Archive for 2010

The $13 tree is still going strong

The kids actually put it together themselves this year. Jason put the two strands of lights on and then the kids put the ornaments on (mostly in one spot still;).

Xander has already made a “box” out of construction paper and tape to put under the tree and some Santas for the front window. Stockings are up and the shopping is done. We are set!

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I should change the name of this blog to “what’s going on at our dining table today” since that is the majority of pics I take and post.

Random pic of kids eating their lunch

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Simon is really shoving it in…

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More Christmas fun…

At this rate we’ll have all the Christmas activities done in the first week of December! haha!

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more crafts

The kids did bead ornaments Kristin left for us last night and it was the perfect craft. Very easy, pretty results and good dexterity practice for little hands.

The kids (Xander) wanted me to take a picture of the entire loot of crafts. Can you tell who loves crafts the most?? HAHA! Xander has four finished projects draped off him. I told him he looks like the Christmas tree.

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37+ weeks

Someone asked for a belly pic so here I am…

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Christmas crafts

Kristin stepped up the playdate activities today with some craft projects. We now have some awesome s’more/snowmen ornaments and wall decorations for Christmas. The kids had fun and so did us grown-ups:D

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Aren’t they cute?!

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Jason’s Grandma Louise turns 100!

Grandma Louise took the mic and spoke about how thankful she is for all the loving, wonderful people in her life and that she “really can’t complain about a thing” hehe. She is the sweetest lady and like a mother to Jason.

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Jason recalling memories of Louise and Irwin taking him and his brother and sister into their home and care every single weekend as they grew up and the positive influence.

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Ten candles…one per decade. She looked like she made a good effort but couldn’t blow out a single one. Her wish was that she would be able to blow out the candles. haha! Isaac helped her out.

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The best photo album of young Louise. Photos from the 20s of the girls draped over NEW cars (not sure what kind, but you can imagine what was new at that time) were the best and young Louise in a beautiful dress, clutching her McCall’s fashion magazine with a huge smile on her face. Still the same face but 80 years ago. Amazing!

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Jason’s dad, Woody:)

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Took a pic of all the cousins and this was the only one semi in focus…and it’s not even really in focus:( Ugh! So sad.

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Love love love this one!!!!

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We enjoyed a great dinner with family at my sister’s house and now looking forward to relaxing on the couch and watching a movie. 🙂

almost snow…we hope.

Just stepping out to see the first snow coming down in the dark. Nothing on the ground yet but we are hoping to wake up to a winter wonderland.

…and I love seeing my babies wrapped up in my knitted goods! I printed out a sweater pattern for them and should get the yarn for them soon. 🙂

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This and that

We had a fun Saturday! A birthday party…

With clay modeling…


Our friend, Dan returned from Taipei, Taiwan today and brought us some (Japanese) gundam models and some candy.

We made quick work of assembling the models:)

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Jason and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary on the 18th. We went out for Thai food and then did the Christmas shopping for the kids. Hey! We know how to take advantage of babysitting hours!

My honey-pants surprised me with a card in the dishwasher. He put it in there, not because I would be doing the dishes (he knows me well!) but because he knew I’d have to venture in there for a clean cereal bowl. Ha!

And he also ran out and bought me this knitting book: At Knit’s End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. I have been laughing my butt off, enjoying this book immensely. If you knit at all go get this book!

Here’s to another 10 years, Babe. I love you!!!!!


How’d I get so lucky??

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