darn html codes!

So, I thought I was savvy enough to conquer changing my template to something "valentinesy". I thought to myself "surely I can figure it out now - I mean after all I've been blogging for almost a year." HA HA HA! I way over estimated how savvy I am ! I have been trying for a week to change it. Why can't they just make it easy? Why do I have to KNOW how to write HTML codes? You don't have to know how to do that in myspace? Come on blogger! Get with the times!

So - as you can see you're stuck with the hotpink until I can figure it out.

Additionally - is it me? Or does it seem like blogger goes down or freezes up a lot?!




Christmas was a blessing! We had so much fun! Kaitlyn was so excited! For months all she asked for was a trampoline from Santa. When she came down the stairs, she froze. Her eyes got HUGE and she yelled "Santa was here! And he brought me a TRAMPOLINE!!!" It was so heart-warming! That was her favorite gift until Auntie Shell brought the dress up trunk. Then THAT was her "frave-rit"! LOL.

Mike was really surprised to get the GPS. He had no idea! I finally got one over on him! I was sure he would figure out that I got him a paint set - complete with brushes and a canvas (because he had said he wanted to try painting); but he was completely surprised! When I asked him what he thought he was going to get he said "a drill". LOL Go me! It felt really good to give that to him! It was worth fighting through the crowd and traffic at Park Meadows! :-)

Honestly the gift giving is always my favorite - not that I don't like getting (LOVE IT) but it really does warm my heart to give.

She was a little reserved at first! But that quickly changed....

The night ended with her getting in to the make-up that Santa brought and smearing it all over her eyes. Oh - it was lip gloss. Pink. With sparkles. And as you can hear - she thinks it looks beautiful!

I hope everyone was blessed this Christmas, and I hope for many more blessings in the New Year!


I have tried to make a habit of baking for Christmas - even if I was running a bit behind. I didn't get my cookies baked until the 24Th! So - if you weren't within arms reach, you didn't get any! That goes for cards too! :-( My hope is to send out "happy new year" Christmas cards!
Oh well!
I recruited mike and we all had a blast! He wasn't too in to it at first, but he quickly got in the mood and we really enjoyed ourselves! Kaitlyn had so much fun and she was so meticulous in her decorating!