Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Goodbye 2008, Hello 2009.

What a blessing 2008 has been for us. Time with family and friends, vacations, good health, good jobs and two little boys who are the light of our world.

Happy New Year!
May God Bless you and yours in 2009

Monday, December 29, 2008

It was a good Christmas

We're home! The house is trashed, the bags aren't unpacked, there are toys in every direction, one car is in the shop, one car doesn't have breaks, one kid has bronchitis, one mom needs to go to Target (to get antibiotics for said child) and Sam's but won't have time since one dad needs the rental car box tonight (It's a Chevy Aveo). But enough of that mess I've got pictures and doing this seems more exciting then dealing with the Christmas tornado that has landed in my house.

Christmas was a blast. The boys had a great time and came home with some pretty good loot. Carson was convinced that Santa had also stopped at our house while we were gone, seeing as he made a stop at BOTH grandma's. I don't think we have room for any more toys. A new toy shelf or box is in the works since having them all over the floor doesn't seem like a viable option. Here is our Christmas in pictures. Enjoy!

Grandma Lee had lots of snow (both grandma's did) and so we took advantage and spent alot of time outside. Carson was in seventh heaven.

And so was daddy.

Carson going down Grandma's driveway.

Grandma even convinced Declan to get outside. Which is a major feat in itself.

After some time outside we got ready for church.

All decked out for church.

Carson checked out the tree.

The boys got a plate of cookies ready for Santa. And no we did not give Santa beer (although he may have liked that). Carson insisted that Santa would want a glass of apple juice instead of milk.

We read Twas the Night Before Christmas.

And then before we knew it Christmas morning had arrived, Jesus' Birthday! And the unwrapping began.

We got some new Legos.

We got a new toothbrush (Every boy's dream I'm sure)

We got new light sabers.

Carson got a new guitar.

Carson got Buzz Light Year (and Declan got Woody)

Then it was back outside. Carson was thrilled.

Even Declan came out and from the looks of it he may have had some fun.

Daddy and Carson snowmobiled.

And so did Daddy and Declan.

And did Mommy and Declan.

Nobody wanted to go inside.

The next day (Friday) it was off to celebrate Christmas with my side of the family.

Declan got his favorite book.

He also got new clothes which he was oddly thrilled about.

We got a new golf set.

The boys got a new camera.

And they have been practicing their photography skills ever since.

We got new remote control cars.

Declan got a new bear that may be bigger then him.

Well at least the head is.

We got a new fishing game.

On Saturday my dad took Trevor and I out for some cross country skiing. Something neither of us had tried. It was fun but alot of work and it was a gorgeous day out.

We were definitely blessed this Christmas.

Now we are ready to be home for awhile. 2 months of traveling non-stop have left us exhausted. Daddy has most of this week off so we will get to enjoy some time together and hopefully tackle a to do list that is a mile long!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Merry Christmas

May God Bless you and your family.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Get me out of this house and a little Kung Fu Panda

Trevor and I are moving to Texas! We're so excited. No snow (or very little), warm temperatures, no wind chill factors, no 17 layers of clothing that STILL don't keep you warm, did I mention no snow? It's going to be a great move.

Ok, so we're not really moving but after this weekend I'm about ready too. Now if I could just convince my snow-loving husband that it's a good idea. Which may not be too hard seeing as we just spent the entire weekend in the house driving each other nuts! And to be honest, I probably did more of the driving on that one. Sorry honey!

I got cut from work on Saturday because it was freezing. By 10am Saturday we had built a fort, watched some tunes, eaten breakfast, showered, wrestled and drove each other nuts. Did I mention it was a long weekend? It was too cold for church or any other activity yesterday. By this morning the boys and I were dying to get out of the house. I was very jealous of Trevor going to work and that doesn't happen very often.

Here's some proof of our indoor weekend.

We tried to take silly pictures with mommy's camera.

We watched football and ate lunch on the living room floor.

We Declan shed some tears.

Mommy built a fort while daddy tried to catch up on his sleep.

And Carson showed off his mad King Fu Panda fighting skills.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Random, Random, Random

A few random pictures from the past week. It's been a crazy one. Trevor's grandpa passed away last week so we had some early company (Grandma and Grandpa Cameron) before heading to the funeral mid-week (Grandma and Grandpa Lee's house).

More to come as we are stuck in the house from the blizzard that seems to be lasting all month.

My little Santa Claus

Now if I could get him to do this with the seat up.

He jumps like this every time. We can't get him to jump feet first. Silly boy.

Hanging out in the pool with Papa.

Sleepy Boys

Passed out on Grandma Lee's basement floor.

Passed out in the car and not wanting to put the book down.

Friday, December 19, 2008

The Christmas Program

Tuesday was Carson's Christmas program at school. There is nothing quite as entertaining as watching 40 three and four year olds try and sing songs together. It was highly entertaining and it made me realize even more why I'm not a preschool teacher. How those 4 teachers pulled this off and got those kids to sing and act is beyond me. Bless them for it! They certainly are special people. Carson of course did nothing, na-da, zilch (unless you count picking your noes while on stage) for the entire program. I asked him about it later and he told me he was sad that they didn't sing Jingle Bells and that he got a red bell to ring instead of a blue one. Poor kiddo.

You'll notice in this first video that as he is walking in he spots Trevor filming and he stops dead in his tracks while all the other kids are filing by.

Yes that's him hiding behind his friend Trevor.

Maybe next year we can work on him actually smiling through the program.

All the kids made calendars for their moms and dads.