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Fork & Fingers, Embroidery, and Murphy

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Sometimes it is a good thing that Bill works at the paper that he works at. There are times that he is assigned to go cover something that isn't a sporting event. Today was one of those days. He had to go do a review of a restaurant in Mansfield Ohio called Fork & Fingers.
My sister came over and watched the kids so we could go out on a date there. I was a little worried when he told me because I looked it up online and it got terrible reviews. He talked to his boss and was told that if it was horrible to try to find something positive, like the atmosphere or something. 
So with trepidation and lots of layers we headed out to see what Fork & Fingers was all about. I will admit that in my opinion the restaurant itself was very kitschy and was like dive bar meets Mexican restaurant. 



We had good service. I had a dish called "Ricardo's Revenge" which would have been better if there had been more onions and jalapenos in the dish. There was so much ground beef. Hubby…

Christmas 2017

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Christmas 2017 was a white Christmas for us! When we went to bed on Christmas Eve the snow was coming down at a pretty good clip. We ended up with a couple inches. Made for a beautiful backdrop to the day. 



The kids woke us up before 8AM to get us up to open presents. They were so excited. They also know that they are not allowed downstairs to open presents or to look until Bill and I are up. 
Once we were up we all headed downstairs to see what Santa brought. 



Stockings came first. Ben got some Thomas trains, candy, a new Star Wars toothbrush in his. Jacob received Pokemon cards, a new toothbrush, a Seahawks fidget spinner, and candy in his. Rebecca got hair ties, a new toothbrush, Pokemon cards, a couple pairs of fuzzy sock, and candy in hers. Bill got deodorant, a new toothbrush, new gloves, a phone holder for his van, scratch off lottery tickets (he didn't win anything) candy and the obligatory chocolate coal! I received body wash, a new toothbrush, and lots of candy. 




Then Santa&…

Our Christmas Eve Eve and Christmas Eve

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On Christmas Eve Eve (December 23) we headed out to my parent's house as my sister wanted to make cookies with me. We ended up making buckeyes and kolacky. 




We also made sugar cookie cutouts with the kiddos! 







Personally, it was a good day and some good bonding time with my sister for the most part. She was kind of distracted as her new girlfriend was in town and she wasn't feeling that well. We brought home lots of cookies. 


On the way home, we stopped and got dinner for the kids. That night, we just relaxed. 
Christmas Eve, Rebecca and I went to mass in the morning. After we got home, we spent some time cleaning up and putting away some the stuffed animals that we had around the bottom of the Christmas tree. 
We also surprised the kids with their Christmas presents from my in-laws. My in-laws live in Florida now full time so they sent gift cards for Bill and I to go shopping for the kids. The kids liked their gifts. We then called them in Florida to wish them a merry Christmas. 




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Merry Christmas!

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I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone a  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our family to yours! 

Thank you so much for reading this blog and sharing in my little corner of the world.  I hope everyone has a beautiful weekend!