November 16, 2008



We had a good weekend! Friday we saw Madagascar 2(great movie) with my cousins Sarah, Kristin & Laurel and their kids. It was to celebrate Kristin's daughter Janelle's 7th Birthday! Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!!

Saturday started with the Scout for Food Bag delivery, Dave took Matthew and his friend Josh around neighborhoods to drop off the empty bags at peoples houses. It was pretty cold, but the boys seemed to have fun.
Next week is pick-up... .
Our last soccer game was canceled on Saturday from too much rain, but we had our pizza celebration anyway. It was fun and the boys really seemed to have a good time. We had soccer ball cookies for the boys and a few other treats. Saturday night, the boys spent the night with their friend Antonio and his mom Cathie. YEP, they made it ALL night at their 2nd official sleepover :) THANK YOU SO MUCH Cathie! Dave & I had TWO 30th birthday parties to go to, it worked out well, because both parties were in the same area of town. So we went to the 1st one for a couple of hours, which was Dave's step-sister Kim's and then headed to our friend Liz's. Happy 30th Birthday to two awesome woman!!!! We love you guys :)

Today was my Sunday to teach Sunday school. I teach the 1st graders, and I love it! I am always touched and amazed about what I learn from them. They are a really special group of kids, that I am blessed to be able to work with.

After church, we went to lunch at The Elephant Bar, it was awesome! Then I went over to Harry & David to spend my new gift certificate(thanks soccer team). I bought all kinds of YUMMY treats :) Then to Trader Joe's, which I LOVE, to stock up on my favorites....
After that we checked out a few furniture stores, looking for our new kitchen table......still deciding.....

For dinner I made the boys new favorite, A meatloaf using this awesome seasoning mix and recipe. We had a great dinner and visit with Pa Pa & Penny(Dave's Dad & Step-mom).

Well I am TIRED! I hope everyone has a blessed week!
I have included a fun post below for the CHRISTmas season:
The Christmas edition of getting to know your friends....
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Always Paper for kids, sometimes bags for others...
2. Real tree or artificial? Artificial usually, but might be real this year, because we had to throw our artificial one way last month(it got wet in the basement)..
3. When do you put up the tree? The weekend after Thanksgiving
4. When do you take the tree down? New Years
5. Do you like eggnog? Yes, especially mine homemade
6. Favorite gift received as a child? Victoria my Madam Alexandria doll
7. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, it is my favorite Christmas thing!
8. Hardest person to buy for? ?
9. Easiest person to buy for? My boys
10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received ??
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? It's a wonderful life
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? All year, and the last month
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Probably
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? My Grandmas Jello salad and sugar cookies that I now make, and my Aunts fudge.
16. Clear lights or colored ? Clear on tree, colored outside
17. Favorite Christmas song? I have too many! Christmas Shoes, Away in a Manger, Silent Night, Joy to the world, Mary did you know?
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? All within 30 minutes
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? DASHER, DANCER,PRANCER, VIXEN,COMET,CUPID, DONNER, & BLITZEN & OF COURSE THE MOST FAMOUS OF ALL, RUDOLPH!
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Star
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? We get new p.j.'s to open on Christmas Eve the rest is Christmas AM
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Bad weather and the over commercialization of the holiday that is really about CHRISTmas....
23. Do you decorate your tree in any specific way? Different every year

You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.
Psalm 32:7-8


3 comments:

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

You always have the busiest weekends....I don't know how you do it!! Nick's last soccer game was cancelled too....we had horrible rain!!

I loved the Christmas list....very cute!!

Have a great week!

Lisa

PS>>>I just read you comment....Where do you live? Send me an email...my email address is attached to my profile!!

sara said...

What a wonderful tribute to Chrstimas. I agree, how can you use BAGS to wrap presents for KIDS? It isn't even right!! Lol!!

We can't wait to go & see Madagascar2. We usually wait for movies to hit the dollar theater! OUr whole family can go for $6.00!!!

Lucy said...

Seriously Jen, you are always so crazy busy but I'm not surprised. You have a ton of friends for a reason, people just love you!
I love your xmas list too. I got the Victoria doll and we do xmas pjs too! :) Would love your eggnog recipe. I was just craving some but was so disappointed to see that the stuff in the store has all that high fructose corn syrup in it. :(