[One big post...]

Blood work results are in...I'm anemic. No big surprise there...except that for all 3 of my pregnancies, I never had to take iron, even after giving birth! That's how much blood I've lost! LOL! So, iron pills it is.

My sono is tomorrow.

I was in denial that Thanksgiving crept up so fast...I'm not in denial that Christmas is less than 2 weeks away! It seems impossible. I need to get my Christmas cards addressed, stamped and mailed; finish my shopping (just a few things); figure out what we're sending my BIL/SILs; mail a few packages; finish decorating; make cookies...it goes on and on! I'm sure most of you can relate.

Anakin came up to me and asked if we could order some sugar cookies from Market Day (through the school). I read it and then it dawned on me...OH MY GOSH, this would be so much easier than making them from scratch. Done. LOL! I love to bake, etc. but with the kids it's just not really fun. Does that make sense? They don't have the attention span to really make cookies from scratch. Plus, there's not a lot of time. So, we're going the easy route this year (again). I will, however make some frosting from scratch because it just tastes better. Then, I'll let the boys go nuts with the sprinkles because they all love them and David...LOVES them. Me, not so much...and I don't need to be eating them!

That brings me to another thought. My Dad is now taking medication for diabetes. I shouldn't be eating sugar either...because of my PCOS. So, I'm going to try to find some really good diabetic "sweets" recipes. I think I have a recipe for a cheesecake made with Splenda (my best friend). I just know that with the holidays, I'm going to want something sweet and my Dad will too. Maybe I'll wrap something up for him too. ;)

Hmmm...there are always 10,000 things I think of to blog about when I'm NOT here and typing. Oh oh oh! I've got a big TOOT coming soon. I'm not sure if I'm suppose to say anything yet, but it's coming in January. Stay tuned!!!

Here are some recent layouts that I'm pretty proud of. You can see all the credits at my gallery at DST here: http://www.digishoptalk.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=138

My favorite picture of Anakin and Tristin...using some of Jen Wilson's yummy stuff:

Here's one that I really didn't want to do at first. I didn't like the photos but as I worked with it, I began to LOVE it. It's using the December kit by the Elements Team at SBB:
and some more yummy Jen Wilson stuff. Anakin lost his first tooth last week and a few days later his second. What fun memories!
And a fun layout about something that Anakin said. It was actually a conversation with me...but, I didn't include me asking him why? LOL! I will have to say here (because I didn't in my credits) that it was David's idea to take the picture like this. I, of course, took it...LOL! Trish Jones' stuff is rockin' here! Love that paper...and I'm pretty proud of the shadowing on this one.
There is a layout that I will be doing soon...we're taking the boys caroling for the first time this year. Carrie Stephen's kit "Celebrazione" is just too amazing. I love those little carolers there. I seriously can't wait to use it! So, watch for that. :) Oh, here's the link: http://www.fishscraps.com/Store/index.php?main_page=document_product_info&cPath=65&products_id=417


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