Thursday, December 31, 2009



Happy Birthday, Lexi

Yes, can you believe it another birthday this week. What a way to finish out the year, Lexi's birthday. Today is Lexi's 6th birthday!!!

Lexi is in all-day Kindergartner. She LOVES it. Lexi is a detail person. Once she makes up her mind---good luck changing it. Lexi is always on the move. She loves to ride bike. Today we are taking her and Lyndsi to Build-a-Bear.

Happy Birthday, Lexi!!!!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Happy Birthday, Lyndsi

Today, is Lyndsi's 8th Birthday!!

Lyndsi is in the 2nd grade. She likes playing with her Webkinz, reading and watching old TV shows. She also likes dancing to Michael Jackson music.

Lyndsi is very excited about her birthday. We are planning just a small celebration at home tonight. However, she has been begging for McDonald's--we might have to really celebrate big and venture to the Big Golden Arches!!

Happy Birthday, Lyndsi!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Happy Birthday, Stacey

Today is my OLDER brother, Stacey's 40th birthday!!! I have learned many things from him. One of the latest things he has taught me---Never do this--with a camera in the room.

Because your sister with the blog--will post it!!! He may be older--but I am not sure about WISER!!

Happy 40th Birthday, Stacey!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

It's Christmas time

Hope that everyone is having a great season. We are very THANKFUL to have already had 2 Christmas gatherings. We have had Christmas with both sets of my Grandparents.

Grandpa and Grandma Stucky, who are both 90 and live at the retirement home.Grandpa and Grandma Gerber, both 85--still living at home.

Both parties were lots of fun. We opened gifts, played games and caught up with cousins.

Opened more presents--Lyndsi and Lexi got their own camera. Maybe over Christmas break they will be guest bloggers.
While we were waiting for Ubby's turn to open gifts we took our picture.We've played BINGO and had exchanges--Oh what fun we are having. We have really enjoyed spending time with family. Looking forward to more time with our immediate family.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas card

Here is our Christmas card--some of you received it in the mail. To my blogging buddies, the faithful commenters, I was going to add you to our list; however, I just decided to post it for you and the non-commenters.

Yes, we went the cheap-o route with the 4X 6 postcard. Did you know that you can mail a 4 X 6 print?

I did add a piece of card stock to the back to make it a little sturdier. And, of course, I just had to stamp it? (I just couldn't send it out all white and plain.) As you can see we spent one Sunday evening recently signing our names. It is a tradition I enjoy. I am not sure why--the boys complain and see how quickly they can finish. It takes Lyndsi and Lexi a little longer--but they get the job done.

So Merry Christmas from our home to yours.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Just in time

Yesterday, as I was heading out the driveway on one of the many adventures out. I stopped to pick up our mail. Yes, you find the newspaper, a bill and a couple Christmas cards. It is always good to hear from our friends and family. As a read the cards, this poem was on the front of one of them.

Keep Christ in Christmas
By Helen Steiner Rice
If we keep Christ in Christmas,
He will keep us every day.
And when we are in his keeping
and we follow in His way,
All our little, earthly sorrows,
all our worries and our cares
Seem lifted from our shoulders
When we go to God in prayer.

What a great reminder and it arrived in the middle of my crazy day. I hope you enjoyed that too. Have a great day.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Making a list . . checkin it twice

My homepage tells me this morning that there are 10 days til Christmas!!!!! That is why I am making a list and checking it twice. My goal this year is not to be wrapping presents the day of the party. Now I do reserve the right to wrap the presents that are still on my craft table, not yet completed, minutes before the party. The goal is to wrap all the presents that have been store bought before, Friday at 3:30 p.m. when the bus drops off

these five smiling, over-sugared (parties on Friday) children. So we will be able to do fun things together instead of them (the little ones) doing bad things while Mommy is shut up in her bedroom wrapping Christmas gifts.

So back to my list:

Teacher gifts/bus driver gift: (Just a note: if time allows later in the week I will show you what is in the bags for our teachers.)

Check---they went to school yesterday.

Christmas postcards: (will post it later for all of you)

Check--they are heading to the Post Office this morning!!!!

Let's see now next on my list--a trip to the grocery store!! Then home for lunch-then off to school for a Christmas program. Back home to make supper and greet children--back to school to pick up Logan--back home to feed the children and then back to school for the second music program of the day.

Well today sounds pretty relaxing. (ha ha) This is our CRAZY day this week!!! Hope your day isn't as crazy as ours and hopefully not CRAZIER!!!

I must get going now if I am planning on checking anything else off of our list today!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Yes, we are still here--busy getting ready for Christmas. This morning I was thinking I should really blog--but what should I blog? I could blog some of the fun craft things I've been working on, or---I had it I was going to blog about everything that had gone wrong today--and it is only 8:15 AM.
Then as I start to look for the camera--one of my favorite Bible verses came to me:
And when the people complained, it displeased the Lord:
Numbers 11:1
It is so easy for me to complain about things--that verse always make me think. Seriously, what do I really have to complain about, so things aren't going like I had planned. They will probably turn out better than I had planned.
Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. Psalm 106:1

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

More stockings hung

This time the stocking were not hung by the chimney with care.

They were hung on our front door. These were made from a cute little kit I got by Moda. (One of my favorite places to visit on the web: ). Well there are many more things on my to do list for today. I see on my home page that there are just 24 days til Christmas--I better get moving lots to do.

Have a great day.