Friday, December 31, 2010
I am grateful for all the blessings we received, for the family that we have and for the friends that we meet along the way.
We have family plans for 2011 and hopefully it will be realized.
Here, I am signing off for this year. I hope to see you again next year. Have a Joyous New Year everyone!
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
We went to eat at China Buffet in Irondale, Alabama last night. We had not eaten there in a long time that's why I ask Lulu if she wants to go there. Chine Buffer offers a lot of food choices including their desserts. Lulu always look forward to their crab legs.
She had plentiful last night because there were no "greedy" diners there. She absolutely had a blast. I also had plenty to eat and so does Andrea. Andrea chose to eat green ice cream and some fruits after she finished eating her rice and soup.
We had fun playing with the fish inside the restaurant. We played for a bit while we were waiting for Lulu to finish the crabs. (lol)
Most of the time when it snows, I'm always excited about it at the very beginning, but then after I take the kids to play out in it, I wish that it would all just melt instead of the roads being so bad.
But another thing that I also really loved about snow days was that we got to make some snow cream. I always thought that it was so neat that you could make ice cream out of snow when I was little and hadn't made it in years. Well, the last time that it snowed, I told my kids about that, so of course I had to look up directions on how to make it online and do it for them. While I was online looking for the perfect recipe, I came across the website ClearWirelessInternetService.com and after I read through it a little bit I decided to change over our home internet service ot hte provider. I had been meaning to shop around anyway.
My kids thought that the snow cream I made was the coolest thing in the world and I'm sure it's going to be a snow day staple from now on.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
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Sunday, December 26, 2010
We spent a white Christmas at my Mom's and open presents there. My mom was very nice to serve us dinner with a really good food.
We had roast beef, roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, stir fried green beans and garlic bread. We also had pecan pie for dessert.
It was a great day with great food and a lot of fun.
Can't wait for our family vacation. We will be seeing my dad during this vacation too.
Few days ago, she showed me her newest shoe addition. She ordered a pair of Nine West shoes that she can't wear this winter. She told me that she is gonna use it for my niece's spring wedding.
As much as she love shoes, I am sure that if I will buy her a pair of Prada shoes, she will be in heaven. I guess I have to save for that then.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
I'm starting to regret it, but I invited a bunch of our friends and our kids' friends over to our house this Saturday night for a Christmas party. We've never had one that big before so I'm a little worried. I'm knee deep in party preparations this week and will enjoy the party I'm sure, but I'll be so relieved once it's Sunday morning and the party was a success.
One thing that I still had to figure out though was finding a recipe for DIY potpourri. As I was online looking for some recipe for that, I came across a clear internet online offer and decided to sign up for one of the internet packages after thinking it over a little bit.
I found a recipe for holiday potpourri that I'm sure is going to smell really good. But I want to make sure that I don't use too much it so I won't have overpower all the great food smells. I'm going to have lots of refreshments and I don't want all of them to taste like potpourri.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
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If you ask what special my kids look forward to every Christmas, they will look you straight in the eye and tell you that it is The Santa Clause. They love it and their friends love it too. It is slowly becoming a tradition for all of their friends to come over to watch it for the first time of the season!
When all of my kids' friends come over, I let them watch The Santa Clause on HD Programming. I always pop up some popcorn and make some cookies for them. They love it when Scott starts getting fat and growing the beard. I enjoy looking in after them and seeing them all laugh and enjoying the movie and commenting on how they would love to visit the North Pole.
My kids always make sure to store the DVD in a safe place so they can watch it every December even though I tell them that it will be on ABC Family and the Disney Channel throughout December. I guess they don't believe me because they insist on storing the DVD in a safe place! I cherish these moments because I know in a few short years, this tradition will be lame to them. I'm just hoping that they will still love this movie and remember how fun it used to be when they were little.
Monday, December 20, 2010
I will be using a couple of days of my vacation early next year. We plan to spend a little vacation at Joe Wheeler State Park. It will be great especially if my older daughter can join us.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Check out the Spyderco Store for all the knives that you want. Remember, if you want a difference when it comes to knives, spyderco knives has it all!
Give someone a psp this Christmas and I am sure it will make his day. You can even add the latest accessories to it too!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
We also plan to go on fishing. All we just need to do is to renew our fishing license. Can't wait....
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
I really should have never started subscribing to VOGUE magazine a few years ago. I think that it's only fed my shopping obsession even more. I'm always seeing all these luxury items in it that are these amazing pieces with outrageous prices that I would never feel right paying. Also, I'm pretty sure my bank account wouldn't support it either.
I like to look up a lot of them online with my ClearWirelessInternet and try to find much cheaper versions of the items. That's actually how I've built a great deal of my Christmas list and by of course letting people know that they're much cheaper than the luxury versions.
