Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas 2012 betterlatethannever!

Well, I think blogger is going to let me post some pictures today!  Let's hope that is the case!

I hope you all had wonderful Christmas.  I hosted Christmas Eve, like I usually do. We had yummy appetizers,  salad, ham, mashed potatoes, broccoli rabe and corn.  With lots of delicious cookies, pear cake with fresh homemade whipped cream and pasta chunks (don't worry, I had never heard of them either.. lol).  It was a nice relaxing evening with family, eating, enjoying each other and playing Christmas trivia.  Christmas day we spent at my parents house.  Another relaxing, low key day.

Here are a few pictures of our decorations  and other things this year. Just snapped a few. Didn't go over the top, decorated until I was tired and stopped!  Seems to be the rule of thumb lately!

Our keeping room tree

Family room tree


My favorite candy cane on the foyer table 

My two cows and sheep in our Christmas pageant

A visit with Mrs Clause at Aunt Dana's!  The kids ALL loved her!

And the day after Christmas, just relaxing and playing with new toys :)

Be back soon, hope you enjoyed the pictures!!!

Monday, December 10, 2012


Today, I turn 40!  It's funny, I don't feel any different.   People talk about the big 4-0 being a big milestone.  And while it is,  it only makes me realize how FAST life goes by and how I want to do soooo much more!

I know I have been scarce, if you follow this blog at all you will know this is normal for me.  I'm here for awhile and gone for awhile.  Just the way I am.  Busy with life lately!  But then I remember that I do need to be blogging to be able to read and remember this blessed life we are given.   Although, I won't lie, sometimes I do feel like I'm talking to myself, but that's ok.  I do that all the time!

This past summer we decided that we weren't going to send the boys to middle school.  We decided that we are going to homeschool again.  Despite the first day jitters of what did I get myself into!  We are in our own little routine and doing well.  I actually just finished our first quarterly reports and am shocked of all that we have covered, it certainly didn't feel that way until I saw it all down on paper!    The boys are enjoying being home and Madelyn LOVES having her brothers home with her everyday.   And truth be told, I know how quickly these days will go by and before I know it they will be grown and gone.  I'm trying to savor every moment with them.   Today we are doing school and then going to mema's to decorate her house for her.  And then we are going to make a list of ingredients so we can bake this week.  These are the things I love about it.  While it certainly isn't always easy, it's a blessing. 

I was going to leave you with a picture, but I'm apparently out of storage on this blog!  So be back soon hopefully with some Christmas pictures :)



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