Just Checking In...

So, how was your Christmas? Our Christmas was wonderful...

We had a white Christmas! It was beautiful! It was the first white Christmas we had seen in 8 years or so and the first time Oklahoma had been under a blizzard warning in years and years...possibly ever for some places. We've enjoyed playing in the white fluffy stuff.

We made snow angels...

lots and lots of snow angels.

We've played in the snow until our fingers are numb and our noses are so cold they're about to fall off.

Then we've come back in, drank some hot cocoa, and went back out for more.

The snow wasn't the only good thing about Christmas. Santa was good to me! (Apparently I wasn't so bad after all ;) I got a new camera! It's a Canon EOS Rebel XS...I love it! I have over 500 pictures from Christmas, but would like to edit some of them before posting them here on my blog. What kind of photo editing software do you use? Any tips or suggestions are greatly appreciated. I'm still trying to get back into the swing of things...and not being very successful at it. My Google Reader is FULL. I've got tons of new toys to find a place for and we're getting ready to have Isaiah's 6th birthday on Friday!
We've also had a loss in our family. My Grandpa Norman (my dad's dad) passed away on the 28th. His funeral is this weekend. He will be greatly missed. I'm just thankful that I listened to the voice inside and took the opportunity to go and visit him a week or so never know when your last visit will be.
I encourage you all to embrace each moment you get with family and give lots of hugs...really mean it...hug 'em tight! I'll try to get around and visit you guys as soon as I can! Love you all♥
I wish for health, happiness, and peace for each and every one of you in 2010.


I hope all of you out there in blog land have the MERRIEST of Christmases!
Remember that Jesus came as a baby in a manger so that we can have eternal life. Let's celebrate the real reason for the season. All the gifts are just fluff. Cherish the time that you have with your families...make memories that will last a lifetime. I wish for peace, health, love, and happiness for each and every one of you in the New Year! Love you all!!


25 RANDOM things about ME

I don't know about you, but I have been busy busy busy with Christmas, gifts, wrapping, baking, cooking, family get-togethers, office Christmas stuff, shopping, crafts, fun, movie watching, looking at lights, singing Christmas carols, driving through the Inflatable Christmas Kingdom, visiting Santa, Church Christmas celebrations, and there is much more to come. I hope you are all enjoying this Christmas season!

For a short break, I'm playing along with this 25 Random Things post. Thought you might like to play along too! =)

25 random things.

1. I hate tomatoes, but I LOVE everything a tomato makes...salsa, ketchup, bruschetta, marinara, etc.
2. i LOVE (like love love love) hip-hop/rap music.
3. Regulate by Warren G/Nate Dogg is the most played song on my iPhone
4. I wish I was from the just sounds cool.
5. I am a Twilight's so far beyond obsession/'s truly my brand of heroin.
6. I'm going to a Twilight Convention in March in ATL
7. I'm also going to Comic Con in SAN DIEGO!!! Whut Whut>?!!!
8. I'm a coffee snob.
9. I've been known to throw away an entire cup of coffee because bad coffee is not acceptable.
10. I'm a procrastinator
11. I like to drive fast...I also pretend that my automatic in the floor is a stick shift...and that my fog light button is a turbo button.
12. I'm a nerd
13. I love's my way of escaping reality.
14. Four days ago, I didn't have ANY Christmas present bought...sucha procrastinator
15. I carry Pocket Edward around in my purse.
16. My fav song right now is Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus
17. I often feel like I'm a 16 year old stuck in a 32 year old body.
18. I hate confrontation
19. I cackle when I's probably really annoying...sometimes I snort...and if I laugh hard enough, I pee...just a little.
20. I ♥ musicals and going to the theater
21. One of my goals in 2010 is to visit as many new places as possible
22. I like to talk gangsta
23. most of the things that happen in my life eventually end up on my blog.
24. I love party planning and I wish it was my occupation
25. I talk too much...if I could find a way to get paid for THAT I would be RICH!

Rules: Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you. (IF YOU'RE READING THIS, CONSIDER YOURSELF TAGGED!!!)

I've already got TONS of pictures from Christmas festivities. I'll try to post some soon. Hope you are all having a wonderful week!!♥


Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash - Christmas Tree Pics


For the Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash we are supposed to link up with pictures of our Christmas Tree(s)! I love Christmas trees. I would have a hundred of them if I could squeeze them into my home. The twinkly lights and glisteny look of ornaments dangling ever so gently on the green's magical. Here's a glimpse of my house and a few of my trees:

One of my fav ornaments...she's just so whimsical, plus she resembles me in the mornings with that crazy hair and I would love to have a flippy red tu-tu and some red, white and green stripped leggings!

