Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Wow!  It is hard to believe that this is my 200th post!

Here is to exciting new adventures in 2010.
With the support and love of my family and friends, 
I plan on making my dreams become a reality!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Party is Over...

The presents are unwrapped and the cookies have been eaten,
stockings are empty and to Grandma's house we have driven.
The holiday madness is almost over,
but to say we are thankful, that is a given!

Thursday, December 24, 2009


From my family to yours
Hoping your holidays are merry and bright
And that Santa accepts your definition of 'nice'!
Merry Christmas!
Love ya' 
MonkeyGirl, Mr. MonkeyGirl and Skaterboy

Monday, December 7, 2009

Bad to the Bone!

We have a quirky tree.  Our ornaments are not matchy-matchy or color coordinated.  But they do tell our story quite well.  I had to smile when I put this one on the tree.  Coal is mesmerized by the tree and anything shiny or round.  That pretty much describes everything on the tree!  I have to put anything precious up high or else it is fair game to become a chew toy.  This little guy reminds me of what Coal would do if we left him alone - he would be running through the house with the lights, chewing holes in the gifts, and generally causing mischief.  The best part - the refrain "b-b-b-b-bad, bad to the bone!" when you press on the chewed up corner on the present.  It is soooo Coal! 

Sunday, December 6, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

After a long weekend of shopping and decorating, it is starting to look more and more like the holidays around here.  We decided to go more a more classic subdued look this year on the outside and I have to admit that I like it.  I like icicle lights but they are *so 2007* and completely overdone in our area.  We wanted something that would stand out and weren't ready to make the commit that the neighbors did to blue (lights, garland, everything is blue!).

Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Christmas, Christmas time is near,
Time for toys and time for cheer.
We've been good, but we can't last,
Hurry Christmas, Hurry fast.
Want a plane that loops the loop. (Alvin:) Me, I want a Hula-Hoop,
We can hardly stand the wait,
Please Christmas don't be late!