And We’re Off….

November 25, 2006 at 10:10 am 15 comments

With nothing left on the turkey plate but a few shreds of dark meat, and the sink full of empty containers from leftover side dishes, Thanksgiving 2006 is officially over and Christmas decorating has begun.  The grandgirls put their tree up Thursday afternoon.  Sometimes they worked diligently:


And sometimes they didn’t:


But when they finally finished it, they were delighted with their handiwork:


Thank goodness I have three more days off before I must return to the dreaded day (hell) job.  I forgot how much mess decorating for Christmas makes when you’re doing it around three kids and an infant who has decided she’d really like to hang out and be part of the action:


 In other news… did you see that the publisher pulled Obnoxious Jackass Simpson’s book? Too little, too late in my opinion.  What kind of a money hungry, hard hearted, self interested publisher do you have to be to even consider such a heinous act? 





Entry filed under: Holidays, The Grandkids.

We Give Thanks A Reputation Ruined

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  • 1. Mr. Fabulous  |  November 25, 2006 at 1:29 pm

    Aww…what cute kids..and an adorable baby!

    Looks like it’s been a great couple of days!

  • 2. Quilldancer  |  November 25, 2006 at 6:19 pm

    Christmas decorating with kids underfoot is messy and noisy — but 100% more fun than doing it alone!

  • 3. LauraJ  |  November 25, 2006 at 7:24 pm

    Those are such cutes little kids!!

    I’m so glad that book was pulled too!!
    Stupid, stupid, stupid!! Complete and utter B.S.

  • 4. tony  |  November 25, 2006 at 8:00 pm

    It looks like the girls are saying, “Cheeeeze!”

    Very cute, Christmas here we come!

  • 5. mrsjosegoldbloom  |  November 25, 2006 at 8:03 pm

    You have some very lovely grand children Kat, glad you enjoyed thanksgiving with your family.

    Ah the Christmas season is upon us, time to go mingle with all the rude grumpy people at the mall. Is it just me or have people gotten worse at Christmas time? Where’s their holiday spirit?

  • 6. drlinna  |  November 25, 2006 at 10:49 pm

    The tree looks great. I can hardly wait to put ours up. But there will be no kids to help so it won’t be he same.

  • 7. DELMONTI  |  November 26, 2006 at 12:17 am

    Nice one Kat…. Is it OJ’s first book? if it is I know a publisher who specialises in First Time authors….. Tyco or something like that?


    I know I shouldnt, but I cant help it at times!

  • 8. katcampbell  |  November 26, 2006 at 12:44 am

    Mr. Fab – Always great days with the kids around…busy little creatures these girls.

    Quilly – You are so right!

    Laura – Thanks. OJ is a jerk. So is the moneysucking publisher who convinced him to write such a book.

    Tony – Ho, Ho, Ho! My favorite time of year.

    Thanks Mrs. Jose – So far, and today was my first shopping trip, I haven’t run into the grumps yet.

    Dr. John – Didn’t they do a good job? They were trained by the master!

    Delmonti – Okay smart guy! The difference between my publishing company and OJ’s? We have morals! (Which is why we’ll probably be a poor publishing company forever!)

  • 9. Hammer  |  November 26, 2006 at 1:14 am

    Oh crap I have to dig the Christmas stuff out.

    It seems like I just put it August.

    Anyway, great pictures, looks like everyone is having fun.

  • 10. katcampbell  |  November 26, 2006 at 2:19 am

    Tis the season to be JOLLY, Hammer, you can do it!

  • 11. Nessa  |  November 26, 2006 at 4:21 am

    The kids did a great job on the tree and they are so cute.

    Can you imagine being OJ’s kids? “My dad wrote a book telling the world how he ‘would have’ killed my dead mother so I could have an XBox. He’s a great dad.”

  • 12. tony  |  November 26, 2006 at 5:24 am

    I think Hammer may be my neighbor.

  • 13. Linda  |  November 26, 2006 at 7:14 am

    You are so on the ball with decorating. I have no idea when we will do that this year. With the new baby arriving on Tuesday, it is hard to imagine when I will feel like making the trek out to pick out our tree.

    The girls looked like they had fun and that is the most important part. I know that my three year old will love decorating the tree this year. She will be staying with Grammy and Grandpa while my hubby and I are in the hospital with the new baby and she will be helping her Grandparents with their tree decorating also.

    I hate all of the bins that I have to go through to get my tree ornaments out. I wish I could just wave a magic wand and it would be done!

  • 14. sunfloweroptimism  |  November 26, 2006 at 8:39 am

    Wow, I feel so way behind now! Need to go up to attic. . . must drag down. . . boxes of decorations. . .dress house up in Christmas. . .

    Actually, I just finished all my Christmas cards today, so the worse half of the battle is over for me. Christmas cards are the single thing that put me right over the edge, every year.

    Your grandgirls are wonderful and beautiful, as always! What a special time of year 🙂

  • 15. katcampbell  |  November 26, 2006 at 9:36 am

    Nessa – I feel so sorry for OJs kids, the man is such an embarrassing monster!

    Tony – Come on Mr. Christmas! You’ve got a crowd coming, you gotta get on the stick!

    Linda- If I were four days from delivering a baby, I would not be nearly this efficient. You need someone else to come in an put up your decorations!

    Sunflower – Christmas cards?!? Oh shoot, I knew I was forgetting something!


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