Saturday, July 25, 2009

It's July:)

Happy Christmas in July EVERYONE...Don't know what I am talking about?

Join us for a blog party!

Click the picture and read all about it, but make sure you come back for present time!! Make sure you check out Maggi's Blog for a list of anothers celebrating Christmas and I hear Maggi has a GREAT giveaway this morning:)

Joining the party? Grab a seat, your favorite winter PJs and blankie, some snowman poop, a big tall glass of milk and be quiet cause we are watching:

We watch this movie every year with Chris's mom. We also watch a Christmas Story and Elf. Three of our favorite Christmas movies. But, of course you have to watch the classic!

I look forward to this show every year. Even though I have it on DVD, I still watch it when they air it on TV. It's like being a kid ALL over again!

Since getting married we have made many new traditions during Christmas time each year. We always put a Christmas tree up in the basement living room and in the family room upstairs! It takes a lot of work, but it is so well worth it! Unfortunately I have no pictures of our trees. I don't know why we don't, but we don't. Something I will definitly have to work on this year!

Christmas Eve is my mother in laws birthday, so we always spend the morning with her and the evening with my family, my two brothers, my sister in law, my other brothers girlfriend, Chris, mom, dad, and myself have a nice dinner at mom and dads and then open up gifts from one another.

Then we get to Christmas day and we are in trouble! We go to Chris moms, Chris' dads, my grandmas, my great grandmas, and then back to Chris' moms. Needless to say we are whipped by the time Christmas day is over!

Some of my very favorite Christmas traditions are trading stockings. We always do stockings with each other, Chris' mom, and Chris' dad. It is so much fun! I love doing it. It is my absolute favorite Christmas gifts ever. They are always little things like lipgloss, candy, jewelry, and other small gifts like this, but it is just so fun to see what will be in your stocking!

Chris and I make snowman poop every year as well. I am sure many of you have had it. It' s very simple to make. You may also know it as puppy chow.

To Make:

You need;
9 cups Corn Chex®, Rice Chex®, Wheat Chex® or Chocolate Chex® cereal (or combination)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1.Into large bowl, measure cereal; set aside.
2.In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag.
3.Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

Another Christmas Tradition we have each year is going to our friends Dirty Santa Party. Of course you eat until you just can't eat anymore. SO, of course you have to have a great appetizier to take with you! And here is my favorite! Sausage Puffs

To Make:

You Need;

2-8oz packages of cream cheese

1-Ib. Sausage OR 1/2 Ib of sausage and 1/2 Ib. of spicey sausage
2- Packages of Cresent Rolls.

1. Let the cream cheese sit out at room temperture.
2. Brown Sausage.
3. Mix sausage and cream cheese.
4. Cut each cresent rool in half.
5.Place a spoon of sausage and cream cheese on the cresent roll.

6. Roll the cresent roll up.
7. Place on cookie sheet.
8. Bake according to the insructions on the cresent roll can!

These are the yummiest sausage appetiziers you will EVER have! I love them:)

Christmas is Chris and I's favorite time of the year. We love hanging lights outside, putting up trees, buying gifts, wrapping gifts, giving to others, and most importnantly spending time with each other and our families.

This Christmas will be very special, but not as special as next Christmas. Becuase of the NEW addition that will soon be joining to our family:) Didn't click on the link...OK here are a few more hints...

STILL didn't get the hint?

OK let me just tell you!!!



I am beyond excited! Writing this post just makes me think of all the NEW traditions we will start with our family and all the old traditions we will carry on with our family. I just want to pee in my pants thinking about Chris sharing Christmas morning with our new little bundle of joy:) At Christmas time I will surely have ALL kinds of crafty things to share so COME back and see!

And Christmas isn't Christmas without some giving! So, how about a little Christmas scrapbooking stash to giveaway. I am sure I have some Christmas things I can give away and I can also make you some cute little cricut Christmas cuts to add in there!

To enter:

1. Leave a comment!

2. Follow my blog and leave a comment telling me you do so!

3. Visit at least 3 other Christmas in July Parties today and leave a comment telling me something fun you found on your visits today!

A will draw for a winner on Sunday night after all the Christmas festitivities have died down a little!

Merry Christmas to all and to all a GOODNIGHT!


