Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Family room tree that has the kids homemade ornaments etc.

Christmas time!

I'm not a big Christmas decorator!! I finally realized that what you put up you have to take down in a few weeks :)! So, I've downsized quite a bit the last few years and really like it! The close ups of the ornaments are a few new ones I added this year. This is our tree in the big living room.

Gingerbread House

Jaida's favorite holiday craft! All the other kids are too big now--sniffle!
She did the whole thing alllll by herself! She is very crafty and I do believe she did as good of a job as I could have. She even wanted to ice it this year and I didn't have my feelings hurt!

Pictures from Vacation

Just a few pics from vacation
Steve and Kim were laughing hilariously!!! That's all I'm saying:)
I didn't realize until I saw the picture of our bedroom posted that Jeff was apparently still in bed! ha~

Friday, November 23, 2007

Day after Thanksgiving Post

Just thought I'd let you all know I did survive Thanksgiving! We had a great time with the Mowery side of the family. Today, Mom, Aunt Betty, Jenny, Jody, and I went shopping. We started at 8:00 A.M. and I got home at about 8:00 P.M. Not bad huh? I had to buy new shoes about half way through cause my feet were killing me. I stuck with it though despite the pain:)! I was very pleased with what I got accomplished. We had a great time but I'm VERY TIRED and my feet are SORE!!!! I'll really try to get some pictures posted soon. I've just been tooo lazy to get them on here!
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Before we left for Tennessee the kids were at school and they were taking prayer request and praise notes. Janae raised her hand and said "pray for us--our Mom and Dad are going to be gone for 5 days" Jordan then raised his hand and said--"I have a praise note---my Mom and Dad are going to be gone for 5 days!! These are my twins and they couldn't be any more different!

I'm Back!

It might appear that I've been gone for along time. In reality we were only gone from Wed. to Sun. I've just been busy trying to catch everything up! We had a great time with Kim and Steve. I took a few pictures that I will post soon. Not a whole lot of fun to take pictures when no kids are envolved. I really don't want mine taken at all! We went to the Comedy Barn on Thurs. Steve was trying to get them to call Jeff up on stage but it backfired on him and they called him. He of course stole the show! He was hilarious. Everyone around us kept telling him he needed to change his profession. They asked him when he was on stage who he was trying to get them to call and he replied "my dumb brother". So, Jeff then became the dumb brother! We were eating at Olive Garden on Sat. and a guy came to our table and said--hi Steve---he had been at the Comedy Barn! He told Steve what a great job he had done. It was hilarious. Kim bought the DVD so we got to watch it again. The guys played golf two times and we shopped. We had a fun time and it was over toooooo fast! My kids had a good time while we were gone and they got spoiled I think!
Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


Did you vote today?????

"Here's Your Sign"

Just thought it was hilarious today! Jeff and I went to Pepe's for lunch. He walked down to the bank and I went on to Pepe's to get a table. I walked in and the two ladies at the cash register just kind of ignored me for a min. and continued to talk to each other. Finally the one looked up at me and said "um, did you want a table?" NO---I just walk into restaurants for the fun of it---hehe! I just thought that was definitely a "here's your sign moment"! I was very gracious though and just said yes to her question!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Blown Glass Ceiling

Children's Museum

My little foreign girl

Easy Monday!

Well, since I was groaning on Saturday night I thought I should let everyone know that this Monday has been soooo easy! It is so great to have things picked up over the weekend. Mondays can be such hard days and this one wasn't! I felt bad for sounding like a whiner! It feels good to be ahead of the game for the week.
We are leaving for Gatlinburg on Wed. evening. We will be back home on Sunday. We are going with Kim and Steve(brother and sister-in-law)and the kids are staying with Grandmas, Aunts, Uncles, and whoever will take them:)! It sounds like alot of fun but of course the Mother in me already feels guilty!!! Even though my kids are big there is just something about it! Like I always say I wouldn't be a normal mother if I didn't feel guilty about something at least a dozen times a day! Janae is my homebody and has already been asking---how long are you going to be gone---with a pained expression on her face!(maybe that's why I feel guilty?) So, I'll try to think of you all out there in blog land while I'm soaking up the beautiful sunshine of Tennessee!!!!I have alot to do tomorrow to be ready because I work Wed. and then we will leave! Have a good week!

I should also say that we had a great time last night with fellowship here at our house. People of course helped bring food---we had, beef and chicken enchiladas, homemade salsa, corn casserole, 5 cup salad, and a scrumptous dessert(thanks Cathy for the extra piece---it was great for breakfast this morning). The food was great, the fellowship was fun, and we had some good laughs!

Saturday, November 3, 2007


Wow, what a day and a half. I've grocery shopped, cleaned, finished laundry, cooked, went to Jalen's football game, went to Walmart 3 times, totally redid a whole wall of photos of the kids, bossed kids around, bossed husband around:),and just sat down at 11:15(technically 10:15 because of Daylight savings!!!Yippeee) It is amazing how I can somehow think I have everything pretty well done and then when it comes down to Sat. somehow I have wayyyyyy toooo much to do! Oh well, that was my busy day. We are having company tomorrow night so I must keep everything picked up and clean. That's the hardest part!
Hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday!