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Friday, December 18, 2009

Tis the Season at IHAN

I'm sure a few of you are wondering where I am.  Well, I was the Kroger with Aaron, my oldest co-worker and his Cub Scout Group.  They were ringing the bell for The Salvation Army.  The boys sang Christmas songs and wished people walking by a Merry Christmas.  It was so funny to watch.  People were stopping and pulling money out of their pockets and purses right and left.  No one got a chance to put their own money into the collection canister.  The boys would grab their money and stuff in into the container.  It was so funny.  They had no idea the people should be putting their own money in.  No one seemed to mind and they collected a ton of money in a hour. 

Then I was doing this: 

Yes, that's me....the person trying their best not to eat all the candy so the kids would have some left to decorate their gingerbread houses.

Proud Aaron, Master Gingerbread House Candy Decorator and Eater of all things candy. (Takes after his Mom)

I'm so glad I took this photo.  Aaron ate the Santa off the house today right after school.  Can you believe that?  Mom goes to the post office for the afternoon run.....and Dad somehow misses the event. 

Master Zach at the helm here.  He is loving every minute of the decorating.  He was particularly thrilled when seeing how the frosting could be made to drip and look like ice sickles.

Proud Mr. Zach peeks around his house.  This is the back of his house.  He wanted the gummy treat stick left in its wrapper so he could eat it later.  What do you bet he gets up in the middle of the night one night and eats the sticky thing and then comes to bring his sticky self to bed with Rick and I? 
When I'm not doing these things.....I'm sitting with Aaron as he is practicing his reading.  He was reading a book that included Christmas Carols.  Instead of reading the words he began to sing one point he said...."Five Onion Rings"....I burst into laughter.  I said, "Aaron, where is the O for onion in that sentence."  He did not realize I noticed he was not reading he was singing.  Then came "Merry Melons" in the place of "Merry Maids"....the laughter does not end around here.
The other place I was today....was at an Outpatient Surgery Center with Rick.  For the past 10 years Rick has gotten headaches when he bends over. Today the Dr. did a blood-patch in his spinal column.  Afterwards, he bent headache!!! 
I've been busy shipping for the holidays.  I ship twice a day....Postman picks up in the morning and I head to the Post Office at 4:30.  You still have until Monday to take advantage of the 25% off Suggested Retail Price Sale at IHAN.  You can get the Alex Anderson 4 in 1 Essential Sewing Tool for just 12.00 if your order is over 100.00.  Good time to pick up some things for the spring!!!  Remember those orders are only good if e-mailed to



  1. Great kids you have. I'm delighted that they spent time to ring the bell to help others.

    Delightful Gingerbread houses. I've always wanted to make one.

    Delightful post!


  2. I am glad that you all are having such a fun can be a hoot that is for sure.

    Glad you are getting lots of orders.

  3. The pictures of the boys are precious! Happy Holidays Kel!

  4. Very fun, they will have sweet memories of their adventure and making the fun gingerbread houses. Happy Holidays. Jenna Louise

  5. Hi Kelly - I'm afraid I would have been indulging in the candies. You did good refraining.

    Merry Christmas.

  6. Looks like fun all-around. Glad to hear the headaches are going away...


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