What is nice is you can remove the bases off your trees and directly put them in the foam. This gives your villages a truly personal touch, and if you want something different the next year, they are cheap enough to throw away.
This one I did make a few years ago. I have saved it because I like the look of this set up so why try and reinvent the wheel? I'll post pictures once I've finished the final details (still need to add the snow and a few more accessories).
1…. My Family! (the G-men in my life)
2.... Even though I complain, I really do love my job and am thankful for it.
3....Margaritas & Mexican food
4....I am thankful that it no longer is 100 degrees with 97% humidity.
5....Hair irons (stop laughing...I live in Houston!)
6....I am thankful I still have my Grandparents.
7....My cat Mercedes
8....I am thankful that Big-G puts up with my impromptu demolition so we can start construction. :)
9....Gas prices declining
10....I am thankful that my problems are so insignificant when I really look at them.
11....Going back to school has opened so many doors and options.
12....I am thankful for the Thelma (Sheri) to my Louise (Big-G gave us that name years ago).
13....And finally, I am thankful for all of you. Blogging has turned out to be such an unexpected joy..............HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Thirteen Things Sheri is Thankful For!
1....My husband. He's a very patient man who helped me grow to be the person that I am and will continue to help me be the person I'm going to be. I love you!
2...My children and the fact that they are healthy, intelligent, caring individuals.
3....My Aunt Lois who became my second mom when I moved down to Texas at the age of 18. My mother passed away within a year of me moving out. My Aunt stepped in and loved me and kicked my ass when it needed to be kicked. She loves my children as much as her true grandchildren. The best compliment someone could give me would be to tell me that I remind them of my aunt.
4....I am thankful to the doctors and nurses that literally saved my husband's life 4 years ago. I truly appreciate every day that we have together (even when he acts like a butt!)
5....I'm thankful for my dogs, Bradley & Oreo who love me and snuggle with me even when I'm in a bitchy mood!
6....I'm thankful that I have a job. It may not be the ideal job, but it is a job non-the-less.
7....I'm thankful for my mother-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, and their extended families who love me and accepted me and my children. They treat my children just as if they were my biological grandchildren.
8....I'm thankful for my step-daughters and Kurt who again loved me and accepted me when their dad brought me home. They are great girls.
9....I'm thankful for the house and transportation that God has blessed me with.
10...I'm thankful for my friends G1 and Suzan who stood beside me through some very difficult times. I'm also thankful that G1 will sit beside me at the football games and not slug me when I start yelling and cheering.
11....I'm thankful for the teachers in staff that work so hard in our school district to give my children a great education.
12....I'm thankful that we have some of the best Mexican restaurants in Texas that KNOW how to make Margaritas!
13...I'm thankful for all of our blogging buddies! You all are awesome!
I ran across this little test online over at Meritt’s site. I thought this would be interesting because of my screwy background; having been born in East Texas, raised in Mexico City. When I first moved back to the US, everyone thought I was from the north, largely because my only American friends down there were from Ohio. But I guess this proves you can’t take the Texan out of the girl
SuZan is 65% (Dixie). Just under the Mason-Dixon Line
Take the test and let us know what you are......Are you a Yankee or a Rebel
1…. Wow! Thursday already! One more week until Thanksgiving. This is my favaroite time of year.
2.....We found out last night that our heater doesn't work (the coldest darn day of the year, so far).
3.....I have all the Christmas decorations down from the attic waiting patiently in the spare bedroom.
4.....I love the cold weather we are having despite the fact that we all woke up like popsicles this morning.
5.....Algebra II and Spanish are going to be the death of my son.
6.....I am excited that the only thing my son needs to do to become an Eagle Scout is finish one merit badge and complete his Eagle project.
7.....After our Girls night last weekend I realized how much I miss that.
8.....I have never claimed to be a good cook, but I make some awsome dressing.
9.....I have new glasses and my perscription actually improved.
10...I am afraid of heights (I am 5'3" for a reason).
