Sunday, December 03, 2006

Photo a day challenge

Here is Days 2 and 3. The first one is in honor of the BEST candy cane kisses. After my nail appointment on Saturday I went to Sam's Club where much to my delight, I found BIG bags of these. I was actually giggling in the store and I was so happy that I didn't care who heard me. I really want to get more so I have a whole year supply to last me till they come out again next year. Maybe if Julie reads this she will send me a box of them, since she drew my name for Christmas. :o)
Day 3 (today) I took a picture of the ornament I got in honor of my sister Debbie. I always place this one at the top of my tree. I got one of these for each family so they have a way to remember her during the holidays. It's been a special ornament for me to pull out and display these past 6 years since she's been gone.
On Saturday my side of the family met at Macayo's Mexican food restaurant to celebrate my dad's birthday. It was a lot of fun to get together with everyone. I didn't even get rumbly gut which was a huge bonus! :o) After that we went to Cole's basketball game. This game was unreal! The other team were good players but extremely mean and very aggressive. I hated watching it. Plus the dumb ref wasn't calling any of the fouls. In the 3rd quarter one of our girls was punched in the face and was crying. She's no sissy girl. She a great player and very tough. She doesn't cry easily. Our coach had had enough by that time and our whole team walked out. The other teams parents were yelling at us and calling us quitters. I couldn't believe they condoned their 8-10 year old kids to play that way. The whole point of a ref calling the fouls is to teach these kids the proper way to play. Once they noticed the ref wasn't calling anything they got even rougher. Cole only has one more game. I'm glad the season is almost over.
I taught primary today. I only had 2 kids, but you'd think there were a dozen. Those two little boys were wild...very adorable, but wild none the less. I took a much needed long nap after church. I also cooked a big turkey dinner with all the fixins. It was so good! I'm still full. I need to go to clean the kitchen, but I wanted to blog instead before I got too tired, since I didn't have time to post yesterday. I hope you all had a terrific weekend! Off to do the dishes!!! Yay me!

25 comments:

Melissa said...

Those pages look great! One day, I'm going to get an afternoon to myself so I can get caught up! I guess I'll have to wait until my two red-heads make their annual trek to South Carolina and leave me at home for a week!

It sounds like you had a busy weekend. Have fun with those dishes - mine are calling my name too.

Valerie said...

i'm so glad you got more kisses!

dang - that game sounded like mean girls come to play. what does it teach the kids anyways? that adults can be more childish than kids and so need a good time out!
i'm sorry Cole had to see that.

love the bird ornament...this year, i found a teacup ornament in honor of Brendan's dad (very Irish, drank a LOT of tea) and need to find a little frog for his mom.

Cee said...

Your pages are too cute!

How are you adapting to your home minus a cute infant? :(

Rhona said...

Wish I could taste those candy cane kisses - my favourite are the caramel ones but we don't get them here. I just stock up whenever I go and visit my sister-in-law in Chicago ;o). Love the bird ornament, how very special and what a lovely reminder of your sister.

Andi said...

Jolene, I just love your blog!!! You are such a neat person and so talented!

Please continue to share your album pages with us. I think it's great that your found more peppermint kisses. I looked all weekend and couldn't locate them here in our area of Florida. Every time I thought I had them spotted I discovered they were Cherry Cordial...not what I want!!!

The beautiful bird ornament in memory of your sister is such a sweet loving rememberance.

Jen said...

What is primary?


I like the photo a day challenge, I tried that in June, I have tons of jourlaing and photos but I crapped out about June 13th :(

Amy Mowbray said...

Love your pages Jolene. Okay, I still havent found the kisses yet but I'm on a mission!

Oh yeah, that coach needs firing. What a jerk.

Kelly said...

I'm going to have to try some of those candy cane kisses. You make them sound soo good!

I really like the pages you're doing each day of December. Its such a neat idea! And they're turning out beautifully!

Maren said...

