Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sleeping It Off

Jack has been getting better and better the last couple of days. Today at about 5:30 he decided he was tired. As he was rooting around in the closet he fell asleep in the hallway. I guess it all just caught up with him. Poor kiddo.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Just A Little Bit

We decided to have just a little, humble Christmas this year. We could have done more, but we really didn't want to. I had been working on making a Christmas present for Jack since October so I decided to make something for all of the other kids too. Then we got each of the kids two more gifts. One of Santa's helpers called and asked me what they could bring me. I asked them to make sure not to go overboard as we wanted a small Christmas. Timm got me a very thoughtful gift and I think I did pretty well for him too. I was only worried about one thing, Christmas at my mom's. My mom starts shopping early and loves to spoil the kids. I was pleasantly surprised by her this year. She still spoiled them, but she got nice thoughtful things for the kids and didn't give them too much. It was really nice and all of the kids have mentioned how much fun this year was. Alison even told me that it was her favorite Christmas ever. All in all I think we kept the true meaning of Christmas with us more than ever.

Friday, December 24, 2010


Jack started to fall asleep last night. He popped his eyes open and said, "My honk is better! From my honk shoo." Then he smiled and closed his eyes. He could breathe last night! YAY!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

What A Day

Jack had his tonsils and adenoids removed today. He also had tubes put in his ears. He is such a fun child that I am having a hard time trying to imagine what he's going to be like now that he will feel good. He astonished all the people at the surgical center with how good he is and mere hours after his surgery he was somersaulting through the living room. I know that the real pain is yet to come, but can I just say wow?

Monday, December 20, 2010


Sometimes I wonder if my children know how blessed they are to grow up in a house with such beautiful music. I know that even I forget sometimes. Then, my wonderful husband pulls out his guitar and wows me yet again. I am so grateful for his talent and thankful that he shares it with others.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Working Together

We all worked together to get a bunch of stuff done in the house today. It went by quickly and for the most part it was a pleasant experience.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Favorite Mommy

I told Jack that he was my favorite boy named Jack. He said that I was his favorite mommy named Mommy.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


I love the smell of brownies baking.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Yesterday was our 14 year anniversary. We spent the day finishing up Christmas projects and doing some shopping while the kids were in school. Then, we went out for dinner. We wanted something inexpensive, but decided last minute to go to a restaurant instead of just grabbing burgers. That was a mistake. We had a HORRIBLE dinner and laughed about it the whole time. Seriously, the "egg drop soup" was thick campbells chicken noodle soup with eggs. After dinner we went over to the theater and watched a very funny movie. We were by far the youngest people in the theater and boy did those older couples like to talk. The best part about last night? The laughs.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Grown Up Friends

I had dinner tonight with 10 other grown ups. Who knew you could go through a whole dinner and not hear the word poop?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas in Spanish

We just went to the kids annual Winter Festival. I always enjoy these nights. Andrew has been singing gobble dee gook for a month. I thought that maybe he was making up words, but no, he just knows more languages than me.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Other Cute Couples

I love seeing other couples that have been married for years and still look at each other with gaga eyes.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Girls Night

I'm taking my girls to see A Christmas Carol tonight and we are all so excited! I can't wait until tomorrow to post about it. I love taking all of my kids out, but sometimes it's just fun to have a night with just a few. It makes them feel special and I love that. Timm will be busy at home making sure the boys have a great Boys Night In. FUN!

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Hollee is wearing the nightgown I made for myself in 7th grade. How cute is that?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


I was in the grocery store and a guy asked me if I knew where the MSG was. He likes to sprinkle it on his food to enhance the flavor. Ever hear of salt? I waited until I walked away to giggle. I have excellent self control.