Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Break

I know I haven't written much. I plan on doing better in the coming year. This Christmas Break has actually been a little quiet this year. Lynn has been taking the older kids to play Basketball at the Goldendale Middle School with our friend, Bob who coaches a 6th grade team. He has open gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the Christmas Break. On the other days of the week, Lynn has been taking them up to the church to play ball in the gym there. I am hoping that all this playing Basketball is improving their game. We will see in a week when they all have games.

For Christmas we gave Daniel and Jacob a Nintendo DSi and a couple of games. Benjamin got a Leap Frog Didj and Samuel got a Leap Frog Tag. All electronics. They like them all and have been using them quite a bit. We make them all exercise and do chores in order to earn their privilege of using these new electronics. I am hoping the Tag will help Samuel with reading and the Didj is actually teaching Benjamin his multiplication tables. I'm not sure Daniel and Jacob are learning anything except maybe cooperation and sharing. :)

Britni for the break has been sleeping in a lot and watching too much t.v. She always pulls out her homework but I'm not sure she has gotten much done. :)

This break would be perfect if I didn't have a cold with a nasty cough that only coughs at night when I want to sleep. Oh Well. I guess we just can't have it all, all the time. :)

I hope everyone else is having a great Christmas Break. Love ya all!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Grinch Unleashed

Grandpa let us borrow his Santa hat for the Christmas Party. Jacob just happens to have the perfect Grinch face. I wish the picture was better but I think you will get the picture. Jacob is such a fun kid!! I just love him!!


Benjamin at 7:00 a.m. this morning "Mom, can you make 22 cookies for my class party today?" Mom "Do you need to take cookies?" Benjamin "Well, yea."

So Mom makes brownies but they don't get done before he leaves for school. So Mom being such a great Mom, drives in heavy fog and icy roads to take brownies to his class.

Mom "Did Benjamin need to bring cookies today?" Teacher "No, we have lots of food but it's o.k. if he wanted to." Mom "Oh,Well here's the cookies."

Then Mom drives back home in heavy fog and icy roads back home. I imagine that I will have many more days likes these. Oh Vey!!

Have a Happy Holidays. Good thing today is the last day of school for the Christmas break!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Beautiful Day in December

I can't believe the weather. O.k. I know they are blaming everything on El Nino or El Nina or whatever but it really is crazy. Today we have sunshine and kind of warm for December. There was even a rainbow in the sky a few hours ago. I love the sunshiny days. They make me happy!! A happy Mommy makes for a Happy Family. That's what I always say.

I have all the Christmas baking done and hopefully tonight for family night we will deliver the majority of them. Then I just need to do some last minute shopping and I will be done with the Christmas presents and can enjoy the season.

The boys have a Basketball game tonight in Bickleton. Britni actually doesn't have a game until Friday. She will be traveling to Zillah. I really was hoping that the waiting up all night for her wouldn't start until she started dating. But that does not seem the case. Last Friday she had a game in Wahluke? and she did not get home until 11:45 p.m. That is a long night. Of course you just fall asleep and then she calls to be picked up. Then you start to fall asleep again and someone calls to make sure we have picked her up. Boy was that a long night. I just remember those days when she was a baby and kept us up all night long. Pacing the floors while she screamed. At least this is quieter but I really like my sleep. Welcome to Teenagerhood!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Our Christmas Letter

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Christmas is Coming the Goose is getting FAT!!!

Well, Christmas is almost here. I have been baking and making candy all week. I've been sampling lots too. I saw where Weight Watchers has changed their program. A friend of mine still goes and she is going to let me look at the new program book. It sounds like a good program. I lost 25 pounds on Weight Watchers a couple of years ago. I need to do something before I have to lose that much again. Maybe I will wait until after Christmas. I am still exercising which is good. But I haven't been walking the dogs as much. The little dog who is a people dog is running away and not caring about the shock of the dog fence. She needs the exercise for her energy level and her people time I guess.

Anyway, I am just rambling. My boys won their Basketball game last night. It's fun to watch and cheer for them. Britni has an away game today and a home game tomorrow. I hope everyone has a great day. I'll be posting our Christmas letter here also.

Love to everyone. :)

Friday, December 3, 2010


I have had a cold all week. Started with a sore throat on Sunday and has progressed to really yucky yesterday. As I was getting my lunch yesterday, I realized that I have certain Comfort Food that I always go to when I am sick or depressed. Breakfast is Hot Cocoa and toast or english muffin and lunch is Grilled Cheese and Chicken noodle soup. Of course a little piece of chocolate afterwards doesn't hurt either.

Then I got to thinking when I am stressed the comfort is chocolate always. When I am bored it is salty popcorn, chips, pretzels. No wonder I have gained 10 pounds in the passed 3 months.

Now that I have recognized this, I need to PULL MYSELF TOGETHER.(what movie is that from? actually phrase is Pull yourself together) I need to get on the stick and do something about it. I hope that writing this in my blog will help with that.

I hope everyone has a super day. Feeling much better today. Need to go run some errands now. Love to you all.