The kids has so much fun Friday night with Santa & playing together!! The evening started with some caroling from the kiddos!
Then shortly after Santa arrived!!
Jacob took some convincing that his beard was real! He had to give it a few test tugs to make sure!
And everyone took turns sitting on Santa's lap - even my sister's grand-dog, Catcher & Grannie!!
Everyone except Emma sat on his lap, that is!! Yes, it's true - my daughter isn't a fan of Santa!! But Friday night she was around him long enough, that I think she "kinda" warmed up to him - not enough to sit on his lap or anything, but she got very close to him, talked to him (through her aunts as buffers) and even touched his boot!
See - a little closer now!
After Santa left all the kids went out in the back yard to see if they could see his sleigh take off and they did!! They even saw the Rudolph's red nose glowing (I think an airplane passed over at just the right time) and they all came back insid…
Santa Claus is coming to town...Santa Claus is coming to town...and tonight he's coming to see Emma and her cousins!! Santa is making a special visit tonight to my sister's house to visit all the kids! I can't wait to see their faces - it's going to be so much fun!
Found a new app today for my iPhone that is pretty cool - well, actually Michael found it & told me about it! Thanks babe! It's Dragon Dictation. Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon NaturallySpeaking that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard.
With Dragon Dictation, you can text or email your friends, update Facebook status, send notes and reminders to yourself, or tweet to the world… all using your voice.
So when you are on-the-go, turn talk into type with Dragon Dictation – from short text messages to longer email messages, and anything in between. I've only tested it out a few times, but I have to say it works very well - very few minor mistakes which were easy to correct. I like the speed if I have something I want to say/text and only have a few seconds to get it out - I dictate to my phone a quick sentence or two (or more…
I really don't believe that this far along in my pregnancy that stress would cause me to lose this baby; however, I do think that enough of it could quite possibly send me into early labor, which is just as dangerous depending on how far along you are. That is part of the reason I have decided to de-stress some by venting about things that anger me here where I've stayed silent in the past! Or at least stayed silent to the cyberworld.
In the 6th grade I learned a valuable lesson about talking about people behind their back - from that point on I decided that anything I had to say about someone behind their back would be something that I was willing to say straight to their face as well - b/c inevitably it's always going to get back to that person anyway. And it's been a pretty good philosophy since the 6th grade. I think there are some people, though that need to go back to the 6th grade and try to learn again how to be adults!
I realize the title of my blog is Daily Venting & Exclamations...lately I haven't done too much venting. Which is honestly a good thing - I don't like having bad things going on in my life that I feel the need to vent about. BUT when things happen that stress you out or bother you, I also feel keeping it all in isn't healthy at all. I'm one of those that likes to talk things out. I also recognize that not everyone who comes to MishMish.Org wants to read about the stressers in my life, nor do I want to share with just anyone & everyone, so I've decided to start using the password feature of WP and quit keeping everything all bottled in. If you wanna read the venting side of things here, just email me asking for the password when you see a password protected post!!
I've decided to create my own desktops for next year using the 2010 Calendars I've already made...I've also decided that since I've been using templates created by others for a while that I would share these desktops.
I know it's a while before you'll need a January Desktop, but I thought I would go ahead and post it today. I'll try to be sure to get them posted by the end of each month to be posted for the next month! I've enjoyed the desktops I've been using, but thought it would be a lot more fun to create my own as long as I had the time! And since I've already created a calendar for each month for 2010 I just have to do a little tweaking to create a desktop and the .png files to share! So...here is my first for January 2010! Click on the appropriate size to download your .png file (sans Emma's picture, of course): 1280x800 1024x768 Oh - and leave me a comment if you download please!
We have had a fun and super busy weekend! Friday night we had Game Night - we all played Dance, Dance Revolution - well, I observed. 7+ months pregnant makes it kinda hard to play! It was hilarious to watch, though! Saturday we got up to early to clean house and get everything ready for Emma's b'day party. My parents came over early to stay with Emma while she took an early nap so that Michael & I could run around and pick up last minute stuff for the party and Emma's birthday cake. We hadn't really planned on getting a big cake b/c the kids were going to all decorate cupcakes together, but every single trip to HEB she asked to go look at her birthday cake in the deli and we had to go see it for at least five minutes - the castle cake. So, of course we had to get it for her! She was so thrilled when she saw it on the table. "For me? It's for me!?!?" We still decorated cupcakes, though - and since the weather was so cold we brought it indoors to do. I w…
I cannot believe it's been three years since this beautiful little baby came into our lives...and now she is a beautiful big girl and about to be a big sister!! It's so amazing how drastic our lives changed after she arrived and even more amazing how we ever lived without her in our lives! God blessed our family in such a great way by sending her to our hearts! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY GIRL - MOMMY & DADDY & BABY BROTHER LOVE YOU VERY MUCH!
I've finished my 2010 Calendar! You can see all the pages individually here. And for anyone who likes the templates let me know - I can send you the .png files sans the pics of Emma to use with your own pictures. I think the December template is my favorite - well, I like November, too though I really like the kit that I used to create December. It's so fun for Christmas. It's the same kit I used to make the current banner on my blog, too. (Oh...did you notice that my blog is snowing!! Wish it was snowing outside!)
Please - let it snow!! Friends in Dallas today posted pics of the pretty white stuff that was everywhere this morning! I hope it does come our way this weekend!! Emma got to play in the snow last year about this time, too - I think she would like it even more this year! Someone told her once about snow angels and she lays down on the floor and pretends to make them - and if there is a pile of leaves she'll pick them up, throw them in the air and say, "It's Snowing!!" So, c'mon snow - bring it!!! Weather man says it should be here Friday so we'll see!