Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Presents Time!!

It's almost time for the new year. Hope everyone has some special plans. None here, We'll probably be home playing games together or something as a family :) I'm looking forward the new year. I don't have any resolutions although I should be getting on a weight loss plan and finding a church for the family. Those are just thoughts. But we'll see.

I feel like we were really blessed this Christmas and my girls were spoiled. As always I do have pictures to share from our Christmas. Here is a picture of our tree with the girls gifts :)

Here are a few photo's from our christmas with Mom :) For some reason I didn't get a picture or Abbey with her gifts from Nana or any of the rest of us with all our gifts, I hate when I do that, A picture of everyone with all of their gifts in one shot is so much easier to Scrapbook :)

Christmas morning at home was delightful, The only thing missing was Ashley, She was at her Dad's this year for Christmas Morning. We hd the web cam set up so Jake's parents could watch Abbey open her gifts. Abbey opened her gifts and she found her favorite right away :)

Here I am with my gifts from Jake, He spoiled me :) I got an ipod 20GIG!!, a kitchen dock for the ipod (thank god! as much time as I spend back there music will make it so much more enjoyable:)) and a tuner to use it in the car although we're having trouble finding a station to tune it into.. hrm...

I didn't get pictures of Jake with his gifts, I'll have to sit him down for one, I can't believe we didn't take one!!!

Of course Ashley was not left out completely. We let her have her Christmas as soon as she got home last night. The easy bake oven was a favorite right away, She's already made cookies in it and she loves it, She squeeled when she opened it.. hehe!!!

Well that was our Christmas. We had a good one. Ashley is out of school for the week but now she has lots of goodies to keep her occupied. I have to clean out the girls room one day this week to make room to organize all the new stuff in there.

Ashley is sleeping in this morning, When she came home from her Dad's yesterday she was all snotty and not feeling to well, So I'm letting her sleep. When she get's up we need groceries so I hope she feels up to the trip.

We had a good weekend, I got to do LOTS of knitting which I hadn't done in awhile. Jake and I watched Seven Pounds at the movie on Christmas Day, That is the saddest movie I've ever seen and so good, Will Smith is such an amazing actor. Then on Saturday we watched 3 movies at home the sequal to National Lampoons Christmas vacation via Netflix, it was awful, It was only about Counsin Eddie and so dumb Jake fell asleep half way thru. Then we watched Silence of The Lambs because I'd never seen it. It was as disturbing as I knew it would be, which was why I never watched it when I was younger. LOL!!! Then we watched "The Bucket List" which was a wonderful movie, I love Jack Nicholson he sure is aging :)

I guess that's it for now, I need to get some meal planning and grocery list things going.

Until Next time . . .


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Tomorrow is the big day, We're ready we just have a TON of wrapping to get accomplished tonight. Good thing my hubby is as into wrapping as I am :) hehe! Above are some photo's of our tree. I always hang the cards we get with Photo's on them on the tree.

We had Christmas with my Mom and Sister last night we had our normal Mexican Christmas, Mom made the turkey enchilada's from our leftover thanksgiving turkey and we exchanged gifts. Mom spoiled me as usual. I got an awesome repositional tray for my laptop that slides under the edge of the couch, I also got THE BEST bread knife which I needed so badly I didn't have a good knife to cut through the homemade breads and I got the most awesome silicon Apron!!!! Water proof and heat proof. I was very Happy with my gifts, The girls and Jake were spoiled as well, Mom is always so good to us and she always worries it's not enough when it's really too much.

Ashley will leave this evening for her Dad's. It's her Dad's year to have her for Christmas. So Abbey will do Christmas morning alone. Ashley will get her gifts from us when she comes home Sunday evening. I hate making her wait so long but thought it would be even more cruel to let her open them all today and then have to leave it all to go to her Dad's. LOL!!!

This past Friday was Ashley's last day of school before Christmas break. so her class had their Christmas party. I went and brought iced cookies and took pictures, Ashley's class was cute. I was surprised at how well mannered everyone was as well. Lot's of Please and Thank You's being used. I do love that. So here are some photo's from the Party, Abbey even got to enjoy some goodies.

I found the most awesome thing at Starbucks on last Monday nights knit in. A coffee mug that looks like a cabled knit!!!! awesome! I got it of course.. haha!!!

I guess that's about it for now. Until next time . . .


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Lighting of The Tree

Every year downtown we do the lighting of the tree which is located downtow in our Central park. Following the lighting of the tree they have a parade of lights, every year the girls and I attend with My Mom and Sister. here are some photo's from the even this year . . .

The pre lit tree
My Sister, Ashley, Mom & Abbey

Me, Mom, Abbey, Ashley, kristi

Friday, December 19, 2008

Questions That No-One Asks . .

Ryan's Blog is one of my favorite blogs He & The Pioneer woman know how to keep a serious blog reader entertained for sure. I always look forward to Ryan's posts & Today he posted this entry. It made me realize I often like to answer questions that people never ask me. hehe, So here are my questions that people never ask . . .

