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Thursday December 30, 2004
It’s amazing how getting ready for a trip can exhaust you! I think we’re pretty much ready. I just need to pack my computer up and a few other things. I feel like I’m bringing everything we own! LOL! That’s what having kids does for you and have Christmas presents, too. So I might log in while we’re gone, but I’m not sure. So if not, see you next week!


Posted 12/30/2004 at 12:9 PM

Lovely blog.
Happy 2005. 🙂
Posted 12/31/2004 at 11:26 PM by Rainwren

Wednesday December 29, 2004
I’m sad…I just got rid of some baby stuff! Since we saved everything after Drew was done with it, this is my first time to get rid of baby stuff! I took the swing to the Life Mission Thrift Store. As I drove off I looked in my review mirror, seeing it lay there on the ground. Ughgh, how sad! LOL! Then the bassinet with a baby tub, baby towels, and some other stuff, we gave to a coworker of Rob’s who’s wife is having a baby in March. I wasn’t as sad to see that go for some reason, maybe because I know it will be put to good use and because neither of my babies used it for that long. The swing, was a Godsend though! Rob was excited to get rid of stuff. I was sad! LOL!

Anyway…I’ve been washing, folding, packing, and cleaning. Trying to get ready to leave tomorrow. Waiting on the last load (hopefully) to dry!

Last night, I went shopping with my gift certificates! It was fun! Lots of stuff on sale! Which always makes it nice to get money or gift certs, because you get more for the money! After I left the mall, I stopped by Brewster’s Ice Cream and got a turtle shake! I sat in the car and ate it, while listening to music. Actually, that sounds kind of pathetic! LOL! I guess I was just enjoying some solitude! Well, I’m feeling sleepy…maybe I’ll go take a nap!


Posted 12/29/2004 at 1:32 PM

Awww… it is very hard to give away those baby things the first time around — even the second time around.
Posted 12/29/2004 at 2:1 PM by Zvanoizu

Tuesday December 28, 2004
Ok, WOW!! I just made some more major changes to my blog layout! I guess I wasn’t thrilled about the new look last night. I just like having a solid background behind all the text. That way I can use crazy, wild backgrounds! I’m going with the Auburn colors still, because I felt like it! Anyway…waiting on Rob to get home so I can go shopping, but the later it gets the more tired I’m getting!!

Posted 12/28/2004 at 6:42 PM

Tuesday December 28, 2004
I’m in a bad mood, I’m in a bad mood, I’m in a bad mood!!! Do you ever say that over and over again in your head when you get in a bad mood? I do and I’m not sure why I’m in a bad mood. I mean I’m off work, things are pretty good…

Maybe it’s because my body is ridding itself of synthetic hormones and it’s effecting my mood! Maybe it’s the hag that said something rude to us at the restaurant at lunch! I don’t know! Oh, well…I’m going to try and be happy. I should be happy I get to go shop with my gift certificates this evening when Rob gets home.

I need to start wash and start pulling stuff out for our trip.

More later!

Posted 12/28/2004 at 4:5 PM

Tuesday December 28, 2004
Empty trash cans
Check the mail
Take magazines to drop off place

Put toys where they need to go
Put other gifts in their places
Vacuum Alex’s room
Go to the store
–spot remover
–caffeine free diet coke
–AA batteries

Go shopping and use gift certificates (not a must)

Wash clothes
Start packing

Posted 12/28/2004 at 9:51 AM

Tuesday December 28, 2004
Stole this from msmusic74

1. What did you do in 2004 that you’d never done before?

—Hmmm…had a baby on THE due date! LOL

2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

—I didn’t make any! Yes!

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? 

—Well, ME and Rob’s cousin, Candi

4. Did anyone close to you die?

—Thankfully, no

5. What countries did you visit?

—None this year

6. What would you like to have in 2005 that you lacked in 2004?

—Be more patience

7. What date from 2004 will remain etched upon your memory?  

—March 7th

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? 

—Getting a job closer to home, which I LOVE!!

9. What was your biggest failure?

—I can’t think of any

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

—Pinched nerve reaggravated

11. What was the best thing you bought?

—Sheesh…I don’t know

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? 

—Bush – he’s persistent, consistent, and doesn’t waver!

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?


