Monday, January 04, 2010
Sunday, January 03, 2010
I'm late to the party, as usual. I wish there was a way that I could connect my computer to my head and think about what I want to write on my blog. I think about all kinds of interesting things to write about during the day and then at night, bleh. I don't ever feel like it. I think I'm going to try out the 365 photo a day blog this year too (I know. You're thinking ha HA! She can't even keep up with her regular blog). I'll give it a shot anyway.
Posted by Allison at 8:00 PM
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Man, oh man, is the excitement running high around here tonight! Maggie can't wait to see what Santa brought her tomorrow morning. BUT. During dinner tonight, David sneaked out and rang the sleigh bells that my mom and dad have hanging up and stomped around upstairs for awhile and about scared Maggie to death. She thought Santa had come while she was still awake and promptly told me that she was ready to go to bed that instant. We tracked Santa on the NORAD tracker and found that he was way down in South America so we all breathed a sigh of relief. We also watched him fly over the Great Wall of China.
Posted by Allison at 8:58 PM
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Alrighty, on Monday we were supposed to do something for a poor family we personally know, but I couldn't think of anyone. BUT, we did take an angel off the angel tree at the gym so on Saturday, we did our shopping for the 4 year old girl whose name we drew. Maggie helped pick out a Memory game, some Play doh, a Dora coloring book and an outfit. I love doing stuff like that. I hope Maggie will learn to love it too. We also put a dollar in our gold box.
Posted by Allison at 8:58 PM
Sunday, December 06, 2009
I got behind just a bit so I am using Sunday as our catch up day. On Friday, we gave thanks that we have adequate (and maybe MORE than adequate) clothing and we counted our socks. I had to help quite a bit as we began to get up into numbers that Maggie doesn't know very well. We gave 2 cents for each pair and we had a grand total of.....135 pairs of socks!!!!!!!! That is crazy and like my title says, rather embarrassing.
We are slowly getting the house decorated for the holidays. David put all of our Snow Village houses out yesterday and I got the Christmas china out as well. Maggie helped me put the Christmas placemats on the table and we are putting our tree up tomorrow. I love Christmas-time.
Posted by Allison at 8:32 PM
Thursday, December 03, 2009
I am so thankful for our soft beds, squishy pillows and warm blankets, especially at this time of year. I am cold-natured and usually sit under a blanket even when the fire is burning. Tonight, we counted all of our blankets and put a penny in our box for each one. We had 18, counting bedspreads and comforters. Wow!
- The pouring down rain we had all day yesterday.
- A surprise dinner visit from Kimberly, Mark and AK last night
- Looking for Christmas lights on the way home from school with Maggie
- My mantel decorations that look just the way I wanted them to
- Christmas tree scented candles
Posted by Allison at 8:39 PM
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Today, we gave thanks for the blessing of bathtubs and showers with running water in our home. We put in 12 cents for each person who took a bath or shower today which was all 3 of us!We started opening the doors on our Advent calendar yesterday too. The middle is metal and each door contains a magnetized piece inside to put inside the stable. Yesterday, door #1 contained a star which Maggie promptly put in the stable. This morning, a man was inside door #2. When Maggie pulled him out, she said, "It's GOD!" Hee. She decided he needed to go in the stable too. When I told her that I thought it might be Joseph, she scoffed at me and said, "MOMMY. That's not Joefus!"
Posted by Allison at 9:14 PM