Monday, December 29, 2008

merry christmas and happy next year!









can you believe it.....i'm posting on my blog!!!! november turned out to be a very difficult time for me.....and december just flew by!


i have finished all my gifts.....yep....just finished the last of them today......and it's a few days after the BIG day!!!! would love to post a photo.....however i still have to deliver some 10 of these....and don't want to give it away! hope everyone enjoys their goodies!

christmas eve was fun....rex and i hit the mall early......just to pick up a few bargains......and watch the crazed men that waited until the last day! some of them are down right pitiful!!! i think i saw one buying a CHIA pet!!!! damn.....i would throw that at mr butt if he gifted me with that!!! we made cookies......wrapped gifts.......napped.......and had a quiet evening! nothing at all like the ones when we first got married.....or when erin was young. we would always spend the evening at my parents with all the other siblings, their spouses and children! at one point we had upwards of 25 people in their home! food.....voices rising to be heard.....mom getting ticked off because someone is late......her standing at the door, handing out paper plates as the late ones arrived! some wild and wacky memories......just wish i had more photos of those times!

christmas morning was fun.......i had asked santa for 2 things....an iphone and a flip video! well....santa became a little befuddled with the iphone and setting up a new service.......so after a couple of hours of cajoling (that morning!) he finally printed off a photo of an iphone and gave that to me stating i could pick one out the next day...(actually saturday since he had to work at his real job.....then play at the barn that evening!) so......a new iphone lives at my home! and my flip video is sooooo damn much fun! course the only videos i have been able to get are of the puppies.....miss lucy loves to entertain for us! erin just won't participate any longer.....rex did get a little snippet of erin, mike (the son-in-law) and me playing smarty pants on mike's wii!!! that was so damn much fun.....course my shoulder hurt afterwards from pulling too hard at tug-o-war!!! i also got some wonderful perfume....trish mcelvoy #9.....smells divine!

the extra bargains that we purchased on christmas eve turned out to be the same thing for each other!!! i purchased a pair of ugg slippers for rex and he bought me some ugg slides! they are soooooo damn warm and comfy!! too bad those weren't on sale!

i also found a fun little pink tree.....wanted to add it to the tree forest.....however mr. butt wasn't too cooperative in that arena.....so the little pink tree sat alone.......until i added the children's' gifts under it......then it looked beautiful.!!!




i almost forgot about the excitement.....the small oven fire!!!! erin loves sweet potatoes smothered with melted marshmallows.......needless to say her dad (and I ) try to accommodate her.....sooooooo slide in the dish with the added mallows.....and wait for the chaos to ensue! it only took a couple of minutes to notice that they had spilled over onto the bottom of the oven.....then the BLACK smoke started to billow out.....i grabbed the fire extinguisher while rex started pulling out burning marshmallows.......what a disaster!!! the fire alarms started going off......mike tried to disconnect one.......then discovered they are electric.....so fanning with new jeans (first item to grab) began vigorously!...soon the smoke had dissipated and dinner began! oh what fun it is to .........cook......burn.......ride!!!!!

comet or lucy is scratching at the door.......she is just like a 3 yr old.......in & out....in & out.....IN & OUT........and she whines........it's the highest pitch whine EVER!!!!!

enjoy some photos from the holiday......and Happy NEXT Year!!!

i DO love my life!!!