Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Christmas 2006

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Christmas Eve 2006

We hope that everyone had a fantastic Christmas with their family and friends. There are two video links to the before and after of Christmas in our house. I didn't take any digital video of the kids opening presents, just regular video so I can't upload it. There is also a link to the pics that I did take. It's hard to be there and take lots of pictures so there aren't really any of the kids opening gifts. We just enjoyed that time and let the camcorder run. One thing that was funny, when Zack walked in and saw his tv (spelled tve according to him) he said "Oh my heavens, I got a tv". We have no idea where he got "oh my heavens".

Video Links
Santa has come and left gifts.
The kids opened them and this is what's left.

Picture Link
Picture slide show (this isn't working for me right now, I'm hoping it's just my computer)

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Santa's Phone Number

Santa knows that all little kids want to talk to him but he's so busy so he leaves a message on his machine everyday. Call 800-972-6242 to let your kids listen to the message that Santa has left.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

For those of you who love to read as much as I do...

There's a great website that allows you to trade books between members. I've been using it for a few months and think it's fantastic. Basically, you sign up and list all of the books that you have lying around your house that you don't want anymore. If someone is looking for that book, you'll get an email with details to mail it. Once they mark it received, then you get a credit and can request a book that you want. Mailing a book costs $1.59 for media mail for a paperback. So, you're getting best sellers for about $1.59. For those of you who think the library is a better idea, I frequently pay more than that in fees. I just forget to return them.

Check it out http://www.frugalreader.com If you sign up, enter me as the person who referred you and I'll get a credit for another book. Thanks and enjoy! Oh, my user name is Farrell.

Happy Reading!

Friday, December 01, 2006

Christmas Tree Pictures

I finally caved and bought a fake tree. Matt thought I was nuts when I pulled up to the house and began yanking a Christmas tree out of the back of the van. I found this one (new) at Goodwill for $65.00. It's pre-lit which completely brought Matt around once he discovered how easy it was. I was nervous, but once we got it up... I just love it!

Pics with a flash:

Pics without a flash - how cool - you can see the sparkles on the wall.

What do you think?


We went to a state park on Sunday with Gramma Lu (Matt's Mom for those who don't know). We had a fantastic time and got some great pictures.

Zacky was making Mommy laugh.


Nice family pic.

I'm not fond of this picture because I look goofy. BUT, everyone else in the picture looks adorable, so in fairness, I posted it.

More pictures to come...

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Blog Roll

I'm working on my blog roll. There's some great stuff here. Come back soon...

You know...Google killed blogging when it killed Google Reader.  I don't read my favorite blogs nearly as much as I used to.


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About Me

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm Amanda, Mom, wife, worker bee, avid reader, knitter. I spend most of my time organizing the three crazy people in my life. Matt is my husband and is a full-time government worker, part-time soccer coach, want-to-be comedienne. Zachary is my oldest, he's lovey, and grumpy, and smart, and addicted to electronics. Skyler is my baby, she's as crazy as her father, a joy, funny as all get out, prone to histrionics, as smart as her brother, and currently obsessed with all things soccer.

This blog is the sometimes funny, sometimes not, chronicle of our lives and my view on the world.

I hope you keep coming back!


Just a little hello to friends and family. I'll update soon. I took some fantastic pictures this weekend! I don't have them up yet, but here's my favorite from this summer!

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