Roy, Sheena, D, K, A, C and L

Roy, Sheena, D, K, A, C and L

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

If you want to smile...or not.

I got this link from Sue at Navel Gazing...
The Brokers with Hands on Their Faces Blog
It is humorous. Unless, of course, one of those pictured is your broker. Then, I'm so sorry.
Go ahead and scroll through the pages, there are only about 4 or 5. Happy investing!

Christmas Tree Hunting

Friday, we went searching for the perfect Christmas tree. We went to a place near our house called Thornton's Treeland. It is a tree farm. We were able to go on a hay ride and pet some farm animals. My own little animals really love to see/pet/feed the animals. Then we walked around looking for the perfect tree. There were a couple different variety. We selected a Douglas Fir. It certainly looks perfect. I must say that whoever strung those lights did an awesome job, *pat*pat* thankyouverymuch.
Unfortunately, I did not remember to take my camera to the tree farm. This means I did not get pictures of D pulling the tree cart like a pioneer handcart while K pushed from behind. I did not get pictures of D bumping along on the hay ride or K bundled on her daddy's lap. I did not get pictures of the kids trying to pet/feed the goats, donkey, sheep or llama. I did not get picture of them wandering around a miniature forest looking at different trees. I really wanted to kick myself for not getting all those pictures to record the really fun time we had as a family. *Sigh*
After the tree farm, we had a family surprise. D has been talking nonstop about the train that will be under his Christmas tree. So we invested in this charming little Christmas train.
It's very festive, don't you think?
Unfortunately we had to take the first one back to the store. D kept saying, "I'm sad because the engine light doesn't work and the bulldozer car doesn't have it's wheel." Luckily, Sears had another one so we were able to bring it right home and get down to the business of playing with it.
Roy was certain that the toys on the back were designed to come off so you could play with them. He kept saying, "I know they are meant to come off." That's probably why he had to unscrew them, then take them out in the garage and drill out the rivets that were holding the trucks on the train cars. Yup. Definitely designed for easy removal. Even a child could do it. A very big child.
Anyway, now our tree is all decorated. Our house smells wonderfully of pine/fir tree. D has been spending countless hours watching the train go around and around and backwards and around again. K has been a general nuisance knocking train cars off the track like the baby-zilla she is. Roy and D have been scooping up pine needles with the front end loader and depositing them in the dump truck for removal. It has been a very busy weekend indeed.

Monday, November 17, 2008


Here is K's 'new' dresser. We sanded, painted, sanded again and painted. Now I'm trying to decide if I want to add the decorations I bought for it or not. That's where I want your help. Please comment and tell me if you think I should add the little decorations or just leave it alone.

Saturday, November 8, 2008


So a long time ago my friend Wendy tagged me. I didn't forget, I just put it off.

8 TV Shows
um....I don't really watch much TV so I'll tell you the *cough*2*cough* I follow
Eli Stone
lately I've seen a couple of episodes of America's Next Top Model because Roy is at scouts and I get the kids to bed so I actually have an hour to vegg. Too bad Tyra annoys me.

8 Things I did yesterday
made cookies
drove way too far to buy a Christmas gift
went to baby story time at the library
read a magazine
took a nap
called my mom
ate too much cookie dough
hung out with 12 year old scouts

8 Things I look forward to
flying to visit family
getting new family pictures
getting our family albums up to date
my kids going to bed
snuggling my babies (D&K)
being debt free
getting a house

8 Favorite Restaurants
Red Robin
Outback Steak House
Grandee's Ice Cream
Olive Garden

8 Things on my wish list
rocking chair
Magic Bullet
patience, faith, charity
world peace

8 people I tag
(yes I did two Mel's on purpose)
Okay, I don 't know of 8 people who actually read my anyone else (Mandi--I know you read this now...)