Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Morning

My son has hit the "Superhero" stage. He loves "Marvel" guys - SPiderman, Captain America, the Hulk, etc. He got so much of this for christmas! Figures, toothbrush, Spiderman shoes, Spiderman watch, crayons, etc!
My sweet girl is really into Hello Kitty (she got the camera & art projector) and Little Pet shop, but occaisonally is still in love with Dora.





Christmas Eve!

Me and the kids before mass: Santa's stash (the kids each get 3 gifts from Santa to represent the 3 wisemen)

The kids' tree (their fun ornaments and school-made ornaments):
My tree (more formal):Stockings are filled!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Holiday Memory: Chex Party Mix (and a giveaway)

Since I was a child, Chex party mix has been a favorite recipe in my family.

I had a great Aunt who would make it every Holiday. And my mom makes it year round. She also gives it out to her neighbors each year around Christmas. In fact, it doesn't quite feel like the holidays until I walk into my mom's home and smell Chex party mix in the oven. YUM!

I know that you can buy it premade today, but I still love the "homemade" one my mom makes. In fact, everytime she comes to visit us in Florida, she brings a huge container for us. Hubby likes his with mixed nuts, and the kids like theirs with goldfish crackers.

So here is a quick giveaway. Leave me ONE COMMENT to enter. Please tell me your favorite chex cereal (rice, wheat, corn, other?) and you could win this great prize package (see photo below.) Enter before January 1, 2011 for your chance to win! Good luck!
Disclosure: General Mills provided information and giveaway through MyBlogSpark

Lights at Hollywood Studios

On Monday, we took the kids to Disney's Hollywood Studios for the Osborne Spectacle of Lights! As always we had a great time! We got there before the lights were turned on so had plenty of time to see characters and shop.

I fell in love with this cute window display:

We had dinner at 50's Prime Time (keep your elbows off the table!)


And the lights!!...
My son was in AWE! He loved it all.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Grinchmas Show at Islands of Adventure


Yesterday, we went to Islands of Adventure and Univesal Studios. It was a fun 10 hours!! The kids really loved the "Dr Seuss" world which was decked out for the holidays with the Grinch and the Who's!The Grinch was mean and nasty. He told the kids to "Shut up", they thought it was funny.
Do you recongize Allyson and Dave?
(We laughed at this photos because we look like swingers, ha. The couples are all switched up!)


Universal Studios: Woody Woodpecker's Coaster

Hubby and son took a spin on this kid coaster:

Saturday, December 04, 2010

The Winner is...Sasha

Thank you to all who entered by GM movie and cereal giveway this week!
...And, the random winner is Sasha, congrats!


Thursday, December 02, 2010

Reminder: Movie Ticket Giveaway

One more day to enter to win 4 movie tickets and 2 boxes of cereal. Enter at the post BELOW!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

It's my Birthday!

Cake anyone? My FAV is red velvet! YUMMY.For dinner, hubby and I went out for steaks and bread pudding! :)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Christmas Past: 2007

My son's first Christmas (2007):
Hubby and I at Christmas time in 2007:

Hard to believe this was three years ago! My sweet babies!(Daughter: Just turned 2; Son: 8 months old)

Scary, some really old photos of me...

I found these at my mom's house tonight.
Kind of scary, ha. This is me in 4th grade, about age 8 or 9.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Boys will be...

Boys will be boys...
except in my house where Princess is determined to make her little brother a girl!

Monday, November 15, 2010

I plan to order my Christmas Cards from Shutterfly


On Saturday, a friend of mine took our family picture (at Disney World's Riverside Resort) for this year's Christmas card. I'll share one of the photos with you guys as a sneak peek (see above photo). So now it's time to scan through all the photos and design this year's Card!


I'll be honest, in the past, I ran to the local drug store or discount store and just made the standard "photo card". Last year, we hired a professional photographer to do our picture, and wow, we paid an arm and a leg for 25 cards. So this year, I was looking for a "happy medium". I want something cute and modern, but not too expensive. My solution? I plan to use Shutterfly for this year's Christmas cards.

Now I am not new to Shutterfly, I have used them in the past for photo books and personalized calendars. There site is easy to use and my order arrives quickly. So I had should not have been so surprised at the huge array for holiday photos cards, Christmas invitations and holiday gift tags!

Here are a couple of designs I am considering this year....what is your favorite?


Once I complete my order, I promise to show you guys the final card! Happy Holidays! (It may even be this one below!?)


Holly Frame Christmas 5x7 folded card
Make a statement with Shutterfly Christmas photo cards.
View the entire collection of cards.