Thursday, December 31, 2009

On the 7th Day of Christmas....

Today was another great day. Girls day was successful, even more so than I had thought it would be. For Christmas, the girls got the Disney Fairy dress up trunk. Of which contained 3 of most everything in it for them to share and play with. And I figured that when we got it out to play, it would be a fight for who gets what color and which one and yadda yadda... because usually at least once a day I hear one of them complaining because another one has something that belongs to them.

But it was a nice suprise that they were extremely nice to each other. Took turns and didn't fight over who got to do make-up, hair ect first in line with me. I have to say, I think this is the first time we have successfully done a full day of activities without a single fight. *I am knocking on wood as I say it too LMAO* It was a nice change of pace for Mommy, something I could definitely get used to. After all the make up and costumes and hair, we watched movies with popcorn. Bet you can't guess what we watched? O YEAH- Tinkerbell... not just one, but two of them. Roxy has now decided she is a water fairy, Ana is tinkerbell, and Stevie is now a light fairy.



Are you ready for it..... (Hey I said it was a fight free day... not mischief free- THAT would be a miracle!)
Since Roxy is now a water fairy, she felt that possessed the ability to create dew drops. Anyone ever watch Tinkerbell? Well this consists of scooping up water in your hands and then blowing it onto whatever you want to make dew.... Needless to say Stevie and my bathroom mirrors proved that it does nothing but create a mess! LMAO Even though she got "sprayed", Stevie laughed hysterically (Which is how they got caught LOL)

O to be young again! I am going to be scrapping tonight, as I got some super cute pics, and also today reminded me that I had YET to share my halloween pics. I made the girls costumes and we dressed up all pretty, and well they just looked too cute, So those pics are to come tomorrow :)


On the 7th Day of Christmas....
*Sorry this gift has been given*
*Link will be vaild for 24 hours (1 am EST) and then will be revealed and the next gift given*


And for those that missed yesterday's gift, this is what was hiding inside:
*The image is clickable to the shoppe where it can now be found*

I hope you all enjoy today's gift! And if you are staying in tonight be sure to stop by www.gottapixel.net as Connie Prince hosts a New Years gathering that is sure to be tons of fun. I will be there :) Hopefully to start my year off just right with some scrapping.
And for those going out- Have fun and be safe and have a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

On the 6th Day of Christmas....

So my net decided to act wonky on me tonight... Here I am at 4 am still up, goodness I swear insomnia can be a pain! LMAO.

Thank you all so very much for the birthday wishes. It turned out to be an alright day. I made myself some cheesecake that turned out soooo yummy. Then when I served it with dinner (kids pick of spaghetti) I heated up Smuckers Hot Fudge topping and drizzled that over top the slices with a scope of hot cherry pie filling on top. O GOODNESS WAS IT YUMMY! LOL. Its a good thing New Year's Resolutions will help me feel less guilty about it ;)

But I took so me time out today. I felt it was much earned. I escaped up to my dad's house (since no one was there but him) and took a nice hot relaxing bath- NO INTERUPTIONS FOR POTTY BREAKS AND FIXING DOLLS! LMAO. Then I went over to my friend Jake's for a jam session. Lately we have been working on some original songs and we decided tonight to work together on the ones we have wrote to polish them up and refine them. Hopefully soon we can get them recorded and mastered down for a demo. Music is my release, it is something that I can escape to, release all my stress through and have just for me. I try hard to keep it going, as its vital, especially for us busy mommy's, to take time to do something for just US!

My Peanut was a total stinker this morning though and made my day kick off with a smile. He woke me up this morning by crawling up beside me (as I put him in bed with me last night due to a cough spell that hit him hard in the middle of the night) and then patting my face to play peek-a-boo. Rebecca, Amanda.. have you found that your boys are really attached mommy's boys?? I mean not in a bad way, but its seems everything you do just is perfect in his eyes and vice versa? He cracks me up, as he does get a bit jealous when the girls are on me, and he seems to "feel" me. If I am happy, he is- I am sad, he is. Well, I haven't really been sad around him much at all, but when playing doctor with the girls or something and I fake cry.. he starts the sympathy cry LMAO- Too cute for words.
However, today will be a girls day- for both me and the girlies to have some quality time. I am sure the day is calling for some hair, make-up, nails and then some dancing. (The girls love dancing and its my way to get work out partners in a sneaky way ;) I will be sure to take some pics of the after results to share as well :)


On the 6th Day of Christmas, Today's gift has 2 downloads.
Please scroll PAST the gift tag for your download links
*Sorry this gift has been given*

And for those that missed yesterday's gift, this is what was hiding inside.
*The image is now linked to the store where is can be found*


I can't wait for the new year to begin to use those templates. They are top of my list for project 365! BTW Anyone doing that? I will be here on my blog. I figured it would be best for me to keep on it, plus following the new gottapixel 365 challenge. I can't wait for it!! Linda love, I think you and I can motivate each other to keep the blogging mojo alive. I know I don't want to get out of this groove ever again! I missed it and you all entirelly to much!!!
Until tomorrow... much love and hugs!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

On the 5th Day of Christmas....

