Friday, December 31

5 question Friday

1. How long does your Christmas tree stay up?  Well, it stays up until we decide to take it down.  We have never had a specific day that it comes down.  The latest it's been up is until mid January...

2. Do you have plans for New Year's Eve?  I do!!!  I'm going to go to work...sounds like fun doesn't it?????

3. Do you have any New Year's resolutions?  Nope!!!!

4. How did you spend New Year's Eve when you were younger?  I bugged my parents to let me stay up...

5. What was the best way you've ever spent New Year's Eve?  I think I remember having a New Year's Eve party at my house for the youth group...I think, hmmmm  who knows...

Wednesday, December 29


Sunday, December 12

what's up???

We had Tasha, Phil, Ashleigh, and Justin, and Tamra, Josh, Catie, Emma, Beka, and Nathan over for dinner Friday night.  We had breakfast for dinner...Chocolate chip pancakes (with syrup!  of course), hashbrowns, bacon, eggs, biscuits and gravy, and breakfast burritos.  It was very yummy!!!!  Thanks to Jason, Tamra, Tasha, and Phil for helping me cook!  This was 9 kids in my actually wasn't too bad actually.  I love that all the cousins play so well together! (yes, I forgot to take pictures)

Saturday morning we went to see the Flower Mound Christmas Parade with Tamra and family, and Tasha and family.  Even though we've lived here for almost 11 years its the first time we've ever gone.  The kids all behaved so well and thought that it was the coolest thing that they could just sit on the curb and people would give them candy!!!!  (forgot to take pictures again)

Saturday afternoon we all went over to Tasha's house for a little get-together we had arranged for people to come see Tamra while she is in town.  The kids wore themselves out playing again (the trampoline at Aunt Tasha's house is a big hit!!!).  We got to see some people we hadn't seen in a long time and had a good time remembering when we were all in school.  (and yes, forgot to take pictures again...sue me...)

It's been a busy weekend and looking like it will be a busy week this next week.  Jason will be busy with work and I have 5 shifts scheduled next week.  The kids have school christmas party's on thursday and an early release on friday.  It is hard to believe that Christmas is in 2 weeks...

Friday, December 10

5 question Friday December 10th

1. Do you open presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?  We open presents Christmas Day.  I usually have to work one or the other (the joys of being a nurse) so Jason, me, and the kids usually do our presents on Christmas day.  Depending on the rest of the family we will go to their house or they will come to ours at some point on Christmas day but due to work schedules (mom is a nurse too) we've also had the big family christmas a week or so after Christmas before. 

2. What is your favorite Christmas cookie (or candy)?  I love christmas sugar cookies...I don't really like them the rest of the year but I love them at Christmas :-)  I also really like the soft chewy brach's christmas mint nougat thingies...and the wintergreen ones, and the cinnamon ones :-)

3. What's the worst Christmas gift you've ever received?  pretty much anything that my grandmothers bought me (clothing usually).  Especially when I was 12-16 I really didn't like dressing like a little old lady :-)

4. Christmas song that you love?  My favorite is "The Drummer Boy" bah-rum-pa-pum-pum

5. How many trees do you put up? Usually just one (but it's a nine foot tree!)  Oh, this year we have 2...the second one is a ceramic one that belonged to Jason's grandmother...

Thursday, December 9

Christmas is coming

things are good here...just busy.  Kids are doing well with school and Jason and I are staying busy with work.  We are looking forward to Christmas, the kids are especially excited.  I actually have most of the christmas shopping to just get the tree decorated and presents wrapped!