Friday, December 19, 2008

Merry Christmas to All!

The Outtakes...Enjoy. I have about 500 more but these were some of my favorites.

No more eggnog Mom!
A fat man in a red suit does what????

Please take these damn hats off us!

"I'm out of here" says Charlie as he rolls away sick of flashes in his face.


We are going to kick some Christmas Ass!

Ahhhhh.....Mayham

4 unhappy children
3 of them crying
2 boys really screaming
And Sophiaaaa in a pear tree


Ahhh the Christmas card. I remember Sophia's first Christmas, we had soooo many good pictures we did 3 or 4 different versions of the card.....Then Abby- I think we still did 2 different ones the first year. Now we have 4 and trying to get all 4 in one decent picture is tough! Thankfully the picture places are hip to the difficulty and make the cards with multiple pictures on them.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Blog Christmas Wish

Please fulfill my need for approval and positive reinforcement. I am told by many that they read my blog and enjoy it! So leave me some comments would you!!!!!!!!!! It is easy to do, I even posted how to do it early on, so scroll back, and give it a try. I love doing this Blog thing and it really makes it even more fun for me when I see comments.
Thank You!

And coming soon...Christmas card outtakes.

Turkey Talk

Just a brief Thanksgiving update with some pictures- Yes I know it is late...but at least it isn't Christmas yet!!!!


The girls and I made some fun turkey cookies as seen in the above picture (inspired by Mrs. Jan, Sophia's awesome teacher).

We spent the the holiday with Rich's family and it was strongly reinforced that I was strictly a vessel for my children and they may not contain any of my genes!!!!


Brother's holding smaller versions of themselves!!!!


Then there is cousin Brock he is 3 and Charlie looks so much like him!!!!!!


Brock

Charlie

As long as they don't look like this...I love you John, but shave!!!



And Lastly...A picture of Jeannie and Sophia. Jeannie feels strongly that my Blog is destined for fame and maybe a TV show, so with praise like that I have to give her a photo credit!


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I'm still here...I think!

I've been a little busy...sorry for not blogging. I still have Thanksgiving pictures to put up, hopefully I get them here before Christmas.
Things are good here, shopping decorating, unpacking and all the normal Christmas stuff. The girls are super excited about Santa.
As for the Ice Storm, we were out of power for 60 hours and had to stay at my Mom's for a couple of nights while the house froze and the basement flooded. Everyone was very well behaved, adults included. The girls were great and thought the sleepover was cool. As for the basement...it is cleaned up, just need to do a little wash down with bleach and water to prevent any mold. We lost a few things, but nothing of any significant value. We were very lucky!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We still have friends and family without power, some were told it could be another week!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Unreal!!!!! I'm disappointed I didn't take any pictures it was really pretty amazing and the tree damage was wild, but again we were lucky and had none on our property.
Now I have to go and try to make 4 kids smile for our Christmas card picture, this will be attempt number 5. I may be giving up soon!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Army of Women-Helping to fight Breast Cancer

I am posting a link to Army of Women, a group sponsered by Avon and Dr. Susan Love. The following is an explination from their site.

The Love/Avon Army of Women offers women the opportunity to partner with the scientists who are conducting research that will end this disease--once and for all.
Breast cancer has been around for decades, but it does not have to be our future. We can be the generation that stops breast cancer once and for all by figuring out what causes this disease and how to prevent it!
Sign up for your sister, mother, daughter, granddaughter, best friend, and the woman you met last week. This is YOUR chance to be part of the research that will end breast cancer.
It takes a just a minute to join. But the impact we will have will last a lifetime.
Please Join Me in Being One in a Million!

http://www.armyofwomen.org/

Basically you sign up and can participate in studies if you fit the criteria- it can be a survey, blood test, urine test...you get the picture. It is a simple thing that could help save the lives of people we love. Thank you!