Friday, December 26, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Hopefully, everyone had a very Merry Christmas! I did, even though it was a little hectic. Jim had to work on Christmas Eve morning and I had to finish my Christmas shopping (every year I wait until the last minute!). Then, we made all the dishes to pass for Christmas - Sausage Breakfast Casserole, Banana Bread, Broccoli Rice Casserole, and Chocolate Cherry Trifle (this turned out really well - you can find the recipe here). Both Jim's and my families celebrate on Christmas Day, so we fit both in. Christmas morning is spent with my family at my sister and brother-in-law's house. Afterwards, we pick up Jim's sons and head to his parents' house to celebrate with his family. Then, it's back to our house so Jim, the boys, and I can open our gifts to each other. It does make for a long day, but I guess it beats having everyone over at our house. As usual, Jim spoiled me and bought me a necklace I had noticed but I'm not sure I ever even mentioned it to him. I love it!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Invites Have Been Mailed!

The invites were mailed today and I'm so glad to have that completed! Unfortunately, they wouldn't hand cancel them. I took them to my hometown's post office because they hand canceled my save the dates. But, with it being Christmas, they were unable to do so for my invites. I hope they arrive to the guests in good condition because I love how they turned out. A recently married knottie local to me has started an invitation business (So In Love Invitations) and I think she did a great job.



Monday, December 1, 2008

Supporting Domestic Auto Companies

I realize I am extremely biased on this topic, as I work for one of the domestic automakers. But, knowing how much the demise of all or even one of the companies would affect me, my family, and friends, I thought I'd pass along the following web site: