Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Taylor Swift - Silent Night (Live at Rockefeller Center-xmas

What is Christmas?
It is tenderness for the past,
courage for the present,
hope for the future.
It is a fervent wish
that every cup may overflow
with blessings rich and eternal,
and that every path may lead to peace.
~Agnes M. Pharo

Merry Christmas~

Christmas Eve

Morgan and Faith on Christmas Eve-

My mom and I went to their house for church and dinner.

Then the girls open their gifts from me.

Playing video games while waiting for dinner!

Anticipating opening gifts...

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Ronald McDonald House

Today my mom and I did a little supply shopping and made a donation to the Ronald McDonald house. I had been thinking of doing something charity wise and thought of buying gifts- One of my friends {Sarah} works for the RMH and she told me there was a bigger need for supplies. We bought detergent, dryer sheets, tons of cereal, crackers, and paper towels. My mom and I then headed to downtown Phoenix to drop off the supplies. Sarah gave us a tour of the facilities. I would love to make this a new tradition- to donate to RMHC.

For those of you who would like to do a little something- they collect pop tabs-

Here are a couple facts:
~Approximately 1,267 pop tabs make one pound and it all adds up!

~144 pounds helps one family stay one night at our House. (Statistics based on an average price of $0.50 per pound.)

If you are up for saving your pop tabs let me know when you'd like to have them picked up and I will add them to the collection.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Stand - Rascal Flatts

I believe everday we should live our lives to the fullest. I easily forget to do this. No matter what obstacle is set in my way, I know that I can over come it. You just have to believe....

{remind me of this tomorrow}



I took Haley and Nikkolina (my cousins daughters) Morgan and Faith to Luminarias at the Desert Botanical Garden. The girls said it was boring but we actually had fun. It was freezing cold outside and we laughed the entire way while trying to find the exit!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

half hour til midnight

5 trips to the store
16 dozen (plus) cookies
(I made peanut butter cookies but ...
they turned out gross so I tossed them)
3 batches of rice krispy treats =
6 care packages
Good night and sleep well~

Baking for our Soldiers

Here is a quick look into my day today~
I am baking cookies to send over to Afghanistan and Kuwait.

My first batch of chocolate chip cookies:

10 dozen chocolate chip, 6 dozen m&m cookies and 3 batches of rice krispy treats.

Thanks for serving!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Chistmas Tree

Ok- I got a Christmas tree this year for the 1st time in about 6 years! I LOVE it!! I seriously need to figure out how to take good "dark" photos though because the pictures do not do justice to the tree!

Thursday, December 06, 2007


For Halloween our team bought masks and walked around the buildings... just because~
Dino {my manager} and his "devil balls"

{sorry for the delayed posting}

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Thanksgiving Day

Cute pictures of my cousin's kids-
Monique, Haley, Zach, Nikkolina
{just a few of the kids}

They played in Monique's room for a couple hours, turning the lights off and on and then screaming just for the fun of it. Crazy thing was- I stayed in the room with them. They cracked me up! All the other boys were playing in another room. Zach is 5 and is always with Haley, which is why he was playing with the girls {that and he is a smart kid- hangs out with the cool ones! ha} I told Zach that he is my favoritest 5 year old and he told me it was the nicest thing I have ever told him! Too cute!