Sunday, November 28, 2010

Merry Christmas~

I have been one busy elf....
The tree has been up for a week and there are lots of wrapped gifts underneath it!
This was taken with my phone so it isn't very clear but it gives an idea of how things are shaping up at the Carter Casa ~
I am going to take a little Christmas computer break and  enjoy all the things that are filling my heart and mind
Christmas  Cocoa  Friends Cheer Jesus Elfs Santa Gatherings Jingle Bells Fireplaces Stockings Shopping Baking Wrapping Carols Lights Trees family Reindeer ho ho ho Slippers Memories Christmas Movies

Take some extra time to enjoy all the special moments of this most beautiful Season ! 
I promise I wont be gone long.....

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sh*t my best friend says...

I really try not to cuss but I have to in this title, and here's why! There is an author who has written a book called  
"Sh*t my dad says"
He started off with a blog, has a twitter account and from that he has written a book. It's pretty funny stuff sometimes! Just funny quotes that his father shares with him in everyday life. And now its a TV show starring William Shatner. Well I have always wanted to be an author, I want lots of twitter peeps and mostly I really want a TV show! So I am thinkin of calling mine " Sh*t Your Best Friend Says"  and  I can steal the thunder right out from underneath this guy! {along with the cash and notoriety  of course}  
You may remember my post called "Random  Portuguese tidbits" {click here to re visit }  
Well this is  just the beginning. Sandy cracks me up every single time we talk ! Last night she was explaining  how busy she is and how messy her house has become. She said her bathroom is not just dirty, it's "gas station"  dirty. Something about that word picture just cracked me up! She said the mold is as thick as her toenails. Then last week she left  a message on my machine saying " I just want you to know how happy I was to get your message and hear all about your ho hum boring life. It made me miss you even more"
What?  I have a ho-hum boring life?  I have been trying like crazy to find a program that records your messages just so I could share them with you for a laugh! She went on to say her hair was gray, her face was hairy and she ate two Marie Callendar chicken pot pies and was still hungry. She also made me promise to bury her in her Spanks and we pinky promised each other that if anything happens to either of us we will be the only ones to clean out the panty drawer so no one knows how long we held onto some that were long overdue for the trash!
The funny thing is she is the CLEANEST housekeeper I have ever met! And you will be hard pressed to find even one extra hanger in her closet or one weed in her flower beds . She does it perfect or not at all. So I know when she says things are a mess, to you and I it is not even close.  
It is simply the BEST to have a friend like we have in each other.
We never get bored and there is nothing  that we think is weird to talk about.I never had a sister but I can imagine this relationship  is pretty darn close.
So I am going to start jotting these musings down, and get myself a agent. Who knows what's next??
A book? Hollywood?
Or maybe we better be a little less honest and make some better stuff up.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Let it snow...

I added snow to my blog because I am ready for Christmas!! Once these come out at Starbucks its like my heart kicks into full  Christmas mode! 

I went to Michaels today to buy wrapping paper and was told they don't have it out yet. What the heck? Its November 7th and I am ready to put up my tree. I wish that I could take it slower but it's that childlike part of me that simply cant help it. I have been doing lots of shopping,I picked out the "Reindeer" names for my kids, & bought my holiday note book to write down all my ideas. I am working on a new Christmas banner for my blog and had peppermint creamer in my coffee today while listening to Holiday music!
{yes I have alienated my best friend with all this talk. She told me today she bought the three pack dog toys at Costco and that is the extent of her shopping} Guess I wont be inviting her over for the wrapping party quite yet.

But I do have some cute Halloween pics to share...
Sara as a Bunny in a Hat ! Soooo cute 
Dave as hmmmm ? I'm not sure its legal

And Chad was adorable as Tom Cruise from Risky Business  {front left}  

So while I am getting ready for our "Big Fat Greek Thanksgiving"  I am really in my heart well on my way to Christmas!
How about you? What do you love about this time of year? Please share~
I wish you all a beautiful week full of love and giggles! 
And a bit of holiday cheer thrown in too !!