Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas '09

Another Christmas come and gone! We had an excellent first Christmas in our new home and the kids got spoiled again. They got up around 6am but Larry and I did not get up until 7am. We made them wait for us. They are really good about not getting up real early on Christmas morning. We enjoyed taking turns opening our gifts. I must say that I am the one that got the most which never happens but Larry really spoiled me this year. He gave me 2 pairs of boots, which floored me because he hates adding to my collection of over 100 pairs of shoes, a coat, chanel no.5 perfume, a big mirror for my entry, and a couple of new shirts, another thing he hates to buy me! He said its because I love you! Oh how cute is he!! The kids each got a big present, big means cost! Natalia got the lg dare phone that she begged for, for 2 months, clothes from Hollister and Aero, and lotions and hair stuff. Seth got a 1776 piece star wars lego set, wii games, clothes, and a new coat. Ryan got a razor motor scooter, air soft gun, wii games, clothes, and new hat and gloves. We got Larry new tools and clothes. So it was a good Christmas for us. To top off the day Larry made prime rib which was sooo good and we had mashed potatoes, homemade rolls, jello, veggies, and salad. I am very thankful for Christmas not only for the gifts but for our Savior who died for all of us. I am also thankful for the spirit of Christmas that is felt everywhere and for the opportunity for us to give to people in need and for the time we get to spend with our families. I love Christmas!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas Decor....

I finally got some pics of my decor. I got motivated last week to get out my decorations and decorate. I ended up having a good time with the kids decorating. I also got crazy and made the ornament wreath all by myself, so I had to put a picture of that on here. I know me make something, crazy!! It was so easy to do that I just had to do it. It looks perfect in my entry way corner, I was very happy with myself. Anyway I can't even remember where I got the instructions for it but it was on a blog that I happened to come across so when I went to go back to the blog I couldn't find it but luckily the instructions were so simple I could remember them. You just take a wire hanger and straighten it out the best you can, then just start adding non-breakable ornament balls until you get your desired look then bend it in a circle and twist the ends together. I added a bow because it was quite difficult to twist the ends perfectly so my bow is hiding the ugly twist. Anyway that is it!! I think it also said to glue some of the balls together so they don't move or show the wire. I haven't done it yet and will need to cuz you can see some of the wire. Anyway I don't normally make anything, I always buy it. I just don't have the patience to sit and make something but this year I have decided I need to be more frugal and spend less money (I spend way too much money)!!! I got all the balls and the ribbon at the dollar store. It cost about $9 total. I had the wire hanger all ready. Wow, I am amazed at myself for making this, go me!:)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


So it was a very busy week last week. I had Thanksgiving dinner at my house and my brother and his family came down to eat with us. It was so good except I cooked the turkey a little too long but it was still good. We had a great time visiting and eating. Then on Friday we had to all head to Poky for a wedding. Larry's little brother Brent got married on Friday evening. It was pretty crazy and last minute kind of thing but turned out very nice. He was so excited to get married and they are both so in love with eachother, they looked so good and happy! So that is what counts, right!? We got to visit with some great friends and family. We did a little shopping at the mall but going to Pocatello's mall after going to the Boise mall is not that great. Boise mall is so much better and way bigger, Poky's mall seems really small now. Anyway, I am officially registered for school next semester. It will be the start of a very long 7 years of schooling. I am so excited yet very nervous at the same time. I keep telling myself that I can do it, I can do it, I can do it!!!! It will be good :) So I didn't get one picture of last week, big bummer, I had too much on my mind. I am just now getting Christmas decor up. For some reason I am having a hard time with Christmas this year. I don't want to do anything and I really don't know why. I love decorating for Christmas but this year I have no motivation or desire, really weird. I will post some pics of my tree for sure. The kids are soooo excited for Christmas. Natalia keeps saying all I want is a new phone, nothing else. Yeah I bet she would be really happy on Christmas morning with just one present! The boys both want wii games, legos, and LOTS of other crazy stuff. I haven't got one darn present yet, I am amazing, lol!