Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Aftermath of the Holidays!

Our Christmas marathon began on the 18th when we went to my Dad's side of the family party location.  We had a Mexican fiesta and a rousing gift exchange/theft.  We had a good time but as expected, there was a huge hole in our happiness.  My Mom always made our family gathers fun but this year, although it was fun, it was pretty quiet.  We didn't even really pick on my cousin Rob.  Fast forward to the 25th. . . . .my Dad made our traditional Christmas breakfast and we had a full house.  The guest list included my Dad, RAW, Mr. Giggles, G-mom P, G-mom W, Aunt D, cousin Camel, her three kiddos and me.  Breakfast was yummy as usual but again, there was someone missing.  Saturday afternoon Mr. Giggles and I headed over to his parents house to celebrate with them.  We ate and ate and ate, opened presents and played games.  And finally last night, we had Christmas with Dad and my sisters.  We opened some great presents and then snacked on more junk food!  Once again my bil said a beautiful prayer that talked about what a wonderful person my Mom was and how much she meant to all of us.  The grandkids are staying with my Dad and my sister and bil are staying with his parents (about 45 minutes away) so we get to spend some special time with them before they leave on Wednesday.  With that being said, I had better go get ready so we can head to wherever to do whatever is on the agenda today.
Oh, I forgot about a few other people that dropped in. . . .my Uncle D and his wife came to town last week but I didn't get to see them because we didn't realize they were in town and they only stayed a couple of hours, his son and his family came into town yesterday.  We didn't get to see them either because they were only here for a short time.  My Uncle T came Saturday morning but headed home that afternoon and my cousin Grody and his wife came Saturday and left Sunday.  It was good to see those that we got to see and wish that we could have seen those that we didn't get to see.  Ok, gotta scoot.  I may have some pictures to post later.  I am just too lazy to get up and get my camera. 

Have a great day!  Mrs. H's mom, it was so good to see you Sunday!!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from our home to yours.  We hope that you and yours enjoy the holiday season and the extra time with family.  Take the time to let the ones you love know.

Merry Christmas Mom.  We love you and miss you so much.

Christmas Eve

I am still finding it hard to believe that it is Christmas time once again.  This time last year we were at my sister's house and had our first ever snowy Christmas eve.  It was also one of the longest rides home we have ever had!  This season has been so very different this year.  I am still not really in the holiday spirit but I am looking forward to seeing family.  Today has been pretty laid back for us which has been nice.  We had to make one more trip to Walmart.  Thank goodness there weren't too many people there! 

T'was the night before Christmas. . . . .and it started to rain.  We are very thankful because we are 12 inches below average.  Gotta go get ready to hit the sack so Santa can come.  Hope your dreams are filled with sugarplums!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Year 3

"An angel in the book of life wrote down my baby's birth. Then she whispered as she closed the book, too beautiful for earth." Author unknown

As I sit here trying to decide what to write I notice something, the date is 12/21 and the time is 12:21.  I will never forget this day.  Three years ago today our precious baby boy was born asleep.  I still have a huge hole in my heart and I think about him daily.  I wonder what he would look like, who he would act like, what he would be doing.  I am sure that he is having the time of his life playing with him Memom.
I thought that I would have a wonderful post written about today but I just can't think of what to say.  I miss my baby and hope that one day God will give us babies to hold here on earth instead of having to wait until we get to heaven.

Friday, December 17, 2010

It's Friday!

And today is the last day of work until 2011 for my hubby, my Dad, my sisters and myself!!  Looking forward to spending time with mine and Mr. Giggles families.  We will start tomorrow with my Dad's family for our Annual Christmas get together.  Our menu this year is Mexican and I can't wait! 

This week I have spent so much time in the kitchen that I don't even want to walk through it!  I made goodies for Darrell's coworkers this year.  They received baskets of dill oyster crackers, parmesan herb hot & spicy oyster crackers, corn flake wreaths, pecan pie muffins, white chocolate yummies, candy canes, chocolate covered peanut butter crackers.  I hope they enjoy the goodies.

Well, that is about all I have for now.  I am going to try to get the lights on the tree in a few minutes.  We shall see!