Today it SNOWED! I have to admit, even though I complain when its on the ground.. its something I truly enjoy. I could have done without the ice cold winds that pierced through me, but the snow coming down was gorgeous. Hopefully it can keep it up and I can take the kids out sled riding today for my choice outing.

We played Operation today and ordered pizza. I am a tad bit disappointed with the new version of the game though. I got it out and ready to go with the camera rolling for their first time ever, waiting for that annoying buzz and vibration to scare the pee out of them.. but alas, the new game does the softer less annoying buzz and no shaking :( I will have to dig out my old one, as I know I still have it somewhere tucked away. That was the BEST part of playing the game, that instant shock and scare moment LMAO.

I have to admit though, I am enjoying this so much. I had forgotten how much joy blogging brought me, but of course with things being thrown a loop before- O well, But yes Amanda, I missed this too. Much more I am sure than you all missed my ramblings LOL. Its funny how you don't really realize it until you revisit. Its like the candy you ate ALL the time as a kid that you run across at the store, and pop it in your mouth and then BAM... it all comes back and its like heaven. Well this is kinda like that, just not as dramatic HAHAHA.

Dallas being born this year really threw my schedule a bit of a loop that I didn't quit prepare myself for. I know you can never truly be prepared, but I thought well I have 4 others this should be a cinch. *DUH LIZ- You forgot that the others were older, walking, talking and a little more self sufficient ;) Just as you Rebecca, I am sure Dallas has me running circles with his new found movability. He is now 11 months and just a bundle. But never have I been upset with him, honestly. He has been (shhhh don't tell my girls) but the best baby one could ever ask for. He is always smiling, never cries (with the exception of when the teeth are on the break through) he is so pleasant and giggly. I mean he is a momma's boy- and will whine to be held by me when he gets tired, but other than that. MAN he is growing so fast :( Just like the girly girls are too. Here is a peek at how big the girls have gotten this past year:
*These are some of the pics I took from our Park Outting in Oct*


Now on to the gift giving :)
Sorry This Gift Has Been Given


And for those that missed yesterday's gift, this is what was hiding inside.
I figured we all needed a little bit of a variety in the mix :)
*The image is now clickable to the shoppe where it can now be found*

Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments- I enjoy reading them each day and knowing that you all enjoy the gifts is just awesome! Thanks so much, until tomorrow!
*BTW- My store is on sale from today until the end of the year to help celebrate my birthday today*

Monday, December 28, 2009

On the 4th Day of Christmas....

So last night while dumping all the photos off my card to my PC, I got to looking back at the year in photos. Its been one crazy heck of a year. I don't think I mentioned ever to you all about my hair cutting incident that happened here.... In a nutshell- My oldest daughter saw me trim my own hair, and felt the need to do it to not only herself but her sisters as well. Needless to say, during a moment of "mom's not looking" Roxy managed to cut the beautiful long, down to the butt length hair of the girls, to a choppy mess that could only be fixed by some buzzing. I cried for 2 hours after that, but thankfully as nature promises- It has started to grow back.

Peanut is also growing, like a weed. He now is walking around, 10 steps or so before falling back on the bum. A mouth full of chompers too, as he now has 9 teeth. SOOO fast! I miss holding my little tiny nutter butter already. I savor every last second I can of rocking and cuddling, as I know this is my last until they grow older and bring me bundles again to spoil. But now that he knows how to move, he doesn't want to sit and just cuddle. WHY!!!!! LOL. Some one really needs to jump on that time flying machine quick!

But I also came across my family photos that I did at the park in October. That day was a TOTAL BLAST! We all went in the early evening so I could do some pictures, and it all ended up into a total leaf pile, throwing fight. The girls chased each other around throwing leaves, and laid down in the piles making "leaf angels". I did however out of it get some pretty nice shots (which I will share the REALLY good ones tomorrow) And just as you said Linda, I will always have these to look back on and all my scrapbooks when the kids are grown and older to keep the memories at least still alive. BTW Girl, NEVER am I too busy for a chat. All work and no play makes for a dull Liz :) And remember, when you are talking 9-11 pm your time, I am still up and no kiddos are so you are totally good to buzz me up!

