Wednesday, November 25, 2009


'Twas the days before Christmas
And all through the house
Lay scraps of ribbon and an
Unironed blouse.
"Company's coming!"
I say with a shout,
"Pick up the clutter,
Take the newspapers out!"
Yet all of my wishes
Are met with rolled eyes.
"Relax, Mom, it's family,"
My teenagers sigh.
And so I resolve
To just do what I can,
Not strive for perfection
From my lovable clan.
Remember that Christmas
Is not just a day.
It's the feeling of warmth
That our hearts give away.
No one will remember
Those musical elves,
Or notice the mismatched
Books on the shelves.
What they will think of
On this holiday,
Is the love that was shown
In your very own way.
So keep that in mind
As you turn off the lights
Happiest Holidays to all
And to all a good night!
--- Lissa Coffey

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ten On Tuesday

Yes, it has been so long since I blogged, I figured I'd throw in 2 today. I've also never done the Ten On Tuesday before, but I like this one.

10 Things I Wish I Knew How to Do (not in any particular order...)

1. Play piano
2. Speak italian
3. Sew
4. Play the guitar
5. Drive manual transmission (disclaimer: I can ride a motorcycle, I hear its similar, I've just never tried)
6. Sing
7. Sign language
8. Read/write music
9. Draw really well
10. I can't think of a 10th, so I'll say cut hair, but I'm starting that in January :)

We Are The Champions....

This is Brian's third year playing football..first year, the team made it to the playoffs and lost. Second year, made it to the superbowl and lost. This year, we took it all the way!

That's right folks, a perfect 12-0 season. It was amazing, the boys were excited, I lost my voice..its all good!