merry merry

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Yes, it is officially the happy day here in Korea!

We had a fabulous birthday party for Jesus tonight...
it included meat fondue, salad, THE bread, and red velvet cake.
Daddy read from the Bible & told the girlies the story of Christ's birth.
What a GREAT night! :)

We have all the goodies under the tree,
and I'm up *working* on a few last-minute sewing projects!

Here are a few shots that cover our last few days...
Beks & Abby LOVING each other.
THIS has been a long time coming.
They have been playing together & enjoying each other much more over the last few days.
Abby's first official manicure!
I found Piggy Paint & decided she could have it...
even still sucking her fingers!
For your viewing pleasure...
Abby's PINK tree.
She loves it & HAD to have a STAR for the top!!
Well, Merry Christmas!
We are set to have a good one here in Korea!
Miss all of you back in the states very much...
we're off to Thailand on Saturday, so we'll be back with some stories, I'm sure!

Bloggy love,

{p.s. Beks kept saying, "Obama" on a regular basis. I could not figure out why his visit here had such an affect on her. Then, I realized she said it every time we said presents. HA. President, presents...what does she think she is opening tomorrow?! Maybe that's why Santa is freaking her out?} :)


Monday, December 21, 2009

I feel like a robot.
I have now deactivated my facebook account.

Can I just say,

While facebook has been great to get back in touch with
& reacquainted with people I haven't spoken to in years...
it has also been a huge time suck.

So yes,
I have a time management problem.
I'm not going to set timers.
Or just do it into the wee hours...

I would rather be creating something that I can see & doing something I truly enjoy.
I love to sew.
And scrapbook.
And play games with my girlies.
Read books.
Read my BIBLE.
{One of my friends commented that her relationship to the Lord might benefit by taking the facebook time & reading her Bible. As Bekah would say, "Amen sister."} :)
I want a piano. And to play again.
I want to learn how to play the guitar.
I have lots of things I'd rather be doing than seeing what someone wants to tell me about every 20 minutes.

You get it, right?
If you don't, I'm sorry.
I wish I had it in me to allot the perfect amount of time to it.
But it sucks me in.
I get tired & it sucks me in too late most nights &
I want to be a good mommy.
Won't you still be my friend?

Bloggy love,

Christmas, Christmas & more Christmas...

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Let me just say,
I love Christmas.
But seriously,
there have been so many things to do in the past week,
I'm exhausted!

{OR, it could be that I stayed up WAY too late last night...
and maybe had a little too much of the drinky drink??}

I won't go into unending detail, but here's a little bit of the past week:
MOPS, baking, more baking, baking & wrapping goodies for 400 gift bags, PWOC Christmas Party Bible verse exchange, squadron Christmas party, and OSC lunch.
So, last night we had the squadron party...
look at the cute goodies our commander & his wife gave the wives.

Isn't it great? :)
LOVE it.
I like that we're the Mongrels here--
so fitting!
Plus, I just like dogs in general, so that's a bonus.
Date night, baby.
Do you see Brad's sexy vest?

This is just too funny to comment on...
there is an enginerd joke here somewhere.
Or some CE joke, but I'm tired.
Brad, SMSgt Nuque, Shirt, & SMSgt Casey...
we have an awesome group here!
Have I mentioned lately that we really enjoy the people here?
Because we do...tremendously! :)
Some form Brad signed for the CE Christmas tree in the O'Club...

Brad & Ricky Bobby! :)
Still don't have a great view of it, but...
Brad wanted an ugly Christmas sweater to wear, but come on,
we live in Korea.
The BX only has so much to choose from &
I hadn't given my mom that job early enough!
SO, he sent me on a mission to find something ugly for him to wear.
Let me just preface this,
{being that I know people who have worn this exact Christmas vest!!}
it's a woman's vest.
There was nothing in the guys' section that was even remotely Christmas themed.
The best part
is that he had a reindeer tie that he could actually match it to.
Sort of.
I won an Ipod Nano.
I gave it away.
I made the people who wanted it do a dance off.
Would I ever be in a dance off?
Um, no.
But it's definitely not beneath me to make others do it.
Must come up with some other ideas for this in the future...
any good ones, please leave me a comment! :)
The annual scavenger hunt...
All in all, it was a great night!
The people who worked hard getting it together & doing all the fundraisers were awesome.
Crazy to think it's our last Christmas party here...

Bloggy love,

project 320

Sunday, December 13, 2009

This group of wonderful ladies is trying to accomplish something meaningful this Christmas season.
Go ahead...take a look.
Be challenged to donate just $10.
Every little bit helps. A lot.

Here is what their blog has to say:
{you can also click on the groovy button to the left over there!}

We are going to build a well.
You are going to build a well.

Because we can.
Because you can.


Right now sweet, generous, creative and caring women from all over the country are sewing, knitting, painting, shopping, blogging, praying.


Over 100 items.

Handmade and heartfelt happiness.

December 14th
and ending
December 18th

Project 320
will be holding a virtual raffle.

10 prize bundles.

earns one virtual ticket.

You get to choose how many "tickets" to buy
and which prize package you want to win.

On December 21st we will "draw" ten winners.

But most of all,
we will celebrate the victory.

The promise of clean water for a village.


Are you excited?

You should be!!!!

Because it is going to be awesome.
Grab a button.
Spread the word.
Bloggy love,

because i need more ribbon...

Friday, December 11, 2009

Okay, go here to check it out!
I love me some ribbon & would love to get this kind of fix!!!

Bloggy love,

note to self

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I'm a little slow.

That pretty much covers it, but you know I'm going to tell you more.
I am not a fast paced kinda gal...
sure, I'm busy, but that's different.
I don't do anything fast.
I procrastinate. Badly.
I also spend too much time on the computer. Imagine that.

So, here are the Thanksgiving outfits I finished 10 minutes before our guests arrived!
Oh, and that was because I hadn't done button holes on this machine before.
{And I waited until the last minute!}

Beks & her candy cane smile :)
Abby was pretty big on her.
But it twirled!!

25 hair clips for our MOPS silent auction.
It brought in like $45 people.
No pictures on the 3 aprons, 1 taggie blanket, 1 taggie chewy...
and I'm not done.
More aprons, cowgirls outfits, skirts, jumpers...
have I told you lately that I love buying fabric in Korea?
Love it.
Have more deliciousness stacked in the laundry room!
Who needs sleep? :)
I do...I have turned into my mother. Off to bed!
{But Mom, I made it until 11!}

Bloggy love,

this child

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

While Abby was at Cubbies tonight,
Beks and I did a little grocery shopping.

Indy dog got a new bag of food,
so you can imagine the excitement of my #1 dog feeder!!
We got home and all she could say was,
"Feed Indy. FEED INDY."
So, she helped me put his food in his bowl.
{minus a small amount due to OTHER items he stole throughout the day!!!}

Then I continued to put the groceries away.
It was entirely too quiet.
I asked Beks what she was doing...
she responded by muttering something about Indy's water.
I told her to please stop playing in it,
continuing to organize my refrigerator.

Hmmm...not the smartest move.
So here is what she was doing...
While Indy was eating,
she took food from his food bowl & moved it into his water bowl.
She was VERY proud of herself!
Indy tried to make the best of it,
but I thought it a little unkind to make him bob for his food!

This child is going to be some kind of fun!

Bloggy love,