Saturday, December 17, 2011

Today is a SPECIAL DAY

It's my birthday today. For about another hour I'm entitled to celebrate. So don't try to stop me. 

I got up this morning and took a shower, like every day. And Tinsley curled up on the bath mat whilest I donned my makeup and floofed my hair. She's been doin that a lot lately.
We had Christmas breakfast with some of Anthony's fam. I'll post pics later. 
Anthony gave me the newest Kelly Clarkson CD and Taylor Swift's latest. And some M&Ms. After all, what's a birthday without some sweets? And speakin of sweets, he gave me a sweet card. I'd type the text here but it might embarrass him. 

We try to keep the birthdays pretty low key (his is Thanksgiving and mine's so close to Christmas) and just do a small gift or two and dinner out. I'm easy to please.

We went to the local parade this afternoon. A certain sweetie pie (ahem Riley) was in it. I'll obviously post pics of that later, too.  

When we got back I ran 2 miles in 20 minutes. It was brrr cold! ! !
We had dinner with friends to round out the birthday celebration.

When ya have a birthday the week before Christmas there's bound to be some blending.

On the way home we drove through some neighborhoods with lotsa Christmas lights. One place even had a train - Riley loved that! Shoot, so did we! 

Anyhooooo....Blessed to have another year here.

Friday, December 16, 2011

what a HANDSOME birthday boy

Somebody's havin' a birthday today .... 
what a cutie pie he is!  

He's getting so grown up looking now... so tall he's grown this year

We went to his game last night and he did great! They won in overtime. Cullen hit at least one three-pointer. He had his toe on the line a couple times or he'd have had more threes. I think he had about 18 points and several good assists. It was a great game to watch. I might be a smidge hoarse from hollering...

Happy 14th birthday Cu Cu ~

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

let the birthday celebrations begin

My birthday is comin' up this weekend and today my work peeps took me to a local BBQ joint for lunch.

These two gals are the funniest NUTs you ever been around. Love em, love em!

The taller NUT above is an awesome cook. She's 'specially great at 
D-E-S-S-E-R-T !

Strawberry Semifreddo Shortcake

If the internet had taste buds, they'd be watering somethin' fierce. Southern Living wasn't joshin' when they said "parlor perfect ice cream cake." I'm in their corner on this one. 

If you wanna try to make it for me here's how - click & make me.

It has ice cream in it, sorbet, pureed strawberries, lady fingers & some other sweet ingredients. Mmm d to the lish, ya hear me?!

Glad to have these sweet ladies as coworkers and friends. Also glad the birthday celebratin' has begun tee hee

Monday, December 12, 2011

News on the technology front

Indeed we did.

In the comfort of my pjs Thanksgiving night, circa 12:05 Lyndy went to a little place called the world wide web and purchased our household a lovely little high tech fancy dancy laptop. 

This was one of my teasers from the previous blog post. Wasn't it worth the wait?!

Yeah, we're doin big thangs.

We think we're pretty much the last people on the planet to get a laptop. And just to keep it real so you folks don't get the notion we are high fallutin the ole desktop computer was on its last leg, it had been saved once by our good friend B dubs and acted crazy more often than not of late. 

And I'm here to tell ya, you can just bury me 6 feet under if I ever lose all my pics. No bed of roses or satin needed...

And I did the nasty task this weekend - burned pics to DVDs and put em in the fire proof safe. Took sorta forever, but it had to be done.

So anyway... now, when ya read this here blog you can picture me somethin like this - -