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  • September 29, 2017 at 4:02 pm #719318

    Love reading all these traditions! I also love the dog treat hiding thing you do on Easter @ Veritek33! I might have to start something like that since my kids are to old for finding easter eggs.

    We are not a religious household either. Growing up mom and dad would take all 4 of us kids driving around looking at Christmas lights which we started doing with our own girls. One year, we found a house that was totally decked out that had the lights playing to some Christmas music. Maybe mannheim steamrollers or transiberian orchestra. It was spectacular with the lights moving to the beats of the music.

    I too try to make cinnamon rolls for xmas day but sometimes don’t have the energy and now being at higher elevation…I haven’t found the magic formula. But before we moved my mom and I would get together and make a ton of Xmas candy for friends and family. I’d like to start that tradition with my girls. We’d make coconut balls and white chocolate dipped pretzels and lots of different cookies. Dinner is usually ham and turkey but last year made prime rib which might have to be a new tradition…it was sooooo good 🙂

    We don’t do a lot of gifts. But I love to do stocking stuffers. Some wrapped some not. I love digging down to the bottom. Growing up there was always an apple or orange at the bottom. We tried that for a while but quit doing it as no one really cared about the fruit haha.

    I also love games or watching movies. Going to the movies if there is something good out and I miss having a fireplace. So many memories!

    September 29, 2017 at 3:26 pm #719315

    @veritek33 – that is extremely rude! Glad you are moving on! And maybe you can say somethings in the exit interview if it won’t come back to haunt you.

    September 21, 2017 at 4:24 pm #717860

    @TheHizzy – I thought my kids would get easier as they got older too. And they did in some ways. But now it’s Adult Kid Problems (mostly). We have a 22 yo daughter who just can’t seem to get things together. Though she is starting vet tech school (part-time) in October. But she can’t seem to get a job. (she had a retail job but broke her foot at home and couldn’t work for a long while). She’s been looking/applying for 2-3 months! I’m really frustrated about that as that was the deal. She pay for her car/insurance and she can stay with us. Sigh…I don’t want her to be homeless and she does seem to have more direction now with school and all but she still needs to be able to pay her bills!

    Our other daughter is 17 and a senior in HS, so almost done with her. She is the opposite. Has had a job for a year and pays everything on time (we pay for her car and she pays the insurance). I know technically she isn’t an adult but acts more like one than her older sister.

    And these are our own kids! They fight like cats and dogs too..such different personalities…like night and day.
    I love them both but I really can’t wait to have the house to ourselves!
    Ok…end rant…sorry!

    September 20, 2017 at 4:29 pm #717707

    @Copa – OMG – that dog (and therefor your dog) is the cutest! No wonder you fell in love with him. I’m sure you know training takes time and of course there will be accidents. Glad you have a system with the neighbor, I’m sure that helps a lot! Our two dogs are older now but I remember puppy stage well. Our pug/Dotson mix took forever to potty train (like 4-5 months). Our schnauzer terrier mix only took about 2 weeks. I hope yours trains fast!

    September 20, 2017 at 3:28 pm #717691

    Congrats Veritek! So happy for you!

    @Copa – congrats on your puppy too! I don’t recall…what kind of pup? How are things going so far??

    June 9, 2017 at 4:08 pm #689958

    My MIL too keeps SO MUCH STUFF. In her dining room she had a corner that was piled nearly to the ceiling with…stuff (who knows what was really in it). She also can’t houseclean. It got so bad that we started asking to meet us for lunch/dinner instead of having her cook. My FIL used to not smoke in the house and now he does (though being on chemo I don’t know how he stomachs it). It’s just gross. Once, I asked my husband what his mom would think if we hired a house cleaner for her (as a one time thing to help her out) and he asked his dad to get his opinion and said she would be really offended. Oy, I’d love it if someone did that for me!

    April 28, 2017 at 4:22 pm #684083

    @CLeopatrajones – my parents never talked to me either. To counteract that – I started talking to my girls when they were like 12 or something. Much to my husbands chagrin. And I would tell them all kinds of things my husband thought were strange…I told him, yeah but your a guy. You basically didn’t have to worry about all of this stuff happening to you. And I had my first daughter at 20 because no one told me that I had to take the pill everyday…I took it just not everyday and oops…it doesn’t work like that.

    February 23, 2017 at 12:21 pm #674980

    @ktthat – Good luck meeting the parents! I can’t imagine meeting the parents the first time and staying with them for 4 days…Yikes! But I’m sure you’ll do great!

    I barely remember the first meeting of my husbands parents. Maybe I was so nervous I blocked it out? IDK. But, his dad was a teacher at the junior high I went to so I knew who he was (I didn’t have him as a teacher). Plus his brother is my age and we graduated from the same school, so I knew who his brother was already too. Weird.

    I’m 41 and have been married for 18 years so I have no idea about the dating scene these days. I read all of your posts and I am really thankful I’m married and our relationship is good!

    February 16, 2017 at 11:29 am #673934

    @Copa – I’m so sorry! I know that was incredibly difficult and heartbreaking. I would have done the same thing, crying non-stop that is. My little dog is a schnauzer terrier mix and she is MY dog meaning we’ve had a bond from the very beginning. She loves all the house members but ultimately, she’s always where I am, unless there is food. She’s a foodie. Definitely go back to cats if they are easier for you.

    February 15, 2017 at 1:07 pm #673621

    @Copa – Awe…take comfort in that the puppy is going to a good forever home! I hope you have time to eventually adopt one yourself as it sounds like you’d really like to have a puppy!

    Everyone’s Valentines sounds so happy! My husband took me to…Waffle house. IT was so out there and totally unexpected. You had to actually have reservations. They went all out for decorations which was weird for a waffle house. But it was fun and memorable 🙂

    Hoping to get more hiking in this weekend. With the unseasonably warm temps, it’s nice to get out. Plus one of our dogs needs to loose weight and the other needs to strengthen her let up since she had knee surgery last November. Small trips until we all get into more hiking shape!

    February 13, 2017 at 12:10 pm #673096

    @veritek – Yes, congrats on the job! That’s exciting! Hope things keep going well with the guy too!

    I too generally thing Valentines is kind of dumb. I did like it in grade school, trading cards and such plus candy! I’m pretty sure my husband just planned dinner but it’s the fact that he took charge and planned it at all is why i’m excited.

    @Copa – that’s exciting and sad all at the same time, fostering a dog. I don’t think I have the guts to do that because I know I’d get to attached and want to keep them all. We already have two dogs, which is just the right number. I think your awesome to be able to do that!

    @kt – That’s awesome to get to go to Greece! I hope you have a marvelous time! Also, good luck meeting the parents 🙂

    February 10, 2017 at 5:20 pm #672912

    So my husband made plans for valentines. He never makes plans. Actually, we rarely do anything for valentines. And I’m always the one who plans anything…activities, dates, etc. So I’m excited to see what he’s come up with. It’s going to be interesting to say the least. 🙂

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