Friday, December 31, 2010


Our Top 10!
    10. We bought a monster truck – okay really a suburban with 33's.
    9.Jo home schools and helps with children's ministry.
    8.Matt loves his job, He starts leading Men's Ministry, and continues to lead worship.
    7.Home school: full steam ahead!
    6.We go camping over labor day weekend.
    5. Benen turned 3 on 6-14!
    4.Anna turned 6 on 4-16!
    3. Benen is potty trained!!
    2. Anna is learning to read and got her ears pierced.
    1. Somer was born on 6-30!
    A little slideshow review of our year. Enjoy!

Jo Lee

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful ...
.... for this very big girl, that is growing up way to fast.
... that she loves to play in the snow, do art project, make things for people, and for her very creative mind.

... for this 6 month old - that's right 6 months today.
... that she can set up, roll over, and for her laugh.

... for this loving dad and husband.
... for the joy he gets out of his kids and being with them.

... for this completely potty trained - yes I said completely - big boy.
... for his silly personality, his laugh, and his generally good attitude.

Jo Lee
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Christmas Program 2010

Anna and Benen sang their Christmas songs in church on Sunday (12-12). 

Jo Lee

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas 2010

Christmas was interesting this year - at least Christmas Eve was interesting - but more on that later. For now just enjoy a picture recap of our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Christmas Eve:
We went to my grandparents house (Grumpy and Great Grandma Jo) and had shrimp and crab for dinner (one of my favorite meals all year - we have been doing this as long as I can remember).
Matt played at the Christmas Eve service at church and joined us later.

Christmas Day:
We opened presents at our house.
Got dressed and went to Papa and Grandma's house.
Opened presents there.
Eat smoked beef brisket and yummy sides for a late lunch.
Made Jesus a birthday cake and celebrated his birthday.

Jo Lee

Sunday, December 19, 2010

This weekend I...

...stayed home and enjoyed Friday night and the snow.
...finished Christmas shopping.
... looked at a house to rent.
.. eat a Serious Texas Taco.
...made Christmas presents for Anna and Benen.
...wrapped Christmas presents.
...went to church.
... played with the 1 year olds and talked about baby Jesus.
... took a nap.
... watched "It's a Wonderful Life" and cried at the end.
... enjoyed some coach time with the hubby.

Jo Lee

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Ever have those days that you just need to remember what you have to be thankful - yep it is one of those days, actually it has been one of those weeks. So here goes... I am thankful for...

... friends.
... a husband that helps around the house and with the kids.
... a house to live in.
... 2 working cars.
... a church to serve in.
... 3 wonderful kids.
... baby laughs - you can not help but smile when you hear them.
... hot water - and a working hot water heater (it broke at some point yesterday and is now working again).
... coffee and Dr. Pepper.
... family.
... God my provider.

Jo Lee

Monday, December 6, 2010

Let's Be Honest

To be honest I have had a hard time getting in the swing of Christmas around here. I do not know why I just have; then I found and a free 50 Christmas Card give away - that is helping. I mean how can pass up 50 free Christmas Cards - not me. I have been playing around with some fun designs. Like these that I love:

They also have great canvas prints and wall art here: You can make a personalized gift and then have it sent directly to the recipient - which lets face it is worth giving them a shoot right there; especially for this home of three little ones. Like a mug for the Grandparents or Aunts and Uncle, or a calendar, or you could just check out all the cool stuff they have here:

Something I think is supper fun is a photo invitation that you could make here:

You really should check out They have some great deals, and when you leave in a town with not many options then online deals are great.

So I will let you go check all the seasonal fun you can have over at Shutterfly - enjoy.

Jo Lee