Sunday, December 31, 2006

Another year come and gone

Wow I can't believe that 2006 will be over in a matter of hours. Where did the year go? It's been a great year and hopefully 2007 will be just as great. As promised here are some Christmas pictures and gingerbread house decorating pics too. Every year my mom makes gingerbread houses and we decorate them. My mom also invites different families every year and this year Steven, Susan, Joshua and Caleb came. A good time was had by all. Joshua and Taylor were so fun to watch. I think they ate more candy than was put on their houses. I love candy so I too ate a little as I was decorating. I'm such a kid. I hope that never ends.
And because we have been so busy with the Christmas season and hanging out with family I forgot to post yesterday. Happy Anniversary Sweets! (Yesterday was our 6 year anniversary) I love you and look forward to many more anniversaries with you. You're my best friend as well as the love of my life.
Now the pictures.
Taylor eating her Christmas morning meat. She calls it beef terkey. No J in jerkey according to her.
Quinten has already gotten into the chocolates.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Post Christmas bloat

I finally have some time to sit down and write a blog. We've been pretty busy visiting Edmonton and then Christmas at my parents and just general hanging out with the fam. I love spending time with my fam. We've eaten a lot of very good food. Nothing like a home cooked Christmas meal. I love my Mom's cooking. I love it so much that I ate a little bit too much, and by a little bit I mean a lot. I couldn't stop myself from bringing it all back up. I felt much better and I think Chris was thankful for it too. Today is clean up day. You see I went a little crazy on the kids and Chris's stockings. Whoops! Some of the stuff they did need. Kids always need clothes so why not put it in their stockings. Anyway enough about that. And I have to do laundry and we are having Tuesday night dinner tonight, so I have to make supper. I might even start packing who knows. When I find the camera I will post some pictures. Well I hope everyone is having a great week and isn't too bloated from eating so much Christmas goodies and snacks.
Peace out!

Friday, December 22, 2006

Smell my finger

So after our sleepless night with Taylor it turns out she has an ear infection. Last night was a much better sleep. I hope everyone has a very merry Christmas, just incase I don't post before Monday. And to all my Edmonton peeps is anyone free tomorrow either day or night so that we can see you all? Call us at Chris's parents or our cell. Anyway before i get back to packing I will leave you with a conversation I had with Taylor. It went a little something like this.
Taylor: Smell my finger momma.
Me: Uh, no thanks. Where has your finger been?
Taylor: Up my bum.
Now that is dithguthting.
Peace out!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Early morning shopping

So after a super rough night with Taylor, she just fell asleep, I decided that while I was awake I would check out the 24 hour Wal-mart experience. It was pretty good. Not really a line up, and didn't have to deal with cranky kids. Chris wanted to go at 3:00 am but I guess it didn't happen. I'm not sure I want to do it again but if I had to it is nice to have the option. Hopefully tonight is a better night. I have to get up early tomorrow to take down the Christmas decorations at work so that we can then head out to Edmonton early enough in the day. I think I might end up sleeping all the way up there. So that is my day so far. Should be interesting to see what else happens.
Peace out!

Monday, December 18, 2006


I've been a blogging slacker lately. Why is it that we can for weeks and not really have any plans and then in a matter of weeks we are swamped with things to do. I've also been very busy cleaning and baking and cleaning and baking. I think you get the hint. Last night we went to a Christmas gathering at some friends from Chris's class. They live way up north so packed stuff for the kids so they could lay down. Some of the guys pulled out the guitars and were singing. Taylor was laying upstairs and yelled out I don't like that music. Man kids are so honest. Today Jordan comes home and tomorrow Dev comes home. I don't know about anybody else but I am super excited to see them. Kristen arrived yesterday and we will probably get to see her at the airport tonight. YEAH!!!!!!! I love when we are all in the same city together. I love family time. Nathan has been a surrogate brother and I want to thank him for being like a brother to me. I love hanging out with him too. I know Nathan enough of the mush. Okay I'll stop. Well Taylor has asked to go for quiet time and Quinten is already napping so I should take advantage and get some work done just so they can mess things up later.
Till the next time!
Peace out!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Santa, haircuts and baking

This week has been a full week. We saw Santa, both kids got hair cuts, got the shopping fully finished, and did some baking. Christmas cakes were done before but nanimo bars, rum balls, ginger snaps and now poppy seed rolls are done. Well the rolls are almost done. I'm sure they won't be as good as my mom's but hopefully they taste at least okay. Oh yeah I almost forgot. We got a new bed! YEAH! A chick that Chris works with had this bed that they only used a few times because they got a king size bed so they gave it to us. Now where to put the other bed? I'll let Chris deal with that. Hopefully tonight will be a better night for sleeping. I'll let you know. I will leave you with a few pictures. One of our Santa trip (please don't judge how not put together I look) and a picture of QuinQuin with his new big boy hair. Taylor's hair doesn't really look any different.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Tree #2 pics

So as promised here are pictures of tree #2. Also a picture of Taylor in her fake glasses she got in a dress up kit from Santa (at Chris's work). She looks like a 50's school teacher. Yesterday's Santa visit didn't go as planned. I woke up a little later than I expected so I didn't have time to really make myself look good. I looked decent. Hair brushed, teeth brushed, clothes ironed, of course, but not make up and hair not done just combed. Both kids freaked out when it was their turned to see Santa so I had to be in the picture. Maybe I will post it, I'm not sure.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Who knew Taylor was a ham!

