Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Eve!

On Christmas Eve, we made the 2 hr drive to see the Middlebrooks gang in Bridge City! We woke up feeling halfway like ourselves and prayed we didn't pass any germs to the rest of the family. It was great seeing everyone even if it was only a few hours!

The girls watching Pawpaw open his gifts.

Grandma & Dalee

Kiley on her NEW BIKE!


Boys new toys


Stanley(his dad) & Dax

Dax, Jax, & Beth

Jax & Nanny (Mary)

Middlebrooks Crew opening presents

Jax, Dax, & Mary

Handing out presents!

Jax wearing his head lamp spending his Christmas money!

Ollie's new head lamp....so proud!


Our Holiday has been wonderful so far. We have been able to see lots of family and even had friends come visit.(I'll post those later) Unfortunately, we all had been battling illness. 5 out of the 6 of us are on antibiotics, prednisone and cough meds. Hopefully, we are on the mend!

Our Christmas morning was just the 6 of us. It was very nice! The kids woke Dax at 3am..... he sent them back to bed ;-) They were back up at 7. The kids were so cute this year. They were all so happy for each other. Emma had made gifts for everyone. Delaney had used money she earned while at Angie's and bought everyone a present. Later in the day, Mary (Dax's mom), my mom, and Harold joined us for food and fun. In the evening my brother's family stopped by for more fun!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Look who I saw at the Post Office!

This guy was great! He actually has Santa Jim on his drivers license. His wife's name is Mrs. Claus. He was really a nice guy. He talked to all the kids in there. He was there sending packages NOT working! This is his website: http://realsantajim.com/

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Super reader

New glasses to help Jax's dyslexia & dysgraphia! We had him tested to see if he was having tracking problems while reading. Sure enough...he was and although this is a slight prescription it made a HUGE difference!

Below is the the exercise the Doctor told Jax (all of us to do) for 2mins. every morning!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Happy Hump Day!

Making me HAPPY this Wednesday is time spent with my AMAZING GIRLS!

Smart, bold, funny,
questioning, thinking, kind,
open, friendly, suspicious,
helpful, loving, laughing,
brave, seekers, wonderful,
PERFECT just the way they are!!!!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

A family picture....

too late for the Christmas cards I mailed today but not for the blog!My sweet neighbor Kerry rushed over to take this of us.

We were racing off to the girls 5th grade program. She took only 2 (this and the one in the header) & both turned out GREAT!

The girls were Santa's Elves! It was a great program. Dede even had a speaking role.

*Sweet Sisters*

Actor in the making!!!!

This Artist made the picture we ironed on to her shirt!

Will I ever catch up?

;-) Probably, not but I will always try! Maybe in some of my free time this break..HA!

I have finished finals...yeah! I think that I got A's in all four of my classes.

My sweet hubby took off Monday and Tuesday this week so we could have time alone ;-) SWEET! We ate at The Egg & I for breakfast....yummy!Went shopping for a few extra gifts. Then ate at Double Dave's Pizza for Lunch (something we did too often in College...years ago!)

We just really enjoyed each other's company. I can't wait till tomorrow.

Last night, our car was broken into while in our driveway. NOTHING was taken...or so it appears! We were told often the take papers, steal money & identity...yikes! Pray that is not the case!

I have tons of laundry and house cleaning to get done before the kids get out of school on Friday. I know winter break will be over too fast.

When I graduate and get a job the #1 thing to do is hire a maid!!!!

I can't believe how fast the kids are growing. They are all making tons of little buddies around here. I am also starting to feel like I have some good friends around (besides family)! I was invited to a wine party last week which was so fun. It was nice being out. Plus, I really have made friends with several of my classmates. I was able to study last week with a new friend at her house. THIS was a huge plus because I got to love on her babies. They are the same age difference as my boys. OH, holding babies... it gave me fever...BABY FEVER! In case you don't know: this is NOT an option! None the less it was FUN!

I am taking Jax this week to get his eyes checked for tracking problems. He has really been struggling with reading. He also has been getting headaches. We wonder if his eye are the problem. The school has tested for many things but to no avail. Of course, Delaney's problems were not OFFICIAL till 3rd grade! He is only in 2nd! I am worried they might want to retain him next year. Little dude will NOT like this idea!

Anyway, I am rambling and it is LATE!
~I'm adding this one...It's the one I had in the title!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Sometimes all you need is....

A five year olds point of view

Just as Dax was about to tell Ollie to clean these up,

the little man stood up and and proudly exclaimed:

"NOW, they are all holding hands!!!"

We thought that this was pretty darn cute! Oh by the way, my mom always kept this Nativity set out when I was little. I can remember hours of play.....sweet memories! I guess that is why I have 5 different sets. Below is the Nativity I purchased last year 75% off..... I just LOVE it! Not at much as my childhood one but ALMOST.

So I guess making me happy this Wednesday are

Christmas memories and the new ones being made!

Happy HUMP-Day!

p.s. I am still studying like a mad-woman ;-)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

I took the weekend off from my studies and we started decorating! This is our will be out first Christmas in this house. It was tons of fun and I just HAD to share!!!

We got a new white lighted tree ($35 at Walmart) for the upstairs landing!

Our regular tree!

No getting on the roof of this house ;-)

The picture doesn't do it justice.... it is really pretty!

I searched the internet for some ideas and found the shooting star from Martha Stewart!

I think Dax did an awesome job making it for me/ us!!! ;-)


Tuesday, December 1, 2009


I am taking a break from blogging! My first final is tonight! Until Dec. 12 (last one), I am going to be very swamped. After completing these 18hrs. I will be a Senior, WHOOP! This unfortunately does not mean I will be graduating any time soon ;-) I still have 2 1/2 years.....ha, ha, ha. This Gemini sure is taking a LONG time to get an undergraduate degree!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I can't wait to share my pictures! PLUS, I can't wait to catch up on my blog reading!