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Archive for December, 2010

Christmas In Heaven

I see the countless Christmas Trees around the world below, with tiny lights, like heaven’s stars, reflecting on the snow.

The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away that tear, for I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear, but the sounds of music can’t compare with the Christmas choir up here.

I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices bring, for it is beyond description, to hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me. I see the pain inside your heart, but I am not so far away.

We really aren’t apart. So be happy for me dear ones.

You know I hold you dear, and be glad I’m spending Christmas, with Jesus Christ this year.

I send you each a special gift, from my heavenly home above.

I send you each a memory of, my undying love.

After all “Love” is the gift, more precious than pure gold.

It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.

Please love and keep each other, as my Father said to do, for I can’t count the blessing or love he has for each of you.

So, have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear.

Remember, I’m spending Christmas, with Jesus Christ this year.

Merry Christmas! 100 Things About Me!

100. Learning new things excites me!

99. I always wear VS Heavenly.

98. I Love to sew.

97. I know how to use a “dark room”.

96. I prefer a Cannon SLR.

95. I make a SUPER Cheesecake.

94. I like Gain, Original Scent.

93. I have 5 children and 2 step-children.

92. I learned many years ago..not to leave the house without eye liner.

91. I love to be bare foot.

90. I am 5’4″.

89. I have had 1 miscarriage.

88. I prefer Silver to Gold.

87. I had my ears pierced for the first time when I was 20 yrs old.

86. I love talking to my mom while we work together..on anything.

85. I got married the first time when I was 21 years old.

84. I got divorced within a year.

83. I Love to HUG my kids.

82. I was a waitress for 3 yrs.

81. I worked in a sawmill for 5 yrs.

80. I am a cheek kisser…other than my DH.

79. I like small dogs.

78. I lived on the border of Mexico for 4 yrs.

77. I was home schooled from 4rd grade through 12th.

76. I was named after my Grandmas..both of them.

75. I speak Spanish….just enough to get me in trouble.

74. I love finding good deals.

73. I collected dragons…until I had kids.

72. I love to read good books.

71. I like to write poetry.

70. I like to window shop. No obligation to buy….just the enjoyment of seeing beautiful things.

69. I like sticky notes.

68. I enjoy listening to music in the car.

67. I love babies and the way they smell.

66. I’m all for epidurals.

65. I can’t resist my kids smiles.

64. I love to cook!

63. I dislike doing dishes.

62. I fold my towels in threes.

61. I like the toothpaste tube rolled.

60. I wonder if no one else knows how to change out the rolls of toilet tissue.

59. I like to write.

58. I love to go to the Temple!

57. I like to do family history work with my mom.

56. I love to dance.

55. I hate liver and onions.

54. My favorite food is “Alambre”.

53. I am not an organized person.

52. I would like to be. 🙂

51. I was a nail biter…not anymore.

50. My favorite movie is “Princess Bride”.

49. I got married the second time when I was 24.

48. My favorite thing to do…make my kids smile.

47. I’m not very sympathetic. I’m empathetic, but don’t come whining to me. Can’t stand it.

46. I am irritated easily by insincerity or dishonesty.

45. I love the smell of rain.

44. My favorite song when I was young…”I love the rainy nights” by Eddie Rabbit.

43. I prefer crunchy over creamy…2/3 peanut butter, 1/3 chocolate syrup.

42. I hate to see someone sad or upset.

41. My hair doesn’t hold a curl unless I perm it.

40. I loved fishing with my dad growing up.

39. I am a procrastinator.

38. It must be Lawry’s seasoning salt, Real vanilla from Mexico, Hidden Valley dressing, and Pace picante.

37. I have ton’s of half finished projects.

36. My favorite color is Royal Blue.

35. I love going to the bathroom….alone! With 5 kids, it is hard to get away…even there.

34. I prefer my hair long and curly.

33. I wear a size 7 1/2, open toe pump, black.

32. I love my tennis shoes.

31. I can’t lie without smiling.

30. I love taking pictures.

29. I LOVE my Mom!! She is my favorite person to hang out with.

28. I collect cook books. Taste of Home is my favorite.

27. I can’t give a talk without crying.

26. I love my friends.

25. I have moved more in the last few years than most people do in a lifetime.

