Monday, December 22, 2008

2008 Elf Dance

Merry Christmas to all!!! (P.S. The cartwheel my elf does at the end is the only one I've ever done in my whole life!)
video

Thursday, December 18, 2008

All the Ladies...

Today was the annual Christmas luncheon for my group of girlfriends, and it was lots of fun. Christine brought fun drinks for us to try, and they were delicious AND festive looking! This is a special group, and I'm proud to know them all! (Sheryl, Sharon, Christine, Tina Sue, Me & Stephanie, L-R) Merry Christmas to all my girls this season. Wish we could do this together, too!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

6 Random Things....

Ok, I haven't done this yet because I can't do that link thing. I am not very good with the computer. But here are 6 random things about me.....

1. I love Spongebob Squarepants. All the time I'll say to random kids, "Hey, remember that time on Spongebob...." I think some parents are frightened.

2. I have my own batting song (in my head), and it changes from time to time. (Batting song=what you hear when a batter comes to the plate) My current batting song is "Super Hero" by Jane's Addiction. I'll play it and announce myself at bat.

3. I'm obviously weird. (Should I have even listed #1 & #2?)

4. l have never been a big fan of feet; however, I LOVE little kids' feet in flip flops. So cute!

5. Sleeping is my favorite thing to do.

6. I would rather clean than cook.

Sorry this list is boring. Love you all!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

More Christmas Trees..

So I've posted a few more pics....two pics of the kids' trees in their rooms, my mantle (can't compare to Neagle's, I know), and a Gator Santa. (Extra Festive this year!) And then my 3 kiddos ready for the season....ENJOY!




Palmer J and his School Program Debut

Palmer getting ready for the show!

Parading around the sanctuary didn't seem like a problem...he gave me a HUGE high-five when he saw me!

Right before the program started, he found me and smiled and posed for a picture. After that....

...it stopped. He went totally stoic the rest of the program, not singing or performing the moves. He did sing Happy Birthday to Jesus at the very end, but that was it. I asked him why he didn't sing in his program, and he said, "Because, it's totally boring." I'm wondering who he picked that up from.....BROOKS, CAMDEN!!!!!!!!!

Trimming the Tree 2008

Palmer had to put up one of the more popular ornaments...SPONGEBOB!

He got way excited to see the Cars ornament I bought him last year!

Brooks took this one with one hand! I thought it turned out pretty nice.

Dada hung the most important ornament on the tree, our special nativity scene with Baby Jesus.

All finished!

We decorated the tree a bit later than the kids wanted to...we've just been so busy. And I hate that Christmas was only 4 weeks from Thanksgiving. I don't feel as into the spirit this year, and lots of others feel the same. But it's so important to share with the kids the true meaning of Christmas, and after the tree was decorated we had a story and a prayer. But no hot chocolate this year. It was 75 degrees this day!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Look-a-like Santa


This pic was all Camden's idea!

Atlanta Bound!




Tim and his buddy James are headed to Atlanta as I'm writing this for the SEC Championship Game between Florida and Alabama.
It's sooo exciting, because the winner is headed to the national championship game in Miami, and will probably meet Oklahoma in that game. Tim is beside himself at that possiblity. He's a Sooner alum and a coach at Florida---how will he ever choose who to root for? Anyhoo....the Gators and Sooners have to win tomorrow for that dream to come true!

Monday, December 1, 2008

A Few Thanksgiving Pics

I am so thankful for my family!! We saw nearly every member of Tim's family while in California, and on Thanksgiving Day, we got to iChat with my parents and sister. We're so blessed! And I'm also thankful for all my friends! And most of all, I'm thankful for my Saviour. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Yea!!!




Knott's Berry Farm

I wish I could explain everything that went on at Knott's Berry Farm---we had a blast, and spent some quality time with Grandma & Grandpa, Tim's sister, husband and two boys, and Tim's best childhood friend, his wife and two little ones. But the Ghostrider (a wooden rollar coaster) was the big deal of the day. Uncle Tony decided to take Brooks on the coaster, and when Camden saw she was big enough to ride, she went through the gate, so I followed. Long story short---it was no "cute coaster" as I thought it might be. It was FIVE MINUTES of living hell! The best part about it--Uncle Tony bought the VIDEO of him and Brooks' ride. It's the funniest thing I've ever seen. Brooks' face the entire time had me laughing so hard I cried! He said he may try to download it onto youtube.com, so if it gets there, I'll let everyone know!!




Sunday, November 23, 2008

In California!






We are in California for Thanksgiving week visiting Tim's parents and family. We are having a terrific time-well, besides Palmer having a peepee accident on their couch while he was sleeping; Camden throwing up on their carpet; AND Brooks spilling a large cup of water on the nice wood floors. BESIDES THAT, we are having a great time! The weather is great and we've been outside for 3 days now. We are going to Knott's Berry Farm tomorrow...stay tuned for more pics!
P.S. I am thankful for all my blogging friends...you all make getting on the computer very special!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Flashin' Back...a WHOLE 2 WEEKS!!

I was clearing my memory stick when I realized I hadn't posted my activities from Halloween morning! I volunteered to help Brooks' class carve a pumpkin, and in the process teach the kids about counting seeds, weight, and whether or not pumpkins float. I tried to have the Halloween spirit and I dressed as a "good witch". Brooks wasn't too impressed. This was again when my parents were in town. I miss them now. We had a terrific visit. So, here's to the flashbacks...of only 2 weeks! BTW...you can see that I didn't decorate as extensively as most houses in our neighborhood. I just do some orange "fallish" natural decor. You can imagine how lame my kids think I am around this time, since they constantly tell me, "When I grow up, I'M going to have a SCARY house." You do that, kids.... :-)




Friday, November 7, 2008

Flashin' Back...

These pics are from the last time we were in Oklahoma...when it wasn't 100 degrees! I miss fall, and since it's 80 degrees here today, I just wanted to post pics from a different temperature perspective. The pic of Palmer in his stroller was taken outside of the OKC Zoo, and the other two were taken in front of my mom & dad's house in Edmond. I especially love the pumpkin tree she made that year, and someday want to duplicate it. Anyhoo...HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!


Monday, November 3, 2008

Just Halloween Pics...

Awww...these were good times AFTER Camden got back on track. Palmer was the first one to the door every time!! He really knew what to do this time, and the other two let him be the leader. They got plenty of treats, and enjoyed our neighborhood--we are a trick-or-treating destination! Hope you enjoy all the pics!




The Road to Recovery....