Saturday, November 29, 2008

The great Christmas tree hunt;)

To be continued....

My moms so talented!!

I love going to my mom's during Christmas!! She has the most amazing talent of decorating. Enjoy!!

So Thankful

A house full of wrestling kiddos! We're so lucky!!!

Yes are family is full of nuts!

Thanksgiving was such a wonderful day! A day filled with love and emotion. I have so many things to be thankful for and this year I especially took the time this year to really think about all of them!! It's so easy to forget all of things that are good in our lives, this is a perfect time to reflect on those.

I'm so thankful for my loving husband who has stuck by my side through some very rough times this past year. My two amazing children who are well just amazing;) My parents who have been my rock! My sister and her wonderful family that I love so much. Health. Warmth. Jobs. Our home. Brad's parents that are so very supportive and loving. Brad's sister and brother in law that bring us so much laughter and unconditional love. My wonderful friends and the list goes on and on.

This year I'm especially thankful for the chance to spend time with my grandfather. Our relationship in the past has been very strained. As I explained to the kids this past week. That we all make choices and sometimes those choices aren't good ones and are ones that can strain relationships. But we must always remember that the Lord forgives us for our mistakes and us as people must do the same and make peace. That is exactly what I did this week. I made peace with the past and had a wonderful day with my grandfather. My heart aches knowing that this very well could of been the last time I see him. What I do know is that I love my grandfather and my grandfather loves me and the past is the past!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

LM 30 days of Christmas

I was asked by to make a project for their 30 days of Christmas. I made this photo carousel for my mom for Christmas and can't wait to give it to her.

Twelve Fridays November

Just a few fun layouts I did for Twelve Fridays DT this month.

Bad Blogger...tsk..tsk

Ok sorry for my little hiatus. Life has just been busy, what can I say??? So here's a little recap of all of us;)

Brad is still deer hunting like mad looking for that doe so he can get his "trophy" buck. One thing I would like to say is that I would just love 5 minutes alone with the ding dong that came up with this earn a buck idea. Did they not think of us poor wives?? I've heard oh so many stories about seeing the big one and having to let it go because he needs a doe first. Poor guy just sits and tells the same old story and this poor old wife just hears blah, blah, blah:0 I'm about ready to take a road trip, find a doe roadkill, stick in arrow in its side and call it a day! Other than deer hunting Brad has been busy working. Something that we definetly don't take for granted!!! Especially considering the state of our economy!

Allison is busy with school and basketball. She only has a couple weeks of bball left and I'm not sure that she has a BIG love for this sport. I think of she sticks to it and gains some confidence in herself that she'll be fine. We'll just have to wait and see;) On the school front we just had her PT conference on Tues and she is doing really well. Alli's teacher had such kind words to say about her that I actually started crying. I'm so proud of the person that Alli has become.

Zach man is of course never a dull moment!! He is constantly leaving me in awe. He's very quick witted and always cracking Brad and I up. We had his PT conference on Thurs and found out that he's quite the student:0 We knew that things came easy for him just not this easy. He must get the brains from his dad:)

I've been busy scrapbooking and keeping the kids on track. I did get to take a weekend get away last week to Michigan with 70 other ladies. Lot of scrapbooking and laughs!

I don't have any new pictures of the kids since Halloween. So I will post new ones at a later date!