One of those items that I kind of want to splurge on is actually the Louis Vuitton ipad case, but I don't think that I would actually let myself spend that much money. I still want some kind of luxury brand ipad case, but maybe I'll go with something a little less expensive like a Marc Jacobs one.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Saturday, we had to attend our Christmas party. It was a fun night. Andrea was able to play with some other kids her age. We enjoyed the food and the fun games. I participated on some and I had a blast.
Sunday, we had to do some errands while Andrea was left at her Nana's for her weekend with them. She always have a great time spending play dates with her Nana and Papa and as much as possible we want her to spend time with them every week.
The weekend was tiring but it was so much fun!
I started out playing video games when I was a kid and have been a pretty loyal gamer ever since then. A lot of my friends play video games too and I love to get on XBOX live and play with them. I even still play games with some of my friends from college that live across the country as a way to keep in touch.
One night when I was reading one of my favorite gaming blogs, I came across this website CLEAR-INTERNET.com and read through it some. After that, I decided to sign up for the internet service at home. My internet service had been lacking for a while anyway.
On the same video game blog, I came across some video game ornaments for Christmas trees that I thought were pretty cool, so I ordered a few of them for my tree in my apartment. My tree is actually one that my mom gave me, along with some generic ornaments. So it'll be nice to have some ornaments that I actually like.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
We were able to buy a breakfast nook for a very low price. We were so excited to have it as our dining set. Our kitchen looks so much better with it and all our friends think we did a great job in buying it.
I am so proud of myself for putting the pieces together and not get frustrated with it. It took me couple of hours to finish putting it up together but it so worth it. This is how our new dining set looks like....
Friday, December 10, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
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Monday, December 6, 2010
We had quite a long wait. Having a toddler, waiting is not the best thing. So, while waiting for our orders we entertained ourselves ....
Sunday, December 5, 2010
My in laws have always had some amazing Christmas lights on their house and in their yard. But when their health started looking like it wouldn't allow them to keep putting them up, I started doing it for them. I knew all the enjoyment that they got out of the lights and didn't want them to not have that for the holidays.
Now, doing that though takes a little more planning because they live a few hours away from us. A few weeks ago I was emailing my mother in law about our travelling to spend Thanksgiving with them, which was also when I put up their lights for them. After I emailed her, I found the site www.cleartvbundle.com/internet_tv_bundle_deals.html and decided to change over our internet service to it. I thought that my in laws might be interested in it too, so I sent them the link also.
It was a little tougher putting their Christmas lights up for them this year because I've gotten one year older and I had to replace a few of their lights for them that were burnt out. But I know that they appreciated it as much as always.
Wife and I agreed we don't need something special for ourselves, instead we decided to buy a new breakfast nook. It looks great and we couldn't wait to assemble it and put in our kitchen. Shopping for Christmas gifts are done. Now they are all ready to be wrapped.
I was kinda pulling for South Carolina because I like the team but then again, I wanted Auburn to win too. It was like whoever wins is fine with me.
Well, I am looking forward to the BCS Championship. I am sure it will be a high scoring game. Will the Oregon team be able to stop Newton? Or is it time for Auburn to win the Crystal ball? Obviously, I will be pulling for Auburn because it is a SEC Team.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
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Friday, December 3, 2010
One of my favorite things to do is invite all of my friends over for a dinner party and cook for them. I do it quite often and my friends all tell me that I'm a great cook so it's not like i have to twist their arms to get them to come over and eat my food. Plus, none of them cook, or all that well, so that's another great benefit for them.
But my big dinner party of the year is the week before Christmas. That's when I really pull out all of the stop. While I was online trying to put together my menu for the party, I came across some Clearwire wireless internet deals that I just couldn't pass up. So I ordered one of them for my home internet service.
Instead of finding ideas for the menu though, I came across these instructions for a DIY centerpiece that I thought just looked great. I'm going to try and whip it up for the party to give some visual appeal to the table, besides my delicious dishes of course!
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Contributed by Vickie Tyson
Jerry Seinfeld is my all-time favorite actor. Of course everyone knows his show, Seinfeld. It was one of the most popular comedy series on television, and I am very thankful that I am able to catch reruns of the show on my Direct TV deals.
He is the funniest man ever, and not bad looking, if you ask me. Each one of his shows offers something new and down right hilarious. It is a riot of laughs to see him, Elaine, and the gang and what troubles they have themselves in this episode. At the end of the show I also really enjoy seeing Jerry perform a minute or so of his stand-up comedy routine.
I hope that one day Jerry will decide to come back to television with a new show or even better, more episodes of Seinfeld. It is the greatest show ever to air. Jerry doing a stand-up comedy show would also be a special treat. As long as Jerry Seinfeld is in the cast, I know I am going to love watching the show, and am going to get as many laughs as allowed by law!