Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thursday 13

13 things that Iam looking forward to at Christmas:

1) Christmas decorations...I love to decorate (I'll send pics of my beautiful tree)
2) Christmas music....must go buy Josh Grobins new Christmas CD....AWESOME
3) My girls faces on Christmas morning
4) Christmas parties...I'm always game for a get together!!!
5) Food, Food & more Food!!!!
5) Family time........I love being with my family.
6) Opening presents....Iam just like a kid when it comes to presents, love to open them!
7) Christmas programs at church.
8) Playing dirty Santa at our Women's bible class Christmas party....they get real roofless (sp?)
9) Celebrating the meaning of Christmas and teaching it to my kids at church & my girls.
10) Giving to needy families...even though we do year round, it's just different at Christmas.
11) Seeing what gag gift Cal's cousin will give his grandmother ( one year she gave her red thong panties w/white feathers around the band)
12) Surprising Cal with a gift he didn't ask for ( he always loves them....I think??)
13) The smell of Christmas

Friday, November 16, 2007

Funny Friday

Since the Crawford family has officially taken on the new tradition of only getting 3 presents from Santa Claus.....we have really been focusing on the meaning and purpose behind it with Reyse & Abigail. With this being said...Reyse was explaining to her Huney(grandmother) our new tradition...and this is what she said," Baby Jesus got 3 presents when he was born, Gold, Frankenstein & Myrrh. So Abigail & I will only get 3 presents, just like him." I thought I was going to laugh my head off. Frankenstein!!! oh so innocent, I sure do love that little girl of mine.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Being Bad!

Today I felt like being bad. So for lunch I decided to break my diet and eat some really good FRIED chicken strips & FRIED potato logs! Yummy, oh so good. I enjoyed every bite & morsel and even ate the crumbs at the bottom of the box. I didn't eat the roll that came with it and I did drink a diet Dr. Pepper with it, so I guess I was a little good. So the rest of today, I will drink LOTS of water to try and flush all this greese out of my system. Being bad did feel good though! Who knows what else I may have up my sleeve.

Monday, November 12, 2007

SOOO easy apple dumplings

6 large red apples
2 cans cresent rolls
1 cup sugar
1 cup water

peel, core & cut apples into 4 large pieces
wrap each piece of apple with piece of roll, lay in casserole dish
sprinkle all with cinnamon
pour 1 cup of sugar & 1 cup of water over apples
bake 350, until golden brown

serve with vanilla icecream

This is truly sooo easy to make & soooo good to eat!
I make this every year around the Holidays, Hope you enjoy!!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Celebrating Christmas

One of my friends gave me this idea for Christmas:

When she was growing up, they only received 3 gifts each from Santa, because Jesus was only given 3 gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh

Iam loving this idea!! Starting this year 2007, my girls will only get 3 presents each.

So what do you guys thinks about this?

13 Thursday

13 of my favorite things to do:

1) take naps (which is rare)
2) eat really good food
3) go on a date with hubby
4) take the girls to Dothan and ride merry-go-round
5) praise & worship
6) cook
7) go on girls nights out (priceless times & conversation)
8) plant flowers
9) open presents
10) give surprises
11) make a child smile
12) SHOPPING!!!! Yeh baby!!
13) hang out with family

I tag Rebekah!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Pesky Customers!

Have you ever had a bad day at work, and it was all because of one pesky customer that bothered you for only 5 minutes??? Well yesterday was one of those days for me. Iam an insurance agent, people come to me for their insurance needs & questions. So my take on the whole situation is, don't tell me the way insurance should be and especially don't tell me that I don't know what Iam talking about. Can you tell it made me mad?? So as Iam trying to help this customer, I take a deep breath, sit back and think, "why am I letting this person get to me?" and then I remember:“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28). So with this new set of mind, I don't respond to him, I just listen, taking in every word he has to say. He slowly began to calm down and finally we were able to get to the matter and he FINALLY understood my approach! We were both so dead set on getting our two cents in, that neither of us could hear the other.
So, yes it did bother me the rest of the day, not because of the customer, but because of the way I initally approached the situation. I must be patient, for Iam called according to his purpose. Anybody have any insurance concerns???

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Where have I been??

Where have you been Elsa? So this is the question, that I been getting alot of recently.( it does make me feel good to know that you guys miss my blogs!) I have been busy, very busy!! With church, family, dancing, excerising, work & everythig else life throws at you, my life never stops. Some times I feel like a need a break, but when I finally recongize that I need a break, I don't want a break!! Does that make any sense?? And then I think, well this is just what being a full time working Mom is like. So with the mind set of taking a break, Cal & I load up the girls Sunday after church and head to the fair in Dothan. Boy did we have fun!! We ate everything that was bad for us and road almost every ride that the girls could. We got a cinnamon roll that was the size of a paper plate!! Oh my! So good!!Family time is what my whole family needed, and a break from my diet. I wish I had remembered my camera, but I didn't so I don't have any pictures to share, Iam sorry. I promise I'll do better with my blogs!