Christmas 2011

  I finally got all of my Christmas photos uploaded the other day.  Like I mentioned last week, by the time it’s all said and done, we usually have 7 Christmas get together’s with all the different families.  No, we do NOT do gifts at every one, but there is food.  Lots and lots of food!  🙂  This year we cut a few get togethers out, for the sake of the kids.  We sure enjoy our leisurely days at home as a family, just playing games by the fire and hanging out.


   Here are my photos from Christmas week.  Gotta get them on here, as my plan is to one day print this blog out in book form for my kids to have as the story of their lives.

  Hope you had a safe and Happy New Years!


Christmas Preschool Nativity



Church Drama, finding Jesus in your every day life. Dale was a sheriff, I was a mom with a sick baby in the waiting room of the clinic:



Special gifts from a special friends, our missing Mickey Ears for Pax & darling Heavenly Headband Towers (with headbands!) for the girls:

Picnik collage Thank you!


A new to us, Twister Game!063067

No-no, Pax! That is not how you play!  MOOOOOM! Make him move!


Hmm, not how you play, huh….


How ‘bout I spin round and round on my bottom? I bet THAT’S how you do it!


Let the Family Christmases begin!










  We ended our week of Christmas fun with a GIANT gut the Play Closet cleaning session with my 2 little helpers!  Pax was taking a morning nap, and Destiny was at a slumber party, so we saved the Arts and Crafts drawers for her to organize when she got home.  This is one of those projects that would’ve been easier for Dale and I to tackle after everyone was in bed, but man, it was such a teachable moment I had major guilt thinking about passing it up! 🙂

They did great and we were very very proud of them.  It’s hard to say good-bye to toys, even when new ones are coming in.

Picnik collage

  Happy Tuesday!


Happy Thanksgiving!

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary,
because it means you’ve made a difference.
It’s easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.

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