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Good to the last drop.

Well, I have never… November 26, 2007

Filed under: Family,Good deals,Hobbies — Shannon @ 8:05 am

Went Black Friday shopping when it was 10 degrees! Got some good deals though!
Had most of my Christmas shopping done before December even started!
Tried an eggnog latte at Starbucks – pretty good!
Made a turkey – came out great!
Got food poisoning – I feel better now.
Tried crocheting. Made a blanket.

Did you try anything new this month?


Wow! It’s been a long time! November 3, 2007

Filed under: Family — Shannon @ 6:22 am

Hello! I cannot believe it has been almost two months since my last post. Yes, I suffer from busy just like everyone else!

I know per Jon’s website that you have seen the fall colors, our first snow and Halloween fun! I have never been trick or treating before in 30 degree weather – without a jacket! Yikes! It took me awhile to warm up. Went thru all the candy and came up with different piles – mom and dad’s secret stash, holiday baking, stuff to save for next year and oh, yeah, the kids stuff! I want to use some of the chocolate pieces for my Christmas cookies! Per the official neighbor count – we had 182 trick or treaters.

We are having a season of lots of people visiting – I love it! We are enjoying the company and I am enjoying not cooking! I think I cooked every night for a whole month without going out! That is a record for us. Most times we go out once or twice a month. I am getting ready for Thanksgiving – I love that holiday. So often it gets overlooked because of the Christmas season, but I think it is great to sit with friends and family and be thankful! So, my parents are coming out for turkey day week and we are hosting a friend thanksgiving the Saturday before.

The kids are doing awesome! Busy with school, friends and extra activities. There social calendar is getting full. 🙂 Karate is going well – I am switching to an adult class because I am ready to test for yellow belt (exciting!) and the kids should be ready by the end of the month. I finally bought all my snow gear – our first snow I could not go out and play because I had nothing – I went out in my pj’s. So snow already! None is expected for awhile. Bummer.

I think I might actually get caught up on my scrapbooking – I am six years behind and two kids behind. A neighborhood crafting group just started once a week – so I will bring all my stuff. We recently completed 120 pop up books on Germany for my son’s grade level because I am the room mom – it took us ladies about 25 hours to get it done! Instead of Halloween, they learn about Germany – flag, history and food and complete the section by doing a 1.5 mile walk called a Voksmarch. They wore a pretzel around their neck and had a blast!

I will ask Jon later to help with more pics – just an fyi – on my hubby’s site – the pumpkins we are carving are the ones I grew! I also roasted some pumpkin seeds – hard to get away from that crazy pumpkin pulp – but yummy! I had a ton of tomatoes also!