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Friday, December 26, 2008

Happy Birthday Jesus!

Christmas Day was really relaxing at our house. The fridge was stocked w/ left overs, so I didn't have to cook! We're still trying to figure out what we want to do as our traditions every year. What do you all do? Any suggestions?
We wake up in the morning with the tree all set up w/ gifts ready to open...The wrapped gifts are for Josh (daddy) and the bags are the boys "stockings". What do you do for stockings? We have friends that make fabric giftbags for thiers. Don't know what I'll continue doing for our family.
Before anyone can touch their gifts I read the story of Jesus' birth from either my bible or a story book. This year it was both. Then we dug into our gifts...
After the chaos settled and we cleaned up the mess, we went over to the mall and watched "the tale of despereux". It was a good movie and rated G, so no inappropriate stuff. I think we might keep this tradition of going to a movie on Christmas day. Then we headed back home, snacked on some leftovers, played and then watched Nativity Story before bed. This has been something we've done the last two years and we saw it on Christmas Eve the year it was in theaters.
Oh and this is my swag that I got for free at the grocery store because it was drying out and they just wanted them gone. :-DMy mom got us this adorable "kid friendly"(it's made of resin) nativity scene. I love it! So cute!

Christmas Eve

We had a wonderful Christmas Eve this year all snowed in. It is usually our tradition to spend Christmas Eve with my family at my mom's house, but no one else was able to make it up and due to our current vehicle situation my mom would have had to pick us up for us all to come out, so they just came here. I cooked a ham dinner, [that was delicious :-) ] then Josh and I snuck out for a bit to finish up some christmas shopping, exchanged gifts and had some pie.

My mom and dad brought paper plates...they're so smart... it made clean up a breeze!

My ham made my roasting pan shatter and the dripping started running off the counter onto the carpet. Luckily I got it all cleaned up and the roasting pan was the only casualty of the day. Well... besides the rolls that got a little darker than they should be while I was dealing w/ the ham fiasco.

Thanks to my mom and dad, Elizabeth will continue to be one of the best dressed babies in the nursery at church LOL!

The boys all got some new clothes too and a computer game from Grandma and Papa

Snow Pics

Here's some snow pics from our house

(Out my bedroom window looking at Living Room window)

(Out Joshua's window)

(anyone want to go for a drive?)

Happy Birthday to me :o)

(Joshua took this pic of me)

I'm finally blogging on my bday. I had a wonderful day. My mom came over in the morning w/ the most beautiful cake I have ever had for my bday, a little snowman plush and a copy of Frosty the Snowman on DVD. (I'm named after Frosty's wife, if you didn't know LOL) Josh made us breakfast and took Joshua shopping to get me something, but came back empty handed. But, that was ok. We went over to the mall and had a late lunch at Red Robin then walked around for a bit. Back home for some cake and just chillin' with the family. Nice, Relaxing... Great!

(My Cake)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Survey

Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your friends. Okay, try not to be a SCROOGE!!!......You don't want ghosts to haunt you, do you?!?

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Usually gift bags. Depends what I'm wrapping
2. Real tree or Artificial??? Real eventhough I seem to be allergic to them
3. When do you put up the tree?? Sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas
4. When do you take the tree down??? First week of January;
5. Do you like eggnog?? I like eggnog, but the feeling isn't mutual
6. Favorite gift received as a child???? hmm...there's too many good ones to choose from
7. Hardest person to buy for? Josh
8. Easiest person to buy for? My kids
9. Do you have a nativity scene??? yup, two actually
10. Mail or email Christmas cards???? Mail, hand deliver and Email
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received??? my iron LOL
12. Favorite Christmas Movie???? Nativity Story
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?? Whenever I have the money to
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?? never presents, but I've regifted prizes
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas???? Hmm....that's another tough one
16. Lights on the tree???? Not this year
17. Favorite Christmas song??? (see playlist below)
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?? Depends on the Weather
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? I'm a scrooge...there is no santa, so there are no reindeer to name
20. Angel on the tree top or a star??? I want a cross for the top of mine. Any one ever seen one of those?
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning???? PJs Christmas eve
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year???? being snowed in LOL
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? Blue and Silver
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner?? ham, potatoes and all that stuff
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? A bigger vehicle (i'm just dreaming here)
26. Who is most likely to respond to this?? No one they did it already
27. Who is least likely to respond to this?? everyone

Monday, December 8, 2008

Yay Lynden!

My Nephew Joseph and his team won the State Title this weekend! It was a very close game that went into double overtime! Although Joseph didn't play in the championship game this year he did play in many of the Varsity and JV games throughout the season and he's only a sophmore! Great job Joseph...Keep working hard! He's #47 in the above picture :o)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Stoney Ridge Farm

We went out to stoney ridge farm yesterday to check out trees and their live nativity. The animals are live, the people are not. I swear I've seen that wise man at JC Penney. LOL
We also enjoyed some hot cocoa and the playground :o)Joshua and Moses the camel (he's real)

Might use this one as our Christmas card this year. Look...Gabe brought his camel w/ him. He wanted to see if their camel would realize that his toy was just like it. LOL