Snow Snow glorious Snow!!

>> Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I woke up this morning to 6 glorious inches of snow. I know most people think SNOW SUCK but I really do love it. It is so beautiful! My funk immediately disappeared. I went and make the kids a big hot breakfast of pancakes, bacon and eggs. We bundled up and went out to enjoy the fluffy fun. The kids love to play in the snow, I love that they get some fresh crisp clean air! I snapped a couple of pictures then grabbed the shovel. I don't mind shoveling and do as much as I can. The snow was very heavy so I was only able to do the stairs, walkway and parking spots for the two cars before my back was begging me to quit but the little work out in the cold air really made me feel good. I chased the kids around in the back yard a bit more before I took my two snow bunnies upstairs to warm up.

Here are a few pics!!


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Post Christmas Funk

>> Monday, December 29, 2008

Every year after Christmas I get into a funk. I don't know if it's because there is nothing Fun to look forward to anymore or what. I feel just blah. I have lots of chores to do but wish it would all just go away so I could crawl into bed and sleep for 3 days. I'm trying to get excited about a new year, new start and hopefully *knock on wood* a new job!

I've been desperately trying to find a job at home so I can be here with my kids and take some of the financial stress off Chris. He works so hard and I know it's getting to him. Hopefully 2009 will bring some good for us.

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CHRISTMAS!!!

>> Friday, December 26, 2008

We had a wonderful day! The kids must of been really good(no one told me!) because Santa brought them TONS of presents!!

Christopher got

Black and Decker Tool Bench
Stuffed Curious George, which he adores and carries around everywhere!
Elmo telephone which is usually in his OTHER hand!
Little people airplane
Elmo K-nex set
Puzzles
Lots of board books
An outfit and jammies


Elizabeth got
A Baby Alive which she named Tessa, complete with extra diapers, food, juice, diaper bag, jammies and dress.
IPod Shuffle
Books
Puzzles
An outfit and jammies
Leapster 2 with extra games

They got to share
A leap pad along with like 12 books
Colouring books, crayons, markers, playdoh, playdoh cutters



From Chris's family(his parents and his aunt)

Christopher got
Radio Flyer Tricyle
Go Diego Go action set
Books
Clothes
Mr. Santa Potatohead


Elizabeth got
Fisher Price Cool School computer system, which is a keyboard/stylis pad and a computer program that connects to my computer for her to do preschook work.
Clothes
Brat doll
Tons of play makeup
Princess dressup set
Baton
Baby Cinderella Doll
Barbie and Ken Beach dolls



Chris and I got

From my my parents
A new 50mm lens for me
TomTom GPS for Chris
A Christmas Carol dvd for me
A Christmas Story DVD for Chris

To each other
Dark Knight DVD for him
Fleece Jammies for me

From his parents
Stand mixer for me
Quesidilla maker for him
$50 gift certificate for Price Chopper for the family

From Elizabeth
Slippers that say DAD
KeyChain that says Worlds Greatest Mom
and she got Christopher two soft balls and a little matchbox car

I know there is more but I'm tired. It was a long long day yesterday!!!
Of course, you need pictures :)


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Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing



Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing



Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing



Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing



Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing



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TWO MORE SLEEPS!!

>> Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I can't wait! I think I'm looking forward to tomorrow night more then anything. Dragging out the gifts, stuffing the stockings, watching Chris put together Christopher's tool bench and learning some new swearwords! Nothing says Christmas Spirit like Dad putting together kids gifts at 2am :)

Tomorrow is our family dinner and hopefully (weather permitting) bundling up and going out to look at Christmas Light displays. 8pm also brings a very special family tradition. Hour 1 of 24 hours of A Christmas Story on TBS! Santa got Chris the 20th's Anniversary Edition DVD but he won't get to open it until Christmas morning and really its not Christmas without the TBS Marathon, commercials included!

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FYI

>> Sunday, December 21, 2008

Fixed the comments! It wasn't working for some reason so I changed it to a popup version and it seems to be working fine now. Thanks Chele for bringing it to my attention.

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It's not that cold, just play!

>> Saturday, December 20, 2008

We got a good foot or more of snow since yesterday, and it's still coming down in big fat snowflakes. Of course being a mom with a camera, I had to get the kids outside! So, at 8:30am they were dressed and out to play if they wanted to or not! Elizabeth was very excited but Christopher, well he really wasn't sure what he was getting himself into. The snow was deep and fluffy so when he fell, he couldn't get up. Of course being the mom I am, instead of helping him I laughed and took pictures while he struggled. Good times Good times.









