Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Guest post written by my buddy Franklin Davenport
Our family has a special way we celebrate New Year's Eve every year. After setting our home security alarm from www.allhomesecurity.com/adt-home-security-benefits.html, my husband and our two children drive over to my parents' house for a delicious spaghetti dinner. My mother cooks a rich spaghetti sauce and prepares garlic bread that is just fabulous. My husband and I usually contribute the salad and a dessert to the meal. I try to find a new dessert recipe that everyone will enjoy each New Year's Eve. Later, while the kids play video games, the four adults play a game of either gin rummy or bridge. While we all enjoy playing the games, the best part of the evening's celebration is getting caught up with family and sharing fun memories. I know that my children will remember the time spent at grandma and grandpa's house. At about ten o'clock, everyone sits down to watch a classic movie. We are usually in the mood to watch a comedy from the 0930's or '40's. In years past, the kids would generally fall asleep before midnight arrived. However, now that they are approaching their teenage years, they are still wide-awake at midnight. My mother gets out her homemade punch so we can all make a toast to the New Year. I hope that our quiet family celebration will continue for many years to come.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Even though Miracle on 34th Street is a movie I still consider it my favorite non-animated Christmas special. Ever since I was a very young child I can remember Miracle on 34th Street being on TV Christmas Eve. There is just something special about that movie. Every Christmas Eve when we get home from my mother-in-laws house after opening gifts and eating a wonderful dinner the first thing I do is put on the Best Choice TV to watch Miracle on 34th Street. It is just a tradition in our house.
I make some hot chocolate for my husband and I and we sit down and watch the movie. Even though we know exactly what is going to happen next we would not miss this movie for anything in the entire world. We always make sure we are home in time to watch Miracle on 34th Street. It is on every Christmas Eve at 8 pm central time. The movie is still shown in black and white and I personally hope they never make it in color. The black and white just makes the movie have so much more meaning.
The movie stars Maureen O'Hara as Doris Walker, John Payne as Fred Gailey, Edmund Gwenn as Santa Claus, Gene Lockhart as Judge Henry X. Harper, and Natalie Wood as Susan Walker.
My mom and I were really excited to hit the deals on Black Friday this year. We've never gone before because I've always worked in retail in the past, meaning that I was always at the stores on Black Friday -- but never able to shop! This year, however, I was really looking forward to being on the other side of the register.
We got up at 17AM and bundled up in lots of layers and comfortable clothes. After packing up all of the sales ads and our shopping lists, we set our home security alarm (ADT Memphis home systems), ran to the gas station for some hot chocolate, and then made our way to the first store. Our first stop was opening at 3AM, so we had to hurry!
Luckily, some of the biggest places that we wanted to hit were opening at different times. This made shopping much easier. We started out at Kohl's at 3AM, moved on to Target at 4AM, and then hit a few other stores that were already open before going to Nebraska Furniture Mart at 7AM. Some of the stores at one shopping center near our house had been open since 00PM on Thanksgiving. I was glad that all of the stores we wanted to visit were opening on Friday. We got nearly all of our Christmas shopping done for great prices.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
That’s why my only option to stop thinking about my pregnancy and delivery, I tried to lure myself to online shopping. Yup! I really want to shop and need to shop to forget about the pain. Lol! Shopping is not an excuse because I consider it as my reliever. Anyways, I really need a wallet right now because my old Coach wallet has been sold and I’m currently wallet less. So to fill in the gap, I’m planning to buy a Cole Haan Crosby Slim wallet.
Good thing this wallet is on SALE! Now, my guilt feeling will be lifted because of that. Lol! ;)
Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
I appreciate the guest post, Marian Combs
The first snow of winter is an excellent time to sit down with a good book. There's no better time to engage in this activity. Don't worry about whether or not it's a holiday book; any book will be special if you read it during a snowy day when the great outdoors is off-limits. You can read an intellectual book, mystery novel, or holiday classic. It's going to keep you company during a long day inside. I've found myself happy to do this many times, enjoying a book more than ever before. It's not necessarily the only time I read but it's certainly my favorite time to read. I'm not all about reading though.
After I finish my good book, I'll always turn on my direct tv satellite specials and watch Christmas shows for a long time. It's my way of having fun even though I'm stuck indoors. I recommend these things to anyone that gets cabin fever when they must stay in during a snow. It's something that will let you appreciate those quiet times at home. They won't be a curse anymore, but an opportunity to learn more about yourself and the world through quiet activities like reading and watching television. I know many of my friends that love to read during the first snow of the winter, and I can definitely see why they love this.
Contribution by Paula Gonzales
We love to watch the channel Nick Jr. on our Channles from Direct. It is amazing and there is always something on for the kids to watch. It used to be called Noggin, but they recently changed it. I can't say enough good things about this channel. Right now my daughter is watching "Little Bill" which is a show by Bill Cosby. They are all educational and cute. It shows cartoons most of the time, but once in awhile it will have a show like "The Fresh Beat Band" which is adults. They are still good shows that the kids love to watch. I can honestly say I have never seen a show on here that is not good for them. One thing that is so great is that it is the same stuff 24 hours a day. If you have a sick kid at 3:00 am, there is still something that you can switch over to and let them watch. We have had to use this before and I appreciate it so much. It is hard to find a channel that is on 24 hours a day for our children. This is an answer to my prayers.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
It’s midnight once again and I’m still up. I know it’s not really cool for a pregnant mom like me to be staying late but what I can do I’m having a hard time to doze. I’ve been experiencing this kind of sleep dilemma since last week and until now I’m still not sure the real source of it. Lol!
Though, I have read some books and articles about it and I’m having a conclusion that it maybe because I ate snacks at night which causes me to feel bloated and makes me feel nauseated when I lie down. Also, I think it has something to do with me taking a nap in the afternoon which I normally don’t when I was still working. I think my body is still on the process of adjusting to its preggo and wahm stage. Oh well, I need to doze after searching a way to buy gold bullion for my client. Hope to finish it before 1am. :)
Sunday, December 12, 2010
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Saturday, December 11, 2010
Really nice isn’t?
It is a Savoy House "Ravenna" 3 Bulb Bathroom Lighting that is available in oiled copper. I think this will look great on our newly renovated bathroom. And I might send these details to my brother who is building his new house. :)
Monday, December 6, 2010
This video is about a 10 year old girl named Natalie. Her dad captured her image almost everyday just to observe how her little girl grows. And the result is this 85 seconds video which her dad calls as “Slow motion human growth “. It is a time-lapse video of Natalie from birth till the age of 10 years old.
Now I’m thinking, what if I’ll make something like this for my son in the future that will be totally awesome, right? This one is definitely a great creation borne from a Father’s Love to his daughter. So sweet. :)
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Friday, December 3, 2010
I really got excited with the thought because I love cartoons and seeing cartoons on profile pictures of everyone will be much more awesome. My friends as creative and vivid memories of the past that even those characters I don’t remember. Here are some of the most famous picks of cartoons from the past.
.. Hello Charlie Brown…
… Carebears countdown… 4321 shine!
But as I read further, I saw a post and the main purpose why this is being done. It was only then that I realized that this is being done for a special purpose.
Here’s the purpose:
and invite your friends to do the same. Until Monday there should be no
human faces on facebook, but an invasionof memories. THIS IS FOR THE
FIGHT AGAINST VIOLENCE TOWARDS CHILDREN. “
True enough this is a great purpose and Facebook is the greatest medium so far in this generation that will make this intention successful. So let us remember our childhood and post the cartoons that we had loved before! You still have until December 6, 2010 to be a part of this momentous event.