Friday, December 21, 2007

Merry Christmas and Very Happy New Year!

Well, I'm off to spend the holidays with my family. The ONLY thing I want for Christmas this year is a nice, happy week with my loved ones.

I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Years. Thank you for sharing your lives and creativity with me through your blogs. And thank you to all my swap partners this year for spoiling me with your generosity! I can't wait to see what the new year brings to all of us!!!

much love---Amy

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Daisy Chain

I love finding new blogs to read. I just ran across this one over at Hostess with the Mostess. It's called Daisy Chain and it is as cute as it can be! I have added it to my regular blog-reading rotation.

By the way, I want you to know that if your blog is in my sidebar, I read it EVERY SINGLE DAY! (except on weekends) Thank you for bringing me so much reading enjoyment!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Snowmen at Night!

Oh, my goodness gracious! I just found out about this snowman installation in Sonoma. I have to go see it! (I live nearby so it shouldn't take too much effort!)

This wonderful army of holiday cheer is created by Cornerstone Place. Doesn't it look marvelous?

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

My Life in Pictures

This meme has been making the rounds and I thought I'd give it a shot.

Simply answer the questions and enter the answers into Google Image Search. Post the first photo that comes up as your answer.

Age on Next Birthday

Place I'd Like to Visit (Again!)

A Favorite Thing:

Favorite Food:

Favorite Color:

Favorite Animal:

Name of 1st Pet:

Where I Live:

Name of My First Grade Teacher:

My Middle Name:

My Bad Habit:

My College Major:

ONE of my Favorite Holidays:

That was fun! Give it a try if you are so inclined!!!

Sis Boom Magic!

Photo borrowed from Sis Boom Daydreams

I just saw this quilt made by Marsha Moore over at Sis Boom Daydreams. I just think it is wonderful! I love love love Sis Boom stuff and I'm bummed that their shop is so far away!!! They just have too many things that would brighten my home.

I was thinking that a crib-size version of this quilt would be especially wonderful. If I have a girl, I would love to do a Sis Boom-inspired nursery. Maybe I can get my mom to sew the crib bedding since I don't have a sewing machine yet! Of course, it could be a boy so I will have to come up with a Plan B just in case. But wouldn't a Sis Boom nursery be delightful?!

Monday, December 17, 2007


We are getting into the home stretch! Hard to believe Christmas is almost here.

I'm mailing out my last Sweet Goodness Swap package today. It was so much fun!! Cheryl was a terrific partner.

All my presents are wrapped and under the tree although many are awaiting a trip to the post office.

Today, I'm heading to the doctor for a blood test to pinpoint any problems the baby might have. Wish me luck!!!

I hope everyone is having a lovely holiday season!!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Holiday Traditions

Everyone is blogging about their holiday traditions right now and they are so fun to read! We have a few small traditions in my family:

1) When fall rolls around, I start making gallons of Chex Mix. It's the only time of year that I eat it and I just love it!

2) We always drive around town looking at Christmas lights. Usually on Christmas Eve. I just love seeing how people decorate their houses.

3) We usually open one present on Christmas Eve. Not sure how this got started by it's a pretty fun way to start Christmas.

4) Sometime during the holiday, we have tamales. They are especially good on Christmas Eve.

Mom and I really need to get back into baking cookies to give away. It is hard to do that, though, since we live in different states. That means we have to wait to bake until we get together.

I'm looking forward to starting some new traditions once baby arrives!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

5 Random Things

Miss Cathy over at Tadpoles and Teacups tagged me to write 5 random things about myself. Hmmm....

1) I'm adopted and I'm half Mexican and half Irish by birth. However, everyone who meets me and my mom INSISTS that we look exactly like one another. With about a five inch height difference. (see photo above)

2) I have an odd quirk when it comes to open cabinets and drawers. I can't help myself. I have to close them. A co-worker used to mess with me by walking around and opening the doors at the circulation desk just to watch me close them.

3) The first Christmas present I ever specifically requested as a child was a Nat King Cole record. I still love his music today.

4) I love karaoke. I'm not a great singer but I think it's fun to get up and make a fool of yourself!

5) I went to high school with Angie Harmon and Stephanie March. (both of LAW AND ORDER fame)

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Here it is!!!

Here is the mini-blurb about me in ALL YOU magazine. It's about my handmade wedding veil that I wore when I got married on July 3, 2006. Hard to believe that now I'm expecting a baby!!!