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The Digital Story of the Nativity

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Pictures as Promised and Movie Reviews...but not in that order!

Last night my hubby was so sweet...I told him I wanted to go shopping for myself, for some new clothes. So, after dinner last night we headed over to shop a while - Aaron fell asleep so I just pushed him in the stroller and Michael took Emma to other parts of the store to shop so that I could look around at what I wanted! He even found some great clothes for her on sale! 
After we rented The Joneses. This movie was pretty good! I would definitely recommend renting it...though it wasn't as good as  Grown Ups. This movie had us rolling!!! There were even a few serious parts to this movie, but they didn't keep the laughs at bay long!! Definitely watch this movie if you're looking for a good laugh!!
After the disappointment with The Tourist we needed to watch a couple good movies!!
Now...on to a few of those pictures I promised!! This was just for mother's kids, grand-kids and great-grand-kids, but we were still missing about half of those. When the entire family gets to…

We've had a fantastic weekend...

So much that this is the first time I've sat down to the computer! It's late & I'm tired, so I'll follow up later with pictures...but here's the quick recap! Friday night we went to the movies with friends to see The Tourist. Okay, first let me tell you that I just love Johnny Depp. He's HOT! HOT I tell you!!! 
I was so disappointed in this film. The last ten minutes were great and by that point I had figured "it" out! The movie started out slow and there were a few questions that were left unanswered. All in all, I would say wait till it comes to Redbox to rent this movie for $1. Very sad for lovers of Johnny Depp. I kept waiting for my suave Johnny to enter the screen, but he never did...oh well, there is always Chocolat!
Then Saturday morning bright & early, we took the kids to my parents' house to hang out for the day while we finished our Christmas shopping! And we did! I was so proud of us!! I had bought a very few (as…

We Have TWO Giveaway Winners Today!!

The Pampered Chef & Scentsy Giveaways ended last night & I'm happy to congratulate TWO winners today!!
First the Pampered Chef Winner:

And next, the Scentsy Winner:

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH!!  Be on the lookout today for an email from me!!!

Discount from Overstock.Com

O, O,'s!! And they are providing all my readers with a discount code to use for 10% off Overstock products and another code for FREE shipping - and just in time for last minute Christmas shopping (I don't know about you, but ALL my Christmas shopping is last minute)!
Personally I have yet to make a purchase at, but with this offer I'm sure I'll find a Christmas present or two to go under my tree!! Hmmm...maybe I should make a wish list for Michael!
They have beautiful handmade jewelry. Isn't this sooo pretty!?!? And tons of gorgeous necklaces & pendants. This would go with the bracelet I found...Michael are you reading this??

I do need a new pair of sunglasses, too. Michael makes fun of mine - maybe these would be better!!Hee hee!! Maybe not!?!? But there are a bunch of other very nice ones!! Like these from D&G!!
And honestly, Michael you could use a new pair of jeans. His are all too big now - wish I could say the …

Pampered Chef & Scentsy Giveaways End TONIGHT!!

Don't forget to enter both for your chance to win!!! 

Click on each image above to enter the giveaway - winners will be announced tomorrow!!!
Good luck!!

Christmas Card Carousel

What a fantastic link up!! Thanks Faith!
I am so late getting my cards mailed out this year. I usually create my own cards every year, but through a fantastic giveaway from Shutterfly this year for bloggers, I received 50 cards for I couldn't pass up on the deal!!
And I really love our cards this year - especially b/c of the two beautiful babies on them!! I think I might be a little biased!!

And since I've missed past Christmas Card Carousels, I thought I'd play catch up with the past couple of years!


Arbonne Giveaway Winner

We have a winner!!! 
Congratulations Diane - you won the $25 Gift Card from Arbonne!! Please be on the lookout for an email from me!!

New Stocking Hangers

So a few days back I posted about looking for new stocking hangers...well, I decided to get the candy cane ones that I found online and I LOVE them!! They are fun and work great b/c my mantle is usually full of Nutcrackers - so much this year that I couldn't put my wreath stand on the mantle like I usually do. The big guy isn't usually up high, but this year we put him up on the mantle b/c a certain 9 month old would just be too tempted by him!! LOL!
For once the four of us have matching stockings (thanks to my MIL, Barbara) and they are all hung on the mantle this year!! I had bought Michael a stocking years ago with deer on it and I never really had a stocking - now we each have our own & I expect Santa to put great goodies in each of them!! (PLEASE excuse the horrible mobile picture - I snapped this with my phone last night just before I went to bed b/c I wanted to write about the stocking hangers today! I plan to take good pics of our Christmas decorations for another…

Arbonne Giveaway Ending Tonight

Be sure to enter before midnight tonight in order to have a chance to win a $25 Arbonne Gift Card!!!

Looking for a special present for the holidays?  Or maybe you'd just like to pamper yourself a little?  Then you'll love this giveaway from Kathleen & Karen with Arbonne!!  

They are giving away a $25 Arbonne Gift Card to one lucky reader to use on the product(s) of your choice!  Enter today & you could have one more item to mark off your Christmas list!

Making Gingerbread Houses & Three Parties equals lots of pictures for this post!!

We had a busy weekend (but VERY fun) to say the least!!
First the follow up to the previous post - the Gingerbread Houses! We had a blast at my sister's house Friday night making Gingerbread Houses with all the kids! Now you can buy the houses pre-made so all you have to do is decorate them - which is good b/c sometimes they need time to dry a while so they'll stay together while you decorate! This way we got right to the fun stuff!! Here are a few snapshots of the evening & everyone's house:  This was all the houses in the fridge hardening so the decorations wouldn't slide off!!
Emma posing with her finished house... Abigail Isabel Jacob Gianna

Aaron & Justin didn't get houses - they just got to watch!! Next year they'll be right there with the big kids, though!

Emma putting the finishing touches on her roof with help from Amanda!
I think this may become an annual tradition! Though, the kids didn't understand why we wouldn't let them eat their…