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No Snow? No problem...sort of.

Carson got this make your own snow box from his teacher for Christmas. I think it was from the dollar store, but it didn't make that much snow. Nonetheless, we made the most out of it.

The kids got on their snow pants and we played in the snow for a little bit. Wasn't long before all the snow was gone.

See what I mean, not a lot of snow at all, but it was fun.  And it wasn't that cold as the kids are without coats.

Next time I think I'll go to the dollar store and buy like every one they have :). The kids really wanted to make snow angels, but there just wasn't enough, ha!

Christmas Photos

A few days ago I had the kids take some Christmas photos with Santa. We bought my husband a santa suit and told the kids it was daddy because it was the only way my youngest would go near santa.

So these are some of the photos I was able to capture. I can't wait to make a photo book for the kids..I better get on it because my photos are starting to add up.

See so happy 
I had this idea to write what the kids had wanted for Christmas for a picture, it's funny to see the differences and how much stuff the 4 year old wanted in comparison to the 2 year old. 
And some of the things on the 2 year olds list is potty, santa..she's funny.

 The kids found Santa's bag, and what's that? Magic snow??  Yeah I'm a nerd.
 This picture just makes me laugh. That's my husband!
Only two more weeks folks! Have you got your Christmas Shopping done??

Christmas Ornaments for Everyone!

I decided to make a few friends some homemade Christmas wreaths for Christmas. We're a little short on money this year and I have loads of crafts so I dug into the old stash and I just love the end result.

I will have to make a few for myself!

How cute right?
What you'll need to complete this project: 2 felt circles the size of your wreath, you could make it any size.A strip of I believe 2" shabby flower any color would work, but I had this green I got from Hobby Lobby last year. RibbonFray Check (For the ends of your ribbon)buttonany other embellishment you'd like to add.Hot glue You really could go all out and put little bows around the wreath, add little gems, I like it simple. And on the back I added a plain green bow and a little card.
I don't have step by step pictures, but  What I did was first, cut out my wreath on the felt circles for my base. Hot glued the shabby flower all around one felt circle. Glued my ribbon to hang wreath on the back side.  Then tie…

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas

I got my computer back YAY!

Since we had to get our CD Rom replaced I was expecting to have to pay $150 however, it was a Christmas miracle because we didn't have to pay for it. Thank goodness for insurance!!
My husband and I both felt really blessed for this tender mercy!

Finals are under way and I am almost finished! Two more big projects and a test and I am done!

Oh and Happy December!
My these months just fly by faster and faster don't they?

So here are some photos from last weekend. We checked out the lights at the zoo and found out there was also a chance to meet Santa, make cookies with Mrs. Clause (whom Clara likes to call Mrs.Closet, it's really cute). We have yet to go back and see the reindeer.  It WAS FREEZING! But so fun.

 The lights were awesome and they had a neat little show.

 Carson and Gingy.

 We had to wait like a half hour to see Santa, but we were first in line so it was worth it. We got there early. Daddy is keeping Clara warm while we wait...I know w…

A minuscule holiday ran and rave!

You know,
I had a wonderful holiday weekend with the family at home. We stayed home made food all day, me and the hubs ate turkey and the leftovers...the kids wouldn't hardly eat the food we made. Why do we even try?

We put up our Christmas tree and lots of pictures to come once I get my computer back from the Apple store. Ya see, I was an idiot and stuffed my microcard in the cd rom slot...I did it once before but that time I was able to get it out myself, this time I wasn't so lucky.  So we have to take it in to be fixed and my dumb self might have cost me a new cd rom. So now I am without my computer to edit with all my photos on it and my microcard with my photos on it. I would like to also add that computer has my life on it so if anything ever happened to the hard drive I might just drop dead. FYI, you heard it here first.

Even that mishap didn't get me down though.

Friday evening after we put up all our Christmas decorations we drove to this neighborhood that has aw…

Happy Fat America Day!

I laughed out loud when I first heard that on Don't trust the Apt23. 
I've just been thinking about how stupid Thanksgiving really is. We go out buy ridiculous amounts of food and then stuff ourselves. All because we're thankful? Sounds kind of weird to me. 
I really just think it's because I used to just sit back and let my mom prepare everything for Thanksgiving and now it's my turn to do the work.  I also know how my family is with leftovers, they don't eat any of it so I feel like we're wasting money. Look at me the Scrooge of Thanksgiving. Womp Womp Womp!
I am all for getting off work and school for my husband to have time with his family and all for family gatherings.  
If you think about it, when the Pilgrims first had a thanksgiving it makes sense they would have a feast.  I mean if I had moved to a new land and had no clue how to grow food I'd sure be giving thanks for that first harvest! "YAY, I'm not going to starve!" wo…

What's up Doc?

I thought I'd write a quick little bit if anyone is interested in what we've been up to lately.

I really haven't had any time, and any time I have had I've been happy to just do nothing if I can get away with it.

I've been busy with photography sessions and photo editing, as well as massaging. All of which I'm thankful and blessed to be able to do.

School is going full steam ahead and I've just been unmotivated to do my work. I have lots to do before Thanksgiving, and find time to prepare a talk for Church in a couple of weeks. AND finish editing my clients gorgeous photos.

The kids are doing great, I think they've been under the weather the last week and they are doing much better today. They actually slept in until about 8:30 when they've been getting up around 7 every other day. Dang daylight savings.

We are having fun as a family every minute we get.

Carson started soccer training, he goes once a week on Wednesday and it's quite a drive to …
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Happy Halloween

Hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween!

Kids will be kids..and other goings on

This week has gone by fast, which is good considering Monday I was counting down the minutes to bedtime and even Tuesday put the kids to bed early so I could watch the debate. 

I've been working hard to finish my schoolwork tonight and I still have a few assignments to get done before tomorrow and a test I'll have to take.  Scrambling!
I've been proud of my son Carson,  Yesterday I told him he couldn't watch his super hero show. Ya see, we have netflix on the wii and he knows how to control the wii remote and pick shows and this and that, so when I notice him jumping around and acting a little crazier than normal I notice he's watching these super hero shows. When I told him he couldn't watch them he through the biggest hissy fit and screamed, I can't quite remember if I told him to go to his room and throw his tantrum in there, or if he ran in there himself, but anyways that's where he was.  I thought to myself for a minute, I really need to explain …

Looking Forward to Election it Nov 6th yet?

Quick thought :
I couldn't help but remember yesterday as I was watching the President and Romney duke it out what Paul Ryan said during his debate with wacky Joe Biden.... 

Ryan said,  "You have a president who ran four years ago promising hope and change who has now turned his campaign into attack, blame and defame," Ryan said. "You see, if you don't have a good record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone to run from."

That's exactly what Obama did last night.  It just amazes me that people can be swayed by this man who 4 years ago said he would do all these things, and I didn't believe a word of it back then and I don't believe the next 4 years will be any better under Obama.  Obama who spent more time talking about what Mitt Romney paid in taxes and Mitt Romney than the real issues at hand...what happened to the jobs Obama?  All these things you've said you've done haven't contributed to a growing economy.  In fact I&#…

It's Fall!!

We enjoyed a nice morning at the park today. Nothing feels more like fall. Clara wanted to wear her hat and mittens, while Carson was content with just his jacket.  I'm going to miss having park days with the kids, pretty soon it will get too cold.  Happy Fall Everyone!