Monday, December 25, 2006

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Here's a tidbit to help keep everyone sane this Christmas Season...especially those of you who have kids and will need to have your husbands read directions to put new toys together!!


Thursday, December 21, 2006

Sunday, December 17, 2006


Saturday, December 16, 2006

Robert's Surprise 30th Party!

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

today i had the most fun making a gingerbread house and gingerbread cookies with amber and ava. here's a few of the 105 pictures erin took!

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Monday, December 11, 2006

let me take a moment to lament the stupid people of our world.

we are selling our house. while it's an exciting time with new adventures, it has it's stresses. today, i got a call from an agent from coldwell banker saying that they were going to bring a couple by to look at the house in the next 2 hours. so i get to cleaning so that my house looked presentable.

an hour goes by....
another hour goes by....
yet another hour goes by....

by this point, i'm getting frustrated that i haven't heard from or seen these people. so i called the agents office to see if they were still coming. he doesn't answer.

i call again. no answer. answer.

finally i get the agent and he says, "oh, right, they decided to not see your house today. actually, they took it off their list because it doesn't have a basement."

okay. here's the deal. the agent should have called to tell me they weren't coming. stupid man. and on our listing it says nothing about a basement! so if they are looking at it, why would they make this one on their list if it doesn't have a basement?! again, stupid people.

just venting the stresses of selling a house.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? hot chocolate all the way

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? under

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? white - colored are tacky

4. Do you hang mistletoe? not really. i have before...

5. When do you put your decorations up? well, usually the friday after thanksgiving...this year? later than that

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? mashed potatoes

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? every year, on christmas eve we would "camp out" (mom on the couch, me and brock on the floor) and we would sing 2 christmas songs over and over and over again.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? honestly, i don't remember. i do, however, remember making fun of my cousin because she still believed in santa

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? my mom's tree always had ornaments that brock and i made as kids. but my tree now has ornaments i bought UNTIL i can find the box at moms house with my homemade ones.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? totally hate it! i'll look at it in pictures, thank you

12. Can you ice skate? heck yeeah! pretty well, too!

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? i had a lot of favorites but one that i remember vividly is one that i gave to my mom. i had been to tiffany's in nyc and i bought her a pen. it was so expensive and i was so proud of it. i told her about how excited i was for months! i still have a picture of her getting it...

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you? it's always been family. especially now...

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? PUMPKIN PIE

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? refer to question 7

17. What tops your tree? a cross

18. Which do you prefer giving or Receiving? i like getting stuff, but i love buying for and seeing people's reactions now

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? "if it doesn't snow on christmas" and "i like to turn the lights all out" (again refer to question 7)

20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum? them!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Before you had a name or opened up your eyes
Or anyone could recognize your face.
You were being formed so delicate in size
Secluded in God's safe and hidden place.
With your little tiny hands and little tiny feet
And little eyes that shimmer like a pearl
He breathed in you a song and to make it all complete
He brought the masterpiece into the world.

You are a masterpieceA new creation He has formed
And you're as soft and fresh as a snowy winter morn.
And I'm so glad that God has given you to me
Little Lamb of God, you are a masterpiece.

And now you're growing up your life's a miracle
Everytime I look at you I stand in awe
Because I see in you a reflection of me
And you'll always be my little lamb from God
And as your life goes on each day
How I pray that you will see
Just how much your life has meant to me.
And I'm so proud of youWhat else is there to say?
Just be the masterpiece He created you to be.

Link to 'Masterpiece'

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

I am a big fan of The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman. While I don't think that it is the be-all, end-all for relationships, I do believe it has a lot to offer a couple in helping them understand each other and themselves. I think I've read this book at least 5 times!! I found a quiz online that goes along with the book to tell you which "languages" you use. Here are mine....

The Five Love Languages

My primary love language is probably
Words of Affirmation
with a secondary love language being
Physical Touch.

Complete set of results

Words of Affirmation: 9
Physical Touch: 8
Quality Time: 6
Acts of Service: 5
Receiving Gifts: 2


Unhappiness in relationships, according to Dr. Gary Chapman, is often due to the fact that we speak different love languages. Sometimes we don't understand our partner's requirements, or even our own. We all have a "love tank" that needs to be filled in order for us to express love to others, but there are different means by which our tank can be filled, and there are different ways that we can express love to others.

Take the quiz

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

tonight was "snelson family christmas shopping night" here in lilburn. robert and i went to costco for one particular gift in mind and came out with about 7. it was fabulous! we have amelia tonight, which presented challenges of its own: she's sick. she's doing better - which is the only reason i took her out.. well, that and she was sleeping like mad!! she slept for 4 hours straight! i couldn't believe she slept so much. hopefully she'll sleep tonight! otherwise, i'm up all night!

anyway. i digress. we went christmas shopping. at costco. now, i would have never in my life thought of costco as a christmas shopping place. but holy cow! it's packed with some really cool stuff!!! my favorite find of the night? a complete kit for making a really big gingerbread house!!! i got it for amber and ava. i can't wait to do it!!!!

well, i'm out. i've got a 4 month old waiting laughing at me!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

so in atlanta, we have these cameras that check for people who speed and run red lights. i've never paid much attention to them....until today! in the mail, i received the following paper saying that i had run a red light!

now, there are 2 sides of me here. 1 - if you can read it, the times for me being through the light aren't even 1 second until the very last one. 2 - (and more overwhelming than the first one) how cool is it?!?

Friday, December 01, 2006

Anyone want to buy our house??