Sunday, December 28, 2008
Right now my kids are eating breakfast- hot chocolate with bunny marshmallows and cinnamon rolls. It is sunday and we are snuggling in, the weather is cold, cold, cold. They are still hacking and coughing so much it sounds like they are going to hack up a lung, and I wonder when it is going to end. We have missed so much church. Hopefully, it will get better. We will have a gospel lesson and sing some hymns, but it isnt the same.
With love, Jaelle
Thursday, December 25, 2008
My parents house
Keiths parents house with cousin Ivy in the middle
Merry Christmas , Love, jaelle
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
At 2pm, we are heading to nana and pop pops where we will have our christmas eve celebration with presents and food. After we are done there we head to Keiths parents for presents and food, then we get to come home and get everything ready for santa to come!!! Our family reads the Christmas Story from Luke, while sitting under the Christmas tree, and then we put the cookies and milk out and go to bed where visions of sugarplum fairies will dance in our heads!!!!
Christmas day is going to be awesome this year, we dont have anywhere we HAVE to be!! So we get to play and watch movies and eat lots of treats!! Its awesome!
Merry christmas to all of my family and friends, I love you all and Im so thankful for the holiday season where we get to honor the birth of our Savior.
Friday, December 19, 2008
To all who see me, please still love me.
by the way, that gorgeous guy with me in the pic- thats my hunky hubby.
Im sitting here at 6:30 am letting Sydney brush my hair. lol. After Im finished here on the computer Im going to start cleaning. I have this "thing" where I always have to have my house cleaned really really nicely by christmas. Even as a kid, I would clean my room really well, before Christmas, it was a fresh start to put all my goodies away LOL!!!! So, today Im cleaning, then tomorrow we are working as a family on the rest of the little projects and gingerbread houses and treats etc. So we will be ready for Christmas. Finally. It is just so strange, Christmas seems to have just snuck up and im not feeling particularly festive. Sheesh. :)
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
We will throw in a little schoolwork and read a christmas book or two, and hopefully we will all feel a little better so we can get through the next spell of storms.
Monday, December 15, 2008
*makes her kids theme lunches, such as an all orange lunch, on orange plates with orange juice to drink, ravioli's, carrots,cheetos and oranges.
*plays barbies and colors for so long, she forgets to do the dishes and the laundry.
*will put on pretend deer antlers and crawl around the house so that her kids can pretend to hunt her during deer season.
*will sit under the table , under blankets, to go to pluto in a rocket ship, all the while reminding my children to put on there heavy coats, because we all know it is cold on pluto.
*will spend a whole afternoon digging up worms, and putting them in a bowl, just so her kids can look at them, becausethey are to squeamish to touch them.
*jumps on the trampoline, teaches her kids to skateboard, and loves to give temporary tattoos.
*is still forgetting to do the laundry and dishes because her kids wanted to know what happens when you put a celery stalk in red dyed water.
*excuses her home and has to push aside millions of kid books and science projects so that guests can sit onthe couch or eat at our table.
*still rocks her 7 year old to sleep when he's sick.
*will sit behind the couch for an hour with a puppet on her hand, talking in a voice that sounds a little like peewee herman and kermit the frog all together, cause thats the best she can come up with as far as puppet voices.
*still loves to read the teeny bopper magazines and then helps her daughters hang up the posters in their bedrooms and sort of wishes she could hang one up in her bedroom. sorry hubby! lol.
*loves her kids no matter what, forever and ever and ever. will never be perfect, but hopefully will always be loved.
This is our little fiber optic tree. We call it the Beatles Yellow Submarine tree- it has my favorite ornament on it, the yellow submarine ornament, and then lots of bright colored ornaments to match! Its pretty fun!
Here is our regular tree. It is covered in ornaments that have been in my family, keiths family and our family together, for years! The kids decorated it which explains the group of ornaments all in the same spot!! We love it because it has so many special ornaments, each one tells a story of our family. There are homemade ornaments, ornaments from the early 1980's ( oh yeah, keith and I are children of the 80's lol) and each one is special!
Here are a couple of our nativity scenes. I love nativities. One day when Im rich, Im going to collect them. lol. They always help us to remember the real reason for the season. Well, this is all Im able to share for today, I have three very sick kids unfortunately, which is very normal for winter! We had an ice storm last night, and today, they are all really sick, so maybe next year I will be able to post a long awesome post, but I really just wanted to be a part of it this year!! Merry Christmas to all my new friends! I will be visiting your homes today for sure!!
One of our Christmas Countdowns! This one was what my sister and I used as kids to countdown the days till christmas. I still get all excited when December 1st comes around and we get to play! My kids have the same joy that me and Cait did when we were little!
I love my kids and doing little things like this!!
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Friday, December 12, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Last night we took our three kids alone to the Avenue of Lights. It was sooo awesome, each year it just gets better and better. About 2 am, sydney woke up with diarrhea and a fever, so we are now going to be dealing with sickness. She is still sleeping right now, and I have checked her and she's not warm, but her fever was really high through the night. We will see how it goes.
We have been very blessed this weekend, by some help with our financial issues, we were able to get part of our income tax return back early! so we paid lots of bills! LOL. Not very fun, but we are so thankful to be feeling more " safe". Today we will be finishing sending out the christmas cards ( i had ran out of stamps, lol) and doing school work and I need to get my house back in order, with being gone most of the weekend then everyone being lazy last night, its a mess, lol. I will also be snuggling Sydney, hoping she will be much better this morning. I think all three of the kids are happy to be back home. It was a very chaotic weekend, but they had fun.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
oh yeah, we will also be awaiting news about the new little cousin!!!!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
After we work on cards, this afternoon, we are hoping to go visit aunt vonnie and take cards to the awesome ladies that live in her building, we just adore visiting everyone. then im going to help aunt vonnie set up her new computer and the kids are going to help work on the christmas village that she puts up each year!
6 Kroencke Lane
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