Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas! May the peace and joy of the holiday season be with you and your family!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Ice, Program, and Package

Christmas vacation started a day early for us - no school today! We got hit pretty hard with an ice storm. Easton was happy to stay home with me, and Evan went sledding.

Easton's preschool Christmas program was last night (that's him in the middle with the red plaid shirt). He did such an awesome job - knew all the motions and all the words! He just loves school, and he got to be next to his two friends, Hayden and Caleb.
Dawn must be making up for the glitter card she sent me - look what I got in the mail today!!!!!
I can't wait to use the stamp on some winter scrapbook pages!! Thanks - we definitely need to plan a weekend in Chicago after the new year!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Ban glitter forever!

Anyone who knows me knows I DESPISE GLITTER! It's a mess - it gets everywhere except for where you want it! I won't touch paper with glitter on it, or buy any type of scrapbooking embellishment with glitter (I don't care if they say it doesn't come off - it does!) Sorry if you have ever sent me something with glitter on it - I don't keep it (Matt's granny sent us a Christmas card and just by the sound of the envelope I could tell it had glitter on it...I opened the corner and that was it - good thing she doesn't read my blog!)

So, my dear friend Dawn, who I love dearly, thought it would be funny to send me this:I know it's hard to tell, but the entire border of the card is nothing but glitter. Cute card, though!

Wonder where it went????

Maybe you can't tell from the above's a better look:

That's right...the trash! Dawn, this is going in my "25 days of Christmas" scrapbook under Day 17...and yes, I have been faithful and have taken pictures - they are not in the book yet, but I have been documenting everything!

Also, here is one of the gifts I made over the weekend - hope they don't read my blog!

We are supposed to get quite a bit of snow tonight...maybe a snow day on the last day of school before break - I'm ready!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Hubby update and weekend plans

Matt is doing pretty good after surgery today...his throat is pretty sore, but he said he can breathe better than he ever has! Unfortunately, the doctor said his snoring will probably still wake me up!

Am planning on making some handmade Christmas gifts this weekend - my friend Sheila showed me an awesome tree project from Two Peas...Jennifer McGuire used scraps of paper, circle punches, and a spray bottle of water. Am hoping to pick up some supplies tomorrow and have the boys help me with the project.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I've been tagged!

I think Dawn knows I have been slacking in my blogging, and thus has tagged me. So, here it goes:
I have to name 6 Random Holiday things about myself.
1- When we were little, we always got to open a gift on Christmas only took me 20 years to realize we ALWAYS got pajamas!
2- One of my favorite holiday traditions is that my mom gives each of us an ornament every was something my Great Grandma used to do, too! When the boys are old enough to leave my house, they will have enough ornaments to decorate two trees!
3- Every year for Christmas on the Muffley side, we would have shrimp cocktail and ham sandwiches...and Grandpa always put butter on the buns first.
4- It wasn't Christmas until the smoke detector went off at Grandma Huff's house!
5- My favorite gift growing up was the Cabbage Patch kids my mom waited in line for hours to buy!
6- I hate real Christmas trees.

So, there you have it! Thanks, Dawn, for making me actually blog!

In other news, Matt is having his tonsils removed tomorrow - hope the recovery is quick! There's nothing I hate more than a sick man (or should I say taking care of one).

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

From my family to yours, hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving! I don't know about you, but this has ALWAYS been my favorite holiday - from the food, being with family, playing Whoopie (get your head out of the gutter, it's a card and dice game), I have fond memories of this holiday!

One thing we will will be doing today is documenting some of our Thanksgiving memories. We are spending the day with my mom's family, and I plan to take a picture of each person there. I also have a handout (teacher in me) for each of them to fill out, asking them their favorite Thanksgiving day food, fondest memory, what they are most thankful for this year, etc. I plan to make a scrapbook (and hopefully one for my grandma, too, for Christmas).

Even in the hard times our country is currently facing, we each have so much to be thankful for. Enjoy the day!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Birthday Boy!

Here are pictures from our birthday celebration Tuesday night...

Chocolate Mountain Mudslide - Evan's FAVORITE (and mine, too!):

The whole gang:

The Birthday Boy!!

Courtney and Evan:

We love you Evan!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My baby's turning "10"!

So tomorrow is a milestone in Evan's life...double digits! I can't believe it - I still consider myself on the "young" side, but when put in perspective with my kids ages, it begins to scare me! I will have pictures to share tomorrow - we actually had his birthday party last Sunday. We are headed out to meet our good friends for dinner tonight - today is Courtney's birthday! And then off to buy cupcakes for him to take to school tomorrow (the thought of baking scares me).

On a whiter note, the boys awoke to quite a bit of snow this morning. I snowed off and on last night, but there was a good 5-6 inches this morning! And here in Indiana, the first sign of snow means slower traffic - it seems that people forget what it's like to drive in this type of weather. I often think driving slower is more dangerous, but that's just my personal opinion (not that I speed or anything, mom).

Hope you have a great night! Pictures to post tomorrow!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Bug Attack!!!

The boys were given all these bugs by their great grandma when they went trick-or-treating.  Easton has been playing with them ever since!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Our family pictures

The above two photos courtesy of Grandma - thanks Mom!!

Family Photos

Thank you Siefer's for allowing me to spend the afternoon with your family!  Your love for one another and for your children is amazing!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween pictures

It was a beautiful night for Trick-or-Treat!  Our town had it on Thursday...our subdivision was so busy!  Easton and Bullseye were troopers - he walked the entire time, dragging Bullseye's feet behind him!  Evan had fun with his friends (I can't believe how quickly he is growing up!).  And now, it's November already!  Where has this year gone???

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Senior Shoot

Senior Session

This is Nicolai - one of 4 exchange students at our school this year...