Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Eve

Its been very hectic here with the holidays and Keatons 6th birthday coming up TOMORROW. I tell you ; where did the 6 years go? It seems like yesterday It was8:56pm or maybe 8:54 (I should look that up.) on New years Eve and I was finally holding my gorgeous baby boy. He was 8lbs 12oz , 22 inches long and Gorgeous... Aside from his immensely squished nose which I feared may be permanent at the time. Now here I am an instant later prepping for his first party with school friends invited. I wish I could hit rewind because everything is going far too fast for me. And his nose has turned out fine.

Christmas time...

Christmas Eve my Mom and Brother showed up around 12:30 , My mom and I went downtown to grab a few last minute things ... Another small gift for Tyson , Check out all the Christmas stuff that was 60% off in case there was something we needed , stop and grab some beer for the guys. Which by the way did not even get opened until yesterday when I emptied the full case into the fridge. Were big drinkers. lol. When we got home Tyson was miserable because of course according to him we had taken too long. Men. We went about our day... finished wrapping... I read the Nativity story again to the boys... had my burnt chicken cordon blue with scalloped potatoes and salad for supper. Got everyone dressed and headed for church. We were quite early so we drove around looking at Christmas lights... Kolby was instantly mad and crying because we were going the wrong way for church. He is a bundle of Joy. One of the moodiest children I have ever met. At church Tyson spent the majority of the time out of the chapel trying to entertain Kyler. Kolby spent most of his time following the lines in the hymn book with his fake candle and singing.

After Church we went home and got ready for bed. Keaton made a snack tray with carrots and reindeer food for ' Rudolph and his gang' Kolby picked two chocolate chip cookies for Santa's treats with a glass of milk - Keaton wrote Santa a quick note. we were in the living room when there was suddenly a knock at the back door . It opened and a booming voice called in. HO HO HO- Merry Christmas! the boys saw Santa and all darted for the back door but we were too late to catch him. I was carrying Kyler and tripped on Santa's bag , landing on Kolbys foot and slamming Kyler into the closet. Nicely done mom. They had a good cry and were ready to open presents. They all got the cutest Jammies and then they were allowed to open one gift... Keaton got an Easy bake oven( no I don't think I will ever recover from the amount of criticism I have received over buying that for him.lol. But he likes to bake. Come ON!) Kolby got a Diego Sit N Spin... It was a hit with all 3 boys... And Kyler got lucky,he had his present open before I realized while snapping pictures that is was the wrong present- It was Kolbys for the next day! We got that straightened out and Kyler got to open his little Toy Hammer. We Played , Read Twas the Night Before Christmas and then off to bed to wait for Santa. About 2 hours later Keaton woke up crying that Santa wasn't coming back. So much for him insisting to me for the last week that the most important part of Christmas was remembering baby Jesus' birthday. That was put on the back burner for the fear that Santa wouldn't return. Kids. lol. And let me add. Poor Daddy completely missed out this year again when Santa stopped in!!

Pictures soon to come. Yet again they are on the other computer :)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Dear Santa

This is Kolbys letter to Santa... He got really into it with the ribbon and tape... so so cute.
Not sure why their mouths look orange since they were eating some fresh pineapple. hmm.

Keaton deep in thought as of what to write ...

and making sure he does the finger spaces in between his words. Again. Cute
So this is a pretty random post but as I said earlier I have to catch up with the pictures ... One day Im going to get this all printed out in photobooks for a keepsake so what may seem random to a reader is the reason I started the blog- to keep track of my kids cuteness.lol.
Have a great day... I may post again later since its still early :)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Well its Saturday , Tyson is at work , Kyler is sleeping and I just put on the Simpsons Christmas for the boys. Keatons snuggled by my side and Kolby is drinking a Chubby pop that has been in our fridge since I would hazard to guess June or July. Yeah . that's how often they drink pop.lol

We had Keaton's Christmas concert at his school on Thursday afternoon ; I went equipped with the video camera , the good ole Cannon and my 75-300mm lens since I knew I was running late and would be stuck at the back of the gymnasium-which ended up being the case and actually worked in our favor because the kids could get out of their seats without disturbing anyone else. Tyson wanted to be in charge of video-ing it so I hesitantly gave up control.lol. Unfortunately he has never used it before and didn't realize the discs only run 30 minutes... that is UNTIL he called me over to see what the symbol was flashing for and I told him he only had 90seconds left on the disc...and Keaton hadn't even been out on stage yet. So the concert footage ends there and we had just enough room left on the disc to catch the majority of one of Keaton's 2 songs...Enough for me :) Plus I took a gazillion pictures so we're set.

