Tiffany, Darek and Caylee came up this weekend to help us celebrate early.... Since they are taking a vacation during the Christmas holiday. On Friday night, we went to our favorite, Paizano's Pizza, and had a delish dinner!
Saturday, the guys went shooting, and the girls went shopping (what we do best). With the few stores we have here in town, we hit up the dollar store, D&B , and of course, the fabric store! While we were at D&B, Santa magically appeared. The kids had to get their picture taken! At first Hayden didn't want anything to do with Santa (which is weird), but finally warmed up to the thought of standing next to him! Before dinner, we headed to the American Legion Kid's Christmas Party! What a sight to be told at that party. Chaos filled the air, but the kids had fun fishing for toys, doing the cake walk, and sitting on Santa's lap (again!). The kids got amazing gifts from Santa at that party! He was quite generous! Later Saturday night, we had a Yummy Christmas dinner, and exchanged presents between each other. This was the kids favorite part!
Tiffany made us all hats for Christmas! They are awesome. We get compliments everywhere we go when we have these hats on, especially Ady!
I have had some fun lately making some gifts for Christmas. I also had fun giving them away! I love the final outcome!
Ignore the skirt, below are the leg warmers I made. I think Ady is getting a little big for them, but they still look oh so cute! And are super easy to make, takes no more than 10 minutes to make these gems! Lately, I have been "shrinking" out of my FAT girl clothes. I don't mind at all, but I did have a shirt that I really really liked, so I though about it, and came up with this outfit for Ady... Here is my neice Caylee, modeling her new PJ's and purse! They fit her perfectly... and She loved them! While she was here, she took the purse everywhere. I thought it was quite adorable!I drew my Tiffany's name for Christmas this year, so I bought her a few things, then last minute I decided I wanted to make her something as well... I came up with my own pattern, and created her this nifty laptop bag! I think it turned out good. Next time I will figure out a different way to do the handles, but for now, they work great!
A few weekends ago, we braved the cold weather, and decided to decorate, inside and out, for Christmas. The kids thoroughly enjoyed decorating both the Christmas trees, and and let out glee's of happiness every time they opened a "new" ornament.
Here are the kids sitting in front of "their" tree. They love it!
Ady and Hayden standing in front of the tree I decorated!Of course, we needed the annual family picture in front of the tree!
The outside of the house... Ben was actually up on the roof for 3 days getting those things straight. He did a wonderful job. I am so proud of him!
After decorating, we wrote Santa letters. We briefly described how awesome we rocked this year.
Hayden wanted to write what he would like, 2 words took up the whole page....too cute!
Ady wrote note to Santa too.... She is our little artist!
Hey yall! I thought I would update our long overdue blog. Not much happening around here... just sitting and waiting, and waiting and sitting, to figure our where our life is headed next. Got news from the hospital that the buyout is going to happen, but nothing new. Hopefully we stay, cause we both are darn good jobs, but i'm trusting in God, that what ever He throws our way, we can handle. Just trying to live in the moment and find Joy in the Journey. Ben and I looking our best.... ha ha ha. We were on a hike, and this is our self portrait for the day!.
The "inlaws" adorable dog. Geez! almost too cute, enough to make me want one.
Kids with the grandparents!
Especially like this~!
What a little ham. Heaven!
Ady, and Hayden, thought it was necessary to walk along the wood.
Oh how I love my family!
(every single one of them.... even though I don't have pictures of any of you. Your time is coming.... BE PREPARED)
Please welcome number 26 to the fam... what can I say, country life is turning us into country folk.... we go through cars, like people go through underwear.... seriously... hopefully this one is here to stay, for a long..... long, time.
We sure had an eventful Halloween this year, and the end is still not here. We started up the festivities Friday morning with the Annual Preschool Halloween Party. So many kids where there, plus there was snow on the ground, which made this extra exciting!Here are the "little monsters" before the MONSTER BASH!
I took the chance and put foam rollers in Ady's hair and it turned out quite well!
All Ady wanted to do was play in the rice bin. She sure had fun with it! Of course, Hayden was playing in the snow....
If you look really Closely, you can see the snow ball flying in the air! What a cute Mario! Ady and Daddy enjoying the party.
At the Halloween party, there was a pumpkin patch, and we picked snow covered pumpkins.
After the party we took the kids out to lunch to their favorite spot, "McDonalds"
The kids went down for a nap, and I got to work creating the holiday masterpiece.... ha ha ha
Friday night, the town of Baker City, held the downtown trick or treating, where all the businesses hand out candy. They shut down the road to main downtown, and the kids walked around filling their bags. Here is a picture of the kids waiting for our friends to come meet us to go! Being SILLY!
The kids got so much candy! Crazy amounts of candy! After downtown, we headed to our friends house for dinner and a movie. Ate some of the best chili EVER! Thanks Williams!
Of course, we still had to go trick or treating Saturday. Ben's mom and step dad came to town to help us celebrate! After all the festivities were over, we heading to their motel to swim.
As for tomorrow, we are heading to the Harvest Party, and chili Feed. We can hardly wait!