Fragtastic Friday

I'm all mixed up because of the holidays, and when I realized it was Friday and I could Frag, I got so excited! So without further delay......let's Frag.

~ I may live in Florida, but it's snowing on my blog. Look closely and you'll see it! I found out about that effect from my friend Manic Mother. I got my new winter design from Hippo Scraps Blog Layouts. Isn't it adorable??

~ Shannon at The Nut House has the coolest thing going on! She is donating one canned good for each comment she receives on this post, to her local food bank! I think this is fabulous and I would love to see her get tons of comments on that post!

~ We celebrated Thanksgiving at my parents' house yesterday. My contributions to the spread of food were: Black Eyed Pea Dip, Rice Krispy treats (with butterscotch chips mixed in, and turkeys on each one that were made of candy corn & icing. so cute & I forgot to get a pic!), fordhook lima beans, and dinner rolls in the shape of a turkey (courtesy of Publix).

~ We had a great time. I missed the kids (mine were with their dad for the holiday & Andrew was with his grandmother). But they will be back tomorrow! Two of my aunts were visiting along with my cousin and her family. And of course my sister & niece were there along with my niece's boyfriend. We all LOVE to laugh so there was much laughter going around!

~ We also love to take pictures!

Me & John =)

this is my cousin, sister, niece, and aunt (clockwise from left)

Same crazy group

my dad and two of his sisters

my cousin's adorable daughter, M.

~ Quick story about M - her older brother hit her in the face with a (soft) ball. She wanted to hit him back, but her mom said "no way! you'll break his glasses!" so she looked at her brother, dead serious, and said "B, will you take off your glasses?"
I nearly fell off the chair!

~ Tomorrow is an interesting day. It's the day of the Florida Gators vs. Florida State Seminoles football game. It's also the last game that our seniors will play on their home field, "The Swamp". Including our amazingly gorgeous quarterback, Tim Tebow. It will be a very emotional day. It may also be FSU's coach's last visit to The Swamp, as this is most likely his last year coaching. FSU is a huge rival for us. They aren't nearly the team they used to be, but the emotion is still there. We have relatives coming in from out of town. ESPN Game Day will be at The Swamp. Some of my family will be there, the rest will be watching on TV. It's going to be a good time!

~ Two reminders: My UPrinting Thank You Card giveaway ends on Monday. There are VERY few entries, so get in on it before it ends - your odds are very good!
Also, in case you missed it, I'm starting a Random Acts of Kindness carnival/meme/theme, whatever you want to call it. I'm considering doing it every Tuesday, but not completely certain. Anyway, be sure to post about your Random Acts of Kindness and link up here! The holidays are the perfect time to be practicing Random Acts of Kindness & brightening the lives of others. Um and if anyone wants to do a RAK for me? Make me a button for this carnival!

~ Have a wonderful weekend, and as always, check out
Half Past Kissin' Time for more Fabulous, Fantastic, Fragalicious Friday Fragments!


cat said...

Looks like you had a great time - love that he actually took his glasses of.

C said...

hi! love your new page! hey hon, how do you get it to snow on your pics like that?


Tara R. said...

I love the new holiday theme here... wonderful! Sounds like your Thanksgiving was tons of fun. M is a funny kid!

I'll be thinking about you during the game. Not sure which team I'll be cheering for, but my daughter may be on your side.

4 Lettre Words said...

Love the new layout and all of your family photos! It's GA v. GA Tech here...and I think Tech has a really great chance this year.

Happy FF and have a great weekend!

Eternal Lizdom said...

I do a weekly meme on Weds and I created a free button. I forget the site- but I googled "free internet button" or something and found a site. It isn't very fancy, but it doesn't need to be.

I can soooo hear my daughter with that glasses line! Bwahahaha!!

Happy FF!

Manic Mother said...

Yeah! I love it, it looks great.

Smellyann said...

LOL about the glasses!!

Those turkey rolls are so cool!

won said...

Holidays without the children are a bummer! I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Also, the turkey shaped bread is too cute!

Twisted Fencepost said...

LOVE the layout!
Last year Wordpress had the snow thing, too. I'm going to check and see if they're doing it this year.
I also like that food donation idea. I may have to do that too!
Have fun watching the game!

Mrs4444 said...

Someone performed a RAK for me last week. I had come to look at a desk I had found on Craigslist for Kendall for Christmas. The price was listed as $10, so I wasn't sure what I was going to get (the pic looked GREAT). I found the desk to be in perfect condition. The woman was wonderful (greeted me by my first name immediately) and refused to take more than $10. It made an impression on me, and I plan to pay it forward. Just haven't figured out how yet.

Karen in Texas said...

I love that you had a great Thanksgiving Cyndy. You're family sounds like a lot of fun like you are. Great background on your blog too. Glad you found a way for it to snow in Florida. Oh and go Gators. I'd love to see the Longhorns and Gators go after each other in a game. LOL.

Mrs4444 said...

Oops. Got caught up in the last comment and for it was FF!

Love the pics and the blog design! I commented at your friend's blog, too :) Glad your thanksgiving was great :)

April said...

I have no button capabilities, but please let me know when it's ready. That's an awesome idea!
Happy FF!

Shannon said...

Thanks again for the shoutout and for commenting for a good cause!

Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I'm a DAWG fan, but I still think Tebow is hot.

Kirby3131 said...

I'm still giggling over the take your glasses off comment. That's priceless.

I hope you enjoy the game. I try real hard not to watch football. LOL But I understand a good rivalry :)

I commented for food on your friends blog. It's a really good idea.

Kristin - The Goat

Christy said...

At least she ASKED himt o take the glasses off. LOL - and your friend's donate-a-can idea is great!

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

Great layout/design! I grew up with tons and tons and tons of snow... so this is about all the snow I care to see anymore!

My family always likes to play boardgames at the holidays. What game is your family playing in those pictures? I can't tell!~Elizabeth

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Your blog sidetracked me into spending the day redesigning my blog to make it Christmasy...heh, heh! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

What a great thing your friend is doing - I'll head over there to leave a comment when I'm done here... ;)

Looks like you guys had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Love all the pics!!

I'm still laughing over M asking her older brother if he'd take his glasses off...heh, heh!!

Happy FF! :)

Helene said...

I love the new look of your blog!

The comment that your cousin's daughter made totally cracked me up...smart girl!

Love what your bloggy friend is doing to donate canned food...I'm off to her blog now!

♥ Becky ♥ said...

First of all I know it's been forever since I've left a comment and I'm sorry!! :)
Second, I love your new layout and that it snows!!
Third, it sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving with your family even if the kids weren't there. I love the pictures and the food sounds delicious. And go GATORS!!!!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Looks like you enjoyed! And yum, black eyed pea dip!!! Mmmm

Love the snow flakes.

Six Feet Under Blog said...

Photos are great!

Carolee / Home4ever said...

Your cousins daughter sounds so cute!

Glad everyone had a great day!