Monday, December 29, 2008


We are hoping to leave early tomorrow morning for Chris' parents in Colorado Springs, as long as nothing else comes up! There always seems to be something. We did get a surprise when Chris went to get our rental car. We reserved a mid-size car knowing that Chris' mom was sending us a coupon for free upgrade. When Chris got there this afternoon, they said that the car we were supposed to have was still at the shop getting the oil changed and would be another 45 minute wait. The guy was super nice and let Chris have a 08 Dodge Club cab truck instead of waiting!!! It's definitely not going to help on our gas mileage but it will be fun to drive! The boys spent several minutes out checking it all out and moving their booster seats in after Chris brought it home. I just pray that it doesn't decide to rain or snow! Haha!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

...and just like that, it's over!

Well, the holiday may have come and gone already but my house still looks like Christmas day! I can't seem to get all the toys, wrapping paper and empty boxes all picked up, especially since the kids keep playing with the toys and we keep getting boxes in the mail with more presents in them, not that I am complaining about the great gifts from friends and family! We are leaving tomorrow afternoon after Chris performs a funeral for a church member's mother in the morning and I am hoping to get most of the house cleaned up before we leave because there is nothing worse than coming home to a dirty, cluttered house after a long trip in the car!

We had a great Christmas and this was our first time at home with just us. In a way it was nice but I think we all agreed that celebrating with family is much more fun! Our youth pastor, Kris, spent most of the day with us because his wife and baby boy had flown to Iowa that morning to be with her family while Kris goes to south Texas with our youth for Friends Student Conference this week and I must say it is strange not sending my husband off with them too. I am sure glad to have him at home with us though!

We also celebrated Ian's 5th birthday Christmas night. I asked Ian during the day if he felt like 5 and he said no, but yesterday when I asked him again, he said yes! Haha. Guess it took a few days to soak in! Our friend, Joyce, made an awesome train cake for Ian's birthday and it was a big hit, especially the next day when I found Emma sitting on the table eating green frosting and M&M's. I took video of it but can't get it to load on here so you will just have to believe me! :)
We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas also. Our family is excited to see what God has in store for us this year and we pray that you all know his peace!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I forgot...again...

Well, I have always known that my memory was not the best but I am starting to think there is something wrong with me! Two weeks ago, I was talking with a friend at church and she asked me to plan the Christmas party for Pioneer Club. The party is going to be this next Wednesday night and guess what? I forgot all about it until she called me today!!!!! Yikes! Nothing like planning something last minute! I know we talked about what we wanted to do two weeks ago but I can't remember anything we talked about so tonight during Pioneer Club, we are going to talk about it all again. AND I AM WRITING IT DOWN!!! We are having a star theme to go along with our Stars for Kickapoo. At least I bought the boy's gifts for under the tree but it would have been nice if I had remembered the Christmas party, too. Guess, I'd better run and get busy! Christmas is only 14 days away!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Real or fake?

I just can't decide...we have talked about getting a real Christmas tree this year since we are getting a new fake PRELIT Christmas tree after the holiday, so this would be a good year to have a real one. But...I am just not sure I want to mess with watering a real one and we would have to buy a stand also. I would love to have the real smell but I worry about Emma pulling the whole thing down this year since she is bigger. She is also going to be real fun trying to keep her away from all the ornaments on the tree, she's a girl and attracted to pretty shiny things! Haha! We are supposed to go to Stillwater on Saturday with our friends who want a real tree too and I guess I will have to decide before then.