Monday, December 29, 2008

Little white shoes..

Shopping in our second hand store, my mom pulled a pair of classic white, high top baby shoes out of a drawer. They were marked seventy five cents. They are adorable. They have little laces and oh they are just so cute and they looked brand new. My mom kept them in her hand and started looking over at the toy section.

At the same time, in the same store, Carole was grabbing these adorable baby dresses that were 10 cents each. She also found other baby clothing all 10 cents and al in excellent condition.

It was funny how many baby things we were finding for great prices. A few weeks ago we found a Boppy for a dollar and a quarter and my mom found a whole crib bedding set for four dollars and it was brand new.....

Three weeks ago Sunday...

"Girls!" Carole and I tossing and turning in bed I looked over at my clock. "Seven O clock!" I hear Carole's groans a mile away. "It's Sunday." She growled. "I know..." I snared "We have another hour of sleep before we need to get ready for church." "GIRLS!" We both knew we don't argue with that tone of voice. We both jumped out of our beds and ran downstairs.

My eyes were still trying to adjust to the cruel lamp light that was shining in my parents room. I rubbed my eyes profusely while I heard Carole's gasp. I looked up and forced my eyes to focus on the object my mom was holding, taking in the fact that my father was taking pictures of us and we had no MAKE UP on. My mom cleared her throat, a little emotion coming into her voice. "We are having Chinese food tonight!" We both cheered! "Here's the menu, order what you want!" "Thanks mom and dad!" We both chorused and skipped back into bed.

LOL do you believe me? Alright I'll go back to the story. "We are having a baby!" "I knew it!" I shouted while I still rubbed my eyes. Even though I knew it, I tried desperately to tamp down the shock that was threatening to show itself on my face. Carole giggled like a school girl. Mom proceeded to tell us that Aaron found out about an hour before we did while I began to announce we needed to buy everything and anything that has a slight resemblence to Winnie The Pooh. (The nursery's theme.)

So, my bloggie peeps I have been wanting to share this news with all of you for a while now. My mom is indeed going to make me a big sister again! It was totally a shock but we are still very happy and thankful to God for this blessing!

So that's why we are buying all of this baby stuff, because we are going to have a baby in the house again after seventeen years!!!!!!

Pictures will soon be coming sometime in August!!!

Friday, December 26, 2008


Mimi holding her great granddaughter Alyvia.

Mimi you once held me in your arms.
You once kissed my bleeding knee
Took a splinter out of my hand more times than I can even count
We watched dolls on the home shopping network every Friday night.
And now my sweet Mimi I am all grown up
But the love we have for each other will only grow as the time goes by.
And I still get all giddy when I get to sleep over "Mimi's house!"

I love you Mimi!! Happy Birthday!! You are the best Grandmother a granddaughter could ever have!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


You Laugh when I laugh...

When I cry there are always tears in your eyes as well...

Your smile is contagious...

You have a knack of making me laugh when I shouldn't...

When we disagree we always make up...

So my sister I wanted to wish you an early happy birthday...

Christmas Carole I hope you have a wonderful 19th birthday tomorrow!

I LOVE you more than you will ever know!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Winter Wonder Land.

Yes, the snow is falling. In massive amounts!! We have had quite a few things cancelled this past weekend because the snow does not want to stop. So yes, that is why I am blogging on a Sunday morning. Both morning and evening church services have been cancelled. Our yearly Christmas concert at our church was also cancelled. It was quite a disappointment but at least we were safe at home instead of traveling in the blizzard.

Of course I wasn't all too thrilled that the gazillion chicken salad sandwiches I had made for the concert would have to be eaten by every member of my family, including me! Have I mentioned lately how much I love chicken??? Yuck!

This morning Carole had had just about enough of our lack of Christmas spirit! ((Smile)) Yes indeedy, we still had no tree! I don't know about this year... I think Christmas came too soon or something. So, Carole bundled up along with Aaron and my dad and they went tromping out on this cold snowy morning, into our yard and chopped down a Christmas tree! I am not even kidding! LOL It looks quite nice laying down in the middle of the living room drying off! :)

Well, my Christmas shopping is almost done. We were in town all day yesterday. I was very happy when I found the perfect birthday/Christmas gift for Carole. Very happy indeed!

I am just about on my Christmas break. If the snow has stopped I will be going ice skating with the school tomorrow! HUH! LOL...more like standing on the side lines with my camera is more like it! Yes my bloggie people, I have never gone ice skating in my life! But, my students are going so I am sure I will be needed.

Then on Tuesday we will be having our Christmas party. And then....I will be officially on break!! In about two weeks we will be heading down to spend a late Christmas and New Years with our family. I always look forward to that time of year.

Before I end this snowy post I needed to share a "classroom moment." with my bloggie friends...

Me: "So what do you think the wise men saw in the sky?"
Every one of my students: "Abraham!"

Scratching my head.... "I think we might have missed something!"

I know I have been doing terrible at blogging, and lately I have seriously thought about taking a break so you would at least know not to keep on checking for a new post for a while. But I just can't do it yet! I can almost guarantee you will see me back on my blog before Christmas so keep on checking!

But, just in case, I want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas!!! And please don't forget the real reason for this season!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Something to Laugh at....

This morning when I was getting ready for work my father had the radio on...

The announcer had been talking about the ice storm and black out from this past week end and how many people STILL have nothing!!

So he mentioned about pipes freezing in your house and said...

"One way to defrost those pipes is to take a blow dryer to it."

My question...."How can you do that when you have no ELECTRICITY??"

Sunday, December 14, 2008

When you don't have it.

