Monday, December 31, 2012

Christmas Morning Photos...

I said that I would post my Christmas pictures before New Years, so here I go! It's still 8pm on New Year's Eve, so I MADE IT! YAHOO!!!

LOOK!!! Santa was here!

Jena enjoyed herself too!

BTW, we had another visitor with us Christmas morning. Did you see her in the photo of Chris? Merry Christmas, Lita!

After a morning at home, we headed over to Grandma and Papa's house and started all over again!

Merry Christmas! Have a safe New Year's Eve!

It's been a very exhausting day...

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas Eve Photos

My goal is to post my Christmas pictures before New Years. Here are some photos of Christmas Eve with family... starting with baking our traditional Christmas cookies:

Followed by our traditional family photo in front of the Christmas tree:

This year's family Christmas Eve party was at my cousin's house. I wanted to share a picture of the food because my friend, Mary, is always interested in what we have for dinner. There were two meats that I missed: salmon and chicken.

Games follow dinner... team Rudolf (Cheryl and I were on Rudolf) against team Frosty (Chris and Jim were on Frosty). Team Rudolf won!

Here are Jim and Cathy on team Frosty, trying to launch a plastic cup onto a bottle.

Guess who won? Team Rudolf! Go Uncle Tom! YAY, team!

Christmas Eve isn't complete without a visit from Santa! Here are the kids waiting for Santa:

Here's Santa! I bet you never saw a Santa like this one... I think he's related to Sponge Bob Square Pants.

Well, I think that's enough pictures to overwhelm everybody! If you made it this far, thanks for sticking to it. Pictures of Christmas Day are coming soon!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

More Christmas

Merry Christmas from grandma and papa's house!

Merry Christmas!!!

I'll post more pictures later, but I wanted to jump on and wish all my friends and family a Merry Christmas!!!

Also sharing our annual Christmas ornament:

Merry Christmas, ALL!!!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Christmas Eve

Long time, no post...
It's been a busy couple of weeks at a busy time of year. Here are some photos of picking out our tree, that I haven't had a chance to share yet.

Cheryl says, let's take this one!

Loot at THAT! Jim muscled the tree on top of the van all by himself... not, hehehe.

Chris says, that tree is heavier than it looks!

Getting it ready for the house is the man's job!

All done!

Jena loves being under the tree!

So, I pushed Jena's bed up under the tree for her... But sometimes she has to share with the kids.

Poor, Jena... Sometimes the kids don't share with her...

One more thing before I sign off for the day....
Happy Birthday, Noah!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

It's Card Kit Time!!!

Only five days to Christmas! Are you READY?!!!

It's time for our December Kit Club reveal. This month's kit is by Mara! It was full of fun bright colors!

Here is what I created:

I made two birthday cards... I'll need some birthday cards coming up real soon!

This one came together very quickly using the stickers from the kit:

I'm in the Christmas mood, so even though this isn't a Christmas-y kit, I took it on myself to make a couple Christmas tags:

That's it for the 2012 card kit! I can't wait to see what 2013 brings!!!
Oh, and don't forget to visit the rest of the girls:

Hostess - Mara, Joni, Diane
Hostess Mary, Beth, Terri

Monday, December 10, 2012

4-wheel Adventure

I'm here to share pictures of our last 4-wheeling adventure to the Cloghorn trail. Here we go... Chris is studying, so he stayed home...

It's really gorgeous out here!

Look, Jena found a stick:

That's where we're headed!

Which road do we take?

This is what happens when you take the wrong road:

YAY! We made it!!!

Look, Jena found another stick!!!

It's been quite an adventure!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Electric Run - the run

I organized a Panasonic Team for the Electric Run 5K. It had been raining all day, but cleared up just in time for the race start. I didn't expect so many people!!! OVER 10,000 people at the run! It made it almost impossible to find friends, but we did find Jacoby and David. Jacoby and I ran the race in 23:32, the kiddos finished right behind us. That is WHAT?!!! A 7:35 pace?!!! That course must not have been a full 3.1 miles! We think the they must have changed the course because of the rain.

Here is us!!!

Here is us with our GLOW on!!!

They were trying to give out glow sticks at the starting line, but people were so lit up already; they were turning them down. There was a big party atmosphere at the starting line. We started in group 8. There was glow paraphernalia littered all over the course. I was afraid that I was going to trip or slip on something while running in the dark. Here is a short clip that Jim took of the start of the race:

It was a BIG party atmosphere!!! Too bad we were there to run not party ;o) Sultan & Ned Shepard were shooting a music video at the after run party. We headed home right after because Cheryl is studying for finals.

I hope you all had a good weekend! Monday comes too FAST!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Electric Run

Jena has her glow on!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

It must be Christmas!

It all starts with a red cup! Cheryl and I had our first "red cups" of the season on buy one holiday drink, get one free afternoon. Nothing like a special treat for my birthday... a gingerbread latte. I wonder why "Jack in the Box" is caroling on the Starbucks cup?...

I had a really nice day at my folks house! Chris made me a new blog header. All from scratch... no clip art used! Do you LOVE it? I DO!!!

Cheryl got me a new whistling kettle in RED! It's so PRETTY I LOVE it!

Jim got me a Samsung Galaxy Tab... I must have left enough hints, lol! I'm still trying to figure it out. It's going to be very handy to have around! I LOVE it!

Another thing I LOVE is all my family coming together and making me feel special on my day! I LOVE you all!

Another sign of Christmas comes from my dad... He's always the first one on the block to hang his Christmas lights.

Ready or not... here comes Christmas! Planning. Projects. Decorating. Shopping. Trying to remember what radio station plays the 24/7 holiday music.

Bring on Christmas! I'm Ready!