Wednesday, December 31, 2008

After Christmas Bliss





After Christmas we took a trip down south to visit the family. We had a great time just hanging out and enjoying one another. God has really blessed us greatly this year.
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Friday, December 26, 2008

Bowling fun

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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve




So we kept with our tradition and let the kids open one gift each tonight. The kids really get a kick out of this. Trinity got a pair of Hyde-Hitops that she has been dying for, Quan got, yes you guessed it, another video game, and Kennedy could not contain her joy about receiving Moon sand. Everyone had a great time sipping eggnog and making crazy holiday memories, and to top it off I got called off from work and didn't have to work tonight. I couldn't have asked for more.
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Monday, December 22, 2008

Crafty Tuesday

So after setting up the girls blog we headed home to make homemade ornaments and a gingerbread tree. This was our first year making popcorn ball ornaments and we had a lot of fun. Some of the kids gave up with only half decorated balls. but we pressed on until they were complete. After finishing the ornaments we took on the daunting task of making a gingerbread tree. Despite directions, we still managed to mess up the first batch of frosting. The tree eventually was finished and turned out quite nice! These are crafts that we will definitely do again next year.
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Blogging is in the blood




Today we hung out with our good friends Kim, Kalin, Sage, and Taimour to create a reading club blog for our older girls. The girls really enjoyed setting it up, and hopefully it will spark a love for reading in them. The two younger siblings had a blast being fabulous!
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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Deck the halls

The kids had a great time finally decorating the tree. The tree was minimalistic to say the least, but the kids did it all by themselves this year!
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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Tis the season!

Here are a few of many wonderful pictures taken by a local photographer, Paige. We took the photos downtown on a Sunday afternoon. The weather was great and so was the company. Check out more of Paige's work at
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Friday, December 19, 2008

My husband rocks Friday


My husband rocks because he's the sugar to my Kool-Aid! Red that is:)
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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Seriously McDonalds!

Every time I go to McDonalds for coffee I order the same thing: a fresh medium cup of coffee with 1 squirt of sugar free syrup, 8 equal packs, and 4 creamers and each time a get a different variant of this request. Today I had to repeat my order 3 times and I still ended up with coffee without creamer or sugar. It's so bad that when I got home my nine year old said "so did they get your coffee right?" and I said "of course not" and she said "well hey, at least it's hot this time!" LOL:)

What the girls are learning

Here is a picture of Kennedy learning how to roll her R in the word gracias.

Here are a few of the books we use daily

In our daily calendar we learned that today is the anniversary of New Jersey being the third state to ratify the constitution.
We also learned why birds migrate.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wordless Wednesday


Our resident owl we've nicknamed Hoot!
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Trinity Cooks!

Tonight was Trinity's night to fly solo in the kitchen. On the menu: Baked teriyaki chicken, vegatable rice, and string beans with red potatoes. The dinner was delicious and Trinity can't wait to cook again next week!

Parent observation day at ballet

Today was parent observation day in Kennedy's ballet and tap class. Miss Robyn has done a wonderful job with the girls this year. This is Kennedy's third year and she absolutely loves it. All of the children had a great time showing off their new moves for all of the parents.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Family pics!

So we finally got around to taking family pics today. The professional pics were taken by Paige, who was awesome. After she was done I pulled out the trusty camera to catch a few photos for the blog. I am so blessed to have a happy and healthy family. God is good!
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