Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wordful Wednesday

I know this isn't the greatest of pics, but it was such a wonderful moment for me that I want to share. I took this picture myself on Christmas morning. My precious niece Lola fell asleep on my chest. She stayed there for over 2.5 hours just snuggled into me. I should have been in the kitchen helping to cook, but instead I just sat in that chair and loved on this lovely little girl. Christmas was the first time we had seen Lola since she was about a week old. She's now about 3.5 months old. I'm thankful for the time I got to spend not only with Baby Lola but also with my family. It was a blessed time!

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Should I...?

You Should Make 4 Resolutions

Lose Weight
Save Money
Eat Right
Reduce Stress Overall

Now, should I follow through with these changes? I think, yes!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas with the Almons

Russ' mom, grandmother, and brothers came for a short visit this weekend. We celebrated Christmas last night & then went to church and lunch together today.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas in New Mexico

We spent 12/23 to 12/25 at my parent's home in New Mexico for Christmas. Besides us, my mom, my dad, my grandfather, my sister, my brother-in-law, and my niece were there.

Also, here are two videos of my niece Lola that we took while there.

2008 December 24 - Lola Callaway Frink from C.C. Almon on Vimeo.

2008 December 24 - Lola Callaway Frink 2 from C.C. Almon on Vimeo.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Tattoo - The Sequel

OK, so remember way back in June when this happened?????

Well, yesterday was the day for the sequel. Russ & I decided that we would each get a tattoo (my 2nd, his 1st) as our Christmas gifts to each other. Went back to Richard who did my first tattoo (he touched it up for me yesterday) and spent a few hours with him getting inked.

Here is Russ' tattoo (a triquetra with Yahweh in Hebrew over it):

And here is my new tattoo (the Hebrew word Shalom which translate to peace):

So what do you think? We love them!

Thursday, December 18, 2008


pink present
So, Russ & I are "exchanging" our Christmas gifts for each other today. I won't spill the beans since Russ reads my blog LOL! but I can tell you that it will be super exciting & I will post pictures tomorrow. You won't believe it until you see the evidence. Stay tuned....

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wordful Wednesday

Damaris absolutely loves performing. She would sing and dance for us all day every day if we would let her. This picture is from her Christmas program last Thursday night. Can't you just see the joy and happiness in her eyes!!!

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Damaris' Christmas Program

Last night, Thursday, December 11, Damaris had her Christmas program at school. The theme was "Cool Yule" and the kids are all dressed in 50's attire. The music teacher's mom sewed all the poodle skirts for the girls - simply amazing!!!

Below are videos of the entire program. It's about 20 minutes total. Damaris is standing right behind the black microphone, on the next row back and to the right of the girl wearing the Santa hat. Enjoy!

12/11/08 Damaris' Christmas Program Part 1 from C.C. Almon on Vimeo.

12/11/08 Damaris' Christmas Program Part 2 from C.C. Almon on Vimeo.

12/11/08 Damaris' Christmas Program Part 3 from C.C. Almon on Vimeo.

12/11/08 Damaris' Christmas Program Part 4 from C.C. Almon on Vimeo.

12/11/08 Damaris' Christmas Program Part 5 from C.C. Almon on Vimeo.

12/11/08 Damaris' Christmas Program Part 6 from C.C. Almon on Vimeo.

12/11/08 Damaris' Christmas Program Part 7 from C.C. Almon on Vimeo.

12/11/08 Damaris' Christmas Program Part 8 from C.C. Almon on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wordful Wednesday

I love, love, love this picture of Damaris and I. We were taking our last few family pictures for this year in front of a beautiful tree with autumn colored leaves. It was SO cold outside though. Russ was about to snap the picture and Damaris just couldn't stand it anymore and wrapped her arms around me trying to get warm. I love my princess girl!

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Friday, December 5, 2008

Eternal Flame

I love, love, love Pushing Daisies. Kristin Chenoweth created the perfect ending to this week's episode by singing Eternal Flame. I'm definitely looking for her Christmas album today. She is a wonderful performer!!! Relax for a couple of minutes & enjoy Kristin singing.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas Meme

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Gift bags, much easier
2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial (we're all allergic to the real thing)
3. When do you put up the tree? Thanksgiving Day
4. When do you take the tree down? New Year's Day
5. Do you like eggnog? it's been so long since I had it that I don't remember
6. Favorite gift received as a child? handmade Pound Puppy made by my Nana
7. Hardest person to buy for? Russ
8. Easiest person to buy for? Damaris
9. Do you have a nativity scene? lots of them, I collect them
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? starting this year, e-mail!
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? an old recycled gift that was not my taste at all
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? White Christmas
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? during the summer in order to be done by the end of October
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? yes
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Inlow Salad
16. Lights on the tree? white
17. Favorite Christmas song? new favorite is A Baby Changes Everything
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? travel
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, & Rudolph
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? a star on one tree & a snowflake on the other
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? open gifts on Christmas Eve & stockings on Christmas morning
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? the consumerism aspect
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? pink and silver
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? we usually have tacos or chicken fried steak
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? a break from the busyness and time with family and friends (and a Willow Tree nativity set would be nice too!)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

