December 19 07

have you all heard the news about Britney Jamie Lynn Spears?? You might want to make a pit-stop over here today to check it out. it’s a big one, folks.

we are officially in duffle bag hell right now. My kids are great travelers. and by great, i mean ‘really, really beastly’. They scream, they whine, they cry, they are constantly hungry and the snacks i bring are never the right ones, they can’t agree on a movie, it’s a pleasure, really. So we, like geniuses, decided not only to fly to atlanta for our yearly family chrismukah festivities, we decided to save some money and DRIVE to Buffalo, spend the morning there, and then FLY on to the Atlanta. genius i tell you.

saving grace…

mmm…can you say homemade reese cups?? mmm….

and not to mention the spoilage…also known as ‘Grammy gives us ice cream for dinner’…

the cousins…



and this years’ 2007 picture will include a new addition to the family, my niece who i’ve yet to meet, Evangeline.

seeing my sister…who i so rarely get to see…

and have a mentioned the loot?


i’m looking forward to my time off from work…things have been crazy lately between trying to find a read-aloud (still) that’s for grade 5 and multicultural and is action-based and has a male protagonist, and is pretty recent, but isn’t too well-known (i’m taking recommendations, if anyone should have any)…and finding obscure pictures in strange places…i still have a million things to get done before Christmas…and i’m sure my nanny is looking forward to having the next couple weeks off (AND she’s so graciously agreed to housesit for us. she’s awesome)

don’t worry…i’ll be posting from Atlanta…both here and on Juice.

wish us luck! (we are gonna need it)

  1. (if y’all want to comment, uncheck the CommentLuv checkbox below)

    Have fun! (well, as much fun as you can have under those circumstances…)

    Enjoy the spoilage. Maybe you’ll get another iPod or Coach purse?


    Comment by SciFi Dad on December 19, 2007
  2. oy .. driving to Buffalo first? It’s true you save $$ .. but, do you save your sanity LOL.

    MMM.. those reese’s cups look amazing .. do you have a recipe??

    Enjoy your trip!


    Comment by Sarah on December 19, 2007
  3. re: commentluv…is that why i had so few comments yesterday?? hmmm. well, i deactivated it…i guess it was a bust…


    Comment by ali on December 19, 2007
  4. The drive to Buffalo isn’t too bad. You almost drive right past my door :)
    And – the Buffalo airport is way calmer than Pearson so in the end you’ll be happy. I suggest investing in gravol and earplugs.
    But, it sounds like a fun trip once you get there.


    Comment by Laural on December 19, 2007
  5. That Spears story, can’t even comment because I start and a little vomit arrives in my mouth. Great role models is all I can muster.

    However those cups and those children, edible in two entirely different ways.


    Comment by girl on December 19, 2007
  6. The Spears mom must be SO PROUD righ now…
    My kids travel like yours, but they also add throwing up every five minutes into the mix. It’s a jolly vomitapalooza! So we don’t go ANYWHERE.


    Comment by Rebecca on December 19, 2007
  7. Those reese cups look soo amazing! Have fun in Atlanta. I love it there. My dad lives about 10 minutes outside the city.


    Comment by manda on December 19, 2007
  8. have an awesome trip!! and good luck!! :)


    Comment by Tova on December 19, 2007
  9. Wow good luck! Might I suggest benedryl? ;-)

    And yes, I tried to comment yesterday, but couldnt.


    Comment by Miss on December 19, 2007
  10. The PB cups look beyond yummy…but really it’s the counter space that has my heart pumping!


    Comment by Clink on December 19, 2007
  11. gorgeous kids! have fun, and omg, your mom’s kitchen is about as big as my whole first floor.


    Comment by kgirl on December 19, 2007
  12. cute photos!!

    omg… so much chocolate.. YUM!! she’s awesome for making that many!


    Comment by Bronnie on December 19, 2007
  13. PLEASE, PLEASE post the homemade reece’s cup recipe!!!! I’ll owe ya!!!!!



    Comment by FENICLE on December 19, 2007
  14. Have a great trip, and travel safe!


    Comment by Cynthia on December 19, 2007
  15. Totally wishing you luck and safe travels.




    Comment by Angella on December 19, 2007
  16. Your Mom’s kitchen makes me wet my pants a bit it’s that hot.

    As for JLSpears? Well … if Hannah Montana annoucnes she’s pregnant, I’m going to get rid of my TV.


    Comment by Chantal on December 19, 2007
  17. Good Luck with the trip!

    PS. I rented season 1 of 30 Rock. That IS funny! My hubby and I were laughing our asses off! Thanks for the tip!


    Comment by Ruby on December 20, 2007
  18. It’s been a while and holy moly, that’s a lot of chocolatey goodness! Maybe you should send some to JL Spears to cheer her up. :)


    Comment by Emily on December 20, 2007
  19. I agree with the driving part-way part. Then it’s just you and your family, so you can scream at them, make horrific sounding threats, etc. When you are flying you have to try to sound all good-motherish and make those faces that clearly tell the other passengers that they are NEVER like this!

    I think your husband must have read that thing about marrying a girl whose Mom is still gorgeous…because yours is…so you will age well!!!

    Your sister looks a little like a young Kyra Sedgwick…the Kyra I like, not the one who irritates me because of the bad southern accent.


    Comment by Di on December 20, 2007
  20. Ok .. i have another question about the Reese’s (besides asking again pretty please for the recipe ..please Ali’s mommy??!!)
    Just how MANY people eat all of those? There are enough for a small army!


    Comment by Sarah on December 20, 2007
  21. OMG. That first picture is amazing… We don’t get pb cups over here in New Zealand very easily, but when we do… MMmm


    Comment by Leaf, probably... on December 20, 2007
  22. [...] Breakfasts are big, lunches are big, and dinners are big. add about 45 pounds of Carnegie Deli cheesecake, some pumpkin pie and some reese cups, and well, are you starting to get the idea? Southerners don’t know how to eat light. it starts with biscuits and gravy and eggs and pancakes and all the fixin’s….and end with a nightly run to starbucks for a latte. it never ever stops. [...]

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  23. Must post Reeses recipe!


    Comment by Steph on December 21, 2007
  24. Was she making them for ALL the elves or what???


    Comment by Aimee Greeblemonkey on December 29, 2007
  25. It’s amaising how kids so cute could be bad travelers

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