Here is a quick glance at the photo shoot we did in October, as I said I will share the really good ones tomorrow ;)

On to the gift giving.... On the 4th Day of Christmas Liz Gives to you....
**As the days prior, this also has 2 download links, Please scroll PAST the gift tag for your download links, they will be active for 24 hours (until 1 am EST) and then the next gift will be given.**

*Sorry This Gift Has Been Given*


And for those that missed yesterday's gift, this is what was hiding inside:
*The image is now click able to the shoppe where it can be found*
**Please note the alpha that is in the preview was given as a bonus gift to my face book fans, and will remain an active link for there until the next gift is given**

Also be sure to stop by the Sweeties Blog as Kerri has cooked up an awesome Quick Page freebie for you all as well today!!!

I hope you enjoy, Much love and hugs until tomorrow!


Sunday, December 27, 2009

On the 3rd Day of Christmas....

So today I got bombarded with kiddos. On top of my 5 (since we have my stepdaughter during the Christmas break) I also had 2 other kiddos and my brother tonight. Needless to say the house was slammed full of none stop noise and excitement. The best moment of the night came, well rather the funniest moment was when the cat jumped up on my lap. I wish that I would have had my camera close, as the moment he curled up, I realized he had been redecorated. It took everything in me to try to be firm, but alas I couldn't as I questioned the children as to who put all the stickers all over the cat. From top of his head to the end of his tail he had be decorated in Disney Princess stickers. Poor cat flinched I don't know how many times as I pulled them all out of his fur.

Joe and my brother spent the evening playing the PS3, while my step-daughter Elizabeth played her DS. I think I have heard enough beeps and clicks and boops today that I will be dreaming I am in a video gaming chasing kids around to prevent them from decorating the animals.

Ah, but this is me. My daily life is full of this, and as much as I reflect and at times complain, I wouldn't want it any other way. Sure its busy and active, but I would much rather this than boredom. Keeping me on my toes keeps me young and reminds me to take time out to play and enjoy life. ( I keep reminding myself this as my birthday fastly approaches)

Thanks so much for the wonderful comments that you have been leaving, it really is a pleasure and boost to read them all. Linda love, you and me girl get more and more in common every day I do believe. I would love some day to hear your daughter sing... tell her to go to www.singsnap.com and record you a little something ;) I go there often in the late nights when the kids all lay down for bed to do something for just me. Its fun and definetly a stress releaver.

Anywho, on to the next day of gift giving :) Today I also bring you a gift that has 2 downloads too it.
*Please scroll down PAST the gift tag for your links*
Remember this gift will be available for download for the next 24 hours only. After 1 am EST the link will be disabled and a new gift given.


*Sorry This Gift Has Been Given*

And for those that missed yesterday's gift- This is what was hiding inside!
*The image is now clickable to the shoppe where it can now be found*

Well I am off for a nice relaxing bath, and some much desired sleep. Until tomorrow, much love!

Friday, December 25, 2009

On the 2nd Day of Christmas....

So last night, during the time I felt I would be able to blog, I found myself in a mess of 100's of pieces to a Play Kitchen LOL. I went up and put the turkey in at my Dad's house and prepared all the dishes and such for dinner today last night around 10 pm. Plenty of time I figured, as I gave Joe a few gifts to wrap while I was gone and he said when I returned we would put the kitchen together, both of us. So come home at 12, and guess what... Santa's Helper went to SLEEP! LMAO. So I figured, well heck this is going to take forever so I jumped on it. Little did I know when I opened that box that there was going to be sooooo many pieces to it. 2 and half hours later, It was put up and then it was time to drag out the rest of the unwrapped gifts and get those done, then put everything under the tree. After stocking stuffing I was done at 5:45 am. WOOOOHOO!!

I tell ya I want some of that Magical Dust Santa has that lets him go 24 hours of flying around without getting dead tired HAHAHA. But all the time put into it and the lack of sleep was completely and totally worth it! This morning, at 9 the girls woke up and wanted to jump into what Santa had brought them. The expressions that I got where priceless. It made my Christmas over the moon to see them light up. Here is a quick run down through photos of what Christmas in my household was like today :)

After Christmas at my house here, we went up to my Dad's where I finished up dinner and we all pigged out! LOL. Dad got Steelers gear for everyone- Including Joe (he is a HUGE Dolphin fan) He said, "Its about time you reconsider LMAO" Its too funny how they both go round about their teams. I personally am a Steelers fan as well and can't wait til football Sunday :)

Then off to the inlaws for a bit and out we went for one last run around to look at the Christmas lights and display. Hands down the winner was the Cambridge Courthouse light show for us this year. Here is a video of part of the BEST of the 4 shows that go on each hour from 5-9 pm. Its just so amazing to watch- The beginning of this show is a bit slow but at 2 min's into it it gets REALLY GOOD! I promise its worth the time to watch it :)



And then the winner for the Best of the lights from homes goes to the winner from last year- WOW. All I can say is geez oww on how beautiful they do it up. Here is a peek of what their yard looks like. I do believe they also one the Yard of the Month for the display- If not I want a recount hahaha.


