Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Carole

I am on my laptop, so the pictures will have to wait until another time. But since my sister's birthday is tomorrow, on Christmas day, I might not have the chance to write a post on her actual birthday. So I needed to pay a tribute to my adorable little sister and I thought this would be a great time to do it.

What can I say? She is my sister, best friend and just a pure delight to have around. I love you my Carole (Moosie) lol....*Kiss* *Kiss*


Thursday, December 20, 2007

Snow Day!

*Sigh* Five days until Chrsitmas morning, where does the time go? Here I am sitting on my couch, watching the snow fall through the window in perfect order. The once large green pine tree in my front yard is now covered in white as sugar, snow.

Carole and Aaron are donning the large Christmas tree in all asortments of ornaments. Home made beaded candy canes all the way to Patriots Christmas balls. The colorful lights are bouncing off the apple ornaments and touching just the right spot in Carole's eyes to make them sparkle.

Christmas music is playing in the back round. Songs I have never heard of all the way to the traditional "I'll Be Home For Christmas."

This morning I got up to get ready for school. Right after I finished applying my foundation on my face, the phone rang. After I heard my dad hang up the phone, I lifted Thumper (my cat) who was destroying the totliet paper and rubbing my leg while purring all at the same time. I took a stroll down the stairs. "Cancelled?" I said with my husky morning voice while I patted Thumper's soft fur. Yup, my dad said while he made his way to the back door. I snuck a peek behind his shoulder and saw the snow falling onto the ground.

So here I am still enjoying my day off although, I missed being at the school. And as I write I am listening to a horriable rendition of "Mary Did You Know." Oh good, that's over! LOL

Well, I guess I should end for now.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

True Meaning...

One little baby so sweet and small came into this world to save us all.

Little fingers and little toes wiggled in a manger full of hay.

His mother, a virgin, a miracle I know, watched her baby with a smiling heart.

He grew up and one day that I can never repay, he died upon a tree to save you and me.

Three days later He arose, yes, that little baby, the same little baby who came into this world, rose again and said He will be coming back.

So during this Christmas season, don't get too wrapped up in all the Christmas fun without remembering that first Christmas.

Saturday, December 15, 2007


I am really sorry about how long it has taken me to update! The Christmas season is in full swing at my house. We went to the Christmas concert at our church last night.

They were so good!! They sang absolutely beautifully. When the choir started singing "Oh Holy Night" You could here sniffles all through out the church. It was really great.

I also enjoyed seeing some of the children from the school. It's just the greatest beyond greatest feeling when children come up to me and ask if I can go down stairs with them or if I like their dress. The pride that engulfs me when I see four of my students recite Bible verses in front of the church overwhelms my being.

Tonight, the sixth movie from the Love Comes Softly series "Love's Unfolding Dream" airs on the Hallmark channel. I think the first one was the best, but I enjoy all of them. So me and Carole are down stairs. (I am on my laptop) We are watching the fifth one right now "Love's Unending Legacy." The newest one will follow this one.

Alright, I will end for now. I hope all of you are having a wonderful Christmas season!

Monday, December 10, 2007

What A Day!

I have been meaning to write this story since it happened, Saturday night. But, I didn't have time then and was going to do it yesterday but Sundays are always busy. So I had to wait for today. Just in case you think I am horriable by the end of this post, I am just having fun with an expirence I went through. I am just being Silly! I think they call it poetic licence!lol

Where to begin....alright, I will start right after my mom and Aaron went to the front of the grocery store to get out of line and me and Carole were helping our dad unload the cart.

Butter, milk, eggs and other necessitates of life filled the conveyor belt. Trying desperately to grab the food from the cart without breaking my nail filled my thoughts as a small girl behind us tried to grab a magazine from a near by rack.

No, her father said loudly as the little girl whined. "Dad-dy, BUT I WANT A MAGAZINE!" Terrific, I thought. We are in front of a brat. The girl persisted. "Mag-a-zine" She chanted "Mag-a-zine." Wonderful, we have a five year old campaigning for a stupid magazine, in back of my head.

