Friday, December 26, 2008

It's OVER?? I'm not even finished decorating yet!



Oh my, Christmas is over and I didnt put up all my decorations! Next year, screw waiting till Thanksgiving is over, Unless I am given a bunch of turkeys and a cornucopia for the table, the snowflakes and snowmen are coming out of the closet mid NOV.

We had 2 christmas's this year, One with Mike's mom, and one with his Dad and Jenny. I think every family has their weird things, but it means double the celebrations with family for us :)


Riley Scored! Oh my, this kid has more trains and cars then he could ever had imagined. & the funny thing is, he plays with them all. :) They get equal attention. After we had to wake his up Christmas morning, because we were to excited! When he saw what Santa brought him, I had to BEG him to open his other gifts.

Mike's dad got Riley this Hammer.. Hmmmm.. its a real, heavy duty hammer, just with a short handle.. hmmm... can you say "bad idea"! I am hiding this thing as soon as he is not looking, and it may be used outside, away from windows and other people. :)

we vegged out all day, then went to Mike's mom's house, where you had a less then traditional dinner, but it turned out good :) The kids had a blast! and of course they all got some MORE toys!

Today, Mike had to work, so I got up early to put the turkey in, and got after Christmas shopping at Target! I was all jazzed hoping to get some amazing deals on more Christmas decorations for next year... Sadly to say, I only ended up with a fiberoptic 18' snowman.. they had next to Nothing left.. and it was only 1/2 off.. So I might hit up a few other stores if I get the chance this week.

I came home, GROUCHY! and tired because Target was busy and Riley was being a "train freak!" which means, the whole shopping trip he kept yelling out "No that way"! Track mommy more tracks"





So after a mad cleaning dash around the house, I decided to try my hand at making a pie! :) Yes a real one... not from scratch see, because.. I had the pre-made pie crust and some random cherry filling in the pantry, I thought what the heck, lets add some chocolate to it, and made a crumble top! Pop that bad boy in the oven for a few mins and let it melt together! I call this.. my.. Target was busy and I am grouchy pie... those of you that have seen the waitress know what I am talking about. :) the crumble came out more like a.....playdo pancake.. so I attached the pieces and made a face of the emotion I was feeling.


. needless to say.. the next time I attempt to make a pie.. I will put a Happy face on it.. maybe then it wont taste like monkey crap! :)


The rest of dinner went great! Turkey.. awesome.. This is my 3rd turkey of the year.. and I am getting pretty darn good at it :) The kids opened more presents!! and mike and I got a Fantastically beautiful new set of silverware! Like the grownup stuff! so now, all my forks and spoons match and I have enough for everyone!
On thanksgiving mike had to use one of Riley's toddler forks :)

For Christmas I got, 2 movies The women, and the House Bunny, a CD, Little Big Town, a Yahtzee game, and a charger for my wii remotes. and a really cool chopper for onions and stuff so I dont cry when I cook :) and Mike even wrapped them all separately.. except the 2 movies, he also got me 2 magazine subscriptions to O and First!
Next year I am going to make him save money out of each paycheck for christmas, :) Oh what a year of change this will be for us, I am excited about it, but a little tired already :) But it will be worth it.

Someone had to marry this man... I took one for the team ladies :)

I told him I was going to post this picture! :) He is doing what he does best :)

3 Comments!! I love Comments!:

Spencer and Heather said...

Hey, I am wearing those EXACT same pajamas as riley right now!!

Amy Loo said...

Hahaha...take one for the team?! You're funny. I think we all feel that about our hubs at one point or another.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, a little late...My computer has been on the fritz and then we all had the flu again and now my computer is sort of fixed, I'm trying to catch up with everything.

It sounds like you had a good Christmas! Aren't turkeys wonderful?! Clean up takes a while, but it is worth it!

Happy New Year!
Valerie