Friday, November 30, 2012

Christmas Tree! Picking up ours this weekend!

I'm so excited! One of my favorite times of the season, going with the family to pick out our perfect Christmas tree! We always get a tall fat Fraser Fir. The smell of a fresh cut tree in your house screams Christmas! It reminds me of childhood it's just something you can't get with a plastic tree!

Here's a blurry pic of last years Christmas tree! Not the one from the woods!

  About two years ago Sam and I felt pretty adventurous and decided to go out in the sticks of Georgia and cut down a tree. Oh how beautiful that tree was standing alone in the woods I had it picked out for weeks! So I got Sam to start chopping away with a small handsaw. After about 30 minutes that tree fell and we loaded it up on the back of the truck and headed home with the most perfect tree I thought I had ever seen. He drags it up two flights of stairs to our apartment and we get it in the stand and that's when it happened...

 That is when I noticed  that it was the ugliest tree I had ever seen! Outside in those woods it was tall and full and that is where it belonged! Inside it was so gaped up and the branches were to flimsy to hold most of our ornaments. It did smell glorious though! But after like 4 days that tree was so dried up and the needles were falling off and when it got in our carpet it was like stepping on nails. You would have to pry them from your feet and wipe off the blood it left behind! We were haunted by those needles a year after that tree was removed.

That tree did grow on me and it's one of those things that we will always remember. After everything was on it, it wasn't such a bad little tree. It was just like that Charlie Brown Christmas tree! I will say though I will never do that again, but it was a fun experience. In the end Sam dragged it out across the street to the woods and not so long ago it came back to remind us what we had done.Someone actually dragged that same old tree out of the woods all brown and dead and laid it out on the lawn across the street. We were reminded of that tree going on two years after we used it.

If you haven't ever went out in the woods to find your Christmas tree, I would recommend at least once in your life to try it and see what memories you can add with your family!

Well tomorrow we will be heading off to our local hardware store that we always buy our tree from and bringing in a new memory. I'll let y'all know how it goes!

Always feel free to comment with any special moments you have had when picking out a Christmas Tree!!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Great Sites! Stay in touch with Family and Friends!

Family is very important but sometimes we have relatives who are not always as close by as you would like and for that reason I am writing this post about the three main sites and apps I use and most people use to stay connected with their loved ones.

My first and favorite is the app . This is your own personal photo album where you can instantly take and share all the pictures you want! You can make it public or private for just the people you want on you page.It's a great way to update everyone on how everyone is growing and all the interesting things you see.It's a very easy and fun app.
                         Just minutes ago I took this pic of Loggy napping.

My second favorite is it's so simple to use. Just make an account get your friends and families twitter name and connect instantly. You can even link your account to it so your pictures are automatically downloaded to it as well. Not only can you follow family and friends but also celebrities if you choose to! Enjoy!

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The third is you can connect to friends and family. Also play some fun games and get some great offers and samples by liking the brands you love and use everyday!  We like to use this one to stay connected to Sam's daughter Milli that lives far north. We don't get to see her near as often as we like but this keeps us connected with her.

They are all very simple to use and you don't only have to have them on the computer they also work with your smartphones! So start connecting today and don't let distance get in the way of family and friends!

Please feel free to comment and let me know of some other great websites that you like to use!

Meteor Showers! Mark it on you calenders!

 November 17th I finally remembered to watch the Leonids Meteor Shower so I set up camp on my front porch in the freezing cold for two hours and with my luck I didn't see even one! So now is our next chance to catch Geminids December 13th! Now is the time to mark your calenders to make sure you don't miss this free show. Its suppose to be a good one! So if you can brave the cold make sure you get out there and let me know if you get to see the action! I haven't seen a good one since 1999 when my mom, my sister and I sit on the hood of our car and counted well over 100 per hour.We about froze to death but it was so worth it. The best ones always seem to be on the coldest nights.

                        Here are a few pictures I took from my back porch of one amazing view!

I love anything to do with the sky. It is so remarkable!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Movies!! Get In the Christmas Spirit!!

Now It's that time of year when you start watching the Christmas movies you have grown up with! At my house its a Tradition. It all started when I was a little girl, my parents and my sisters would gather around the television and watch A Christmas Story, A Charlie Brown Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas and National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, Frosty, Rudolph Also in my day we had the one called Noel about a red Christmas ornament. Which was always one of my favorites.
These days I have my own family to watch it with. We all gather on the couch with hot cocoa and popcorn! We still watch the ones I use to watch but now they have newer one my kiddos also enjoy like Shrek The Halls and The Polar Express (back in my day it was a great book!)

Grab your loved ones and start watching tonight on WSB (Channel 2)In Atlanta.They are airing "A Charlie
Brown Christmas" tonight at 8pm eastern time!

If you just can't make it tonight here's a list of  a few Christmas movies you can pick up at your rental store or apps:

A Charlie Brown Christmas 
Frosty the Snowman 
Frosty Returns
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
A Christmas Carol 
A Christmas Story 
The Nativity Story 
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Shrek The Halls!
Santa Clause is Coming to Town
Christmas Carol:The Movie
Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer
Miracle of 34th Street
It's a Wonderful Life!

There are so many more here's a good list of animated Christmas movies on:

Welcome Y'all!

Hey Y'all! Welcome to my page! My name is Crystal but you can call me Ya Ya. My niece started calling me this when she started talking and it just stuck. I'm a Southern girl born and raised in Georgia.Its a great place to live you get everything from the beaches to the mountains and everything in between.

 I am a mother of three beautiful kids.I have two boys Gabe and Logan and one girl Kait Kait. I am a stay at home mom. As a stay at home mom it can be a bit overwhelming at times but I wouldn't change it for the world.

I'm with a great guy named Sam and he is from Laos which is in Asia. He likes to cook about as much as I do! Our relationship reminds me of  King of the Hill and I would be Bobby if he was a chick. Sam is Kahn I'm sure you can see that he resembles him and he is from Laos too!

Now that you know a little about me I will tell you a little bit about what my blog is about! My sister Jessie has convinced me to set up a blog and I hope y'all enjoy it. On my blog I will have a little bit of everything. I will have ideas on how to save money in stores using coupons and other ways. I will be recommending sites I use daily that I love. D.I.Y crafts for all occasions. Movies, books and music I enjoy. Ideas for parents or anyone who enjoys deals and crafts.I will be placing recipes on here that I have tried and decided they were worthy of being  placed in my own cook books. Please enjoy and continue to come back to my site for more post. Thank you! 
YA YA :)