Friday, October 31, 2008

HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS

Here are a few of my Halloween decorations from this season. The big bowl stays on the dining room table year round and holds seasonal items. There are the words TRICK and TREAT in the bowl now.

I love the black crow sitting on top of the candle. GEE, wonder why my lampshade looks dusty?

The pumpkins are made out of chenille bedspreads with wooden spools for the stem. Big Daddy's cat, Thunder in the window. He climbs over the black table (knocking off picture frames and decorations as he goes) Apparently he liked the black cat.


My witch hanging on the door.





My new black table and chairs (new to me, at least) with my Longaberger baskets and Hallmark decorations. I love decorating for Halloween.





Mark your calendars, I will be putting up my Christmas stuff on November 22nd. I am ready but the rest of the family is a little reluctant to help BEFORE THanksgiving.










Monday, October 27, 2008

SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE DEMOCRATS!

As the title says, some of my best friends are democrats! MP Poo is a wonderful democrat friend of mine~we agree on nothing related to politics but she has a GREAT sense of humor. She can laugh at a good cartoon. The truth is, My name is Anissa and I am a registered Democrat! There I said it. I registered a hundred years ago and didn't have a clue about either party and have never switched as my views have become more clear. Anywho, I couldn't pass up this cartoon to help us get through Halloween and the last week of the dreaded election. I am so tired of political speaches and interviews I could just SPIT. Being a southern lady, I will not~least not where you can see me.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Baby O's Big Day!

In just a few short minutes from now Sweet Baby O will officially be adopted. He is now 6 1/2 months old and is going to court for the finalization proceedings. He had his hair cut for the occasion and I have heard he was a complete gentleman. With him will be, of course, his mother and father, nana, great-grandparents and family friends. I wish I could be there to see what happens! We love you O! When are you coming to spend the weekend with your favorite cousins?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

CONVERSATION WITH A 4 YEAR OLD

On the way to school this morning I had the following conversation with my 4 year old Angel.

Angel: Mom, Mom, why do we have hands and fingers?
ME: So we can eat and dress ourselves.
Angel: MOM! I am not a gull (girl) I don't wear dresses.
ME: No you are a boy. But you need fingers to help you get your clothes on.
Angel: But I wear pants and not dresses, right?
ME: Right, pants only.
Angel: But boys need fingers, too, right?
ME: Right.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Here they are!

Here 3 of us are on Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom! The other 2 of us are waiting impatiently for the ride to be over. The kids love this ride and it was the first ride we rode at the first park on the first day at Disney. Big Daddy and Future Trooper rode it when FT was about 4 and he was terrified at evidenced by the pictures purchased at the park. They then rode it again when FT was 7 and he was again terrified! This time at 12, he was still terrified. He is brave and will ride anything that Big Daddy will get a fast pass for but he is scared every time. Ask him about riding Expedition Everest!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

OKAY PEOPLE!

I am certainly not one that overthinks a situation! NO, I usually just say the first thing that comes into my little brain. Well, I am trying to do better. Let's all try not to say hurtful things or "sensitive" things to our children: they always repeat them anyway. Also, let's try to respect people for the life they have lived and the experiences they have had. We don't know what a person may be feeling that day or an experience they may have had 20 years ago that still shapes their personality. Come on, let's all try, just for a day or two, to not get offended or "read between lines" that are NOT there! I am not a politically correct person but sometimes LET'S JUST LET STUFF GO!

There I am done. *I am now getting off my soapbox, please come back tomorrow*

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY






Monday, October 13, 2008

WE'RE BACK

I am just to tired to tell you ALL about my trip!!! Here are a few highlights. Nana's lemon tree. Yes, those are lemons!

Good ol' Chip and Dale~seen at Disney's Magic Kingdom. More to follow......



Thursday, October 2, 2008

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