Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Good Wednesday Mornin' Yall,
I do hope that everyone had a great Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I know I did and now comes the fun part of having to take everything down. We don't usually do that until after the New Year. It is a cold morning here. It is 28 degrees with a windchill of 23 degrees. The Sun is shining some, but clouds are suppose to move in and rain moving in later on as well. We didn't have a White Christmas.
Some of you may have noticed my new blog look. It is sort of under construction right now. I have been playing around trying to get it the way I want it. I think it looks good so far. I'm still learning things, but hopefully, I will have it the way I want it in a few days.
I want to let yall know that I won my first ever Giveaway last week. Yep, I sure did. I was so excited. My friend, Chrissie@AllThingsArePossible had a Giveway for an ornament. And I won!!!! "THANK YOU" so much Chrissie for hosting the Giveaway. This is what I won.

If you have never been over to visit Chrissie, please go and visit her. She lives in California and she has a really nice blog. I haven't received my ornament yet, but I'm sure it will be here before I take my tree down.

Well, hubby went back to work today. They are hauling corn again out of those big bags. I'm hoping he will get to be home the rest of the week at nights. After Friday, he will be off and will have to start January 2, 2008 on his new job. He will have to go thru the orientation process again. After that, hubby and his uncle will be assigned a truck. It sure has been good to have him home at nights for the last 6 nights. The girls sure have enjoyed it as well. They love being near their Daddy and having fun with him.

"Santa" was good to the girls this year. On Christmas Eve, my Parents, Sister, and Mother-In-Law came up for dinner. I never got around to fixing my homemade chicken and dressing. I did make my Potato Salad tho and fixed an Hore'derve tray. It consisted of baby dill pickles, olives, shrimp, and cocktail sausages. My Mother had brought me a Cheeseball, and I put the Cheeseball in the Center of it. We had some crackers to go with the Cheeseball as well. We had lots of good food to eat. After everyone left our house, around 7:30p.m., we went out to one of my Sister-In-Law's house where hubby's side of the family had gathered. We didn't eat out there, but we visited with everyone and played some games. The girls got a present out there as well. But their "BIG PRESENT" this year from "Santa" was their new Pre-Paid Cell Phone. It was the last present they opened here at our house while my Parents, Sister, and Mother-In-Law was here. I had it in a Gift Box that was already decorated. They actually thought it was some kind of clothing. You should have seen their faces when they opened up the box. You would have thought they had won the lottery. LOL. They were totally surprised. I had already had it charged and activated for them and a few numbers programmed in it for them. Needless to say, "Santa" did good this year. On Christmas Eve, me, hubby, and our youngest daughter didn't go to bed until after 2:00a.m. We slept late on Christmas Day. We had plenty of leftovers from Christmas Eve, so everyone just ate what they wanted when they wanted. Me and hubby slept most of the day off and on. I was just so tired and I guess it had caught up with me.

Well, guess I'll go for now. I do hope that yall have a great Wednesday. Take care my friends and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours. Again, please excuse the construction. I hope to have it complete in a few days.



Hope said...

Good Morning Karen!!
I like the new look. It's coming along great!
I'm glad you had a good Christmas. We had a wonderful time last night and a houseful of people!! I'll probably post about it later! :)
Still waiting for an email....:(

Lib said...

Hi Miz. Karen,
I like your new look.
Glad you won the give away:o)
I see You and Hope had cof. I just can;t seem to get it going this a.m. don't know whats wrong with me.
Glad ya'll had a Good Christmas!

Shari said...

I love your new header. Redecorating can be fun, especially when you get to put your own personal touches to it. :) I can't do that with my site unless I switch over to the layouts.

I'm glad you and your family had a great Christmas this year. I'm glad that your husband was able to stay home the last few nights. Take care and God bless.

NAME: CIELO said...

Hi Karen: Oh wow...I love the new look of your blog. Very nice!

Just stopping by to say hi, and whish you a happy New Year. May the Lord continue to bless you and your family. Hope you and yours had a marvelous Christmas!


Anonymous said...

Karen your new blog look is sooo lovely! We are still pretty busy here with company coming and taking kids to parties...
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Mary said...

