The Y's Happily Ever After

December 23, 2011


I'm trying very hard not to be sad and cry this Christmas....really hard!  I find that if I keep myself busy, I do much better.  Today, I stopped crying and pulled myself together when I started to think about how lucky I am and how it could be so much worse.  I have been thinking about the little Kindergarten student who passed away at my school from a horrible disease and another family that recently lost their little one.  It's when I think about and pray for these families that I realize that I can only allow myself to be sad and cry for a little bit because I have so much.
That being said, today I have made two coleslaw recipe's and an Apple Cake with caramel cream cheese frosting.  I also made two, yes only two, cupcakes for my nieces to decorate for Jesus tomorrow.  This is an amazing recipe and you only have to make two cupcakes at a time :)

This picture made me smile and think about how lucky I am to be married to my best are definitely the shake to my bake honey!  I love you!  I found this at Homegoods and if it's there next time I go, I have to purchase it!

Looking forward to spending time with Ashley and Ace tonight.....then off to celebrate Kochie (no idea how to spell this) with the Yuditsky's.  Missing my mom and dad this Christmas but happy that they get to spend their first Christmas in their new place together :) 

December 20, 2011

20 Questions–Christmas Style

I stole this idea from Shannon but it provides some entertainment :)

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?  I love wrapping presents and opening wrapped presents.

2. Real tree or Artificial? Real - we cut down our tree every year.  This started when I was little and I introduced and continued the tradition with TJ and Leo :)

3. When do you put up the tree? We usually cut down our tree the first weekend in December.

4. When do you take the tree down?  Usually on New's an easy "hungover" activity.

5. Do you like eggnog? Hate it :(

6. Favorite gift received as a child? My Feona Fathead dolls (horrible name I know) with burgundy pram.  We got these big baby like dolls (with fat heads) and these beautiful pram like strollers and played Mommy.

7. Do you have a nativity scene?'s super cute cause it's little.

8. Hardest person to buy for? Parents

9. Easiest person to buy for? Leo

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail....I love getting Christmas cards!

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? A sweater with a howling wolf on hindsight it's funny since my school mascot in the Timberwolves, but when I was 12 it wasn't cool!

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Polar Express

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Usually after Thanksgiving

14. Ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes....the Shamrocker's party always includes re-gifting.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Cookies

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Clear outside but colored on the tree!

17. Favorite Christmas song? Trans Siberian Orchestra Christmas Cannon Rock

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?  Anywhere my family is

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Of car is currently dressed as my favorite reindeer.

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel my mom made :)

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? One on Christmas Eve and the rest on Christmas Day.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? TRAFFIC

23. Favorite ornament, theme, or color?  I love the wedding ornament my mom gave us on our first married Christmas together.

24. What do you want for Christmas this year?  Happiness and the hope of a little baby in the NEAR future.

A little video humor....last year TJ and Cris taught Erik what to say when we saw a pretty girl, "How delicious!"  What great role models!  The person gasping in the background is my mom!  They didn't stop there...they also taught him what to say when he saw two girls hugging, "Oh la la and Don't Stop!"

December 8, 2011

Thankful on Thursday

1) Nomi and Sammie, two of my very best friends, who sent me beautiful flowers at work today with a beautiful message attached!  I'm so blessed to have them in my life.  Thanks for always knowing what to say and do to make me feel better.  I love you both very much :)

2) Happy news for a good friend (aka bestie on blogs)....looking forward to sharing in this wonderful journey with you.

3) A great girls weekend at Ashley's making cards, laughing, eating yummy food, and spending time with some of my favorite ladies!!

4) Winter and the possibility of snow!  I was very disappointed on Wednesday (can you imagine how much snow that would've been if it were 20 degree's cooler???)  Anywho....I love snow and love when the forecast is chilly enough to leave the possibility of snow in the near future!

5) Winter break is only 9 1/2 days's going to be the longest 9 1/2 days of my life, but at least it's coming up :)

6)  A wonderfully supportive Mom who continues to give me "hope" each and every day.  Don't know what I would do without your daily chats!  Love you!!

7)  My wonderful hubby who makes me laugh :)

December 7, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

How do I feel...this picture explains it all...exhausted!  (I only wish my legs were this long and slender!)