What age did you teach in primary? From what I've been hearing, Reilly and another boy have become the rambunctious *energetic* kids in his class that give the teacher trouble. It's odd since in preschool his teacher says that he is one of the best kids she has. I guess church is his place to go crazy.

~Telah said...

Great layouts Jolene! Sounds like a fun project for the month. I've got to find me some of those Kisses...they sound yummy.
Too bad about the basketball game...I'd want to walk out too..that is ridiculous!
Have a great day!

Carla said...

Jolene...
I've been reading your blog for a a while, months I guess. I just need to find out.. Where can I order those candles that you wrote about a while back Do you know a rep? I have sent e-mails to the company and no response??? Maybe they aren't on michigan?

I belive they were canyon something?


Please Help...

Thanks so much!
I love reading about your adventures and all the great stories about your family!

Carla

Wendy said...

WOW
You are doing a great job, love your pages.

Sounds like you have weekend like I do packed with activitiy.

I'll have to try those kisses. Did you try the chocolate covered cherry ones?? They are yummy!

Have a great week and keep up the good work on the 30 day challenge

Wendy

Susie Q said...

I always love your blog Jolene!
Your scrap pages are amazing. You are a serious talent there girl!

I love the idea of the bird to remember your sister, I have also asked for Freebird to be played someday! Just the oerfect song. I know she was a special lady...

You also had a busy weekend and STILL accomplished so much!

Have a good week okay? Take care and enjoy it all...

Leona said...

I am going to have to try those Kisses. Great layouts!

Jacquie said...

Your day 3 page is so sweet, what a beautiful way for you and your family to remember you sister.

homedaisy said...

that is a great idea to have an ornament to honor family members who are no longer here for christmas. and i guess i will have to try those kisses. :)

Missy's Blog said...

I'm so happy to hear you found big bags of your favorite new treat!! I'm loving your photo a day layouts. The dove ornament you place on your tree (and your other family members) is such a wonderful tribute to your sister. I have to tell you ... I do the same thing to remember my father. I have this feathered dove I place at the top portion of my tree each year in remembrance of my dad. They live on in our hearts everyday, and with a very special ornament on our Christmas trees each year.

Leah said...

I love the idea of scrappin a pic a day. yours are off to a great start. What's the name of the font your using on your text? or are you actually writing it by hand?

Briana said...

OMG! I am in T-R-O-U-B-L-E! Those kisses are amazing! I just bought some tonight! I very much dislike regular chocolate, but just love white chocolate! As soon as my boys go to bed, there's a whole entry going onto my blog! Thanks for sharing!

becky h. said...

ok, got to get the kisses. my son played select soccer all through high school. we had a broken growth plate, broken arm and a front tooth knocked loose. we now have a discolored front tooth. I hated it and sometimes I wouldn`t go to the games, I couldn`t stand it. I hate to tell you this but, for us it only gets worse as they get older. my daughter is now playing select soccer I would give anything if she would stop. the girls (17yr olds) are just as mean. how did we get here???

SmileyCarrie said...

I'm dying to try these kisses now!!

Chickenbells said...

The pages are wonderful...and I keep forgetting to look for the kisses while I'm out...darn it! I am so sorry about the game, and I think it was brave of them to walk out...poor sportmanship is not something that you want your kids to learn!

Anonymous said...

Your layouts are so sweet and what a touching tribute to your sister. I found those kisses and they are amazingly good. You were so right. Thanks for the tip! I love your blog!
Diane

Coleen said...

I put Debbie's ornament near the top of my tree too. I miss her. I told you the wrong time period of how many years she has been gone. She died at 40 and she's 10 years older than me and I am now 36-but she died August 1, 2001 which would be 5 years ago in August - not 6. Sorry!

Nikki *Ü* said...

I STILL can't find those dang candy cane kisses!!! I've been to Albertson's and Target so far. Wonder if my Costco will have them?? Hmmm.....If not, I'll have to have my friend check her Sam's Club for me!! LOL