Saturday, January 21, 2012


Warning photo loaded post ahead.
I haven't uploaded photos in awhile.
Perfect time to do a photo dump. I wanted to call it Friday Photo Dump but it is Saturday and it just didn't sound the same. ha

My sister's tree at Christmas. Her home was beautiful and she should have done a post on her blog. hint hint

 Girl Scout Christmas party gift exchange. The girls did a homemade gift and we played White Elephant . Lots of fun and creativity

Coco kept asking to open a gift so I let her open her "gag gift". Her job is dishes
and she was not impressed with her dish washing gift. ha ha

Somebody will learn not to play with the camera!!!

 Coco and I had a impromtu Girl Scout meeting at IHOP recently. I had eggs benedict and she had the strawberry pancakes and couldn't help herself with the whipped cream!!

 Today we attended a birthday party for our neighbor Joann. She was a young 77 today.

Pretty girl in purple

 Couldn't help myself. This Lady Liberty was on the street today with a sign for some income tax company.
Coco strives to get a job dressing up in costumes and waving at cars for Halloween Express so she loved this !!!

We were going through a box of photos tonight and I really want to know where this girl went because I want her back!!!!

Scott is on his way home with Chili's and I am in trouble because I forgot to call it in. When he got there he had to order and then wait for it!!!
So glad I have such a patient man! The Good Lord knew what I needed

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


I really have nothing to blog about. I have been working late everyday, going into the office on the weekends or bringing it home with me. Which leaves very little time for anything else.

Thank God I have the most amazing husband who picks up the slack and doesn't complain. He has taken over the dinner making and helping keep up the housework. I am hoping it is starting to level out so that I don't have to put in so many hours.

We are in the throes of Girl Scout Cookie sales, Thinking Day activities and this is the 100th year birthday of Girl Scouts. Lots of projects to plan and do. I have spent tonight researching the country of Denmark for Thinking Day. We will have a booth about Denmark for Thinking Day. Our service unit has joined with another city to have the event together. We will have 37 countries represented and expect to have an estimated 400 girls that evening. Each troop that signs up for a country has a booth with info on Girl Scouts from that country, a craft or food to hand out to all 400 girls plus a Girl Scout Swap to give. I have contacted a few bloggers I found from Denmark to help us get information. I found a recipe for a cookie that sounds really good called Pepper nuts that I hope to make a batch of this weekend to see if it will be cost effective to make 400 of. I will be having the girls do this the week before the event. I have also been trying to find 400 Lego pieces to make the SWAPS since Lego's originated from Denmark.
If you have any you want to get rid of I will gladly take them. If you have any information about Denmark please share!!

I did get to spend Saturday with my sister, Mom and Aunt. We met at my Aunt Donna's and I wish I had taken photos. She just bought a new home and it was my first time to see it. It was gorgeous. She made us a delicious lunch of chicken salad, fruit and Poppy seed dressing. The dressing was just as good as our local tea room. She even sent us home with some.... Love to drizzle it on the tropical mix canned fruit.

I am headed to bed to try to catch up on some rest. I was up and down all night last night, spent today exhausted and yawning .

Monday, January 2, 2012


Twenty twelve. I like the sound of that, it rolls off the tongue easily.
I am not one to make resolutions (because I don't keep them). I do love this time of year when I reflect on the past months and dream of the ones to come. We have been talking this weekend about where we would like to go on vacation this year. Plans I like to make, I think it is has something to do with the beginning anew. The cleaning up after Christmas when your house seems less cluttered and everything is in its place. I think that is some of what makes us want to set goals and make plans.

So that is what I have been doing the past few days. Lots of thoughts on what I want 2012 to look like for us. Here are a few plans I have. I am sure I will be adding and subtracting as the year comes and goes.

1. Simplify
2. Organize
3. Finish Coco's furniture (Look into painting in the colder months)
4. New blinds and curtains for living room and dining room
5. Eat healthier and exercise
6. Drink more water I should say DRINK WATER!!!
7. Become more involved in our church
8. Do a bible study or 2 this year (miss those Beth Moore studies)
9. Revive some friendships that have been put on the back burner
10. Date my husband more
11. Crochet scarves for everyone for Christmas (bought my first yarn today)
12. Live like no one else now so I can live like no one else later
13. Paint the house - long overdue
14. Buy new living room furniture
15. Learn something new

Those are my plans and goals so far! Do you have plans for 2012?