Monday, December 31, 2012

Savage Christmas 2012

 This Christmas different for us, this is the first time we have had to travel for the Holiday as well as leave our animals behind. It was hard, I missed them all week! Shipping gifts was also a first for us and it was such a nightmare that I am not even going to get into everything that happened! Trust me whatever can happen to me......will.
 We flew in to Okc on Sunday and stayed until Friday.....we spent everyday with family and it was very refreshing! It was also hard because I was excited to come "home", be in my bed and see my animals but that also meant saying goodbye again.
 My family came with us to the Christmas service at Life church with Matt's family which was amazing having (almost) everyone in one place!

I needed this service, this tradition of going to Life for recharged my heart and my soul....I am thankful we were able to attend and share the night with family.
On Christmas Eve we spent the afternoon and evening with Matt's family.....I had a wonderful time, it was so nice to spend a day with people I love and miss. We relaxed, saw a movie, had good food and opened presents!
 The newlyweds........and their "Fur Baby"! How cute huh???
 Micki, my MIL makes every package look so beautiful.....almost to pretty to open! (eh, almost) Did I mention she hand makes all her tags?
 Matt is a happy camper can't you tell?? He wore this yesterday and the Broncos did so well we will go ahead and call this a lucky jersey I think!
My super comfy sweater is from Old Navy, in fact I think I am going to get a 2nd in another color!
 The Savage ladies......
I hope your Christmas Eve was as special as mine was!


Happy New Years eve friends!!! I hope everyone has a fun and safe night to ring in the new year! And I can pretty much guarantee you that I will be in bed long before the clock strikes midnight! Oh well! I might post some Christmas pictures this afternoon so stop on by BUT first I want to announce the winner of my give away!!!
 Kendra said...
What a fun giveaway and I know from your Instagram pics you are having fun in OK! What an exciting Thunder game to go to tonight!
My favorite part of Christmas is seeing Christmas through the eyes of my littles. With 4 kiddos it's easy to get excited about little things like looking at Christmas lights!
Happy New Year!

Congrats Kendra!! Email me your shipping address to

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Snow Puppies!

Hi Guys! We are back home after a great Holiday week with family....and we came home to a beautiful winter wonderland......
 The animals were so excited to see us, we all missed each other so much!!! AND...our boys got their first taste of Ohio winters and they look pretty happy huh?
 Look at those ears!!! Abner is a baby polar bear...............
 Ralphie could spend hours in the snow if we let him but sadly somewhere in the foot deep snow covering our huge backyard lies his ball! Poor thing spends all day combing the yard for his favorite toy!
 The weenies are so cute and when they come in they both lay down for a siesta by the warms my heart!
 And meanwhile this little lady is snuggly and warm inside!!!
Happy Snow Day friends! This week I will be posting pictures from our trip, NBA game, Christmas and what not! So come back by and tomorrow I will announce the Give Away winner so enter at the post below.......

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Give Away!!!!

Hi friends! Since I am away in Okc and I am leaving you all hanging I thought who wouldn't LOVE a Christmas Give Away????
I have a Gingerbread Cake Mix that I got on my last trip to Amish neat! Yup, it's the real deal! And some super cute measuring spoons from my favorite place....."Tar-jae"!!!
I will be back in Columbus late friday night and I will announce the winner Saturday!!!
How to enter?

1. Be a follower of this blog!
2. Leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite part of your Christmas was!

Happy Entering!!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

My wish to you...

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

My wish for you friends, family and blog that your day is full of love, laughter, family, friends, relaxation and good food of course! Merry Christmas and God Bless.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

From the Sizzlin Savages....

If you can't tell I can't figure out for the life of me how to save the card as a file to upload....hence, my IPhone pic! Happy Holidays friends!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Dirty Little Secret!

So.....I have a confession to make......I am a "picker"! I love painting my nails, I never have naked nails and I always do them myself every week. It is something I enjoy having fun nails...... But the secret is I can't get them done even if I wanted to because this is too embarrassing! At any given time 2 or more of my nails/fingers will look like this above. I don't want to do it but I just can't stop! I will pull a piece of cuticle/skin and it wont hurt right then but it will bleed, I get mad at myself then the poor little digit will have a fever and its own heartbeat. It's a evil cycle! I pick when I am stressed, scared, upset and I guess you can always tell how my life if going by looking at my hands! It's gross huh? My Mom is gonna be mad I showed you all this for sure! I swear it is insane how everyday when I shower, do dishes or wash my face 1 or more of my fingers is in constant pain! I am such a weirdo!
Does anyone else do this? Growing up I bit my nails off and frankly since I like my nails short I would rather go back to biting then this bloody mess above!
Do you have something you do when you are stressed? Something you hate but can't stop doing?

