Thursday, December 27, 2007

sisters together for Christmas...

Kinda dark but I like this picture.... it's been a long time since we celebrated Christmas together.

Happy New Years to EVERYONE.....

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

I AM A SLACKER BLOGGER! 8 days since I last posted.. shame on me!

I haven't been posting or blogging since before Christmas... I guess being sick over the holidays sapped all my MOJO!

I wanted to post a few pictures of my cute daughter and nephew. We are all getting along just great! Spreading the flew back and forth with tons of hugs and kisses! LOL

My daughter just loves Naief and vise versa. Christmas morning and even Christmas Eve was so much fun watching them both interact together. Santa was very generous to both of them this year and the baby just loved all the commotion of Christmas... he would scream and laugh while we all opened gifts. Makes me wish I had another little one. Maybe this year God will bless me with the greatest gift of all... a child.

Hoping everyone is enjoying the Holidays.....

Monday, December 17, 2007

Have a laugh....

I wanted to post some pictures of my visit with my sister and nephew but my computer at home is being worked on.... so here are some laughs... i just love Christmas comics like these. I can go on and on and on searching the websites finding so many that just cracks me up!

We got a new tree (for free) and it's actually bigger, fresher and prettier than the last one we had. My sister and I had fun decorating it together....Naief wanted to play with all the ornaments and would cry when we took them away from him. We shopped all weekend and got some great deals and I am soooo happy to say that I am ALMOST DONE! YIPPPEEEE! Also I wrapped ALL of my gifts (probably about 50 or more!) over the weekend (stayed up till almost 2am every night) and the only ones I have left to wrap are the ones I still need to buy this week. So my MISSION WAS ACCOMPLISHED! Whew what a stress reliever knowing that now I can relax and enjoy the days ahead. Is it just me or is Christmas time a BIG STRESS? I miss being a child and not having to worry about this or that. Oh well....

Hey another thing... i haven't sent out my Christmas cards yet because I wanted to take a family picture but with Katelyn being so sick and my sister coming I haven't found the time. Is it too late or should I just send a generic card with no picture and hurry up and mail them??? I have never missed a year without sending out cards....

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Sister is HERE... Daughter is SICK... Christmas tree is DEAD!

Well the past couple days have been very HECTIC! Trying to Blog.... HA! Wasn't happenin'!

First of all my sister, Um Naief, made it to LAX Monday afternoon. My nephew is the most precious little boy!! So beautiful and so well behaved. He is 10 months old and I miss those baby years....Katelyn is my only child so far and these 2.5 months with Naief is going to be so special... I am so very happy they are here and this time around I was less stressed about her coming. She thinks I am a neat freak (I do have those tendencies and can make everyone else's life miserable-but I made a promise to myself to RELAX and "go with the flow" which is a very hard thing for me to do) I was in a great mood and have been for 3 days now, so maybe just maybe we won't kill each other! lol- Welcome Tania and Naief. May you both have a wonderful Holiday in the U.S.

On a sad note: my daughter has been very sick. She started getting sick with a fever last Wednesday evening and woke up with a high fever on Thursday. At first I thought it was just a cold; not eating, sleeping a lot, fevers, cold, hot, etc. etc. So I was just keeping her home and giving her soup, Motrin/Tylenol,etc. BUT on Sunday morning she woke up with these awful (awful is not the appropriate description-Gross is more like it) SORES all over her lips, inside of her lips, tongue, inside of cheeks, etc. Her gums were so red and swollen that you could barely see her upper teeth. I FREAKED OUT. I immediately called my girlfriends for support and one thought it was Foot, Hand and Mouth Disease. The other one (which is a nurse) said to take her in because you never know... that is what I did. Monday after picking my sister up I headed straight to the Dr's office. It is a form of that disease. It starts out as an internal virus that works it's self out through the mouth. It can last up to 14 days. No antibiotic was described. Very contagious. IT SUCKS!!!! Poor thing. She has lost over 5 lbs and looks like a ghost. I am here at work and just want to be home with her... hopefully Auntie is making her feel better.

Another note: Our Christmas tree is COMPLETELY DEAD! I knew my husband was buying it too early. I want to cry. I went to the place that we purchased it and said we can get another one for no charge. But the thought of having to take everything off of the dead one and re-do it, is it worth it??? There is still 13 days left and the ornaments are already falling off the dead branches! Don't laugh. I know you want to....

Friday, December 7, 2007

Let it RAIN....

I LOVE RAIN. I love love love it! I love the way it feels. I love the smell. I love the sound. I love to watch it. I'm sure you get my point....
It rained last night. All night in fact. And it might rain again today.... my sister Tania is jealous because she too loves it and it never rains in Bahrain. I was talking to her last night and went outside to let her hear it. She flies in on Monday and wanted it not to rain until she gets here.... HA HA HA! Too bad ;-)
The air is crisp. I love this time of year... today would be the perfect day to be home, in bed with a good book and a cup of hot coco. But my butt is stuck here in my office at work with nagging clients calling and paperwork stacked all over the place.... But at least it is FRIDAY!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

When should you buy....?

This is the type of tree that I buy every year for Christmas.... I love Noble's. Last year however, I over spent on gifts and had to buy a Spruce or something... but not this year. I have saved (okay not really but I do tell that to my hubby!)
Anyhoo.... I always wait until like the second week of December to buy my tree for our living room. My daughter has already put up her fake tree with all of her Hallmark ornaments that she has been given over the years in our dining room... and all the outside and inside decorations are up.
BUT when should you buy your tree? I want to buy it today but it's only the 4th... afraid it will be dead on Christmas morning... and how sad would that be!

Monday, December 3, 2007


Okay.... This is my question... and thoughts about Blogging.

What is the "norm" when it comes to posting new posts? Everyday, every two days, 3, 4, one week?

Some bloggers (you know who you are) post EVERY SINGLE DAY! Sometimes twice in a day! I can barely keep up with these bloggers... if you miss a day- you are behind and if you miss a couple days- well you are basically screwed! LOL

Other Bloggers post every couple days.... that seems about right. It gives their visitors time to well... visit and leave comments.

Me on the other hand, I think I leave a post posted too long before doing another one. Lazy is what it's called!