Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas Day 2009

We had another wonderful Christmas at Chicklet and Pops house and it was special since it will be the last Christmas gathering there... :( sniff.. sniff.. Anyhoo... My sister Lori will take up the honors next year, with lots of our help since she has the biggest place for all of us crazies..

Lori's famous salad.

Food.. well what's left of it.. It was all yummy and Chick's lasagna was a big hit..

The grab gifts..

Sage.. AKA.. Freak of nature.. LOL

Barb and her sweet little fur baby Sage..

Christmas 2009 came and went very quickly.. More pictures and a video below..


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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas morning 2009

Another Christmas morning came and went. I had another nice morning opening up presents with Joe and my sons. It was great to have them all under the same roof at one time. It doesn't happen very often these days..

Ping with her new squeaky ball.

Zoe was pugxausted.

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Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Eve 2009

Crazy Christmas Eve at the Berg's house...

Christmas love is in the air with BIL BFF'S.

3 Dogs a begging.

1 Dog attacking a present.. Go Jackie go!!

Chick, Pops and Star

The appetizers.

Seany boy.

Fun conversation.

Presents to open.

We even had one of Santa's reindeer.

All and all we had another great Christmas Eve even though some of our usual family attendants were not there.. My middle son Patrick that came later that night and my sister Dawn and her family were out of town this Christmas.. Check out all the other pictures and crazy video below..

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Christophers Graduation Dec 18, 2009

My oldest son Christopher graduated from the School Of Massage Therapy in our area. The ceremony was small and quite and at a very grand hotel and spa. Joe, myself and my parents were able to attend. Congratulations Christopher!!!!

Cool tree made out of gingerbread in the hotel.

The proud parents with Chris.. It was so cold in the hotel we didn't want to take out coats off quite yet.

The graduating class


At last!

Little video


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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas decorating and Pugs.

Well it's about that time this year. I am not a big fan of decorating and shopping and all of the things that go along with the holiday as I used to be. It takes me awhile of pushing and shoving to get myself going. Yesterday we finally took the minimal decorations down that I put up every year. Two table top trees, one comes right out of the box fully decorated.. Now that is Christmas to me.. :) The other is a small fiber optic one that really only looks good at night when it's lit up. You can't hang decorations off of it because it would interfere with the way the fiber optic light shines on the branches. I am thinking of purchasing a little bigger one for the table that comes with lights on it and I can put some of my special decorations on it that have been packed away for years. All of the other decorations came out of a few boxes. I must admit it was quick, simple and made me feel better after it was done. I do enjoy the sparkle that Christmas lights and decorations bring to the home since I am all about glitter and bling. I think I will look into a set of white twinkling lights to put up inside my house all year long like you see in special gift shops.

My little pre-decorated tree. :)

Upstairs coffee table. I thought I would experiment with a wreath and placing a bunch of small loose ornamental balls on top of it.

End table

My downstairs family room.

Last but not least.. We cannot forget my fur babies.

Sleeping Ping Beauty.

Zoe starring as the little Shepard girl.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Having fun with Jib Jab's

I have the day off today and had some fun with Jib Jab this morning. These are some I did for free. I am contemplating opening up an account for 12 dollars a year..

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Joe and I enjoying one of our movie nights.. The only thing different is the popcorn is in my lap.. :)

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Family snow ball fight..

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Joe and I at the Olympics

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Happy Birthday Joe!

Happy Birthday Joe!

To a wonderful husband a great father and one of the best friends a girl could ever want..

Love, Tammy

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sage November 29, 2009

My brother and his wife got a new fur baby. His name is Sage and he is a Havanese. The breed is supposed to be non shedding and great for people who have allergies. He is so tiny right now and looks like a little puff ball.


Sage and his mommy.. My SIL Barb.


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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

Thanksgiving was enjoyable this year. We missed our son Patrick but our other two sons were here along with my mom and dad. I cooked the meal and my mom brought her famous french meat and potato stuffing, hors d’oeuvres and a pumpkin and apple pie. I for some reason took no food pictures except for the pies. I guess when you are hosting you are too busy to take many pictures. The meal went smooth without a hitch and some of the things I did this year I plan on repeating next year. This was my first year of wrapping my butterball turkey with bacon. I saw it on TV a week before and new I wanted to try it. I ended up with a very moist and yummy turkey. I also took stove top stuffing and doctored it up with sauteed chopped onions and celery. It was also moist and delicious. I made home made mashed potatoes and some very sweet Birds Eye corn that I popped in the microwave. I had also prepared my famous broccoli casserole the night before. I have to make this dish at every holiday and most picnics due to requests. I even made an extra casserole for my son Sean to take back to Massachusetts for him and his brother who was not here.

I took this picture with my timer.. It was the best I could do and we were hungry..

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Thanksgiving 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Zoe's Perch

Zoe often likes to perch herself on Joe after I get up and feed her and Ping thier morning breakfast. Poor Joe, he gets no respect.. LOL