11....I have been asked to be a presenter at the Spring conference of the Houston Area Association for the Education of Young Children.
12....Since the cold front blew in, my allergies have improved.
11....It has been such a busy week that I'm looking forward to the weekend to catch up with my blogging buddies.
What you don’t hear is that I discovered on our Time Warner Cable, we have free Karaoke, and that you are looking at four drunken women (yes….5 total, me included) trying to carry a tune. We did OK with Sweet Home Alabama, but we really made a mess out of Respect; Bobby McGee; and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. We just couldn’t keep up with the music.
I’m so glad our kids weren’t around!
Sounds good to me!
2..... I really like blogging. I've gotten to know a lot of cool peeps!
3..... My job is really boring. I'm procrastinating!
4..... I love my husband dearly.
5...... Every year during the holidays, I get the urge and intentions to get really crafty. The problem is, I never seem to follow through.
6...... Sharing 13 things about yourself doesn't seem difficult until you sit down and do it.
7....... Since visiting Merritt's sight, I've had this craving for a Venti Starbucks non-fat, sugar free vanilla, triple shot cappuccino!
8..... Our first playoff game for our high school football game is tomorrow night. I think I'm more excited than my son!
9.....I LOVE seafood. My husband good give or take it. I haven't been out to a real seafood restaurant for A LONG TIME!
10...Our anniversary is December 19th - wow! 7 years!
11....My husband is going to turn 50 on February 7th, 2006!
12....One of my 3 step-daughters does not like me. Her loss!
13....My youngest son and my oldest cousin share June 10th as the birthday!
Hey-I did it! Y'all let us know if you played.
2.....I think my husband and I have done a good job raising our son. I really love him as a son, but I like the man he is becoming.
3.....I have Martha Moments and get a bit creative.
4.....I love to entertain simply because I love being around people I like.
5.....I married the most thoughtful man on earth.
6.....I love Christmas, not because of the commercialism but because of the symbolism.
7.....My father was a concert pianist so I had to take piano growing up...I can only play a mean "chop sticks"
8.....I am fluent in English & Spanish (and I can cuss in Russian).
9.....My birthday is Oct. 29th; my grandmother's is Oct. 30th. She always told me we were the spooks of the family.
10.....I could drink coffee all day long.
11.....I am a loyal friend.
12.....My favorite food is Japanese.
13.....I am so happy that Sheri talked me into blogging; I am having a blast and have gotten to know several of you out there.
Sometimes You Are The Car!
If the sleep deprivation is an effective form of torture than the CIA should seriously consider employing my children.
We know we missed October, but all of you know that sometimes, life just get's in the way. So we are starting fresh with November. Our pick is Sleeping Mommy (and Snoring Daddy too).
This blog is also one of our Favorites. SM lives in Oklahoma, has been married for five years and is a Mother of three. One of the most touching posts we've read was the post she wrote to her son Benjamin on his first birthday (we got a bit misty eyed).
Another surprise to us readers was when SM went out of town back in August, she had a back up! Snoring Daddy filled in and kept us informed and entertained. We enjoy her blog because she writes about numerous subjects. You never know what you will be reading next. Everything from her kids (and they are so darn cute too), to lotto, to evil puppy, and even the pondering question "Why do men have nipples?". She understands that we all need a bit of self absorption and she like the rest of us is suffering from sleep deprivation.
So Sleeping Mommy...
Celebrating Women Celebrate You!
Yes I know this one isn't too clear, but Sheri's son Michael is the Center and it is one of the clearer fuzzy pictures.
Our Drill Team!
They say that High School Football is a social event for the students. As you see here Big-G (the red head) has turned into a social butterfly. These are some other really good friends of ours, they are parents of one of G-2's good friends.
The Last Play! District Champs!
Bobcat Fight Never Dies!
This was very inspirational to me and came during this time when I'm more or less going through a "self evaluation" period. I thought I'd share. Enjoy!