Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas 2009

Christmas Eve and Grandma Jo and Grumpy's (Great Grandparents).

Christmas morning at our house.

Christmas morning and Papa and Gumma's.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Season

So we have been busy this Chirstmas Season here is what we have been up to (if you want a better veiw of the collages just click on them and they enlarge)...
The kids did a Christmas Family program at church. Anna had a speeking part, and was super excited about it.

We made cookies with Auntie Toots (new tradition that the kids love). Anna was all about the ginger bread cut outs, and Benen helped with the wreaths and did a very good job with the candies on them.

The kids had fun with our Santa hats one night.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Today is Thursday this week at times has gone slow and then fast... weird, but either way it is still Thursday so time to remember what I am Thankful for. Today I am thankful for...
... groceries.
... kids.
... a husband that helps around the house when asked.
... family.
... naps - after grocery shopping I am completely worn out.
... heaters - I do not have to worry about being cold at night.
... that pregnancies give you 9 months to adjust to what life is going to be like with a new kid.
... laundry to wash.
... God's promises and getting to see them answered.
... cold fresh water that I can just drink, I do not have to worry about sanitizing it I can just go over to the sink at get a glass.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Snow and My Man Rocks

Last week we had a major snow storm. The kids - of course - went out side and played. I would also like to share why My Man Rocks today... because he loves to shovel and play in the snow so I do not have to worry about shoveling our little walk way or shoveling out the cars, it is great.

Anna and Benen playing in the snow.

Benen getting stuck in the snow.

Anna walking in the snow.

The of course we finished with hot chocolate.


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thankful Thursday

To be honest I am cranky and do not really feel like doing this, but I need the change of attitude so here goes.

I am thankful for...
... Christmas.
... Christmas Trees - they are so pretty.
... a break from home schooling today for a Christmas Tea Party.
... other home schooling families to hang out with.
... a Blue Grass Christmas Concert tonight complete with the Bar D Wranglers - and it is free.
... snow.
... my kids creativity.
... food in and fridge and the cupboards.
... Christmas Carols.
... a warm house to snuggle up in on cold cold nights.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

2009 Christmas Tree

So this is the second year we have cut down our own tree, and it has turned into a fun family tradition that we all enjoy.

Anna ready to go find the perfect tree.

Benen is ready too.

The tree on the car.

Anna and Benen helping with the tree aka playing in the snow.

Matt cutting the tree down.

Benen decorating the tree.

Anna decorating the tree.

Matt did all the high ornaments.

The finished product.


Anna Lost Her First Tooth

On Saturday night Anna lost her first tooth...

Benen had to get in on the photo op.

Anna's new smile...

...and a second one to enjoy.


Monday, December 7, 2009

My Man Rocks

My Man Rocks because he is like a kid in a candy store when it comes to our Christmas Tree and Lights. It fun to watch him grin and get excited when we find the "Perfect One" and while he is putting lights on it. It makes putting up the Christmas Decorations a fun family affair.

Monday, November 30, 2009

My Man Rocks

My Man Rocks because he looked at me - totally exhausted and sick last week - and said I should go to bed at 8 every night. He knows a need more sleep then most people and when I am pregnant it is even worse. He has been letting me go to bed and he has actually been doing the dishes or some house work to help me out. You rock baby and I love you lots - not because you do house work, but because you are a prefect match for me and a wonderful gift form God.


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thankful Thursday - Thanksgiving

Today I am thankful...
... that my daughter can swallow, even if she is making swallowing noises in my ear and it is annoying... at least she can swallow.
... that we get to spend today with family.
... for food on the table and in the fridge.
... for water... it hits the spot every time.
... for my awesome husband.
... for my little healthy boy.
... that Anna likes to be around me.
... for an early bed time and a husband that understands my need for it.
... for blogs to write out share things with people.
... for Thanksgiving.


