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Project 365: Day 19- December 19th

“When it snows, you have two choices: shovel or make snow angels”

Today, we made snow angels and played in the beautiful snow that fell during the night! I LOVE snow. I LOVE cold. This is by far my favorite time of year! Broke my heart when I had to come inside, but I was absolutely freezing!

Don't mind this picture (haha) I look like I'm in serious pain, but it was freezing and Brad was taking forever to take the picture!

"The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only.”
[Joseph Wood Krutch]

Later on was a trip to "The Nutcracker" which, I thought, was incredible. Here are a few pictures from that.

[Mom and Dad]

[He thinks he's cool. I know I am, haha]

[This is what Brad did during The Nutcracker]

[We were happy!]

Seriously- don't take your family for granted. I am blessed with some amazing people in my life and I am learning to truly be grateful. I lo…

Project 365: Day 18- December 18th

When a child is born, so are grandmothers. ~Judith Levy

Today was a day spent with Grandma! We took her to our favorite little restaurant about 10 minutes out of town and enjoyed a great meal with her! This place gives you TONS of food, for cheap. I ordered the Bacon Cheeseburger (no pickle or ketchup) with spicy curly fries and mustard. (Yeah, I kind of didn't follow the whole 'low fat diet' thing.. oops!) And of course, I got their famous sweet tea that I am still currently sipping on! Everyone else got their favorite meals and we had a lot of fun. The owners are great people that make sure you never leave hungry! We joke around with them a lot because they typically know what we eat and drink.. right down to what we don't get on our burgers! It's fabulous! It's a little place with only about 4 tables, but it doesn't stop a steady flow of traffic coming in and out every single day.

That's Mom and her momma! Two beautiful ladies.

And we joked with Gran…

Project 365: Day 17- December 17th

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. ~Burton Hillis

Today we Christmas shopped! But of course, we took a little bit of time out of our schedule to pose for a picture haha! We were wandering around the mall... came into Hat World.. and saw these crazy suckers! haha! Christmas is my favorite time of year. It seems people are more giving, spirits are happier, and smiles are everywhere! And today you could see that on our faces! Christmas shopping isn't just fun, it's crazy when you do it with my family! I can honestly say there's never a dull moment... as you can see by the next few pictures I decided to take...

Mandy Moore said "My body is changing. I just got boobs...." And well, I am going to try and tell this story with as much class as possible (so if you're offended-- eek, sorry haha!) So, I have boobs now HAHA... Wanna know how I know? Okay, we all venture into Tumbleweed cause my…

Project 365: Day 16- December 16th

William McBride stated, He used to say he would rather lie down in the middle of the street and get hit by a truck than play bingo.

Well, honestly, I'd rather play Bingo. My mom printed off about 25 Bingo cards for us to use on Christmas Eve with the rest of the family and we were doing a practice run tonight (haha.) I love Bingo though.. but I HATE losing, which is what I seemed to excel at tonight LOL My mom won all the games, but see, we are pretty sure she had it rigged. She was calling the numbers..... *hmmm* Guess we'll never know. But I am so excited to play this on Christmas Eve with the rest of the fam!

Cheers to Project 365 and Bingo. You both keep me entertained.

Project 365: Day 15- December 15th

I don't know how well you can see our lovely pins but they say "I <3>

Project 365: Day 14- December 14th

Shigeru Miyamoto stated, Video games are bad for you? That's what they said about rock and roll. It's true. See, I'm not really down with all of the new gaming systems. I'm more of a 90s chick. The Super NES came out in the 90s right? Well either way, I'm down like the economy. Did you like that? I mixed the 90s with the 00s (you know the 2000s haha) So, what have I spent massive hours doing these past few days? You guessed it. Playing Super Mario World. I got a Super NES hooked up in my room (yes, I completely went old school) and thus began my complete addiction. As you can see, I'm to Chocolate Island. It seems like it took me a great deal of time to even get there (haha). The land is an odd color because I totally dominated Star World today (after 50,000 attempts at completing Outrageous) and the land, waters, etc. changed colors on me! Thank heavens though, I am well on my way to defeating Bowser! Next on the agenda... after Super Mario World? Donkey Kong 3…

Project 365: Day 13- December 13th

I don't care how poor a man is... as long as he has family... he's rich.

Tonight we celebrated my dad's accomplishments as he completed the first half of his education at the SOMA school. This is a great achievement and I could not be more proud of him. I saw this man working hard all of my life doing whatever he could to provide for our family. He worked in metal, making baskets, the food industry.... It didn't matter. He sacrificed so that we could have the life that we had. And now, he is 43 years old and decided to go back to school to get a higher education. He is currently in his final quarters of Sports & Fitness Management at our local college and he is working towards a business degree at SOMA simultaneously. He was honored tonight for his dedication, commitment, and perseverance. And he deserved every bit of recognition. My dad is a role model. Sure, we have had our tough times in life. We have butt heads quite often.. and there are quite a few arguments…