Friday, December 23, 2011

Last night my daughter and I made our first gingerbread house, ok so it was a kit and was not done homemade but for $9.99, it saved me much stress of baking it just right !  I actually can not believe it didn't collapse on us !  Tomorrow is going to be a LONG day, we have a Ravens game during the day and we tailgate every game then we go straight to my mother-in-laws for our annual Christmas eve party.  We will be on the go from 8am til 11 or so tomorrow night only to come home and do our santa thing but then we get to pretty much do nothing on Christmas day.  We will have a big breakfast open gifts then just relax for the rest of the day, sounds good to me after all the running we have been doing the past couple weeks !

Thursday, December 22, 2011

In memory...

me and my grandmother around 1974

Sheila Miller

Well I missed yesterday, but today I have two pictures to share.  Eleven years ago today I lost the most amazing woman I have ever known, my mommom.  I was very close to her growing up, in fact for a short while when I was young we actually lived with her.  So many of my childhood memories involve her, she was the backbone of our family, the one that kept us all together through all the family drama and sadly when she passed so did a lot of our connections to each other.  I remember Sunday dinners at her house and she always would make cucumber salad because she knew it was my favorite and every year she would bake for everyone and we would each get a box of her homemade fudge which was incredible !  This amazing women raised 4 crazy boys, some of her grandchildren and also one great-grandchild and always seemed to have it together, she was so soft spoken so when she raised her voice you knew she meant business.  And would take in any stray animal that didn't have a home, she definitely loved her animals.  Not a day goes by that I don't think of her and my main ambition in life is just to be half the woman she was.  Love you mom mom from your Dena Lynn.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas spirit...

Trying desperately to find my Christmas spirit, so from today until Christmas my radio station will be parked on the all Christmas music station.  How can you not get into the holiday spirit listening to Gene Autry, right?  Tomorrow I have to make a trip to Walmart, which is sure to strip any spirit I have brewing.. that store is pure evil, every time I walk in that store I loose years off my life. Heaven help me! toodles xoxoxo

Monday, December 19, 2011

Oh Christmas tree...

This is our Baltimore Ravens Christmas tree (after Sunday's loss the family is lucky it is still standing though!).  I love taking pictures of our tree every year ! Didn't get out shopping today, I have no idea what I am waiting for, so I guess I will be out last minute shopping with all the crazy people later this week. My daughter and I still have to make our gingerbread house also, I will post pictures of that adventure for sure ! And our elf still has no name as of yet, suggestions??? toodles !

My first post !

Just a picture of our elf ( which we have not named yet, I will put that on my list) I have to confess, I just bought him, my kids are all teenagers but I felt I was missing out on all the "elf" fun.  So he really is just for my entertainment and photo ops ! I am thinking he might not get packed away after Christmas, maybe he will just travel around with me all year and just get his picture taken everywhere I go, hmmm?