Saturday, December 30, 2006

Flashback Friday...late

OOPS...I'm a day's pics from 2004...Spencer & Daddy in Santa Barbara and me and my man going to Shea's wedding...
Happy Birthday also to Evan, Tegan's brother, who was 1 yesterday! Also, my friend Kelly had her 4th child, baby boy Caden, yesterday! Congrats to her family!

Happy Birthday, Baby!

It's my man's birthday! Yay! To a wonderful, caring, funny, great husband and're the best!



Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays, friends and family! God bless you!

Love from our family...

(yes, that is Coop's real personality...)

Friday, December 22, 2006

Flashback Friday

Ok, so from now, I will post a pic or pics that aren't recent...hence, flashback Friday. So those of you who know and love my family can see my family grow up. :-) Here's for today...this is from Aug. of this year and our trip to San Diego. This is our favorite beach, Ocean Beach. My Spence would love to be the ultimate beach bum, as you can tell from the pics! (And Coop, too, actually...he enjoys eating the sand. :-))

HaPpY HOliDAys!!

It's almost's almost Christmas...yay! Even though it won't be the same this year since Megan (my lil sis) won't be able to come home. She's on call for her work. She'll be home on Wednesday. :-(
We have a lot to do still...still haven't gone to see Santa at the mall. We did see him yesterday at Spencer's pre-school party and we will see him today at Margaret's party (Coop's beloved babysitter), but we need to do the annual mall picture, too. I still have a few gifts to get. Nana and Grandpa...HARD to buy for!! :-) I have been feeling under the weather lately, so that doesn't help. Spence is better, just still trying to "milk" it...he got used to being waited on hand and foot. Now it's my turn to be nauseous. Ick...
By the way, two shout-outs for for those of you cooking challenged as me. Both Sally and Kim (lil Kim? Are you blogging now????) mentioned that. Go check it out.
I better go, got to clean the house before my friends Nicole and Danny (and Riley) stop by and get the boys ready for the party.
Good news...we're going to Disneyland! Family trip...sorta a Christmas gift to our boys. CAN'T wait! Spence has gone once, but talks about going to "Mickey's house" all the time. Coop was only 4 months old when we went last. Any good hotel suggestions????
Sorry, no pics to post. Joe has been busy with work this week, so I haven't had the camera. :-(

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Officially on BREAK!

OK, my Christmas break starts right now...yippee!! :-) Though I am at home with one sick boy...Spencer is still not better. He stayed home from school Monday, went on Tuesday (field trip caroling at a retirement home) and got sick in Aunt "Chelle's" car today on the way to school...oops...I think I owe Aunt Chelle big time! So, he's in bed again resting....tomorrow is the pre-school Christmas party, so he better get better!

Ok, so those of you who know me know that I am not a chef...far from it. In college, my friends knew I either ate out or made a frozen meal...unless Robin cooked for me. :-) I desperately want to be a cook, want Joe to come home from work to a good home cooked meal, so I am trying...(discovering Rachael Ray), Christmas treats aren't turning out the way I wanted. First off, the peanut brittle tasted yucky (I used dark corn syrup, not light), and then the lemon squares couldn't be made because there were ants in the powdered, I ended up making brownie at 10:00 PM last night. I felt a little bad handing out my tiny bags of brownie at school today...oh well...I guess I better start my treat making earlier next year! But, I am lucky enough to have a husband that likes to cook (back off, ladies!), so I do get some nice home cooked meals every week. :-) (And he knows cooking is not my forte and he still loves me!)

But anyone want to send me some easy, yummy recipes???

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Greetings from the house of sickies...

Yes, our boys have been sick this weekend. Spencer started out the weekend bright and early Saturday by throwing up in our bed and on his pj's. He didn't stop until late last night. Whew...what a day, the laundry was going all day long and the house reeks. Coop has a cold, and it makes him moody and not sleep well. Poor boys! But LUCKILY, this morning, Spence is feeling better, just a cold now, and watching The Polar Express (or Under the Bridge, as he calls it!) for the thousandth time. Coop is eating breakfast, Daddy is getting some sleep, and I am hanging out in pj's. I *never* got out of them yesterday...even to walk to the mailbox last night (hee-hee)...I LOVE getting Christmas cards! We are getting some beautiful pictures this year. I started scrapbooking last year's pictures. I thought it would be fun to have a scrapbook of holiday cards and letters, to look through each year. Maybe I'll show a pic sometime.