Yesterday was the Christmas concert at church and the sunday school was featured in a small section. I thought for sure I was going to have a fight on my hands just trying to get her up on stage. Not the case. For one thing she insisted on taking her lady bug backpack up with her. She kept trying to take the microphone down and finally she didn't want to hold her backpack anymore so she thought it would be a good idea to hang it on the microphone. And she even did the actions and danced. I think a lot of people were surprised including Chris and I. I guess we have a little performer on our hands. Yesterday morning we had Chris's kids Christmas party. When will the kids stop being afraid of Santa. Both of mine freaked when it was their turn. Thank goodness Chris was there this year to deal with them. I tend to get a little bit embarrased when I don't know anybody and something like that happens. Tomorrow I am going to attempt to take them to Santa at the mall. I hope I don't have to sit with them. Taylor's first santa visit she freaked and we have a picture of her crying. Isn't that what makes the memories. I am trying to let go of things having to be perfect. For some reason I feel that pictures should be perfect. (Breath in, breath out.) So that is a recap of yesterday. Today babysat, got some baking done, worried about Taylor having a concussion, she took a pretty good fall straight back on the back of her head. She seems to be okay though. maybe I will have tomorrow.
Peace out!

Man I sure rambled. Sorry about that.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Tree #2

So we had a little accident at about 5 am this morning. Chris had just got home from work and i heard a bang and crash. Went downstairs and found the tree on the floor. We couldn't get the tree to go back up so it is now in the backyard with the tree stand still attached. Off to home depot I went and got us a new tree. This one smells like a Christmas tree. I did like the family time we had getting the tree and if we could find a place that had Christmas trees we would do it again. I'm just glad that it happened in the middle of the night and not during the day when one of the kids was playing around it. Now we need to find some time to decorate it. It might be a mom and dad job only tonight. Who knows. Pictures to come once decorated. Hopefully this one stays up.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

More house talk

So I went by to have a look at the progress on our house. The garage is framed and they have started on the second floor. I did take some pictures but I just don't have the energy to get the camera to download the pics. Hopefully tomorrow I will be more energetic. Chris is working overtime, again. It's hard because I know it is extra money and it sure helps out. I just wish he didn't have to do it. It's no bonus, that's for sure. I can't wait for him to have some time off. If he's not working, he's working on the basement. Luckly we have stuff to do this weekend so he can't work the whole weekend away. And to top it all off, I know some of you have missed my poop stories, Taylor has had diarreha, yet again. She has been doing so well with the potty training. She hasn't worn a pull up for a few weeks now. Not even at night. Well this week she has had to wear one because of the poops. Poor kid. She hates wearing them and is still trying to use the potty. We've had a few poop accidents in underwear. A couple of pairs of undies have even been garbage worthy. Yuck! Now tell me how easy it is to be a stay at home mom. Oh well the good times out weigh the bad times. I love my kids so I can clean up poop anytime, anywhere for them.
Well I am going to lay on the couch and hopefully fall asleep. Our couch is so much more comfortable than our bed and because Chris is still working I am taking advantage of the good sleep. We need a new mattress so badly.
Peace out!
P.S. I got my first Christmas card in the mail today. Thanks Steve and Lori! I was so excited.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Our tree

A couple of before pictures. It kind of looks like somebody just found a tree and placed in our great room.

And now a little decorating and the finished product. Chris did say he wouldn't mind if we got rid of this tree and went and got our usual. I said no because we got this tree as a family and it's our tree this year. What we need to do is find a tree cutting down place that has actual Christmas trees.

Monday, December 04, 2006

I'm too young to shave

That is what Taylor told me after she tried shaving her legs yesterday. And yes it was with a real razor. We have them on shelves in the bathtub but she has started to climb on the ledge. Now we have to get something to hold the razors up high. And tonight while having supper she told she had to pee, yeah! so off she went. Well it didn't seem like she was gone a long time and we don't remember hearing the toilet flush but she flooded the toilet. She walked out with pants that were wet at the bottom. It looked like she had stepped in her potty. Nope there was water everywhere. In the bathroom, outside of the bathroom and in the laundry room. I didn't think we would reach this stage this soon. I guess she likes to use a lot of toilet paper. I wonder who she gets that from. Next it will be toothbrushes. Oh wait she has already done something like that. A few weeks ago she put Chris's toothbrush in her potty after she peed. Good thing I noticed it was wet and asked her about it. Could you imagine? Yuch! The tree is still not decorated because we want to do it with the kids and Taylor fell asleep during her timeout. Hopefully tomorrow. I'm like a little kid.
Well that's all folks!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Tree cutting adventure

So yesterday Chris phoned me and said we are going to cut down our Christmas tree this year. He has wanted to do this for a long time but the kids have been too small. We also had not taken our family photo for our Christmas card so we thought we could shoot 2 birds with one stone. So Chris found out where we had to go and it turned out to be around Cochrane. At least that's what he told me. Well it turns out this tree place was about 1 1/2 hours away. It took us an hour and a half once we got there, got our permit, got the kids dressed and got on our way to cutting down the perfect Christmas tree, and then back to the car. Mean while the kids start crying while Chris and Nathan are off scouting things out. Next year we will be more well prepared like taking a sled for the kids. The tree is sure different than the ones we have bought in the past. I will post a picture after we decorate it. I have to admit that I got a little grumpy once the kids got grumpy. But now I look back and am happy that we did it.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Today is my Dad's birthday. I won't tell you his age but he was born about 50, add a few years, years ago. I hope you don't have to work too much Dad. And we will enjoy cake together later.

Nothing too exciting has been happening in our household. The next couple of weeks are going to be busy with more house appointments, parties, Christmas concerts etc. And we can't forget about decorating our Christmas tree and scrapbooking club on Sunday. I can't wait. Well I will hopefully be a better blogger in the up coming days. Till I have something to write about.
Peace out!