I went red and black this year on my main Christmas tree. I really love it!

My lime green tree in the bathroom...looks so cute with my red birds!

Since I went with red and black on the big tree, there were some of my favorite ornaments that didn't have a home, so this little tree holds some of my cherished ornaments and is so so cute. (It's so hard to take a good pic of a Christmas tree with a point and shoot camera.)

I also really love these little red trees lit up in my kitchen.

One of my favorite things to do during the Christmas season is just sit in the house with just the Christmas lights on. It's the best cozy. Can't wait to see your Christmas tree! Be sure to go link up on A Baby Changes Everything (or click on the Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash button at the top of this post)!

Hope you guys are having a terrific Tuesday!!♥


Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash - Homeade Gifts


Today I'm joining in the Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash! Jen @ Tatertots and Jello is hosting today and the topic is Homemade Gifts. I have a few things that I'm working some little boxes filled with homemade macaroons and peppermint bark for neighbors and friends, and some handmade ornaments made with mod podge and chipboard for teachers and grandparents. Also, over the weekend, we made a large batch of homemade Creamy Hot Chocolate Mix and Peppermint Marshmallows. So YUMMY! The recipes come from a Christmas Gooseberry Patch Cookbook.

Really simple.

Here's the ingredients:
For the hot chocolate: In a large mixing bowl, put 1 pound chocolate drink mix, 1 1/4 cup non-dairy creamer, 2 cups powdered sugar, 1 box (26 1/2 oz) powdered instant milk. Stir together. Divide into small jars for gift giving. (Serving directions: add amount desired of hot chocolate mixture to an 8 oz cup of hot water or milk. Stir, serve, and enjoy!)

For the peppermint marshmallows: You put 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar and 1 t. peppermint extract into a gallon size Ziploc baggie. Mix the peppermint extract into the powdered sugar by shaking the bag. Put a 10.5 oz bag of mini marshmallows into the baggie and shake until all the marshmallows are coated. Divide up into smaller bags for gift giving.

Hope everyone is having a marvelous Monday!!♥

Be sure to hop on over to Tatertots and Jello (click HERE) and join in the holiday fun!


More Edward Sightings

I interrupt your regular broadcasting to bring you breaking news of MORE Edward sightings. That's right, Mr. Cullen himself (pocket size version) has been seen around town getting into the Christmas Spirit.

He's been seen trimming trees and hanging out with other mythical creatures...such as this lovely snowgirl...

Seems as though we were interrupting something here. What would Bella say? A new jingle is coming to mind..."I saw Edward kissing Snowgirl underneath the mistletoe last night..."

Here he is practicing his tree climbing skillz. He feels right at home in this lovely (fake) pine.

Edward believes in Santa. Why would he not? Vampires. Warewolves. Why not Santa? In this picture, he was venturing down into the stockings to see if Santa had made any early trips to leave some goodies. (Sorry, Eddie. All that is in those stockings is lint ball or two. Santa's helper needs to get busy!)

One goodie that Edward did find was not in the stockings, but it the mailbox! He found a SUPER FABULOUS New Moon tag from Jen @ Tatertots and Jello (THANK YOU Jen!!). I'm not sure he's too fond of the whole wolf pack logo, but he posed with it just for me.
He's so sweet like that...and chivalrous, kind, loving, strong...*sigh*...marble-like skin, pale, ice cold, sparkly, strong jawline, straight nose, full lips, bronze hair, topaz eyes, 6'2", slender but muscular a mythical Greek god Adonis.

Oh, sorry. I just get a little side-tracked sometimes.

I still have a few Edward sightings that I'm working on (hot tub, shopping, serving breakfast to my mother, sleeping in my bed, chillin' in the snow, and hanging out with Flat Baloney).

Do you have somewhere you would like to see Pocket Edward? If so, just leave me a comment and let me know!!

Hope everyone has a fabulous Friday!

Next week, I'm going to be joining in on
Click on the button and go see what fun they have lined out for next week...topics to link up to each day and prizes to be won! (Jen @ Tatertots and Jello is hosting the first day ~ Homeade Gifts!)


I LOVE THIS...Breast Cancer "dance"

This came in an e-mail to me today:

Emily (MacInnes) Somers, created, directed and choreographed this in Portland for her Medline glove division as a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness. This was all her idea to help promote their new pink gloves. I don't know how she got so many employees, doctors and patients to participate, but it started to really catch on and they all had a lot of fun doing it.

