Sunday, November 30, 2008

Don't be a scrooge!

Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your friends. Okay, here's what you're supposed to do, and try not to be a SCROOGE!!! Just copy (not forward) this entire post and paste into a new post. Change all the answers so that they apply to you......'Tis the Season to be NICE! 1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Usually wrapping paper but I like gift bags too, its nice that you can reuse them. 2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial, I love the smell of real ones but I hate the maintenance that comes with it! 3. When do you put up the tree? The day after Thanksgiving. 4. When do you take the tree down? Usually new years. 5. Do you like eggnog? Not at all! 6. Favorite gift received as a child? The funniest was a copy machine that I so desperately needed/wanted and then I played with it like 3 times. So bad of me. Remember that Mom? 7. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, two of them. 8. Hardest person to buy for? Nick's family, sadly I don't see them enough to know what to get them. 9. Easiest person to buy for? My Mom. 10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail, its more personal that way. 11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I really can't think of one. 12. Favorite Christmas Movie? The Grinch. 13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? When I have money. 14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No. 15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? My dad's homemade fudge and pecan logs. 16. Clear lights or colored on the tree ? Clear. 17. Favorite Christmas song? The Christmas Song by Celine Dion, Oh Come All Ye Faithful by Celtic Women. 18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Home. 19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Sure can! Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixon, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitsen and of course Rudolph. 20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Star, Mitch thinks I need an angel but I like my star. 21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? In the Morning, that's what makes Christmas morning so special. 22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Yucky roads but luckily we haven't seen much of that yet. 23. Favorite ornament theme or color? I like my red and gold ornaments on my tree. 24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? We usually have Ham, and all of the other yummy stuff. 25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Nothing really, I haven't really thought about it yet. I Tag... Cindy, Carolyn, Becca, Rachel and anyone else who thinks it would be fun.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope that everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving day. We went to my parents house for the day and had so much fun. My parents were so happy to have all of their kids and grandkids there. Here are some pictures of our day.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Grandpa Sabin Turned 80

A couple of weeks ago, Nick's Grandpa Sabin turned 80 and to celebrate Nick's Aunts and Uncles and his parents threw him a surprise birthday party. Paul Sabin is probably the strongest and sweetest man I have ever met. About 8 years ago he had a brain aneurysm and not long after that he had another one. He had to learn how to do everything over again. Most people don't live through one brain aneurysm let alone two and today he can walk, talk, eat, and do things that most people can do. Even though the medicine he has to take makes him dizzy, sensitive to noise and gives him constant headaches he still gets up everyday and with a smile he says "I'm lucky to be alive." Here are some pictures from the party.
Here is Grandpa Paul and Grandma Helen Gene Making their grand entrance.
Here is a really cool plaque with pictures of his life.
Here are Nick's cousin's Allison and Chandler and his brother Taylor having a lemon eating contest. Taylor's face is priceless.
Here are Nick's cousins Aubry, Allison and the baby is Nick's cousin Paula's little guy Drew. He was such a trooper through the party. We pretty much played pass the baby and he was so good for everyone.
Drew, Nick and Nick's Brother Brook.
The Sabin Clan
Front Row: Grandma and Grandpa Sabin.
Second Row: (Sister) Amie, (Brother and Nick Clone) Taylor.
Third Row: Me, Nick, (Brother) Brook, (Dad) Larry, (Mom) Sherrie, (Sister) Kristin, (brother in law) Ryan.