Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Festivities

I love the magic that comes with Christmas!!!
We had a fabulous day of just relaxing! I especially loved that we didn't have to be anywhere but HOME. Or wear anything but PAJAMAS. It was a wonderful Day!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve Festivities

We made cookies for Santa, cutting, baking, and frosting.

We had our Traditional Christmas Eve Dinner, PIZZA HUT.
Read of Christ's Birth as recounted in LUKE.
Bathed the kids,
Opened NEW pajama's made by their MAMA.
Prepared Santa, and the Reindeers GOODY plate and sent them off to bed.
We are ALL excited to see what Christmas morning will bring.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Nightly WWF

After Jap gets home and we have dinner. 'IT'S ON'. The kids spend the rest of the evening wrestling their dad. Magoo thinks it's fun to climb on everyone.

Jay didn't like sharing his water with Dad. It was cute to see him push Jappy's head away from his straw.

Fun on the Farm

Thanks to the Call's they shared a day at the farm with us. The girls got to feed the cows, pet the horses, and drive the 4 wheelers on their own. It was just a relaxing afternoon, with GREAT company.
Dallas and Mady feeding cows.
I think their exceeding the weight limit

Dallas driving on his own, Ace needing to take action, Dallas didn't see the need to turn or stop.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Coal for Christmas

We still own our house in Coeur d' Alene which is, or was rented. In October we found out the renters wrote a bad check, we didn't think much of it. We just hoped they would get it together and pay their rent. 2 months later they FINALLY moved out. We got a call from the property management company tonight, that takes care of it for us. They said "the carpet is unclean able we're going to need to replace it. AAHHH And of coarse they're going to need to repaint. Seriously people, Why do renters think that they can DESTROY something that's NOT theirs?
Then Yesterday I was driving home and noticed that the girls power wheels was missing from our yard. Some #*@ STOLE IT right out of our yard. GRRRRR
This is just the tip of the ice burg of the last few days. I didn't even get into the 4 WD going out in the Durango, The Honda on its LAST wheel, I got stuck at the bottom of the hill after a snow storm and had to beg a neighbor to take me up the hill. And how my children are Sassy. I had to take the eldest out of Sacrament last week for her RUDE DISRESPECTFULL Attitude. (I haven't had to do that Since she was a toddler)
I'm having a hard time feeling the Christmas Spirit. (If you haven't noticed)
I'm hoping next week is Better! Or I'll Be on the naughty list.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Tis the Season

Tis the season to lose my mind Fa la la la la la la la.
My kids are good all year long until December. Does anyone else have that problem??
They fought all day today. and I mean fought. Hitting, yelling, stomping. And we absolutely don't allow hitting. So they spent a little time in their room this evening. I bribed them with making cookies with me and then it was a SILENT NIGHT
We had a busy weekend with Christmas parties, and dinners and some Fun activities.
Jessi came and spent the night and watched our kids so we could go to a dinner at the church. She made Gingerbread Houses with the girls, which turned out so Cute. They have a permanent home as the center piece on the table. It just makes me smile when I walk by them. I LOVE when Jessi comes and I know my girls feel the same

Friday morning Jappy's sisters came into town with their daughters and we made candy. It was a full day of mixing and chocolate dipping, and worth it. It's fun to be together and laugh about silly things we do and say. It hasn't happened for a long time, I think we all needed it, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Jessi and B making Carmel

I have some of my shopping done. But still a little ways to go. I don't know when I'm going to do it. Jappy has a full week of driving and late nights a head of him. That means late nights for me.
Half of our Christmas Decor is up. I haven't found the time to finish it. So much to do and so little time to do it in.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Forgotten Carols

If you haven't seen the Forgotten Carols with Michael McLean your missing out!!
We got dressed up, curled our hair, picked up the sitter for the 'Bear' ,and headed to Idaho Falls. Just Jap and I and the Girls.
We had a great time!!
It was a wonderful way to start the Holiday Season, and remember what the Season is ALL about.