Sunday, December 31, 2017

Bonus Christmas Post

Last night we checked one more thing off our Christmas to do list.

Nice tree though...



Sunday, December 24, 2017

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So I think I'm one off on my posts... hmmm. Anyway tonight we made rice crispy treats shaped like stockings.

I'm spent. Tired. Can't wait till tomorrow. Can't wait till next year.



Saturday, December 23, 2017

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I went to get my hair done (after months of looking like a hair "don't")!!! And guess who was working just a few stores away??? Guess who also brought me a chai tea on her break???

Is my family starting to recognize my awesomeness ....because I've been the beneficiary of many blessings lately....

Thank you Jesus!



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We had a nature crafting party!!! We invited friends from our nature group to come over and make crafts, have treats and drink cocoa! One friend from our neighborhood came too. I will post s pic maybe later of some things the kids made. It was so fun and so glad we hosted!!!!

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I got a day off!!!! Boss watched the kids for 12 full hours so I could go out an do whatever I wanted!!! This was a first and it was amazing!!!! 

I walked around the lake for 2 miles
Ran 3.1 miles
Went to the mall
Took a nap in my car
Collected nature items
Went to the thrift store
Shopped for gifts
Cleaned my car
Ate lunch at my favorite food place
Got a chai tea latte at Starbucks
And literally spent the whole day doing exactly what I wanted to do!!!

Did I mention he made me breakfast which has never happened in 8 years???

And dinner, all parts, which may have happened once in 8 years!!!

Hope it all happens again!!!! In less than 8 more years! Thanks Boss for the day off!



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We helped set up food donations for senior citizens so they could come in and "shop" for items they may need!!! It was really fun for the kids to help sort and organize the food.



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I was doing so good. Wasn't I? Ugh. I'm going to try to catch up here, but it's likely I'm a Christmas failure AGAIN!!!!

I wish this photo was clear because it was the best manger scene I've ever seen!!!!!! We haven't been light looking much this year, but we ran into this on accident after math club. 


Saturday, December 16, 2017

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Today we went to the railroad station to learn how to make a lego ornament:



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Last night we went to the Festival of Lights downtown. My photos are terrible but the kids loved it:



Friday, December 15, 2017

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It snowed a bit outside and Princess and Giz were loving the scene:

Son was back to making ornaments:

Boss brought me flowers because he thinks I'm wonderful.... obviously. 😍

We went to a cookie exchange last night too. Here's what's left:



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On Wednesday Princess had her nature class. They had a campfire and we gave her teachers the most precious ornaments. I wish I took a photo!!! 

Here is her after the fire looking freezing!!! It was 25 degrees. She had a great time but was actually just so cold:

Three hours of nature class means we have to find ways to entertain the boys. Usually I try to play outside with the kids but not in freezing weather. He hit the Chick Fil A playground and the thrift store to entertain ourselves:

Then Son was back to his art projects:


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Ok I failed to post for a few days but I am going to catch up today. Life caught me!!!!

So we had math club on Tuesday which is so much fun for Princess but it's hard to manage the other guys for an hour at the library. Luckily Wiz fell asleep in the car with Sis so Son and I read like 100 books in the library. Maybe not 100 but A Lot!!!!

He has been on fire making Christmas ornaments. He literally makes them with no help!


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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Today was kind of a lazy-ish day, but we headed out to the library in the evening in our Jammie's for story and craft time. 




Monday, December 11, 2017

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Today (Dec 10) has been the best day of my life so far. I want to thank Jesus for moving mountains in my life.

God has taught me that life is all about relationships starting with your relationship with Him. I've often wondered that since God is the father of everyone, how can that make YOU special??? He loves us all the same I thought. 

But then someone wise explained to me that even though you as a mother have two children or four or 10, you love them all differently. Their value to you is in their relationship with you, not about what they do, but who they are. 

I love just looking at my kids just to see their facial expressions or watch them play...because they are so unique and special.

God is our father and views us the same, just as we see our children. Imagine God of all things looking down and smiling at you. You. Of all people...just for who you are and just because of your relationship with Him.

The stronger the relationship you have with your kids, the more you want to bless them. And God feels the same way towards us. He wants to bless us and the stronger our relationship, the more we will be ready to receive.

I am just so thankful that I got tired of trying to solve problems for myself and finally gave it to God. You want to talk about a quick and swift response??? Wow.

Thank you God for You and for my husband and my children and my family and for giving me life. Thank you for helping me when I asked and for it and for teaching me to ask more often and sooner. 

Thank you Jesus for your birth and your life and example.



Saturday, December 9, 2017

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We got lucky to have our first snow EVER!!! The kids were so excited!!!

This was the first time they touched it and they made snow angels:

Later they went out and played for hours:

We also got to go to the neighborhood gingerbread building event:

And we made a few more trees: