Friday, December 30, 2011


Changed my blog's look again.  If you know about my recently acquired color shouldn't be surprised. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

faded from the winter

after 5 days of celebrating, we are all tired and worn out.  we are staying home today to play with new toys, clean, and undecorate the house.  we may have to go out to find some food later.  and of course, we have to call someone to get our garage door fixed...yea.  i hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  Scout's was awesome.  he met his uncle j and was introduced to fudge, pretzels, and curious george.  we got him a curious george doll and he loves it.  it had to go everywhere with us once he opened it Christmas eve night and he sleeps with it. my aunt had no idea about the doll and she got him a curious george dvd!  when bean and i were shopping on monday, i found a curious george ornament on sale.  so, i guess this was the Christmas of curious george! 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Home for the Season

Scout and Bean!

he loves his musical santa at gram's

opening his birthday gift from aunt bean and uncle j
yeah, we've been a little busy around here.  the week we get out for Christmas is always crazy.  since we get out k-dogg and i went to his office Christmas party and my mom and i went to the ballet to see peter pan.  it was awesome!  peter pan is my favorite disney movie and i love the movie, finding neverland.  one of my old students, her little sister, and their dad were all in the ballet.  leslie was gorgeous as a mermaid and indian maiden, i wish i could flip and tumble like becca, and their dad was hilarious as a pirate!  since then, we've been getting ready for my sister to come home for Christmas!  they got in late thursday night.  Scout waited as long as he could, but he finally fell asleep on my mom.  he woke up and saw bean when we were getting ready to take him home, but he was not really awake and very confused.  he got to spend all afternoon with her yesterday and finally met uncle j.  first impression did not go well!  Scout burst into tears when j tried to pick him up, but he was also tired and had a dirty diaper!  he warmed up later when they played with his ball drop toy and uncle j taught him (kinda) to pull his finger...must be an uncle thing!  k-dogg and i opened presents from each other this morning because we may not get another chance!  Scout loved the box his daddy's present came in.  when he wakes up from his nap, we're headed back to gram and poppa's for really good snacks, presents, and hanging out with aunt bean and uncle j.  then we're all going to Christmas Eve service at church.  i had to make a list last night of everything we'd need for today and tonight so Scout will have all the right clothes, diapers, toys, and gifts without having to come back to the house a hundred times this afternoon!  

i'm sure there will be MANY more pictures after this weekend!  Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Do you know the muffin man?

Well, in this case, muffin woman. I made 30 muffins last night for work...29 of them made it there, k-dogg had to test them for me. They were all gone by 10:30! And everything I was supposed to take to my mom's for Scout made it there. My kids did a really good job with the food drive. We beat our goal! We should find out tomorrow which class got the most. Scout had his one year checkup this afternoon. The doctor saw him before I got there. Everything looked good. He had to get 5 shots...all in his legs! Ouch! I don't even know what all he got, other than his flu shot. His MDO class has a little Happy Birthday, Jesus! party tomorrow! So cute! He has gifts for all the little girls in his class, he's the only boy, and his teachers. I hope he feels ok. Right now, I'll just be thrilled if he sleeps all night. He had us awake at 4:15 this morning, by the time he went back to sleep without was time to get up! Teething is not fun for anyone!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Too tired to think of a song that fits...and no, the tree's not up!