24. I know how to swim…long enough for someone to save me.

23. I don’t understand people who take advantage of the kindness of others.

22. I have a low tolerance for those who make promises that they can’t or won’t keep.

21. I love coupons!

20. I don’t like peas, celery, or cooked spinach.

19. I’m a sucker for puppies…but dogs are not indoor pets.

18. I am allergic to cats and long haired dogs.

17. My least favorite job is ironing.

16. I can’t stand movies with a lot of blood and cursing.

15. I can’t help but laugh at people who use the word “like” several times in a sentence.

14. If I hear incorrect grammar it is hard for me not to correct it.

13. I hate to floss.

12. I have a credit card….for gas purchases only.

11. I don’t wear a watch.

10. I love analog clocks…for looks and for telling time.

9. I want to start scrapbooking.

8. And get back into a regular exercise routine.

7. Chocolate and Peanut Butter are the best.

6. I have 5 brothers and 3 sisters.

5. I am starting to love blogging.

4. I home schooled 3 of my kids for 6 months…had my newest addition to the family, was running a business and a household. It was just too much.

3. I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS or Mormons). I have a Testimony of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I know that God loves each of us, knows us individually and cares about everything we do.

2. I love my husband and my children with all my being.

1. I am thankful for all the support that I have and I hope to make and record many memories in the years to come. I hope you will come along with me!

Hugs & Love,


$1 for Three DVD Rentals from Redbox ($3 Value)

I use Redbox so I thought this might be of interest to others that use it as well. Make it a movie night!! Only $1 for Three movies. Only good for one night rentals.
Click here to get your “groupon” now. Coupon is only available till Sunday night but good till March 10, 2011!

The Fine Print
* Expires Mar 10, 2011
* Limit 1/person. Valid only at physical Kiosk US locations. Valid for 1st night rental only. Not valid for video game or Blu-ray. Code usage is subject to standard Redbox terms & conditions. Card will be charged if rental is not returned by 9pm next day.

Random Fun – Bumper Sticker

Win An “In Bloom” Gift Collection by Reese Witherspoon!

This is a great deal! My sister sells avon and is giving away this FREE set. Check it out! You will receive this in time for Christmas.

Place any size order between now and Midnight CST, Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010.

Automatically be entered to win a 4-piece “In Bloom” by Reese Witherspoon Gift Collection! A $64.00 Value!

Gift collection includes:
Eau de Parfum Spray
1.7 fl. oz. A $34.00 value.
Body Lotion
6.7 fl. oz. A $15.00 value.
Shower Gel
6.7 fl. oz. A $15.00 value.
Gift Bag
The perfect way to present your gift. 10” H x 8” W x 4” D.

Place an order now and be entered to WIN! All orders placed by midnight on the 15th will be received before Christmas. Free Shipping on all orders over $30.

Award-winning actress, Hollywood producer and working mother, Reese embodies the perfect balance of inner and outer beauty. Her celebrity style and sensual elegance are captured in the heart of In Bloom.

”In developing In Bloom, I found myself drawn to the scents of my childhood in Tennesse. We had a great big magnolia tree in the backyard and it’s that beautiful white blossom that inspired the perfume. In Bloom is indicative of where I am in my life today. I’m feeling very strong and independent, and so happy, so full of life. The fragrance truly captures that feeling – it’s very sensual, very romantic and alluring.”Reese Witherspoon for Avon

Visit and place your order and be entered into the drawing now!

Threadart: Free Totes Sweepstakes

I thought this was cool!

Threadart has started a sweepstakes on Facebook for 2 FREE EMBROIDERED TOTES. All you need to do is visit their Facebook page and click the Sweepstakes Tab to enter. No purchase is necessary! If you are not already a Threadart Facebook fan, please press LIKE on their page before you enter. Sweepstakes winner will be selected randomly on January 4th 2011 from all eligible entries. They will embroider a name and initial of your choice on each tote! You will need a Facebook account to enter.

Wednesday’s Menu




Cinna-sticks are easily made with a roll of refrigerated pizza dough. Roll out, spread on melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar blend. Cut into strips and cook. Serve with icing of choice!

Wednesdays are busy for us. Quick and easy is the way I like it! 🙂

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