Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy happenings

These are a few of the things we have been enjoying in the past few weeks. The order is kinda mixed up, but you can kinda tell by what the event was.

My wonderful hubby put the lights on the house before he left to go hunting in Arkansas Tues. I put the lights around the doors and he does the hard part of doing it around the roof.

We have 2 trees that are different kinds growing together. They look like one unless you look closely. I did the lights, with the help of Tyler, on this one. It's tall and we have a very rickety ladder, but I survived:)

Of course, fun in the snow. We have Dahlers 4-wheeler because Davids Dad has been using it for hunting and we enjoyed it a little too:) Church was cancelled today because the Hales's have to drive so far and it was supposed to be freezing rain. So we all enjoyed the snow--even me:)

Our dog, Lilly, loves for you to kick snow at her or throw a snowball at her. She catches it or bites at it. She loves the snow!

The tree I put lights on. Looks pretty covered in snow, huh?

Tree decorating in progress. I will post more pictures of the finished product. The lights are all on. The tree comes in 4 parts so putting it up isn't hard. It's the straightening of the branches and putting on the lights.

My dad's brother, his mom, and my dad on Thanksgiving.

Both of my grandmas. They are 93 and 91, I think.

Grandma playing Apples to Apples. She won! I don't know if she has played many games.

My mom and her sister, Aunt Carol . We had Thanksgiving at mom's house.

The cousins being silly at Thanksgiving.

Fun at the park with more cousins.

A VERY cold bonfire night! It had been nice all that week and had gotten really cold that day! We still had fun. Us ladies went inside and played a game. The kids were in and out.

I don't like to carve my pumpkins for decorations for fall. Tyler wanted to carve one so I let him when I was finished with them. Nikki just had fun using the knife and getting the seeds out. I helped Tyler get his seeds out (the pumpkins were cold and frozen) and we washed and boiled them and put them to dry out. The next day I roasted them 2 ways. They were pretty good!

My sister and I did our annual visit to the Christmas Gift and Hobby. The boys were tired of waiting and just made themselves at home almost in the middle of the floor!)

This my sister, Cassandra and I. I so need to lose weight:(

Here are the kidlings. I think we need to start going by ourselves. I had to pay for Nikki and it's not cheap! We got our moneys worth though. I think we were there 6 hours!

Food and fun with family and friends! Shannon was so gracious as to let us have a thanksgiving party and then dinner at her house! A great time was had by all.
Well, I think I have caught up for a while. Hope you've enjoyed a glimpse of our life. Will post more when I finish decorating.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Back in business

For all of you readers (the 2 of you:)), I have use of a computer again! Yeah!! I told David the computer and internet are my connections to the outside world! I really missed it! The cord was bad:( Unfortunatly, that is a $90-$100 fix. Yes, we've done it before. I think we are hard on electronics. Come to think of it, we don't have to do anything to them and they mess up! Anyway, I am borrowing a cord til we can get one and using the better computer. The other one is still very sick.

Hope everyone had a wonderful day yesterday and got lots of great bargains today! I am very tired from getting little sleep the last 2 nights. All I can say is DO NOT go to Walmart early on the Friday after Thanksgiving;)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Just wishing you a Happy Turkey Day!
Don't eat too much;)

Now the fun begins!)

(my very dramatic daughter)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

It may be a while before I can post a decent post as I am writing from the library. My computer is on the fritz. Actually, both computers are. Anyone know a good, CHEAP laptop fixer person?} I hoping I haven't lost all of my pics. The computer won't boot up.

Life here has been busy. My sister, her kids, and me and mine went to the Gift and Hobby Show. It is an annual thing we do, although, I believe we have decided to leave the kids at home. I had to pay for Nikki this year:( It was fun though. We spent about 5 1/2 hours there. LOOONG day!

We had a bonfire at our house a week ago last Friday. It had been very nice up until that day. That day, it was VERY cold and windy. Needless to day, we ladies ended up in the house. The kids and guys stayed out. Yeah for them:]

Well, I've bored you long enough for this time. Have a great week!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Things guys do for their wives

Anyone who knows me know I love animals. It's killing me that the dog, rabbit, and kittens have to be out in the cold. Although, I am enjoying not having the hair and stink in the house. Sat., I came home and checked on the kittens and they were fine. David got home about 2 hrs. later to find me searching for the littlest one. He would always come when I called and he wasn't coming. Mind you, we live in the country and the wind was blowing and COLD!! We looked and called and banged on things for about a half hour. No kitty. Then Tyler looked behind something and there it lay. He was not moving much and couldn't hold his head up and was making the awfulist meowing sound. I figured his neck was broken and was very unhappy to say the least. David, who loves and understands me very much, got a heat lamp and crouched in front of it holding the kitten for 45 min, to an hour. It warmed up and was still not moving much. We brought him inside and put him on the heating pad wrapped in a towel. I went to the store and got him milk and when I got back he was doing much better. Needless to say, the heating pad will never be the same again:) He is back out with mom and doing ok. I just had to brag on my kind hubby. Here's "The Cuteness." He REALLY needs to be adopted:) Right now he fits in the palm of my hand and is about 6 wks. old. Becky, Heather would like a kitten for Christmas;)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Few more pics

Nikki posing for me
Tyler posing for me:) See a pattern?!

Tyler "playpen" for the kittens. Didn't work well, did it?!

My mom and dad came and stayed overnight Sat.
Thanks for coming, mom and dad!

Great weather for the park!

It's been really nice outside lately. So I have taken advantage of the park in town. I love it outside in this kind of weather! Of course, I had to get some pictures of the kids. I love my camera! It may not be an expensive one, but I can take lots of pics, download, then do it all over again! That makes me happy. My slow computer does not. Something happened to the new one and we need to get it fixed. Anyway, here are some fallish pictures and of course, kittens! Still need to get rid of 3:)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tyler was digging in the sand at the park and said, "Look at the nice straight edges." Can you tell his dad worked in construction?)


I took the kids with me when I went to vote. The ladies told them they could watch me. So I got to show them how it's done! I thought that was a good learning experience for them. I didn't have to wait at all! I voted in a small town volunteer firestation though. God only knows the outcome. I leave it in His hands.