Friday, December 21, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Yes Santa, I've been good.

He was more thrilled with the candy cane Santa brought then he was the books he got from the jolly old fellow.
I have a video of this whole thing but my laptop moves at the pace of a snail so I'll post it as soon as I can!
It's been one crazy week/month for us. Tomorrow we take off for a few days to enjoy Christmas with our family. It's a much needed break away from everything. We hope that all of you enjoy Christmas and are surrounded by those you love.
God Bless.

"For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord" Luke 2:11


I've been tagged by my friend Amy in OR. So, instead of doing the million other things I should be doing I decided to answer these fun questions.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping Paper! The best part of Christmas morning is ripping open the packages. Gift bags offer no ripping!

2. Real tree or Artificial? Real. But I have a really nice fake tree that I may put up next year in addition to my real tree. We used to have 2 trees when I was young and I loved it.

3. When do you put up the tree? Usually the weekend after Thanksgiving.

4. When do you take the tree down? New Year's.

5. Do you like eggnog? It's not bad. Trevor got me hooked on it.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? My ten speed bike when I was in 3rd grade. It was hot pink and I have lots of pictures of me Christmas morning riding it on the driveway, in the snow. OR, my grandma's chocolate chip cookies. She used to wrap them up and send them to us. They were pretty good!!

7. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, 3 of them.

8. Hardest person to buy for? My parents. Well, probably my dad actually.

9. Easiest person to buy for? The boys!

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? I've gotten 2 e-mail Christmas cards this year. I can't stand that. It takes all the fun out of getting them in the mail.

11.Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Hmmm, I'm not sure I should reveal that information. (I can't get this to not be bold.)

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Miracle on 34th St. The newer one.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Whenever I have money.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? I don't think so.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Ting-a-lings. Thank's to my mom I have a shoe box (ok, half a shoe box) full in my freezer.

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Both

17. Favorite Christmas song? Joy to the World. Carson loves Jingle Bells and Frosty the Snowman.

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? We travel to the grandparents. When I was growing up we were usually home at Christmas and then went on vacation between Christmas and New Years. Usually it was skiing or something fun like that. Next year Trevor will have that week off so I hope to continue that tradition.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Dasher, Dancer Donor and Blitzen, Comet and that all? I can't remember the rest. Oh Vixen? I'm drawing a blank. LOL

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Growing up we were allowed one on Christmas Eve. It was usually the one from my grandma. The rest were Christmas morning.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? It goes to fast.

23. Favorite ornament theme or color? No theme, just anything Christmas.

24. What do you want for Christmas this year? My house painted and ready to move in when we get home from the grandparents. Hmm, maybe Trevor hired someone to finish it while we are gone? A girl can wish can't she?

Ok, I tag Jenn and Lyn! Have fun girls.

Friday, December 14, 2007


I told Trevor before Carson was born that I would rather change every dirty diaper from now until eternity if it meant I would never have to deal with throw up. I've repeated that statement at least 117 times since.

I'm not kidding.

I hate vomit and I know everyone does but I really can't take it.

Well today my nightmare came true.

I had taken the boys over to the new house to nap this afternoon so that I could do some painting. They both slept well. Carson got up and I let him watch "Chip Dale" on the DVD player while I cleaned up the paint. He watched for awhile then was running around helping me and asking me to paint, my answer to that question was a definite no! At one point I asked him what he was doing and he said, "goin downstairs."

Then I heard it.

A little cough, followed by some gagging noise, then that awful sound that you never want to hear.

Part of me froze. If I didn't turn around then maybe it really didn't happen and then I wouldn't have to clean it. Right?


Well, I knew that thought couldn't last and that awful sound just kept coming. So I turned around to find my son christening my brand new carpet on the steps.


I picked him up and ran to the bathroom but that was pretty much a lost cause. We cleaned up and sat down to cuddle together. I said nothing short of 57 prayers that this was a one time thing. Keep in mind that my cleaning supplies were limited because we haven't moved in yet. That was fun trying to find something to clean it up with. Luckily my husband saves every sock, t-shirt, boxer, whatever known to man for rags and we had brought those over last week. I never thought I would be thankful for that dreadful pile of cotton.

