Saturday, December 30, 2006


I just popped onto CNN and I saw that Saddam Hussein has been hanged (is that grammatically correct?) I am kind of surprised that it actually happened...but in a way I feel sad for him - because in some ways I think that his trial and execution were too highly political...not that he didn't do things that were bad - it is just a shame that 'taking out Saddam' was part of a political agenda.

Thursday, December 28, 2006


well, I have to admit, the 'self obsorbed' comment threw me a bit...and the more research I have done, the more surprised I have been...the person who left that comment has frequented my blog...for a while, in fact they checked it this morning.... I have their IP address and know what city and state they reside in...and all I can say is SHAME ON YOU. p.s. it is spelled Absorbed....just for the next time you feel like being a jerk and leaving uncalled for comments in someone else's blog

All nastiness aside, we had an ok Christmas...ate lots...played games with siblings...ate more, etc. I used some Christmas $$ to get me the Cricut...which is totally awesome and will make scrapbooking SO much easier. I also got the mixer I have been wanting for 2 years now so I am pretty excited.

In other great news, I gave my notice at the baby & jewelry stores today. I just can't work there any longer...I need a job where I can be of more use...where I can put to use the skills I have gained over the they are I am on the job junt yet again....hopefully we'll have more luck this time!

I would like to thank those of you who posted nice comments...and Ryann, I've checked your blog and see no new I am hoping that means a new little one for you and Terry and the girls! :) :)

Friday, December 22, 2006

Merry ... Birthday?!

Not sure how many of you know b-day is actually ON Christmas....not within the month, or close to but DEAD ON the 25th of December. And that is NOT why my name is Holly...

So some years are ok...but most of the time I kinda feel greatly overshadowed by all the festivities and such...not that it is a bad thing to celebrate my b-day the same time they celebrate the birth of Christ...but...

The worst thing is when people say: "Well everyone celebrates your birthday!"....actually not...roughly 33% of the population of the world is not everyone AND they are not celebrating MY birthday, and I would dare say a majority are not celebrating ANY birthday....but rather a 'buy-me-stuff-day.'

It's not that I want a parade or a national holiday named after me...but a "Happy Birthday" that is not immediately prior to or following a "Merry Christmas" would be nice... :( and if someone should choose to get me a present...that it would be wrapped in pink or brown or purple or even plain green or red...but not green AND red...or be adorned with reindeer or santa or candy canes or any other Christmas things.

Does this make me a scrooge?

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Our Kids

Aren't they just SO cute...sometimes I forget that I want to kill the dog...

I got a brithday package from a good friend in Rhode Island and Winston LOVED the box...he will sleep in it ANYWHERE it we end up hauling it all around the house for him...I think was his way of telling us to move back! :) Thanks Lu!

We brought Besta in for the first time...after a LONG bath...and he and Winston actually got along pretty well...Winston loves to have Besta lick his ears...which is good cause Besta LOVES to lick...

Winston has to follow Besta when Besta eats...Winston drinks out of his stinking cute...


So when I lived in Rhode Island I made a little bit of spending money by selling scrapbook albums (well...mostly I just made enough to feed my addiction to scrapbooking...) So I have started a blog where I will just post the pictures of the albums I made and actually took photos of (which wasn't all of them...stupid, stupid me...) If you know of anyone who is interested in buying an album from me I do Large (12x12), Medium and Small (brag book style). I do weddings, baby books, Kitty books, pretty much anything.

The address is:, check it out! (There is also a link on my side-menu)

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

!!! GRADES !!!

So I just checked my online account at the University and all my grades are posted....I got:

Social Problems: A
International Relations: B+
Economics: A

So I got a 3.77 for the semester!!


Sunday, December 17, 2006


Nathan and I attended the funeral of our baby neice, Hannah yesterday. She was stillborn, her due date was in January...they had her older siblings be the pallbearers...and man, seeing those cute children (the oldest is 12...maybe 13) carry the casket that held their baby sister was heart-breaking. It just reminds me how fragile life is...losing our baby and now this just reinforces to me that every baby conceived and carried full-term to be born born is a miracle.

