Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

Here is a picture of our lovely Christmas tree this year:

We decided this would be out last year using this tree. It isn't too pretty, it's kind of homely looking. We did about everything we could think of to spice it up. We even bought the silver "icicles" that people put on their tree long ago. We found out that if there is a lot of static in your house they don't want to stay on the tree. They get stuck to the wall and anything that passes by.

This is one of my favorite ornaments. I bought this ornament our the bookstore when I work. The lady that runs the bookstore can always find some of the neatest items.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The wonderful Christmas card photo

Every year we try to think of something to do for our Christmas card photo. Do people really want a picture of us? What do they do with those pictures after Christmas? I usually just use a picture of Trey since everyone wants to see him anyway. Well this year we decided to be "different". It was actually my husband's idea, he saw the idea in a magazine and it fits us perfect! For those of you that don't know, we, well my husband and son anyway, are dirt bike riders. So for our 2008 Christmas card.....................

May you find happy trails!
Mark, April & Trey

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Little Boys

I found this poem and fell in love:

Little Boys

Little boys come in all shapes and sizes,
Shy and adventurous, full of surprises,
With misshapen halos and mischievous grins,
Small dirty faces, and sweet, sticky chins.
They'll keep you so busy, and yet all the while
Nothing can brighten the world like their smile.
And no greater treasure has brought homes more joy
Than a curious, active and lovable boy!

I have to admit that when I found out I was pregnant I wanted a little girl. What mother wouldn't love to have a little girl to dress up? I found out I was having a little boy and was okay with that even though I really wanted that little girl.

Now that I have my little boy I wouldn't trade him for the world. He has given me more joy and love than I could have imagined. But I have one question.........why do they have to grow up so fast? I have added a few pictures from over the years.

The wonderful missing teeth picture:

Learning the hard way that walking with your arms inside your coat isn't a good idea. When you trip and fall on the sidewalk the only thing to stop you is your face:

Crazy hair after bath time picture:

So sweet when he is sleeping:

All dressed up and look how little he was standing next to Mark.

Growing up and going to band camp:

Now look at him, he keeps growing, I don't know what I am going to do! I am about 5 ft 6 in and had on heels in this picture. I have started taking food donations. I don't know where he puts it but the boy is about to eat us out of house and home! Of course I wouldn't trade any of it for the world!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Where Granny Go?

This is Ashton, he is my precious 20 month old nephew.

On Thanksgiving my mom (Granny) took some food to her friend that was home alone. It didn't take Ashton long to realize that Granny was missing. He would walk from the front door to the back door saying "Where did Granny go"? He said it over and over, it was so cute. When Granny finally returned Ashton was happy to see her. I don't think my mom minded getting the lovin that she did either.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Our Thanksgiving break didn't start off so well. Some low life scum decided to break into our barn, while we were sleeping, and steal my husband and son's dirt bikes. They didn't take anything else but the bikes and some straps to hold the bikes down. It makes me sick to think someone was that close to my house while we were at home and we didn't even hear them. It breaks my heart to know that they took my 13 year old son's bike and he doesn't understand why.

On Thanksgiving day Mark and I went to my parents house. Trey spent Thanksgiving with his dad. We had a good time with family and of course lots of good food. My mother makes the best stuffing ever! I didn't even eat much dessert so I could save room for stuffing. I tell you it's the best!

Mark knew that he needed to be ready for my nephew Koltin. For some reason Koltin loves his Uncle Mark. When Mark is around no one else matters to Koltin, it is very hard to tear them apart. I don't think Koltin left Mark's side the whole day. While the other kids were outside playing Koltin was sitting in Mark's lap having a grand ole time. Mark got a hold of my mom's camera and started taking pictures of them.

This next picture isn't as funny because you can't hear him laughing. This little boy has had a rough 5 years and to hear him laugh is music to my ears. His laugh always makes me smile.

I am thankful for my family and friends. I don't know what I would do without them.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

My family and I went to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra in the city. What? You don't know what Trans-Siberian Orchestra is?? You can go here to read about them or listen to some of their music.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra is a rockin Christmas show. They have lights, lights and more lights, oh and throw in a little bit of fire and snow. It was an awesome show! I can't wait until next year for another show. I wish I could post some pictures but no cameras were allowed.