Sunday, December 21, 2008

Quote from my sis Chris

QUOTE OF THE DAY... "Whatever you give a woman, she will make it greater. If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she'll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So, if you give her crap, be ready to receive a ton of s$%&!"

Sorry, but after being stuck at home with Josh all these days, this one made me laugh!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Update on the boys' igloo/snow cave

Check it out...10 inches of snow in one night! I wanted to update the boys' igloo
that they started a few days ago. It has grown a bunch! Josh is getting the tractor to add
to it. They want a big ice cave that they can sleep in tonight...we will have to
wait and see what it turns into.

Our winter wonderland

Here is our house from the front...

and here it is from the back...
Mitchell, Sally and Shadow walked up to the train trussel to help me get a picture. I realized that I am afraid of heights when it is frozen and windy outside!
Here are the kids yesterday looking for good places to sled...

Josh gave rides back up to the house after we went sledding.

Go Mary! She holds the record so far coming down the middle run. BTW
Crazy Acres has 3 runs for those that want to take their life
into their own hands...You may need to sign a waiver though I can't
handle anymore law suits at this time!

This is the best picture of these two. The other ones were actually quite scary!

So we are still watching movies, doing crafts, texting and hanging out. Some of the kids no longer like each other...I keep telling them Santa is watching but they are starting to not care. Mary told me "Good then he saw Mitchell being mean first and he won't be mad at me for hitting!"
I hope everyone is staying warm and having fun!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Snowman humor

These just cracked me up! It might be the fact
that I have been home so many days with only kids
to visit with and my brain is turning to mush.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

What to do when it snows...

Bury your brother (but leave a breathing hole or straw)
Do some crafts with a friend
Bundle up

Eat snow...but only the white stuff!

We have also watched a lot of movies, taught the boys how to sew, texted (Megan), tried to make an igloo, and did lots of sledding! I think I have washed about 4 outfits for each of the little kids each day. They keep coming in wet and frozen. Max came in today crying because he fell through the ice in the creek and his feet were frozen. I asked why he was wearing crocks and he told me that I always make him wear crocks when he plays in the creek! I just keep reminding myself that he is Josh's son...the apple doesn't fall far from the tree! I also told him if he did it again his toes would turn black and could fall off. We will see what tomorrow brings.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Our Christmas Bat

The tree this year came into our home on Sunday the 7th. We usually get it the weekend of Thanksgiving and enjoy it all month long.
I told my kids that I wouldn't put up any Christmas stuff until they could clean up after themselves and put away what they get out. So 10 days later we get the tree and I begin to put on lights. The tree is tall...maybe 12 feet. I get the lights on the first time but when I go to plug them in I did it backwards. So I take them off and redo the strands. Plug it in. There are two strands not lit. Take them down replace bulbs. Put them up. The top strand won't light up.
Take it down again trying not to fall from the ladder and I just went to bed. It was too much. Mary was crying because everyone except her had cleaned the house in hopes of decorating a tree. So on Monday I take the lights off and redo all the strands with new bulbs and make sure that they all work but as they are lit up on my lap I can smell a smokey scent and decide that with all our bad luck I wasn't going to put 15+ year strands on our tree and risk our house burning down.
Tuesday I head out to buy new lights. Costco was out, Freddy's only had clear, Target only had pink or purple, the 2nd Target had 3 bulk packages so I grabbed them.
Finally, Tuesday night I get to put the lights on the tree careful to do it so I can plug them in when I get to the bottom, when out comes the scariest bad ever! Kids are screaming, I am tripping over stuff, boys want me to shoot it, pure and total chaos! Look at how big it came inches from dive bombing me as I ran for the door. After the bat left I took the boys to scouts and then came home and at 11:34 on Tuesday night I finally got the lights put on the tree. Only 48 hours after I began.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Guess what Mary wants for Christmas?

Her 2 front teeth!!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Just wanted to do a quick list of things I am thankful for....

My family

My home

My friends

Good Health

My Savior


Life Experiences (Good and Bad)

Health Insurance for when I don't have good health!

Wacky Flossers


89 cent soda at McD's



Just wanted to focus on the positive! I know that I am very blessed and am thankful for the people in my life that inspire and motivate me!