Sunday, December 25, 2011


We must have been very good this year, because Santa Clause found us! The magic reindeer food really works!!!

I have to say that Christmas has been my favorite these last few years. Not only has Santa found us, but I have put a lot of effort into the gifts of love. And not to disappoint, the kids have really loved them. What a joy!

~ What Santa brought ~
a puppy for Kate

a DS for Big D

lots of Warriors books and a DS game for Faithers

~ Gift of need ~
underwear, church pants, socks

~ Gift of want ~
WebKinz pug, St. Nick hamster, wholly mammoth

~ From each other ~
2 robes, a necklace and stretchy ring

~Gift of love ~
Homemade quilts

~ and the parents ~

Brandon also surprised me with a Kindle. How exciting!!!

socks, special Oreos, and Elf the movie from the Bohneys

We are so very blessed! Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 23, 2011


Yep! We are definitely ready for the big man!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Sometimes, when I transfer the pictures from the camera to the computer, I find pictures like this.

You know, the kind that make you say in your head, "I don't want to know what my husband does at work."

Friday, December 2, 2011


The other kids said that Kate was missing and that I had to come to find her.

It wasn't hard to find her. There was so much giggling beneath practically every blanket that we own! It was a very fun peep-a-boo session!!!

Too much fun!!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Like many of you, each year after Thanksgiving, we put up our Christmas tree. This year, was perhaps a little more stressful. Some of the lights were out on the tree and we couldn't find all of the boxes for Christmas.

Still playing in the tote

The star is always a big deal at our house. So, we put it on 3 times this year, not wanting anyone to miss out on their turn!

Looking closer, you'll see the following:

Walle with his missing head

Homemade one eyed Rudolph

Baby boy with first words ... that are missing

Gingerbread girl with the store tag still attached

But then, I see these 3 beautiful, smiling faces looking at me.

Faith 2004

Dawson 2010

Kate 2010

I was surprised at the smile after the tree was put together. It certainly isn't department store worthy, but it's perfect for our family.