We survived wal-mart.

But we are very VERY tired!

We aren't giving up yet.

The mall is our next stop...

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*Black Friday*

Will I make it out alive???

Tune in as I go into a whirlwind of CRAZY shoppers and WILD sales.

What I bought, which stores I went to, which I hated, which had the best deals and pics galore... At least I'll try.

I'm going to sleep now as I just got out of work at 1130 pm and will soon be hearing my phone go off at around 2 am.


Better hit the hay.

Until next time on: BLACK FRIDAY!

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What I am thankful for:

(In no special order...)

•my dad: for showing me who I can be and that hard work really pays off in the end; without my dad I don't know how I would be able to be the woman I am today and he should know I will always love him forever. (Yes I am a daddy's girl: can't lie)
•my bf Kev: because he is one of the few people who actually can make me laugh, feel better when I am down, ground me when I'm flying in fifty different directions; he should deserve all the love I can give him for how much he has done for me these past few years. (I love you sweetie and yes he is the one...)
•all of my family (including Kev's fam): for supporting me and loving me as I am; we have had our big ups, downs, sideways, and backwards; yet I wouldn't trade any of you for the world; you are worth more than gold to me; and to Kev's fam I hope to be an 'official' fam member sometime in the not so distant future (I figure Kev and I are almost together four years what's another four or six???)
•Odie: for bringing joy like no other puppy has given me; he is a true, loyal friend of Kev and I; if he could live forever that would be great; yet we all know forever is never guaranteed but may he give us many laughs, smiles, petting time as he and all of us get older; he will always hold a great place in my heart and will NEVER EVER be forgotten (I won't let it happen as I have dozens of cute pics of him: especially of him cuddled in his new comfy bed!)
•my girl friends (you know who you are): if I had never met any of you I would never become the person I am today and the person I will grow to be as you each teach me something new about myself when we get together and when hours go by when we think it's only been a few minutes since we sat down with our first drinks. You have all seen me in my weakest times and I have seen you in yours, yet our friendship continues to get stronger as the years go by, and I am so grateful to say you are my friends. There are only a few people in this world (such as girl friends) that you tell those embarrassing tales of high school, college memories, work, boyfriends/fiances/husbands, and personal tragedies. Thank you all for being there for me and I hope that you all can keep coming to me with anything; let it be something small as a car ride to the grocery store or something for life by letting me be the godmother of your children (no pressure to those of you who are married/engaged... Ha ha...). I love you all and thank my lucky stars for having you in my life; I consider you a part of my never-ending-extended family.
•mami juanita: I made a "deal" with God a few years ago (when my late grandma passed away) that if he let me see my only living grandma only a few more times I would be able to accept him taking her away from us; not only has he kept that promise, but he's given me the most fantastic memories and many years of her coming to visit us; I thank God that he has given me that opportunity which I did not have with my other grandma; it's ok though because I have fond memories (even though they are distant and few) of my grammy, I love them both; I am grateful for having the best grandmothers a little girl can have; Te amo mami juani y mami magita!
•the roof over my head (and that's also thanks to my wonderful dad): I know there are so many people that are out there right now who are freezing and starving plus no bed to lie on; thank you God for my blessed home.
•my education: as the economy keeps dwindling and failing, there are many people (not only teenagers fresh out of high school) who cannot afford a college education; I was lucky enough to have supporting family (my dad especially) and thank the heavens for good financial aid; without my education I don't know what would have become of me; I know there are many who can make it without a four year degree or two year degree but I think that in my own personal opinion I need education to get me farther; also being a hard worker helps: which I hope in the end I will become a successful RN, BSN come next years holiday season.
•my job(s): again there are many people who are without jobs but I have one that is not very "stable" yet it allows me to work and pay my bills; I thank my employer for giving me the opportunity to see many interesting and heart wrenching cases; one of the reasons I want to become a nurse is to be able to give the patient some comfort while they are in the hospital setting and give myself some more experience to be able to become a great nurse when I finish nursing school.

Well as I have said before I love every person and am thankful for them as I write about them here.

I love you all.

God Bless, don't stuff yourself too much, and have a GREAT THANKSGIVING!

