Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas Time!!

We had a great Christmas week. Family is the most important thing here in this life and we were so happy to be surrounded by family. Taylor made the comment that her abs hurt from laughing so much. IT was another great time full of memories. I love my family and I am grateful for them. Here are a few pictures to share some of our fun.

Christmas Eve pajama party!! Every
year they get new jammies.

A little uno action and me trying out the timer on the camera! I had to run jump in the shot. I even got the dog!!

Evan's new scooter and helmet and of course Emma's new clothes!! Taylor and her new hoodie!! She loves those things!

We went bowling with my dad and his wife and my two brothers and my mom. We had so much fun.

The highlight of the trip for us is playing texas hold'em ( no real money involved) every night until unreasonable hours. Taylor really gets into it, she actually beat everyone last night, it made her day.

All in all it was a great week.. They all left today, it is quiet around here. About an hour after we dropped my 2 brothers off at the airport they called and said that the planes were cancelled and they had to stay one more night, happy birthday to me!!! They will be here tomorrow for my birthday. The party still goes on.

I hope everyone had a great christmas!! Happy new year.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause!

The other day Emma asked Josh what he would do if he saw me kissing santa clause, kind of a funny question but that is Emma for ya! Anyway, Josh came Friday to be santa for our fitness center party for the kids, and what do you know, there was a picture of mommy kissing santa on our computer when Emma got home that day. It was pretty funny.

Trumpet Queen

Taylor had her band concert the other night. IT is always a big deal for her because #1, she has to dress up and the kids at school are not used to seeing her so girly, and #2 this time she had a trumpet solo. IT sounded great!! She was happy with it. I am glad she enjoys band, she does a great job.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Another race

I ran last weekend in the St. Judes half marathon. I will narrate these pictures.
1. Can't wait, so excited lets get going!!

2. Mile 5, Just running!! Happy to be here!! Take my warm clothes I won't need them!!

3. Mile 10, Where are my warm clothes????? I am freezing!!!!! (I was actually asking this in the picture)

4. Mile 13.1, 1 hour and 53 minutes later. Done and freezing, let's go eat.
I get to take a break from running for a bit, that makes me happy!!


Okay, so I thought this picture speaks for itself and the title of this picture goes right along with it. Any advice on how to get through this gracefully????????

Leaf Day!

We really hate to clean up leaves (Evan reflects that in this picture!!). I like leaves!!! I like the sound of leaves crunching and I like the way they look on the ground. Why is it that no one else in the neighborhood likes them, so when your house is the only one on the block with leaves in the yard you look like the trashy family who never cleans up their yard????? WEll, we finally waited until the last leaf fell then went out on a missin to get the leaves picked up. We did great, Josh blew them all in piles then we picked them up and bagged them. We noticed that Josh didn't just stop at our yard, he decided to do 3 of our neighbors plus the circle in the middle of our street. I had to go to ace hardwarwe 2 times to get sacks!!! WE can chalk that up for act of service for the week, 3 and a half hours of leaf bagging, our kiddos deserved a treat after that!!