Thursday, December 27, 2007

Merry Christmas!

I know I am two days late but I still want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!

I am pleased to say that while it wasn't my favorite Christmas it was a good Christmas. My kids are happy and healthy and over the moon excited about the presents they received. I got to spend the morning with my Mom and Dad and Sister before they left for California to visit the rest of the family( If you are reading this--I say HI!) My parents are so awesome and got me a really nice digital camera so now I can post pictures easier to my blog! YEAH!!! I still haven't figured out how to get it hooked up to my computer at home so I'll post pictures soon!

Christmas Eve service was great too. The kids liked the story I read--The Legend of the Candy Cane and all in all it was a great way to refocus on the true reason for the season.

Praise God for his most Wonderful gift--the Lord Jesus Christ! Wise Men still seek him!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Cookie Mania

So today I made 3 dozen sugar cookies which the kiddos iced for me! 2 dozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies, and the dough for my favorite cookie--old fashioned Pepperkocker--an old family recipe which makes Christmas Christmas for me. I still need to roll out the pepperkocker but I am tired and stressed out because me lovely husband has a cold and is a little whiny today! So I think that I will finish making those cookies tomorrow!

On a plus note--my folks watched the kiddos' last night and Dan and I were able to go see the new National Treasure Movie! It was good, and I so needed a night to just be a wife and not mom! So a big shout out to my mom and dad for watching Janea and Jaron for me. So I got a night out with my honey even if he wasn't feeling great!

So it's been a busy day and week and I am kinda looking forward to Christmas...I am looking forward to it but things are really awkward right now with Dan and his family and so that is kinda zapping my Christmas spirit! All in all I am ready for the holidays to be over and kinda sad that I am not as excited as I usually am!

It's a rainy day!

I want to hibernate but I need to bake! AUGHH Choices, do I be a sloth, or an Ant? I don't know which to be right now...maybe I'll be both!

I'll bake and then take a nap!

Whew...I was worried for a moment!

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Last Day of School for 1st Semester

It's the last day of school with kids for the year! YEAH!!! I need a break...time off! Peace and Quiet...but with four kids in the house I don't think that will be happening. Dan and I are going to be looking for someplace new to live starting when I am on break. It isn't working all of us living in one house. Sharon wants us to do all the work and yet not have any impact of the kids that she feels is inappropriate. So we are unable to discipline them, if they don't like our rules they don't have to follow them, and we need to coddle them and give them everything they want. Well, we don't parent like that, her kids are brats because of the way she has raised them and we will not be treated like we are the household servants. All in all I think it will be a much better situation for our family. So pray that we can find a house, or apartment or something. And soon.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Christmas Program Pictures

Janea sure looks cute as a Christmas Tree!

Jaron actually got up with his class for the program!
Here I am!
Grandma and Grandpa came to see the kids perform! They did a great job!

I'm so tired today...

I wish I could go home and sleep for a year. I think I have caught another virus. I think that since I am more stressed this year at home I am getting sick more often! I don't like it at all! I hate being sick! So I am on Dayquil during the day and Nyquil at night.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Crazy Class...

My class is driving me crazy today! We have 3 days, counting today until Christmas Vacation and oh my goodness....they are wound up! I am working on finishing up final assessments for reading and math and they are ready to have 2 weeks off. SO on Wednesday we will party and today we are presenting for Science and tomorrow will be nuts! So if I go gray before Wednesday we will know why! Also...I need to find last quarters grades but I can't find the file folder! AUUGHH!!! I thought I was more organized this year but this isn't good!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

I'm cold right now Mom!

It's Snowing! Jaron and Janea have been playing in the snow and enjoying themselves a lot. However, they also play out side for like 5 minutes then come back in to tell me that they are cold. Well, kids, when it's cold outside and you are playing in cold snow you get cold! Oh my!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

It's Raining...It's Pouring...It's a Snow Day!

Yeehaw! Our first official snow day of the year!! Can you tell that I am not at all dissappointed that we don't have school today? Well, it isn't actually snowing either...we are having an ice storm! Freezing Rain and cold temperatures! (YUCK!) Not that I mind though since I got to sleep in this morning!
I was really concerned for Dan last night as he was going to be driving home in the wintry yuck. Fortunately, he got home safe and sound PTL! So he walks in and says that he put sand on our deck and leading to the garage so I would be safe! Then I told him that school was already cancelled for the day! HA! All that work for nothing! He's so sweet. So then he gives me this book he had bought...a series that I have been reading but it was book 7 and I don't have 5 and 6! Poor guy...2 sweet gestures that fell short of his intentions! Good news for me....I get to order the 2 books I am missing! YEAH!!! I love new books!
So only 6 more school days with kids before Christmas and 2 inservice days! That is if we have school tomorrow!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Need Some Ideas...

So my pastor asked me on Wednesday night if I would be willing to read a children's book for the Christmas Eve service this year! I said yes I would love to and so now I need to find a good book. I know of several, have one that I would consider but I am looking for a few good ideas of a book that is a Christmas story but also gives the gospel message and the true meaning of Christmas. I would also like for it not to be just reading the Christmas Story since Pastor is already doing any ideas????