Hi Karen,

I'm glad you had a wonderful Christmas. It's nice to know that you enjoyed the time with your family. That is the most important part of Christmas - and of course celebrating Jesus' birthday.

The new look of your blog is nice. I took all of my Christmas images off my blog last night. I didn't want to leave them until mid January.

I bet your girls were ecstatic with their new prepaid cell phones. Brandon got a digital camera for the trip and he was flying high. Jordan got an Ottawa Senators jacket he's been wanting and was delighted.

Take care, my friend. Thanks so much for your prayers and well wishes. Happy New Year to you and your family. I wish you good health, love, happiness and prosperity.


Betty said...

Karen, I love your new look, especially the heading. That is real classy looking. How did you do that? You may be still learning, but you know a lot more than I know about blogging and giving your blog site a makeover.

Sounds like you and your family had a wonderful Christmas. Don't you just love Christmas Day when you can sleep late and just lay around and rest and eat what you want when you want it. We can't ever do that on Christmas Day as we always go to my sister's, and she lives an hour away. We always gather about one for Christmas dinner. So today I had planned to sleep late, but then I couldn't sleep for thinking about all the sales out there that I might be missing. So I got up at 7:30 and hit the streets. Now I'm worn out.

Anyway, I'm glad you and your family had a good Christmas. What did you get for Christmas?

Have a good night, Karen.

Joyce said...

Good job Karen, I like it. I am so glad you had a good Christmas. Talk to later.

Love and Hugs

Diane J. said...

Hey, Karen. I've been gone all day to Jonesboro with my sisters and hubby. We just got back a little while ago and I'll be leaving for church in a bit.

For my awards page, what I'm going to do is go back in my blog a good ways and look for a date that I didn't post, then predate a new post and put all my awards on it. After I publish it, I'll put a link in my sidebar to that blog post. You could start another blog and do it that way, but I think it'd be easier to do it the way I mentioned first. Of course you can do it which ever way you think is easier or best for you.

Like I said, I'm leaving in just bit for church, but if you need more help just email me and I'll check my email when I home.

Love and hugs,


Nan said...

Hello, my friend. I'm so glad your Christmas was good. Pre-paid cell phones.......yippee. I bet they were excited.
I had to work today and again tomorrow and then off to Wisconsin until Jan 1st.
I will try to post before I go.

Angela said...

Hi Karen! I am so glad that your Christmas was a great one. I love your new are doing fantastic work here.

I know that the girls were very excited about the phones.:)

May you have a restful nights sleep and a wonderful new day tomorrow my sweet friend!

Leeann said...

Hi Karen!
I just love the look of your blog. Great job!
We had a wonderful visit with #2 son and saying goodbye was very hard. We've talked on the phone twice since last night and he's told me what a good time he had.
Have a great week and I'll holler at you again soon!

Your friend,

Shelley said...

Hello Karen, sounds as if you and the family had a wonderful Christmas ! Ours was just great. Now we are looking forward to a Happy New Year. I like the look of your blog makeover, it's really nice. What a neat ornament you have won.Looks like a mini quilt to me. Very nice!
Was at my Mom's on Christmas Eve and she told me how much she likes your comments you have been leaving on her blog. You are always so faithful to leave comments. Please, forgive me for commenting as often as I should. I do so enjoy reading your blog.

Here's wishing you and yours a blessed and Happy New Year !


Shelley said...

Hi, its me again ! I meant to say Please, forgive me for NOT commenting as often as I should.

Cecil said...

Hey Karen... Snazzy new blog-look! You did good... I will have to go back to work tomorrow.. boo hoo! But I have really enjoyed the past few days... Glad you and your family had a good Christmas! Hope you have a good rest of the week... Cecil

Rachel said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful Christmas with your family Karen!!

Joyce said...

Hi Karen, I'm back. Michelle just called and said she was on line looking up information on the china I got for her. I bought the set minus 8 coffee cups for $30. She said that for one plate it was worth $20 a piece. I am floored. I bought the set cause I liked the pattern. What a find. Well have a good night.

Love and Hugs,