Maybe it was the hot air that hit me like a brick wall when walking through the front door that started us off on the wrong foot. Don't worry, I'll never let a "man" tell my feet where the best place in town is to get a pedicure. Obviously such advice cannot be taken from a guy that thinks roughing it is enjoyable. Does this count as my first "roughing it" experience?
Thursday, December 31, 2009
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Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Okay, I think I have finally fixed the "commenting" problem on my blog. It should be open for comments now. Feel free to go wild to make up for lost time. haha
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Well, my list is made and I've checked it twice. Technically, I have checked it, re-written it, marked off, added to, and poured over it. Whew! I am tired. As I type this I am sitting in what one might consider a "disaster area." Did we have a mid-winter Hurricane or what? I requested an "elf" from Santa, but he hasn't made it over yet. You can read my personal letter to Santa here. Poor little guy must have been delayed. Or maybe he was just smart and stayed at the North Pole. Santa's Workshop probably doesn't hold a candle to the "toyland" we have going on at our house. Trust me, these children....
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Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
...are clean and tidy without complaints (unlike when I rinse their hair and inevitably get water in their eyes). Rules like this...
are obeyed with no fuss. And everyone sighs with relief at the deafening silence. Parents are able to go on weekend getaways to places like this:
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Saturday, December 19, 2009
As Christmas inches closer, I am ever-grateful to the Lord for his blessings. I have been thoroughly amused this week at my children's pre-Christmas stories and antics. I always knew I would enjoy being a mom, but never anticipated the humor I would find in their everyday conversations. Growing up is ..well...funny. They made Christmas tree cards at school this week that were fill in the blank. Here are a few of the highlights:
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Today has been one of those days.
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009
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Monday, December 14, 2009
A few weeks ago my husband and I celebrated his 35th birthday in Big D! On his wish list was none other than a trip to Cowboys Stadium! We stayed at a quaint bed & breakfast (yes, it's still quaint even though it was in Arlington) a few blocks away. It was my first NFL game and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. In fact, I bought a big #1 finger and swung from the rafters with my face streaked navy and silver. You are right, I really didn't do that. But, it was a lot of fun and I picked up a new favorite player; that sparky little gem from Georgia Tech, Keith Brooking. He was really fun to watch. And maybe, just maybe when we become really good friends I will do my impression of his "move." Keep in mind that I said "really good friends." And all the while, my husband of almost eight years was all smiles (and it wasn't because I was on his arm I am convinced).
Matter of fact, he was so pumped when we returned to our humble abode, that he bedazzled Laci some "cheerleader gear." Now, I don't know how to sew on a shirt button, much less bedazzle a thing. Oh the lengths a man will go to for his favorite NFL team.
Matter of fact, the only thing bedazzling about me these days is the new and "old" addition to my ring finger. You can read more about this new Miracle on 405th street here. Hard work does pay off (even if it is almost four years after you have given birth). Who says you only get a year?
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Thursday, December 10, 2009
Well, it's official. I have dropped. To be a little more precise, I have "shopped til I dropped." Officially. Twelve hours ago my mom and I set out to knock out the rest of the gifts on our Christmas lists. Needless to say, my list is almost just as long at 10:52 pm as it was this morning upon departure at 9:30am. Oh my. My mammaw likes to hold her chest and gasp at the exciting and/or overwhelming things in life; this is a chest holding moment. Trust me. It's not that Christmas is suddenly going to jump up to December 11th...it's just that my opportunities to accomplish all this gift buying is slim.
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Tuesday, December 8, 2009
There are some things better left unsaid. Like the time my brother called my second grade teacher fat. So, what that he was only four years old? I wanted to crawl under something...anything that would provide substantial face-hiding-coverage.
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Monday, December 7, 2009
We had a little visitor come see us a few days ago. This makes two years in a row that snow has made it's way to Southeast Texas.
It was a highly anticipated event at our house. We waited...
But, finally, the sleet turned to snow. And eventually, the snow began to stick long enough for us to venture out and have some fun.
And what fun they had, dashing through the snow! The only downfall...I'm afraid they are going to be expecting snow EVERY year. Maybe, they will get their wish.
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Sunday, December 6, 2009
By all means...
Do purchase Betty Crocker's new G-free cookie mix.
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Friday, December 4, 2009
She has two and she adores them! The other night I heard the clanging of ornaments and when I finally traced it to her room...I found her sleeping underneath her tree. She said, "Hey mommy! Look I'm a present!" And I have to agree 100%!
This is her posing the next night under her "Tismas Tee."
Although you might not be able to make out the theme on the boys tree; it's a sports & outdoor tree. Complete with a large collection of sports & outdoor ornaments that have been given to Robb and I over the years. I'm glad we have two boys that can enjoy them like we have!
Leyton & Seth posing in their Cubbie vests. Cubbies is what the three year old program in Awana's is called. At Cubbies they memorize and recite scripture; it is an excellent program. I have even been learning a thing or two myself!
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