Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Some Christmas Humor for you guys :) But, lets not forget the true meaning behind this day. The Birth of Jesus Christ.I received my Christmas Miracle early this year. I had a very serious scare with my eye last month. The pressure was extremely high (55) and my eye doctor told me that my eye would not survive much longer if we couldn't bring it down. For once, I was very nervous because the usual treatment wasn't working. We tried some different meds and when I returned my eye doctor was shocked at how well my eye responded! I am still on 3 different drops and oral medication for the time being, but yet again, my eye beat the odds. There is really only one reason that I can see the way that I do, because of Him.
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

God Bless!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Card Display

I didn't have a place to display all the Christmas Cards I was receiving, so I decided to make one! I wrapped a piece of cardboard with some wrapping paper and criss-crossed some ribbon and voila!
It's not very big, but it does the trick! Except now that I have so many, they aren't fitting... any other ideas??

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I'm Not The Only One!

Just so everyone knows I am not the only one that spoils him... Do you need a close up?
Yep! You read that right! To: Vito, From: Poppy & Nana!!
(AKA Grand Parents - Even Vito gets presents under the tree!)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

My Favorite

I love lazy days that I get to lay around on the couch with this little guy :) He makes it so easy to love him :)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Green Thumb? Not me!

This is my very first plant to own. I was a little nervous about killing it, but I was told that Ivy's are pretty much impossible to kill... well apparently I beat the odds. This is what my Ivy looks like now....
I took out all the dead leaves, and watered it (maybe that's why it died??) and am hoping it comes back to life... fingers crossed!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Turning 26!

Happy Birthday to me!! Because my birthday fell on a Monday, I celebrated this weekend. My best friend, Kara, came in to help celebrate too :) Here are a couple pictures from the weekend!
Ernie, Kara, Me Me with Vanessa
My Mom made one of my favorite cakes - Dirt Cake!! It was SO yummy!! Now for the funny part!
Kara, who is newly pregnant, was not drinking for obvious reasons so she was our designated driver. Before we even got into the bar, she wrecked my car! Not bad, and to her defense, it was dark, rainy, a small parking lot, and she is not used to my car... She managed to get my car stuck on a curb (there was a drop off so the curb was taller then most). We could not reverse or go forward, so we had to call a tow truck (thanks Ernie!) to lift my car off of it. Everything was fine until we were driving home that night and the bottom runner started dragging... luckily some friends were following us and were able to take it off... The next morning they were able to put it back on - no damage done :) thanks handy friends!!!
Kara's uh-oh faceMe being helpful (words of encouragement) Me being sad :( Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate, and my family for taking me out to dinner at Babins (my fav!) and celebrating at Nana's!! I had a blast!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wordless Wednesday's

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!!

It Snowed!!!
When I first heard that it might snow in Houston, I didn't believe the weatherman.... but I was very happy to be proven wrong!! Here are a few pictures I snapped - it was SO pretty!
(from my patio) This is what my car looked like when I went into a store for about an hour... I hope we get more snow this year!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas at Rachel & Vito's!

Can you believe all of those boxes are full Christmas decorations?? It's a good thing I have a large storage space!

My Tree!

(Thanks Mom and Daddy for giving me your old tree. Thanks Colin for helping to set it up. Thanks to Stephanie and Tim for letting me borrow your old ornaments!!) View 2The table is set! (I made that reindeer last year - so proud of him!!) My Christmas Village!! I didn't have enough space for all my pieces :( but I think it turned out pretty good :)Isn't my Mistletoe Gorgeous??? I saw it at Kirklands and fell in love with it! Now I just need a boy to kiss under it! hahaI absolutely love my Nativity Scene!Here it is all set-up! My 'Mantel' (since I don't have a fireplace)

Close Up - isn't that train adorable?!!

I get so happy every time I walk in the door now! I love this time of year!!