Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Christmas

Well, we have certainly enjoyed Christmas this year.  We first had our Christmas service at church and the kids sang.

Then on Christmas Eve we went out to the Rock Ranch and looked at Christmas lights.  I gave the kids each new PJs and they wore  them out in the van on the ride.

Then we came home and made cinnamon rolls, drank hot chocolate and watched the Grinch.

I think the kids got great gifts.  I know I did.  My mom got me a Kindle Fire and with how much I love to read I will put it to good use.  We also got the kids a new TV for the playroom.

Today I cleaned for a while and then we went out shopping.  We took Brianna back to the Methodist Home and then went to Game Stop, Wal-Mart and Kohls.  It was crowded and I hate crowds, but the kids wanted to spend some of their Christmas money.  Now we are at home and they are singing a partridge in a pear tree.  Ashley has stolen my Kindle to watch a movie.  I ordered a cord so that we can stream them in from the kindle to the TV.  Aren't we advanced!

They are going to get hungry soon and I want a fire, so I am off to build a fire and heat up leftovers.  I also have a few loads of laundry to work on. 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Some great kids

Tonight I took Natalie and her friend Emily out to dinner because Natalie got all A's on her report card. We went to Cracker Barrel and then they asked to go to Lifeway Christian store. I was so pleased!  What pre-teen asks to go to a Christian book store?  I am so proud of the young ladies they are becoming!  Then they went with me to Sams and didn't complain!  I got them ice cream for the ride home.

Here they are outside the store. What a couple of sweeties.

Thursday, December 6, 2012


I am thankful tonight. I am thankful for a loving husband, thankful for my family, and thankful that we have our health and everything we need. I know so many that don't have all of these and it really breaks my heart when it is kids that don't have what they need. I know kids from school that don't get enough to eat, don't have decent clothes, and don't have anyone that pays attention to them or really loves them. Too many adults are into themselves and the children get overlooked. I also think about all of the poor people that don't have enough, and I think that we don't have alot of money, but we know how to take care of ourselves. We don't have lots of new clothes, but we have lots of great decent clothes from thrift stores and what people have given us. We don't have alot of money to spend on groceries, but we eat simple meals from scratch that are healthy and taste good. Most people if you gave them and bag of dried beans and a bag of rice they wouldn't know what to do with it. I am just saying that some people could be more resourceful than waiting on someone else or the government to help them. I am also thankful for these people:

These are my children and my niece and nephews.  My youngest nephew lives with us and the older two don't, but we think of them as ours.  They really don't have anyone else.  Even when it is crazy around here I love them to pieces.  

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Busy Friday night

Out high school football team made it pretty far in the playoffs so they had to go four hours away to play. Ashley is in the band and i said that I would chaparone the girls on the trip. We didn't get back until 3 a.m. and I think I just recovered. Oh, by the way we lost the game. Most of the kids we good. One got on trouble and they didn't let her play. I hears some language I didn't like but these are public high kids. We did our second Christmas parade of the season so i guess it is officially the holidays. It is so warm today that it is hard to think about christmas. Well, we are going to church. Have a happy Sunday.