14. Where did most of your money go?


15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

—Having a new son and Auburn football

16. What song/album will always remind you of 2004? 

—Let’s Get it Started

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
         i. Happier or sadder?  


         ii. Thinner or fatter?

—Fatter (I’ll blame it on pregnancy!)

         iii. Richer or poorer?


18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

—playing and traveling, of course!

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?

—Holding in feelings

20. How will you be spending Christmas? 

—Spent Christmas at OUR house this year!

23. How many one night stands in this last year?

—NONE! I’m married!

24. What was your favorite TV program?

—Too many! – Apprentice was new ’04

 25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? 

—I don’t HATE anyone!

26. What was the best book you read?

—Hmmmm….Because of Winn Dixie

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

—not sure

28. What did you want and get? 

—A new baby

29. What did you want and not get?

—Not sure…

30. What was your favorite film of this year?

—The Polar Express

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

—29 and…we celebrated the day AFTER my birthday, because I had a PTA meeting ON birthday. But on Friday we went to Country’s BBQ and I got a new watch.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

—Nothing, it was great already!

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2004?


34. What kept you sane?


35. Which celebrity/public figure did you like the most?  

—Sean Hannity (super nice guy!)

36. What political issue stirred you the most?

—All of the issues of taking God out of everything!

37. Who do you miss?

—My family

38. Who was the best new person you met? 

—All the wonderful people I now work with at MA!

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2004:

—Being persistent, not giving up on a goal, WILL eventually pay off!

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year. 

—Somewhere over the rainbow….

Posted 12/28/2004 at 9:50 AM

Monday December 27, 2004
where’d it go?

Posted 12/27/2004 at 11:39 PM

Monday December 27, 2004
Empty trash cans
Take magazines to drop off place
Put toys where they need to go
Put other gifts in their places
Go to the store
–spot remover
–caffeine free diet coke
–vacuum Alex’s room
Go shopping and use gift certificates (not a must)

Wash clothes
Start packing

Posted 12/27/2004 at 11:38 PM

Monday December 27, 2004
Sheesh! I’m exhausted…mentally and physically! I just spent hours redesigning my BLOG page…Not sure if I like all the borders, but I’m not messing with it anymore. At least not tonight! At least it’s not Christmas-y anymore!

Hope it’s easy to read and pleasing to the eye!

Posted 12/27/2004 at 10:23 PM

Monday December 27, 2004
Ok, I’ve warn myself OUT!! It hurts to move!! I just have so much I want to get done before we go out of town, since we’ll be coming back Tuesday and returning to work and school Wednesday!! I want to come home to a clean organized house! I figured there’s no better time than before the new year to start throwing away, giving away, etc!! I really need to go through the boys’ closets, but oooo that’s scary! Not now, because I’m too tired, but maybe later!

One thing I can do while resting is redoing my page so that’s it’s not Christmas-y anymore, I guess!

Posted 12/27/2004 at 3:9 PM


Hey Hey –
 You are one BUSY lady!!!! We got all our Christmas stuff put up yesterday and I reorganized my blog to something new too. Away with the green and red and candycanes 🙂 We go back the 3rd, I wish we had a few more days off, but oh well 🙂 Enjoy your business and your trip on Thurs. 🙂 

Posted 12/27/2004 at 3:20 PM by msmusic74

Monday December 27, 2004
We’re going to be going to Louisiana Thursday afternoon, so I’m working hard today and tomorrow to get the house back to normal and clean again! I’ve gotten a lot done so far. I’m just taking a break. I’m exhausted already!

Backup every thing on my computer to the external hard drive
Trim Alex’s hair for the first time!
Take all the Christmas stuff down
Pack Christmas stuff away
Take Christmas tree down
Vacuum pine needles up
Clean downstairs bathtub
Hang new calendars up
Empty diaper pails
Put stuff back on entertainment center
Go through shelves of magazines and box them up

Take magazines to drop off place
Put toys where they need to go
Put other gifts in their places
Empty trash cans
Go to the store
Go shopping and use gift certificates
Wash clothes (Tuesday)
Start packing (Wednesday)

Posted 12/27/2004 at 1:49 PM

Monday December 27, 2004

Pictures of Christmas Day are here! We had breakfast, opened presents, played with all our new stuff, the Johnston’s came over, Rob made homemade spaghetti, and had a nice time!

For anyone interested, I’ve listed stuff we got here, so I can remember!

