Monday, December 29, 2008

A Perfect Day

The kids and I had a great day today. The weather is finally warmer. Honestly, I don't know how I ever lived in the Midwest! I don't think I could ever go back! Anyway, the kids and I walked to Barnes and Noble and bought books (thanks to Aunt Dena's gift cards) and sipped hot chocolate. We had a lot of fun. On our way home, the kids asked to go to the park...and so we did that too! We are enjoying our vacation from school. Actually, I am not looking forward to next week at all! I love being with the having no structure! We stayed in our jammies until 12 today! (that alone can make it a perfect day) I wish it were summer! I have to post these pictures! They are completely unrelated to my post...but they are so funny! I made a turkey on Sunday...the legs of this turkey were huge!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Father/Son Flag Football

Hubby and Tiger had a fun time playing Flag Football again this month. It is so fun to watch them play together...what a great day of making memories!

Tiger took a flag! That's my boy!

Mom, stop asking us to pose...this is serious stuff! The whole gang

Fun with daddy

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Monday, December 22, 2008

Holiday Fun

We spent the day at a friends house making gingerbread houses and decorating sugar cookies. It was so fun and relaxing. I am so glad that I am done with my shopping and wrapping...otherwise, it probably would have been stressful! Here is a picture from our day. I took a few more, but they aren't worth posting! We hope you are enjoying your Christmas vacation too!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Does it Get Better Than this???

I just want to say how thrilled I am that I have two weeks off from work to spend with my wonderful kids. I look forward to every minute with them! How refreshing it is to not have to wake any kids up in the am, no packing lunches, no time commitments, no hurried breakfasts eaten in the car on the way to school, NO STRESS! Just us...being lazy and having fun enjoying one another.

Financial times seem to be hitting us all pretty hard right now. It is easy at times, to start to stress about things that are really not in our control. When I start to feel my thoughts drifting to the economy, I stop and begin to count my blessings. Thanking God for all the wonderful things has provided for me. I am so thankful to know a loving who knows all my needs and will take care of everything. I have a wonderful hubby and three precious children. We live in a nice house, have cars to get us where we need to go. There is always food on the table and a warm bed to snuggle into at night. We have amazing in a beautiful climate...really, Does It Get Any Better Than This? We are truly blessed!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

A Wonderful Hubby and Morning

This morning I went for my usual jog and workout with friends...and then we grabbed coffee and chatted for a little while. I usually get home by 8:30 and start breakfast for the family. Today however, was very different. When I arrived home, this is what I found...

The boys making sausage gravy...supervised by hubby

and Cutie making biscuits

It was a pleasant surprise to an already wonderful morning. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful hubby. He loves spending time with the family. The kids were thrilled to help cook with dad AND get a very unhealthy breakfast! Did I mention that he took them all to the store to get all the ingredients and juice. He even googled a recipe for gravy! What an amazing hubby! What a great example for my children. Love you honey!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Little Guy and PreK

We went to Little Guy's Open House last night. He was so excited to show daddy, Tiger and Cutie everything he was doing at school...however, once we were there...he froze. He didn't want me to put him down. His teacher (he likes to call her Aunt Carrie...because she is such a great friend of mine) finally had to tickle him for a few pictures! Hard to believe this little comedian is actually quiet at school!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Winter and the Beach

I love winter in CA! We had some friends come visit us for Thanksgiving and we took them to a private beach, thanks to my fabulous friend, Beth (and her brother-in-law). Here are a few pictures of our fun day!

Tiger sharing his lunch with Little Guy

Exploring...they found hermit crabs and little crabs

So precious