Monday, December 31, 2007

Back to normal

It's time to get back to a normal routine again. The christmas festivities are over. The relatives have all gone back to their homes. The wrapping paper mountain has been taken out to the trash. Jazmin got tons and tons and tons of new clothes for christmas. (What could make a girl happier?) So we cleaned out her closet and her dresser to make room. Jacey and Phoenix got additions to their closets too but theirs was much easier to manage. :) The girls are all enjoying the new video rockers and the wagon that santa brought. Daddy and I are contemplating exactly which new kitchen gadget needs to be added to our household. I hope to get some new pics uploaded this week. Sorry for the lack of them the last few days. :)

Friday, December 28, 2007

Ornament of the Day - Day 28

Glass blown hot air balloon.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Ornament of the Day - Day 27

Beautiful glassblown teardrop.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Ornament of the Day - Day 26

One of Daddy's old ornaments. :)

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!! Hope you are all having a great day. It has been brought to my attention that I forgot yesterdays ornament. OOPS!!! Just too busy around here I guess. So to make up for it I've got a few different pics for you today. Enjoy!!

Ornament of the Day-Day 24.....Snoopy!!

Ornament of the Day- Day 25 Star Trek Enterprise D
The girls meeting Santa at the house with all the lights on christmas eve.
The girls and their tiny snowman. :) See, it does snow in Texas......sometimes. LOL

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Ornament of the Day - Day 23

Eeyore :)

Saturday, December 22, 2007

No power!

Last night we got a few inches of snow and lots of wind. Everything was fine this morning......until 10 or so. Then the power went on and off about 20 times till it finally went completely out. The bad thing was we had no heat and it was about 25 degrees outside. So the kids layered on the clothes and played around getting nice and toasty warm. I went to walmart to get food that didn't have to be cooked or microwaved. By the time I got back everyting was back on again. Dunno what happened but I sure hope it doesn't happen again!

Christmas Lights

We decided to take avantage of the nice weather last night and go look at christmas lights. So we loaded up the kids and the hot chocolate and off we went. The first place we hit was the crazyxmasdocs house. It was so cool. It had traffic stopped in the street in both directions. We had to get out of the van to see the lights. I know I posted video before but here it is again a little bit different this time. Lights!! I could sit there for hours just watching the lights. Rumor has it that Santa is going to make a stop there christmas eve so we're going to go back and see. :) Then we went out to Bishop Hills and looked at all the pretty lights out there. It's a little community outside of town where 99% of the residents decorate for the season. It's pretty neat to see. Sorry I don't have pics. Just too hard to get a good pic of lights from a moving van. There is one house where every square inch of their property is covered in lights. I'm not kidding!! Even the rocks have lights on them! It's pretty cool. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we'll be able to go back out and see them again. *sigh* Have I told you how much I like lights?

Ornament of the Day - Day 22

Jacey as a newborn :)

Friday, December 21, 2007

Ornament of the Day - Day 21


Thursday, December 20, 2007

Ornament of the Day - Day 20

Another Mickey one :) This time, Sorcerer Mickey.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

12 Random things about Christmas

I've been tagged once again. This time I have to list 12 random things about christmas. Here goes....

1. I hate wrapping. I can never seem to get it to look right. I'm all about gift boxes! :D

2. Hot chocolate with whipped cream!

3. Bubble lights!!! I love my bubble lights!!!

4. I love to decorate. I start decorating the day after thanksgiving and I leave the decorations up well after the new year. Things are put away by feb at least. :)

5. I can't bake cookies. I burn them 90% of the time.

6. All my stockings that are hung up are mismatched. Hopefully that will change next year.

7. I wrap presents for the dogs and put them under the tree.

8. Every year Jazmin makes a key to hang on the front door to make sure that Santa can get in because we don't have a chimney.

9. Butter cookies...... yummmmmmmmm

10. After christmas sales

11. I try not to regift. :D

12. We open our gifts on christmas eve. Can't bring myself to wait till christmas morning. :)

That was easy! Completely and totally random. :) Now I tag Jessica, Sunita, Crissa and Alex.

Ornament of the Day - Day 19

Camping bear

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Ornament of the Day - Day 18

Snowbaby polar bears.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Ornament of the Day - Day 17

Mr. Moose :)

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Ornament of the Day - Day 16

Jazmin age 2

Saturday, December 15, 2007


I posted this last month and decided to try it again. Last month I was only a college level undergrad, this month I'm a genius. What a difference a month makes. LOL!
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Christmas Suprise!

YEAH!!! We just found out that Gran and Oompa will be coming down for christmas!!! They're coming next weekend. I'm going to try and suprise the girls. But I'm afraid my frantic cleaning might just give it away. LOL So please pray for good weather for easy traveling for them. Now, I'm off to clean.......

Ornament of the Day - Day 15

Santa, sitting next to a red light, hence the red glow. :)

Friday, December 14, 2007

Ornament of the Day - Day 14

Jazmin's first christmas ornament-1999

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Ornament of the Day - Day 13

Another snowbaby. :)

Mia Update

Wonderful, wonderful news!!!! Mia is out of cardiac icu and has been moved to a regular room!!! They're still working on getting her off her other meds and trying to fatten her up. She hasn't gained an ounce in the month that she's been there. Her big sister (Devin-2) finally got to see her again after 3 weeks of not being able to see her. I think things are starting to look up for them. Isn't God good? :)

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Yes folks, that's what Jacey now requests on her peanut butter sandwiches. Ever since we did sugar cookies with sprinkles on it the other weekend she's become obsessed with them! Sprinkles on everything!!! Sprinkles on peanut butter can't taste very good......can it????


