Monday, December 24, 2007

It's A Wonderful Life, Sprout

This was a lot of fun. Here is my version of "It's A Wonderful Life", starring Sprout as George Bailey, Sproutette as Mary Bailey, Cousin Pedro as The Taxi Driver, Stoicdad as Clarence the Angel, Ole Uncle Joe as Uncle Billy and Shaggy the Dog as ZuZu. Go to to make your own movie. It's great.
Merry Christemas Bedford Falls!

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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Happy 1st Anniversary, Mr. & Mrs. Sprout

Happy Anniversary, Sprout & Sproutette. I'm sorry you have to spend it so far away from each other but be happy in the thought that there will be many, many more. I love you both dearly.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Who Stole My Yeller Ribbons?

Okay, this is NOT funny. As you can see by the picture below in the previous post, my house is decorated with a "Support the Troops" theme. What you can't see in the picture are the two light-up yellow ribbons that are hanging on the two columns. They got lost in all the other lights in this picture. Anyway, I got up early this morning to finish my Christmas shopping. I didn't notice until I came home and was out on the front porch chatting with one of my many sisters on the phone, that someone had stolen the Christmas wreath right off the front door. Well, I wasn't too upset about's an old wreath and I need a new one anyway, but then I got thinking and walked out into the yard and turned and looked at the house and sure enough, they stole my two light-up yellow ribbons also. Now I am pissed. You can mess with me, you big green Grinch, but don't mess with my yellow ribbons. The stupid creeps even tried to steal the "Support Our Troops" sign but apparently they gave up when they realized it was tied down. Well, by sundown I had another wreath on the door (wired to the door for good measure) but I don't yet have another yellow ribbon. Sis bought a bunch of these ribbons on sale from ABC so she will replace my missing ribbons the next time she drives up to town. I'm thinking I will drive around the neighborhood and see which of my troop-supporting neighbors is a thief. I ain't in a good mood anyway so they better stop messing with me.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas Without You

What a soldiers home looks like at Christmas while he is away.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Wise Bunnies Still Seek Him

The Little General loves it when I bring out the nativity set at Christmastime. It's like a long lost dollhouse for her. And while some would say it's wrong to let the child play with sacred items, I would say "whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein." BLAH!!!

Last year she added a nice touch to the nativity that I mentioned in this post a year ago. This year, as you can see, our Lord and Savior is still able to draw a crowd. Along with the shepards there is a family of people and a family of bunnies and Baby Jesus is even gracious enough to share his manger.

"Why yes, that is an elf standing behind Mother Mary. You were expecting, maybe, Oprah?"

Now everybody say "Awwwwww".

Monday, December 03, 2007

No Light Fight This Year

Even though my dear mother is probably turning over in her grave and my son away at war may never speak to me again, I have committed a mortal sin by purchasing an artificial Christmas tree. I just could not face another year of cussing at my Christmas tree and getting my panties all in a wad. All I can say is "what took me so long?" If arificial trees had always looked so real I might have done this a long time ago. This has been so easy and except for the lack of a Christmas tree smell, I can't tell it's not real.

Here is one of my newest ornaments this year and it's quickly becoming my favorite. It's from Hallmark and it is so real looking I could swear that was my green bean casserole dish on the bottom shelf.

Hopefully, Sprout and Mama will find it in their hearts to forgive me. I'm sending Mama's famous fudge to Iraq tomorrow to maybe ease the hurt. Sorry Sprout...but I had to do it.