Friday, January 30, 2009

I'm Back!!!

The past week has been quite the adventure. First, the computer acted up. Had to have the geek boys out for that. Next, the washer died - we have to go get a new one today. Snow came in abundance. Had to shovel and deal with all the snow covered clothing. And the most hectic thing about the past week - spending the entire weekend - Friday a.m. to Sunday late p.m. - at our gymnastics meet (I should get a prize for that one!). Actually, Anna got the prize! Sweet kid, she did offer me her trophy!!
Did I mention the snow this week? Today, Christian is off school for the 4th day in a row. I think he is getting bored. I think I am running out of food. I think we are both ready for him to go back. Unfortunately, he has a teacher inservice day on Monday! We should have gone on vacation this week!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Happy Epiphany!!!

I wanted to share a tradition that we have in our family that happens during the twelve days that follow Christmas.
One of us (usually Anna Leigh) starts the wise men on their travels. They are hidden somewhere around the house for the next family member to find.

Once found - they are hidden over and over again until the 12th day arrives.

Then they find their way to Jesus!! We have a bunch of fun with this! Each person tries to out do the others for "the best or funniest" hiding spot!
I already have the perfect spot for next year!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Not To Worry.....

After looking at some more 2008 pics I realized that as quirky as the kids are at times, they still have friends who love and accept them for who they are! Anna Leigh and gym buddies after the blizzard 2008!
Christian and Nicky (the homecoming queen!)

Staff Sergeant Gortner and Corporal Vance

Friday, January 2, 2009

2008 Pictures that make me ask.......

Has anyone figured out how Christian's mind works?
Does she not do enough of this stuff at gymnastics?

Again, has anyone figured his mind out?

Can this be the same girl who was once afraid of butterflies?