grimey germs he becomes one the kids! For my married followers im sure you can relate! Lol! Even on my sickest day the kids n love struck still some how get me to find that will power to perform my wife n mom duties!
So today was mad craziness and was going to subject not even post but going to strive n keep my promise & make it thru these 30 days faithfully! So here i am DAY 1:post a picture of yourself and random things about yourself!
So this be me! Cheese! 1- love to camera whore when my makeup is on point lol 2. Military brat 3. Served in the military 4. Married into the military 5. Blog stalker 6. Obsessive over team poly anything 7. Twit n fb addict! 8. Can watch the travel cooking n food channel all day every day! 9. Blended family! 10. Today majorly sucked since i love sweets n the cavity monster did major damage on my tooth n conquered his territory! Which in return made me get a root canal! My mouth feels like a bomb has gone off or better yet a bus runned over it!
So with that said here is to my pain killer cocktails i bid you good night and see what tomorrow brings us :)!