The local newspaper did a story on a man called the CrazyXmasDoc this morning. He's a dr here in town who really gets into the holiday spirit. He decorated his home with lights and even set them to music. He says that he takes vacation the first week in November and spends 12 10 hour days to get this all done. It looks amazing. We are hopefully going to go see it in person this weekend. For everyone else, here's a link to his video Crazy Christmas Lights

Ornament of the Day - Day 12

Todays ornament is from Star Wars. It is a Star Destroyer and Blockade Runner. It has voice and lights on it.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


Alright, I've procrastinated long enough. :) I've been tagged by Melissa . The object of this post is to describe yourself with an adjective with each letter of your middle name. Thankfully I have a short middle name. :D

L-Loving. Yup, that's right. I'm that find a dog in the middle of the street, take them home kinda gal. It's only fitting that I became a mom so that I could pass my love around.

E-Easy going. I try to go with the flow and not ruffle too many feathers along the way.

E-Enthusiastic. I don't think anyone can be a parent and not be enthusiastic. All the new milestones your little one reaches. You can't help but be excited about them.

There, now that wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be. Now, I tag Crissa, Sunita, and Alex. I hope you all have short middle names! :D

Ornament of the Day - Day 11

Daddy has had this ornament for a very long time. Santa is a good 6 inches or so around. He's just adorable! By the way, Gran we got your package today. It's killing Jacey not to be able to open the presents. Ok, ok, I'll be's killing ME not to be able to open the presents! :) Yours is going out soon. I promise!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Ornament of the Day - Day 10

Ok now lets hope I get this right.....Star Trek Romulun Warbird :)

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Wonderful news!

Mia came off her ventilator yesterday!!!!! Hurray!!!!! Just hoping things continue to improve for our precious little one.

Ornament of the Day - Day 9

One of Daddy's favorites.....TAZ!!!!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Ornament of the Day - Day 8

Todays ornament. The back side of Mickey looking through the year 2000.


Yesterday Jazmin got to go with her class downtown and see the Nutcracker. She was so excited. When she got home from school she told me "Mom! They didn't talk! They just sang and danced." :) She thought it was pretty neat.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Ornament of the Day - Day 7

Todays ornament....Eeyore. His little lantern used to light up but doesn't anymore. Guess I should work on fixing it huh?

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Ornament of the Day - Day 6

Todays ornament was part of an ornament exchange on a Disney board that I frequent. It combines my two loves....dolphins, and disney. What could be better? :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Last minute christmas ideas

Are you in need of last minute christmas ideas? Have I got a deal for you!!!
100% of these sales will go to benefit Mia. She's not doing very well. She's still in the hospital in Dallas. She's over the rsv but she's fighting infection after infection. Doctors don't know what is causing them. They're trying to wean her off her medications but she has reactions and starts to throw up and spike her temps every time they try. She has to be off her meds and the vent before they can do the operation on her heart. We're hoping for christmas.

Ornament of the Day - Day 5

I haven't forgotten about todays ornament. Just been real busy today. :)
This ornament is a little snowbuddie from gran. Isn't he adorable???

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

It's 11:45 pm.....

Do you know what your co2 level is in your house? I do!!! It's 10 parts per million. Not a whole lot, but enough to make the carbon monoxide detector go off. For those of you that don't know, this is the second time that this has happened to our family. The first time was in 2004 when the co2 levels were in the 400+ parts per million. At 100+ the fire dept has to put on hazard gear. Ya, it was bad. We were all taken to the ER by ambulance and given oxygen therapy. Another hour or so and we wouldn't be here to talk about it today. But today it wasn't so bad. Turns out it was the stove. We cooked supper and we thought that the stove was turned off but in fact the knob got turned in the wrong direction and was on low for a few hours. Luckily nothing burned and it just kept the taco meat warm. The fire dept came and checked everything out for us and agreed that it was probably the stove. We were given the all clear and the kiddos went right back to bed. So.....if you don't have a carbon monoxide detector please get one installed in your home. They're fairly inexpensive and could save your life one day. Ok, end of the public service announcement for the day. :)

Bound to happen sooner or later

It's a right of passage in childhood I think. Jazmin did it. Now it's Jacey's turn. What did she do you ask......Check out the pictures and see for yourself. Jacey's nice long bangs that we're growing out.
Lookin a little thin up top.
Now that's pretty short!!!
Luckily we can hide it with a clippy.
Guess those bangs are going to be growing out for quite a while now.
It really shouldn't suprise me that she did this. We've been growing out her bangs for a while now and she always wears them clipped over to the side. Guess today she got tired of it cuz she took a scissors and started cutting. She came and brought me a whole handful of hair.

Ornament of the Day - Day 4

Another Disney one. This time The Lion King

Monday, December 3, 2007

Ornament of the Day - Day 3

Todays ornament a wolf scene and it is entirely made of wood. It was cut out on a band saw. It's so pretty. It's so thin and fragile that it's hard to believe that anyone used a saw to cut it out. Real talent there.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Elf Yourself

This is a riot! I uploaded pics of the girls as elves. It's pretty cute. :)

The girls as elves

Ornament of the Day - Day 2

My other love......snowbabies. :)

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Ornament of the Day - Day 1

What better place to start than with Mickey Mouse himself.

Electric light parade

We went to the parade last night but we weren't able to get very good pictures. Here's a video that is posted by our local newspaper.

Electric Light Parade