Friday, 30 January 2009
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
Seth took the kids (while I was working) to pick up the dog. My cell phone rings, and it is Seth.....he says "there is only two left. If I take one then it will be all alone. The dogs gave me this really sad face, like why are you taking away my friend. Please, can we just have two?' Seriously.....I was like whatever....so I caved. We have two of the cutest puppies ever. They are Labs and as perfect as can be.
And so far the kids have been great with them. (one is a boy and one is a girl)
Names we considered:
Jack and Bauer (after my one true love)
The names we settled on were Coco and Lucky. The kids begged for that name again. It wasn't worth a fight. :) So the kids lovingly call him Lucky number 2. (nice, eh!)
Monday, 26 January 2009
got two awards at the Care Awards assembly. She got one for Achievement and one for attendance! She is doing so well in school and just loves it!! Good job Katie!
Jared also got an award for perfect attendance so far for the whole year!! WOW! That's amazing!
Monday, 19 January 2009
*I really can't believe that she is four. Time goes by....so fast! We love you Jen-Jen!
Sunday, 18 January 2009
Thailand and came out for a visit.....and it was a great excuse to get everyone together!! Alan and Josh flew in for the event. It was so good to see everyone! We know how to have a good time, let me tell you. :) It was wonderful to see Andy again....I can't believe it has been two years. Where does time go again???
Tuesday, 13 January 2009
You Rock!! Happy Birthday little lady!!
*technically both b-days are tomorrow! I can't help being so on top of things!! :) Also, don't be offended if I forget your special day. I love you. I just only have a few brain cells. And some times are busier for me than others. Okay. I am trying NOT to feel guilty about ALL the people I leave out. Can you forgive me??? Please. :)
I hope you have the best, most fabulous birthday! I love you. You are a wonderful person. You are happy and bright and make so many of us laugh! Thanks for all you do!
Enjoy these pictures. I found them especially for you!!! :)
Monday, 5 January 2009
Sunday, 4 January 2009
Well, I was a little worried this year about Christmas. About money, and really dumb things.....I have just been so stressed out and basically forgot about what the Holiday really is all about. Seth and I chose to really scale back, and only get the kids three things each, and do stockings. I kept going in and out of feeling guilty about not doing more, blah blah, blah.....And I got pretty lucky because I didn't even go out shopping until the Saturday before Christmas. (that really helped me from going over-board!!) So, all in all we had a wonderful holiday, and a nice Christmas break. The kids go back to school in the morning and I am really surprised at how fast the break went. I actually think I am going to miss the laid back, wake up whenever, clean the house whenever lifestyle. I do however thrive on a schedule, too. So I am sure that missing those lazy days won't last for long.
We have been really keeping busy at the shop. We have done a mystery quilt day, a Friday night sew-a-thon and lots and lots of projects I am trying to keep up with. I am working on keeping that blog updated as well. So check it often and leave me a nice comment or a mean one.....if that's how you roll. :)
I hope that everyone had a good Christmas and that you had a safe and warm holiday season. I for one am grateful for the simple blessing of safety. Having heard about Jake and Misty's ordeal was quite a humbling experience for me. You know, you just never know when it will be your time to go, but I sure know how devastating that could have been for our family. I am grateful for the Lord's hand in their lives.....that everything happened how it did and that they are safe.
We sometimes just sail through life without thinking about how blessed we are just to be here. Let us not forget to look on the bright side, be positive and enjoy where you are......If I know anything, it is that wherever we are doesn't last very long, that life is constantly changing, and that if we could just learn to be content, we wouldn't wish so much time away.
Aunt Wendy and her girls had been planning this big 70-80's surprise party for Uncle Tom. It was a blast. Wendy did so much decorating and preparing, everything was wonderful. Megan pretty much rocked the house with her hair-do. I want to have another party just so I can see that again....and JD, that mustache....mmm-hmm. WOW. We all had a great time disco dancing and YES I did sport one heck of a side pony. (and some blue eye shadow!!) Good times.
SOOOO bad was a camera. I was afraid we wouldn't be able to get her one, and I came across another awesome deal....and Wha-la, Annie got a camera and some Aeropostale clothes. It is so weird that she is past the toys.....and now wants clothes and electronics. It has definitely been a good Christmas for us all.
was also very excited about Christmas and her list would seriously crack you up. (i will have to scan all of the lists, they are pretty funny!) Anyway, her presents this year were a backpack with a sleeping bag and flashlight, a real tea party set and barbie Mariposa. (the barbie with giant sparkly butterfly wings!!) She was so happy.
thought Christmas was the best thing ever! He very quickly caught on to opening presents and LOVED it. His presents this year were a riding toy firetruck, some clothes, a noisy music thing and some shoes. He was in pure heaven. Oh, and he got some candy in his stocking......best thing ever. Just ask him! :)
Look at the picture of him second up on the left, hahahaha, he was SO into those presents!! That is the picture this year that just makes me laugh over and over. This sweet little guy has brought so much joy to our family!
I remember waking up at 3am then every hour after that to beg our parents to let us go out and get our stockings!! I am glad I have good sleepers! They loved everything in those stockings!!