Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Free shrimp and a christmas story!

12 random things I love! Why 12, because its Christmastime and because everyone does a list of 10 and I like being different, thank you very much!

12. Christmas Music! I just love Trans Siberian Orchestra! I have one of their songs as my ringtone and whenever someone calls me I have a overwhelming urge to start dancing! Diiing Doooong, Diiing Dooooong, Hark how the bells, sweet silver bells, all seem to say throw cares away..........

11. Christmas Spirit! I love what it does to people at this time of year! For example, I went through the drive thru to get Bobby and I some Long Johns last night and the lady forgot my shrimp! After I asked about it she ended up just putting it in the bag and when I asked how much I owed she said nothing! Gosh, I just love this time of year and what it does to people! Gotta love free shrimp!

10. Teasing my children with their christmas gifts. Hayley asked me what we got her for Christmas and me being the horrible mother that I am proceeded to name a list of everything Hayley despises: Barbies, dresses, hair bows, etc. Of course she just rolled her eyes at me and walked away.

9. "Fragile..must be Italian!"

8. Maids's called filler, people!

7. Kick ass coupons to bath and body shop! Lotion and candles for everyone this year!

6. The fact that this year we have managed to spread out our Christmas love and don't have to be a 4 different places on Christmas day! Yaaahooo!

5. The pursuit of finding the most annoying toy on earth to give my nephew Caden! Though his mother did give me permission to give him Moonsand this year which I believe ranks right up there with some of the most rancid toys! Have you seen this stuff?

4. Christmas food...I do love it, yes I do! But cheese balls of the world, do not fear for I will be cutting back on my consumption this year. Stupid gallbladder!

3. French Hens....listing 12 was harder than I thought!

2. Did I mention christmas music...I did? Oh well, heres a little christmas music fun for ya!

1. A Partridge in a pear tree!

I hope everyone has a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year!

Love to all,
The Burns Brood

Monday, December 17, 2007

Sydney and Santa

Well my attempt to update with pictures from the last month or so have failed. Everytime I go to upload them my computer freezes up. I can only get one pic at a time and I don't have time to upload pics at one at a time. So anywho, I guess I will just carry on.
Yesterday was family day! We started out with lunch at Players to eat and watch some football. Then we headed over to the Warren and caught a movie. Bobby and Cody saw I am Legend while I took Payton and the girls to see Alvin and the Chipmunks. While I would have much rather have seen I am Legend the kids really liked Alvin! Bobby thought I am Legend was ok, Cody really like it. Or as he rates movies, he gave it 4 out of 5 stars. He's such a movie buff!
We then took the kids for ice cream since we were still pretty full from our late lunch. We then headed out to see Christmas lights. At one of the places that displays lights they had Santa. Since I didn't have my camera they took a pic for us for $3. Not bad for what they actually captured even though the quality was poor. Sydney is still at the age where Santa is still some creepy guy in a red suit asking little kids to sit on his lap while us parents plead with our offspring to just get near him to capture a christmas memory on film. What follows is a classic example! I pleaded, begged and bribed with Sydney to just get close. I knew it was probably the last year we could get all 4 with a pic with Santa. After much coaxing this was a close as she got!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Happy Birthday Code-man!

I will post more of what's been going on with us on a later blog since I've been a slacker! But right now I want to share a little montage I made for Cody's 11th birthday today! Yes, my oldest baby is 11 and I still can't comprehend it! Hope you enjoy it! I know I enjoyed making it and can't wait till he gets home to see it!