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*Santa is here*

And is waiting patiently for children to come.

These decorations at our local mall are GORGEOUS!


I forgot about the tree! It's huge!
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Fw: *Toys R Us*

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Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2008 04:29:03
Subject: *Toys R Us*

We like to have fun - we're kids at heart.

I mean we're only 22!

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*The Disney Store*

Continuing our tradition of being goofy kids.

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"It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart."

Found this inspiring in a mug at B&N.

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*"America's Favorite Family": The Gosselin's; and their book 'Multiple Blessings'*

I absolutely LOVE THIS FAMILY! Hence one of the reasons I bought this lovely magazine. I looked all over for it (since their episode aired about this cover page).

I give them all the props of the world because they have a HUGE family, they are still together (jon and kate), their show is nothing but love, and the best of all: they keep it real with tough love.

If there was one family I would like to join for the holidays it would be them (other than my own of course!). They have adorable, intelligent kids; a beautiful home; a wonderful marriage; and the patience of many saints.

Not sure if their book 'Multiple Blessings' is out yet but that will definitely be one that I have to read.

I'm going to see if I can get their shows season 1 and 2 for xmas.. Maybe even season 3. Those dvd's would be great to have. They always put a smile on my face when I see an episode on TLC. =)

Plus how gorgeous is Kate and all her kids?

If I'm right these are them (the pic from inside the magazine): {going L to R}
Kate, Leah (on Kate's lap), Collin, Alexis (on the high chair •i love her name•), Hannah (behind Leah), Joel (on Jon's lap), Jon, Aaden (in front of Mady), Mady (or Madelyn) and of course Cara.

When I saw that they get nasty e-mails criticizing them for having better perks (like going to NYC or Utah - pretty much for free) or how they do their parenting that gets me mad. They are blessed enough to be able to go here and there or have what they have. They work hard as a family and I know that trying to raise 8 growing kids with different personalities and likes is hard! I mean I have no kids of my own but I sometimes can't even keep up with my cousins little ones or my bf's nieces and nephews.

All I can say is that I hope God keeps blessing them with all great things. I really need to catch up on the past few weeks of episodes. Probably after my final in Dec.

From what I know they had been giving new episodes Monday nights at 9pm.
Keep a look out for their book 'Multiple Blessings' (I know I will!) And as soon as I get it/read it I will update here.


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*Enjoying your life; and the way you look*

As I sit here and read this article in GOOD HOUSEKEEPING I completely agree with this author.

She writes what a lot of people should know about the truth of dieting and really being happy with your life, how you look and what you do.

"Two years of dieting and the end result is that you lose 10 pounds and gain back four? Hmm. There's gotta be a better way to spend your time.

"There is. It's called: Live the life you have. Love the body you got. (This is not the same thing as: Give up and binge.)

"Part of the reason that diets don't work is that when we are obsessively focused on how much we weigh, we are not focused on doing what we love or on loving what we love. We are thinking about what we will look like when we lose weight. We are spending our days counting calories or fat grams, as if we have forever to be alive, forever to turn to what we truly love.
"Every one of us has a terminal illness: It's called life. Although we want to believe that death only happens to other people, it only takes a second or two to realize that the D word is going to happen to us, too. A car accident. A serious illness. An iffy mammogram. Suddenly, it's our life that's at stake. Our life whose stitches are numbered. (Because they are. You just don't know what the number is.)"
~Geneen Roth~
Visit her website at:

Read the rest of the article on the November issue of GOOD HOUSEKEEPING.

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*cute singing penguin*

Sings and dances.

How adorable is this???

My adoration for penguins continues...

If you know of any more cute penguin stuff: send me the link...

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¤Quick dry nail polish¤

Wonder if this works...
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¤holy makeup set¤

Now this is a lot of makeup in one.

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¤Bring on the decorating¤

I might just start early like everyone else. . . Although I wanna keep my tradition.

Eh... Some hard choices here...

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¤Love for Dollar General¤

I'm about to go to DG for some of these lovely xmas things.

I mean only $1 for boxes of ornaments? $5 for a wreath?

Yep. My kind of deals.

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¤You had me at hello¤

I got this picture so good...

