December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

Punk #1's Christmas Party at school.
Ready for the Christmas Eve Service.
Not quite so ready for the service
Playing... yes, I made their dresses.
Our official Christmas Family Photo
The End. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  

*We will be on vacation, so I will tell you all about CO when we get home.*

December 15, 2008

One I forgot to post in December

So the camera lasted a whole 2 days!  On the search for another.  Here are the last few from my Nikon...

December 12, 2008

My 1st Christmas present came early.

This has been up since Thanksgiving weekend, I have been dying to take pictures of it. I do every year for some reason.
Natalie playing around, that's me.
If she would keep her tongue in her mouth she really is a pretty girl.
Awful pic, but it was time for bed.
This is what she wore to the Friday Night Mexican Dinner!

Thank you Karen and Tim!
Can you guess what it is?

December 11, 2008

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!

My very own Rudolph!

This bad mother hadn't bought gloves for the previous 74 degree weather we had.
"Guess what Mom, it's snowing in Tomball! It never snows in Tomball."
This is my favorite picture.
A real snow flake.  You have no idea how exciting this is.
I think I can catch one!
Our house.
Sisterly love even in freezing weather.
"Mom, can we please go in now?  I don't have a proper coat or gloves, I am freezing my hiney off!" (ha, that came up on spell check.)
Did you know when snow melts it is WATER, her favorite toy.
"Mom, did you hear me?  I want to go inside."

***There are no pics of punk #1 she was with her Dad, even though these would have made awesome Christmas card pictures." and thanks to Monica again for your camera.  I so owe you.

December 09, 2008

Christmas Vacation Troubles. UPDATE

*** UPDATE *** Our vacation was approved! WE ARE GOING TO DENVER!  Thank you Mr. Man for doing the right thing. I was told to apologize but I am not, I was not wrong in my frustration, plus he doesn't read this so I don't have to.

We have been planning a vacation to Denver Co for over a month now.  Our plans consist of us leaving shortly after Christmas and returning shortly after New Years.  Of course all of this revolves around Dimples job.  His boss Mr. Man has now know about this vacation for over a month and has still not given us an answer.  Dimples thinks I am upset with him when I am certainly not.  Mr. Man on the other hand I am very angry with.  He doesn't know that we aren't booking a hotel because we are staying with family, he also doesn't know that we are driving not flying our family of 5.  Because all of that takes at least 2 weeks advance to book.  The hotels booked a long time ago and time shares booked last year.  So common courtesy for Mr. Man would be, work harder when someone hoards their EARNED vacation time for a Christmas with family and if you cannot get your poop in a group and the request gets denied you should offer to buy back that time (which they are not offering this year) instead of the hard working Dimples losing all of it.  To top off my frustration, tomorrow when we finally get our answer if Mr. Man says no it will be too late for him to take most of his stashed time off.  We only have 23 days left of the year and only 12 of those are working days!  So please say a prayer tonight that we will get our vacation time and get to spend Christmas with some of our very large family, my girls will get to see snow, Dimples will get to ski for the first time in 5 years, oh the list could go on and on.  

December 03, 2008

This sweet beautiful girl can make me sad sometimes with just the change of a word.  She is no longer calling me Mommy or even Momma.  Nope now it is just Mom.  She just sounds so grown up.  "Mom, Mom fix it."  "Mom cup pweez."  "Mom I gotta poop."  Ok that one still makes me laugh and she doesn't sound that grown up.  They just grow up too fast.  (that stain in the middle of her shirt is the infamous blue nail polish!)

December 01, 2008

Meet the Fam, Thanksgiving Edition (from Pappaw's camera)

Punk #3 and Dimples eating Turkey and stuff.
Sarah, Uncle Lynn, Daniel and Dodo
Frank and my sister Paula
Punk #3 with a mouth full of Turkey
Ethan, Lucas, Jeff, Amanda, Pappaw (Dad), punk #1, and Liz... Surprise!
Bailey a great punk niece.
Stephen my nieces hubby and Jarrett my nephew.

I can't believe I almost forgot to post the most beautiful picture that I have taken in a long time...
My Mom!
I don't know whose plate she is fixing, because I know she doesn't eat like that, it must have been for my dad. I also don't know what happened to my font. I just go with the flow.

November 30, 2008

Background war! - Link is fixed!

Natalie aka punk #1 at First Born stole my original Christmas background!  She has asked me to tell you that she is hosting a contest go there to check out the details.

November 29, 2008

Screen cleaner

You know your house is ran by kids, and you are ok with it, when you can read two entire blogs before you notice that your screen is extra dirty. You then reach for the nearest tissue to wipe it clean and your #1 punk asks, "what is that?" You answer her, "a booger!"

When does school start again?

November 26, 2008

November 24, 2008

November 23, 2008

Stiching Class

*special thanks to Barbara E. for her photog skills*
Many of you know that I have been participating in our church's quilting ministry.  I have now made 1 quilt, 4 tote bags, and 1 Christmas stocking.  Natalie is learning with me at a much slower pace due to her school schedule.  With in these past few months I have bought 2 machines and then returned the same machines for defects.  My lovely and wonderful grandma, Dodo, has now given me her machine and I LOVE it.  It is a Kenmore and has all these fun attachments.  I get so excited thinking about all the fun projects that I will get to share.  Anyway Natalie aka punk #1 took the Crazy Stocking class with me last week and this is a picture of me helping her work on her Great Grandma's machine.  It is enough to make my heart swell with pride.  Notice her face, she is concentrating hard to make it just right.  These 2 stockings that we made will be Christmas presents for her teachers, so they had to be just right.  Nothing less of perfection.

Out of the mouths of babes...

Today in Sunday School we were working on an activity it came about that Dimples is color blind.  One of the boys says this, 

"My dad is blind in his left eye because he got hit in the head with a frying pan while making fried chicken."  -Noah P.

November 22, 2008

How I spend my evenings...

* special thanks to Monica for her camera that night*
How does that saying go, same song different verse? I don't know but you get the idea. Every night I clean up after my children. Most of the time it takes maybe 30 minutes, that includes the dishes. There really isn't much to clean downstairs; the upstairs that is a different story!

Wednesday afternoon the girls were outside playing with our neighbors boys. Some how Lazaro never made it into the pictures. This is Lorenzo. Isn't he just adorable? Any Monica and I were just sitting there watching them play and keeping them from being ran over. They came up with this great idea of going inside. So I, being the smart one that I am, put the baby gate up on the stairs and turned on a Dora video. I left the front door open so that they could come and go as they please, this way Monica and I get to visit outside without our children interrupting us. Everyone is happy. Then the husbands come home! Neither of us have cooked dinner and suggesting pizza. When Dimples goes inside to begin cooking, he quickly comes out to tell me this has happened. Poor Monica thought that Dimples was never going to let me out of the house again. I married such a wonderful man.

By the way this is finger nail polish, blue, in Berber carpet.

The sad thing is that it was mine that did this, she was trying to paint her toes. She did a beautiful job don't you think?

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