December 31, 2008

What a year it has been......

Well this has been a very trying year for me and my family. We found out my dad had cancer and a month later he passed away. Bryans mom had knee replacement surgery and ended up with other complications unrelated to the knee surgery. Bryanna got saved one week after my dad passed away, what a blessing this was to us. We started homeschooling this year, it is going great although trying at times. But I thank God for giving us this opportunity to teach our kids. God has truly blessed us this year and I thank him for it all. Even through all the sad times I can still say that God is good. I would like to wish everyone a happy new year!

December 30, 2008


Christmas was definitely different this year with dad being gone. But you know my dad spent his first Christmas in heaven, what a great gift to know where he is and to know that I will see him again. The kids were so excited they were counting the days down last week. We had a good time with our family, we cried, we laughed and we ate and ate. The grandkids took a group picture with my grandma and we(the grandkids) gave her an apron with our handprints on it. I thought of this a couple of weeks ago and thought this would be a treasure to her. We even added spouses and soon to be spouses to the apron. Somehow with everything going on I missed getting a picture of her with the apron on, I will get one and post it later for you guys to see it turned out so good. So for now some pictures of the kids.

Just what she wanted an mp3 player,
of course it is pink.

He was even excited over clothes!

BW in his new jeep.

December 19, 2008

Gingerbread Houses

We went to a Christmas Party today and the kids had a lot of fun. They got to make gingerbread houses and of course mama was there with the camera. So here are a few shots of their houses, I thought they turned out so cute. Enjoy!!!

December 17, 2008


I have not posted in a while and thought I need to post something. Things have been really busy around here and getting even busier. We have had one thing after another since December 1. We went to a tree lighting service at hospice in memory of my dad and grandfather and others who have passed away. We have had several events at church. I have been shopping several times already. We have the ballet tomorrow and the christmas party on Friday. Did I mention I have been shopping, seems like I have done a lot of that lately. But we are taking the next 2 weeks off for a break plus Bryan will be off all next week, yeah! I am so looking forward to that. This will probably be my last post for a while. So to all of my friends I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!!!!

December 3, 2008

Homemade Tree Skirt

I got this idea from a craft book. You make this tree skirt and put your kids handprints on it and let them write their name and year on it. Every year you do it again. I know that presents will be on it and nobody will be able to see it but I said this is something I would treasure.