Sundays should not be this tiring and stressful. Church and youth committee meeting til almost 2. They were fine. Then had to go to brookshires, which I always dread, to buy canned food for the food drive and muffin mix to make muffins for work tomorrow. The problem. My kids are really into this food drive thing and working really hard, that's great! The muffins are because my coworkers came up with the idea to have to 12 Days of Breakfast for the 12 school days before we get out. Sounds good, but every day people gripe and whine about how nothing is on their diet, it's not easy for me to get food to work, and I came home sick Thursday morning from something I ate at breakfast! Falalalalalalalala! Brookshires was crazy, I got in what looked like a short line, only two people ahead of me, and the man right ahead of me didn't have much. The girl in front of him was someone I went to school with. She actually paid with a check. Im not sure the girl checking had ever even seen a paper check before. She had to have someone look at it to make sure she copied all the info right! Then, they switched checkers on us and stopped to change out the cash drawer. Shouldn't they have closed the lane, made her finish the customers already in line, and THEN switched??? And since when do you put 10 cans in one plastic bag and make the customer carry it out? I would've done it anyway, but what are all those boys standing around for if they're not doing anything? So, I finally got home, and 5 hours later, I'm taking a break. Ironing, laundry, muffins, cleaning, changing sheets and hunting for pacis. And more than one dirty diaper! All with Scout having a fit if he can't see me every second he's awake because he's teething and doesn't feel good...and K-dogg asking me to bring him a gummy worm every time I get up or freaking out over Scout gettin in to something! Yes, nice, relaxing Sunday...for someone else, hopefully! For now, I'm going to go see if I can take a hot shower and go to bed early. Scout has his one-year checkup tomorrow, and I hate him getting shots even more than he does. Thank you for letting me vent!

Monday, December 5, 2011

manic monday

birthday celebrating overload!  did not want to go to work today.  didn't sleep well at all because of all the stuff in our bedroom from Christmas decorations and when we "cleaned" the house for Scout's party!  plus, it was so cold and wet students were insane!  so happy to get home with my birthday crew.  yesterday, Scout slept ALL afternoon after church, was up about 3 hours, and then went to bed.  in between, we tried to get a family picture on his actual first birthday.  i think the only pictures of all three of us together are in the hospital when he was a day old, in edom for Gram's birthday in april, and at his dedication in may!  after seeing these two pics, i know why!  still happy to have a picture with my birthday guys!

 i think i could sleep til Christmas and be just fine...or at least til Wednesday!

Sunday, December 4, 2011


hanging out with Gram after everyone else left

Figuring out the present thing

he was tired before the party started...he went to the IMPACT missions fair at church

101 Dalmatians

1 year old!

i LOVE this kid!

Scout and Poppa

he liked the bows

once he opened the alphabet train from K-dogg's aunt, he was done!

Scout and Scout

first time to eat cake!

he started sharing food this week

Scout loves his Gram when no one else is around!

Scout's birthday is actually today, but we partied yesterday.  That kid cleaned up, and in 3 weeks he'll do it again.  He had fun at his party.  He loved his cupcake and being the center of attention.  We're not done celebrating...K-dogg will be 31 tomorrow!  Yes, December is a little crazy around here...Scout's birthday, K-dogg's birthday, our anniversary, and Christmas.  Hope I survive this year after year!  I can't wait til he's old enough to understand all of this craziness!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

happy birthday

We had Scout's first birthday party this afternoon.  I'll post more later...but I had to get my favorite picture on here.  This is Scout and Poppa facetiming with his Aunt Bean!  She got to see him eating his cupcake and he actually said "bye!" to her while she was sitting the a Starbucks parking lot out in California! 

Friday, December 2, 2011

fur elise

one of my favorite scenes from "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

Schroeder: This is the music I've selected for the Christmas play.
[Schroeder plays Fur Elise]
Lucy Van Pelt: What kind of Christmas music is *that*?
Schroeder: Beethoven Christmas music.
Lucy Van Pelt: What has Beethoven got to do with Christmas? Everyone talks about how "great" Beethoven was. Beethoven wasn't so great.
[Schroeder stops playing]
Schroeder: What do you mean Beethoven wasn't so great?
Lucy Van Pelt: He never got his picture on bubblegum cards, did he? Have you ever seen his picture on a bubblegum card? Hmmm? How can you say someone is great who's never had his picture on bubblegum cards?
Schroeder: Good grief.


my favorite Christmas show.  i didn't ever think of myself as a big Peanuts fan, but i think i always have been.  i had Snoopy toys when i was a kid, Scout's bathroom is decorated with a Peanuts shower curtain and huge poster, and more than one person has even said that Scout looks like Linus and Rerun!