Thursday, December 22, 2011

GP Caroling

The other day I get a text from my friend who is a worship leader at our church. She asked if I'd like to go caroling with her at a residential treatment center for adults with disabilities. I told her I'd love to and packed up the kids and off we went. We had a bigger turn out of caroler's than expected which is good b/c the entire room was packed with residents... it was a wonderful time. It was heartwarming to see these people's faces when we sang to them. This is what Christmas is about. We were blessed by being a blessing :)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Fun!

  1. Egg nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot chocolate.  Blah to Egg Nog.
  2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree? Wraps
  3. Colored lights or tree/house or white?  White Lights
  4. Do you hang mistletoe? Nope.
  5. When do you put your decorations up? Usually by the first weekend in December, but we got a new tree this year from the Jubilee so we put it up the weekend of Thanksgiving.
  6. What is your favorite holiday dish?  I love green bean casserole, but we are doing Christmas Breakfast this  year so I am not thinking that will work.
  7. Favorite holiday memory as a child?  Christmas eve with my grandparents
  8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I am not sure... but we are believers in Santa, no matter how old we are or what we know.
  9. Do you open a gift on Christmas eve?  Nope
  10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?  Ours is all fancy with little owls
  11. Snow! Love it or dread it?  Hate it unless it comes on Christmas eve and leaves at the end of Christmas day
  12. Can you ice skate?  Not gracefully.
  13. Do you remember your favorite gift?  Probably the doll house my Poppie made me.
  14. What's the most important thing about the holidays for you?  Remembering the reason for the season... doing church activities and being with family
  15. What is your favorite Holiday dessert? Cookies!
  16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Handing out treats to people working on Christmas eve, at the hospital, gas station, police station, etc.
  17. What tops your tree?  a wooden star
  18. Do you prefer giving or receiving?  I like giving... getting is nice, but I love to see my gift bless someone else.
  19. Candy canes: Yuck or yum?  normal plain ones are good... but these fancy ones, not so much
  20. Favorite Christmas show? Not big into Christmas shows
  21. Saddest Christmas song?  Not big into Christmas music
  22. What is your favorite Christmas song?  Not big into Christmas music
Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday Confessions 12/16/11

I confess... that I took Wednesday off work and got my shopping done. I got my nails done, got a pedicure, went to lunch with my hubby and his awesome mama. I got all my wrapping done too!

I confess... Wednesday night I went to my son's first Royal Rangers Merit Badge Ceremony. I am so stinking proud of him!! He earned 4/5 possible badges, only missing the other b/c we werent there due to my surgery. It is so cool to see him growing into this little man of God.

I confess... speaking of being a man of God, last night Drew and I were driving and we saw an ambulance and he says "I sure hope someone's ok"... and next thing I know, he folds his hands and says "Dear God, please take care of whoever needs that ambulance. Amen".

I confess... My daughter has had an amazing basketball season. She has come such a long ways since her first game. I am very proud of her accomplishments. She is going to try out for the team at the Jr High team next year, but we had a "Come to Jesus" meeting last night regarding her grades and how they wouldnt let her on the team with her math scores the way they are... hopefully that opens her eyes!

I confess... I am looking forward to a weekend with my hubby. We may be getting a new tattoo :)

Friday, December 9, 2011

I'm Going To Confess Anyways...

I just don't have anywhere to link up to right now :)

I Confess... that in all my years of working in a call center and/or office, I have dreaded the thought of burning popcorn in the microwave. It's been a fear of mine. I am so concious of it that I leave a lot of unpopped kernals in the bag. Until yesterday. Yesterday I got distracted by someone and although my popcorn wasnt black and didnt catch on fire, it was a little more well done than I would have cared for and it still smelled a bit.

I Confess... I have had the LONGEST week ever. I am not sure what the deal is. I am just glad today is Friday.

I Confess... I have bought a lot of Christmas presents that are shoved into hiding spaces, but I dont fully remember what all I've gotten. I have Wednesday off to pull it all out, start wrapping, and finish up shopping.

I Confess... I love my job. I have an awesome employer. I am so blessed.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Gone with the Wind

Nothing of mine was gone with the wind, but I know people who lost windows, fences, swap coolers, shingles, trees, etc. Yesterday in Utah we had winds over 100mph. That is a Category 2 Hurricane wind... in Utah. It was the weirdest thing.

Here are some pictures from the news:

I haven't heard of anyone being seriously injured, thank God for that. I know there are a lot of insurance claims taking place though!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

My New Favorite

I found a new favorite over the weekend... not a pair of shoes or a comfy pair of jeans, mind you.

I found Cinnamon M&M's. OMGosh! They are delicious. They are not "in your face" flavorful, but they are tasty. You can only get them at Target during the holidays. Right now they are 2 bags for $5. I am going to stock up... Yum!