Archive for November, 2011

It’s Beginning to Look

… just a little bit like Christmas around here.  Namely, we got the tree up over the weekend before NavyGuy left for his training exercise.  I assemble the tree, NavyGuy puts the lights on (with my silent supervision), and then I came back in to do the ornaments. Our tree is in the basement, which […]

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Slow Day ‘Round These Parts

NavyGuy left today “for business.”  I spent the morning doing some holiday decorating at the O’Club on base.  Tally I guess is just still recovering from all the Thanksgiving hullabaloo. Maybe tomorrow will be more productive…

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Thanksgiving Day

It was another wonderful NavyFamily Thanksgiving celebration this past Thursday… A random collection of bronze/pinkish/brown themed fall items for the centerpiece of the tablescape. Place settings.  12×12 sheets of scrapbook paper as the placemats. The complete table NavyGuy brined the turkey this year, which required a long soaking process overnight. It was a stressful four […]

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Thanksgiving Menu

Here’s our plan of attack for the day: Watch the Packer game (and watch Aaron Rodgers murder the Lions).  The pregame starts at 8:30am for us, so we’ll be rocking donuts and mimosas 🙂 Eat.  A lot. Appetizers are all simple (shrimp platter, chips and dip, cheese and sausage tray). Turkey NavyGuy and the menfolk […]

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Ten on Tuesday

Taking a minute to join in the Thanksgiving questions from Roots and Rings, because I’m getting a hand cramp from the tablecloth ironing and a headache from the pre-Thanksgiving panic attacks… 1.  What are you doing for Thanksgiving this year? We are hosting a bunch of strays 🙂  NavyGuy’s squadron wasn’t allowed out-of-town leave over […]

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Cross it off the List Pt.2

Technically, Roomie A’s 30 Before 30 List stated that we “make pasta from scratch.”   Are you convinced we made pasta?  Cuz we SO did 🙂 Whether or not we ATE the pasta we made is a different matter.  Turns out, you have to get the pasta dough cut up and then it needs to […]

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NavyGuy’s paternal grandmother, Grannie Annie, passed away this weekend.  We’re still processing, but already in looking through a few photos, I know I will always remember this beautiful lady’s smile and zest for life. NavyGuy’s sister and I were with Grannie Annie to help celebrate her birthday in 2010.  What an extraordinary 96 years. “May […]

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Project Life Inspiration

I’m devoting some time this weekend to catching up on my Project Life album.  In the meantime, here’s a fabulous post from Ms. Project Life herself, Becky Higgins, that shares a ton of inspiration for scrapbookers who don’t have kids… From the article: Project Life without Kids It’s not called Project Kids or Project Mama […]

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Cross it off the list

My visit to Portland this past weekend was not merely a fun jaunt.  There was serious work to be done.  Roomie A turns 30 in mere days (ACK!), and had many items remaining on her “30 Before 30” List.  I, being of sound body and mind, agreed to be her bitch moral support. * We […]

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The Train to Portland

There is officially no good way to travel anymore.  The airlines are a disaster, driving your car takes too long, and now my last hope has failed me.  The romance of train travel is gone. Bing?  Where are you Bing?  Oh, maybe he’s already in the dining car… Where are the tablecloths?  The bone china?  […]

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