Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Catalogue Clutter

For those of you who receive 4 or more catalogs a day in the mail, this website is for you! Check out It is a free service, and once you give them your name(s) and address you can select the magazines you want to unsubscribe from. Fantastic. I saw this on the morning news one day and decided to sign up. They say it takes about 10 weeks for it to take effect, but still, if there is a hope of unclogging the mailbox I'll jump at it. Save a stack of the catalogs you want to delete, because there are literally hundreds to choose from and I forgot which ones I actually get, and some of them ask for the 'customer number' on the back of the catalog.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Ratatouille Screening Party

The three of us thought that a wine and cheese party was the perfect compliment to a cute movie about food in Paris! We had great fun finding different kinds of cheese, along with and crackers and wine. We also had grapes and apples to go with it. Oh, and we had sushi... just because we like sushi too. We dimmed the lights, unfurled our cloth napkins and watched this really cute movie about a lovable rat who has a passion for cooking. I highly recommend the movie. I have a shameless habit of turning the silliest little thing into an excuse to have a party, but we have fun!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Life Is A Gift

Today before you say an unkind word -
Think of someone who can't speak.

Before you complain about the taste of your food -

Think of someone who has nothing to eat.

Before you complain about your husband or wife -
Think of someone who's crying out to GOD for a companion.

Today before you complain about life -
Think of someone who went too early to heaven.

Before you complain about your children -
Think of someone who desires children but they're barren.

Before you argue about your dirty house someone didn't clean or sweep -
Think of the people who are living in the streets.

Before whining about the distance you drive -
Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.

And when you are tired and complain about your job -
Think of the unemployed, the disabled, and those who wish they had your job.

But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another -
Remember that not one of us is without sin and we all answer to one MAKER.

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down -
Put a smile on your face and thank GOD you're alive and still around.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Wake up cat

I saw this on Yahoo video. I don't normally peruse YouTube and such, but I was cracking up at this one. Anyone who has had a kitty can relate! This one is for you Dobug!

I tried putting the actual video on my blog but couldn't make it work, so here is the link.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Mearns-Kilcup Wedding

We were just at Calista's wedding this past weekend. It was a beautiful wedding. The bride looked radiant, the flowers were amazing, the food was delicious, and the company superb. Peter and Nicole were there and it was really good to see them. All in all, we had a blast. It was a semi-formal wedding, so we were all too eager to dress up! Husbands grudgingly complied. After that Hubby and I drove down to North Carolina so he could do some computer work for John's business. The drive was spectacular.

If any of you haven't seen fall on the east coast, I highly recommend it. The colors are simply stunning. Fall is now my favorite time of year. If I can remember to take my camera outside, I will try to get some pictures. There wasn't much 'fall' to speak of in California, so I really appreciate it here. The weather is cooling off, so we have our fireplace going in the evenings. I have been baking pumpkin and apple pies, pumpkin bread, mulling cider on the stove, etc. LOVE IT! Poor Hubby has also had to endure all the fall leaves and floral arrangements that are popping up around the house. And it's time to get all those scarves and sweaters out of storage! Yea! My closet was officially rotated last week.

Las Vegas

Hubby went to a computer conference in LV and I got to go with him! We did a lot of sight seeing and got to see Hoover Dam. It is truly amazing if any of you get the opportunity to see it. I flew from NV to CA for a few days while Hubby was in class. It was so good to see my family! I miss my grandparents especially, and was thankful I got to spend some time with them. I also got to see Sara and Aubrey, and she is growing up so fast!

Jacob's First Birthday

Chub-Chubs is now 1 year old!! I am so thankful I was able to be there for his first birthday party. He is getting cuter all the time, and I miss seeing him grow up! I gave Big Brother a set of walkie talkies as an early b-day present for him so he wouldn't feel too left out. We had great fun playing hide and seek with them after the party.

Josh and Amy's Wedding

I finally have some pictures to post! Here is a slide show of the wedding, and of course..... my nephews!!