Thursday, December 14, 2006


I just got back from finishing my LAST final! It feels so good...and now I think I will go to sleep as studying for these finals has left me rather sleep deprived!

I should know my grades within a week or so, when I find out I'll post them.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Christmas Survey

feel free to copy this 'survey' and post all your answers in my comments section...I'd love to hear them!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? paper, I LOVE to wrap presents!

2. Real tree or artificial? I prefer real - but artificial is just more practical in the dry climate where we live.

3. When do you put up the tree? The last few years it has been about a week before Christmas, but this year we did it the weekend of Thanksgiving.

4. When do you take the tree down? Nathan is itching to get it down the day after

5. Do you like egg nog? mmm...eggnog...

6. Favorite gift received as a child? bikes

7. Do you have a nativity scene? We have 2. A Willow Tree Nativity and a miniature porcelain one.

8. Hardest person to buy for? My dad

9. Easiest person to buy for? Winston - Greenies, a box and a fluff and he's good

10. Mail or e-mail Christmas cards? Mail of can't stamp an e-mail!

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Hmmm...underwear used to tick me off when I was little...

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? The original Grinch (the new one is good too...but nothing beats the classic!)

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? August :) I love to shop!

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? All the peppermint flavored things

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Clear

17. Favorite Christmas song(s)? Once in Royal David's City, and big band arrangements of Christmas tunes

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Usually we travel, but we will be home this year.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Of course!

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Usually a star, but the tree is too tall and so just a big bow.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? We open PJ's (yes mom, I already know what is in that sack...) on Christmas Eve and then the rest on Christmas - but we do my Birthday presents first in the morning...then cake...then Christmas presents.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Walmart...and how you have to say 'Happy Holidays' so you don't offend anyone.

23. Favorite ornament theme or color? Our ornaments are a deep crimson and gold...and I must say our tree looks FABULOUS!

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Spiral cut Honey Pecan glazed Ham, with all the trimmings

25. Do you have Jesus in your heart this Christmas? Absolutely...isn't He the reason for the season?

Friday, December 08, 2006

I am a freakin smarty pants!

So after my Economics class, the professor called me and two others up and told us we were excused from taking the final - because there was no way we could drop below an A even if we bombed the final, so there was no point in taking it! Woohoo!

Monday, December 04, 2006


We are entering the home-stretch as far as school is concerned...this week of classes and then finals is next week! I am nervous because all of my finals are comprehensive

On a sucky note - both our vehicles are on the fritz...Nathan's truck is completely won't even start - and just on Saturday the heat went out in my car...and where we live the highs are in the 30's if we're lucky!!

Well, I had better go get some studying in, wish me luck!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

I love the holidays

I have found a new love...I'm not sure if it has always been there or if I am just noticing it...Nathan and I went to WallyWorld to pick-up a few things and right inside the entrance they always have the 'get-ya' products...well one caught my eye...we bought it, came home and I tried it...and all I can say is YUMMY....what are they you ask??

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cherry Cordials!

Friday, December 01, 2006

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

I have been a pretty good girl this year - most of the time...and even if I haven't it has all be justified. ;) I try my very best to be a good person, and I could really use a good holiday 'pick-me-up' with the whole readjusting thing...

Some people say I'm too old to write to Santa, but I don't think I am too old to send you a letter, afterall...I'm still a kid at heart.

I would like Seinfeld Season 7 on DVD.

I would like 2 fire extinguishers (to 'adoption-ready' the house)

I would like a 5 Quart Kitchenaid Artisan Stand Mixer in Gloss Cinnamon

I would like a small space heater (our basement gets REALLY cold...)
This one is the Honeywell HZ-315 Ceramic Quick Heat...and it has gotten really great reviews. (plus it is inexpensive!)

Oh, and one more thing...I well, we would like a baby too, if you could swing it. :)

Love (and cookies),