Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Eve!

It's Christmas Eve! The Presents are all wrapped!Dinner is in the Oven....for the last few years I've been make this Turkey Pastry Wrap type dish on Christmas Eve..It's really easy and has a 'festive' feel to's delicious!
And I thought I'd leave you all with a View of Today's Lake!!
Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Gone Skiing

Haven't been on much....too much to do ..getting ready for Christmas. Drama Teen and Genius Boy are in for Christmas and we are all heading out to Oklahoma the day after Christmas to visit with the Co-ed and the Boyfriend....the Recruit will be there too. So we'll all be together as a family!
Today we all(Me, CDR, Drama Teen, and Genius Boy) went skiing!! CDR little Brother also came, although he's really not so 'little'...he IS 30.....It was the first time for all of us except CDR and his lil Bro'. CDR's been a few times in the last few years....he took Co-ed a few times.
I lasted all of about 10 minutes!LOL. I just couldn't handle it. I have weak ankles and legs and I just didn't have the strength to maneuver the ski's. I'm also totally out of shape...I proud of myself for at least trying though, and I had fun watching the others.

Drama Teen had a Blast and even tried snowboarding! Genius Boy did pretty well..I think he had fun but didn't enjoy it as much as Drama Teen and CDR.

Considering the fact that I HATE snow and cold, today really wasn't too bad.....I don't think 'skiing" is MY thing....but I could see myself enjoying Snowmobiling..or even sledding...maybe...

I stayed pretty warm with all my gear......the snow pants, snow boots, ski socks, long underwear, ski gloves and hats...etc.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Off to Milwaukee.. pick up Drama Teen!! Yay!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

mark. Christmas Deals

Just wanted to share that mark. has some awesome Deals going on right now for Christmas. If you've ever wanted to try the products, now is a good time to do so. You can shop at my mark. store.

First we have mark. Juice Gems Squeeze On Lip Gloss Sale:
Buy 1, Get 1 FREE! Mix & Match. Save $6.00!

And/Or you can get some Free Earrings!
If You're looking for some great gifts for yourself of the other women in your about this cute mark. On the Case Holiday Blockbuster
Value: More than $50!
Price: $26.00

She'll love this case full of faves and exclusives.

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• metallic faux snakeskin train case, 7" L x 4" H x 5" W (1.5" handle drop).
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• on the edge hook up liquid eyeliner in cleo (0.08 fl. oz.) plus hook up connector.
• scanda-lash hook up mascara in blacklash (0.12 oz. net wt.).
• just pinched instant blush tint in cheeky (0.14 oz. net wt.).
• shimmer glossblossom ripening lip tint, (0.33 fl. oz.).
• insert card featuring complete how-to's and face charts for looks created by Mai Quynh, celebrity makeup artist and mark beauty expert.

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Get all of your Holidays looks together with this really awesome mark Super Flip Color Kit 9 Shades for Lips and Eyes Price: $20.00

I've had this since fall and it has been my go to kit for most of my looks this past fall. I don't think it will be available much longer. This may the last Magalog that you can order it. It's pretty cool. It comes with 9 eye-shadows on one side and 6 lip glosses and 3 lipsticks on the flip side. You can creat a TON of looks with this one!

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or these mark Self Sanctuary All The Trimmings Body Treats in Lemon Sugar and Berry Cranberry One Delish Gift! Price: $12.00

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In compliance with the new FTC regulations, yes, I am a mark. Rep, so I do have something to gain from these endorsements. I sell these products at my mark. website and I stand behind the products I endorse. I will always give thruthful opinions on these products even though I sell them.

Friday, December 11, 2009

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas....

Finally started unpacking some boxes and getting some of the Decorations out. Put up the tree the other day and finally found the box with the ornaments. I don't have too much out this year as we wont be in this house too much longer and it's still a mess. Especially now that we got all the rest of our stuff that's been in storage for the last few months....oh house is floor to ceiling boxes...and we are STILL renovating! I really don't want to unpack all the boxes as 1) I have NO WHERE to put half this stuff here and 2) we'll just be moving AGAIN in a few months when the NEW house is finished. So here's what I've got to share so far in the line of Christmas Decor......
As I said the Tree is can see a few boxes off to the right there....and if you look carefully under the Tree you'll see my cat Ambie Hiding under there...LOL ..I had no idea she was there until I looked at the pics later...
This Little Angel is one of my Favorites....The Co-ed made her WAY back in the day...kindergarden, I think? She's graced my Tree every year since.
Update:I've just been informed that she made it in Girl Scouts...the ONE year she was in it. She was sooo deprived as a child.....LOL

Of course EVERY Tree in Wisconsin needs a PACKER ornament!!! And it doesn't hurt to also have a WI Badgers Ornmament as well!

