Friday, December 28, 2007

WHEW...WHAT A FAB*YOU*LESS CHRISTMAS!!!

hope ya'll had a fab*boo christmas b/c i know we sure did!

it all started christmas eve (which also happened to be the longest day in history). michael decided that he was going to chop some wood so we could have our first fire.

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mom came over after work being pizza (of course!) and some cookies that she picked up at michael's that you can color. they were so cute and the food coloring markers had scents that i didn't think went that way with the cookies...lol

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michael working hard on his :)

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we decided that since it was still the longest day ever after cookies and pizza, that we would let the kiddos open up a present from my brother buddy (since i knew what they were) and thought that help pass the time. i have to admit i was wrong...lol

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transformers the movie. i have to say this was actually good but toooooo long! they coulda cut it by about 45 minutes.

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ratatouie

after movies it was time to get the kiddos snuggled in bed with thoughts of sugar plums of course!!!

now i have to admit, that when its time for me to go to sleep on christmas eve, i have a very hard time. not only do i worry about the kiddos getting up before i have a chance to, but i'm also very excited to see what santa has left for me. so starting about 4 a.m. i was up almost every half an hour. at 6:30 i decided enough was enough, i need to go get my butt on the couch with some coffee. i popped in the christmas story and relaxed. about 7-ish, i heard the first stirring of a lil one. it was mikey. i sent him back to his room and told him that i would get him in a minute after i woke up his daddy.

after everyone was up, it was time to see what santa brought everyone :)

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mikey's stack!

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bella's stack

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here they come!!!!

now the kiddos racked up this year. santa must of only saw them when they were being good lil boys and girls {wink}. but some of the bigger things were.....

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basketball and hoop. this was one of things that mikey asked for this year. i've already taught him how to play "horse" and where he needs to aim to get the baskets. he's actually pretty good. he must get that from his mommy :) i did play in junior high after all {wink}

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a mp3 player for bug

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hannah montana cd for bella*boo

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and bella's very own cd player.

and lemme go on and tell ya, this was the bestest present that she received. bella is very much into music and has been singing and dancing since christmas morning.

want proof?

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santa even thought that fritzy was a good boy this year and he got him a couple of goodies too!

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once the kiddos opened up all of their presents, it was time for me (and michael ;) to open up ours.

boy was i a very good girl this year.

*******WARNING*********

I HAVE BEEN BLESSED TO HAVE A BEAUTIFUL HEAD OF BED HEAD EVERY MORNING. I MUST SLEEP LIKE A MAD WOMAN FOR ME TO WAKE UP AND LOOK LIKE THIS. I DECIDED TO SKIP THIS SHOWER AND DOING UP MY DOO TO PRESENT THE WORLD WITH PICS LIKE THIS. SO IF YOU ARE NOT IN THE MOOD FOR SOME HORROR PHOTOS ON THIS FINE DAY, YOU SHOULD JUST SKIP DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST RIGHT.NOW!!!


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a food processor to replace the one that michael broke a few years ago!

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the five year journal that i had been eyeballing for quite some time. simone look at how small it is!!!

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match game the dvd game...this was sooo much fun. but mom kicked my ass on this!

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a book on my luva! now i don't have to get into it with michael anymore :)

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this book has some gorgeous pictures in it

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and this lil number i cannot wait to get lost in. i have been wanting this book for months and months now. its supposed to be a book that any idiot can read and understand. i just hope that's right :)

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murder she wrote from mikey

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more murder she wrote from bella

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and the one thing that i wanted more than anything this year. and i mean anything. i told michael if this wasn't under the tree, then christmas was going to be ruined for me.

THE DWIGHT SCHRUTE BOBBLE HEAD!!!

yes, my friends. dwight can now reside in my office!!

the kiddos were also generous this year and did some christmas shopping with nonna and picked us up a couple of things.

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from mikey a lil bistro plaque to put in the kitchen

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michael got a county jail

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bella got me a beautiful candle

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and michael a smarties dispenser. no, not a pez dispenser, a smarties dispenser. and for those of you that didn't know, he's addicted to smarties.

michael also got some goodies that he liked this year too! here are a few.

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s'more tools since he lost his during katrina

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a gc to harbor freight to buy more tools

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and an irish book since he thinks he's irish.



whew! ya'll made it thru that hair.

after we cleaned up and got prettied up, we waited for mom to get off work and come over. then we exchanged even more presents.

i was especially excited for her to open up hers b/c me and my brother buddy went in together and got her a new camera. the digi camera my mom had was shit. you had to stand there in your pose for about 20 seconds waiting for the damn thing to take.

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as you can see she was quite excited.

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my lil artists framed up some of their work for their nonna

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mikey also got the coolest csi kit

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now on to me (of course!).

my mom got me the coolest presents this year.

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some paula deen specialty salt. i cannot wait to use this.

whew!
better hair!

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some lifetime dvds....this is the best! we watched one of them that night. they are sooo good! now if only i can get every movie on dvd. sorry michael. damn! i can....greta got me...errmm...oneil tivo for christmas so i might have to get her to start recording!

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a vintage camera to add to my collection

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a video camera from the 60's that i have been fondling for months and months at a local antique shop. damn i love this thing!!! sorry about the hoots exposure.

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and the bestest thing ever! a zodiac jello mold to add to my collection. this was my mom's first ever ebay purchase. isn't it just the fabulousest thing ever????


after the gifts were done, we sat down to a dinner of homemade spaghetti sauce, ravioli, italian salad, and homemade garlic bread.

delish!!!!

after dinner mikey was finally able to shoot some hoops. as you can see in the pic, all those pieces of paper on my car are the instructions for putting that damn thing together. the box was missing them and michael had to pull them up from the website...whew! poor thing was out there for a coupla hours getting that thing together.

but i think it was all worth it!

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well that's it folks!

that's the manna's christmas of 07.

hope ya'll had a wonderful time spending it with family and friends and that santa brought you everything that you asked for :)

9 comments:

noelmignon said...

I can't see all the photo's (damn I wanted to see that horror hair!!), but it sounds like a great day!!

sarah said...

what FUN!
great thoughtful gifts...
and i loved your bed head. ;)

xo!

Greta said...

girl ihave tears streaming down my face from your bed head....that is the funniest shit!! I swear you look like you got your ass whipped b that pillow...

love all your goodies!! and for gawd sake i am glad you got dwight!!

Crafty Connie said...

What a wonderful post! Glad that Santa paid a good visit to your house. Enjoy all of your goodies!!!

-karen (akaliz) said...

where on earth did he find dwight? i tried so hard to get one for my hubby...then i waited too long to get it online. he already has a bunch of little 'office' collectibles that i found in the dollar bin at target...yes, for only a dollar, my hubby has a post-it notepad with dwight holding a bottle of water that reads, "The Schrutes produce very thirsty babies."

nice hair.

Siany said...

Whatta post!! Great photos!! Sounds like you had an awesome christmas!!
PS I think your hair looks fabulous before and after!!

Heidijayhawk said...

your hair is cracking me up! mine looked ever so similar on that day! looks like you guys had a fab christmas indeed.

M said...

you are brave girl ! I dont think there is a single picture of me on Christmas morning, or the entire day for that matter !

Anna M-W said...

Looks like it was a fab Christmas at the Manna house!

You are "bringing sexy back" with that hair girl!