Cindy said...

merry christmas in july to you and congrats! :D

snowman poop is one of my favs btw!

i am following your blog now and i have visited many lovely blogs today with lovely retro family photos, cats dressed up in christmas hats (my personal fav!), and tons of delicious christmas cookies! :)

Traci said...

WOW! That is great news!! Congratulations!!

We LOVE our stocking time, too! So much fun. I can't wait to try the dish with cream cheese. YUM!!

Lemondrop Marie said...

Congrats! I love Charlie Brown specials, Christmas and the Great Pumpkin most of all. I am a librarian and this year we celebrated his birthday! (I can't remember, I think he was 58)
Merry Christmas!

Pigtails and Puppydogs said...

Congrats! I am following your other blog too! Pregnancy and mommyhood are so much fun!

Tammy said... brought tears to my eyes. God bless you and your sweet bundle!! And I LOVE Chrostmas Vacation!!!! Merry Christmas!!

laterg8r said...

congrats on the new baby!!!! so awesome. i have visited almost everyone's blog already today - excited about xmas it's true! i saw great tableware (christmas china), dressed up dogs and cats, tons of recipe's (fave is the mice), and lots of decorations (some rival martha stewart for sure). hope you are having a great time at the party!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your pregnancy! Wonderful!

Nora Johnson said...

Dear Blogpal!
First of all, CONGRATS! Secondly, merry Christmas in July! Next, thanks so much for your lovely comment at my place and just to let you know you are included in this once-in-a-lifetime random draw on July 31st for such a coveted Christmas in July giveaway!! But can’t stop now any longer unfortunately ‘cos got to visit the 60 odd other participants and other visitors!

Have enjoyed my visit to your gorgeous site! Have a wonderful Christmas in July holiday and see you again soon!


Maggi said...


I came in from the warm and sun,
To find that Christmas has begun!

Christmas is going to take on a whole different meaning for you now that you'll have a little one of your own! Congrats girl, I am so incredibly happy for you! Thanks for the recipes, yum yum! Christmas Vacation is one of our favorites too!

I have been to so many parties today and have been having an amazing time! The egg nog, bourbon balls (you can't have them now that you're knocked up ;) and Santa everywhere! ho ho ho!

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Rest of Your Year!

Molly said...

Merry Christmas in July! And congratulations on your wonderful news!

Kids really make Christmas for me and I have two to go all out for this year (not mine, but close enough that doesn't really matter)

Thanks for having us by for treats and movies!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas in July! Just stopping by from Maggi's. And Congrats! :)

<3 Gina

Anonymous said...

AWWWW the best present ever! Congratulations! You will get to see christmas through the eyes of a child all over again! Yay!!

You have some good family traditions going on-i am totally right there with you on the more than one tree thing-we have themed trees all over the house, so much that i start sneaking stuff out on veterans day weekend just to get organized!

Again, Merrryyyy Christmas and Congrats!'
xoxoxoxox Rhonda roo

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

Great post and congratulations to you! Have a very Merry Christmas in July!!


Jackie said...

Congrats!!! Merry Christmas in July :)

Michelle said...

Merry Christmas in July and CONGRATULATIONS!!! What an exciting Christmas present. :) I love your traditions, especially the stocking tradition. :) Oh and those are two of some of my favorite Christmas movies. Another one for me is Fred Claus. I can watch these movies even when it's not Christmas!

Have fun Christmas hopping!!



Bella said...

Wow, congratulations! What wonderful news to share at Christmastime (even if it is in July- LOL). Enjoyed my visit - and I watch A Charlie Brown Christmas every year, too. Love it. :) Stop by for a visit any time.
~Bella (Beauty Does Matter)

40sfemme said...

Merry Christmas and Congratulations! That's definitely the best present I can think of!
I have never heard of snowman poop before! The recipe looks delicious, even if the name isn't the most appetizing ;)
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night

printersdevil said...

Wonderful CIJ party. I am finally getting to make the rounds. I did a quick check on my party and visited with guests there, so please excuse me if I missed you. I will be back home later to mingle some more. Right now, I am trying to fit in all the blog parties. This is such fun!!!!!

LOve the snowman poop. I have had snowman soup before with the hot choc, but not this. TFS the recipe.