And this cute little Bird House is my NEW one for 2009....I went to the Osthoff Craft Fair last weekend in Elkhart Lake, WI. I also got a couple of cute figurines from the same vender..The two German Characters on the left are from the same vender as the Bird House Ornament...The Tall Russian Doll in the Middle is an ornament I got at another Vender...I chose to stand her here with my other Russian and German decorations instead of hanging her on the Tree. And then I have the 3 Matryoshkas. The smaller one on the left I also got at the Osthoff Fair from yet another Vender. The other tw were both given to me by a couple of adortable Russian Girls who had come over in a Student Work Exchange program....the larger one in the Middle was from Olga....she stayed with us for about a month a few years ago. She was friends with The Recruit and when he told us she had nowhere to stay(long story) we allowed her to stay with us. I really enjoyed having her stay with us and wish we could have had her longer. The smaller one on the right was from Camille. She was the Recuit's girlfriend for a while. He had met her at work and they started dating. They continued their relationship for a good year or two after she went back home . He had planned to move to Russia, and marry her. But never worked out.

Here are a few pics of my Nieces and their children at the Osthoff Craft Fair....

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

My Very First Packer Game Ever!!

On Monday I got to attend my VERY FIRST PACKER GAME! That is a BIG deal here in the Frozen Tundra also known as PackerLand!!! I almost didn't get to to go. CDR had planned to take his 'sister"????!! WHA??? He didn't think I'd 'want' to go....Are you kidding me?? an actual Packer's Game? Heck Yah , I WANT to go. So he took me, and WOW what an experience! It was all very exciting! Coming into Green Bay on 'Game Day" ...Seeing the Throngs of people all headed towards the Stadium.....Everyone Partying and Tailgating! And then getting into the Stadium. all the Pre-Game festivities!

We had pretty awesome seats too. We were on the Packer Side....40 yard line....only 18 rows up, so we ahd a GREAT view of the game. And best of all, it wasn't anywhere near as COLD as I expected(pre-snowstorm...).

Oh...and YES They WON!!!!!!

Winter Has Arrived!!

And she's come in with a Bang!! Views from my windows in Two Rivers, Wisconsin....

From my Living Room...

From my Dining Room...

From the Kitchen.......

From the Kitchen Sink......

We got quite a few snowed all last night and we lost power for a good 3 hours. CDR got to break-in his new snow blower this morning..then he had to snow blow again when he got home from work early this afternoon.....the snow seems to have slowed down a bit, although we still have some 'flurries". As for me? I plan to Hibernate for the next 5 months or so...LOL

Friday, November 20, 2009

30 Days of Thanksgiving/ Day 16

Today I am Grateful:
For Dinner out with family and finally having some decent Sushi!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Day 15/ 30 Days of Thanksgiving

Today I am Grateful:
This has been such a great year for our family. It's been a full year...Full of many changes...mostly good. We've been "Empty Nesters" for a few months now..and it's been kind of nice. We've really been enjoying each other's company. The kids are all doing well in their lives. Our move to Wisconsin has been really nice as well . It's great to be around the extended family, and I'm enjoying my new home.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

30 Days of Thanksgiving/ Day 14

I am Thankful:
That we now have a vehicle that should be able to make it thru snow and ice!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Day 13/ 30 Day of Thanksgiving

Today I am Thankful:

For Birthdays, Nieces and their babies, and Nephews.

Three of my Nieces and one of my Nephews. The Niece in the center has a Birthday tomorrow and my Nephew has a Birthday later this month. Today was actually the Birthday of my Nephew Tony. He was the sibling of the two on the right. He passed away 4 years ago in a car accident during Spring Break. He was with 4 other friends and they got caught in a freak snow storm that came out of nowwhere. Two of the other passengers also died that day, his girlfriend and another friend of hers.

The Babies all belong to the Nieces up above....One for each..LOL


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