Blog Intro

Blog Intro

Quote of the Week

“Character – the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life – is the source from which self-respect springs.” – Joan Didion

facfacFact of the Week

Too much homework can cause stress, physical health problems, and even alienation from society, a Stanford researcher found.

Joke of the Week

Joke of the Day: If someone from the 1950s suddenly appeared, what would be the most difficult thing to explain about life today? One answer: “I possess a device in my pocket that is capable of accessing the entirety of information known to man. I use it to look at pictures of cats and get into arguments with strangers.”

Comic of the Week

Comic of the Week

Friday, January 22, 2010

Greatest Snow On Earth!

Last days of vacation are winding down. These storms have brought quite a bit of snow to our neighborhood. Great snowman snow!
Can you see me?
They finally let me out! Now all I have to do is wait for their attention to be diverted..........
The great sculpters pose with their masterpiece!
Unfortunately, a couple of hours later, he fell down. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

My Ten Favorite Things

Andrea tagged me for the ten favorite things that are free. So, here goes!

10. The sparkle of the sun on new fallen snow
9. The ability to move my body, pretty much any way I want to
8. The smell of fresh rain in the summer time
7. The warm sun on my face (especially if I am camping!)
6. Later that night, the campfire!
5. Girls night out and the abilitiy to get away from it all every once in a while

4. Such wonderful friends (of which only a FEW are pictured here. Not enough room to put everybody!)
3. My two cute little doggies, Dusty and Gizmo (where did his picture go?)

2. My sweet husband who does housework, laundry, cooks up a storm, buys me presents, and pretty much puts up with my $%^&!
1. For my family and my extended family. Without the love and support of them, life is just not worth living! Love you guys!
I now tag Rachelle, Jessica, Debbie, Tim, Barbara, Jen, and Mindy!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Christmas with Allee and Boston

Well, we wrap up Christmas season with a visit from Allee and Boston. Because of our sickness here, we did things a little late. First of all, I want to show how much he has grown up. Here is Boston in April.

and here they are from Saturday. Look how much his hair has grown. I think Allee lost weight too (like she had it to lose!). Don't they look great!

Boston is a pro at opening those presents. Topher is such the helpful uncle too. He kept asking me all week when they were going to come.

Candy! It was all about the candy!

He christened his new monkey with chocolate!

But the present he liked best was his new train track. Thanks, Peama and Grandpa Steve!

He would only stop playing with it long enough to get candy from Terry. Yes, he has Terry wrapped around his finger!

It was so much fun, thanks again for coming you guys! Love ya!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy New Year!

Well, I had been gearing up for the ultimate vacay this year. From 23rd to the 4th I was going to do my best Jabba the Hut impression. Well, I did it alright, totally sick! That's right! I sat on my throne (my lazy boy, not the other one!), with my Snuggie, another blanket, bucket-o-ibuprofen, bucket-o-decongestant, tissues and the remote. What a vacation (haha.) Anyway, I missed the big party at Neil and Donielle's (sorry guys, I hear it was a blast!), but my cute little boys didn't want me to stay home alone. So we watched movies. Topher fell asleep at 10:30 (poor guy!) and Tim and I were fighting to stay awake. At 11:50, we woke Topher up and went upstairs so we could get ready to do some serious pan bangin. Topher was so tired, Tim gave him a piggy back up the stairs.
It didn't take long for them to wake up though. Here they are, ready to go!
Here is our "champagne" ready to go! (Thanks Andrea!)
We counted down to midnight, went out and banged the pans, watched some fireworks the neighbors were lighting, came in and had a toast, then called Daddy at Neil's to wish everyone Happy New Year.
Then we SO went to bed!!! Happy New Year everyone!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Merry Christmas 2009!

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope everyone had a great holiday! Ours was a blast! Here is Tim leaving a snack for Santa. Topher was so tired, he didn't want to come out. He did write a note for Santa and he gave it to me to put with the snack.

When we woke up the next morning, it was gone!

Santa had left a note for Topher!

Christmas dogs!

You know how there are people that always have their eyes closed in pictures? They are ultra sensitive to the flash. Well, that is Gizmo. I must have taken about 5 pics of him before I got him to keep his eyes open. They were so funny (although he probably doesn't think so!) I finally got smart and turned the flash off!


Well, as the following pics will show, my kids cleaned up! Notice their "interesting" faces when they pose!





















I was afraid it was going to be a VERY LEAN Christmas out our house this year. I know it has been for a lot of us. Fortunately, Santa was able to pull it out of his booty one more year and make it great for our kids. We did, however, reflect on how lucky we are, and that Santa may not have been able to do that for all families. We count our blessings everyday! Merry Christmas!