Monday, December 31, 2007

Santa was a little

too good to us at our house this year!! The boys received so many presents we do not have a place to put them all!! We had several wonderful Christmas celebrations with family and everything went by in a blur. I just thought I would post some pics from Christmas morning.
Just to let some of you know, momma santa did not know about the air hockey table that daddy santa brought into the house on Christmas eve!! Not sure where we are going to put it, but as you can see it is in the middle of the living room right now!!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Happy Birthday Chad!!

Yes, he really is 34!! I know that he does not look it :) Chad is an awesome dad and a wonderful husband and I hope that you have a super great day!! Love ya! (Although I am not sure that I am real happy about the air hockey table.)

Saturday, December 15, 2007

The weather outside is frightful

and there is not a fire at our house. Actually the weather is not that bad, and we did not lose our electricity. Which I feel very blessed about. The boys were absolutely thrilled that they got to go outside and play in the snow this morning.
I do not know exactly what they were doing out there (way to cold for me to go out) but they had only been out about five seconds and they looked like they had been doing somersaults!!
When they get cold they have to come in and warm up. They are "freezing" you know!! Then they are ready to go back out in five minutes. All they do is get bundled up and then undbundled again!! (this picture is from last weekend when there was not any snow, just really cold and they still play outside in it!!)
Poor Ben does not get to go out in the snow, he just gets to sit at the window and watch with mommy. Of course, here he is trying his first french fry. (and I think he likes it even if his face does not show it.)

And of course the older two see that I have the camera out and have to come and act like little squirrels. Ben never gets any peace in his life.

Sunday School Class Party

So, I know that I have not posted in forever, but it seems to me like my mother always beats me to everything (Christmas programs, etc). Our Sunday school class had our Christmas party at Chad and Michelle Hutton's house last Saturday (thanks again for hosting guys) and we had an ugly sweater contest. Not that many people participated but those who did had some pretty ugly sweaters. I have to say that Chad's may have taken the cake. Of course it was his dad's Laverne coaching sweater from 1960 (I am just really impressed Chad could wear it).

Brent's did not seem that bad, but he swore Hilary bought it at a Thrift Store (yeah, right Brent we know you wore this to work last week!!)
My terrible picture taking abilities do not do this picture justice!!

Monday, December 3, 2007

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? wrapping paper and maybe some sacks (whatever is easiest)

2. Real or artificial tree? pre-lit artificial (so easy)

3. When do you put up the tree? A day or two before Thanksgiving.

4. When do you take the tree down? Hopefully sometime before Christmas break is over.

5. Do you like eggnog? Yes, chocolate egg-nog with ice cream is yummy, yummy. (Everyone should try it.) My mother introduced me to it!!

6. Favorite gift received as a child? a tampoline and my Nintendo

7. Do you have a nativity scene? yes, one for the kiddos to play with and one they cannot touch

8. Hardest person to buy for? my brother-in-law (Jeff) He can buy everything really cheap in China anyway.

9. Easiest person to buy for? my kids of course

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? ??? I really do not know.

11. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? It's a Wonderful Life

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Black Friday (shopped for 18 hours this year!!)

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? I really do not think so.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Desserts and Noodles

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? clear on the tree, colored outside

17. Favorite Christmas song? Mary Did You Know and I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Both

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and of course Rudolph

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Star

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or Christmas morning? Both

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Honestly, I wish we could slow down and enjoy it more.

23. Do you decorate your tree in any specific theme or color? Nope. Just all of the ornaments that I have received over the years.

24. What do/did you leave for Santa? Cookies and milk, and usually a note.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Ben is doing great

after getting his tubes put in. Things went smoothly. Except maybe for the fact that the lights went out at the hospital while Ben was still back in surgery!! We knew he was finished but we had not gotten to see him yet, and the electricity was only off for a minute or two. But still it is kinda freaky. Anyway, Ben was a hit with all of the nurses and we were home and happy by 10:00 AM. Thanks for your prayers.