Thursday, December 25, 2008

Post Christmas Blues

Siiiggghhhh....its over. Back to the real world ....a new year will begin...there will be no excuse for drinking eggnog or eating ungodly amounts of chocolate covered cherries, the store wont have out all the really cool, holidayed coffee creamers(peppermint mocha was my favorite this year), I cant threaten the boys with Santa watching them when they misbehave, no more 24 hour Christmas music on 101.9. Total Bummer.

We had a wonderful Christmas. We were so blessed, not only in gifts, but in valuable family time and hilarious memories and traditions that will be remembered for years.

I will post pics as soon as I get them.

P.S. I need to go on a diet. I ate my weight in tamales,chili, ham, queso, cookies, fudge, toffee, stuffed jalapenos, egg casserole, apple pie, name it....I ate it. =))))

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

My Favorite Day of the Year...Christmas Eve.

It is Laura's official favorite day of the year...Christmas Eve. I love the magic in the air, the way the kids cant sit still and keep on asking, "When will Santa get here?" and "How will he fit down the chimney?". It's a day to enjoy with your family, to eat, to laugh, to give, to receive and most of all, to celebrate His birth. I will always get chills when I hear "Silent Night" or "O Holy Night".

We're off to early church, then my late Memo's house to see my mom's side of the family and then to Melanie's house to hunker down and have some more family time. Mel, will you have the coffee ready for me since I will be up all night playing "Santa"? Tomorrow is the big morning!!!!

I wish everyone a blessed holiday and may your Christmas be a happy blending of sharing times, caring times and moments of love. I'll leave you with some pictures from Christmas 2007.

Friday, December 19, 2008

My Baby is 5

Our Landon Chase turned 5 years old on December 10. Like we all say..where did the time go? We are so proud of the sweet, caring little man he has become. He is very proud of his five-yearoldness....he has been declaring it to random people in the grocery store, gym ,all, etc.
We will be walking along, minding our own in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and Landon spots a person he sees as an open target and he will almost shout, "Hi, I'm Landon and I'm five. " It would be a great pickup line for most men, if they were as cute and it seems to be a hit with the older ladies. ;-)

Landon had a hunting themed party at our house. He was very excited to get a John Deere Gator for his birthday. The kids had a blast riding the Gator around, jumping in the jumpy castle and hitting the world's worst pinata rendition of a hunter man(that thing was kind of scary, see pictures attached)...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dont get me a penguin turtleneck for Christmas....

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?Wrapping paper, but I enjoy wrapping the first 3 presents and then I get really sloppy with it!!!

2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial, but someday when kids are older we will do a real tree

3. When do you put up the tree?Usually the Sunday after Thanksgiving

4. When do you take the tree down? I procrastinate, but I usually force myself on January 2, such a depressing task

5. Do you like eggnog? I would take a eggnog bath if I could.....;-)

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Man, so many, the Barbie Dream House, the Huffy Bike that rocked the pink and mint green color pattern

7. Hardest person to buy for? No doubts, all the men in my family.

8. Easiest person to buy for? Melanie

9. Do you have a nativity scene? a Snow Buddies one

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail them! It's always so exciting to go out to the mail box and get a card.

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?Hmmm, , I do remember getting a penguin turtleneck from my mom when I was like 8 and hated it. I even remember taking it back to Mervyn's with my mom.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Lampoons Christmas, the best!!!!!!

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? I was early this year, I started in early November

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?Don't think so

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Where do I start? Um, everything!!!!

16. Lights on the tree? clear

17. Favorite Christmas song?O Holy Night by Martina McBride or Silent Night

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay home, but one day, when the kids are older, I want to rent a cabin in Tahoe and have Christmas there!!! Wouldn't that be awesome!!!?

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donor, Blitzen, and Rudolph

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Star

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? All on Christmas Morning

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Nothing,except when it is like 75 degrees on Christmas day, I hate that!

23. Favorite ornament theme or color? Blue and Silver

Thursday, December 11, 2008

BZZZZZ...Busy Bee

Well, I haven't posted in awhile. We have just been really busy lately with Christmas around the corner and it seems everybody I'm related to has a birthday this month. Can we say the "PO House" after buying all these gifts, caz that is where we will be!!! haha!
Luke came down with RSV about 2 to 3 weeks ago, so that was a bit of a struggle to get him well again. They need to add to the list of symptoms of RSV: extreme hissy fits and irritation. He was a grump, but I couldn't blame him, I know he felt awful!! My poor Lukey...
Landon turned 5 this past Wednesday and well, I just cant believe it. I mean he is almost out of the toddler section!!! There is no 6T!!! 5T is it and then I will be a mommy who has to shop for her boy in the big boy section forever!!! Where has the time gone?!!! Was it really 5 years ago we brought home that long, skinny baby with the wrinkles on his forehead ? Was it really 5 years ago that I entered the world of extreme chaos, sleepless nights, spit up, and poopy diapers? What a journey! I wouldn't trade my worst days of poopy diapers for the days when I was free and childless.
I took the boys to see Santa today. What a Disaster!!! Luke is not down with the Man in Red, AT ALL! We managed to get a picture where Luke looks somewhat sane. I couldn't tell if he was terrified of Santa or just plain mad at him. He was giving Santa quite a fight. Landon was all about Santa, he hopped on his lap and started rattling off his Christmas list like he has been practicing it for months. It always an adventure with my boys!