Congratulations, what a great gift. I found out that I was pregnant with my son, just the day before Christmas eve. We wrapped a little doll and gave it to both sets of parents.

I have visited all the blogs so far. LOL, nothing else has been accomplished. I am not a scapper, but have just bought some basic things to start, so am very interested in all of you at Maggi's party and the creativity that is here.

Let's see things I have found today. I found two posts with pink Christmases that I loved. Her Hillbilly Highness had some wonderful ideas of things that I am going to make this year. I loved all the various advent calendar ideas that were seen. One was only a photo to illustrate (in about the second party from the top) but was a huge felt tree that was on the wall with pockets for the gifts. I loved it. Another showed an advent calendar in a hanging shoe hanger. I am going to make Advent Calendars for my DS new family. She is moving to Nebraska and I want something special to send. I also have gathered some fab recipes from bourbon balls, deviled eggs with green chiles, pralines, a fab sounding corn casserole and lots and lots of holiday cheer and cyber friendship.
I will be back to visit and signed up as a follower.

Merry Christmas in July from Texas!

Maureen said...

Oh wonderful news! Blessings to you and your family!

HiHo said...

very exciting news!!!
So many new friends today, like gifts on Christmas...HiHoHo, Heidi

Danielle said...

Congratulations!! Merry Christmas!

Dustjacket Attic said...

WOW ... Congratulations.

Happy Christmas in July too!

I watch Christmas Vacation every year too. lol

xxx DJ

yyam said...

Merry X'mas and congrats on becoming a mommy-to-be!

yyam said...

Merry X'mas and congrats on becoming a mommy-to-be!

Shalee- Be Speechless said...

Congrats!! Thank you for the love on my SITS day!

GypsyFox said...

OMG what a lovely post, this is by far the best post, because of your lovely news, CONGRATULATIONS! I have visited most of the parties, since I am particiating :)..I am following you honey! xoxo

GypsyFox said...

snowman poop sounds good.. I am following you! xoxo

Kim said...

Merry Julymas & congrats!!! Babies are sooooo sweet. I loved you post. I'm totally in the Christmas mood now after visiting everyone's post. It's too late to remember specifics. But there are some neat traditions, great old photos, great recipes, fabulous tablescapes, some crafts, etc. Everything we need for Christmas.

Hayley G said...

Congratulations! Merry Christmas in July to you!!

Wow..only three things? I'm a die harder, I have to visit all the blogs. I've seen some amazing table decor, some very cool crafts with moss, lots of egg nog recipes, some stamping tutorials, layouts and lots of movie clips!

I'm definitely going to follow your blog!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Mele Kalikimaka! Maligayang Pasko!

Congratulations! Such an exciting "Christmas news" to share with all your party guests:o)

I'm so glad that I was able to make it...finally getting around to all the parties.

Please include me in your giveaway...

(not sure if we leave one comment for each chance?)
I have visited quite a number of others, but still have more to go... i have found fun & fabulous fotos, ridiculously-yummy recipes, sweet stories, creative crafts...vilarious videos (ok, I was trying to do the whole alliteration thingy, but got stumped with the letter "v").

oh, yes also do give your MIL a happy birthday, Christmas eve greeting :o) We have my hubby, our younger daughter and my bday all in Dec :o)

Blessings & Aloha!
Thank you for stopping by my family’s Christmas memory party :o)

My Big Mouth said...

Congrats on the pregnancy!!!
I love Puppy Chow,we always make it here.
Merry Christmas!

Scrappy Girl said...

Congrats! Oh that so little ones make Christmas so much better! So many memories to make.

Scrappy Girl said...

I am following ya!

Scrappy Girl said...

I am on my way to almost visiting EVERYONE on the list! I have loved some of the recipes I have found AND I love the toilet paper tube snowflakes I learned to make! Merry CIJ!

Julia said...

yay!! congrats!!! so so so happy for you guys! what a special year this will be!

Suzanne said...

Wow!!!! Congratulations on your big news!!! Sorry I'm late visitng but Merry Christmas in July anyway.

daylily777 said...

Congratulations on your big news ! God Bless you & Your Husband. Merry Christmas in july ! I am still visiting parties and you are invited to visit mine.