Monday, December 29, 2008

Pictures of Christmas in Indiana 20008

We spent Christmas with some friends in Indiana. We had a lot of fun. We were so busy with 15 baby puppies, and 7 kids. Lots of fun, but busy, Enjoy the pictures. We had a blast! To see more pictures of our fun, check out my photo's on my Facebook page. :)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas in Indiana

We are spending Christmas in Indiana with some really close friends. They breed rotweillers, and one of their dogs had a litter of puppies, 10 puppies... too cute. One of their puppies is having issues, so i'm helping to take care of this sweet little baby. I'm getting so attached it's sad. I hope it pulls thru. I'll try to upload some pics of the puppies. They are so stinkin cute! We are having such a great time with our friends, The kids are having so much fun hangin out with their kids. It's a house full but fun filled. Have a great Christmas!

To see my friends business check out her website...

Monday, December 15, 2008

My husband ROCKS!

My husband rocked this weekend. We had a lot of fun things to do, and he helped with the kids. We had a busy Saturday and Sunday. Saturday was a primary activity, bowling from 1-3 and then we had the missionaries over for dinner, we ordered pizza and invited some neighbors over for dinner with the missionaries. We stayed chatting with them until around 8 and then watched a movie with our neighbors while their kids played with ours until late... then helped clean up the dinner mess. (usually he's not very social). He was also had a good spirit about our busy day. then sunday, he was tired, I let him sleep in a little, He then helped get the kids ready for church, while I was taking a shower, then we went to church and then after church, we met up with our neighbors from the night before and the missionaries for a trip to the Washington DC Temple Festival of Lights - Concert of the Mormon Choir of Washington. It was fabulous, We could only get tickets to the concert for 9pm. We got there at 7pm. We walked around and visited with our neighbors, watched the live nativity and looked at lights. By 8pm, my neighbors had enough and went home. We stayed for the 9pm with the missionaries, as they wanted to see the concert. Stayed in a good mood and walked the kids around while I waited in line for the show. He was in good spirits the whole time. It was amazing to see, even though there were huge crowds and lots of things going on. We got home late last night but it was a very fun weekend. I will post pictures later. Thanks Bill for all you do... YOU ROCK!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Christmas Fun!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper and Gift bags - depends on who it's for and how much time I have.
2. Real tree or Artificial? we own an artificial tree... but i like both, it's just easier with the kids to have an artificial tree. plus it's more cost effective
3. When do you put up the tree? just after Thanksgiving
4. When do you take the tree down? after the New Year - I heard that brings good luck..
5. Do you like eggnog? oh yea, I love eggnog mmmnnum yummy
6. Favorite gift received as a child? Hard to say I got a lot of gifts I loved. I think it would have been my fake cabbage patch doll. My grandma Lancaster made it for me.
7. Hardest person to buy for? My husband, he gives me his list of electronics he wants and usually will buy them himself, and doesn't let me get him what I want or he'll make me tell him what I'm getting him. It's really hard to keep a secret from him. I have to do better. I say that every year!
8. Easiest person to buy for? my boys typically. They are boys... pretty easy, nerf guns, bionicles or legos, and Cars for my youngest.
9. Do you have a nativity scene? Oh yes, I love them so much I collect them, I think I have about 5 or 6 so far, and every year I see another one I want to add to my collection.
10. Mail or email Christmas cards?I buy cards, and some years i've even written the name and address on them, even signed them just never get around to mailing them off. I was good the first part of my marriage, but after three kids, i've been really bad, I'm planning on sending out cards this year. WE'll see how well that goes.
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?I think it was last year or the year before, my husband bless his soul... he tried to get me a gift he thought i would love and needed. He got me a franklin planner purse. It was not what I wanted or needed. He has learned not to do that again. I love him for his efforts and trying to help me make my life easier. I applaud him for his effort. but yea worst gift I ever got.
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? A Christmas Story, White Christmas, The Nativity, Its a Wonderful Life
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? I try right after christmas on all the after christmas sales, but those usually get used for birthday gifts throughout the year. So usually after Halloween.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? heck yeah. Those are the best gifts to give to someone else;)
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Chocolate, Ham, Bill's Grandmother's christmas cookies, Homemade yeast rolls, everything basically.
16. What story do you read on christmas Eve? We read the night before christmas as well as the story of Christ's birth.
17. Favorite Christmas song? Silent Night, and What child is this?
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Usually we stay close to home, we are home the first part of the day then we usually go to Bill's parents house. This year we are traveling to Indiana, unless my dad passes and then we'll be going to Texas. That's the plan so far.
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Of course. Who can't... I don't know anyone, do you?
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? nothing at the moment, but usually an angel
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? one on Christmas Eve the rest on Christmas morning
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? materialism, crazy people in the stores
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? kids, my kids decorate the tree with things they've made, to me that is so special. Usually red, green, white, yellow
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? ham
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Time spent with my family and friends, Love and peace