About My Bubba

Yes, I know it is strange that my nickname for my hubby is Bubba. We really don't know where the nickname came from. I can't remember not calling him Bubba. In fact, I've bought him a shirt with Bubba on it and his favorite mug to drink out of is a Bubba-Keg with a football on it. LOL! Anyway, here is a meme that I'm supposed to answer about him. We'll see how well I really know him I suppose. If you do this, come back and comment so I can read your responses.

1. He’s sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen? football (either a real game or him playing a football video game)

2. You’re out to eat; what kind of dressing does he get on his salad? ranch (and lots of it)

3. What’s one food he doesn’t like? he's not thrilled when I make things with ground turkey instead of ground beef

4. You go out to the bar. What does he order? a Dr. Pepper

5. Where did he go to high school? Lindsay High School

6. What size shoe does he wear? 12

7. If he was to collect anything, what would it be? books, chess sets, books, Nebraska Cornhuskers & Colorado Buffalos stuff, books

8. What is his favorite type of sandwich? grilled cheese

9. What would he eat every day if he could? a chocolate chocolate chip muffin

10. What is his favorite cereal? Cocoa Pebbles

11. What would he never wear? a vest

12. What is his favorite sports team? NFL - Dallas Cowboys, NCAA Football - Nebraska Cornhuskers & Colorado Buffalos

13. Who did he vote for? I know, but I'm not saying because I don't know if he wants that to be common knowledge.

14. Who is his best friend? me, he doesn't have a male best friend though

15. What is something you do that he wishes you wouldn’t do? multi-task!

16. How many states has he lived in? 3 - Texas, New Mexico (1 year), & Colorado (for a summer)

17. What is his heritage? no clue, but I don't know mine either; I do know he has some Native American Indian in him

18. You bake him a cake for his birthday; what would it be? me bake, Ha-ha-ha-ha! I would buy him a chocolate cake with chocolate icing though

19. Did he play sports in high school? Yep, played football. Was recruited to play in college, but he didn't do that.

20. What could he spend hours doing? Reading, playing football video games

[ht: Rebekah]

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

What Part of Thanksgiving Are You?

You Are Pumpkin Pie

Even when people are full - they make room for you.
Good or bad, your smell is most likely to arouse a man.

[ht: Amy]

Today, I'm Thankful for...

Today, I'm Thankful for...
*my wonderful husband Russ
*my beautiful princess daughter Damaris
*my Lord & Savior Jesus Christ
*extended family and friends
*the freedoms I have living here in America
*a home to live in, food to eat, water to drink, and all the other things that I sometimes take for granted
*the ability to further my education even on days when I'm sick of school
*Gilmore Girls
*my computer Sookie
*my cell phone Rory

I know I went from serious to not so serious, but I am thankful for each of these things and many more. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I'm thankful for YOU!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

New Pics of Baby Lola

My sister Carrie finally was able to fix her computer issues so she could send me new pics of Baby Lola. I'm gonna be a proud Aunt and show her off. Isn't she beautiful!!!

She loves to sleep with her arms over her head.

Lola & her Daddy

Sleeping with her arms over her head again

Sleeping in her swing

After bathtime

Sticking her tongue out at her big brother James

Precious angel baby

You can't see me

Bossy loves his Lola

Lola has become quite the chunky monkey. Those cheeks!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

It's Time to Dance!

Disco Time:

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The Charleston:

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Going Country:

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The Classic:

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OK, who's next? If you ElfYourself, comment here so I can come watch you dance!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom & Happy Anniversary Dad & Mom!

37 years ago today, my parents got married on my mother's birthday. So, they have doubly celebrated for the last 37 years. Just wanted to say happy birthday Mom & Happy Anniversary Dad & Mom! We love you!
mom & dad

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Baby Changes Everything

A beautiful new Christmas song sung by Faith Hill called "A Baby Changes Everything". An amazing listen, take 5 minutes to watch, you'll be blessed.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Best Part of Waking Up...

I'm addicted to coffee. Yes, I admit it. I usually drink 2 cups (which holds 4 cups each) each morning. I typically use regular powdered creamer. I saw this at the store on Sunday & seriously, this made my morning amazing!
peppermint mocha creamer