Saturday, December 31, 2011

see you next year!

Love love love that.  never gets old and ALWAYS makes me laugh!

[New years resolutions kind stress me out.....I think we should be content and happy where God has placed us for the time being BUT I do always think that there are things that can be improved or changed]

so instead of bogging resolutions I have made a few GOALS for 2012:

1. the serious more books.  With a focus on the christian living section.
2. Make soft pretzels
3. go to Dennys! :)
4.  train for either a race or a bike
5. make stuffed chicken breast
6. one day one day.  hit navy pier!
7. try to eat less sugar [mostly likely to fail :) ha]

With that being said 2011 has been a good year.  I can not say it enough but I am truly blessed!  and this year had no exceptions!

Here are a few pictures to wrap out some great things in 2011! [In chronological order]

Starting the year out with this little man Benjamin Scott

Also started dating this wonderful man [and went to lady gaga!]

[vacationed with miss gwen to VEGAS]

vacationed in the BVIs

meet another little peanut- lil

ran the riverbank 10k!

lots of hanging out with the BFF! including Backstreets

Visited Aoife in LONDON

lot of the summer doing this

trips to TC with the wonderful family

celebrated this fabulous day- congrats gwen and jim

visited sleeping bear

third year running of the Halloween race! 


Tonight we ring in the NEW YEAR!
Here we come 2012!!

Friday, December 30, 2011

NOT a law abiding citizen

Pardon me for the blurry picture [it is this dumb DARK morning still!]
anyway if you are an avid reader of the blog OR the guilty victim cough cough!...then you already know what it is of

A car
WITH the licence plate reading CEV 5476

You would think that this owner was
a. over 65
b. struggling to walk
c. or just willing to break the rules
ding ding ding c
She is guilty!!

Next Christmas....coal or a grandpa sweater to fit the persona!
welp unfortunately I won't being seeing this old fart til next year ;-)
so I will just have to save the razzing for then!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

look at the new hardware

on my counter!
Finally finally FINALLY
my very own beautiful kitchenaid mixer
merry merry Christmas to me from Jason

Some dream of a white Christmas
Now I am dreaming of all the yummy treats I can make!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

merry merry merry

Christmas morning!
Over the river and through the woods to my mothers house we go....

Christmas morning brunch:
Delicious...thanks mom!

followed by gifts!

toys toys and more toys!

thank these wonderful grandparents/parents

merry Christmas to me ha :)

hello so happy to meet again! [i pick out most of my gifts]

mr. peanut butter cups first Christmas

yes another picture

the family has arrived.  mr harry and miss lauren

the annual cousins picture

the three amigos

What a wonderful Christmas!  I am very thankful for a wonderful family and very thankful to be able to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

merry merry

Day one:
Dinner and many thoughtful gifts
Look at Jason's new PJ's: Full red suit!

Day Two:
The Annual Treat making with my mom and a grand tradition it is!
Carmel balls
Turtle cookies
Chocolate covered pretzels
Toffee crackers
and Peanut butter Trifle

and now there is one, one more sleep til Christmas!
Happy Christmas Eve!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

sista from another mister

ho ho ho....we celebrated K & B Christmas
The long awaited Trifle Bowl
Black Earrings and nonpareils

Ho Ho Ho
This is Santa Claus calling...
a sista from another mister wanted me to call
 leaving tacos for santa
feliz navidad!

The jolly fun started at work and was passed on and on throughout the day and night!
way to funny!! :)

three more sleeps until Christmas

Monday, December 19, 2011

holly jolly

Christmas Party:
red or green themed
lots of treats
funny game
Christmas music

A limited amount of pictures
Jeff in needle one point was grandma's ha

Hello cory and sarah [the new parents! and B, great hair!
good thing we got our feet in
J's new shoes
and my christmas socks :)
It was a great night celebrating with friends
Now less then a week away from the big day!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

the new boy in town

Welcome to the world mr. cutie pie andrew
We were able to meet him last week and visit with his wonderful mom
what a little peanut!
Congrats KP! 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

the box arrived

holding this treasurer
the most sought after Christmas treat by MES employees
it is anticipated
and it is FINALLY here
the infamous Christmas Kringle!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

family photo session

The Lipinski Family Christmas Card

The Verpinski Family Christmas card
[Stuffed dog is a must in every good Christmas photo!]

The Benjamin skeptical of Santa card
[i would be too, look at him. Where is his hat???]

Monday, December 12, 2011

photo booths galore

and funny ones no less!
How about two plush velvet chairs and a stuffed dog?!
or two presents to jump out of!
or prom style snowflake theme!?

that was just the tip of the iceberg of the fun at Betsy's work Christmas party!
Thanks B for letting me be in on it all

Not only a fabulous dinner and beautiful decorations....

BUT also a room dedicated to arcade games, pizza, and CULVERS ice cream

AND Mercy Me
Bebo Norman
Two hilarious comedians

AND servers walking around with trays filled with mini dessert!
WOW yeah, that was a good Christmas Party!