I am going to ask you a question. But before I ask you, let me warn you, it's out there, really out there. You may ask after you see my question, "Ginger have you lost it?" I will not answer you (smile) until you answer me.

"About ten o' clock last night, how cold were you?"

Now, I will answer your question "I haven't lost it." However, at two o' clock Friday morning we had lost our electricity,heat,phone and water in our home because of the 2008 ice storm. So, that's why I haven't even been able to pop on blogger and write an "I am so busy" post. For there was no way or means to write it.

So, I decided I could and would, write my story now. At four thirty this morning, I woke up to the sound of my parent's voices and an odd sound that was very unfamiliar to my ears. I listened while one eye tried to peek out of my covers. My arm was still wrapped securely around Carole's waist as my brain finally registered. I heard....

HEAT!! YES, OH YES!!! My ears were not deceiving me. I finally got both of my eyes opened and saw my mom's lamp on. Oh, what a sight to see! ELECTRICITY!!!!

You know, I think I am getting way a head of myself. Lets rewind, shall we?

Friday morning... Tossing, turning....shivering.....Shivering?? I thought, why am I cold? I groped for my covers but only found my sheet. Where's the rest of my comforters? I thought. My eyes were now fully opened and I realized my blankets had all fallen on the ground. I leaned over and grabbed my comforters and wondered what time it was. I looked at my clock. NOTHING! Blank....empty, there were no bright red numbers telling me I slept in on this snow day. Nothing! This isn't good, I thought. Plus I thought, my lips were turning blue because of how cold I felt. I peeked into Carole's room. And...........what I saw scared me to death! I was scared, I was frightened, I was downright thinking I need to run down stairs to use the facility before I lost it!

I looked a little closer thinking...."Where is she?" "It finally happened. She disappeared in this frightening, scary room that needs to be cleaned. (Lets not talk about my room, okay?) Then I saw the glob of comforters move. "Oh wow, she is alive." Phew.... I was relieved.

I tiptoed down stairs where my father shined a flashlight in my eye!! Now we are fast forwarding......a lot of, shivering, sleeping, cover with it's dinner time and still NOTHING is back on.

"What are we going to eat?" Someone asked. Note: We do have a gas stove so we were able to heat water and use the burners. Carole....suggested "How about our frozen dinners?" I answered sweetly, patiently downright annoyed. "Carole how are we going to eat a frozen dinner when we have no microwave??" Mom then let me know we didn't need a microwave....yup our first real attempt to pretend we are the Ingalls family.

So our frozen dinners went into the each frying pan....mmmmm quite a tasty dinner.

Round two of survival weekend. It's seven o clock at night what are we going to do....any guesses?? Aaron pumped the air mattress in my parents room and Carole and I grabbed all our blankets off of both of our beds. Aaron did the same and laid out the couch cushions on the other end of the room. My parents went into there bed and then....we listen to Adventures in Odysseys. For a few hours until we fell asleep.

Round three: Woke up before seven couldn't go back to sleep went into searched for gallons of water got more minutes for my phone charged my phone in the car....went home....

Washing hair time. "Oh, Laura......did you get the pails of water?" "Pa!Pa! Did you heat up the water yet??" Yes if anyone has guessed I am Mary. LOL and yes....well I just let the picture explain for it's self.

Did I mention it was cold?????

Back to the present we have heat, phone,water and yes Carole is at my side deeply wanting me to finish so we can watch a movie before we both have to go to bed (School tomorrow) So...there was my excuse for not blogging this weekend!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The winner is...

Before I announce the winner I need to let you all know I didn't rig this contest. I promise!!! I had my brother pick 5 numbers, I put them into my home made basket (made by a good friend) and....I picked number seven. Number


LOL....I promise you this is a fair contest. I guess Jodi is a great contest winner!!!!

Jodi your package will be sent sometime this week. Just to let you know I missed counted the first time and thought Morgan Denise (her sister) won!! ((Smile)) Sorry Morgan!!

Jodi is one of my dedicated readers. She does not have a blog. However, I get to know her through her sister's blog and she has the two most adorable children!!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Christmas Give Away!

I know, I know....I have been away from the blogsphere for ever!!! So.......what's better for an apology than to give away free stuff????? Am I getting back into your friendly graces again?? I thought so....

Can you believe Christmas is sooooo soon!!??!!! So, in honor of Christmas I am giving away a Christmas filled basket full of Christmas-y stuff !

So my bloggie people, you may enter as many times as you want. Please post it on your blogs tell everyone you know!!!:)The contest will end on December 10th at eight in the morning!

Merry Christmas!!! Enter....enter....enter...

Monday, December 1, 2008

December First???

How did that happen? Wasn't it just yesterday that I was telling all of you I would be away from home for the whole summer working at a daycare? Didn't I just press "publish" on the post about my first year of teaching? Where did those months go? It's now DECEMBER! Snow is in our yard, Thanksgiving is over, Christmas music is playing everywhere including my bedroom. How did this happen?

Tomorrow I will be changing my bulletin board at school, changing my pumpkins above the chalk board to snow flakes and thinking about Christmas-y crafts to do with my students. I have been so pumped about the Christmas season and being a teacher. But it happened so quickly!!

Thanksgiving was nice. Very small this year, only my aunt and cousin were here other than my family. We went black Friday shopping and woke up at 3:30 in the morning. Yes my bloggie peeps, you read that right! 3:30 in the morning!!! I wasn't all too thrilled about getting up that early to go shopping, but we did. And to tell you the truth, I did find some nice stuff!! I even bought my first two Christmas presents!

I want to type more, but I need to stop for now. Happy First of December!!!