Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas To All!!

Hope you all had a very blessed Christmas. Our family had a wonderful celebration and we are grateful to God for His goodness to us!

Lots to share soon but for now I'm going to spend a little while recovering from Christmas and getting ready for the new year :)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Is A'Coming

For the past two weeks I have been working on a HUGE project: Christmas Cards!

You know what that's like don't you?

Have to get the right picture for the cards but before that you have to have the right clothes. At least we do given my ummm, small obsession with Gymboree :) Once we had the right outfit then we had to take the picture. Due to time and money constraints it was easiest to have a friend come over and take some quick shots.

My idea: quick, simple: pick a shot and put it in the card (last year I bought cards that you insert a photo in which seemed easier than ordering photo cards online) - my husband had some other ideas :) Being a graphics artist (and a VERY darn good one) that is his right but just know I asked for simple!

So that took a whole night of Kirk putting together and awesome photo which we had printed out at the store. Okay, I could have just gone with the photo and mailed that but what fun is that?

I did NOT want to handwrite every card (sorry!) so I printed out the note to include in the card which required gluing. The kids helped with that so some of them are a tad interesting :)

And if getting ready for Christmas wasn't enough the girls had their 4 year check-ups. I'm sure you all are dying to know how much my girls weigh, right? Probably not so I won't bore you with their individual "stats". I will just share what I found most interesting in that Alyssa and Julianna are the exact same height to the 1/4 of an inch!! And they are within half a pound of each other. I'm amazed at how similar they are.

Rachel will forever be our peanut - she is a full 5 pounds less in weight than Julianna but in height there's only about an inch difference between her and her sisters. Fortunately she likes being the small one and doesn't seem to notice the difference! For them the biggest difference is their hair and they are always quick to point out that Rachel's "yellow" hair makes her different.

Pictures and more fun coming but for now I have to get to wrapping! Christmas is just days away?! How is that possible??

Monday, December 13, 2010

What My Kids Want For Christmas

When I ask my kids what they want for Christmas I absolutely love their answers. They crack me every time.

Here are a few of things my kids "want" for Christmas - I'm not completely sure that all of these things exsist though!!


- a Diego costume
- a Diego spy scope
- Ariel princess make-over
- Lights
- not a ball, not a bunk bed and not a sock
- a dragon in the night for Caleb


- a king
- then a princess who gets married
- then a knight fights the dragon
- then the dragon gets killed
- in the castle
- that's all I want


- Boz the bear stuff
- a house and a Boz the bear castle
- Julianna has suggested she get 2 Boz the bears so that one can be the king and one can be the princess - Rachel has rejected this idea

Caleb (his list makes more sense)

- anything remote control (just about)
- marble stuff
- spy gear including this really cool remote control toy that shows you the what you looking at as it drives - "I saw it on a commercial"
- legos
- Wii stuff

Kaitlyn is much more direct in her approach and gave me a list:

You'll have to click on it to zoom in. Do notice the check boxes and the little notations on the side that tell me what is most important. She claims those are doodles in the middle of the page but I think she is also asking for 15 people for Christmas :)

I didn't intend to MIA for so many weeks but without a flash for the camera taking pictures was about impossible. That and being swamped as we get closer to Christmas! I hope your Christmas preperations are going as well as mine :)