Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Created By Our Family at 12:57 PM
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
May your life be filled with love, joy and peace this Christmas season and throughout the New Year!
Created By Our Family at 10:21 AM
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
If you are a Guitar Hero fan, like Lindsay and Caleb, you will LOVE this video:
The article that we found this video on is found HERE! I am sure the kids will be wanting us to decorate our house like this next year!
Created By Our Family at 8:09 AM
Monday, December 14, 2009
Our tree is decorated with white lights, a beaded cranberry garland, beeswax stars, yummy smelling gingerbread ornaments and country decor. Of course there are some personal ornaments that are part of our tree too. My husband has one in particular that I like to hide in the back. (It has to do with his favorite Christmas movie staring Clark W. Griswold. It is lucky to have a place on the tree to begin with!) And finally our the tree is topped with a BEAUTIFUL, TREASURED ANGEL that my mom made for our family.
In the kitchen, we have a small tree decorated with bows, tags and a star. The tags say:
Family, Christ, Love, Joy & PeaceHere is a simple, small tree with fabric balls, berries and a star. This is placed in our family room.
Not pictured are the trees the kids have in their rooms. They love to have their own small tree with lights and decorations. Caleb, my 9 year old son, decorated his tree with a Nintendo theme: Mario, Luigi, Donkey Kong, Wii remotes and so forth. My 11 year old daughter Lindsay, has various ornaments on her tree that she treasures.And even though this is not a tree, our nativity reminds us what Christmas is really about.
To find out more about sharing your Christmas decor, check out the following websites:
Created By Our Family at 12:37 AM
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Today was a fun day. We first went to a kids Christmas party that Scott's company has every year. The kids were excited, not because Santa and Ronald McDonald were there, but they wanted to get 2 new pets. We would like to welcome to our family:
Zack came too. It was really cold outside so he was bundled up!
Created By Our Family at 6:03 PM
Friday, December 11, 2009
...Yes! Really!! Lindsay told me last night, on our way home from her band concert, that all she wants for Christmas is for me to update our blog. Actually her and Scott both have been asking non-stop for the past few months. Scott's reason for wanting me to blog again is so that we can move past Father's Day! It has been 5 months since my last post. Things were so hectic and busy this summer that there was no time to blog. And then when I finally had more time, it felt so overwhelming. I felt like there was too much to write about. So instead of picking up where I left off, I am just going to start with what is happening now. And since this is Lindsay's Christmas wish, I am going to start with her.
Last night we attended her middle school band concert. She plays (my old) flute and is also in the bell choir. She is really loving them both. I had to practically beg her to take band to begin with. I told her I thought she would have fun, but before school even started, she was not sure. So last night I asked her if this was the right decision and she said "YES, I LOVE IT"!! Bell Choir is a group of about 12 kids that meet after school on Tuesday's. She is having so much fun being part of the group and I love they way they sound.
On Tuesday, I went with the Bell Choir (and choir) on a field trip. They visited a few local elementary schools and then they went to the capital building to perform. I am glad that I was able to go with them. It is such a good way to get to know the kids and the teacher better. Plus Lindsay wanted me to go. I was sad that I did not take my video camera but I did manage to take a small 1 minute video (from a distance) with my phone. You probably will not be able to see Lindsay playing the bells since I am far away but you can at least try to hear them (ok, well... the sound did not pick up that good either). She is 4th from the left I believe.
Anyway, I will try to be better at keeping things updated. What a busy time to start the blog up again with Christmas in 2 weeks, but I am doing it for my Sunshine! Love you Lindsay!
Created By Our Family at 10:34 AM