When the video gets 1 million hits, Medline will be making a huge contribution to the hospital, as well as offering free mammograms for the community. Please check it out. It's an easy and great way to donate to a wonderful cause, and who hasn't been touched by breast cancer?

Ann Somers

I think it's a good reminder, even though it's not Breast Cancer Awareness month...we still need to check the ta-tas and support Cancer research! Take a break to groove to this video...I totally did.


Isaiah's Vlog...Stardate -313070.31963470333

Isaiah thinks that he looks different in the video than in real life. I told him that the camera adds 10 pounds. So, just keep that in mind for one of these days when I do a vlog...the camera adds 10 pounds.

Words to song in video (in case you need a translation):

You better not pout. You better not cry. You better not pout...(this must be important, it's in here twice) I'm telling you why...Santa Clause is coming to Madagascar! He's making a list and checking it twice...he's gonna find out who's naughty or nice! Santa Clause is coming to Madagascar! He knows if you are sleeping. It's kinda creepy. He knows if you're awake. He's in your bedroom. He knows if you've been bad or good, so be BAD for goodness sake! Oh, you better watch out! You better not cry! You better not pout, I'm telling you why...Santa Clause is coming to Madagascar!

Silly, King Julian! Hope you're familiar with Merry Madagascar. If not, CLICK's quickly becoming one of Isaiah's favorite Christmas movies.

Merry Christmas EVERYONE!!

♥Isaiah and his mommy♥


Pictures from Thanksgiving Weekend

I know that Thanksgiving has already come and gone, and that we're already posting things about Christmas, but I wanted to share some of the pics from our Thanksgiving weekend.

Here's my lil' Indian...This was some of the things Isaiah made at school to celebrate Thanksgiving and Native American Days. He was doing his Indian call here...I should have taken some video to post. Quite entertaining.

Thanksgiving day at my Granny' doing what they do best...sleeping and watching football.
We had lots of YUMMY pies! Isaiah's favorite were the pumpkin!

My cousins Natalie (Nat-Nat) and Noah (No-No)

More of my cousins...we were scouring over the Black Friday ads...making our lists and mapping it out! Do you see the intensity on every face?

The day before Thanksgiving I got off work early and my cousin Allison and I went to see New Moon for the 3rd time! Whut Whut?!

On Saturday, Michael and I went to the Bedlam game in Norman and we had Thanksgiving with his mom and dad while we were there...good times on both accounts. Sooners won and Thanksgiving with the in-laws was good! However, if you talk to Michael, he's probably going to bring up the fact that I LOST our tickets. Yeah, probably the mistake of the year. It'll take a while to live this one down. I was carrying my cute red clutch that Julie got me and I kind of have a nervous habit of snapping it shut and unsnapping it...not thinking about our tickets being tucked inside. So, I think during the time we were waiting in line to get something to drink before going in to the stadium, the tickets slipped out of my clutch. Not good. Last game of the year...our biggest rivals...most costly face value, we already had tickets and now had to buy more! Yeah, as I said...not good. The good news is that we got some more tickets for a fraction of face value price and went in to the stadium to find out seats unoccupied, so it ended well....and my Sooners won!
That was my Thanksgiving weekend. Hope your's was wonderful. Counting down the days 'til Christmas!


Edward Sightings

I interrupt this broadcast to bring you breaking news...

There have been multiple sightings of Edward...well, Pocket Edward that is...around the local area.

Here he is spotted at a local Starbucks. The crowd overheard him saying "You are my life many times do I have to tell you?? Now, please, just drink this Peppermint Mocha before it gets cold!"

On the same day, he was spotted hiding inside a Coach purse protecting the Black Friday ads.

Later in the day, he was cooling off with a nice glass of iced tea and doing a little table dance for the ladies. I know he looks a little stiff, but the boy has moves.
That evening, he was on the dash looking out for hi-pos...allowing us to drive like a Cullen.

I was having so much fun with Pocket Edward. My 17, 15, and 13 year old (girl) cousins were giggling non-stop. My mother was threatening to take me home..."right this instant!"...if I didn't put Pocket Edward away. I don't listen very well.

Is there somewhere you would like to see Pocket Edward? You tell me in my comments where you would like PE's picture taken and I will happily oblige and post them next week! Sound fun? I think so. =)
Hope you all have a FABULOUS Friday!! *loves*


Award Time

Jen @ Harried Mom of Four bestowed up on me this lovely blogger award. Thanks so much, Jen!! I'm not sure that I'm all that "kreativ", but I appreciate you thinking of me.

