Thursday, December 24, 2009

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas
and may the New Year be good to you
all.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Many Faces of a Snowman

There are so many different types of snowmen and over the years I have collected a few. Out of all the Christmas decorations snowmen are my favorite. Each year as we get out the bins full of decorations, I look forward to seeing all the snowmen; they are all so cute and always bring a smile to my face. The one above is a nesting/stacking box that I received presents in one year and I decided it was too cute so I use it for a decoration by the front door. This snowman and snowlady play music and dance ~ they are adorable.
This little guy has the happiest face. He is all ready for a cold winter's day in his sweater, scarf and hat.

These two are happy and sit on a shelf in my kitchen. The one on the left is an oil burner and the other is a tea light holder.


Then there is my tall wooden snowman that I really like with three other ceramic snowmen. They are hanging out together only for the photo.

This little guy is a golfing snowman and a stocking hanger. When I found this cute guy in a store it was pefect for my son who at the time was 4 years old and golfing. He has been golfing since he was 3 and is now 13. And his stocking still gets hung on the mantel with this golfing snowman.Then there are the snowman tree ornaments. So cute, I must have more somewhere but I only put half the ornaments on the tree this year.
This is a mug set I received as a present from one of my sons elementary school teachers a few years back for helping her in the classroom. It is very cute and she had filled it with various packets of hot cocoa mix. So nice!


These two guys are cute. One has boots on and the other is wearing ice skates! Can you just imagine these two walking and skating around?

A few others that normally reside somewhere in the house. This year they will all be sitting on a couch in my living room with their friends the reindeer, santa and Christmas bears.

And finally a roly poly snowman and a snowman musical box. These were both given to me as presents. The musical box was given to me by a neighbor.


I hope you have enjoyed looking at the many faces of my snowmen.









Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Thanksgiving has come and gone and so are the leftovers (thank goodness!) and here we are two days into December. There seems to be so many things going on in December that the days just fly by and Christmas morning is here before you can blink an eye. Our tree is up yet not fully decorated, the house is decorated but still some to do, got a start on my Christmas cards and actually sent some out but of course there is more to write, shopping was started but not yet finished. Everything seems to be half done yet every year it all comes together some way some how. How will you spend your days following up to Christmas morning?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

HAPPY THANKSGIVING



Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. So many things to be thankful for.


ENJOY!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

It's in My Head


Well, I've been hit with this terrible cold ~ Headache, chills, head feeling like it is going to pop off due to congestion in the sinuses. I tried so hard not to get this and still.....hit like a tons of bricks. I wash my hands a hundred times a day, use my hand sanitizer after I have been out in a store and kept my house wiped down and aired out yet somehow I still managed to catch this bug. Don't have time to be sick yet here I have lost two days already. Trying to prepare for a Thanksgiving dinner when filling nauseated is not so fun. Hope you all are staying healthy!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Wondering.....what this could be?

On our road trip to Texas we saw alot of these. Mostly in Texas and some in New Mexico. This was a small one but there were some that were huge and had writing on them like the name of the city or town. Curious as to what they are or if they serve a purpose? Do any of you know?

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween Party is Over


Days of preparation and the parties over. Our Halloween party was a hit and everyone had a smashing good time. We had fun games, fun prizes and lots of food and goodies.




Time to take down the Halloween and get on to the next Holiday ~ Thanksgiving. Have a great week!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Taking a Moment ~ Halloween

Taking a moment before I get started on everything I need to finish before the big Halloween bash Friday night. There's cookies to be made, table cloths to be ironed, tables to be decorated, goodie bags to be filled, food to prepare and all those last minute details. So......before I get started I decided to take a moment and relax with a Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha & a zucchini muffin.
Hope you all have a safe and fun Halloween weekend.


