Monday, December 21, 2009

it's beginning to look a lot like christmas....

i hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season!! i am ready for santa!! bring it on baby!! wow so we are hosting christmas for his family this year, it will finally be time for me to meet the living relatives!! for 2 years i had only met gravestones!! his fathers, step-mothers, step-fathers, grandparents uncles aunts... and the whole time his mother was just up the road!! go figure, you know my family is so dysfunctional it isn't even funny, my siblings and i have disowned each other a hundred times over and yet here we are!!

i remember growing up our big christmas's. mom would cook for a week straight!! she would make at least a dozen pumpkin pies i swear to god!! i don't even like the things, the only reason i ate the pumpkin pie was for the whip cream!! so i remember finally asking her if i could have something different, she said, 'what would you like baby?' i said 'apple pie is good' she said 'your peelin the apples!!' so i did!! then when christmas came and everyone saw the apple pie, everyone ate the apple pie, but me!! mom was hot!! so after that we set out to make several of those each year too, i got my pie the next year!! let me tell you i am the only one who knows how to make this notorious pumpkin pie, my older brothers half siblings would come out of hiding for these hideous things!! chris, my older brothers half brother would come in from northern california and sit with mom once a year and eat a whole pie during his visit, then take one home with him. no kidding, everyone wanted these things, and i thought they were gross!! so mom showed me how to make them the way she did and i carry on the tradition!! this year my older sister put in an order for a couple of pies, right now i am making some coconut macaroons and i just made some chocolate fudge, tomorrow i need to get the chocolate chip cookies done, the pumpkin spice fudge and the 3 pumpkin pies one cheese cake and one lemon meringue pie. wednesday we go to pick up his mother, oh i forgot to tell you we got a new living room set!!!

do you remember all last year my furniture debacle, we went all over town looking for furniture, nothing was good enough and he refused the Ashley store, which makes the absolute worst furniture but it is in our price range. well here he goes saying we need new furniture, after a year with this dilapidated couch i have been nursing with Styrofoam(don't tell the epa) cushions and replacing springs on a daily basis, i mean when you sit on it, it eats you!! people who came over, they are still in the damn thing!! now, now after all this time he wants to buy a couch!! what the hell!! so i say to him, 'honey, why now? why do we suddenly need this couch, and why this one?' he said "we have been needing a couch for over a year and we have company coming and there is no where for them to sit." oh, really, when my people came out to visit my mother before she died, we didn't have a need to replace it, but his family decides they are coming out and BAM new couch!!

really i was just giving him a hard time and the fact that it felt very compulsive was making me really nervous. but here i am with new living room furniture!! yeah me!! yeah us!! hooray!! oh it is pretty and cute and i really love it and it was under 800 and so i love my early christmas present yeah to his family and we are finally meeting them!! oops, cookies are calling!!

so where was i, oh yes so here i sit waiting for these yummies to cook and i had a moment to sit and post. this makes me nostalgic i just always love this season and with my babies i am blessed with showing them the magic, and they believe!! i have all my presents wrapped even for his nieces but i don't know their names, we were supposed to get walloped with snow, but the forecast changed to rain on Wednesday so we will hike up north. it is teasing me with snow on christmas eve and the girls and i have been eagerly waiting so i am hopeful for my christmas miracle, of course if snow meant that much to me i could be living in Maine or DC right now!!

next year i will let the girls cook with me, they are really too little right now and my older one does not want to cook this season so here i sit blogging and cooking. my tree is so pretty this year next year i am going to get the multi- colored chasing lights for the roof and then use white chasing icicles underneath them. i haven't found any yard decor that i like yet and i haven't decided on next years theme for my tree either, but that is my indulgence, my one thing i get to do for me and my family. Wes thinks i over do it but i think christmas is magic and deserves the attention.

well i will get to cooking and i hope you are all enjoying this as much as i am the season is exciting and i will post pictures as soon as my computer lets me!! we really got some lights up in this town!! merry christmas everyone!!!

17 comments:

Madison said...

Your post is full of memories. It's beautiful that you are carrying past traditions on for your children to remember.

74WIXYgrad said...

Even though they can be a pain you-know-where, it's always good to connect with family while you still have them. My immediate family from when I grew up is now myself and my younger sister.

Apple pie? Yum! My mother in law makes the absolute best in the whole wide world. She also makes good apple walnut cakes. But alas, they are fewer and far bwetween since my father in law has been diagnosed with diabetes.

We are going to have a nice Christmas dinner at the in laws.

I hope your Christmas is a great olne.

Shadow said...

well, you sound all geared up and ready for christmas... and amazingly, without lists, without stressing (so far) i think i'm ready too. the gifts are wrapped, the lights are up, the food is planned and bought, now it just gotta happen..... merry christmas sweet one!!!!

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Wow! Busy busy busy!

God be with you and the family as you celebrate Grace and Love together!

I call my hubby impulsive, but honestly I have no idea what goes on in his head most of the time. I generally find out in retrospect that he has been thinking about things as much as I do, he's just very quiet about it until he's ready to act. Comes at things from a different perspective. I tend to talk about it a lot before I act. I sometimes wish I could be more like him, but then I also wish he talked more like me ;oP

The truth is God created the perfect circumstance just as it is.

I just have trouble sometimes accepting the gift of the present circumstance being from God and that my prayers are what create the present. All is a gift from God and if I can look at that perspective.... grace, love and joy have room to flow.

Well all I really needed to say was "YAY COUCH!"

And Merry Christmas!!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family.
BTW: I LOVE pumpking pie and apple pie!!!

Ms Hen said...

wow.. the pies sound W*O*N*D*E*R*F*U*L.....!!!! along with the coffee you make from the beans...

I am leaving NYC and moving in next door.. so you invite me over.. !!!

You ENJOY that LIVING ROOM set... no matter how it wind up coming .. (that is how men are... take it from an older woman.. lol).

The funny thing people with nice furniture area always covering with blankets and sheets when people come over. (which I really think is optimal.. so you don't have to worry about young children messing it up).

What I read looong ago put a perspective on me on stains.. and such.. it said to SMILE.. because each stain brought a happy memory too of an event.. (and yes, I have stains from parties here.. and I do smile).

I love this post..

I read each word and cherish your enthusiasm..

Mama Zen said...

You sound so excited! I am just happy for you!

Lou said...

Hooray for new furniture. Well, it's new for a day or two with kids around. But that is what it is for.. sitting on and eating Christmas cookies.
Great post, good to hear you have got the spirit!

Angela said...

I'm glad to hear that you are enjoying your holiday! I wanted to thank you for all of the positive affirmations that you left on my blog. That made me feel so good! You are so a wonderful, caring, beautiful, and kind person. Have an awesome Christmas with your family. You are in my thoughts:)

Just Be Real said...

Thank you for sharing a bit of you from your past. Blessings to you and yours at this special time.

Syd said...

Well, at least the EPA won't be calling on you now and those people who were stuck in your couch can now be taken to the land fill. I like your holiday memories. Enjoy the day.

Michelle Dawn said...

Stopped by to wish you a safe and Merry Christmas!

G-Man said...

Happy Holidays Sweetie...G-Daddy

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Miss your posts! :)

74WIXYgrad said...

Happy New Year! You are the recipient of a coveted Top Banana.

Mike Golch said...

Just stopped by to offer my congrats on recieving Wixy's Top Banan award.

DivineMistyM's Opinion said...

Just FYI, your not the only one who knows how to cook moms famous pumpkin pies. I've been baking them since I was 14, because she got tired of doing them. Scott and the kids beg for them all year round, but Taryn only eats them for the whipped cream too.