Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Wow, can you believe the year is already almost over? Where does time go? This year brought our family many great memories and milestones and one great tragedy.
March the 7th brought 8 inches of snow here on my hubby's 30th Birthday.

May brought Lauren's graduation from Preschool and her 5th Birthday.

In June, we sold our house of 8 years and moved in with Chris's parent's in hopes of building a new house in the country and baby Diesel turned one year old!!

August brought the start of Kindergarten for Lauren, First Grade for Jackson and Jackson's 7th Birthday and Justin and Corie got married.

It also brought the loss of a beloved Sister in Law, Aunt, Wife, Mother, Sister, Daughter and so on. Sally passed away on August 23rd. She was a wonderful woman and will NEVER be forgotten.
In September, Lauren started taking dance classes and loved it!

In November, we were able to move into our new "house". It wasn't our house that we were going to build, but it is/was new to us and we are together as a family and that's what matters!
In December, we had a beautiful Christmas with our family and today, the last day of 2008, I am officially 29 years old!
Happy New Year from our family to yours!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas 2008

Our Christmas started the Saturday before at Chris' parent's house. Both of his sisters and their kiddos came down and much fun was had. We decided to cook steaks this year instead of the traditional since we had just had it at Thanksgiving! It was a nice change. The kids had a lot of fun and all the boys and "grownup" boys played frisbee during the afternoon.

As I have mentioned before, my mom and stepdad come up every Christmas Eve and celebrate with us. They are there for Christmas morning and get to see all of the excitement. I was able to get off work at noon and my mom got there soon after. We started cooking asap and even got the cookies done early for Santa. Chris let me open what I thought was my big present this year, my Wii. We had a lot of fun. I highly suggest one if you aren't even in to gaming. They are tons for fun for the whole family. My mom and stepdad are even going to buy one now that they have played ours!

Christmas morning brought more surprises. The kids loved everything they got. I was super spoiled this year. In addition to my other gifts that I already knew about, considering I was with him when he bought them and I wrapped them, Chris surprised me with a Nikon D40X camera! I couldn't believe it. I have been wanting one for over year and would never buy one for myself. I love it. Later that afternoon, we went to my sister's and celebrated with my family and when we come home, that is when the virus hit my poor Lauren and you know the rest of the story!

Tomorrow, I will be 29 and can't wait. Hope no one else gets sick and we have a safe and healthy birthday/New Year!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Busy, Busy

Due to the dreaded Stomach Virus and being behind at work, I hope to post tomorrow about Christmas. Probably no Tinseltown Tuesday, but at least an update on my family and some pictures too. Hope everyone had a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Tinseltown Tuesday

Is Heidi Montag Pratt pregnant? She told Ryan Seacrest that she and Spencer needed a baby ASAP.

Britney's dad, Jamie, has been getting $10,000 a month for taking care of his daughter and a judge just ruled that he can now get $16,125 a month because of the extra work he is doing like getting her tour together. Judge also said that she has to pay $1,200 a month for him an office. He is her FATHER, hello! Isn't that the parent's job, to take care of their child in need? Her brother, Bryan, also got awarded $200,000 for the work he did prior to the conservatorship. CRAZY!

Edward, I mean, Robert Pattinson cut his hair!

Barack Obama's not too proud to eat Spam. He took a break from playing golf the other day and ordered a hot dog, drink and a Spam Musubi, which is spam and an omelette on rice wrapped in seaweed. Yuck-O to me. I can't stand Spam. Do any of you guys like it? We had a get together yesterday and someone made Spam Salad, like ham salad, but with Spam in it. I didn't touch it.

I hope everyone has a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Welcome Baby #18!

The Duggar Family had baby number 18 yesterday. Another girl, which makes it 8 girls and 10 boys aging from 20 years to now one day old. All of their names begin with the letter J and you can see them on TLC. They have a show called 17 and counting.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

More Dance Pics

A family member of ours was at Lauren's Dance Recital and got some better pictures. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tinseltown Tuesday

Dennis Quaid and his wife settled for $750,000 from the hospital that gave their twins a lethal dose of Heparin (a blood thinning drug) when they were born.
More than 130 stars have voted against a Screen Actor's Guild strike, including George Clooney and Tom Hanks.
Madonna shelled out $75 million to Guy for their divorce settlement.
Tara Reid has checked herself into Promises Rehab, which is where Britney went last year.
Have a good week!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Continuation of Tinseltown

Just saw that T.R. Knight has asked to be axed from Grey's Anatomy by the end of the season. He states that he is not happy with his character's storyline and is ready to move on. So sad, I loved me some George! :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tinseltown Tuesday

Scott Ruffalo, brother of Mark Ruffalo, died lastnight after suffering a gunshot wound to the head last week. One suspect has turned herself in.

Toni Braxton skipped the Dancing with the Stars finale because of lumps she found in her breast. She had them removed after being eliminated and was still recovering during the finale.

O.J. was sentenced to 9 years in the slammer because of that whole robbery thing back last year or whenever. No comment.

Some guy in Arkansas is suing Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks for siding with the West Mempis 3 and publicly vocalizing that she thought he did it. He was the stepfather of one of the victims. I will never forget when this happened. I was 12 and living in Forrest City and soooo scared to go through West Memphis to Memphis after that.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Christmas Programs

This week was filled with the kid's Christmas programs. Monday night was Jackson and Lauren's school Christmas Musical. I couldn't get any pictures that would show up in the auditorium, so I took pictures before we went. Not sure why the kids always have to pose with a stuffed animal, but they do!

I caught this picture of Jackson going to sleep that night. Hilarious! Definately one for blackmail one day! haha

Lastnight was Lauren's Christmas Dance Recital. Here's a little video:

and some pictures. My little point and shoot cam doesn't do the whole clear picture thing on manual, but you get the jist.

Tonight, the kids are staying the night with a friend of ours and Chris and I are going to finish Christmas shopping. I also have a birthday cake to make for another friend of mine so this weekend will be busy as well.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tinseltown Tuesday

In case anyone was wondering, I deleted the address request post. I had never thought about it before, but Debbi wondered if I was going to leave everyone's real address on here for anyone and everyone to see. I thought that would be creepy if some stranger started stalking someone, so I took it off. Thanks everyone for making me feel special! haha

Did anyone watch the Britney documentary on MTV the other night? I watched it as it was suppose to be a detailed look with all questions answered and what not. It did show how she feels and shows that she is trying to pick up the pieces, but nothing was ever really said about her behavior last year, which is fine because I would want that stuff to be private as well. I do look for her to write a book one day though. Happy Birthday to her! She is 27 today!

CSI's Marg Helgenberger and hubby of 19 years have decided to take some time apart.

There is talk of a Screen Actors Guild strike. I can't go without my entertainment! The writer's strike was bad enough!

Amy Winehouse has been dumped by her rehabbed/jailbird hubby. He states it's for the sake of her health and that he is the reason she is into drugs in the first place. Hello! Help her get straight! Sickness and Health remember?

New on DVD today:
Step Brothers
Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian