Saturday, December 29, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
Webkinz in our Christmas tree! Yes, the big thing at our house right now are Webkinz. Both Jonah and Courtney are all in to Webkinz, BIG time. In fact, Jonah told Santa that he was going to go cheap this year and only wanted 4 Webkinz, nothing more. Well, he recieved three and since Santa sometimes has a big heart, he threw in a few more gifts to make it a wonderful Christmas.
Jonah and Courtney, Christmas morning in their Penguin PJ's, that they received Christmas Eve by way of their Advent Calendars and a clue to where they could find them.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Looks good enough to eat!
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
All I want for Christmas is world peace. Also I would like a Webkinz (a Collie) and I would like to see my friends in Kentucky. Merry Christmas!
I wanted to cry. I will say that the world peace reminded me of an answer that a beauty pageant contestant would say, but overall I was so touched. This is a picture of Courtney and her new BFF (best friend forever) at church, Rose.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
1. Your favorite Holiday Movie? Charlie Brown's Christmas and Home Alone 1
2. The best Christmas present you ever received? Phillip totally surprised me one year with rollar blades
3. Your favorite Santa memory? When we took the kids to see Santa and he told the kids that he was aware of them not being at home Christmas morning and knew that they would be at their grandparents house and he sometimes made special exceptions and they would get their gifts before they left for Fl. That evening when we arrived back home, Santa had visited and left two presents for each child that they had only told Santa during that visit, one hour prior. Miracles do happen at Christmas.
Do you prefer...
4. Colored or white lights? white
5. Artificial or real tree? Real, but I have artificial ones
6. Prelit or stringing your own lights? Prelit
7. Bake anything special for the holidays? The four of us spend one to two days prior to Christmas baking lots of sweets and goodies, including my famous "orange juice" cake for neighbors, families, co-workers and freinds
8. Put your tree up before Thanksgiving? We usually start Thanksgiving night and continue throughout the weekend
What is your...
9. Favorite Christmas food? deviled eggs and ham
10. Favorite festive place to go? Christmas on Ice and riding around looking at the lights
11. Favorite Christmas Carol? Drummer Boy
12. Favorite Christmas Album? Acappella Christmas and Kenny G's Christmas
I now hereby tag JP, Alicia, Joanna, Judith, and Terri
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
Jonah, Courtney, and myself, I know we don't look very Christmasee (is that a word, I know we say it) but what do you expect when the AC is on and it is 80 degrees outside.
Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
On a positive note, I finally accomplished getting my new drivers license, after only living here about 60 days, yes and you are suppose to change it with in 10 days of moving. Unfortunately for my friend Kate, my experience was no where near as bad or crazy as hers but it did take me two trips to the driver's license office and thank goodness I did not have to take a test.
Did I tell you how horrible this move was with the moving company? A nightmare, to say the least. Just a quick run down........ a hole in the ceiling, which apparently was our fault, funny thing though especially when neither one of us was in the attic with the mover......... several items broken, irreplaceable items, like an antique dresser that my grandmother gave me as a child (part of a complete bedroom suit) or the pottery that I purchased on a mission trip to Honduras (when will I go back?) just to say a few things.........and I had not even begun to touch on all the items that were stolen from us, a Wii, a Nintendo Gamecube, a Gameboy and all the accessories that you can imagine and the games!!!!!! (thousands of dollars) Oh and our camcorder, I have the bag but that nice little camcorder that can fit so nicely in the palm of your hand certainly was able to fit nicely in the palm of one of the movers hands..........Oh and all this was taken before the truck driver took inventory of the boxes, so there is not a box number or evidence of these items, just our word. So now, sixty days after the move and there is a promise that we may see a settlement on this sometime next week....... I wonder what the outcome will be.
Quirkie things with our new house.......the garage is not deep enough for our van to fit comfortably. Why does someone even build a garage for a family of size and does not make the garage large enough to fit a minivan?.........The microwave, I still neither can anyone else figure out how to operate this thing (yes, the one item that we did not get a owner's manual for). However, if we keeping burning popcorn in it, either we will have to get a new one or our house will forever smell like burnt popcorn...........When the power goes off and then comes back on, all the ceiling fan lights comes on. Not something that you want to happen in the middle of the night or when you have been gone all day and come home to lights turned on that you knew you did not leave on when you left the house...........The master bathtub, I could fit all four of us in it plus some. I love a big tub but I have only filled this one up once. (Don't worry I take showers or use the kids? I knew what you were thinking)
We had to buy a new Christmas tree this year, well we did not HAVE to, we choose to. Our tree was about 12 years old, very large (fat) and since we love lights, ever year Phillip had to walk around the tree placing strand after strand of lights. So after looking like crazy at some very odd looking Christmas trees and I mean ODD looking trees ( combination trees, since when to two different types of trees grow together in the forest, are we cross-secting Christmas trees now) and after deciding against placing a palm tree in our living room, we finally found one. A Miracle Tree - a 9ft cashmere Bavarian Fir, what ever happen, to a Douglas fir or a pine or just a Christmas tree. The funniest part about this, was when we went to check out, the cashier asked us if we wanted a one year warranty for $19.95. Okay, I may have blonde hair but PLEASE and you know the sad thing is, people must buy it or they would not offer it.
Okay, do I attempt trying to go back to bed now, so that I can wake up in a few hours to teach the most wonderful students in my house or do I keep typing away or should I go and watch reruns of "I love Lucy" or infommericals on the TV, could there possibly be a new George Foreman Grill. Well if I leave another post then you know that I did not fall asleep or either my battery in my laptop went dead. Maybe I'll try going back to bed, last night at this time I was finishing my grocery list, that I forgot to take with me today, so now I have multiples, I mean multiples of certain items.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Does anyone remember their days of Nancy Drew? I remember not wanting to put them down until I knew the end of the story and thought several times about jumping to the last chapter, but was afraid that I would get caught (go figure). For the longest time, every time that we would go to the library, I would bring up Nancy Drew, but there would be no interest. Well last week, Courtney checked out one and now is hooked. I took this picture of Courtney out on the jungle gym reading one day. I thought it was sweet.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
We celebrated Thanksgiving at our new home this year. Even though my brother was unable to attend due to work, his boys were there along with my dad, sister, her husband and their daughter. We were very thankful this year for everything that we have, especially a wonderful family and our Lord our Savior.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Every Thanksgiving after everyone eats and before anyone leaves, Phillip's mom suckers someone into putting the tree up and then she lets the grandchildren decorate it. I wished that I had taken a picture of the tree being put up, because it was a sight to see. Of course with all trees, the branches had to be adjusted and there was several lights that did not want to work properly, I think at one time there were about five people trying to get the lights to work. But in the end the Tree was complete, maybe a little bottom heavy because that was the area of the tree that the little ones could reach with ease, but like I told Phillip's mom that will move up with time. As for Thanksgiving day, Phillip and I are planning on my dad, sister and her family to join us on Thanksgiving day at our house. So to all my fellow bloggers, freinds and family, I hope you have a joyful and blessed Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!