Project of the Week

Does this count?

Happy Easter!

p.s. Last week’s garden post was technically my project of the week, since I did have to plant many new seeds. I should’ve specified that :)

Easter Accessories

When I think of Easter, I think about frilly dresses, white patent Mary Jane shoes, white socks with lace trim, and a big, floppy sunhat. It would look quite silly to wear those as an adult, so instead I could wear these:

(Forever 21)

1. Sunglasses

2. Organza Pearls

3. Song Bird Pendant Necklace II

4. Lush Floral Dress

5. Love & Beauty green nail polish

6. Fingerless Lace Gloves

7. Scalloped Flats in yellow

And yes, this would all be worn together as one beautiful, eclectic outfit for church on Easter Sunday.

And we’re off… the sequel

We are heading up to Pinetop for a week with my fam.  We are glad to be escaping the heat wave!!!  Don’t worry, we will be in civilized territory complete with internet and a laptop.  Our phones probably won’t work because we have Sprint and they don’t seem to care to make sure there is coverage in the white mountains, but call us anyway and leave a message.  We’ll be able to return phone calls via my brother’s phone that uses Verizon (smart boy).  Or send us an email (that is Phil’s preferred method anyway).

The kitties are doing great!  We are sad to leave them again, but they have each other and our friend, Jen, who is house sitting for us this time.

As for our WoW friends,  don’t worry! we’ll be online and playing probably late at night as usual :)

Happy 2007!

It always amazes me when a new year starts. I think, “how could it be the new year already?” However, leading up to it, I am impatient for it to arrive…mostly because I’m anxious for my winter break.

Anyway, I had a wonderful Christmas! We spent Christmas Eve with the Cains. Here are a few pics from that.

Our Nephew opening presents – he was quite good at it

Phil opening his favorite candy – Ferroro Rochers

After Christmas Eve with the Cains, we headed up to Matt and Serene’s house for Christmas with the Harrisons. It was fun to do it this year at their new, big house. Christmas morning was a blast with little Belle and her craziness. Our new niece, Kierra Noelle, or Pumpkin Doodle as Belle named her, is adorable and precious! She is so tiny and she just slept the whole time. Anyone could hold her and she would just sleep on, waking only when she was hungry. Here are more pictures:

Big sister Belle and little sister Kierra

Tim and Meghann

There are many more photos on my flickr site –

Happy New Year!

25 Christmas Favorites

1. Eggnog or Hot Chocolate? definitely hot cocoa2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? wraps them

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? Colorful!

4. Do you hang mistletoe? no, but that would be fun…

5. When do you put your decorations up? This year was a late start – very sad

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? ham7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? I loved how we were always allowed to open our stockings as soon as we got up

8. When or how did you learn the truth about Santa? I don’t remember

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? This year we will open
presents with Phil’s family on Christmas eve. So it depends on the year
10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? colored lights,
all of my ornaments that were given to me each year growing up, Phil’s
ornaments and other misc. ones11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? I couldn’t say

12. Can you ice skate? I’m a little wobbly

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? I always loved the
outfits Aunt Tami gave me. And the huge down feather bed my parents
gave me one year14. What’s the most important thing about the Holidays for you? Spending time with loved ones.
15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? Shortbread cookies made by moi with homemade hot cocoa16. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY TRADITION? Decorate the tree
17. WHAT TOPS YOUR TREE? A star with a picture of Phil and me in it18. Which do you prefer giving or Receiving? Both!
19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? Walking in a Winter Wonderland20. CANDY CANES!! YUCK OR YUM?? Yum! I love peppermint stuff…especially the peppermint hot cocoa at Starbucks

21. Gift Cards- thoughtless gift or convenient gift? I have no qualms with gift cards.

22. Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman or Charlie Brown? Charlie Brown

23. How many Christmas Cards do you send out? so far – 0. There may be hope for some this weekend.24. When do you start your Christmas shopping? December
25. Favorite Christmas Movie? The (original) Grinch – but only when I can watch it with Phil

Happy Thanksgiving!

What a great day. It’s the only day out of the year where I actually don’t mind getting stuffed. I hate that feeling any other time.

We’re in Tucson this year. My contribution to dinner at Grandma’s was sweet potatoes and cranberries. I made cranberries from scratch for the first time, and I have to say that is how I will do it from now on. They were delicious! And it was super easy – just boil sugar water and throw the cranberries in for 10 minutes. And the sweet potatoes- wow! I found a killer recipe – normal ingredients (cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, marshmallows, butter) but add in cream cheese and crushed Post’s Cranberry Almond Crunch cereal and you have some pizzazz!

After the meal we watched “Cars”. It was my third time seeing it, but Mater still cracks me up :)

We’re home now, and I think I’m in a re-arranging mood. I need to tackle the office.

A huge answer to prayer: I have been so fatigued and just non-motivated to do ANYTHING for the last two months. Well, my blood work showed I my B-12 level (a vitamin) was really low. So I got a shot of B-12, and the next day I felt like a different person. I woke up before my alarm, I felt refreshed for the first time in a long time, I was happy to go to work, I was happy and energetic all day, I was motivated to do things around the house. WOW!! That stuff worked fast. Today was the same story – I woke up early feeling refreshed. I go in every two weeks for a while to get a shot. Who knew that one little vitamin deficiency could affect me so much?! I still don’t know why I am low, but it’s being worked on. We weren’t even positive that was the source of my fatigue, but now I think it is. So praise the Lord :) I’m back to my old self.