I got gift certificates to Bath and Body Works and Victoria’s Secret, the DVD’s; Doc Hollywood, Inventing the Abbotts, and The Bachelor. I also got a couple calendars, dishes, Conair Messaging Pillow, a charm bracelet, Von Trapp Family Christmas CD.

Rob got a some new Rockport boat shoes, an Auburn jacket, an electric razor, a shirt from Old Navy, and some other stuff.

Santa brought Rob and I Sugar Bowl Game Day Shirts from Tiger Rags!

Drew got some clothes, a bunch of Play Station games, a super joystick that has 75 games in it, Magnetix kit, MicroSizers, the books; How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?, The Polar Express, and How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?. He the movies: Black Beauty, The Neverending Story II – The Next Chapter, and Zeus And Roxanne. He got a Crayola Paint ‘n Go kit and some other stuff!

Alex got a Vtech Smart Start Move N Crawl Ball, an Infantino Chewy Ark, Peek a Boo Blocks and some other stuff.

Posted 12/27/2004 at 1:33 PM

Monday December 27, 2004

Some stuff I realized I’d like while shopping for other people were:
Cooking Rocks

Posted 12/27/2004 at 1:23 PM

Friday December 24, 2004
Have a very

Merry Christmas!

Posted 12/24/2004 at 6:58 PM

Thursday December 23, 2004
I found this poem…sad, but true!

What DOES Christmas mean?

Somewhere amidst confusion in
the frantic Christmas race–
the deadline shopping, start and stopping
at a frenzied pace.

The name of Christ has been removed,
left off the Christmas scene.
Without the name of Christ, what then
does Christmas really mean?

No longer do the schools release
for Christmas holiday;
it’s incorrect politically,
but Winter Break’s O.K.

Now scenes of the Nativity
are banned from public streets.
Too much religiosity’s
considered indiscreet.

Does Christmas portend Santa Claus,
whose sleigh and reindeers fly,
as Rudolph with a shiny nose
guides them through starlit sky?

For presents stacked high by the tree
the children eagerly reach.
What message does this scene present?
What lesson does it teach?

Is Christmas spirit portrayed here?
What it is meant to be?
Is it to wonder of those gifts
How many are for me?

