Tuesday, December 28, 2010

turn out the lights the party's over

done.  finito.
because about now my beloved christmas decor has turned into christmas clutter.
i need to get back to normal.
whatever that is.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

christmas 2010

at carrabbas.  before the nutcracker ballet.
christmas eve dinner.  prime rib.  might have to be a new tradition.
its christmas morning.  where are those bouncing ball?  we've got presents to open!
happy will.  and apparently bumpa likes little people too.
drew was happy too...but was still looking for that nerf recon.  (yes, he found it.)
wessie got to building right away.  cool stuff.
geez nana...clothes...that all you got.
yea skechers twinkle toes rock!
elise was happy...she hadn't found her clothes yet.

now if we could get the rest of those bouncing balls home from michigan,
 we could wrap this christrmas thing up.
cause this nana has cooked her goose and needs to cuddle.
with this. (since the boy i live with went hunting...again.)
but i'm not complaining cause this keeps me nice and warm too.
with sleepytime herbal, lemon zinger, mandarin orange spice, cozy chamomile, peppermint, white hot chocolate, double chocolate, cafe mocha, and caramel apple cider.
and if this mormon momma gets to feeling edgy
she's got her eye on the butter toffee, hazlenut, raspberry chocolate truffle decafs.
thanks again babe...i love it.  but you should know if you keep up this hunting pace,
my new keurig will be getting the best of me.

Monday, December 20, 2010

christmas baking

UPDATE:  i'm out of biscotti...i'm out of pizzelles.
mom, can i borrow your pizzelle maker?

is finally done.  8 loaves of biscotti, 3 sheets of toffee, 7 pumpkin spice jar cakes, and about 18 dozen anisette pizzelles.
we are in sweet overload over here.
except for elise.  we can never get enough of her sweetness.
while baking she says to me, "nana, you're cute".
yep, full of sweetness and sass that one.

Friday, December 10, 2010


i wish i could be one of those bloggers who posts everyday but things have been busy around here.  real busy.  and all this busyness has included a couple of new additions.

addition number one is by far the most beautiful, enchanting and heralded addition to come into our lives, well, since the last most beautiful, enchanting and heralded addition.
natalie olivia
natalie came into the world on tuesday, december 7, 2010 at 4:43 pm.
7 pounds and 11 ounces of pure joy.
i am most blessed.  she has filled my heart during a time i was afraid it was breaking.

and while natalie and mom and dad were resting in the hospital
this sassy little creature spent the night with me.
she let me take two pictures and then proclaimed,
"ok nana, that's enough".

during all this busyness i was drooling over christmas ball wreaths.  i had to have one.
i liked the more abstract ones best.  i didn't want my balls all lined up.
(in contrast to the days when i needed all my "balls" lined up and the boy i live with gave me some telling advice..."all your 'balls' are swimming on different ponds.  get used to it".)
so i made me a christmas ball wreath.  and my balls are not all lined up.
additions are a very good thing.