Friday, December 30, 2011

Shake a tree, collect the nuts

so i have since the day i was born (ok, MAYBE a few months later) been absolutely obsessed with my family tree. my mom's side of the family is very close, and a family get together is considered small if only 20 people show up. I remember being in the back seat in my booster seat on the way home from a memorial day picnic asking my mom who this was and that was... and how they were related to me. I knew everyone there was family somehow or another.

Well i have an extensive family tree. If you google my name (as we've all done a time or two) it takes you to a wonderful website Bob you are my hero. This is my paternal grandfather's mother's side of the family. no less than 1000 people on the family tree. but alas... Ms. Lillie Hayth also married Jesse Kessler.... Both families have been located in the same place in the same town since what i can only suspect to be the dawn of time. I have not had so much sucess with the Kessler's now back to my mom's side of the family. My mom is a Streett. Her grandmother was a Whiteford. Now my families are so large you can find a Street MD. a Whiteford MD. and a Hayth VA. we even have a house on the historical registry. I also have a little MacKenzie mixed in. Now, i'm not so worried that back in the day people married their cousins (twice removed) but i AM a little concerned as to who the heck is going to help me input all this info into my lovely computer program.

I also would like to know... who ISNT related to me because that's a much shorter list.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Happy Holidays

I'd like to start by saying Merry Christmas. If that's not your thing Merry __________ (fill in the blank). I am one of those people who find it more offensive to stifle people by not allowing them to say merry christmas, than hearing someone say merry christmas. I however chose the title of this to be happy holidays because I am now on my  3rd day of seeing people and having my christmas rotationals, but to you all it's a Tuesday. In my family we go every day christmas through new years and theres no name for it... just holidays.

I hope everyone out there in blogville is having a safe and happy festivious time of year.

I havn't been blogging like i wanted, because at this point i figured it better to wait. So i'm going to give you an end of the season summary.

I can't wait to begin recording videos and tutorials for crafty things, although i'm nervous i might give away my secrets lol. I need your help deciding on what to include in these documentations.

I am letting what few things are in my etsy shop expire, since it's the slow season right now anyway and money is too tight for renewals right now. plus it allows me to build up some awesome stock we are working on. So i'd love to hear what you want to see in the shop!

i'd just like to give props to Adorably Dead for calling her blog this blog has ADD. Because i believe both of our blogs truly have ADD, so i had to come up with a new name.

I'd love to congratulate Ms Holly Hoxter on her newborn baby. And while I DONT have kids, i enjoy hearing the ups and downs of new motherhood, because even the downs make me a little jealous these days. Also you should all buy Holly's book so her baby boy has a good college fund to look forward too lol.

So we did christmas on a budget this year, and made my mom a clay nativity since she collects them. She took it to a family thing last night and now i'm up to about 35 orders for them for next christmas. Can i just say I felt a little weird making the first one. It felt very wrong when Baby Jesus's head rolled across the table and got smooshed. Not to mention when the Virgin Mary kept falling on her back. Jessie felt the need to go to confession after that endevor. however now we have to make 35 more... can we get a hail mary up in here?

I'm not even catholic and i felt the need to go.


so anyone got any good new years plans? something i can come crash? Ideas you wanna see in the shop?