Sunday, December 30, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
Dad: All right Brielle, we're going in the store and you're going to stay by the cart, right?
D: You're not going to run away?
D: You promise?
B: I promise.
D: Ok, lets shake on it.
Dad holds out his hand to shake, but to our amusement, Brielle starts wiggling her whole body in her seat.
Kyrie is our little emotional one, she gets so upset over the littlest things. On these occasions Dad's usual reply is "Kyrie you know what always helps? Cry about it." In an angry reply Kyrie said "You always say that, and it never works". This may sound very harsh of Kel to say, but he said it in a very teasing manner with lots of hugs afterwards. Since then all Kel has to say is that little phrase and Kyrie stops crying. It was very funny at the moment, but I think that it helped her see that crying about it never helps...thank goodness.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
These are about the only pictures I took, how silly of me.
All in all the day was very easy and low key. It was our first away from family, and we missed them very much. Grandparents were very kind and sent plenty of presents to distract the girls. Unfortunately, it's just not the same without family to share it with. Hopefully next year we will be together.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
It's a good thing that Christmas is only 2 days away, I don't think that these presents could handle any more abuse from these little monkeys. Here are some pictures of the girls in their usual place, under the tree playing with the presents. They are wearing their Christmas dresses. (Kyrie has been waiting about a year to wear hers after she picked it out of last years clearance). She also has her hair braided up into a halo braid, just like her mom used to wear for special occasions.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Outside, we walked right up to a live nativity scene, and I mean right up next to them. It really gave the feeling that we were there worshiping the Saviour on that special night. I was sad to leave so soon, but all Kyrie wanted to do was sit on the camel, and other people were laughing at us, so off we went. It was a very enjoyable evening, and I hope my kids understood a little better the meaning of the season. Kyrie did ask me "why if it is Jesus' birthday, do we get all the presents?" We talked for a while, and I think that she got a little bit of why we give to others in this season. I hope so at least!
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Brielle still has a mild fever and a nasty cough, and as I was talking to friends last night I reflected on that. My kids have only gotten sick once in the last year, and for Kyrie, it was just the same gross cough that last 1-2 weeks. Brielle, the fever, and it was about the same time last year. Is it a virus, or is this their bodies way of De-junking?
As many of my friends have found out, I don't believe in going to the doctor for every little thing, in fact I don't know when the last time they went to the doctors, because we have been able to handle everything on our own through various natural remedies, and trying the eat as healthy as we could. Just like this morning, I started getting a sore throat so I rubbed some peppermint oil on my neck and it's gone (I think I ate too many cookies from the cookie swap last night). Anyways, I'm just thankful that another year has gone by, and our family has been in good health.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Yesterday I got to sing in a quartet at church. I can't even remember the name now, but it was a Noel song set to Pachabel's canon. I really enjoyed it, but am still upset about the parts that I messed up. Somehow I was a measure behind in my counting and came in late. Sorry Kat! Hopefully not many people noticed. Oh well. Many people said they enjoyed it so I'm glad.
Well I've got a sick baby crying, so I better run.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Kyrie wouldn't hold still long enough to pose
in any cute way...
Monday, December 10, 2007
After being carless for more than a month, we finally found a winner, and I have to say that this is my favorite one yet. So far this year, I have driven four different cars, I'm hoping that this one will last a little while. Here's the digs: 2006 Audi A4 3.0 quattro convertible, with only 8,000 miles. I was a little worried about having a convertible in the winter, but it has the premium package, and keeps in heat very well. It has heated seats, and dual air control and it handles well in the snow since it is 4WD. Here she is...
This car is the fastest thing I have ever driven, but that's not saying much. Lets look at a few of the humdingers I have had the privilage of driving... '92 geo metro, '85 toyota van(my personal favorite, thanks dad), '92 chevy surburban, '96 honda accord, '96 honda CRX, '99 ford exploder, '01 dodge ram, '02 jeep liberty, '04 chrysler pacifica. That's funny six of those cars we have owned in the last six years of our marriage. The accord is the first car we purchased together and we still own it (but kel says for not much longer) it has 200k+ miles, and is starting to go down hill. Hope it lasts a little longer.
Well anyways, sorry if this post is boring, but cars are our life. And be sure to call Kel if you have any questions...
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Scarves, hats, the smell in the air, rakes, and leaves. Pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pie, pumpkin doughnuts. Did I mention pumpkin cookies? Oh yeah, they are all so good and believe me, I have had my share to know. I can't seem to get enough.