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A Day of Thanks!!

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I've been up since 7:45, put the turkey in at 8 and have been watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in between basting the turkey!  So far its been a great day!

I've also started checking out stores online to catch any good sales.  I'll be attached to my Ipad for the rest of the weekend!  I've given up on the craziness of going out and doing the Black Friday shopping-its just not worth it to me anymore.  I feel like I get better deals online, plus I'm a bit disappointed in seeing how some stores are opening up tonight at 8pm!  I need a job, but I am so glad that I don't work at any of these retailers!  Nobody should be open today....people should be home with their families.  Well, that's my opinion anyway and I definitely will NOT be out shopping at 8pm tonight!

Today is a great day to just be home and be appreciate the Blessings we have.  I hope you are all enjoying your loved ones on this day of thanks!  This year we are going to my sister-in-…

Busy, busy, busy....

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I can't believe that I've ignored my blog for over a week now....wow!!! I just haven't had much time to sit here and write! So, here is a recap of my past week.....My birthday was last Monday and my hubby had the day off, so after dropping the kids at school, we took a ride to the Woodbury Outlets in NY and he bought my a Michael Kors bag....I've been dying to get one so you can imagine how ecstatic I was!! As soon as I got in the car, I switched everything over to my new MK bag and I'm still using it :D

Later that night, when the kids were home, my daughter wanted to bake me a cake so with my supervision, she did! LOL, it was cute....she loves singing Happy Birthday and will use any excuse to bake! The following week was our typical week, minus baseball....that's pretty much over for the moment.  We also added a new activity to our Sunday mornings...ice skating for my daughter!! I thought it would be great, she would definitely fall but so would other kids, so…

Wordless Wednesday~"Your November Calendar Shot"

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My November Calendar Shots need to remind me of Sunny Florida in Disney since it is freezing here already!(in my opinion, lol) Here is a nice quiet, relaxing spot at the Caribbean Beach Resort
Family pic in front of the castle - Love it :)

Thanks to Debs @ Focused on the Magic for hosting!

Keeping Warm with Hot Chocolate!

Well, it seems that winter is beginning to show itself here, and with the Nor'Easter that is headed our way, I don't want to think about the rest of the winter.  Unfortunately, as much as I avoid thinking about it , I can't avoid feeling it.  Going out at 6:30 am is really painful, ugh!  My car can't seem to warm up fast enough!  The only good thing out of the winter is being able to make my grandmother's hot chocolate!!! I love it!! It warms you up with the first sip, but if you are like me, you'll gain 20 pounds with just that first sip--LOL!

I posted a picture on Instagram a few days ago, and one of my followers asked for the recipe.  Now this isn't any 'secret' recipe, but I've never posted any recipes since I'm the one always looking to others for recipes.  After much thought, I decided - why not?  This is really great to enjoy after being outside in the snow....love coming inside to a warm cup of hot chocolate!

Now, a warning first: t…

Going back to Normal...Almost

Well, its been a week since Hurricane Sandy and some people and businesses have their power back so some kids have been able to return to school, my daughter included.  This is good, but it was so hard getting up this morning.  We were kind of lucky that my son still didn't have to go to school-he goes back tomorrow-so we didn't have to wake up at 5am.  Instead, my alarm was set for 7 am, my daughter covered her face with her stuffed animal, Nosy!  LOL, she really didn't want to get up, especially when I told her we were walking to school.  Her school is only 3 blocks away, so why lose my parking & waste gas, which is currently limited here in Jersey, to go 3 blocks.  I admit, I wasn't too happy with the walking idea either....its gotten really cold, but it definitely was the better choice.  Tomorrow I will be driving farther to take my son to school, so anyway I can save my gas will have to do!

So now she's in school, my son is studying for 2 upcoming tests an…

Hurricane Havoc!!

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Well, I'm finally back to writing....this has been a crazy week so far and we didn't get it as bad as others.  Monday we went out to fill up on gas for our cars and generator, made sure we had enough milk, water & food at home and then we got home & stayed there.  As the night progressed, so did the wind!  It was so bad that our house would shake....I don't remember ever hearing such strong winds.  I do recall going through a hurricane in Florida when I was little, but I don't remember the experience just the preparation.  So yeah, this was a bit scary & our power didn't go out until really late at night.  It would flicker, then be back, then it went out for 5 minutes but came back and a bit later it just went out!  I was already in bed when the power went out completely, but I remember hearing my husband talking and the house being really dark...wow!! So, I kept sleeping with my kids!  All 3 of us were in our King size bed and slept all night.  My poor…