Tuesday, November 25, 2008

You've been tagged!

1) Wrapping paper or gift bags?
I use both. Depending on the gift.

2) Real tree or artificial?
Since we have been married we always have gotten real tree's. It's so fun to let the kids go and help pick one out.

3)When do you put up your tree?
The day after Thanksgiving.

4)When do you take down your tree?
If I had my way I would day it down the day after Christmas. But we wait after new years.

5)Do you like egg nog?

6)favorite gift recieved as a child?
It's a tie between teddy roxspin and the original nintendo

7)Hardest person to buy for?
My father in law

8)Easiest person to shop for?
Noah, bc he is the youngest.

9)Do you have a nativity scene?
No, but I plan on buying one after christmas sales.

10)mail or email christmas cards?

11)worst christmas gift ever recieved?
When I was in the 9th grade I wanted one of those brown leather jackets that were really popular but instead my grandmother bought me this black leather jacket that had buckles and chain all over it. Needless to say I didn't wear it and she took it back and I still did not get my brown leather jacket ;o(

12)Favorite christmas movie?
The polar express

13)When do you start shopping for christmas?
on black friday

14)Have you ever recylced a a christmas gift?

15) Favorite thing to eat at christmas?

16)Favorite christmas song?
silent night

17)Travel at christmas or stay home?
We do both.

18)open the presents on christmas eve or morning?
We let the kids open up one gift on christmas eve.

19)most annoying thing about this time of year.

20)Favorite ornament theme or color?
my grandmother left me 24 karat gold christmas ornaments when she died. And have used them the last 6 years but this year I may get new ornaments so the gold ones wont keep getting messed up with little hands all over the place.

21)What do you want for christmas this year?
Spend time with family and my in-laws that are coming from north carolina!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

October/November Birthdays

This time of year is very hectic. We had Christians 10th birthday in October and Logans 4th birthday 2 weeks ago and Just had Jordans 7th birthday this past saturday. Here are some pics to share!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

my year

You Belong in 1986
Wild, over the top, and just a little bit cheesy. You're colorful at night - and successful during the day.
Year Do You Belong In?

Friday, November 14, 2008

Answered Prayers!!!!

My mom called me this morning and said that yesterday she went for a second opionion and more detailed testing. She does have a spot on her lung but it's non-maligment, which means, No cancer!!!!! I was very excited to hear such good news. And I want to thank all of you who expressed concern about my mom. And thankyou for all your prayers and ya'll mean the world to me and I'm very lucky to have a ward family like you guys!!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

A sad day

This evening I got a phone call from my sister Savannah. Before I ever answered the phone something didn't feel right I just knew something was bad. I'm not sure if it was because the last time she called was to tell my my grandmother died, but anyways, I answered... And she said Mom has cancer.. I didn't say anything. I didnt know how. It just took me back to when I was ten. My mom had uterus cancer 19 years ago. She was in stage 5. The tumor on her uterus was the size of a baseball. They found it when she was giving birth to my youngest sister Savannah.
But although she was stage 5 of this nasty cancer she beat it. Has been in remission for I don't know how long... So now It starts all over with Lung cancer. I just feel so useless, sad, mad all off the above. She has already said that she is not doing Chemo thearpy this time. She said she done it once and is not doing it again. And feels that when it's her time to go she is going without a fight. It's so hard to even think of this and I can't imagine how she feels but she is in very good spirits. probally because im a blubberring mess for the both of us. But it's just so hard when it's your mom. And I just feel so horrible for my sister that is only 18 years old.
Hopefully we can all get threw this and see what tomorrow brings!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Words from my mother in law

Well like most you of I stayed up last night watching the election and hoping and praying that Mccain would pull threw but all along I just knew that Obama would win and my worst night mares came true... He won ;o( . I just sat on my couch in disbelief and just really quiet for a moment and then I had to call the one person that I am really close to and give her the news I knew she was asleep but I didn't care. My mother in law... So indeed I did wake her up and gave her the news. She said that she wasn't surprized but she also told me that this is the signs of the times and from here on out she believes that things are going to go down hill from here and urging me to get our food storage squared away, pray with your family, Do all the things that the lord wants you to do and most of all Hold your family tight and don't let go..
So I just wanted to share this message with all of you guys and pray that we will pull threw the next 4 years.....