Wednesday, December 29, 2010
We spent the day hanging out at home. We are having new cabinets done and the house was a MESS! The kids and I went to Lowe's and ran some errands. Half way through the day I decided that we would be going out for pizza! We bought cupcakes to take with us too. Sis was thrilled to go out...as were all her brothers.
Sis trying to show us "3" on her fingers.
Happy Birthday to Sis!!
On Sat. Sis and I are going on a special shopping day. We are going to go spend some time together and pick out her gift. On Sunday we will have cake....again and do a bit more celebrating. I'm so thrilled to have such a sweet and spirited little girl. Happy Birthday big 3!
Monday, December 27, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
I hope you have the Merriest Christmas. This picture was our Christmas card this year. It was taken at our favorite place on the Oregon coast this past summer. We love the beach!! This was one of the nicest days we have ever spent on the beach in Oregon. Warm weather and no wind. A dream come true. We walked for a couple miles and enjoyed each other's company. A perfect day.
My Christmas wish is that all of us take time to pray for those less fortunate. Really, that means the majority of the world. Let us not forget how rich we are. Let us share those riches for the good of all. I especially hope and pray that many more families will adopt children this year. The only thing an orphan wants for Christmas is to have a family. To be loved and cherished.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
In the past I wanted everyone to wait to eat it until after Christmas. You might think that is insane....Cam certainly did. The kids were good and wouldn't eat any candy off of the house...but the husband was another story. He would "sneak" bits of candy off and think I wouldn't notice...or that the kids wouldn't notice. Hah! Mr. P is a mini me and has eagle eyes that don't miss a thing...especially missing candy off the house he built and was patiently waiting to eat! Cam just couldn't resist a munch and he could not understand me making a big deal out of it. Well, that is one of those man vs. woman or husband vs. wife things that we could go round and round and debate and explain and in the end we would just look at each other in frustration. The whole Mars/Venus thing.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Everyone had a turn to spread the thick glue like frosting. Side Note: The Toy Story shirt Baby George is wearing has it's own story. He is obsessed with the shirt. He wears it constantly. And, when I finally peel it off of him to wash it....he cries and asks for it every two minutes. It's truly unbearable so I've taken to letting him wear it for 48 hours straight. Don't judge. The second you pull it out of the dryer and let him have it....total bliss.
Serious work spreading goo....I mean frosting.
Friday, December 17, 2010
It reminded me of when I was little and we would go see my Uncle Larry perform in his Christmas program. Uncle Larry has Down Syndrome and lived in a group home. I can remember as a kid trying to hold back my tears as I watched Larry and the other residents sing Silent Night and do all of the sign language signs for it. Precious. I realized today that my wee ones were getting the same experience in Tuba's classroom. I was proud of my kids. They don't blink twice at seeing people with special needs. They know that Tuba is special and that he has an owie in his brain but that he is also just like the rest of us.
As I drove home I was all choked up with emotion. I had such a nice time. Those kids know exactly how to celebrate the love of Christ and His birth. With joy. Joy to the world!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
My Mom threw a party for me at her house. Thanks Mom!! It was fun to enjoy adult company for the night. The following night the kids took me out for Chinese food.
Here's Cam and I next to my Mom and Bill's tree. Wow! It's always gorgeous.
TMI?? I don't care. It's my blog and I LOVE this photo. I LOVE this man! I LOVED my birthday. Aren't we cute? Yes!
Friday, December 10, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
But, in all the fast paced hoopla going on in my life I had the most amazing thing happen. On Sat. morning I was home in my nightgown when there was a knock at our door. I opened the door to find two girlfriends holding a latte for me. Wow! They handed me a craftily written poem telling me to pack my bags for an overnight trip to the city! Wowwwwwwy!
We stayed downtown in a beautiful hotel, had wine and appetizers (all loving packed by these great friends) in our room, went to dinner at The Cheesecake Factory (yum!), had fun at a martini bar and walked around the city and enjoyed the Christmas decorations. We stayed up way too late chatting. The next day we had lunch and then came home to husbands and kids who missed us! Nice!!! What a blessing these women are to me. Thanks you two!!!! Love you SO much.
Makin' a wish for the next year!
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Her next purchase was a pretty headband and then Grandma bought her some play shoes, boa and another headband. She was in heaven. The was thrilled to have two packages to carry.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Of course what holiday is complete without pie? NONE! I baked my heart out making two pumpkin, one mile-high apple pie and a big pan of dark chocolate brownies. Yummy!
Of course I was first in line to hold my new niece. Scrumtious I tell ya!!
We had such a nice time. It was a real winter wonderland with snow. Beautiful. The kids had a blast and we ate ourselves silly. I'm thankful for so much this year. The top of my list. Cam being done with school, Cam's new job, and Tuba's lack of seizures.