And now for what you are all waiting for... The 2nd Day of Christmas. Today's gift comes in two parts. Please scroll down PAST the gift tag for the two links to download the gift. The links will remain active for 24 hours (until 1 am EST) and then will be revealed and placed into the shoppe.


*Sorry, this gift has been opened*

And for those that Missed Day 1's gift- This is what was hiding inside:
(The image is now linked to the store where it can now be found)


I hope you all enjoy today's gift, Much Love and hugs, Until tomorrow :)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

On the 1st Day of Christmas....

This time of year always gets me in a bundle of emotions. From freaking out about how I am going to get everything done in time, to sitting back and just enjoying the twinkling lights that adorn the house feeling nothing but happy. Something about the lights just, I don't really know how to put it in words, its like it brings back the little kid in me again.

We took the girls out to see the lights around the area here and they absolutely loved it! Last year I showed you the place we always visit, and this year they grew even more with their display. Its just so amazing and beautiful. I for one, couldn't imagine taking the time out to put up something so extravagent, but I deeply appreciate those that do. I will be posting photos tomorrow from the light shows we go see tomorrow evening as well, as we always attend the luminary in honor of my friend who passed away a few years ago (More on that story later)

I wont keep you alot today, as I know you are probably just as I am- BUSY BUSY BUSY! LOL. I have wrapping still to do and baking and preparing dinner items..... O the list seems endless and I can forsee no sleep in my future- LOL. But then end of it all will pay off for sure!

Without further ado.. let the 12 Days begin! -
Those who are new to my tradition I will do a quick rundown :) Each day a new gift will be posted here on the blog. It will remain a hidden gift, as I love the traditional suprise of not knowing what's inside until you finally get it opened up :)
Each gift will remain active for download for 24 hours. (with the exception of today's as it will run for 48 hours until the next gift is given to accomodate for those busy visiting with family and such) After the 24 hours is up, a new gift will be posted and the prior days revealed and placed into the shoppe.

*Please note I am on EST time, and each post will be done at approximately 1 am my time. *
If at anytime during the 12 days (or any other time for that matter) you should have a question or problem you can contact me instantly via the Yahoo Png box on the side bar here-------> OR Email me using the contact button above ^^^

On the 1st Day of Christmas, Liz Gives to you......
*Sorry this gift has been given*


Also check out the sweeties blog, as there will be random gifts available from them to download as well!

Now I leave with you one of my favorite Holiday songs of all time (sung by me)

Thank you all so much for all the support you have given me this year and hopefully the years to come. I know that this wont come close to showing you how much I appreciate it, but I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas snuck up!

You know, I think I always say how times flies. Well I am guessing that pretty much everyone says that :) But this year it really REALLY seemed to have just flown by like crazy. I was sitting here tonight wrapping up gifts, and it just didn't seem right. Something is off, the season just came so fast it snuck up and said WHAM! LOL.

However I am ready, surprisingly enough. Well, as much as I am going to be. I still have some grocery shopping to do and some more baking to do as well, but that will be taken care of later on today. The girls should be pretty happy with their gifts this year, as I think Santa got everything on the list.... Crossing fingers there. Except tonight my 11 year step daughter throws me a curve ball and tells me she is dying to have a Nitendo DS........... I guess the camera I got her will be going back to exchange for the DS today LMAO. Gotta love how they change their minds so quickly ;)

I know many of you have been wondering about me, and I do apologize for not being more apt for updating. Peanut hopped into the world with me and school and everything else just took away time that I thought I was going to be freeing up----- THERE WE GO! Santa... Please if you are listening, give me 8 more hours to each day LMAO. (a girl can wish can't she?)

I will be starting my 12 days of Christmas tomorrow, this will be year 3. Yeah see... time flies! LOL. This year however, we are going to do it the old fashioned way, and starting the day of Christmas (well actually I am doing the first day on both Christmas Eve and Day to accomadate for those visiting with family and such) And we will celebrate with gifts for 12 days :) I can't wait. I have been creating like crazy for this, hope you all think it was worth the wait.

I am going to finish up wrapping gifts here before crashing for bed. But wanted to give a quick update and drop off a little something I recorded. Yes, this is Me totally :) I did this song in 4 parts and in light of the Holiday season, I wanted to share with you all. I hope you enjoy this different side of me!