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Fun Bits…From the Holidays January 5, 2009

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It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve posted some Fun Bits…sooo, I thought I would share some from the holidays.

Warning: Long Post 🙂

  • We attended the beautiful wedding of Emily and Brian…Emily is a friend of the family.  I offered to take some pics of Emily and Brian for their engagement.  We got a few good shot and a few good laughs.  They’re a beautiful couple!


  • We jumped on the elf bandwagon this year.  Not sure why.  We didn’t go crazy though.  Here you can see a pic of one of the elves dangling from our 2nd story foyer chandelier.  Not sure how she got up there. 🙂


  • Leah was so excited to receive a note from Santa.  She really wanted Sketchers for Christmas this year.  Well, Santa knew that someone else was giving her Sketchers, so he left her a note.  She was so proud!  Here’s a pic of her getting the Sketchers from Grandma and Grandpa.  Do you think she’s excited?


  • We enjoyed a nice visit from some carolers the week before Christmas!  Thank you Judy and family…I loved that you were out caroling…even in the crazy ice storm!  Thanks for the goodies too!
  • We finally got to hear my niece Alyssa play her guitar!  You’re a rock star chickie!


  • Brooke has learned to sing “Jesus Loves Me”…well, she tries.
  • Kami provided lots of entertainment for family over the holidays.  She is such an entertainer and LOVES people.  She did dances and sang songs for anyone who would listen. 🙂
  • We started a new tradition this year with a “Happy Birthday Jesus” cake.  It was a great reminder what the day was all about.


  • Brooke decided she thought it would be fun to get into Grandma’s potpourri while supposedly taking a nap.  The potpourri was on a dresser right beside her crib.  When we got her up after her nap, she had numberous pine cones, wood ships and other fragrant pieces lying in her crib. 
  • Kami received her first Webkinz.  I think she liked it…


  • Leah was caught saying “Dammers” when she could not start the DVD player on our trip to PA.  Anyone know where she picked up “Dammers”?  Kathy, Holly, Tracy??? 🙂
  • Leah, Kami, Brooke and her cousins enjoyed performing songs for hubby’s extended family this past weekend.  Boy, it brings back memories.  Right, Sher???  I used to perform all the time.  I had a record player with a microphone attachment.  I think my first 45 was “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton and we would sing and dance to that song over and over again. 


  • We all have been dealing with colds/flu for the last couple of weeks.  I’m hoping we are all on the downside of things.  Sorry to anyone we may have passed our yucky germs. 😦

On a more serious note…

  • Karen’s husband Mark still needs our prayers.  He’s trying to cope with crazy symptoms from the meds.
  • Prayers of joy for Jana’s mother and brother who are doing well considering losing everything in an apartment fire.
  • My cousin Sher’s Grandpa had a heart attack over the holidays.  He is 87 and only has 45% of his heart left. 
  • My step-mother Karen and Dad found Sher’s Grandpa the day he had the heart attack…I know Karen could use some prayers. 

Have a great week everyone!



Happy 2009!

Filed under: Uncategorized — jyeger @ 12:02 am

Hi Everyone!  Happy 2009!

Thank you for being patient with me on my break!  I’ve got lots of good stuff to share…now, where to begin.  How about if we start with a giveaway??? 


"Create My Kit" - January "First Crush" Layout Kit


Create My Keepsake is using Jillibean Soup Alphabeans in 2 of their kits this month.  I’m going to giveaway the January “First Crush” kit (as seen in the photos above).  All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me one thing you hope to accomplish in 2009.  The winner will be picked by Leah on Wednesday January 7th at 9:00PM EST.

 UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed.

Good Luck!