Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Sunday morning was my morning to sleep in, which meant hubby was up bright and early, and I mean...EARLY with the kiddos.

So, hubby was pretty tired most of the day and at one point in the afternoon, he just CRASHED with the baby boy.

So of course, I had to take a picture so that your hearts could melt too. :-)

Monday, December 29, 2008

2008 Reflections


I began my third trimester, pregnant with Christian. I was staying home with the kids during the day and working nights at a nearby hotel. I was always so very exhausted. Kids and I had fun during the day. One day, we brought the snow inside, since it was too cold to play outdoors, and we made little snowmen.
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Andrea came for a visit. It was wonderful to have her over for the long weekend. Audrey also had her first dental appt. this month.

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We moved Isaiah into a toddler bed, to prepare for baby who would need to use the crib. Funny, Christian is still sleeping in a pack 'n play in our bedroom. (That will change next month)

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Grandma, my MIL, came for a visit. She was hoping to be here for Christian's birth, but ended up flying home the morning I started going into labor.

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Speaking of labor, I had Christian on March 23rd, Easter Morning. I wrote a great post (I think) about his birth, which was at home. You can read it HERE.

His first photo

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GG and Papa also visited, helping to take care of my rowdy kiddos while I tended to the new baby boy.


Audrey went to her second daddy/daughter dance, but ended up leaving early, after eating a cookie that had nuts in it. Ay yi yi! Her allergy is REALLY BAD! They both still had a wonderful time, and I am insisting that the daddy/daughter dance stay a yearly tradition, especially since her siblings are boys. She needs special daddy time. I don't think either one of them (Steve or Audrey) mind. :-)

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Audrey's dance classes were slowly coming to an end and her class was preparing for their June recital. Here she is with her class, practicing. Well, trying to at least. Their teacher was absent that day and none of us moms knew the dance...so the girls did a bit of improvising.
Audrey is in the pink, 3rd one on the left.

I also wrote This Post about little things that I hope to always remember.


Audrey had her dance recital.

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And I mastered making Shirley Temple-esque ringlets in her hair.

I started my new job at 5 Minutes for Mom, which has been such a blessing and I am so thankful every day to get to work with Susan and Janice, and to be able to work from home.

I also found this awesome wooden kitchen for Isaiah for $10.00, which really was exciting!
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Isaiah turned 2!


I no longer worked nights at the hotel, so my days calmed down a bit.
I also went to Arizona with Andrea, to audition for American Idol.

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I didn't make it past the table judges. Oh well!


Slow month. My baby boy was getting bigger though, and he had his first rice cereal, and I talked a lot during the whole experience.

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I finished my 3rd quilt.

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Audrey started Pre-K, missing the kindergarten cut-off out here by 2 months. :-( She goes M,W,F for a couple of hours.

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Yes, the month of Halloween and the torture I went through to sew a costume for the 1st time. THAT was quite the experience....but it didn't come out half bad.

Christian and I took a road trip earlier in the month, to visit Andrea who lives about 6 hours away. That was a relaxing weekend. I also came home to a spotless house. What a GREAT hubby!!!


Audrey turned 5!! She is getting so big.


This was a crazy, busy month for work, as was November. WOW! I tried my best to have fun with the kiddos, but I worked A LOT!!!!! Of course we just celebrated Christmas, and it was Christian's first.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

I tried to get a pic of the kids while at church on Christmas Eve. But that didn't work out too well.

See what I mean?

Isaiah (2) loves guitars. LOVES THEM. He was thrilled to see that the 5 men in the worship band played guitars. Once the sermon started though, I ended up walking around the church with him, going up and down a flight of stirs at least 20 times. They didn't have childcare last night.

Christmas morning, Audrey (5) wore her dress to bed. The kiddos were so excited for their presents.

It was Christian's (9 mos.) first Christmas. He had such fun and loves his new toys.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

This is a Perfect Day

I picked up Audrey (The Miss) from school today and she bounced out of her classroom with goodies in hand. Today was their Christmas party. She had a special present from her teachers and a bag of candy.

Once all of the kiddos were piled in the car, she asked for a candy cane and told me to give one to Isaiah (The Mister) as well. He was thrilled. She then asked begged and pleaded to open her gift.

As she opened up her present, I turned on the car. Much to Audrey's delight, Alvin and his chipmunk brothers were singing their Christmas song. It happens to be one of her favorites.

With a big smile she proclaimed...

"This is a Perfect Day!"