Can’t sleep… and Christmas Card Exchange!

It’s the early hours of the day after Thanksgiving, also known in American society as Black Friday. I can’t seem to fall asleep. I drove to my parents’ to spend time with my family this weekend, but I think not being in the comfort of my own bed keeps me awake (and the sound of my younger brother snoring isn’t helping me either). I guess that is why I decided to write a post about my Thanksgiving since I can’t seem to fall asleep.

Thanksgiving left me completely stuffed. Everything was absolutely delicious, and I swear there is food to last us until Christmas. Hope everyone had as much fun as I did!

Mom started prepping early in the day.

Mom started prepping early in the day.

Scott, my older brother, working on our turkey!

Scott, my older brother, working on our turkey!

Heres the casserole my brothers kept nagging me to make.

Here's the potato casserole my brothers kept nagging me to make for them.

The wontons for the soup we made for dinner.

The wontons for the soup we made for dinner.

Everyone was hungry, even my little cousin, Khiara.

Everyone was hungry, even my little cousin, Khiara.

Our family feast of 2008.

Our family feast of 2008.

...and of course we make ham too.

...and, of course, we make ham too.

Everything was absolutely delicious. I over ate, but then again, who doesn’t indulge on Thanksgiving food?! Anyway, I always have a need to walk around after a big meal, so I headed over to Michaels. They were open the day of Thanksgiving for a couple of hours with FABULOUS deals. I ended up buying two Cricut cartridges for $29.99 each! Can you believe how cheap that is?! If you can make it to Michaels today (Friday), go pick up a cartridge, or two. 🙂

Last but not least, in my previous post, I mentioned a Christmas Card Exchange. A handful of people have already emailed me with their addresses, and they were added to my card list. If you want to exchange Christmas cards with me, there is still time to do so. Let me share the information again:

If you want to participate in a Christmas card exchange with me, I’d be willing and happy to do that since I love getting Christmas cards in the mail. I’m doing homemade cards, so for those of you who are really interested…

Email me at: and let me know you want to give and receive a card!

For the subject of the email: Christmas Card Exchange

Once you email me with your info, I’ll email you back with my address. Let me know by December 13th! (…and for international cards outside of the US, please let me know by Dec 6th, so there’ll be enough time for my card to reach you in time for Christmas!)

Okay, I’m off to get a couple hours of sleep. I plan on waking up early to go shopping for some bargains!

It’s officially the holiday season!




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14 responses to “Can’t sleep… and Christmas Card Exchange!

  1. I want leftovers now. I feel like I’m in Idaho with all the potato dishes downstairs.

    Shopping tomorrow fool!

  2. susie

    hope you and your family had a wonderful thanksgiving! the food looks amazing.

    i’ll be sending you my address as well.

  3. That feast looks yummy. The Christmas card exchange sounds like so much fun. I want to play, but I’d feel like a loser sending a store card. All my scrappy stuff is stuck in storage until who knows when.

  4. That food looks amazing! Yeah, I over-ate as well! lol
    Hope you fared well shopping today. Have a great rest of your weekend!

  5. Wendy

    oOoOo! Mama Rox! Everything looks so good!
    Your potato casserole looks yummy~ what do you put in it?

    Good job to Scott for taking charge of the turkey. I could imagine the pressure of not messing that one up.

    Ham + apricot glaze = the best western version of tocino ever!

    Thanks for sharing! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving =)

  6. Those won tons look amazing!

  7. Its called Claremont Cherry Finish: the one they sell now is a little different, but the same style. Its made by Ashley.
    They have some great prices if your ever in CO.

  8. O’ My Im full just by looking at your family’s feast! 🙂 Looks like you all ate well. Glad to hear you all had a wonderful time! Im a little jealous…..WON TONS! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE me some won tons :D!

  9. Hi Maui! Dropping over from my blog to say “Allo!” Hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving with your family 🙂 Did you get any juicy scraps :p~ *slurp* We’ve added your blog to our list of blogs, hope you don’t mind. My mom loves the decor, especially the garland for the Kitchen, gorgeous!

  10. Gloria

    Love your LO! Happy Late Turkey day. I love the pictures you took. That food looks freaking delicious! Anyway, wanted to say hi and to keep scrapping.

  11. Andie

    Awww! Your little cousin is super cute. That potato casserole looks like it has baby french fries all over it. Delicious… I can feel myself starting to drool.

    Tell Maui Happy Woof Thanksgiving for me 🙂

  12. WOW, that all looks SO yummy! Mine was nothing near as good as that!

    Sure, I will exchange cards with you. I’ll email you my info soon.

    And congrats on being our pick of the week on JYAS!!!

  13. Wow! Your Thanksgiving dinner looks PAWSOME! *wipes drool off keyboard* It looks like everyone had a great time at Thanksgiving…*grins*


  14. Yummy, yummy, yummy, yummers… I just drooled over the key board looking at all that yummy, yumm food! Can I have the left overs?!?! I know, I little late, but still, hehe! Your little cousin is so cute and your mom too! Also, wanted to let you know that you can come anytime and decorate my house-love, love all the decorations you did!
    One more thing, I’ll love to send you a Christmas card! I’m off to e-mail you! Have a great day!

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