30 November 2008

Top three Countdown

My three least favorite Christmas songs:

#3-- I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
What an awful song!  The kid thinks his mom is kissing someone other than his dad.  Honestly!  I turn the radio off when that one comes on, because how am I supposed to explain it to my 4 & 6 year olds when they realize what it's saying?  Also, when I was a kid my cousin used to sing this song all the time in this voice that she thought sounded really good--forced vibrato, sliding into each note.  It really didn't sound that good.

#2-- Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
The grandma gets drunk, and Santa runs her over.  Santa!  Yes, let's have him run someone over--that's an awesome idea!  It's the hick Christmas song of all time.

#1-- Dominick, the Italian Christmas Donkey
I had never heard this song until I moved to New England.  But here, the Italian families love this song (and there are a lot of them)--they call in to the radio station and request it again and again and again...   It's translated into English, but I'm thinking that maybe Italy should've kept this one to itself.  Every time I hear it I shudder.  Literally.

29 November 2008

Little Girl Me

This is 6 year old me.


And this was one of my favorite books at that age.

Thanks to CW for the fun post idea.

27 November 2008

Sassy Apron Winter Swap

I had so much fun making this apron. I really, really love it. Definitely my favorite apron that I've made. My partner lives somewhere where it's warm during Christmas, so I didn't want to send something too winter-y. I also wanted something that was functional for the kitchen, but she could wear when hosting a holiday party too.

I thought it needed a little something extra, so I made this yo-yo to dress it up. I had never made a yo-yo before. So fun and easy!

I sent it off last Friday, so I'm hoping it arrives in the next few days because I'm eager to see if she likes it.


22 November 2008

I am Thankful

I've had a few emails asking me for the link to our Thanksgiving relish tray post from last year.  That little turkey is really one of the most fun parts of Thanksgiving for my kids.  They love it. 

I have so much to be thankful for:  good friends, a supportive husband, darling children, warm coats and gloves, plenty of food, Craig's job, the gospel of Jesus Christ....

Those are just a few to get me started.

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

17 November 2008

Blog Safety

My friend Queen posted this today.  I completely agree with her.  Blog safety is something that has concerned me for a while.  Until now I've just kind of let it go....but, now I'm asking you all to please not use my first or last name in the comments.  And, if you link to me on your blog can you make sure you're not using my first or last name?  Thank you for your cooperation.

I'm also considering code names for the kids....what do you think?

07 November 2008

You never know what you're going to find

When I lived in Provo I was in a Primary presidency.  One Saturday we, the presidency, undertook the task of cleaning out the Primary closet, which I'm pretty sure hadn't been cleaned since 1968.  Because in the closet we found  certificates for Primary Olympics participants from 1968.  Serio.  

I'm starting to think this isn't uncommon.

Last week Craig was at the church picking up the new sewing machine that belongs to the ward (I wanted to have it ready for our Craft Super Saturday).  I asked him to also grab the old sewing machine from the Relief Society closet while he was there.  I meant this one:




But he came home with this one:
Which I didn't even know was in there.  Because I've only had time to go through two of the three closets.

05 November 2008

Daylight Saving Time

I don't like the end of Daylight Saving Time.  It makes my kids get up earlier.  It's dark before 5 pm.  It has to be stressful on our bodies.  Nap time is pushed forward, and the kids are exhausted by bedtime.

I say we should either do away with it, or DST should be during the winter.  Imagine if we had just moved our clocks forward!  We would've had plenty of daylight time during the summer when it's light later, and now we'd be enjoying a 6pm sunset.

It doesn't help that I'm on the eastern edge of a time zone.  Maybe I should move to Arizona

03 November 2008

Look alikes?

Yesterday at church a man says to Craig, "Do you know the Stars Wars movies?"

"Yes," answers Craig.

"You know at the end of Return of the Jedi when Darth Vader takes off his helmet?  You remind me of him."




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