Keaton is officially on Christmas break , I am officially counting down the days until he goes back.lol. I love having him home but forgot how much noisier it is during nap time with him here.

Kolby is cute.

That's all the news I have so far today.

OH and I finally took the initiative to start going through my bible, its been quite a while and I kept telling myself I didn't have the time. But I really do so I am; and I'm really glad. I have Tyson convinced that he will be attending Church Christmas eve without complaining which may be small but hopefully its a start to get him involved .

Well. I'm sure there's cleaning I could be doing and Kyler should be awake soon so I'm off

Friday, December 19, 2008

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These quotes are not from my book but they really spoke to me... and there was more than one so here we go :)

A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.

Be the change that you want to see in the world

Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever

It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.

I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills.

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.

There were more but I hear tiny footsteps upstairs so Im going to get my Kolby :)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Its been a long time coming but I finally put up some pictures... This is of us decorating the christmas tree on...oh. Nov25th or so. I have a ton ton ton of pictures to get up since I havent in ages so prepare yourselves for lots of picture-full posts :)

Charles Kingsley-Quote

I know I didnt follow through on my plans in the last post. Heres my quote for today

God taught mankind on that first Christmas day
What 'twas to be a man ; to give , not take ;
To serve , not rule ; to nourish , not devour ;
To help , not crush ; if need , to die , not live.

And I will attempt to get on the upstairs computer shortly with some pictures ; I'll try to think of something good to say :)

Thursday, December 11, 2008


I bought myself a new book a couple months ago ... The Footprints Book of Daily Inspirations... It has some beautiful quotes and I decided that when I read one that I really love that I will share it with you ... So needless theres a few that I have bookmarked so Im going to try and get on to share one a day.

Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are , while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
-Dale Carnegie

Getting There

It is Dec 11! I have been so busy trying to get some things done before Christmas this year... Finishing the Kitchen , TRYING to get my fireplace installed. By that I mean that I have done everything I can ... framing, drywall , mudding and taping , Mantel. all to look great around the fireplace that doesn't work because my husband is missing the motivation I have to get it all done by Christmas. If I had half a clue how to plumb in gas lines then it would be done but I'm not quite that talented/brave . Christmas Decorating inside and out , and Baking .So I have 2 weeks. I can finish right!? This is my attempt at a little pep talk for myself.lol. Today I am doing more mudding and taping , some cleaning , putting up lights outside later and I think I am going to start making my Hermie the Elf for the Christmas display outside. I hadn't wrote anything for a while so I thought I had better at least put something irregardless of how mundane . I did take some photos yesterday with the intention of putting them up on the blog so watch out for that later today. Probably after bedtime actually :)

On another note I'm really having a hard time. Ive been trying to decide what Church I want my family to attend, I grew up going to a Catholic school so I feel pulled to that yet we were married in the United Church and have been to a few masses there since moving here. I really do enjoy the United Church but I find myself wondering what really is the difference between them all and how do I choose. I want God to be a bigger part in our lives and I want my children to learn all that the bible teaches but I'm just really having a hard time 'choosing' a religion. Religion honestly makes little or no sense to me . I believe in essence that we are all worshipping the same God so does what church you do it in really make a difference? I have also had some Jehovah's stalking me .lol. sorry no offense if anyone reading this is a Jehovah's witness. I just don't feel comfortable discussing God with someone that I have no clue what their belief system teaches. I just wish there were a book that had a chart saying we believe this and worship this way - for each religion. That would be so much easier . So if your reading this and belong to a church I would love to hear your opinions and what your religion teaches , Thanks so much :)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Can of Worms

Well. Today is Tyson's Christmas party so of course this morning I panic over what to wear- regretting not buying the dress and shoes I found on Tuesday while I was shopping. There is no where in this town to shop unless I want to spend an insane amt of money on brand name stuff. So that's out. What ever is a girl to do?

