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Christmas Pictures

We had a wonderful Christmas. Here are a few pictures from our family celebrations.

Everytime we asked Sam what she wanted Santa to bring her she said “Real red lipstick” So what did she get?


The very first picture is of Mike and Pat playing Wii Music. I have to say this is such a fun game. We were laughing so hard at them when they were playing.

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Happy Birthday Baby Jesus!

Hubby made it home safely last night and we had a nice evening together. We sat and chatted while watching my Brother In law put together the girls Christmas gift, the Fisher Price Motorized Golf Cart. We woke up this morning with Sarah saying “goooo morning mama, open pwesents?? It’s moning!”

we all had a wonderful morning opening gifts and watching the girls have a blast, we did come home rather early as it’s raining pretty bad and we weren’t to sure what was going to happen so we came home. The girls had more gifts to open up here. BIL came over and were now all sitting around watching Kung Fo Panda (this is the 5th time in a matter of 3 days!)

I’ll upload images later today.

I am so excited, last night I came home really quickly o drop off a bunch of gifts my Aunt & Uncle gave us and sitting my my front door was a box from HP! yep…. my laptop was here!! I am so excited, it came on Christmas Eve!

It has windows Vista and I actually really like it, Its just a new version of Windows XP. It’s kind of cool! My little sister Kristin got me a web cam for Christmas and I can’t wait to try it out! I was looking at my wish list for this year and I am rather surprised that I received a few things I asked for! I bought myself the lap top, MIL & FIL got me the velour jogging suit from Victoria’s Secret (in navy). I had my hair done right before we went to Disneyland, and Hubby bought me a new purse. He had the sale girls help pick out a nice Dooney & Bourke purse. I am very excited and happy and am so blessed.

Not only did we get to spend time with family, I am glad we were able to be together. Kristin thank you for the fantastic gifts, I hope Kaila likes her gift from us! I hope you like your gift, sorry it’s more for the baby but hey I know you wanted it. LOL

Happy Birthday Baby Jesus. I hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Samantha lost her 6th tooth!

On December 21st 2008 Samantha lost her 6th tooth! Seriously how many kindergartners OR kids under the age of 6 have lost that many teeth? The tooth fairy left her two dollars.

Also, whenever we ask Sam what she wants Santa to bring her for Christmas she replies with “real red lipstick”. I’m like “THAT’S IT???” and she says “Yep, I just want REAL lipstick”

Wordless Wednesday

This was taken on Dec. 5th when Christine & I along with 48 other mom bloggers to visit Disneyland! Samantha & Julia had a lot of fun playing together that night.

Happy 5th Wedding Anniversary!

Today is Hubby & my 5th Wedding Anniversary! I can not believe we have been together for 8 years now!
Hers to many, many more wonderful years together!
Every year I always hope that Hubby would bring home a bouquet of red roses that look just like my wedding flowers.

To My Wonderful Hubby, Patrick

How do I begin to tell you how lucky I am
to have you in my life?
I’ll start by saying what a gift you gave me
the day you became my husband.

You’re my best friend in the good times
and my rock in times of sorrow.
You’re the reason for sweet yesterdays
and my promise for tomorrow.

I never thought I could feel this loved
until you became my husband.
You made this year and every year
the best one of my life.

Snowflakes and Sparkles Swap

Christy was my swap partner for the Snowflakes and Sparkles Swap. I received my box and love everything!! Thank you Christy!

(she also sent the girls skittles, but they started eating them before I could get pictures!


Were home!

I am very tired and want to crawl in bed but I wanted to say Hi and were home!

I had so much fun this weekend! It was fun meeting all the mom bloggers!

Samantha had a lot of fun playing with Christine’s kids. She just adores Julia and cried when we told her we were coming home. She misses her “new friend Julia”

It’s December!!

YAY, I am so excited it is December! AND my baby is 3 now!!! Anyways, so we got out Christmas tree last night and today the girls and I decorated. it! I saved Samantha’s art projects from last year along with our family Christmas cards and placed them in the tree. It’s something I picked up from my MIL.


Today three years ago Miss Sarah B was born. I was so excited when she was born to find out I had a second daughter. She is the cutest little person ever. I love how well (most of the time) Sam & Sarah get a long and play together. She was my quite and calm baby and now is turning into a very spunky toddler. But there are times where she gets shy and has to hide her face into me.
Sarah & I on the day she was born.
Sammy meeting her new baby sister, she didn’t want anything to do with her and was mad that HER grandma was holding a baby.


Happy 3rd Birthday SarahB! We love you!

Little Girls…
grab you by the heart
and cause you to fall
madly in love with

They have a special
twinkle in their eyes
that makes you want to
give them the world.

With a smile that can light up the
darkest night they
sing their way into your heart
with kisses and hugs
laughter and tears.

Little girls are precious gifts
that provide our lives with
sunshine and a fist full of dandelions.

Little girls are one of
God’s most precious

This is cute

Sam wanted to share this video with you. It’s her reading the words on her shirt. These are all words she has learned at school already.

Samantha reading!

Here is a fun video of Sam reading a book from school.

You will probably laugh when she gets to the last page. She jsut was saying words and not even trying. LOL

Samantha’s Kindergarten Picture

We got the kids school pictures today FINALLY!!!!

Here is Samantha’s

Family Traditions

OK remember how the other day I posted about Ericka from Chic Shopper Chick and her fabulous giveaway to win a entire family’s Holiday Jammie set?

Wanna know why I want to win it? Well ever since I was little my aunt would buy us kids jammies. We would unwrap them on Christmas eve, and of course as soon as we opened them we would run to put them on. We LOVED this and couldn’t wait until the next year to see what kind of Pajamas we would get.

I do remember the VERY last pair of footed pajamas my aunt bought Kristin and I, they were power ranger ones. NO JOKE!!! and I CRIED! I was like 12!

anyways, Kristin shared such a fun picture from us as teens. I think I was 16 LOL. (no my butt is not that big LOL I had the pants rolled) anyways, this picture is Kristin, Josh, Mark (our brother) and Me. Don’t you love the huge hole in my stocking? oh and my Aunt still uses those too! She has used them since we were LITLE!

ohh right back to why I am posting this… so as you can see one of my traditions growing up was jammies on Christmas Eve, well I would love to continue that tradition with my family!

If you want to head on over to tell Ericka why she should pick me … I mean enter to win you can by going here Christmas Pajamas Keep Me Snug Giveaway

Wordless Wednesday

Here are a few pictures from Halloween

We were in the store and Sarah was enjoying a piece of candy.

The girls together, ready to Trick -Or-Treat

Trick-Or-Treating with James and Kayla

I know Sam looks a little “odd” in this picture but I thought it was cute of them together.

Sarah was walking to me from the car in the background where daddy was at.

Mommy Mandy’s 2008 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of the year when we all start thinking about the Holidays. Of course we all would like a little help with what is the newest and greatest things/products out there so I have created a fantastic Gift Guide that will run until Dec. 5th.

I also have some amazing prizes to giveaway as well from products for Mom’s, Dad’s, Grandma, Brothers, Sisters even for the Dog! So be sure to check back often as things will be updated quite often! We will have some great gift ideas, discount codes for your shopping needs and even some fun giveaway.

Other Gift Guides that you have to check out are: Kristin’s at A Ordinary Life

Be sure to read a little about my Family Traditions