Friday, January 29, 2010


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Thursday, January 28, 2010

The first project of this New Year was to get the upper shelves in the Living Room/Kitchen decorated. They look so pretty at Christmas with garland, lights, and a multitude of snowmen but when it all came down......BARE.....DEPRESSING!!! Sooooo I went bargain hunting and this is what all came together

This side of the shelf is in the kitchen right above the walk in pantry

This is the cupboards just to the right of the pantry

I just love this plate!!

I found these cute tin containers for just a couple $$ on clearance at Hobby Lobby! I love that store!

This is the living room side
I still have some vacant spots to fill in but at least it isn't so bare now! The worst part of all this is the climbing up and down to get it all in place! I got my exercise!!

Our next event was the three oldest boys joining the UPWARD basketball team here in Cape. It is a church sponsored organization that teaches not only basketball skills but good sportsmanship etc. They asked Troy to coach Travis' team and he is having a blast doing that! There are about 350 kids all together and they are divided up into around 40 - 50 teams. They have a practice once a week, then on Saturdays they play each others teams. It has been a really neat way to meet a lot of people in our community. Troy also gets to give a devotional at each practice with his team. Here they are ready to go to their first practice.

Our first Birthday celebration of this year started out with Troy....he is the big 39 this year....just wait until next year!! :)
The greatest daddy in the world with the people who make his world go around!!

I am finally feeling like I am getting my life back under control after the holidays! It was really spinning around here for awhile!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Christmas Recap....catching up!

Okay, I have finally gathered up the courage to get back on here and try to catch up! I did so good up until the middle of December and then.... :) I loaded these pictures backward but, I decided it really doesn't matter!! So... here we go!!

The corner cabinet is Andrea and Alex' favorite hiding spot! They love to scare me!

We finally got some snow right after New Years and so the mess began! It was bitterly cold out so I just stepped out on the back deck to get a few pictures. The kids played out for I don't know!

Alex was so excited that he got to go out this year. He just sat at the top of the hill and watched them sled...he wasn't about to try it himself!!

Our family tradition is to do Stockings on New Years Day. The problem is that stocking just aren't made for stuffing so...we used pillow cases! :)

We had 23 people at our house for a week this Christmas. It was a great time! Now they didn't all sleep here but, most of the meals and all the excitement was right here! We ate until we couldn't eat any more and I offically went on a cooking strike after the holidays!!

Alex dedided to relax and enjoy his can do that when Nana is in charge!

Luke trying out his new "gangster" look!

Getting ready to tear into the presents!

On Christmas Eve we have a huge "snack" meal....lets just say there was enough food to have fed our whole neighborhood!!

Me and my sweetie on Christmas morning....we are looking pretty happy for 7:30am!

Andrea with her long awaited for Rebecca!! She wasn't shocked or suprised....she was sure she was getting her because, she asked for her!

Luke and his punching bag....he was surprised about this!!

Alex was so happy with his Lightning McQueen cars!! He didn't even want to open anything else!

Best buddies...our little Christmas angels!!

This is where I left off in my last post...we were getting ready to decorate cookies!!! :) I finally gave up control this year of trying to get them all to look good and just turned the kids loose! They did a great job and tasted just as good as the "perfectly" decorated ones....see I am learning! I CAN NOT DO IT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

More to come soon on whats been going on this month!!