Friday, November 30, 2012

Countdown to Christmas... Our First Christmas Event


Bill and I attended our first Christmas event tonight, we went to the Noah's Light Foundation Festival of Trees Charity event.

I have more photos for a later date, but I just wanted to share this one with you to (hopefully) make you smile.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Countdown to Christmas... Maxine the Great


26 Days Until Christmas

Stay safe and sane.....

Monday, November 26, 2012

Countdown to Christmas... The Holiday Socks have Come Out

28 Days Until Christmas!!

I have a huge collection of Christmas socks that I used to wear in Connecticut all the time, but with Florida being USUALLY warm, I don't get to wear them as often.

However, we have been COLD over the last couple of weeks, so I've pulled the socks out to wear..... and share.

Hope you're having fun this month... Stay safe and sane. HUGGLES!


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Countdown to Christmas..... Griswald House in my Neighborhood

29 Days until Christmas.....

So, I really LOVE Christmas decorations and lights..... up to a point.

Right around the corner from our house, there is a Griswald house... you know the kind, decorated to within an inch of it's life. This house is so tacky, I hate it... but every year the decorations go up and traffic comes driving by and even stops - causing a back-up almost every night.
Well, this is how it starts out... and what it looks like during the day. Have you noticed the candy canes on the sidewalk that line the street? They go almost the entire length of the street (there's one house on the end that is a hold-out).
At night it looks like a landing strip on the way to our house... plus it is SO bright. I'll post night photos later in the month when all the decorations are done.

Do you see the white shade on the windo on the right? Notice the bench on the grass, too... Christmas movies play all evening long on that shade.

There is even a 24 hour "A Christmas Story" marathon on that shade - we can see Ralphie right around the corner.

So, what do you think of this house? How much is too much? Let me know, and PLEASE share any links to photos of Griswald houses in your area.
Stay safe and sane, my friends.....

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Countdown to Christmas...Mia's Christmas Sweater


With only 30 days until Christmas, I wanted to share with you a photo of Mia in her new Christmas Sweater.

She loved it so much that she was strutting her stuff as we took our walk this afternoon. She just knew she looked pretty.

Hope you are all enjoying your holiday preparations. 


Friday, November 23, 2012

The Countdown to Christmas Begins.....


I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with those that you love.  I know I did, I spent the day with hubby, Bill, and all our little babies: Nano, Mia, Mandie, Mumbo, and Wiggles.  Everyone (and I DO mean everyone) loved my meal, which made me feel grateful for such a loving family.  Not to mention the leftovers we have for the next couple of days.

But, with Thanksgiving over, that means that there are only 31 days until Christmas.... AARRGGHH!!!  Have you got everything ready, are you still shopping, or are you pulling your hair out in clumps already?

To lighten you day, I'm going to (try to) post something funny every day until Christmas. It may be a joke, a comic, or just a funny photo of one of my doggies (I know there are a few of you out there that aren't sick of them yet).

So let the countdown begin, this first one if for all my lovely blogger friends:

Stay safe and sane.... HUGGLES!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Most Outrageous Way to Share a Coke

Photo Credit

Have you shared a Coke with someone anytime in your life? I'll bet it wasn't this way. Some engineering students were challenged to see if they could come up with he most outrageous way to share a Coke. Watch this video to see what iJustine, Josh TheComputerNerd01 and a few new friends came up with -- an incredible one-of-a-kind machine!

This made me smile so huge that I had to share it, hope you enjoyed it.

Once you've watched the video visit to share a Coke with your friends.


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veterans Day 2012 ~ Remember and Honor

On this day of remembrance, please be thoughtful of all of our veterans who bravely served so that we can live in the greatest country in the world, with all the freedoms that enjoy.
Please also keep in mind those who are still serving and are away from their families, and say a prayer that they all come home safely, soon.
I would like to give a shout out to my father and Uncle Raymond who served in the Air Force, and of course my son, Nikolaus, who is in the Army Reserves now, and spent a year in Afghanistan. I am so proud of you and thank you for your service and am so blessed that you all came home safely to our family.
Uncle Ray in Korea
Nikolaus in Afghanistan

God bless all of you who serve and have served to protect us and our country, and God bless America.


Friday, November 9, 2012

Flashback Friday ~ Little Mia

I am linking up with Camille of Crazy Mama for Flashback Friday. Camille is on a partial hiatus due to some carpal tunnel from her pregnancy, but she still managed to post a linky for us to add our photos to her site... what a trooper. Love you, Camille!!
Today I have decided to post a photo of our little Mia when she was just 4 years old - she is now 6 1/2 but is still lovable and cuddly. Any of you who know us, know that we totally adore and spoil our fur-babies. As you can see in this photo, Mia even has on her pearl necklace. Can you say DIVA????
So, how about you dig out some old photos and share them with us? I just love seeing what everyone looked like in the past.
Post your photo then link up with Camille over at Crazy Mama...... and have a great weekend.

"Let it Glow" Festival of Trees to Benefit Noah's Light Foundation

On November 30th, Celebration Town Hall will be all lit up with the glow of festival trees to benefit Noah's Light Foundation, as you know one of my favorite charities. There will be many ways to help the charity:

~ Purchase one of the beautifully decorated designer trees for your own home
~ Shop for holiday decorations; let your children shop on their own, too
~ Enter raffles to win great holiday items
~ Purchase a photograph of yourself with the Big Elf, himself - SANTA CLAUS
~ Enjoy the delicious holiday goodies, including the "Glowtini," the special drink of the event.
~ Of course, direct donations are always accepted  =)

Tickets in advance are $10 for adults/$5 for children 12 and under; tickets at the door are $15 for adults/$5 for children 12 and under.
To purchase tickets in advance head over to Noah's Light Foundation Event Page.
To make a donation at any time, head over to Noah's Light Donation Page.

Twas the night of Noah’s Party,
and all through Town Hall,

The people were laughing and having a ball.
The goodies were passed by servers with care,
As cocktails were flowing from bartenders with flair.
The music – it played, the raffles were won,
The carolers sang and the night wasn’t done.
For out of the blue, the Guests stopped and they paused,
And they knew they were there for a wonderful cause.
To help our Foundation find the cure; find the answer,
So that no other child loses their life to brain cancer. *

Hope to see you there!

*From Noah's Light Foundation Page

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day - Don't Forget to Vote!

Just a reminder, it is not only your right, but your privilege to vote.

We live in the greatest country with the most freedoms of anyone in world, let's show them how much we value our freedoms by exercising our right to vote.

You may not agree with either of the two major candidates, but find someone who can represent what you believe in and VOTE.

God bless America!!!
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