Saturday, December 29, 2007

She did it!!!

Cathe is now part of the blogging world! WOOT WOOT! Make sure not to miss her very entertaining video where she loses it. It's my favorite! Cathe

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

I almost forgot!

Cristins Favorite Five:
1. Being Santa...I mean, not Santa but uh...Santas helper, yeah Santas Helper. Ha, calling myself Santa...I'm so silly!
Just in case you don't see another post from me ever again, it'll only be because Love Machine took my computer away for posting this picture. I can't help myself....sorry honey!
2. The look on my kids face when they come down stairs and see the tree and gifts. I love it, I love it, I love it! ...sigh

3. People who love me so much that they bring over yummy goodies for our family! It sure beats making them myself.
4. Our new camera! Woot! Merry Christmas to us!
5. Snow on Christmas! I couldn't believe my eyes but it snowed!!!! It made Christmas just that much more awesome!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007


That's all I wanted to say.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Ain't No Party Like a Cooper Party...

OH was that kind of party! It's not a Christmas Party till the candy cane headband comes out.

Saturday we had our Annual Cooper Christmas Par-tay! Woohoo! Fun was had by all...who were there. hint hint Chad, Cathy and kids. Not that you would be wasting your time reading my fabulous blog but just in case you do, I just wanted to tell you that we love you and missed you and hope you make it next year.
See how happy you can be by coming to the Annual Cooper Christmas Party?!?!
Warning: Cooper Parties make Grandma smile and spread bright red lipstick kisses on small children and on occasion... adults.
See how sexy you can be if you come to the Annual Cooper Christmas Party?!?!
You could spend time with your BFF if you come to the Annual Cooper Christmas Party!
Stephen could give you Guitar Hero lessons if you come to the Annual Cooper Christmas Party!
You could get to see Kourtney, Darcy and Darcy's cute pregnant belly if you come to the Annual Cooper Christmas Party...okay, maybe you won't see Darcys pregnant belly annually BUT you could have this time.
You could see really super cute kids if you came to the Annual Cooper Christmas Party!
You could play card games with Aaron and Love Machine if you came to the Annual Cooper Christmas Party!

I love you guys, and am so glad I'm a Cooper and can go to the Annual Cooper Christmas Party!

no mice were harmed in the making of this party.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Another day another 5

Can you believe it's another Wednesday already??? I can't.

1. Drawstring Flannel lounge pants. Do I have to explain myself??? I love them!

2. Days where I can wear drawstring flannel lounge pants all today!

3. Arby's Turkey Bacon Club Toasted Sub, it's so good it's evil...Evilishly delicious!

4. My vacuum when it vacuums up needles from our Christmas tree. It helps spread the Christmas tree smell through the whole house.

5. Flannel Sheets. They make me happy and warm.

Mom and Dad made it home safely Saturday, I was going to take a picture of them to put on my blog but the good daughter in me decided that it might be better to wait since they've been traveling all day. I'm such a good daughter! I bet I'm there favorite daughter. Sorry Cathe, Cathy, and Darcy, I'm sure it's hard to compete with me.

For those of you who have bugged me to get Cathe to blog, she said that she'll start one in January when she has a little more time. YAY! I'd like to see what she's up to since she NEVER calls me any more...hint hint

Friday, December 14, 2007


My own Love Machine has started his own blog! YAY!!!! Sooooo, if your a geek, married to a geek, know someone whose a geek, or heard that someone you know knows a geek then this blog is for you! WARNING: It's a tad geeky. Love Machine

I love you Love Machine and all your geekiness!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Yep! 2 Blogs in one day!

Last night for FHE (nope, we don't have FHE on Mondays, gotta problem with that????) , we decorated Christmas ornaments. We have a tradition that every year, each child decorates 2 ornaments, so that one day when they get married they can have a plenty of ornaments that they'll be embarrassed to hang on there own Christmas tree.

He might look happy but this is 3 minutes before the FHE breakdown. I came away with a painted sweatshirt and jeans. Note to self: wait till Bubby is asleep before getting the paints out.

These two punks were uncommonly nice to each other. Hmmm...I wonder if it has anything to do with S A N T A....

Princess just starting the first of 4 coats of paint.

Cristin's Favorite 5

I know this is what you've all been waiting for! So here goes:

1. My vans seat warmers. Hallelujah! I will forever praise the person who came up with that idea, whoever you are, your a genius!!!! My bum thanks you!