I glanced over at Carole who had on one of her "she'd better stop or I am going to fling this eight pound potato sack at her head faces" on. "Mommmmm-ey" No, she said as she continued to ignore her daughter, while reading her magazine with her husband. What a typical American family. Oh brother! "Mag-a-zine...Mag-a-zine!" Oh good, she's at it again. It gets better, don't worry. "I want to go to the car. I want to go to the car!" No, one of the parents said while their noses were still buried in their reading material.

"Why not...why not" Carole starts chanting under her breath. Since the cart was between us, I couldn't give her a sisterly knock in the ribs, so I tried to give her one of my best teacher looks. I am afraid it did not intimidate her.

Finally, all the food was on the belt and the cart was pushed to the front where the bag boy started putting the groceries in bags and then in the cart. I decided I needed Altoids. I happen to love Altoids and I was running low. But what I was not prepared for, was the different flavors. We had original, we had extra original, we had the holiday special kind of mint wrapped in chocolate and then we had a fruity kind "Mango."

That sounds good, I thought. So, I grabbed a can and proceeded to put it with all our other groceries where the cashier was checking everything out.

"Oh, you are going to love these!" I smiled politely. She then put her hand in her little vest pocket and started to pull something out. "Oh dear." My mind started wondering "She is going to pull out a gun and shoot me. I shouldv'e been more polite. Ummmm....Maybe I shoulv'e said "Oh really? Oh good, I am so happy. I have been standing in line for a half hour waiting for our turn so I wouldn't have to hear magazine girl anymore, and I was just hoping some one was going to tell me what Altoids were the ones I needed! Thank You, Thank you!" Instead of a gun she pulled out the same can I had just chosen and opened it... "Here, try one. They are so good."

Oh what? My mother's voice was coming through my thoughts now from years and years of prompting "Never take candy from strangers!" I looked into her eyes. They were pleading with me to take one. What should I do, be rude and say keep your Altoids? I reasoned that they weren't candy, per say but Altoids? So I took one. But the persistent cashier, scary Altoids lady was not budging. "Taste it, it's so good!"

So I thought... Well I might be meeting my Creator right now. So long, Carole, Dad, strange bag boy, whiny magazine girl. I am going home." So I popped the acid coated Altoid in my mouth and wondered how long it would take before it dissolved and killed me. Apparently, bag boy didn't want me to die alone. So, he started up a conversation with me.

"So, are you twelve or fourteen?" For my obituary? I thought. I looked him square in the eye. "Excuse me?" He stuttered just a little. "I was wondering are you twelve or fourteen?" I couldn't believe my ears. Here I am twenty years old and here he thought I was merely a teenager? Carole had the same look on her face. But I knew what she was thinking "You did it now. You should never have asked Ginger that. Of all the questions you could have asked, you asked if she was 14?" "I am twenty years old." I said with disgust. "He stuttered some more. "I am sorry about that. I am five years older." Strange, acid, Altoids lady said. "I am seven years older." Carole says.... "I am two years younger. What a small world after all." Bag boy looks into my eyes( frankly, he was giving me goose bumps) and said. "Well you are so very beautiful..." I said "Thank you." In my polite voice. Then he looked at Carole and said "As are you." "Thanks" She said with a slap of her tongue and a roll of her eyes. Oh dear!! He then decided to ask us about what we think about the primaries. When strange, acid, Altoids, murder lady asked me "Is it tangy yet?" "Is that what I should feel right before I collapse?" I wanted to ask.

Well finally, the groceries were paid for, the cart was full with bagged items and we started heading out. But, not before the strange bag boy could tell me yet again that I was so beautiful. Well, I am happy to report that strange, acid, Altoid lady did not poison me and I am still alive and kicking. LOL...

Friday, December 7, 2007


Oh, when I saw that sweet smile, as usual, my heart melted a tad. But as I looked at his hand.. what he had clutched in that small palm got my curiosity going. "Open it!" He said with a great big smile on that adorable face.