So we sat and I prayed and about 15 minutes later I heard it again.

I'll spare you the rest of the details but he continued to make said noise every 15 minutes for the next five hours.

I've done 3 loads of laundry.

Been puked on.

Got puke in my hair.

Took a bath with him since we both stunk.

And rocked him to sleep for what I hope is a peaceful night.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Dinner Guest

Carson and Declan each got a new stuffed animal the other day. Carson was thrilled about his new blue penguin. At first it was a fight, I thought we might be coming home with the pink version that said princess on the jacket, luckily I won that argument. So we bought "pengin" and "frosy da noman." Carson so desperately wants Declan to be as attached to his "noman" as Carson is to penguin. The other day he went as far as ripping Declan's puppy from his hand, throwing it in his crib and handing him "frosy da noman" to play with. Every time we go to bed or take a nap "frosy da noman" must be in Declan's crib.

So the other night we sat down to dinner and they both were required to eat dinner with us and they HAD to have their own chair. They've eaten almost every meal with us since.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Some random pictures.

We encountered this contraption, I mean saddle, when we went out to eat at Texas Roadhouse. Declan wanted nothing to do with it but Carson seemed to enjoy it.

Carson decorating his Gingerbread train.

How long is Declan's hair?

Well, if I leave the shampoo in it for awhile I can get it to stand up. It's pretty long.

Carson's favorite thing to do these days.....make silly faces. And Declan being amused by it all.

This past weekend we went to Grand Forks, ND to watch the MN Gophers take on the Sioux in hockey. It was a great time. The Gophers lost on Friday but they WON on Saturday when we where there. Go Gophers!!

Carson sitting in the WAY back of grandpa's car trying to stay warm and watch cartoons. It was 14 below in Fargo on Saturday when we got there. Brrrrrrr!!

If we can't get both boys to take a picture then we take turns. Declan's turn....

And Carson's turn.
All dressed in our Gopher colors!
Declan was highly entertained by the sugar packets when we went out to eat this weekend.

We had to ride a bus to get to the hockey game. Carson was thrilled and may have had more fun doing that then watching the game.

Go Gophers!!!

Memorized by hockey. We had to let grandpa sit by us even though he was dressed in Sioux colors. Some people are so misguided. ;-)

Hanging out at the hockey game.

Reading a story by the fireplace.

Such a cutie.

Monday, December 3, 2007

A New Beginning

I'm so excited to announce.....

We're Homeowners Again!!!!!

We closed this morning and are so excited. Trevor and I headed over there right after closing! We will be doing some painting and fixing of things before we move in, which will be some time towards the end of the month. Tonight we are heading over to hang a few Christmas lights around the house and then out for a nice dinner to celebrate just how broke we are now....I mean our new house.

Declan's become quite the character these days. Here are a few of his funnier moments.

Who knew he had eyes on his forehead!
He loves the binoculars.

Carson threw all his animals in Declan's bed the other morning and he curled right up.

Making his phone calls for the morning. Who needs to wear the feet?

Being silly while out to eat. And a mess too.

Mr. Hockey.

Taking a seat in the first snowfall of the year.

Dad showed them what Lefse is and guess what they like it. Hmm, potato bread stuff with sugar and cinnamon on it....what's not to like?

We got our Christmas decorations this weekend and there seems to be a few decorations that have caught their attention. Too bad its the LOUD noise making ones. ARGH! This one only plays ONE song....We wish you a Merry Christmas....over and over and over again.

We also went to get the tree.

Carson helped Daddy get it on the trailer. He wanted to ride on the trailer on the way home and "hold" the tree on there. It was a knock down drag out fight to get him in the car.

Putting up the ornaments.

Not touching is a hard thing to learn around the tree.

Trying so desperately to NOT touch it.

Mr. Santa!