There’s nothing wrong with Santa Claus,
let’s keep him on the scene,
but let’s replace the name of Christ
to teach what Christmas means.

~~~Poem by: Shelby Forrest ~~~

Posted 12/23/2004 at 11:54 PM

I like the poem.   Merry Christmas!
Posted 12/24/2004 at 10:42 AM by SnshnsGrl

Thursday December 23, 2004
Ok, I have a story from earlier. It was dark and really cold!! I went to the store and parked. Got out of my car and just glancing over to the car next to mine, I see these eyes looking up at me. I try not to stare, but I’m thinking, “what did I just see?” Well, it was a teenage girl laying in the back seat of this car. I think, “Ok, that’s weird!” When I come out of the store, after getting in my car, I see the girl straddling a boy with the windows all fogged up! Ack!!! Yuck!!! But truly scary!! I guess it’s a good thing I didn’t know the girl!

Posted 12/23/2004 at 9:9 PM


That’s just awful.  Sorry you had to see it.

Posted 12/24/2004 at 10:41 AM by SnshnsGrl

Thursday December 23, 2004
Here’s pictures from the park on Tuesday!

Posted 12/23/2004 at 3:50 PM

such cute pictures! 
Posted 12/24/2004 at 10:40 AM by SnshnsGrl

Wednesday December 22, 2004
Ok what a day! Stayed up till 1 working on the family website. Got some stuff done around the house. Took Alex to daycare. Went to Wal-Mart where I made the HUGE mistake of going through the SELF-CHECK OUT!! NEVER AGAIN!! I had the light go blink 4 times for assistance!!!! I only had 10 items, hello! The lady “helping” didn’t have a clue and ughgh! Kroger’s self-check out system is much better!

McDonald’s was PACKED! But ended up not being as bad as I thought. Then, we went to get the tickets for the movie. I was so thankful that I did that because later the line was out to the street! Anyway, I used the debit card to pay for it and when I saw the receipt I’d been charged a SURCHARGE of $1!!! AGHGHGH!! That makes me so mad!!

Anyway the Polar Express was SO awesome!!! Best “kid” movie ever!

Finally got the Christmas pics so Christmas letters went out today, finally!! Sorry if they’re late! I figured people want the pictures more than the letter so I waited! LOL

Posted 12/22/2004 at 8:43 PM

Tuesday December 21, 2004
Another productive day! On Sunday, my mother in law called and asked if we wanted to have Christmas here! We usually open presents here and have breakfast and then head up to their house for the rest of the day. But she suggested it might be nice since they don’t have all those foster kids that it would save us a trip and that way they coud get out of the house. Rob and I agreed to do it. So that meant a BIG trip to Walmart for the Christmas lunch-dinner. We’re having homemade spaghetti, homemade meatballs, and homeade sauce (all by my Italian husband!) New tires and work done on something wrong with the axel…yesterday and today. Shopping, lunch with Rob, and cleaning, cleaning, cleaning! Tomorrow Alex goes to day care for a bit and Drew and I are planning on going to the movies…The Polar Express probably!

I’m watching the Biggest Loser! I’m rolling on the floor laughing!! I LOVE IT!

I had this at my Staff Christmas Party:

Apple Brickle Dip

1-8 oz. cream cheese [softened]
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 Tsp. vanilla
1 package Almond Brickle Chips
[or English Toffe bits]
3 medium tart apples cut into wedges
[soak apples in Sprite or Ginger Ale to prevent them from darkening]

It was YUM! I’m making on Christmas day! Along with my Spinach-Artichoke Dip! Drew’s making cookies!!

Posted 12/21/2004 at 8:36 PM


hey! thank YOU for visiting!

best wishes for you and your family during the holidays!
-libby, baylie, and gracie!

Posted 12/21/2004 at 11:20 PM by mommielibby606

Tuesday December 21, 2004

Alex’s 1st Trip to Santa

Oh! He was so mesmerized by Santa that he really didn’t want to look at me with the camera. It was so sweet! After visiting Santa, we went to the park and he got to swing for the 1st time! I’ll post pictures of that later!

Posted 12/21/2004 at 7:16 PM


could u please tell me how u post pics, do u have to pay?  email me or go to my xanga its xxredheadxx89

email is


Posted 5/25/2005 at 12:24 AM by xxredheadxx89

Tuesday December 21, 2004
I got really curious about bike racing, etc. As some of you remember me talking about my Uncle Guy who was in the Tour De Frace on Lance Armstrong’s team this year.
This is him with Shanna Armstrong who he’ll be racing with in June 2005!

Here’s the race he’s going to be in in 2005! Lubbock Online talks about it here! BTW, he’s older than my Dad!

Posted 12/21/2004 at 12:56 PM


hey! hope you don’t mind me commenting on your xanga!

i’m a teacher, also! kindergarten.

beautiful children! i love their names, also.

Happy Holidays and God Bless!

-libby, baylie, and gracie!

Posted 12/21/2004 at 5:5 PM by mommielibby606

Monday December 20, 2004

Posted 12/20/2004 at 7:38 PM

Monday December 20, 2004
Today was productive. Kids were both in school and day care. So I got a lot done. Tomorrow is Drew’s last day and Alex can go Wednesday too. I have a list of things for me to do tomorrow and a list of things for Drew and I to do Wed.! Thursday, everyone including Rob will be here! More later…

Posted 12/20/2004 at 7:15 PM

Monday December 20, 2004