I looked at the hand made envelope dorned in stamped candy canes and Gingerbread men. I praised him at how creative he was. He told me to open it and warned me that the envelope was taped. Slowly, I opened it and found a wonderful piece of artwork and this...

Miss Ginger,
Thank God for the good and your good. Good teacher to you and your good.

If that isn't adorable, I don't know what is!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Tis The Season...

Yes, it's already time to start racking my brain for gifts for my beloved children at the school. So, my mom found this idea in an old magazine and showed it to me. What do you think? You just need a white piece of paper an outline of a snowman, ribbon and pipe cleaners and you get these adorable snowman ornaments! Just a million more to you want to help?? My mom is helping me a lot, though. She deserves "Best Mommy helper, award." LOL I crack myself up!!

Here is the finished product. Right now the bag is just filled with tissue paper. But when the day comes that I'll pass these adorable things out they will be filled with Christmas cookies. Hope you all enjoyed my little "Arts and Crafts" moment. Believe me when I say you will only find me doing arts and crafts when there are children

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

I have been tagged!!

Here are the rules:*Link to the person that tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.*Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself.*Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.*Let each person know that they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Jessica tagged me a few days ago and I thought this would be a good time to do it. The only thing is I have done this tag before. So instead of me thinking about another 7 random things about myself, I thought I would give you seven random things about how we (my family) celabrate Christmas.

1. Every year on the day after Thanksgiving we are one of many families who shop on black Friday. This year me and Carole went with our older sister Leslie and our brother in law Joe at six in the morning to do some shopping!!

2. On Christmas Eve my dad reads the real Christmas story about God sending His son Jesus down to this earth, being born in a stable and laying in a manger to one day die on the cross to save us from our sins. Then he reads The Night Before Christmas.

3. Christmas Eve night when "us children" are sleeping my parents put stockings on our beds. (Just to clear the air we never believed in Santa. Our parents taught us it was a fun story that's it)

4. We decorate our home for Christmas on the first week of December (although this year we are running late) but we don't put up our tree until the last week before Christmas.

5. Every year a few weeks before Christmas, our church has a huge Christmas concert.

6. A few days after Christmas we make our annual trip to my Mimi's (Grandmothers) and have Christmas down there. We also make our rounds to all our other family members and friends houses in the same weekend.

7.We are a Christmas cookie making type of family. All Christmas season our oven is always filled with Christmas cookies.

I enjoyed doing this and even if I don't tag you feel free to do it!

I tag...

Monday, December 3, 2007

Pictures Of My Day Home

Most of you know I am starting my own day home. It's a work in progress right now. In God's timing it will start. I thought you may all enjoy some pictures of it. This was when our dining room first started looking like a day care. When my day home is nice and clean for pictures. I will show you a more updated photo.:)

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Catching Up!

It's about time. I know. I am sorry I have let my blogging buddies wait so long before I logged on to my account and wrote an exciting post! If it's any consolation, I have thought about my little corner on the web a whole lot and have been planning to grace you all will my presence every day, but, just haven't had the time to do it.

Isn't it great that Christmas is now in the air? December second. I can't believe it's this time of year again, already!! I haven't even begun my Christmas shopping. Yes, I am a big procrastinator!!

Do you all want to hear something??? Oh, okay, then I guess I won't tell you....I am just kidding...okay here's my news. This past Friday when I walked up the stairs to the elementary floor, the secretary and a high school teacher both looked at me and said "So, you are going to be a teacher today?" I looked at them and said "Not today." They laughed and said "That's what you think!" (I really thought they were kidding!) They weren't. The third and fourth grade teacher was out sick. So...yup I was the teacher!! lol...It went well. I was a little hesitant when it came to it's been a while. But it went okay...Mrs.H, can you imagine me doing third and fourth grade math???LOL

Well, I need to give a special shout out to Jessica...LOL I am so sorry I haven't posted my day home pictures yet. I have been meaning to. I will get those posted soon!! Thank you so much for tagging me I will be doing that soon.

Okie dokie, it's time for me to sign off for now.