Sunday, December 7, 2008

My Husband Rocks Bunches this weekend

It was a very busy weekend! We didn't have alot scheduled, but alot was put in. We ended up with two appointments at 9am but we just didn't have too much of a hard time deciding what we should be doing, first appointment at 9 was a Daddy and Me at work, and then the second one was a last minute call for people needed to help with food orders at the church. We saw that as a great opportunity to teach the boys about selfless-service for those in harder cercumstances than we are in. It is a great program thru our church. So we went to serve. We were there til 2pm or so. While I was there a friend called and said she was moving and wanted to know if I still wanted her couch, she couldn't keep. She was able to deliver it if I helped her put it on her truck. So, Bill took Bryen and Mikey home to pickup for the new couch while Braeden and I drove the hr or so to get the couch and load it up on her truck. Bill had worked so hard on the food orders, he over did it. He might have pulled something in his chest. So I didn't want him to help with the couch. Even though he wanted to. So, My friend and I loaded the truck with the help of two of her neighbors and we drove it to my house and with the help of two of my neighbors we were able to get the sofa safely in my house and in place. Yea me, new to us couch!, lots of work, but we had a deadline. My friend had to head back to Richmond VA. I had a ward christmas party to get the family prepared for. Bill was still in a little pain and uncomfortable. I got the boys dressed. It was a night in Bethlahem. We were to dress in period dress. We had sheets as dress, and then pillowcases on their heads. It was a lot of fun. Bill even dressed up and went. It was I think the best most spiritual christmas programs we've been too. We had to walk thru Bethlahem to the cultural hall of the church where we were in the middle of Bethlahem and had a few items we could participate in, story telling by an elderly person, we could make stars of David, play dradel, make a bracelet, and hangin out. While the Roman Soldiers roamed around and pestered people. Each family was given a bag of golden shekles to "pay" for the things to do. Then they closed the activities, and we were to sit in our family groups and have one of the family members go to get their famlies food, period food, grapes, pita bread with a yogurt sauce, honey cake, and bread with olive oil. While we were eating our finger food and enjoying each other's company on the floor on our blankets, Mary and Joseph walked around looking for a place to stay, knocking on doors and being turned away. There was a narrator and music... and Mary and Joseph ended up in the Stable and had a baby. It showed the kids it really ment. Bill was in good spirits for the whole thing. It was a lot of fun and spiritual. Bill when he was around the boys put on a good face and was energetic. I appreciate all he does for our family and his desire to help our family feel the spirit and to teach us about what is truely important. Thanks Bill for your willingness to enthusiastic even if you were feeling bad. You Rock! Thanks for helping to make it a great day, busy, but great!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

My husband Rocks!

My cousin started putting a post about her husband once a week on how he rocks! I want to let you know that my husband Rocks too! Yesturday was so nice. I had to go into the office yesturday for work (I work from home a few days a week). When I got home from work a little late, he had dinner almost done, the trash was taken out and homework done for all boys! While working himself. How amazing. It was so nice to come home to dinner and things started. I am so grateful for his efforts when he helps around the house. It makes the whole house seem easier to feel the spirit when all are pitching in. I am so blessed to have a wonderful husband who helps around the house and can make dinner. His spagetti was awesome along with his cresant rolls. Here's to you Bill... You ROCK! Love ya and Thanks