Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas 2010

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We had an amazing Christmas with our boys! Tom's grandmother, parents & brother were here for Christmas Eve and my mom joined all of us for Christmas Day. I was really dreading the holidays this year but it turned out to be wonderful, sometimes I have to remind myself to let things go and focus on the important things. We still have one more Christmas celebration to go at my Mom's on Wednesday. My youngest brother is home from his second tour in Iraq and we were waiting to be with him and his family, I can't wait to see my three brothers and their families and to eat my Mom's fantastic cooking, yummy!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

And The Winner Is...

Email me with your name and address and I will mail your package out tomorrow! My email address is:

Friday, December 3, 2010

200th Post Giveaway

WOW! I finally have made it to the 200th post, I can't believe it! In honor of this occasion I am giving away a beautiful Christmas plate, a set a of Christmas inspired dish towels and a $10 Hobby Lobby gift card. All you need to do is leave me a comment on this post telling me what you want for Christmas! I will draw a winner on Sunday and mail your package on Monday, who knows I might even fill the plate with cookies!!

In other news, I'm looking at four houses this afternoon, wish me luck!
Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Giveaway Friday

Tomorrow will mark my 200th post, in honor of the occasion I will be hosting a giveaway, all you need to do to be entered is leave a comment on the post and your name will be included in the drawing. See you tomorrow!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tales From The Ridge

Well, we have been moved into the rental house for 3 weeks and were considering making an offer, a low offer, because it needs so much work, but I called the owner's today to see where to pay the rent and he told me that the house has sold and will be closing on Friday! Can you believe this?!? And to top it all off we still haven't closed on the house we are selling and just had to sign another 10 day extension because the buyer's are using a piece of land as collateral. The new owner's of the rental house have a bridge loan until they sell the house they are living in so we either have 6 months or 45 days to find another place to live! And did I mention to you that there is NOTHING on the market in our area, we have a large down payment and have been pre-approved and can't buy a house!!!

My lovely husband decided two weeks ago to buy our youngest son a new dirt bike and our oldest son a new laptop without telling me anything about it, yes we had a HUGE fight and yes we have made up but now there is nothing to buy them for Christmas because the little brats, I mean darlings, have way too much stuff and yet they sit around the house saying they're bored! I asked them over Thanksgiving break to make me a Christmas list of about 10 items each, I explained to them that they won't get everything on the list, that has been a week ago and I still don't have their lists, I asked them again this morning on the way to school to make me a list and they both replied, "I don't really want anything"! I think I'm going to take the money for their Christmas presents and give it to a needy family in our area, and I'm not joking!! Kids today are way too spoiled and have way too much and it's my fault for giving in and buying them all this junk, somewhere along the way I have fallen into the trap of my children need to have bigger and better and that stops today!!! I can't believe that I have allowed this to happen! When I was a child we didn't get toys and stuff all year long and just because so and so had the latest and greatest didn't mean we had it! I think I have ranted enough for today.

Be sure to stop by on Friday for a great giveaway, who knows it might be an ipod touch, a blackberry, a laptop , a dirt bike or anything else they don't need! You know and I know that I won't do that, but I should! Have a great day!!!