Saturday, November 29, 2008

An update

I've fallen way behind in my regular posting, my apologies to my 3 readers! :) This time of year can get quite crazy as I'm sure everyone is feeling right now.

I braved the crowds yesterday at 5:30 am to snag some absolutely great deals. The result is that I am almost completely finished with my Christmas shopping. Just need to pick up a few odds and ends, probably at the last minute! The only problem that I had was when I got to Kohls, which unfortunately for me happens to be my favorite store. Unfortunate, because once I finished shopping and went to check out, I waited in line for 1 hr. to finally get to the cashier! I don't think I would've had the stamina to stand there and wait if it hadn't been for my friend, Raquel, who I was shopping with, and who was waiting right along with the rest of us. The time seems to go by much quicker when you have a friend to chat with, Thanks Raquel! :) So did anyone else get out there for the early-bird specials?

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, November 23, 2008

You Are Mashed Potatoes

Ordinary, comforting, and more than a little predictable

You're the glue that holds everyone together.

This little quiz was fun! So how about it? What category of Thanksgiving do you fall into?

Monday, November 17, 2008

I just can't do it,

can't decorate my house for the holidays or put up my Christmas tree, that is. I couldn't even change my blog template. I just can't. I was getting tired of my old look so I did change that, but it's still in the fall category! When my brother and I were growing up, we didn't get a tree, (or take it out of the box if we were on the mission field!) until the weekend of Thanksgiving. It's just what I'm used to and I suppose that's what I'll always do for my family also. I did unpack Brianna's little white tree and let her decorate it this past weekend, she had so much fun and it turned out so cute! It's so girly, with pink, purple, turquoise, and lime colored little ornaments all over it. I suppose she'll be using it as a night light in her bedroom for the next several months.

I'm certainly anxious for the holiday season to be here though, I love decorating for Christmas. I think the tree is my favorite part, I love sitting in the living room in the evening with the lights twinkling, it seems so magical.

But for now, the totes of Christmas decor will remain in that dusty, cobweb-filled basement of ours and the pumpkins will remain on the mantel.. Just wait though, come Thanksgiving weekend, watch out! This house will be SCREAMING Christmas spirit! :)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Oh no he didn't! (Yeah, he did)

My little man had a burst of boredom the other day while I was on the phone with my mom. Then he discovered some crayons. Need I say more? This is the result . . . actually this is only part of the stairway, the entire wall is now decorated in patches of brown crayon. Ugh, now I need to go buy more paint, I'm thinking I might go a shade darker this time around to hide the little hand prints a bit better. Tyler, lets stick to the coloring books from now on, okay?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, November 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Tyler!

Today was Tyler's 2nd birthday, (bracing myself for the 'terrible twos'!) He didn't quite get the Happy birthday thing, even though it was sung to him no less than 200 times by his older sister. He even broke down into tears a few times, I think he just felt very over whelmed. Poor Grandpa and Grammy, all they heard when they called to wish him a happy birthday was total sobbing. He certainly had his moments today but I think he forgot them pretty quickly as soon as he started unwrapping those presents. He loved all his train decorations and cake, even though it wasen't Thomas, it must have resembled a train close enough that he was happy. We relit the candles no less than 5 times, he really loved blowing those things out.

Happy birthday buddy, we love you so much and can't imagine life without our little man!

Friday, November 7, 2008

If I had an interesting post, the title would be here . .

but I don't. It's been a busy week. Homeschooling, baking, coming out of our candy coma's from Halloween, and scrapbooking. Yes, I actually said scrapbooking. I haven't done it in ages and have decided that at the rate I'm going Brianna will be in high school before I get her Pre-school album done. So, I've designated several days this week to getting that album completely finished. It's going well and pretty fast, as I've decided to keep it really simple so that it will actually look like a Preschooler's album. I'll share some pics when it's finished!

Enjoy your weekend everyone! :)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Our Halloween

Halloween is a much-anticipated day in our house. Not in the spooky, ghost and goblin way. We love all the fall decorations, picking pumpkins and carving them, picking out costumes and going trick-or-treating. The small town that we live in makes this all possible and so much fun. Thankfully, once Brianna decided that she was going to be Belle, she stuck with her decision. Tyler loves trains so naturally I thought that Thomas the Train would be a great choice, right?

Not so much. This was in the car, getting ready to trick-or-treat to the businesses in town. He did eventually decide that it would be fun to fill his little bucket with candy, thankfully!

Trick-or-treating in town. From 2:30-3:30pm all the business had candy for the kids, they had a blast walking to all the stores around the square.
'Belle''Thomas'My little princess and IAll the candy that was gathered, WAY too much! :) I plan to dress the kids up again and attempt to take some posed pictures, providing that 'Thomas' will cooperate, I didn't have much of a chance to get pics before going out, they were so excited! Tyler was so exhausted, he was begging to go to bed by the end of the night! Not so much for his sister though, the sugar-high lasted way past her bed-time!