Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Little Miss Thing

Mommy, take my picture!
See how I dressed like my puppy!

and take this one too.

Not Me Monday

I am going to participate in MckMama's Not Me Monday. This is where you get to talk about things you would never do, but somehow might of, and not really admit to it.

I did not make dinner rolls for Christmas dinner and then leave them in the oven to find them Sunday afternoon when I went to bake some corn bread.

I did not take my kids into TJ Maxx to look for a New Year's Eve outfit and lecture them about behaving. I did not take my 3 kids and Conner's friend Micah into the home decor section and to just look around. And I most certainly DID NOT pick up one wire basket from the top shelf and it did not start a chain reaction that caused everything on that shelf to fall on me and onto the floor. I did not try to use my body to hold stuff up and get stuck in this position as my kids were standing there wide eyed with their mouth's wide open. Candle sticks, picture frames, you name it, it did not fall over. And there was not a glass picture frame that fell over and knocked everything off of the top shelf from the next aisle over. And everything that fell off that shelf was not glass vases. And my poor tramatized 8 year old did not tell the lady that works there that if her mommy has to pay for all of the stuff she broke they could have the $60 from her savings account.

Monday, December 29, 2008


For our anniversary we celebrated by making
really yummy smores.
I want to remember my family just like this.
Easy happy memories.
Just turn on the outside grill, add marshmallows, hersey chocolate bars
and graham crackers.
By the way, it was really cold. Just how I like it.

Does it look like fun? It was a blast!

Christmas dinner

Christmas Memories:
Christmas Dinner

Good friends
Neil, Suzanne and Danille
I love this picture.
The girls personalities all come through in their facial expressions.
Silly, silly, silly!
Emma looks really happy because we are
making her eat her green beans.
Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas Memories: Christmas Morning

Christmas Morning

Libby (the cat) is ready

Emma and Libby

Conner and his new hot wheels city.

Notice the pile of books.
Her favorite thing.

Libby looks just plain worn out by all the excitement.
I was blessed with a new camera.
I am still trying to figure it out but it is
making this blogging thing more fun!

Christmas Memories: Christmas Eve

Christmas Memories Part 2

Getting to see LaRae and her big baby belly.

Counting the days until we get to meet her new baby girl Adyson.

Getting the Conner/Connors together.

Helping decorate a gingerbread house.

Opening presents at the firestation.

Have you ever seen

someone get

this excited?!

It's all good!

(makeup courtesy of cousin Hana)

I think they all liked their gifts!

Christmas memories: Baking Cookies

Baking Cookies

Yummy Frosting

Lots of Sprinkles

Saturday, December 27, 2008

This day

This day
is the day
Jim and I started our lives together
Eleven years and three babies later.
I can honestly say
if I could do it all over again
I wouldn't change a thing.
Happy Anniversary
I love you more today
than ever.

I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas.

I really want to post some pictures of the kiddos.

For now, I want to share this link with you. There is a you-tube video you must watch.


Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Tour

Just for fun I am participating in this tour of blog homes.
We are all showing our Christmas decorations.
I love going into other's "homes" and seeing some unique
and some traditional Christmas decorations.
Here is a link to the women that is hosting the tour.
I started collecting Nativities.
I was inspired by my friend Micki.
I am really happy with this one.
I got it last year after Christmas at Family Christian Bookstore.
It was on clearance and I got to use my 25% off coupon!

In honor of my Firefighter husband.
I started collecting Christmas themed firefighter ornaments and
decorations pretty early in our marriage.
I really love these Santas.
I wish I was better about buying one every year.

Merry Christmas!!!!
Thanks for stopping by!