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¤am I glad I got called off from work for four hours?¤

Heck yeah!

Or else I would have missed seeing Ellen {with Beyonce performing}.

Next at four is Oprah.

What a tuesday really should be like!

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They have to do every different kind of monolopy huh?

I would actually buy this one because I absolutely love the beatles.

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«Keeping warm in my fluffy robe»

Thanks to my wonderful friend Lauren for giving me this awesome fluffy robe for xmas the one year.

I love it... Even after all this time.

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«Look at what I started»

YAY! I actually started the fire on my own. I'm so proud of myself.

I love this fireplace.
It came with my house and we just started using it. Haha!

{We've been living here for 3 years now}

We'll see if its better {economically} when the electric bill gets here.

I'm thinking instead of putting up a xmas tree and decorating that, I'll just buy ornaments for around my fireplace.

We'll see...


{I usually don't put up my decorations until dec. 6th so I have some time to decide what I'm going to do decoration wise. If you already put your tree or ornaments up yay! You're getting me more in the mood for decorating - plus it gives me more ideas for my decorations.}
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Jerry Maguire

Cannot stop watching this movie! I love it. Its probably the fifth time I've seen it the past two weeks.
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Engagement ring of sorts.

If he was for real:
I would have said yes!
My bf is so funny yet does cute things like that. I now have this lovely ring hanging from my rear view mirror.

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My delicious pizza

Tons of cheese + peppers + stuffed crust (my idea) = one good looking pizza!
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Bad news...

Given to loved ones with these lovely post cards.


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consolation prize

What I get to take home.
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destroyed it

Six people, one turkey, lots of sides.

SOOOO good!
I still have some room for dessert...
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turkey time early


I was told to be at my grandfather's at 130pm for a lunch.
Didn't expect to be eating turkey!!!
Hmmm! Haven't eaten all day... So I'll be devouring every last bite!

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Get your groove on, Grandma!

I REALLY hope this uploads and you can see it!

This video equals one word = AWESOME!

Thanks to i suwanne for having it on her post and glad I can spread the joy on my blog as well!

Lipstick Jungle

Just finished watching Thursdays episode of Lipstick Jungle and wow!
Like many other fans I think I am shocked that Nikko wants to keep this baby.
I mean it's not hers and she is going to be giving up sooo much including Kirby.
Poor Kirby - will he be left out and go away or will he stick around?

Plus Wendy got stumped by her hubby asking to have another baby!
I guess it really is true when they say people just want to have babies when they are around them. It just seems to happen a lot.

Speaking about pregnant women - they are EVERYWHERE!!!

I cannot tell you how many pregnant women I see everyday (that I go out anyway!) especially at work. There has to be at least 3 women doctors and 1 physical therapist that is preggers! I guess the water is being infested with pregnancy magic like it has been in Hollywood.

This Christmas

I just finished watching 'This Christmas' and absolutely loved it!!!

I wanted to see it last year (when it came out) but I never got the chance to catch it on the big screen.

*Gotta love getting free movies for three months! I love it!*

If you like a movie that is funny, filled with laughter, tough love, drama, and family centered this is the right movie for the holiday season!

It's going to be added to my wish list of movies. And I will try to watch this every year with many of my other favorite holiday season movies like 'Serendipity' (big romantic here), 'Elf' (a must!), and many more that I cannot think of for some reason!

Oh wait - it's 2 am and I have to be up before 8 am. Definitely worth staying up and seeing 'This Christmas' though.

What are the movies you like to see during the holiday season?


*Before today, I was definitely not in the christmas spirit. But after going out shopping for family and seeing all the decorations up I am feeling it! I love this time of year.*

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awesome gas prices!

I am so happy gas prices finally went down!!! Yay! Lowest its ever been in almost three years.
Although I still remember gas price was once $0.99/gallon! THAT was awesome!

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wal-mart trips are fun

Couple of cute things we saw at wal-mart.

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imitating olsen pout

Do I do it good enough as the Olsen twins???
Supposedly they say prune before gettin their pic taken!
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Hmmm cinnabon

My bf and I totally tore into this yummy cinnabon!
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