Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

May 2011 bring everyone health, love, peace, prosperity, and happiness.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

We Had Ourselves a Merry (and White) Little Christmas!

The girls ended Christmas Eve by enthusiastically putting out some reindeer food for Rudolf and his buddies.... Christmas Eve was a beautiful day full of sunshine with a high temp near 50 degrees....

Less than 10 hours later, this is what we woke up to:

In my 29 plus years... all my dreaming of a White Christmas... it finally happened! It was peaceful and beautiful!!!

Inside our house.... it was not so peaceful... with 5 kids and 4 adults tearing into gifts! The girls' big presents.... new big girl bikes!

We had a wonderful and white Christmas... a yummy dinner... and fun in the snow... see Donice in the snow in her PJs... : )

Hope everyone had a blessed Christmas also!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

False Advertising!!!

This is what we thought we bought.... looks great doesn't it? We were so excited to dive into making this most beautiful - really perfect - holiday gingerbread house. We followed the directions to a "T"....

This is our final product.... not quite the same... But... it was just as fun making this gingerbread "puddle" ! And when it collapsed.... there were some great giggles!

Gingerbread House Kit - $8.00
Gingerbread Mess - $Priceless : )

Another Happy Birthday!

Joey turned 19 this week! We were most happy that he was home for the holidays and could celebrate with friends and family!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Unexpected "Birthday Present"

Abby has become a very good reader. She is happy to just grab a book now and simply read.

While reading, Joe and I noticed that Abby was unknowingly tilting her head in different directions as she read. We decided a trip to the eye doctor was in order.

The week before her birthday, we did just that... visited the eye doctor for a check up. And yes... Abby was having vision problems.

So... an unexpected "birthday present" for her 7th birthday was a shiny new pair of nike spectacles. She picked them out... and I have to say they are way cool - purple blue... and super bendy... and hopefully unbreakable!

But bottom line.... Abby can see clear now... YEAH! ... and she now thinks she looks super smart!... just like Holly! : )

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Retro Abby...

"Finally", Abby said this morning with a huge smile on her face. Yes! She is finally big enough (not really... but with sleeves rolled up) to wear "the" sweater. The sweater being the one that has been hanging in her closet for years... the one that Joey wore, Holly wore, Danny wore, and Lilli will wear when Abby passes it down! So cool!

Abby has also inherited the Harry Potter books from her siblings. She is now such a great reader - she is flying through these very cool chapter books!