Tackle 'the closet'

In an attempt to find clothes that I may have hidden away and forgotten about I decided today was the day to clean my closet. Not the best choice I must say. There are months worth of Christmas presents , stocking stuffers , boys clothes that I had sorted to pack away , Baby items that I couldn't decide if I should part with or save just in case. So now. 2 hours later my closet is impeccably clean. I have several outfits I could wear but not sure if I really want to and a bedroom full of JUNK! albeit it is better than before but I have piles of stuff I thought I should leave out and no idea where to put it now. Add to that I have to do some laundry , clean my house before Baba comes to babysit tonight , shower , do my hair , makeup(the last two are nearly impossible to do on a regular day let alone while I have everything else going on) so what do I find myself doing? Blogging! makes sense.lol. I had to relax for a few minutes before I move on to the next step I guess.

so what to wear. Its not formal or even semi formal for that matter. Yet I never get an excuse to dress up so Do I wear the cute little black and white dress with black high heels and a cardigan since its FREEZING out. or do I just go with Casual and wear jeans a shirt and flats , Or mid range and wear my dressy jeans( which let me add have been hiding since summer and are now loose on me!! I knew I lost weight but really couldn't SEE it until I tried on clothes that have been packed away YAY! ) with high heels , a shirt and sweater vest... or UGH. lol. There are too many options racing in my head!

I guess I should go clean now :) Any outfit advice would be great . Come on people. Just tell me what to wear so I don't have to decide for myself! lol.

On another note I'm going to try and get some new pictures up soon - Ive been really slacking on the picture front. OOH. My mind is all over the place

Can anyone guess what movie Keaton was talking about when he said the other day that he wanted to watch 'The Chemicals of Anugent' !??? lol. its too funny.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Giveaway time

no, sorry not by me. BUT if you go to 4 little men and girly twins she has something great up for giveaways. which is why Im posting it on here ... to get myself another shot at it :)


Monday, December 1, 2008

Not Me Monday

This is my first ever not me Monday so please do bear with me if its not the most exciting as I am now racking my brain to think of things I 'did not ' do this past week

So without further ado here we go in no particular order.
I did not go to the high school book fair and pick out a couple books that I wanted DH to buy me for Christmas. And I definitely did not ask him first thing that night that if he did buy them could I have one to read. Followed by me MOST DEFINITELY not reading for hours on end the past two nights and finishing the 500 page book in record time. And this may be a future non plan but I Do not plan on starting the Sequel tonight. lol .
I did not go to the store and buy 3lbs of butter to bake shortbread and then badly burn the first two batches only ending up with 30 cookies that turned out
I also have not been threatening my family that they can only eat the ones that did not turn out because the few that did are for Christmas
I did not still forget to write down on the recipe to bake them for 7 minutes instead of 12 and 3 cups of flour instead of 5.
I did not decide at 11am that we had to drive an hour out of town so I could go to walmart and get new Christmas ornaments for the tree while Keaton was in School.
I did not buy a pair of knitted pink baby booties at the Craft fair because they were cute and cheap. and I did not secretly debate keeping them for myself 'just in case' you know. someday.lol.
I also did not get a friend to send me her extra ovulation predictor kits so I can predict my ovulation even though we're not sure whether were going to ttc or not.
I did not half-hazardly rip the lace off the bottom of one of my newer shirts because it isn't stretchy and annoyed me.
I did not go on the scale every second day hoping I had lost the 2 lbs that I HAD lost and then they crept up on me again. Keep in mind I did nothing that would enable weight loss. Hello Shortbread cookies.
Well I think that's all I can think of for now. And I most definitely am not still in my PJ's watching cartoons while I do this.