Wednesday, January 02, 2008

WELL.... is everyone's oh*eight so far?

today i have had an excellent day. house to myself. i haven't heard it this quiet in god knows how long. i'm loving it. the whole not speaking thing is pretty awesome too!

i've spent the day....

catching up on blogs.

scrappin' a lo.

making more stuff for etsy and snapping some shots of em (update will be shortly :)

baking some key lime cupcakes which i cannot wait to try!!
my version! i swear, the green "frosting" i could eat by the spoonful...sooo good!!

i'm pretty much just having a great day.
but i thought i would take a sec and do a lil new year's eve recap since yesterday's post was mostly my hopes for oh*eight!


we are really not into new year's eve. i could care less if we go to a party and i care less if i even make it to midnight. its just not really a holiday that i put too much thought into.


well the past coupla years, we have gotten together with greta and her clan and this year wasn't really any different.

michael grilled out, we shot some fireworks, and exchanged presents.

i couldn't wait to give greta her presents (in another post...i plan on posting all the christmas gifts that i made this year....well at least the ones i snapped photos and was equally excited to see what she got me.

we had decided that we would do a "handmade christmas". neither one of us needs anything and i always enjoy giving and receiving hand crafted lovlies.

boy did i rack up.

first, greta kinda cheated and bought me a gc to noel mignon and some of the marah johnson card scrappy goodies that i have been oogling for quite some time. but i'm not complaining that she cheated in the least :)

and now on to the handmade schtuff...

prima ornament

hambly owl necklace

handmade card and heidi swapp mask

an album for me to put lo's of all of our self portraits


an awesome "friend" album for me to put pics of the two of us in.

see i told ya i racked up :)

so all and all it was a nice and quite new year's. greta's clan left around 1030-1100-ish. michael started a fire and we put the kiddos in bed (only to discover that mikey was in bed watching fireworks out his window and reading one of the captain underpants books that simone and max sent him. and i am here to tell ya, seeing that swelled my heart like you wouldn't believe. i even jumped in bed with mikey a coupla times to watch the fireworks with him. he was convinced two of our neighbors were having a competition to determine whose fireworks were the prettiest :)

once the clock struck midnight, michael gave me a kiss that made my knees buckle, we watched a lil murder she wrote (of course!) and then hit the hay.

a nice relaxing evening to start the new year off right :)

oh man!
i better get...i wanna few relaxing minutes reading or watching something on tv before everyone gets home :)

darn it!
one more thing.

i like to make lists. i usually don't make them enough but when i do i find that they keep me organized and nothing is more satisfying then crossing something off. whether it be a grocery list, to*do list, or lists to help me prepare for an event.

so i decided that this year, instead of throwing them away, i would snap a photo of them (first?), add em here, and be able to see what all i got done this year. anyone is welcome to join me if ya want, just lemme know so i can be all nosy like and read your lists too!!!

without further ado, here's my first list for oh*eight



-karen (akaliz) said...

is that a daily list? or for the whole year? :) you're off to a very good start if it's for the whole year! (my eyes aren't very good...can only see the check marks!)

anyway, love your handmade goodies you sent greta and the ones she sent you. your date tags on your journals are very cute...will i see them on etsy? i have to start keeping an eye on what you put up there so we won't have the same stuff! or, we could just buy each other's :P

andrea said...

what a great way to start the New Year! loved your post. you have a really great life ya know!

chelemom said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! We arent' party people either, just stayed home with the kiddos, played Wii, board games, and ate tons of snacks!

Heidijayhawk said...

can i tell you how jealous i am that you have a whole day to yourself? hope you enjoyed it for all of us!

Crafty Connie said...

Happy New Year!
I love lists too and you idea of keeping track of what you have done for the year is a good one.
The key lime cupcake looks delicious. Would you mind sharing the recipe?

M said...



those sounds friggin fantastic !

Josie said...

key lime!!!
sounds like you had a fun new years. love that you are keeping photos of your lists..and my gawd yours are so neatly written. I sometimes can't even read my own they are just scribbles : )

SpAzzGiRL said...

those cupcakes look yummy!
Glad you had a nice quiet new years, ours was the same, as usual.
I'm already making my lists for the year too and it is super duper long, it's gonna take a year to finish all this!

Miss Bliss said...

I think I need to make those cupcakes, if for no other reason than to see what the green frosting tastes like! Love your thoughts on the new year.

Tina said...

looks you had a very nice new years. and those gifts, awesome.

i love an empty, quiet house...funny how you get so much done.

Juls said...

I love that New Years pic of you and Mike !!!

Anonymous said...

Love that new years pic ! Looks like you had a good time . I agree about new years, we dont go out, well we cant really cuz of the boys, but still we enjoy just having our friends and their 2 girls over and watching dick clark and snacking.
Happy New Year !
Jenn :)

Anna M-W said...

Mmmm...those cupcakes sound delicious!

Greta did you right, girl! Great gifts.