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I'm dreaming of a White Christmas....

>> Wednesday, December 17, 2008

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Another weather related post but I'm so excited. We had a little snow storm last night and a couple more coming up this week! The week will stay cold, not too cold, just right. Elizabeth will be off school for winter break at the end of this week so they will be able to go out and enjoy and play! I love snow for Christmas, it really helps get me in the mood!


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Ice Storm 08

>> Saturday, December 13, 2008

All over our local news the story is ICE STORM 08! They way they say it, it sounds like there is some major DECISION 08 withdrawals!

A major storm passed through the North East on Thursday and Friday bring lots of Ice, Sleet and Snow to my area. For the most part, Amsterdam got sleet. For those who don't know what sleet is, its basically icy snow caused by snow flakes hitting a warm spot in the atmosphere as they fall, melt then hit a cold zone and freeze again.

Over 217,000 homes and businesses were and are still without power in my area. Warming shelters are up all over and people are trying to stay warm as it could be days before power is restored.

One corner market down the street from where Chris works caught on fire from a live power line that had been down for almost 12 hours before the fire started! The fire dept couldn't do anything about the fire because the line was still live.

Here is a niffy video from our local news station.
http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1137806146/bclid1143371293/bctid4691250001


I love this, just some raw footage of the damage.
http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1137806146/bclid1143371293/bctid4680942001
and more raw footage of the fire.
http://www.cbs6albany.com/video/?bcpid=1137806146&bclid=1143371293&bctid=4691250001


My kids didn't mind though!!


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Feeling random

>> Thursday, December 11, 2008

I don't really have anything of importance to say. It is a miserable day outside. Freezing rain/sleet/snow. I am cool with snow, in fact I love it! Snow angels, snow men, watching the kids little cheeks get all rosy as they play! I can't wait to get the camera out there and take some pictures of their snow adventures. I hate ice and sleet. It scares me. The roads and sidewalks become death traps. Trees and power lines get heavy and start to break. It is just a crappy situation when ice is involved.

Elizabeth has a Santa Store at school today. The PTO set it up for the kids to secretly(with mom's money of course) by presents for their family members. Each item is $1-10, most ranging from $1-5. I dug through Elizabeth's piggy bank and found $10 dollars worth of quarters! I added a $5 bill and wrote down $5 for each of us. When she buys her gifts, they will wrap and address it and she can bring it home for under the tree. I think this is a great idea for the kids!

Christopher is finally popping through his missing canine teeth but the process has been long and cranky! He is miserable! Sadly, his big molars are next and neither of us is looking forward to that! He has been in his big boy bed for a couple of weeks now and seems to be doing too except for the issue he has with climbing onto his radiator to look out the window at night and first thing in the morning. I don't know how to break him of this! I guess it could be a lot worse!

Chris got a promotion at work. A small raise and better bonus, but it comes with a price. He is back working in the accounts department, this time as the manager. He started off in accounts last year. The hours are longer 9-9 and the stress is greater. Basically now, he goes around to people's houses to collect the owed money and if not.. he repo's it! Most of the people are pretty good about paying or saying goodbye to their furniture but there is always the asshole who needs to act tough.
The other part of his job means driving the big delivery trucks up and down big steep hills...and well remember the ice I mentioned earlier? I worry. Hopefully, he will get his own store soon and it will be in the area so we don't have to move. I was all set to move earlier in the year but now that Elizabeth is in school and making friends I would prefer to stay here. At least until the school year is over.

I've wrapped almost ALL the presents! I have one more coming in the mail but that is it! Christopher's big gift won't be wrapped but rather put together with a big red bow. We are so lucky to have such caring people in our lives that helped us out tremendously this year. It will be a Merry Christmas in the Boggie house... hopefully Drama free!

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Diggin' up the memories!

>> Monday, December 8, 2008

My dad and uncle must be having fun digging through old pictures because they both sent me some from when I was very very little!

My Mum and Me!!

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My beautiful sister Cathy and me!

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Feel like such an ass of a mother

>> Thursday, December 4, 2008

Elizabeth has her very first Christmas Concert today at 1:30 and I can't go. It's freezing out, raining and windy. I was going to try and take Christopher in the stroller but this week has just turned to hell weather wise.

I know she understands and I know there will be other concerts but damn if I don't feel like a huge ass.

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Pledge

>> Monday, December 1, 2008

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