You go Dad!

This is my Dad! 52 years old and won a mountain bike race through Palo Duro Canyon! By the way, his FIRST race ever! My dad is such an inspiration to me! I don’t know too many people that put their health in such high importance, like he does. With all of the awful family health history, he does everything he can to keep himself in tip top shape, as you can see!

Posted 12/20/2004 at 6:18 PM

Friday December 17, 2004

…such a tragedy for someone to take their life. For those of you who have heard of the Crystal Catherdral, he was their music conductor. AMAZING & BRILLIANT man. He came to Auburn and conducted some of the his music which our choir sang during the Christmas program at our church. He wrote something especially for us which our choir premiered. Today after our Christmas lunch, I was just skimming the headlines on MSNBC’s website when I saw the article. A good friend and coworker of mine is in the choir. I went and asked of if she’d heard about Johnnie Carl and she was like No, why? I broke the news to her and she said the choir had received gifts from him last night! She is deeply emotional about this, which is completely understandable. She said she knew he was bipolar. My heart goes out to all who are affected by this!

Posted 12/17/2004 at 5:7 PM

Thursday December 16, 2004
Today was the last full day for the kids. We had our class party, which was nice! The kids have a half day tomorrow and then the faculty and staff have our party.

I braved the post office today to send some Christmas packages. Watching the final Apprentice… Exciting!

Posted 12/16/2004 at 8:43 PM

Wednesday December 15, 2004
Not a lot of response from my Christmas Question…oh well! I love the smell of our Christmas tree.

I’ve been busy shopping, wrapping, fighting traffic, getting ready for Christmas parties, etc! I’m looking forward to Friday. Last day until the New Year! We’re supposed to be going back on the 3rd, but I’ll be in Louisiana until the 4th for the Sugar Bowl!

More later…

Posted 12/15/2004 at 7:11 PM

Sunday December 12, 2004

What’s your favorite Christmas aroma?

Cookies baking, Christmas tree, home cookin’…

Posted 12/12/2004 at 8:37 PM

my favorite christmas aroma would have to be the hot chocolate as you sip on it by the fire.
Posted 12/12/2004 at 8:56 PM by jackie004

My favorite Christmas aroma is smelling our tree each time we come home. 

Posted 12/12/2004 at 9:29 PM by SnshnsGrl

Sunday December 12, 2004
Thought I’d drop in and say hey before Survivor comes on in a few minutes.

This weekend…shopping, shopping, shopping…
The funny thing is most of time spent on shopping wasn’t even for a gift for US to give. We were helping someone out…long story!

Anyway…count down to the holidays!!!

5 days!!!

Posted 12/12/2004 at 7:33 PM

Tuesday December 7, 2004

Random thoughts…

I’m just hanging out. Alex’s sleeping, Drew’s playing on the computer, Rob’s bowling…

I’m watching The Biggest Loser.

Ok and what’s up with this 70 degree weather in December!?!? Uck!

Alex was asleep last night when we put the Christmas tree up. So this morning…

Alex’s curiosity is so sweet and innocent. He didn’t notice the Christmas tree until I turned the lights on. Then, he looked for few mnutes and then crawled over to it. Of course, he reached up for one of the balls hanging near the bottom. Precious, unforgettable moments…

Alex is 9 months today…ughgh! Growing up so fast!

Posted 12/7/2004 at 9:14 PM

Monday December 6, 2004
This weekend was kind of busy. Saturday…well, washed clothes, cleaned, and then SEC championship game.

Sunday…church, went to get Christmas tree (in the rain! Started raining on our way there!), Christmas concert at the church!

Today…dinner at Longhorn with my coworkers in my hall. It was nice and SO good! Then, came home and we put the tree up!

Posted 12/6/2004 at 10:49 PM

Now HOW am I missing these adorable pictures? 🙂
Posted 12/7/2004 at 3:42 PM by Zvanoizu
 :wub:great pics!
Posted 12/7/2004 at 4:24 PM by Mommie2SweetBoy

Friday December 3, 2004
Hallelujah! It’s the weekend!! What a week! It could have been worse, I suppose. My students are just READY for a break! The 5th grade teachers and I had to come up with a new behavior plan at least until after Christmas is over. They don’t want to work. All they want to do is socialize!!!

I’m feeling the same way as are the other teachers. I’m in a Christmas spirit like never before. Rob doesn’t want to do Christmas (decorate and get a tree) until after the SEC Championsip game this weekend. So maybe Sunday or maybe next weekend. I’ve been shopping like crazy and still haven’t really even started!

Anyway…gotta go check on Alex…who is everywhere!

Posted 12/3/2004 at 6:21 PM

 :love: Im in the christmas spirit too!!! I really went all out on the outside over the weekend!!
Posted 12/6/2004 at 5:17 PM by Mommie2SweetBoy

Thursday December 2, 2004

You are 53% Libra

Posted 12/2/2004 at 7:55 PM

Wednesday December 1, 2004

You Are the Helper


You always put on a happy face and try to help those around you.
You’re incredibly empathetic and care about everyone you know.
Able to see the good in others, you’re thoughtful, warm, and sincere.
You connect with people who are charming and charismatic.

Posted 12/1/2004 at 7:53 PM