Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year to all....

Happy New Year everyone!! I hope you have a great night where ever you may be.. We are going to chill at home and have a marathon of game's and food and then of course watching the ball drop in New York. Would love to go out but really its to cold today and especially tonight to go any where. Yea! for 2011.. hope it brings us Joy and less drama than the last 2 years have.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Day... 2010!

The boys coming down stairs for the first time Christmas morning and then collapsing at the sight of it all.. Then the opening begins...

Jake lost his tan dog this summer on our trip to Ohio. He had left it in one of the Hotel rooms and no one ever called us on it and he has been so sad since then, so I found the same dog (sort of, close enough) with a new friend too now.. he was so happy to see his old friend back.

Patrick loving his new Steeler slippers, that Dad ended up stealing for the day and now I have to get him some..
A Spongebob Hockey Table.. they are loving it! Well worth the no sleep the day after Thanksgiving to get it.
Joe grinning from ear to ear getting the one gift he has wanted FOREVER and I finally got it.... a griddle to cook his pancakes on. As you can see is was so happy!

I myself did get some great things also. Finally a stand mixer, some new slippers, a new sweater, a new cricket cartridge and a few other things. I never look very good on Christmas morning so I am not posting pictures of me on here to remember forever, we have a few pictures for that.

Christmas Eve..

After we came home from looking at the lights we always watch a Christmas Movie and it usually is Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase.. makes me laugh so hard every time. We then opened the usual PJ's present and one from Grandma and Grandpa Truman (since they weren't coming this year) and then it was off to bed. Me and Joe then became Santa and got everything laid out and were actually in bed by 11:00 pm. That hasn't happened in years.

Joe got home at a decent hour this Christmas Eve, so we went to dinner and then decided to go and check out the lights they have in downtown Ogden. There are a bunch of these little houses with things in them and then just lights everywhere. It is nice to walk around and look at. We sort of hurried this year through it because we were all really cold..

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Here comes Santa... 2010

Just another reason why I love living in Syracuse.. On Saturday morning we were doing some things outside and I hear this loud siren and I thought oh no I wonder what's happened cause it's really close to the house. Then all of a sudden I realized by the way it was sounding it had to be the Santa that comes around every year on the fire truck. So, I got the boys (pj's and all) to get there shoes on and come see him and so of course they were so excited ran out just in time to see him turning the corner by our house and so as you can see they were running and waving and also running for the taffy that he throws to the kids. They also got to see him when he came back on the other road down from the house.
Later that day we went to Artic Circle for lunch and when we walked in there was a Santa they had there greeting all the kids and you could sit on his lap and tell him what you wanted. He was so life like it was crazy and of course I didn't have my camera with me cause he would of been a perfect picture.. But, it was a good day of seeing Santa cause the boys had been complaining they hadn't seen Santa this year yet and could we go somewhere to see him. So, Thank goodness for the Santa's everywhere on Saturday, otherwise I would of had to make a trip to the mall.

Burner Covers part 2..

I finally finished the other burner cover projects I was wanting to do. The first ones I spray painted a couple different colors and then I drew some lines for the cars to go between. I found a few weeks ago in the dollar bins at Target the cars and they were even magnetic already so I was excited about that. The boys seem to really love them, (who new a homemade gift would be that exciting). I then turned another one into a tic tac toe game (my boys love to play this) and so when I saw it I thought it would be perfect for them just like the car tin so that when we travel they have something to do.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Craft Project..

About a month ago, I was watching studio 5 and on there craft segment they had this lady on there to explain some cute ideas on the stove burner covers and recreating different things out of them. One of them was she made a Christmas card holder, and because this year I was needing something like that, I thought it would be cute to make one. It was so simple and didn't turn out to bad. The project was inexpensive and the burner covers you can actually get at the dollar store for a dollar and I know some dollar stores sell them 2 for a $1.00, so its cheap and cute. I am still amazed and love that some people can take the simplest thing and turn it into something crafty and useful. She also made games and about a million other ideas for this one thing. I am going to be making the games soon and when I'm done all post them, but you can also check her out on her blog for more ideas,

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Happy 7th Birthday Jacob and Blake....

This day 7 years ago at 11:51 and 11:52 am you were born. It is hard to believe it has been 7 years. The time has flown by! All though within the first year and half of your life I didn't think it was going very fast but from then on out it just seems like it has gone by quickly and just keeps going faster and faster each year.
You both are so special in your own way. Even though you have a unique bond with each other you are two different people inside. But that is a good thing because you both bring different attributes to our family that are great and fun. In the beginning it was hard to have 2 at once, but now I can't imagine it any different.
We have had a celebration of sorts for this birthday this year. We had decided on no party just family time and so they have basically got 3 days of fun in a row (usually that only happens to adults). So here is how we did things that they wanted to do. On Saturday we took them to see MegaMind (the new movie out) and after went to Chili's for dinner. Then Monday they were wanting there cake already, so I decided this year also to make a cake (which has never happened, I usually buy). So Monday we celebrated the cake and now Tuesday on the actual birthday I took them to Boondocks because this was something else they wanted to do and over the weekend we didn't have time to do it. So, I thought on there birthday it would be fun to celebrate it and then we got ice cream afterwards. They now also have gotten birthday cards and money from there grandma and grandpa's and now we need to go to the store to do that. But, I think that will wait for this weekend. They have had quite the birthday this year with so much going on hopefully they had a good one even though it was so broken up. Happy Birthday boys, we love you so much.... Mom, Dad and Patrick!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween 2010....

Halloween 2010.. Patrick was Black Spiderman/Venom, Jacob was a Vampire and Blake was a Ninja. This year was interesting because it rained. At first I didn't think it was going to happen but they were determined to do it. So Joe took them and in the pouring rain they headed out. I thought for sure they would be back in about 20 minutes but they were gone in the rain for an hour and hit every house all the way up to the school.. crazy. So, when they got home they were soaked, but had a lot of fun and that is all that matters. Hope everyone had a great night!!

Joe and the twins here at the Trunk or Treat Friday night.. Don't you just love Joe's Costume this year.. hehe

Friday, October 15, 2010

Halloween Spirit.. and the Boys..

We have gotten into the spirit of Halloween and decorated a little of the house.... The boys each did there own little pumpkin with some great foam shapes I found. So they each did a face and did a pretty good job. They also cannot wait for Halloween!

We headed up to our new favorite place a few weeks ago and took some more pictures of the boys and family. So, there is just a few shots we got of them.
br>You Are Snow White!
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