Rules after accepting the award are:

  • Tell 7 things that you don't already know about me.
  • Name 7 other blogs to receive this award.
  • Leave a comment on each of the blogs I nominated.
  • Thank the person who gave you the award.

So, tell 7 things that you don't already know about me...this will be a little difficult seeing that my life is pretty much an open book here at JennyKate's Spot...let's see...

  1. I love green LOVE them love them.
  2. I'm a bit obsessive. Oh, already knew that. Did you know that I'm a bit obsessive over the color red? I actually have incorporated it into every room of my house.
  3. I also have a thing for snowmen. It is getting ready to look like my house just threw up snowmen. They'll be everywhere.
  4. I have a soft spot for all things small or miniature.
  5. My last two tattoos are based off of a book and/or fictional characters.
  6. I love having my eyebrows waxed. Weird. I know.
  7. I've made it my goal to beat last year's viewings of Twilight with New Moon. I'm tied right now with 3. I'll keep you posted. Hoping for another date with Edward and Jacob this weekend.

7 People's Blogs who I find creative and entertaining...

  1. Carrie's Little World - she's always up to something cute!
  2. The Paper Note - my sweet friend, Lisa, who is one of the most creative people I know!
  3. Outside My Kitchen Window - she's crafty w/ the stamps!
  4. This is the year - a modpodge genius! I love her!♥
  5. Tatertots and Jello - I seriously LOVE ( everything that Jen does...I'm sure I've awarded her before, but she totally deserves each and every one! Go check out her adorable Christmas Advent Calendars!
  6. Brainella - she's crafty with the clay...pottery that's beautiful and would make fabulous one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts!
  7. Living in France - Mimi is so super creative with her words...she completely cracks me up...non-stop! Need a good laugh? Stop by Living in France...I used to think she really lived in France.
Hope you all have a thrilling Thursday! *loves*


Isaiah Funnies

I've had a few humorous conversations with my 5 year old lately. I wanted to share a few for your enjoyment.

A week ago...

Me: "So, what are you asking Santa for this year?"

Isaiah: "Well, what I really want is a whole box of Transformers."

Me: "but you already have a whole box of Transformers (translation: we don't need anymore Transformers)."

Isaiah: "Wellllll...this will be special because I'm asking Santa for a whole box collection of all the Transformers that I don't already have so that I'll have a whole set of Transformers...they've gotta be in ONE box (I have no idea what the importance of being in ONE box is, but he emphasized it a few times. great.)."

Me: "I'm not sure if there is such a thing. Maybe Santa could just bring you a few of the Transformers that you don't already have and then you can ask for the rest of them on your birthday?"

Isaiah: "Mom, Santa can make anything. He's a toy genius."

Me: (great) "Sometimes Santa can't make ANYTHING...he's a busy guy you know."

Isaiah: "Mom, it's just some little 'ol Transformers...I think Santa and his elves (oh, now he's bringing out the elves. great.) can handle making a collection of all the Transformers that I don't have in ONE box."

Me: "I'll give Santa a call and see what he says."

Isaiah: "YOU know Santa's number?"

Me: "Sure, it's on speed dial."

A few days ago...

Me: "Hey, Buddy...we should get to writing that letter for Santa. We want him to have enough time to make all of the things (a whole collection of Transformers all in ONE box) you want in his workshop!"

Isaiah: (nonchalantly) "sure, mom."

Me: "We wouldn't want Santa to run out of time!"

Isaiah: "Mom, you're the one that said that Santa knows stuff, like when I'm good and bad and stuff like, that must mean that he knows other stuff, like what I want for Christmas. *he thinks for a moment* You know, Mom...Santa's like Jesus."

Great. Now he thinks Santa is like Jesus...I'm not sure that's the direction I was hoping for.


Me: "How was school today, Buddy?"

Isaiah: "Great, but I got in one time out."

*I give him "the" look*

Isaiah: "it was just a *little* time out...see, I was shaking a tree on the playground and I didn't know it was against the rules to shake a tree...DID you know it was against the rules to shake a tree??...because I didn't know it was against the rules to shake a tree!"

Me: *trying to keep my composure and reflect the seriousness of this tree shaking incident* "No, I didn't know it was against the rules to shake a tree...BUT we know now and we should follow all the rules...including no shaking trees."

I love this boy!

Hope you all have a great Wednesday!! *loves*