Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas 2007

Christmas Morning! I know it looks like a ton but we wrap EVERYTHING...After all isn't that the fun of it, opening the presents! Before anyone comments on how much we buy remember we have 9 kids...

As you can see we had a great Christmas and the puppy at the end of the slide show is "poor" Sparky as Chase calls him. And you would not believe how amazing this dog is and how having him in our home has improved Chase speech and the dog can't even sign or talk...When ever I ask Chase who made this mess he responds with "Sparky did it"..Chase can also say "Sparky naughty boy" "Poor Sparky" and my fav "Sparky farted". The boy and this dog are always into trouble together. We love "Poor Sparky"....Thank You Santa, you always know how to put a smile on all of our faces...

Oh and we are getting another Grand baby I think in July! Kenny and KaCey are having another baby! They don't mess around, but then Kenny does have a few brothers and sisters. I really hope it is a girl.

We have so much to be thankful for this year! I am so proud to have kids who know the true meaning of Christmas and are so excited to help others. From the time my kids where very small I have tried to show them the meaning of love thy neighbor and to see the needs and wants of other who are in need. This year we were blessed to help a couple of families with Christmas. I want to thank them for allowing us to help and for the opportunity to teach our children to be better people so when they are grown and on their own they will teacher their children to do the same not just at Christmas but all the time. They will never know who we helped but will be better for just giving that helping hand to some else.

Again thank you for the honor to serve.

Christmas Eve....







I love Christmas eve! The excitment on ALL of my kids faces and Cody running to the door every 5 mins all day long to check to see if Santa has filled the sock yet.

We spend Christmas Eve with our kids, we don't go to anyone elses house we just stay in and play with the kids...Santa alway brings a big sack on Christmas Eve filled with PJ's their socks filled with candy, a few small toys and a new family game to play together on Christmas eve...

This year he brought "Are you smarter than a 5th grader " and guess who thinks he is so smart, Yep the Redneck Manchild Dusty! He is SMARTER than a 5th grader. But we decided it should he called "Rednecks are only as smart as a 5th grader" hee hee!
Just kiddin' Dusty is a very intellaget man. It was tons of fun and we laughed and giggled for hours...

Chase and Santa......



All of the other kids think they are to big to sit on Santa's lap so it is just Chase this year. And HE LOVED SANTA! I was so glad he did not kick the crap out of the poor old guy while I tried to get a good picture...

Decorating the tree...

I am a little slow this year posting pictures. I have found myself less interested in posting on boards and on my blog. I Guess I am "growing out of " the need to share so much or ask questions all of the time. Plus my children keep me on my toes with school and all of the other things they like to do. Dusty has been out of town with work a lot and all of the household things have fallen on me to take care of so I have less and less time to myself...I think I will break from the boards and just up date on my blog from now on, it is much more personal anyway...

So here we go with a ton of pictures.......

We like to put our tree up just after Thanksgiving...and we let the kids decorate it all by themselves. I don't go in and redo it, it is after all THEIR tree...I put all of the things on our tree that the kids have made over the years and even one that Dusty made his mom in boy scouts 32 years ago. The one the kids make are by far my very favorite. I collect Santa's and Snow people so we have some old and some new but most have been given to me as gifts over the years. This year my niece Tiffany gave me a pink flamingo to hang in our tree and I did it with pride. I will post about it later as it was one of my favorite gifts I received the year...

Now on to Pictures: Chase has got the hang of everything to to with Christmas this year, from decorating the tree to the fine art of taping everyone presents so they can not peek...
Chelsey giving Chase a helping hand to some Santa's up high too.. Courtney showing them how it is done. She never forgets to put some on the back of the tree too. Courtney and Cody making sure the whole tree gets covered.




And Yes even the big boys in our family get involved. Kenny says it is just not the same putting ornament on someone else's tree. He wanted to come over and help put the ornaments he remembered as a kid. So this year I gave he 5 of the ornaments off of my tree to put on his own tree. They were ones his dad had given me over the years before he pasted away. Now he will have a little piece of his childhood memories on his tree every year. Once a child aways a child.

And Dusty, He loves everything to do with Christmas, the lights, smells, shopping, but most of all playing with the toys on Christmas morning...

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas card pictures......





Why do the boys HATE to have their pictures taken so bad!? I took about 150 pictures and this is the best of them......The last one is the one we are using for our Christmas cards....
I am blaming the goofing off of the boys on DUSTY, He is the king of face pulling when we are tring to take a picture.....And Chase loved it so much he cried pretty much the whole 15 mins it took to take 150 pictures...Anyway this is 5 of our 9 kids. These are the ones still living at home....

Monday, December 03, 2007

Who is that boy behind the Beard? Is it CHASE....


I have been trying to get all of my kids together to do pictures for our Christmas cards...What a joke! I have decided today is the day I am going to do them and who ever is here will be in the picture and the others....Well I am sorry, I can't wait forever kids...This picture might be what I use...I think it is cute..This is what happens kids when you don't show up for family pictures...More to come and boys your heads look really nice on Super Models. Hint Hint!!