Saturday, December 31, 2011

Day 365 - Family!

On this last day of 2011, we drove up to be with family.  It was a fun time!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Day 364 - Preparation!

We're headed up to Bay City area tomorrow to celebrate Christmas with another link in our family.  I made Molasses Bars and Cranberry Salsa.  Delicious!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Day 363 - Purge Day 3

Lots of stuff is happening around here.  I'm taking advantage of the fact that we're off of school and home.  The kids are enjoying their new Wii and I'm working hard cleaning stuff out!  It feels great!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Day 362 - Purge Day 2

It was Carsten's turn today!  His didn't take as long, but somehow I forgot to take a picture.  Bummer.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Day 361 - Purge Day 1

Tyrus and I spent about 4 hours today in his room.  How so much junk accumulates, I'll never know.  :)  It looks much, much better now!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Day 360 - The Aftermath

We slept in late today!  Once everyone was up and bathed, we put away some of the new items and then headed back over to Dennis & Mary Lou's house.  Ty and Stephanie worked on building his new (huge!) Lego Ship and the rest of us chilled out and ate leftover appetizers!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Day 359 - Christmas Day

I'm going to share our pictures from Christmas Eve mostly since my Christmas pics didn't turn out super great.  Merry Christmas, everyone!

Do you see Carsten completely IN the gift bag?  lol

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Day 359 - Birthday Cake

When we were younger, my parents always had us make a birthday cake for Jesus and the youngest kid got to decorate it.  I thought it would be fun to pick up the tradition again.  Here's Carsten with the cake!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Day 358 - Cranberry Salsa

If you've never tried it, you're missing out!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Day 357 - Dorky Shots

Sometimes you have to do something to occupy yourself while waiting, right? ;)


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Day 356 - Alexis & Ty

Look, look!  They aren't fighting!  It's a miracle!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Day 355 - Family Pics

Yikes, no pictures today, either!  I'm slackin'!  The good news is we took a lot this weekend.  Here are a few more:

Monday, December 19, 2011

Day 354 - Snuggle Time

I don't have a picture for today, so I'm going to use one from Saturday.  Here is Alexis reading to her cousin.  So sweet!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Day 353 - Grandkid Photo Op?

Uh, maybe next time!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Day 352 - Cookie Day

My mom has arrived for Christmas and in keeping with tradition, we made cookies today!  My ILs came over and joined in on the fun.  It was a very sweet day!  (Happy Birthday, Mom!)

Friday, December 16, 2011

Day 351 - Rush

I have no picture for today because there was not a moment to stop and take one.  :(

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Day 350 - Number Work

Carsten is doing great with his school work!  I'm proud of him!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Day 349 - Reader Reading

Alexis decided today (all on her own) to read some books to her brother.  He loved it, and I loved that she thought of it.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Day 348 - Pac Man or Math?

See him?  This was what Ty was working on today...  at least his math page was finished first!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Day 347 - Self-Portrait

Alexis borrowed the camera for a bit today... here's what resulted!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Day 346 - Angels Aware

I am so proud of my kids!  Today, they participated in our church's Kid's Program called Angel's Aware.  At the last moment, Carsten stepped in to cover for a boy who'd missed too many practices.  He did a FANTASTIC job with all of his lines and had great voice quality and sound.  Alexis and Ty did a great job on their parts, too.  Our only not so great moment was when Carsten shouted "Hello!" into the mic during a quiet part.  Whoops!