2. SoBe Cranberry Grapefruit! I love you! I recently ended a 13 year love affair with caffeine, the past 7 years being closely connect to Diet Pepsi. It was a horrible break up that caused 2 weeks of nausea, vomiting and migraines. SoBe Cranberry Grapefruit has been there for me during my breakup and I think I might be able to go on with out caffeine....maybe.

3. Heathered t-shirts. I love them. There so comfy and soft and I could wear them everyday and be happy. Wait..I do wear them everyday... :)

4. On-line shopping. Thank you Al Gore for inventing the internet. I owe ya! I like this click shopping, especially it if it saves me from driving at least 1 hour 1-way and a couple of hours of me threatening my kids with death if the fight or yell one more time. It's a win win situation.

5. Funny blogs! This is to all my cousins out there that make me laugh everyday. It brings sunshine in my not so sunny State!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


I was so excited about starting a blog but I'm sad to say that I have nothing even slightly interesting to sad is that?! Yesterday, I really wanted to write a blog but in my head you could hear crickets...chirp chirp. Nothin, nada, zip, zilch...nothing to write about. So, I'm thinkin' that maybe Wednesdays I list 5 things that I LOVE (you know besides the, husband, family, blah, blah, blah). So here goes, my 5 favorite things TODAY (because it does change daily!):

1. Candles. I LOVE candles! I have candles for every season, I mean heaven forbid that I light a fruity scent in winter...OH NO! Winter is for cinnamon, gingery, cookie type scents. Fruity scents are for summer except for apple. Apple can be a fall smell too as long as it's like apple pie smelling. It's all so technical!

2. Freecycle. It means that I don't have to take my junk to Good Will, other people will come to me, to take my junk away. Call me lazy, but I love it!

3. Wednesdays. Love Machine goes and plays Warhammer with his geeky friends after work, which means that I don't have to make dinner....cereal anyone???

4. Movies. I love movies, I like to watch movies when I'm doing mundane or even non mundane things. If I work on an all day project, I like to watch either Pride and Prejudice the A&E version with Colin Firth OR Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea. I never tire of them!

5. Portable heaters. I hate being cold, even slightly cold. So I carry around a heater with me from room to room so there is no chance that I'll get cold. We keep our house temp at 75 degrees all year round but during the winter, it's not warm enough, lovely heater, it even has a handle. :)

I don't know why I'm posting this picture except that it makes me laugh and that's what it's all about...making me laugh!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Christmas is on it's way!

We picked up our Christmas tree yesterday. YIPPY! it's so cute and short, it makes me feel tall.

Not to brag or anything but we live out in the country near SEVERAL Christmas tree farms and nurseries. Of course we don't go to them, instead we go to the Walmart parking lot in the next town over to get our tree. We're an embarrassment to our community.

Here's the whole gang and there even smiling! It's a miracle a Christmas miracle!

Sadly, you can't even tell that we have lights on the tree! Which of course reminds me of The Office Christmas episode in Season 2 where Phyllis buys the small twinkly lights and Angela gets upset. ha ha...sigh... I love that show. By the way, if there are any The Office lovers out there DO NOT, I mean DO NOT tell me what has happened so far in this season. I will destroy you! We don't have cable, so I haven't been able to watch them yet. I mean it...don't tell me!

Soooo, I think I have a new addiction. fun fun

Saturday, December 1, 2007


It snowed this morning, the first and probably the last snow of the year. Poor Jackson missed it, he's been praying for snow and he missed it....

See the white stuff on the deck...SNOW...yeah, it's sad that we get excited about that much's SNOW!!!!!! YAY!

BUT Sara, Bubby and Princess did NOT miss it!

You can't tell but it's snowing.

Princess: "This is it?" :P

I love these two pics of me and the babies. But, boy oh boy is my honker big!

No Mom, I wouldn't jump off a cliff if my friends did,

I'm afraid of heights....

I would start blogging if my friend Steph says I should. Hi Steph! :)

This is me
Cristin the Fabulous, but you can just call me Cristin.

This is my hubby Larry, you can call him Love Machine, Geek Extroardinare, Crabby Pants, or just Larry...whatever.

Heeeere's Jackson, He's 10 and 1/2, you can't forget the 1/2! Isn't he cute?????

This is Sara, she's 7 1/2, doesn't she look so innocent?....sigh

Next we Have Princess Emily, she's 4 (no 1/2).

Last but definitely not least we have Hyrum, also knows as Bubby, Maniac, DamnitHyrum and Butt biter. He's 2 1/2. Need I say more????

I almost forgot! This is Bruiser! He sniffs butts....