Tuesday, December 9, 2008


My very first "tagged".... thanks, Becky! ;-)


8 TV shows I enjoy watching:
1. Grey's Anatomy
2. How I Met Your Mother
3. The Today Show
4. Army Wives
5. Survivor
6. The Amazing Race
7. Dancing with the Stars
8. ER

8 things that happened yesterday:
1. I went to work and listened to babies cry for an entire hour! Then thankfully, the instigator went home!
2. Took Kami to dance class and got to watch... it was Parent Watch Week, and unfortunately I had no clue... so no pictures to show. Oh well...
3. Put our new LED Christmas lights on the tree.
4. Made some yummy homemade tortillas to eat with leftover Chili.
5. Decorated the Christmas tree with the family.
6. Watched "Charlie Brown Christmas" with the kids.
7. Ordered a Christmas gift for my Grandparents.
8. Went to bed at a decent hour! (10 o'clock)

8 things I'm looking forward to:
1. Christmas Bunco tonight with the Babes!
2. Disney on Ice tomorrow with the girls, Paulette & Kylie!
3. Finishing up Christmas shopping with Tyler!
4. Christmas Break... no work, no school, ALL PLAY!!!!
5. Christmas!!!!!
6. Our 10th wedding Anniversary!
7. The day we can live close enough to family so that Tyler and I can actually go on dates!
8. Disney World... hopefully in 2009!!!
9. (Had to add a #9... this is a biggie!!!) Tyler sewing on Tech!!!!!

8 things I love about WINTER:
1. Hot Chocolate
2. Christmas music
3. Christmas lights
4. The fact that I live in a place where it snows only briefly, and even if it snows a little more than that, it doesn't bury the house, and doesn't stick around for months! (Can you tell I'm a California girl?)
5. Yummy soups and chilis for dinner
6. Jackets... some girls love shoes, I love jackets!!!
7. ... and Scarves!
8. Cuddling on the couch with my favorite snuggly blanket!

8 things on my wish list:
1. To live near family, or..
2. To move back overseas... Europe, please?
3. Disney World in 2009
4. New clothes!!
5. A new wedding ring!
6. That Madi gets a part... any part... in "Beauty and the Beast"
7. That Tyler and I could go away somewhere for our anniversary
8. To be the best wife and mom (sorry for "copying", Becky... that was a good one!)

8 people I tag: (sorry ladies!)
1. Christi P.
2. Mary W.
3. Missy N.
4. Krissa P.
5. Jennifer G.
6. Whitney S.
7. Jenny G.
8. Cyndi O.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

My little Block-head!

In case ya'll were wondering where in the world I had disappeared to, since my blog posts have been a little, uh, lacking lately... I spent the last the last few weeks of November entirely consumed by another of Madi's productions. This time around we were doing "Velveteen Rabbit", and I was actually one of the Producers!!! Although the last weeks of the production were HIGHLY stressful, I had a GREAT time and cannot wait to do it again!

The show was fabulous... we really had some amazing parents working behind the scenes to create a truly magical set, and even more magical costumes. Our toy room "come to life" scene was simply amazing! And the kids... we had some of the sweetest kids involved in this play! I am suffering from slight withdrawals, I think, from Stagestruck, and all of my new friends- young and old!!

Madi was one of the "blocks". All six of these girls were so much fun, and actually spelled out words by turning around and showing the different letters on their "block"! I am so proud of my little "block-head"... congrats on another job well done, Miss Madi! Now on to "Beauty and the Beast"!!!

Madi and her best friend, Mary Ella

All the blocks, awaiting their turn on stage!


We had a very PLEASANT surprise a few weeks ago here in Goldsboro. SNOW!!!! Being a California girl, I'm not a big fan of the stuff. It's very pretty and I love watching it fall to the ground, and love to watch my kids play in it and catch snowflakes on their tongues, and I even like for it to cover the ground in a blanket of white... but that's about as far as I go. An inch or two is PERFECT!!! Well, we didn't have that much snow on November 18, but the flurries were definitely falling for a good 20 minutes or so, so of course Kami and I had to go out and experience it since it would only be a matter of time before it stopped!

I think we may be in for a "rough" winter, and it's technically not even winter yet!! Only three days later more flurries were falling to the ground... that's snow in Goldsboro twice before December!!! We shall see what the season holds!!