Why do you chose to stay at home instead of going to work?

Because I want to raise my children, I love them and I want them to have
my morals and my values. I want to teach them to love others and be good
people no matter what they do in life. I want to be there for them %100 when
they need me. I sacrifice a nicer house and material things, so what? :)

Why do you keep your house so neat and tidy?

Hehe, First of all because I'm a control freak> TOTALLY! Stuff has a place
and it needs to be there. Secondly, I'm a SAHM to me my house and my
children are a direct reflection of what I do each day. Third I'd say because
my Dad was... maybe it's genetic.

Why do you think your overweight?

No-one is ever brave enough to ask this one. I'm fat because I love food. Not
because I'm unhappy because believe me I'm VERY happy. I love to cook food
I love to taste food and I love to eat it :) oh and I hate excercise... I'm an addict
to food. it's serious. Sometimes I wish I could be one of those people who forgets
to eat.

Why do you scrapbook?

I love recording my Children's lives for them. I love knowing that I'm creating something
that will be cherished of me long after I leave this world. I love that my Children will see
themselves grow and live thru my eyes.

Why do you knit?

Simply put, I started knitting because I needed something to keep busy on while I'm sitting and watching TV with the family. It drives me nuts to not be getting something accomplished while sitting there. I feel as thought I'm wasting time if I don't. I knit because I love handmade things, I knit because I LOVE the way those two needles and yarn feel in my hands. There is just something that is very comforting to me about it. Only a knitter could understand what I mean.

Are you truly Happy?

Yes, I believe I have found true Happiness. Jake and I could not be more perfect for each other & I believe the two of us could get thru almost anything together. My girls are Healthy, Loving Children. Sure I complain sometimes about not having a bigger (maybe even nicer) house. But we have a home & I know inside I am to just be thankful for that. I'm only human afterall, we like nice material things don't we?? I thank the Lord very often for being so blessed.

Okay corny but true, There they are. Ryan asked to link back to his blog if you followed his lead. So if you decide to do this on your blog please leave me your link in my comments, I'd love to visit and see what your Un-asked questions are.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Time :)

I can't believe that Christmas is only one week away, Wow. It really did sneak up on us this year, Way to many things going on last month, I guess it made the time pass quickly.

I have a few photos saved in my blog folder to share. So I'll do that, These first three are some snapshots I took of Abbey a few weeks ago. She was being too cute, Saying cheese for me and Hamming it up to the camera :) She's getting so big and learns something new everyday. We got her potty chair back out of the closet today and we're going to start working with her on getting potty trained. She'll be 2 at the end of next month. She loves Elmo and wearing Hats & Pretties (any accessory)

Our Thanksgiving was good. Nice and relaxing. We had Mom, Kristi, My Grandpa, Then Me, Jake, Ashley & Abbey. Nice and small. We had the basics that everyone has for Thankgiving, Everything was yummy and we had plenty of leftover Turkey for Mom's yummy Turkey Enchilada's for our Mexican Christmas Dinner :) Here are a few photo's one of The family, One of Mom Making giblet gravy, The food and My Grandpa and sister Kristi :)

Ashley & I were in the Ardmore Christmas Parade on 9th with Campfire. This was Ashley first time to be in a parade, She loved it! All the Campfire kids were dressed up like Snowmen with Top hats and we walked along behind our float. Here are some pictures I took from that day. This took me back to High School when I used to march in the parades with the school band. I sure miss those times. I always had fun.

I haven't been doing very much knitting. I haven't had a lot of time to sit still lately. at least not to sit and relax. I did finish two more of the playful plaid dishcloths. I'm thinking I'll give these to someone since I'm not in real need of any new ones right now. This is one of my favorite dishcloth patterns. here they are.

Okay that's it for now, I do want to say to everyone who's blog I read, I'm sorry I haven't been able to leave comments, I am reading them, I just haven't had the time to reply. I promise to get back to that soon. I know how cherished comments are :)

Happy Holidays!!!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Sometimes when it rains..

.... it POURS.

November was not a good month for us at all. It was not a good month for many different reasons.

On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, My Grandma Tipton passed away. I knew the time was coming. She had liver cancer and the last two weeks when I would go to visit her she looked so bad and was basically unconcious :( It was so hard seeing her that way. She and I didn't see eye to eye on a lot of things. She was hard woman because she had a hard life. It was hard losing her but she is now where she wanted to be, With her Husband and boys. So I've been handling things involving that.

then in the middle of everything I got served a subpeona to appear in court for a child custody case for friends that Jake and I no longer meet with. I won't say a lot about it here. But it was definately not something I needed to go thru in the middle of losing my grandma and planning her funeral.

I was so stressed out there for awhile I didn't know which was was coming or going. Things are settling a bit now so hopefully I will start to relax a little. I have pictures to share from the Holiday and some things with the girls.But I'll save those for another blog post, I just wanted to let my friends who read this know where I was and why I hadn't posted anything.

until next time . .