Friday, January 25, 2008

Of Committees and Cherry Donuts

As a Chmelar, there are certain things you just do just because you are one.  You have an obsesion with Grandma Chmelar's chocolate pie, dip your grilled cheese sandwiches in ketchup, and last but definately not least, you loathe all things cherry; chocolate-covered cherries, cherry-flavored cough drops, and topping the list, cherry-flavored donuts!


Two weeks ago, on our way home from a Republican central committee meeting, we bought a box of day-old donuts and hot chocolate to warm up.  I choose one donut, took a bite, and disgustingly tasted cherry.  "Yuck!"  I replace that, only to bite into another!  



Need I say more?!

:: My Un-tasty Collection ::

:: This is what you get when you put take five people out of a long meeting on a cold night and give them donuts, hot chocolate, and a love for laughs ::

PS.  I am happy to report that I did finally find a donut that I could really enjoy!
 *grin*

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Pillow Shopping

Yes, this is how we found mom in Kohls on a recent shopping trip.  Tiffany and I were appalled to say the least... but desperate people will go to desperate lengths to aid their problem.


What can you say?!  You just gotta love living in a world with so many options; "Do you want thin, medium or thick down?  There's always synthetic down, also in thin, medium or thick.  Of course there's always just stuffed pillows too.  Then there are pricing... do you want to spend thirty dollars on a pillow?!"
Arghhh!!

*Notice Tiff standing in the background, standing guard against any gawking shoppers*

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For those who are wondering, Mom did find a pillow and she has been looking forward to going to bed since then!  She accredits it to here pillow-picking-method!
You just might try it sometime!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Aubrey's Latest Milestone!

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Mom taught Aubrey how to tie her shoes a month or so ago. It was just recently tho' when we were baking in the kitchen, that she surprised us all by tying her own apron on! Ladies and gentlemen, that's tying behind your back! Isn't that amazing! Let's hear it for Aubrey Anne Chmelar!!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

A Memorial

-- Here's to the good times in the snow--

We were so happy for a white Christmas, but wish it was back!

Oh well, we have hope that our snow adventures are not over... cuz  it's Iowa!

"Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; was me and I shall be whiter than snow."
Psalms 51:7

Friday, January 4, 2008

Our Year In Review...

.:: Here is a story-in-song of what our family did last year. We hope you are inspired to make your own family memories this year and always have many blessed times to remember! Happy New Year from our family to yours::.


Wake up to the sunlight with your windows open

Don't hold in your anger or leave things unspoken

Wear your red dress

Use your good dishes

Make a big mess

And make lots of wishes

Have what you want

But want what you have

And don't spend your life lookin' back

Turn up the music

Turn it up loud

Take a few chances

Let it all out

Cause you won't regret it

Lookin' back from where you have been

Cause it's not who you knew

And it's not what you did

It's how you lived.

So go to the ball game

And go to the ballet

And go see your folks more than just on the holidays

Kiss all your children
Dance with your wife

Tell your husband you love him every night
Don't run from the truth
Cause you can't get away

Just face it and you'll be okay.

Turn up the music
Turn it up loud
Take a few chances
Let it all out

Cause you won't regret it

Looking back from where you have been
Cause it's not who you knew
It's not what you did
It's how you lived.

Oh, wherever you are


And wherever you've been
Now is the time to begin.
So give to the needy
And pray for the greiving
Even when you don't think that you can
Cause all that you do is bound to come back to you

So think of your fellow man
Make peace with God
And make peace with yourself

Cause in the end, their's nobody else.

Turn up the music

Turn it up loud
Take a few chances
Let it all out
Cause you won't regret it

Looking back from where you have been


Cause it's not who you knew
And it's not what you did

It's how you lived!