December 31, 2010

Somewhat Anti-Climatic... Our Christmas Morning

December 25, 2010

Thankful Moment

A home full of love, and all the loves in my life.
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December 24, 2010

Toot Sweet

Growing up, we were never the family that gifted the giant plate of cookies and sweets come Holiday time. It just wasn't our thing. I'm constantly surprised by how many of the little "normal's" in other peoples lives just weren't *our* thing. Baking? That was one of them. But in Matts family the big holiday bake-off was a matter of routine. So it came as no surprise this year when he tracked down all of his mothers holiday recipes and promptly ran down to the nearest grocery store, braving the holiday crowds for a few pounds of powdered sugar. He has been baking up a storm all week, and the kids LOVE it.
It seems that perhaps next year I will become one of those people. Those holiday, giant plate of goodies people. After all, I can't let the kids have all the fun!
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December 21, 2010

Stella Louise

THREE more weeks till Stella comes home!!! The owners have agreed to keep her till 10 weeks when research says is the best age for seperation... it'll be a struggle, every day past the 8 week mark when all the other pups are heading to their new homes! We brought her her blankie today so that she would have it to comfort her when she finally arrives, and she snuggles right down and went to sleep. Say it with me.... Awwwwwwwww!
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Kael, sitting on the pot with "sick bottom" after throwing up all over the living room: "Oh Mom. I also threw up on the stairs."
Me, scrubbing the floor: "Um, Okay. Top of the stairs or the bottom of the stairs?"
Kael: " Top of the stairs. Just look at all of the steps as you go to the top. If you step in it, that's my throw up. "
Thanks buddy.

December 15, 2010

"The Smoulder"

By Raegan
Tangled... seen it? We've seen it. And now we're re-drawing it, it seems. Note the arched single eyebrow and pursed lips. Note the rakishly mussed hair. Talented little turd. Wish I'd had my camera handy when she presented me with this picture, title first. Totally low key and dry. It was awesome.

The original "Smoulder". Not near as nice, in my opinion.
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December 11, 2010

The Clause

They wrote out their lists and made Santa bracelets, sealed it all in an envelope and delivered it to the big man himself last night. Oh, the cute! Both were a bit shy but super star struck to have seen the magic in person. The countdown is officially on!!
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December 06, 2010

It was bright out....

But they had fun making their first real snow man! He's in a clump in the yard now...
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December 04, 2010


This had the potential to be a great pic... IF... Poor Kael wasn't fighting a bit of a migraine that day, Raegan would learn to stop goofing off the second a camera makes an appearance, and my body weren't performing a total eclipse of the family. Thank you, hands-on-hips-tenting-shirt. You sure make a post-partum gal feel fancy.

I wonder if Matt'll still be able to carry them like that next year.. as it is, that's nearly 110 pounds of wiggily child plopped unevenly up top.
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Snow Day, Fa La La La La

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