OH, the picture from a few posts ago (the Christmas one with us girls) is from 1976.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Busy Week

This week has been really busy but I don't feel like I have gotten anything done.  I have been working on goodies for Mr. Giggles co-workers.  I have made two large messes and tomorrow I have to clean my oven.  I am waiting for things to cool so I can put to of the gifts together and then go to bed.  Tomorrow I have to get everything wrapped up and hopefully will finally get my tree and house decorated.

Today we got some sad news.  We found out that a friend of ours took his own life over the weekend.  I am devastated as is Mr. Giggles, my Dad and sister.  We thought that things were going well for our friend.  It hurts my heart to know that someone I cared about didn't feel that they any other choice in life but to take theirs.  Take a moment and tell your loved ones how much you love them because you never know what may happen.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time. ~Laura Ingalls Wilder

I miss my Mom.  I am not looking forward to the holidays.  I hate the fact that nothing will ever be the same.  I am so thankful for the precious memories of my Mom.  I wish I could hug her and tell her how much I love her.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree

Last night we (Mr. Giggles, Dad, Rae and I) went and picked out our Christmas tree last night.  I am hoping that it will help me get a little more in the Christmas spirit.  It was so very different without Mom, she always found the perfect trees.  Luckily Rae found hers quickly and we found ours right after.  We took Rae's to her house and Mr. G helped her get it in the tree stand.  We got ours home and stuck it in a bucket of water and will spend today getting everything put together.  Hopefully before the cold front hits.  I will share pictures when I am done.
Well, I hope you are all having a good December, that your shopping is mostly done and that you are anticipating time with loved one.  I'm gonna go because Mr. G is cooking breakfast tacos for us!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Fun Times and Then. . . . .

Last night we had our annual ladies Christmas party.  It was at my Grandmother's house.  It took me three days to get the house decorated. . . .it looked good.  Ok, it looked really good (not so much at my house).  Anyway, it was 21 ladies from our church and we started the evening with yummy snacks and then went on to the gifts.  It was all very polite for a while and then the stealing started.  It seemed like Mrs. J was the official gift opener because her gifts were stolen a lot and she always opened a new one!  I think in the end, everyone was pleased with what they took home.  I took home a really cute snow globe that Mrs. H had brought to the party.  My Mom's talent is shown in so many places in my Grandmother's home and people enjoyed looking at the things that she had created over the years.  Everyone started heading home sometime after nine.  After cleaning and straightening up the house, I got home about 11:15.  Too say I was tired would have been a very large understatement!  I hadn't seen Mr. Giggles since 6:55 that morning so of course we talked some before going to sleep (after midnight) so when my phone rang at 7:15 this morning to see if I could take a sub job, I was still very tired.  My very first thought (that I can remember) was that I needed to call Mom and tell her about the Christmas party was.  Goodness, I hate it when I do that.  It hurts so very much.   After I finished with my sub job I went out to the cemetery to see Mom's tombstone (it finally got there) and to have a little chat with her and Baby Giggles.  I cried.  I miss my baby.  I cried.  I miss my Mom.  I cried some more.  I still miss them. . . .a lot.  I went home (with a headache. . you know the kind you get when you cry).

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Yes friends, I am still around but apparently I have lost my blogging mojo.  I haven't really had anything to say but do know that I am keeping up with you all.  Hope your December has gotten off to a good start.  Mine has been busy!  Hopefully I will get the blogging mojo back soon.  :)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

A Funny on Friday

Mr. Giggles and I were talking about milk and how our current jug tastes AWFUL!  We usually buy Kroger Springdale milk and it always tastes so good but this one is well, AWFUL!  I said that it tasted like plastic but Mr. G said that it tasted like milk from a stale cow and that the cow needed to have an udder flush before giving up it's milk.  I nearly died laughing.  My hubby is funny but he is always so busy that I don't get to see that side of him much.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Let the Craziness Begin

It is only December 2nd and I already feel like I am so far behind.  What I need to do is get off this computer and get to work. . . . .so maybe I will have some time for a real post later tonight.  I hope you are all having a great week.  Mine has been pretty good and I hope it will continue on that way!  I am completely finished with two people on my Christmas list and hope to finish up several more tomorrow!


© Life in My Lane: All photographs and text on this site are the sole property of Life in My Lane and may not be used or copied without express consent of Life in My Lane.