Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Day 333 - Testing

I've been having some health issues, so I finally got my nerve and went to the doctor.  I am now wearing a heart monitor for the next 20 hours.  Fun stuff, let me tell you!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Day 332 - Christmas Tree

I promised the kids that if they worked on their school work and got everything done that this afternoon we could put up the Christmas tree!  Nothing like a little motivation!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Day 331 - Certificate

Alexis and her friend Katie both received their Baptismal Certificate today.  Awesome!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Day 330 - The Men in my Life

Here they are... and I love each one of them with my whole heart.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Day 329 - Check it out!

Yesterday, Tyrus and Talen spent quite a while building this very cool motorcycle!  They were proud of their work and wanted me to take a picture of it before they "destroyed" it to build an airplane!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Day 328 - Be Thankful

I don't know about you, but I have so very much to be thankful for!  God has been good to me and my family.  I love Thanksgiving more than any other holiday.  It's all about time spent with those you love, and good, good food!  What can be better than that?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Day 327 - Thanksgiving Eve

Tomorrow is the big Turkey Day.  Lots of folks are coming over and tonight, I prepared my favorite Thanksgiving dessert: Chocolate Delight.  My Aunt Krystal always made it when I was growing up and to me, it's not Thanksgiving without it!  Hopefully everyone will enjoy it tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Day 326 - My Three Little People

The kids noticed a slew of birds in our backyard today...  They were watching the birds; I was watching them.  :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Day 324 - A Love Note

Tonight, when I came up to go to bed, this note was laying by my pillow:

Gotta love the little girl!  (By the way, I think she means 'painting' at the end.)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Day 323 - Church Time!

Lots of pictures were taken today!  Sundays are always good for photo-ops!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Day 322 - Playing Poker

Now, if you know me well, you know that I love to play cards - just for fun, not for money.  Tonight, we went over to my ILs house to play cards.  They like Euchure, which I say is a very exclusionary game since only 4 people can play.  I don't know if I like Euchure or not because I've never been one of the 4 people playing.  (Wow, I'm really bitter this weekend!)  Tonight, they decided to play Poker instead.  I've never played Poker so I thought I would just watch.  My FIL decided to get out his sunglasses so that he could be more "professional" and I was just cracked up at how silly he looked.  They must have worked though, because he smoked everyone and won!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Day 321 - Stranded

You'd think that since I was stuck at home today (since BOTH of our vehicles are in the shop, errr!) that I would have had plenty of opportunities to take pictures.  Well, I guess that's not the case since I didn't even take one.  Maybe when the cars get out of the shop I'll take a picture of one of them and post it here.

No, I'm not bitter.  Not at all.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Day 320 - Smorgasboard

Well, today I took a lot of pictures.... here's just a few of them!

Carsten wrote his own name today for the first time!  The 'S' and 'T' are hanging lower, but over all, it's still there!

Nothin' better than this!

Here's Alexis all spiffied up to go to the Fancy Nancy Storytime with Auntie Dana!

Uh, not sure what he was doing here with his toy tool!

Dylan and the boys tonight!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Day 319 - Reindeer Ranch Time

Today, we joined other homeschooling families from our area and went to a very cool Reindeer Ranch!  The kids learned a ton of stuff about reindeer from the Ranch's owner.  (Do you know the difference between an antler and a horn?  OR, did you know that both female and male reindeer have antlers?) 

The kids had a great time!  I however, stood there and froze.  lol  I know, surprise, surprise!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Day 318 - Plant Life Learning, Pt 2

Remember our plant tins from a few days ago?  Well, when you water them and stick them out in the sun and all, they grow!  It's pretty amazing!  The kids are fascinated!

(Carsten's 'C')

(Tyrus' 'T')

(Alexis' 'A')

Monday, November 15, 2010

Day 317 - Our Family

Carsten informed me today that he'd drawn a picture of all five of us.  Who do you think each of us are?  Maybe I should ask him.  :)

Gotta love it!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Day 316 - She's Gorgeous, What Can I Say?

Alexis begged me to buy her this cute shirt the other night from the Second Childhood store.  I have to say now that I'm glad I did.  She looked stunning in it tonight when it was time for church!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Day 315 - Scrapbooking / Stamping / Oh, My!

We'd planned for a few weeks now to use this day to scrapbook and make cards. After a lovely breakfast at Uncle Earnie's the guys took Tyrus to basketball, and us ladies stayed back and played with paper. It was fun.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Day 314 - Story Time

We baked cookies today!  My ILs and Aunt Sherrie came over and we had a great time.  At one point, I saw that Grandpa was reading to Carsten so of course, I had to snap a picture.  I love it.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Day 313 - Veteran's Day

I showed the kids a small video about Veteran's Day and then we talked a lot about what it means to us and our family.  Afterwards, we decided to make American Flags as a craft.  All I have to say is thank the Lord for my scrapbooking star paper punch!  It was a lifesaver!