Monday, October 26, 2009

A Night in Luxury & Heading Home

Heading towards Las Cruces, New Mexico to visit my niece but we have two stops before we get there. My husband saw this Luxury Resort and Casino in a New Mexico travel magazine and decided we should stop there for the night. It is just outside Ruidoso, New Mexico ~ "The Inn of the Mountain Gods." He decided to get the Suite; my son was excited about that - I think we all were after the place we stayed in near the Caverns. Luxury......wish we had arrive here a few hours earlier. It was late afternoon and we were hungry so we hit the buffet ~ I can't say the buffet was anything to write home about but the rest of the hotel was nice. There was a small game room where my son quickly found a friend to hang with, the casino was fun ~ did not win my fortune and the jacuzzi bath tub which we all took turns taking a bath in was heaven. The view from the hotel lobby was gorgeous and from our balcony's in our room. My husband wishing he had brought his golf clubs!
Our next stop was White Sands, New Mexico (New Mexico sure is big!). This was awesome and if you ever are in this area take the time to at least drive through. At first I was not too impressed but as we got further down the road what a sight. Nothing but pure white sand ~ beautiful. You can stop along the road and get out, you can even slide down the hills on those round sled things (can not remember the name of them), you can stop and have a picnic lunch. It was warm and the sun beaming off the pure white sand was almost blinding.
My son running to the top of the sand mountain. Made it to the top! The drive today seemed very long. Each day my husband drove quite a few miles/hours. We finally get near the exit to my nieces and we have a delay ~ They are filming a movie so the traffic gets rerouted - took us an extra hour to get to her house. We planned on only stopping by for an hour or so (we will see them at Christmas). We had a nice visit, son got to see one of his 2nd cousins that he has not seen since last Christmas. Then it was back on the road. We were suppose to stop in Arizona but decided to drive the entire way home. Talk about a LONG drive. I took over the wheel for about an hour or so.

Have any of you been to see "The Thing?? We stopped to see it a few years ago and on the way home we stopped there to get gas but it was evening and The Thing was sleeping so we could not go see it.

We arrived home early morning, tired as can be. We had a great time and alot of fun along the way. It was good to be home!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Aliens in Roswell


After we left Carlsbad we continued our adventure towards Roswell, New Mexico. You all know what that place is about don't you? My husband and son were so looking forward to going here. We went to the UFO Museum to look at what they have. This town seems very small, I did not see a hotel in sight; yet people say in July they have a huge Alien Convention and thousands of people attend from all over the world.. it made me wonder......where do they stay, what do they do, where in the world do they congregate? I guess it is a mystery just like the Roswell incident. I don't think this place was exactly what we imagined, but nevertheless insteresting.A cute little trailer I snapped a picture of, it was parked across the street from the museum.After an hour or two we were back on the road. We were driving along and all of a sudden my dear husband pulls off the road and stopped at this place.
Seeing all these green statues kinda freeked me out but they were so cute and I wanted to take one home with me. After looking at them close up and realizing I did not need a $100.00 Bright green statue sitting in my yard I decided to leave the green people here. This store had a little bit of everything antiques, vintage and lots of stuff for the yard.

Our Road Trip Continues


Left Tenaha early Sunday morning and headed toward Dallas. Here we will visit the Book Depository museum and the place where JFK was shot. They have the road marked with 2 X's to show where the car was when JFK was shot.




It took us maybe a little over an hour to go through the museum and then we headed towards New Mexico. We arrived in the town before you go towards the Caverns and we got a hotel room and then we headed towards the caverns so we could watch the bats fly. This is a sight to see! This was not our first trip to Carlsbad Caverns but it was only our second time seeing the bats fly out of the cave. Unfortunately you are not allowed to take any type of photos. If you have never seen this it is well worth the wait. This night they flew about 6:15pm - Thousands of tiny bats flying out of the cave opening heading out towards New Mexico to eat.

While we were walking back to the truck after seeing the bats we saw this little guy. It was dusk now and we saw several running around this guy was munching on something and could careless that we were taking photos of him.


The next morning we went back to Carlsbad to go down into the cavern. This is incredible to see as well. These pictures don't do it justice. It is alot of walking and a bit chilly down in the cave but so worth it.