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful that I had to wait in line to check out at City Market. The guy in front of me was buying 20 turkeys to give away to people that needed them. He was not sure who he was going to give them to but he wanted to buy them and give them away to needy people because he had been in that place before. I am thankful that he had to check them out 2 at a time so he could get a better deal and get more turkeys. I am thankful for the example it was to me and my kids. I have no idea who this man was but he has encouraged me today. What are you thankful for?

Monday, November 16, 2009

My Man Rocks

My man rocks because he is unique and there is no one like him... he is also mine and he is the best. Enough said!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Update on the Fleener Family

Some of you read my post last night and I just received word that they said good bye to little Gage at 4:00 this afternoon. Just wanted to update those of you that asked. Please still keep the family in your prayers. Again here is a link to their blog: Fleener Family

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Please Pray

I am not really sure were to begin this post... but I know that God gives us opportunities in life and this is one of those that I can not let go by. If you want more details you can read them on Tara's blog: Fleener Family
I am asking all of you to please pray for some friends form high school, Tara and Isaac Fleener and their little boy Gage. Gage is 3 months old and on Thursday he was found with a blanket over his head during nap, suffocating. They were able to revive him, but he has not had in brain response sense and it looks like they will have to make a very hard decision tomorrow, depending on what his brain show them. I could not even imagine being in that place, but I know that they are clinging to God and his will for their and Gage's life. Please pray for them... and if you want read her blog.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful that God gave me the energy to get some things done. I am thankful that we started to get caught up on school work, and got one floor of our 3 floor house clean. I am thankful that the reason that I am behind and have no energy is a little life growing in me. I am thankful that my husband understand I can not get everything done right now and does not come home complaining about the house. I am thankful for the cloudy weather... I would actually be okay if it snowed.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans Day Parade

Today we went to the Veterans Day Parade in Durango. It was a good way to honor our Veterans and for the kids to experience some history.

Anna and Benen cheering on Vets.

Waiting for the Parade to start.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Catching Up

The window repair guy is here fixing our living room window and taking up my favorite nap spot so I am catching up on some blogging... should be catching up on house work but I have my priorities. A few weeks ago it snowed enough the kids could actually play in it. Here are some picture of the fun.

Anna made snow angels first thing.

Benen all dressed for the snow.

The cutest kids in their snow gear.


Friday, November 6, 2009

Baby Lee Update

So I had my first OB appointment yesterday at the Midwives, and it went good. In talking we decided to do an ultrasound today because she was not sure I was as far along as we thought and my body has an abnormal cycle so it was possible.

Had the ultrasound and everything looks good. I got to see Wee Lee's heart beat, and I am only 5 weeks (almost 6 weeks) this puts my due date as July 3rd.

The thing that I am having a hard time grasping is that with Anna I had to have a blood test at 5 weeks to find out if I was pregnant, then with Benen I was 23 weeks before I had a positive home pregnancy test, but with this one I found out (with a home test) before I technically missed a period... CRAZY - but okay I will be thankful for the body I have.

Saturday, October 31, 2009


So I have not posted in a while... confession... there is a reason for that. Last week we found out that I am pregnant and wanted to wait a little while before we told people. I get really excited about things and did not want to give it away until it was time so it was just easier to not post. Sorry but that is the confession, that and I have been really really tired and it has taken every once of energy I have to get homeschooling done and what house cleaning I have done; just could not keep my eyes open long enough to type. I go the Midwives next week, and get checked out along with all the specifics, right now they think I am around 11 weeks and due the middle of May. Trust me the blogging world will be updated.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for...
.... sleep.
... kids, that let me rest when need - for the most part.
... Fall.
... church family and friends.
... homeschooling.
... Matt.
... God's provision.
... Sonic.
... Durango Joe's.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My Man Rocks (on Tuesday)

My Man Rocks because he spent the last few weekends helping me refinish a little dress and it looks awesome. Here are some pictures...

Sanding the dresser.

All finished

The kids wanted in on a picture.

It is working great as an office dresser.