Thursday, December 20, 2012


 Ok, so I can't be the only person who has watched Gossip Girl for the last 6 years? I finally watched the end of an era today and it kinda made me sad. (yes, I just admitted that) This show for 6 years has given me fashion to lust after, Blake Lively and her glorious locks to admire and bratty upper east "siders" to snarl at.....and it is all over! I have had a love/ hate relationship with this show that is for sure, I will never understand how 15 year olds drink and go clubbing without their parents finding out but then again I guess that is all part of the fantasy huh?
 So many shows end and they don't live up to our dreams (Sopranos I am talking to you) but this show finale was perfect! If you haven't watched it yet turn away! Yes, Blair and Chuck got hitched (after they watched his Dad die but whatever)! And Blair will always be a princess in my eyes and I loved her blue wedding gown! And yup they gave us what we all wanted.....a flash forward! And in that flash forward we see that Serena and Dan get hitched too! Amazing!
 This is Chuck and Blairs upper east side prodigy and I completely buy into the fact that they all live happily ever after............
 And they finally told us who Gossip Girl is........Lonely Boy AKA Dan Humphrey! Perfection! I just loved saying goodbye to the characters and I love that they left us (well them) all in such a happy place.
So silly of me huh??? Did you watch this? Are you going to watch The Carrie Diaries now that GG is over???

Thankful Thursday

This morning I realized that there is only 1 more Thursday left in this year, how can that be? Where did the time go? Today I want to share with you what I have been thankful for this past year. At times I have been known to be a "glass half empty" and I need to remind myself from time to time everything I have to be thankful for.
This past year I am Thankful for..............

* Family, when you are going thru things in your life your family is in the trenches with you even if they don't choose to be. Everything that I have gone thru my family has experienced also. Thank you to both "clans"!

* Becky, my friend Becky is the best one woman support system I could ever ask for. I just hope that one day I am able be there for her when she needs me like she is there for me. I am eternally grateful.

* My animals, my 4 animals love me unconditionally. My brood gives me so much joy and when I feel lost or sad I am reminded of my immense love for them. My animals make me realize just how big my heart is and even though my house will never be truly clean with them running all over the house.....but I wouldn't have it any other way.

* GPS, in a new city, a new state I could never have made it around without my GPS. I am also thankful for a reliable SUV, that is one less worry for me and my family.

* Laughter! When times have been really bad and when I think nothing can be worse God has given me the gift of laughter....... (See example)
1. When my toilet overflowed filled with crap on the day of my Okc home inspection
2. When Mom and I lost my cat Bella in our hotel in St. Louis
When those things happened and I am flipping my lid I am thankful for laughter. Thankful that I laugh about it now and thankful that even though it might have been a "I am crazy" laugh during these events... it was laughter.

* I am thankful for all my girlfriends and my book club girls. We listen, we laugh, we vent and they understand.

* I am thankful that my animals made the transition in Columbus so well. I was so worried about their happiness and how they would adjust!  They are so happy to have a home with more room to run and play. And my cat, I can't believe how wonderful she has been.

* I am thankful for this blog and everyone who laughs with me, feels for me and lets me talk about everything under the sun.

* I am thankful my Mom made the 2 day drive with me to Columbus when we moved. It was absolutely horrid but we were in it together. And that might tie for worst 2 days of the year.

* I am thankful for Matt who has a good heart and a positive attitude. I am thankful that we made it thru the year. It has been the worst of our marriage but with everything we have been thru this year I am thankful we are still a we. I am ready for 2013 and hopeful things will only go up from here.

I could go on and on but those top my list! What are you thankful for in 2012?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

1 Star

Mom and I watched a few movies last week while she was here and we all know I am pretty easy to please when it comes to movies. SO, when I say that these 2 movies suck that is saying a lot! First up The Apparition............
This movie was quick just 1 hour and 22 minutes and honestly I have no idea what even happened. You are basically told nothing.....why is this apparition here? Where did it come from? Why was this movie made? HA! The best thing about this movie is Ashley Greene in her undies and her body is amazing! No lie. If I were you I would wait until this movie is on cable in a few years. bleh.
 Playing for Keeps............
Oh boy, where do I begin? Maybe with why was Uma Thurman in the movie? And why did they try to pass Jessica Biel off as the same age as the other people she shares this poster with? Dennis Quaid plays a crazy person in the movie with no real purpose to the movie what-so-ever. Gerald Butler coaches his sons soccer team, sleeps with the Moms and when Jessica Biel finds this out oddly she want to get back with him. This movie has no purpose, the story was a mess and I counted down the minutes until it was over. This isn't funny, it is not romantic and it is not sentimental it is basically nothing. Skip this one please....... 1 star out of 5 and I am being nice.
You haven't heard me dislike many movies huh? Yup, it takes a lot.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

A week in pictures.....

Hi Guys! I thought I would sum up Moms week with me via Instagram pictures! Mom was kinda sick all week but we still had fun.....we laughed (a ton), we cried (a little), we ate, we relaxed, we shopped, we watched 3 horrible movies and the week flew by!

And I have so much to do today I am running around like a chicken with my head cut off and Matt is out of town again! Have a great Monday even though we all have heavy hearts.... I think the tragedy in Connecticut is in all of our prayers!


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