Sunday, December 28, 2008


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So if you have one please share!!!  Christmas plus 2 birthdays with 4 more birthdays coming have me already searching for codes again!

Christmas & Catch Up

Ok I promised I would catch everyone up on our travels.  We started Christmas a little early with Mini K's version of the Happiest Place on Earth:  Disneyworld.  My version would be: Neiman Marcus with no limit!

I am still trying to figure out if the economy is as bad as the television keeps telling me...why was the airport so crowded.  I have the Clear card for work and when Mini K travels with me she can go through with me.  So Daddy had to stand in the horribly long security line while Mini K and I sailed through in less than 5 minutes.  I still think if you travel a lot and hate standing in line it is the best $150 you will spend.

So after I landed home from NYC we left for Disney a mere 3 hours later.  As soon as we arrived Mini K insisted on going to the off to Hollywood Studios we went!

She even had fun standing in line for the Toy Story ride!

And she just couldn't quite believe we were at Cinderella's house.  Mini K had just one question..."Does Cinderella have to pick up her toys?"  Answer:  YES

And while Mommy and Daddy got tired of the train ride around Magic Kingdom, Mini K thought it was the coolest thing.

We then came home for a day so she could attend her party at school.  Then Saturday morning we were in the car driving to the great white north.  Mini K got her first real snow sighting ( I don't believe 2 inches for a day counts) and we were in for a house full of cousins and a white Christmas!

She loved playing in the snow and had so much fun trying to keep up with her big girl cousins.

Mini K couldn't wait to open much so she literally fell asleep on them on Christmas Eve.

We drove home on Christmas morning and have settled back in a much calmer schedule.  Our house cannot wait for the housekeeper to arrive tomorrow morning and I am finishing up some last minute to do's for Mini K's 3rd birthday tomorrow.  I am in complete denial that my baby is going to be 3 already!  Now if only everyone would stop asking me when we are going to have another!

And if all of this wasn't enough Hubby's birthday was yesterday.  We had, at his request, a very unscheduled day and just went out for dinner and movie last night with Grove Gal E and her husband.  I do need to plan a little cocktail outing this week to celebrate the birthday and the new job he starts on the 5th!

I am off to tie ribbons on the party bags for all of Mini K's school friends!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

We Wish You A Very Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!  I am back home with the pink tree, Mini K, hubbie too and HIGH SPEED WIRELESS INTERNET!

Sorry for the lack of posts, but the snow in upstate New York at my in-laws messed up their internet.

I haven't had time to download my photos of Mini K in the snow and at Christmas, but I found this fabulous pink tree at Treetopia!  And it is on sale with matching garland and a wreath!!!!!!

This year I have so much to be thankful family, my job that I love and all of the new things I have tried this year including blogging and "meeting" all of you!

And while this is random....on the way to NY we had to make a stop at the Woodbury Common outlets...not sure what happened our SUV literally DEMANDED we stop.  Anyway, we found some amazing deals at the Vineyard Vines it is not nirvana it was real!  They gav eus a discount card for 20% off for the month of January through February 15th...we won't be up there again, but let me know if you will be in the area and I will happily mail you the card/coupon.

Merry Merry Girls and the regular posts have returned.

Grove Gal K

P.S.  I think I did ok on WW while I was gone and I worked out...I am thinking of switching to the meetings instead of the online...thoughts?

Sunday, December 21, 2008


Sorry to have been gone for sooo long. I have been on nonstop travel ...the 14th and 15th for work in NYC, we then took Mini K to Disneyworld and drove to my in-laws in NY yesterday.

And wouldn't you know my Mac is not "speaking" to my in-laws wireless network right now so I cannot post photos.

As I type I am looking out at over 14 inches of snow and this Texan is out of her element to say the least.

I just got an email from one of you that you never received a swap package form your partner...I emailed you back, but Mini K had so much fun shopping for Hopsy we are going out tomorrow to shop for you! So send me your favorites and your address!

The Weight Watchers is still going...I always seem to screw up dinner, but I have picked up my running and am no longer allowing myself to eat after 8p.m. Has anyone else heard this works?

With Christmas being in 3 short days I am starting to think about New Year's resolutions...what are your resolutions for 2009?