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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Family Christmas'

Last weekend we headed down to the west (A.K.A. wet) side of the state to spend Christmas with family. Saturday we spent the day with the Washington Stenersen's and on Christmas Eve we had the West family Christmas. We came home on Christmas Day so haven't even had our Christmas yet, that will be on Saturday! My two youngest came down with colds and are miserable, I am hoping they feel better by Saturday so they can enjoy their gifts! I will share a few pictures before I go and rock my baby boy!

Konner Lee

Pretty in Pink! I forgot his cup and a bib so we had to borrow some.. :)

Jamen and Brandt waiting to open gifts

He is a whirlwind of activity..always grabbing everything!!

the boys

the girls
Cambree, Sabra, and Ariel sang for us..
our "baskets" for the exchange!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Hello, All

Wow, it has been so long since I actually posted I am not sure I remember how... We were without internet for a few months so that really didn't help matters at all. So really not sure what I am supposed to say!! I seem to be more busy with two little guys and always seem to run out of time in my day. I have been dreaming of starting a little side business of making goodies. It all started when I had offered to make some caramel apples for a friend... I made them and then decided to see if anybody was interested in buying any. It was a hit, so when I made my Christmas goodies I offered to sell some of those and made a little bit of money. I would like to get my food handlers lisence so I can broaden my customer base, So far it has just been family and friends! That along with my regular Christmas baking, shopping, and wrapping gifts has kept me quite busy. Not to mention a little fiery strawberry blonde 11 month old who cannot stay still for one minute. It's no wonder I feel like my life is crammed!

A few pictures of my creations:

The apple that started it all..

My goody towers

My chocolates

Not sure if anything will come of my "creations", but hey it is fun to dream and I enjoy doing it! Well... I will hopefully update soon, and I wish you all a Merry Christmas!! 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Merry Christmas from our home to yours!!

Our Family in Rhyme

It’s that time of year, family and friends
It’s Christmas and now I pick up my pen
To tell you all that we have done
Laughing, loving, growing, and who we’ve become

Tyrel, he is fifteen now
In the 10th grade and learning how
To spread his wings, fly across country alone
Driving a car, my how he has grown!

Kirsten, our only girl, is fourteen
Helps mom out with the babies, or to cook and clean
She loves to draw, read, and sketch
Someday she’ll make some guy, quite a catch!

Laban is twelve, soon to be thirteen
Will half our kids really be teens?
He is a good worker, steady and true
When you need help, you know he’ll do!

Shiloh James, at eleven
Is a blessing, straight from heaven
Looking out for his little brothers
For help with them, there is no other!

Brandt Matthew at two and a half
Always seems to make us laugh
With his imagination and play
A giggle and smile to brighten our day!

Konner, born in January, our baby boy
Brings to us so much joy
But watch out, for his hair has a touch of red
And when you make him mad, don’t forget what I said!

Now as for Tim and I, it’s been 16 years
We have come through many happy times and some tears
But each new day is a blessing from above
As we grow daily, more in love

Now as I close this little poem
Remember you are never alone
For the great God,  we serve and love
Is always with you sending  peace from above

And as this year draws to a close
I ask His blessing on all of those
Who are all our family and friends,
Of whom there seems to be no end!

(with family)