Well, it was a three day process, but the tree is up and decorated. We put it up on Friday. On Saturday, my stepmom, Melody, came over and put the ribbon around it, and finally, after Ella literally driving me crazy about it, we put the ornaments on it tonight. Don't tell the girls, but tomorrow, I am going to buy some new ornaments and "tweek" their decorating a little. I have never done that. I always let them decorate it with the ornaments they want and I never rearrange it, but this year I think I will. It is way past time for some new ornaments. And it is a new tree, after all. $40.00 from Big Lots! Quite the bargain, if I do say so myself. I am not all pretty and fancy about Christmas decorating, so don't think I am showing this picture of the tree thinking it is all Fabulous. I am all about a homey tree with ornaments that are meaningful. It does have several SpongeBob ornaments, afterall! We buy an ornament almost everytime we travel somewhere and that's always fun for reminiscing (?dont know how to spell that). OH- and we put up a Christmas light Cross on our fence outside. We have never done outdoor lights and I have had this vision for a cross on our fence since we moved into this house. I was thinking it would be one of those things people would drive by, then go home and call all their friends and be like, "OMG. You have to drive by that house and look at the Cross they did. It is Beau-Ti-Ful! I am so recomending them for an Orchid award or something!" BUT-only thing is---it's not that great. Not quite the vision I had. I am going to try to refine it tomorrow, also. So, no pictures of the life changing Christmas light Cross, yet. I know- you are dying to see it. Tomorrow, people! Tomorrow! OK- enough! Here are some pictures! hrk
Sunday, November 30, 2008
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Friday, November 28, 2008
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Thursday, November 27, 2008
And I will tell you all of the things I am thankful for - later! Right now I'm off to bed after ringing in Thanksgiving in the NICU. Now I must sleep a few hours before it's time to FEAST! Please say a prayer for all the parents who's babies are spending the holiday in the NICU. What a difficult time it is for them. (I am most grateful for my healthy children)! And think of all the nurses that are spending their Thanksgiving taking care of the sick. (shout out to my homeys)! I love you all, whoever you are that read this! (holidays and lack of sleep make me emotional) Must sleep now.
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008
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Friday, November 21, 2008
Ok....so most of you know I became obsessed with Twilight and the series this summer. And FINALLY, after months of waiting for the movie, Lorelei and I went to the midnight premier last night. Was it worth it? O.M.G. Loved it. It is a little cheesier than I expected, and it, of course, doesn't get to go into Edward and Bella's relationship as much as I would have liked. But, that said, I think any true Twilight fan is gonna have to love it, just because! And one final note: Anyone who doesn't think Robert Pattinson (guy playing Edward) is H-O-T is just downright CRAZY because he is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO freakin fabulous to look at in this movie! Can't wait for you all to see it and tell me what you thought!!!!
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Thursday, November 20, 2008
I will be watching the movie I have been waiting anxiously for since JULY! Can't wait!!! I really can't believe that I am going to stay up until midnight, watch this movie, get home at 2am, sleep a few hours, get up and get the girls ready for school, drop them off, then work (work?/shop!) all day at Holiday Market. Can you say CRAZY? I hope it's worth it!
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Monday, November 17, 2008
I captured a little moment between my girls on Sunday before church. Evan has been taking piano lessons for about a year and a half. Lately, she has been playing lots of Christmas songs, which has gotten Ella interested. Evan talked Ella into letting her give her a lesson and I was lucky enough to sneak in a video it without them noticing. Evan was so sweet and patient while teaching her and she was soooo proud of her when she had a little success with her song. I am so blessed to have two girls who love each other so much. hrk
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Saturday was the "draft" for the Girls Club basketball league. As it turns out, Ella is going to play basketball, afterall. We had her tryout at 8:30 and Evan's at 11:30. They were the cutest. Evan was nervous, though she would never admit it. Ella actually made her basket, and Evan had to take two shots (a layup and a free throw) and she didn't make them but she came close. Their new coaches called later on Saturday and Evan actually already had practice last night. I was really proud of how hard she tried and how well she listened to the coach. Now that she has had practice, we kindof know what we need to work on (everything). I think she's going to have a lot of fun. Ella has practice tonight. She is obsessed already. She watched Evan's practice intently and when we got home she bugged me for an hour, making me practice the different types of passes and practice "gaurding her". Here are the video's of their tryout.
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Thursday, November 13, 2008
Oh....my little girls are growing up. Tonight, Evan is at her very first slumber party. There were around 10 girls going. (That mom is much braver than me!) She was so excited and when I dropped her off it was all squealing and giggling and craziness. Before I took her, I tried to casually tell her that slumber party's can get a little catty and she needed to just be nice to everyone, no matter what. We will see how it goes. Since she was going away for the night, I figured it was the perfect time to let Ella have her little friend, Hannah, spend the night. They are the cutest ever. It is so entertaining to just sit and listen to two 5 year old girls chat. We took them to El Zarape and to get their nails painted. Right now they are hard at work making posters to give to their teacher as a gift. Too Cute.
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Sunday, November 9, 2008
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Friday, November 7, 2008
So, Evan is going to play basketball this year. She has never played a sport before, so it should be interesting. Who knows, she may be fabulous. We went to a free clinic tonight at the girls club. Well, let's just say she isn't fabulous yet, but I have no doubt, she can get there! Don't think for one second that Ella was going to sit on the bleachers and watch this clinic. She couldn't stand it, so out she went to participate in the clinic in her dress and leggings. Too cute!
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Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
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Sunday, November 2, 2008
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Saturday, November 1, 2008
Whew. What a fun and crazy night. We started at the Euper Lane Halloween Carnival and were there from 5-8, then headed off to a hayride around the neighborhoods with Evan's friend Grant and a bunch of other kids. The girls had a blast and we were all ehaxusted by the end of the night..........hrk
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