Thursday, November 26, 2009

One of those Days

Ever have one of those days where you have to get "everything" done, but you feel like doing nothing??  That's me today!  I have to get this house in order and looking half decent, my parents arrive tomorrow.  I'm looking forward to my visit with them.  We haven't seen them since summer!  Well actually my Mom was here in Sept.  I'm excited for them to see how much Madalyn has grown.  They can listen to Natalie play the fiddle, she's doing really great!  Bevan can show them all his new tricks on the drum and Bradon can play "Scot's La Hay" on the chanter!  Ashley has been playing the recorder with Daddy so she can show them what she knows too;)
But before they get here we have bathrooms to clean, drywall dust to mop up, floors to sweep, clutter to put away, laundry to fold, sheets to wash!  Better get my butt in gear!  I am thankful that my kids are old enough to help, they do pretty good.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Phew that's better!

I really loved the 3 wise men, but the colour back ground was killing my eyes!! Sorry I lost my stars Darci girl, but I couldn't handle that blue anymore!  I wish I could find a different colour one.  Oh well this one is nice and calm:)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Family Picture day!

Yay!  Picture day was terrific!  We had our awesome photographer Ruth, a nice day and plenty of smiles!  Some of the kids got a little chilly since they only wore t-shirts under their hoodies.  Poor things, my fault I should have told them to put long sleeves on! 

We had lots of fun, I thought of more ideas after our camera lady left. Maybe for next time;) It was absolutely worth it to have someone come and do the pictures for us.  Josh really doesn't like to have his picture taken, he also likes to do the "set up the camera and run in" thing.  THAT drives me NUTS!  So it was my anniversary present to have our pictures taken professionally:)  I really like my present.  Ruth did some great edits for me as well!  I really need to learn that!  So much fun! I did a little cropping to some of them.

                              This one I cropped.

and this one too!

This is looking out of our tree fort.

I love whatever this is called, maybe Sepia?


Picture day was awesome!  Love it!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

5 Questions for Friday on Saturday!!

1. Are you a Black Friday shopper?

2. What was your favorite childhood toy? (Think Easy Bake Oven, Cabbage Patch Kid, Shrinky Dinks, etc.)
3. Favorite Christmas movie?

4. What is the "must have" item on your Christmas list this year?

5. Do you go all out with decorations or do you keep it simple and classy?

1. I'm not sure what a black Friday shopper is, but I'm pretty laid back shopper. I don't think I'd fight anyone for something, unless it was the last bag of Breakfast Blend Starbucks coffee beans!

2. My absolute favorite childhood toy was, were, are Charmkins! I still have my whole collection and my kids play with them.  They even kept their flower smell!  I lost all the barrets and clips though.

3. I love the movie Elf!  I laugh so hard every time.  Another one I love to laugh at is A Christmas Story.  This year I want to see a new one that I saw on my friend's blog.  Miracle in the Wilderness and I want to see Nativity.

4. Must have a fondue set!! I love fondue and I've never had my own set!  We use our electric wok!  It works but I really want the real thing!  Also my cute, fluffy, warm slippers have worn right out poor things, so some new slippers are in order.  Oh and don't forget that central vac honey!! ;)

5. Well last year I didn't decorate at all!  So this year we might do a little bit, the kids want a tree this year so we'll at least have one of those.

Feel free to copy these questions and answer them. Make sure you let me know so I can come and read them on your blog or answer them here in the comments.  I'm linking up to the Question Author Mama M.  you can too!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Christmas Music...

Beautiful Star of Bethlehem was one of my favorite songs as a kid.  My mom had a record that would play. This isn't the same one, it was Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt.  But I couldn't find that one.  So this is the best I could do, but I like it a little more peppy!

Time to be thinking of all things Christmas.  Well unless you're American then you are still getting to Thanksgiving.  But up here in Canada the Christmas music is playing and the decorations are going up, the shopping is starting or at least lists being made.
In our house though, that little youtube clip is the first Christmas Music we had on this year.  And it didn't last too long. 
I have begun the making of Christmas gifts and have finished one for my little nephew who is not yet born.  But he will be here around Nov. 30th.  Almost finished one for my little neice.  And their big brother's I haven't started.  I'm going to miss them this year. I think they've been here for Christmas 4 years in a row!  But with Mama having a baby this close to Christmas they won't be going anywhere. 
Josh will be working for Christmas, but I have some great things to look forward to.  My sister and her boys are coming and maybe my Mom and Dad too!  If the parents don't come here, then Sis and I will go there on the 25th. 
But it's still the middle of Nov. and hubby is impatiently waiting for me to be done here and get to the house work!  hehe, mostly because he wants me to finish painting the one wall in the spare room.  Then he can get the trim up and rooms moved around. 
So it's off and running I go.  Hmm maybe I'll try to find my Christmas music.....Naaaaa!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Snow Day!

     Well you might not agree with all my decisions.  And I'm sorry if you disapprove, not that it will stop me;)  But today we are postponing school and going outside to play!  Well the kids are going out to play, I'm going to bake cookies and maybe in between cooking time take Madi out in the snow. 
     We got a beautiful little dump of snow last night.  More then the little skiff a few weeks ago.  The children could hardly contain themselves this morning.  In the words of my 7yr old "The whole neighborhood is covered in snow!!" 
     Natalie is still not 100% yet so I'm not going to let her stay out too long.  Here's some of my snow babies for you to see!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Change Me

I'm kinda bummed.  We didn't go to church today because some of us have been sick.  I was afraid to infect everyone else so we stayed home.  I really needed the social interaction today though, and the kick in the pants my Pastor's sermons always give me, well either that our an "ah-ha" moment, love those.  And even though it sounds kinda painful I really do love a good kick in the pants too, cause I already know you're right, I just have to get up and do it.
So today I'm asking You Lord to Change me, again.  Change me from who I've been lately, like the song from Sanctus Real.  So in the words of Sanctus Real
"Would You speak to me? Show me what I need. Is it patience, kindness, all that's in between, loving others the way You love me"
"Won't You change me from the way I've been lately, cause I can't see living without You."

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Psalm 119 Challenge

Traci @ Ordinary Inspirations is having a memorizing scripture challenge.  I signed up, but I'm quite sure I'm not going to memorize the whole thing.  I love Psalm 119 and have read, and highlighted it so many times I'm suprised I haven't memorized it.  I think this will be a fun project to do with the kids.  I'll update you here on Thursday to let you know how we're coming along.  Join up and we can encourage each other along the way.  Visit Traci's blog she's got lots of encouragment there:)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Hot and Healthy Thru the Holidays!


I'm in! I'm in! 
Joining some blog ladies to keep each other motivated through the holidays.
Since Baby number #5 and the medication we had to be on, I am waaaaaaaay out of shape.
And I find my tredmill extremely boring, time to get busy, and what better way then with a bunch of other moms!

Well I'll try to keep up!  hehe 

I have a new Wii Fit, so I'm going to try and keep up with that and do some working out.  I've started, but skipped a week now, so better get back too it!
Here goes...something anyway;)

Sorry about the html code showing, not sure what that's about!!  Thanks Darci for the great advice;)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

They're engaged!!!

Congratulations Joanne and Steve!!
We are so happy for you!
May God Bless your plans and your future together.