Friday, December 21, 2007

4 more days...

I am so ready for Christmas....have I said that already? I am not sure why, but I am getting hyper even earlier this year. I was bouncing off the walls this morning, so Dwayne sent me into town. Now that I am back home, I will finish up a little cleaning and then move on to baking. With a house full of people coming on Sunday, and an upcoming week of traveling, I will need lots of food around. I come...

Thursday, December 20, 2007

5 days to go....and a cold passed on...

I am getting so excited about Christmas. I am ready to enjoy Christmas morning with my family. I am not sure if I have ever wrote about my excitement once Christmas is upon us. I can't sleep at all Christmas Eve night. I am worse than most kids. I have the coffee machine programed to start making coffee around 6am, because that is the only way Dwayne will let me get up so early. When I have waited as long as possible, Dwayne will finally let me go around and wake up all our children. I have always woke up our kids. I even got my babies out of bed when when it was their first Christmas. On a few occasions the kids have already been awake when I go in to let them know they can come out to open gifts, but rarely. I am usually exhausted by the end of day, but it is all worth it. I am very excited about the kids gifts this year. I am not sure who is counting the days down or the

I feel so sorry for my poor hubby. He has now officially caught my cold. The poor guy is constantly wiping his nose. I am trying to be extra nice to him, since it is still fresh in my mind how miserable I was. I did finally tell him that I bet I was not nearly as sick as I acted like I was, I really knew I was acting like a baby. He is actually handling the cold TONS better than I did.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

6 more days...are you ready?

Is Christmas shopping ever really done? It seemed like every time Dwayne and I would decide to go and do all of our Christmas shopping, something would happen and it just would not get finished. But I do believe we are almost done. Today, I will be running into town to pick up the last few items and we are done! Then all I will have to focus on is Christmas cooking, but that is the really fun part. Oh...and I still need to wrap all the gifts....whew, that will take a long time.

In the end, I am just really looking forward to the time we will have with family and friends. Now that the formalities of presents are done and pretty much ready, I can really look forward to just being with our families and friends. That is really the best part about Christmas. Honestly, I am really lucky, I only had a few days of stressing over if I would get my stuff bought in time or not. Most of the time I was not really worried about it. I am just glad that we are down to the fun part....just being home and enjoying all that God has given us!

Merry Christmas!!!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Snow Day!

This is what I left on Saturday night when I headed in to volunteer for Saturday Night Service. My hubby went out to look at the kiddo's snowmen and then he stayed to have a little fun. They even had a little fun throwing snowballs at my van as I pulled out of the driveway. I must say it is really too bad that church was canceled on Sunday(although I know it was best for everyone)because the message was really good, Tonya did a great job singing during offering and the new soundboard is going to be wonderful once we get all the kinks worked out.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Colds are horrible!!!

I don't get sick very often, not sure why...I am not the healthiest person, I don't eat really healthy foods, I don't exercise, I don't take vitamins (Dwayne does all that), but even still...I don't get sick that often. Until this week. I have come down with a nasty cold and I have been acting like a big baby (You can just ask Dwayne, he will definitely agree). I have really gotten through the worst of it, now I am just down to the stuffy nose. I never knew so much snot could come out of your nose AND there would still be enough left behind to drive you crazy. I am really hoping to finish this up soon, but I guess I better go buy stock in Puffs tissues....

OH...and you all might want to stay far away from me...I would not wish this cold on anyone!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Friends and Fun!

The Pfohls came over on Monday just to hang out with us. Jeff and I beat Mindy and Dwayne at euchre while the kids had fun playing. Joey discovered that my pans were great fun to play with and Sari was his personal photographer. With the kid's room being all clean it was more fun to play in them. It is just nice to enjoy an evening with friends!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Rooms are done!!!

We have gotten everything moved into all the rooms now. We have kept the rooms clean, for now, which is amazing. And we have even decorated our Christmas tree, finally.
Dora and Tobi's room all finished.

Sari's room all finished. Her room took some muscles to get all her stuff brought in. Brighton and I were very tired.
And last, but not least, Dwayne and I's room all done. For the most part I have kept my side of the room clean, least clean for
Dwayne still needs to work on his office area. His next big project is a new desk for himself.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

On the phone...

So... in case you wondered, this is what Dwayne looks like on the phone. Kind of reminds me of my inbound telemarketing days... Only I looked way more professional.

Done...with one room....

Check it out...the girl's room is done...for now. I do have about 2 more items that need to go into the room, but for the most part they are all moved in and they are loving it. I am taking a break during the day today to scrapbook for awhile, but I will be working on Sari's room more tonight. She has a lot of things that we have to move in from the garage. It has been really nice to get all the rooms redone like this. I really love walking into my new bedroom. I told Dwayne it is like having a whole new wing on the house. The really nice thing is my laundry room, for once I will not freeze this winter trying to do the laundry.

Here is what I have to work on tonight...

See...still lots to do, but this is the last room to be done before Christmas. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

A work still in progress...

Ok, I have gotten started on the girl's room. I moved a few things in yesterday and I should be able to finish it today. Here is what the new room is looking like, then below is what the old room is looking like... you can plainly see...I have my work cut out for me today!!!!

Christmas Walk

We had a good time out at the Christmas walk last night. Everyone was bundled up, not that it was really that cold. I think my kids were all very hyper last night despite the fact that they had to hang out with their parents. It helps having friends that have to hang out with their parents as well...and then when both sets of parents get together...that makes the night even more fun!!! I must say, when the Clouses and the Lotts all get together,
we are one big group walking

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

A work in progress....

Oh my goodness! I really should clean more often. This is after working on and off all day on my old room... there is still this huge mess! Now granted, I was doing laundry and watching an 10 month old and two 4 year olds, but think I could have gotten more done. Ok...seriously, I will have to get it done today or my kids will start making fun of they really need any new reasons to tease

Monday, December 3, 2007

Oh...Christmas tree....

We found our perfect tree! It is a little shorter than usual. About the same height as the kids and I, but it is a really pretty tree. Of course, after we picked out the tree and the kids knew we were going to get it, they started calling it a Hanukkah bush. I kept telling them it was a Christmas tree...then it just turned into a game to see who could bug It is finally in our living room, we have not had time to decorate it yet.

Another great thing about this weekend is that Dwayne and I moved into our new bedroom. Now Dwayne has moved all of his stuff, but since I am such a pack rat, I only have....ummmm...maybe about 1/4 of my stuff in there. I will be finishing that up today and then...hopefully, I will start on moving all the little girl's stuff into their new room. Although, that might take some time too, because my girl's follow in their mommy's footsteps and they are pack rats too.