Waiting For Santa

What’s the number one question children ask on Christmas Eve?

{{ WHERE’S SANTA??? }}

It ranks right up there with, “Are we there yet?” when traveling on a road trip and y’all know I’m not lying about that.

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One way to handle that question is by using NORAD to track Santa and his journey. Here’s the link to the official NORAD Santa site so that you can track Santa too!
http://www.noradsanta.org

Did you know using NORAD Tracks Santa to follow the big man around the world this Christmas Eve is due to a misprint in a 1955 store advertisement?  Watch this video to find out more!

hugs- lisa

 

 

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Showing love in different ways…

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My hubby was out of town at a convention and the lawn needed mowing.  He normally takes care of all of that but  I decided to mow it for him so he wouldn’t have to deal with it when he got home.  It was hot.  And it took a while but I got it done.  And it was a way to show my husband that I love and appreciate him.  It is not a typical way to show someone that you love them but it can be an effective one.  And, it definitely helped me appreciate what he contributes to the relationship!

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

 

Country Mercantile Harvest Festival

Our recent trip to Washington included some fun at the Country Mercantile Harvest Festival!

Here are some fun pics of our time.

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How do they measure up?

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Me with my three October pumpkins!

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She LOVES animals.

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Doesn’t everyone love cotton candy?

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She collects things….like rocks and corn.

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There’s corn in my purse because….grandkids 😉

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We are too cool….peace out!

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Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

My 365 Photo A Day Project – Day 161 – Happy Birthday Ellie…

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I walked in and immediately picked up my newest niece, Haddie Piper.  Oh my she is a beautiful bright eyed thing!

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Then I checked out all the awesome decorations that my sister put together….

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Now it’s time for some cake!

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Is it yummy?

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Yep….it’s yummy!!!

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And now Ellie gets to open all her presents.

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And there was a bunch of present opening pics that didn’t really turn out but rest assured that she loved all of them. 

My other nieces were there as well but Hailey wasn’t very interested in posing for me. 😉

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Harper was really into the veggie straws that we brought for them.

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Then Harper and Uncle Marvin kept toasting each other with the veggie straws.  Not sure what that was all about but they were having fun!

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One more cuddle time with Haddie Piper….

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And the Happy Birthday party for Ellie was complete!

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Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

My 365 Photo A Day Project – Day 145 – Haddie Piper arrives…

Yes…finally she is here.  My new niece that is.  Haddie Piper arrived a little after 10, weighed in at 7lbs. 3oz. and was 19 1/4” long. 

And she’s adorable….

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Here is a pic of all of us admiring our newest family member

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And posing for a family pic

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Life is good folks….life is good.

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

My 365 Photo A Day Project – Day 144 – Happy Awesome Birthday to meeeeeee……

The month of May is special to me for a lot of reasons.  There are several family birthdays, Mother’s Day is in May as well as my wedding anniversary.  It’s also my birthday month and I celebrate ALL MONTH LONG!!!  😉 

Why do I do that?  Well one reason I do is because I truly believe that life is precious. 

If I ask you I know you can name family members, loved ones, or friends that will not be celebrating their next birthday because there are no longer here with us.  Not to sound too cliché but we don’t know what tomorrow holds so let’s celebrate while we can.

I love, love, love getting birthday wishes.  I try to respond to each and every one that I receive.  I figure if they took the time to acknowledge my special day I could take return the favor and thank them for it.  For each person I say a quick prayer asking God to bless them as they have blessed me.  So for all of you that wished me a Happy Awesome Birthday….know that you were prayed for today!!

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My hubby made my cake this year and he tried to create a heart in the middle.  You can kind of see the outline of it.  Isn’t he sweet?

Many of you know about my traditional pink cake with pink frosting.  I’ve had a pink cake with pink frosting for my birthday since I was 5 years old.  That’s right….43 years of pink cake with pink frosting.  That has to mean something in this world…right? 

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Thanks again for all the birthday wishes and know that you were prayed over today!!!

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa