Tuesday, November 27, 2007

This Wonderful Life!


I was worried how the girls would react to a one man show, but "This Wonderful Life" delighted and astounded each of us. An entertaining twist on Frank Capra's "It's A Wonderful Life", one truly amazing and talented actor plays George Bailey, Clarence the Angel, Mary, Old Man Potter, Zuzu, and twenty more of Bedford Falls' finest citizens. We never moved in our seats. Our eyes were riveted to the stage. We truly enjoyed this show, the girls so much so, that they requested season tickets to other productions. IF you get a chance this Season, scoot on down to the O'Reilly Theater on Penn Avenue and purchase a few tickets. You will not be disappointed!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Half Way to the Weekend

Hooray! I lost 3 more lbs. last week for a total of 14 in 5 weeks. Yes!!! And I am enjoying my meals so much more and actually crave popcorn and tortilla chips (just a few) with salsa. I still have my weekly Starbucks so I am not missing out on anything. Anyway, one more pound and I'm halfway there.

Are you thinking of entering CK's HOF this year or have you been turned off by all of the bad publicity? I think about it every year and will think about it again this year.

Bad Girls is having a Christmas Workshop this weekend that I am really looking forward to. If you get a chance, check it out.

Thanksgiving is next week!!!!! Too soon! I was hoping to be more organized, more prepared this year, but it's not happening. I don't even have my Ornament Exchange Invites out yet. Yikes! I guess I'd better get moving.

Happy Wednesday!

Two of my favorite girls playing up to the camera for me.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I Love B&N!

Barnes & Noble. I love, love, love that store!! It's my favorite and then Yankee Candle. I also love Christmas books and buy a few new ones for myself and the kiddies every year. On this year's list for Kayla are these:


The Olivia series are adorable and the I Spy's are entertaining fun for all ages. For Ben, who loves Elmo, I couldn't pass up this one:


And for me, this one:

I have already started reading this one, it's not too long, but will definitely be starting a few Christmas jars of my own next year.

Happy reading!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

A Little This and That

Election Day yesterday. Did you vote? Actually, I didn't. Remembered too late.

Here is a photo (it's late) of Kayla in her Halloween finery. She was Queen, Killer Queen according to her, hence the black lipstick.

So many projects so little time. Bad Girls is having a Christmas Workshop the weekend of November 17th. The supply list came out yesterday. So much good stuff!!! I also signed up for the Make It Merry class at Big Picture Scrapbooking, The Technique Class and the Pocket Album at Scrap-A-Faire. And then Shimelle is repeating her awesome Christmas Journal class. I am in Holiday Scrap Heaven!!!!

We had a few snow flurries last night. Kayla was so excited! Wonder if we will have a white Christmas.

On my to do list is helping Amanda write her thank you notes, sending out the Ornament Exchange invites, putting up the crib and getting Amanda's room ready for the baby's arrival, pack for out-of-town crop and a host of other chores.

Here are Cammi and Ben "talking on the phone". The fascination my grandkiddies have with a phone, real or play! Scary signs of whats to come when they hit their teens.

But for now, I need to run to the bank. Have a great Wednesday!

Monday, November 5, 2007

I'm a Slacker


I am. Been in a slump lately. Can't explain it. Work is busy, way busy! And at home, we are turning the house upside down for the new baby's arrival. Amanda's baby shower was Saturday and she received lots of great gifts. Big stuff too - crib, pack n' play, high chair, stroller, car seat. Believe it or not - only 1 pack of diapers and no bottles. I laugh cause that used to be the mainstay of baby showers. Costco here I come. Seriously, we are very grateful for the fabulous gifts. People are so generous!

I have been in a serious mini-album scrap mode lately. I am loving the mini-albums! I made one of the kids at the pumpkin farm and then one as a gift for Joey and Tera of Jade's arrival (she was only 3 hours old). I've started a Christmas 2004 heart shaped album (yes, I am way behind on scrapping Christmases). I just saw the Basic Grey half pint albums - awesome. Told the LSS to hold a few for me. I hope to have quite a few mini-albums finished before Christmas.

Thanks to all of you who stop by my blog and leave a comment. I really appreciate it.

The Steelers are playing in town tonight (hmm, not that it means much in our household of only girls) and the weather forecast is calling for snow flurries and rain. SNOW FLURRIES!! We may have a white Christmas after all!!!

Ooooh, gotta call home! Be sure to vote tomorrow. Have a happy Monday!!!