I am sad Spence was sick this weekend, though, because I found a train ride with Santa we could have gone on...a real steam locomotive, but this is the last weekend. Oh well, next year. Spence loves trains, he makes railroad tracks in his apple as he eats it, finds them in shadows, and plays Polar Express in the bathtub(the scene the train is skidding across the ice).
OK, better go check on the sickies...hope everyone is HEALTHY in your house!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Brotherly Love...

Just wanted to share a cute pic of my boys...Coop just loves his big bro...maybe too much?

Hope all is well with everyone! Just talked to Robin in Seattle, she said it is storming like crazy!

Ok, Vicki updated her blog...go girl! Check it out!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Ten On Tuesday...

Wow, i am actually doing the 10 on Tuesday on Tuesday! (It's an online blog starter that gets mailed every, yes, Tuesday!) Then you tag other blogs to post theirs...consider yourselves tagged Sally, Vicki, and Brian/Kelli! :-)

10 Things You Want For Christmas:

1. Black picture frames, all sizes

2. Dustbuster

3. any books from my wish list

4. Sephora: need lipstick and eyeshadow

5. ClOtHeS...I've sold all mine at my garage sales...

6. White dry erase monthly calendar

7. Scrappin' supplies

8. Coat rack

9. Shelves

10. Organizer

There...made my list, checking it twice...What's on YOUR list? Post in the comments, too if you are not a fellow blogger...yet!

Leaving you with Cutie pics of my Super Duper and the Man (with a dirty face, I better clean them up before I snap pics...). BTW, tonight Spence said, "Daddy, you're the best!" How cute!

Monday, December 11, 2006

Oh Christmas Tree...

Yay, we got our tree on Friday. We go with Joe's parents and the cousins, who run around the lot like crazy while we search for the perfect tree. The top picture is of Joe, Coop and Joe's mom, Cindy (for those who don't know her). Anyway, the tree looks beautiful, and is trimmed with all of my stories and memories (i.e. ornaments). Love it! The boys are lovin' it, too. Coop leaves it alone, but Spence likes to take off the ornaments to play with of his favorite thinsg to do is also play with the nativity set. "Oh, Baby Jesus, you're so cute!"-one of his sayings...:-) He is getting into the whole nativity thing and the story of Jesus. I am proud of him.

Coop has been battling a cold here. Poor baby...he's also teething. But he's in a great mood (most of the time).

Hope all is well at your home! Waiting for some holiday babies to be born...Vicki expecting her little girl on Jan. 1 and my buddy from Bible study, Kelly, expecting her 4th on Jan 1, also. Kelly had her 3rd a week after Coop was born...brave woman, I can't imagine adding a newborn into our life right now. Lots of new babies coming in 2007! None from this woman, though....

HaPPy HOlIdaYs!!!!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Winter is probably...

...the not the best time to clean carpets. Here it is, almost 24 hours later, and our carpets are still wet! Hmmmm...The boys are loving the open space and running around like crazy. I liked the good deal I got. The carpets look pretty good. I just am anxious to get the furniture back and get our tree! Oh well...patience....
On a sad note, the Dad missing in Oregon (see earlier post) was found today, and he had not survived. I am sad for that family. He leaves behind a wife and 2 little girls. You can read the whole story here. Sadly, they had taken a road that was closed for the winter, and not marked as closed on the map they had. So, they got snowed in on the road and of course, there was no one around to help. Nic, you guys be careful driving down to California from Portland soon!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Please pray for...

...this family. I saw this on another blog, and just felt led to post it, too. Nic, you guys are up in Oregon, and everyone else, say a prayer as you read about this missing family.

UPDATE: Mom and kids found safe. Dad is still missing, he went on foot 2 days. See updates at their blog. Keep praying!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Bad blogger

OK, bad blogger...I am back....nothing much to report here. Had a garage sale yesterday...brrr...wasn't sure people still went in the winter, oh, but they do! :-) Made some moola...carpets getting cleaned this week! Yay! Then we can get our tree. I really want to get the tree, but have been slightly putting it off because of my Coop. He gets into everything, I am just worried about the precious ornaments.

Yes, my ornaments are precious. I don't have one of those trees that you see in magazines...mine is special b/c it has all the ornaments from my life, down from my baby ornaments to the ones I made growing up, to our first home ornament and the boys' ornaments. It takes me forever to decorate the tree b/c I like to savor each ornament and remember the story behind it. I try to write down the year and the reason behind each, so I can recall the story. I tell you, if my house was on fire, my ornament boxes (and scrapbooks) would be the first thing I grab (besides the obvious of my family!). I'll take a pic of some of my ornaments to post when we get them out, hopefully Tuesday night or Wednesday night...:-) I posted LAST year's pictures...the ornaments all laid out and Coop putting up his first Christmas ornament!

Have a great week! :-)