It's almost that time..well on my side of the world that is...
I hope everyone is enjoying there Holidays and finding some time to relax . We had a nice Christmas and for the first time in YEARS , stayed home all day. Austin loved not having to leave all his new toys and video games and being able to play with his daddy all day!
I just love this pic of him in his NIGHT VISION GOGGLES he got from his mawmaw..and YES they really work!
And wow check out my soon to be 16 year old! We got her a new NIKON Coolpix camera , or an ASHTON KUTCHER camera as she calls it ..lol
She and her girls have been busy snapping pics ever since. I can not believe how grown up she looks in this one! OH MY.....
Our New Years Eve plans are pretty low key , especially since this pregnant chic falls asleep before 9 usually and is up again at midnight..oh the joy of it all.
We will be headed to some friends for a BBQ and some games.
I hope all of you have a fabulous and SAFE New Years !
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Posted by Monica at 9:45 PM
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Holiday this Christmas Eve. It feels so strange to be celebrating a day before all our family and friends back in the states. Austin couldn't be more excited though.
We baked goodies all day long and have dinner reservations in a few hours at Macaroni Grill (one of the few American restaurants on island)
Then we are going to attempt to find some lights to drive around and look at before we head home and track Santa HERE
Hope everyone enjoys this time with there families and loved ones!
Posted by Monica at 12:04 AM
Sunday, December 21, 2008
It seems we have been non stop , and boy am I feeling it!
I suppose being 6 1/2 months preggo you are supposed to rest a little , but as we all know life doesn't stop just because we are having babies!
I have been up to my eyeballs literally with school and Cub Scout activities . Pretty thankful that the only thing that HAS to be done this week will be a visit to the DR (today) and a little Holiday baking. It's 3am here and I am up again... unable to sleep. Between this bebe constantly moving (yes his days and nights are definitely BACKWARDS!) I really am started to get aggravated by the whole non sleep issue , but hey whatcha gonna do?? Here are a few from the Cub Scout Christmas party we had on friday , it was pretty neat they invited Japanese scouts to come to it as well and there were about 20 or so there. They even brought goody bags for our boys, and there was a neat hand crafted ornament in it! I will have to try and remember to snap a photo of it!
(Austin playing the Dreidel game and a Japanese scout master watching behind him )
SANTA even stopped by for a while to bring all the kids Canteens for there upcoming camping trip and a Derby Kit for the Pinewood Derby next month ...
Here they are making Snowflakes ...
We had hubbies Christmas party for work on Saturday night , it was nice to get out , and I am happy to report I was able to find a pair of pants on this island to fit me!It took a while but I found them! I can't believe I am about to share these photos of me and my chipmunk cheeks , O'well these will be here as a reminder I suppose I can look back next year in horror and say I cant believe I was that big!
A quick share before I try and force myself to go back to sleep!
I just love this gals blog Jessica Enig, she always posts SUCH PRETTY THINGS..hehe
I adore her TARGET TUESDAYS , always something pretty and CREATIVE.
Stop by and check her out ! She even has a shop opening soon :)
Well its that time .. to go lay wide awake in bed and toss and turn staring at the alarm clock, sounds fun doesn't it???
Hope all of you are enjoying your weekend!
Posted by Monica at 3:08 AM
Saturday, December 6, 2008
I have been up since before sunrise here in Okinawa to watch THE GAME!
I like college football but I love me some GATOR FOOTBALL!
Congrats to the BOYS on their championship :)
Sorry Bama fans..... better luck next year!!!
Ok must take a nap now before my pedicure appointment with Katie(my neighbor) this afternoon or I will never make it..lol
Posted by Monica at 5:26 PM
Friday, December 5, 2008
Its that time again everyone!
Head on over to Jessi's for lots of great cookie ideas! I have a list of things to bake and I am sure after today I will be adding to it! I am actually having a baking day with one of my friends here in Japan , Joanne. They live off base and do not have a normal stove. They have a Japanese oven , which has burners on top and a tiny drawer big enough to bake a piece of fish! I would seriously go nuts, I don't know how she does it. So she will be baking away here at my home :)
I made these yummy little treats last week and thought I would share them here , so simple and delish!
You can click on the recipe cards for a larger view... ENJOY
can't wait to see all the yummy recipes :)
Thanks Jessi for hosting!!!
Posted by Monica at 12:25 AM
Thursday, December 4, 2008
(photo from Jenni B etsy shop)
You can find these lovely treats right HERE
The sweet and very talented Jenni B is hosting a wonderful giveaway , hurry on over you don't want to miss out on those SWEETS!
Also just wanted to mention my bestie Maria over at the JUNKK DRAWER is hosting this shindig...
Can't wait to visit all the pretty Holiday homes!
That's all I have for now be back soon !!
Posted by Monica at 11:52 AM
Monday, December 1, 2008
Can you believe the year is almost over? It doesn't seem possible to me , I guess because we have had so much change in the last 6 months . With a lot more change to come!! Change is good though :)
I had another ultrasound this morning and everything looks fine with our new little one. I got some of the cutest photos of him . Including one of him grabbing his feet with his tiny wittle fingers. He was loving his feet this morning ..how cute is that???
This is my fave though of his perfect little head ....
3 more months to go :)
I have been in a crafting mood lately , I think its the Holidays. I hope to actually have something to share soon , as soon as I make myself finish up something . I seem to start a project and not finish and start up another one! I was in HOG HEAVEN a few days ago , walking through one of our stores here on base... where we get stuff from the states and what do I SEE
MARTHA STEWART WOHOO!!!
I haven't seen this stuff in a store since I landed in Asia ,so yes it was a BIG DEAL! Hubby thought I lost my mind ..haha ! Nope no losing of my mind just a lot of glitter buying and glue :)
I have been browsing etsy this evening looking at all the great stuff you amazing gals are whipping up and thought I would share some of my faves!
Check out these sweet SUGARED PEEPS
Lots of yummy sugared peeps in lovely colors! Available at Birds of a Feather
Look at this beauty
You can find it HERE in the Brandy Wine Boutique
You can find them HERE at the FABULOUS Frippelous Shop
We did get the tree up and the house decorated over the weekend . But when it comes to the outside we are not happy campers! All the new lights I purchased last year before the big move are working ...but we have lots of other stuff like our mechanical reindeer's and other light up stuff that need new strands of lights or some bulbs replaced and OMG we have been EVERYWHERE and can't find any! So annoyed because back home I could just hop in the car and run to the nearest walmart ...walgreens you name it and here...NOTHING!! OK my Okinawa gripe is over , thanks for listening,hah!
Well its getting late here , I should wrap this up for tonight , hopefully be back in a few days with some craftiness and photos of at least my tree!
Thanks to all of you for the sweet emails and comments on my blog makeover!
Posted by Monica at 2:22 AM