Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas gift giving 2011

Somehow I didn't end up with pictures of the apron I made my mom or the embroidery I did for my brother and his kids. Ugh and I need to take pictures of the kids aprons I made now that everything is open =) later hopefully.
I made an apron for both grandmas with all their grandkids names on them.
I made envelopes with felt to put all the Christmas presents in, yeah no wrapping next year.

Christmas Day

I have no idea how to even write this post or choose the pictures to put on here, I want everyone who got them gifts to see how excited they were for each item but there are 94 and I don't think many people want to see that amount of pictures, I will put a few of my favorite and for the day after Christmas I will show a couple of the items I made for others.

Christmas Eve

Whew what a fun day Christmas Eve was, we had the Christmas Eve service, on our walk in from the car Brock took a spill and because his hands were in his pockets he took a pretty good hit to the face, then because of how busy we have been and all he fell asleep during the service completely missing my favorite part, the candle light part. He couldn't figure out why we all had candles at the end when he woke up, poor guy. Later our dear friends J and A came for a visit, it's been way too long and we are always so happy to see them. Don and I were up late into the night setting up Christmas =)

Friday, December 23, 2011

And the last of Morgan's bday pictures

More of Morgan's birthday


Happy 12th Birthday Morgan! Can't believe we were blessed to welcome you to our family 12 years ago. I love your sweet and giving heart. Thanks for all your love and helpfulness! We love you to the moon and back!


Got the cake done and had a meeting with my pastor and his wife oh and came home to an awesomely decorated house.

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Same tune, different day. Ty and I headed to the jeweler today because one of the stones on my ring was loose so dropped that off and then took Ty down to a local toy store and a few other places "looking" it was great to get out the house with him. He's such a great kid, so different from the others, laid back and kind of a free spirit, reminds me of me when I was younger, hmmm maybe an example I should follow?! =) Again with the no pictures, but don't worry I am sure you will be bombarded by them this weekend ha.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Hmmmm, not much to report again. Hope Wednesday has something more exciting.


Maybe this every day thing isn't gonna work, we'll see, I can't seem to keep up. Monday we did the usual daycare, getting sick, spreading germs and all around good time =) Watched a little King Korn documentary and also No Impact Man. Good for us environmentally friendly people but man I feel like I could not go without power, I am way too high maintenance for that =)

Monday, December 19, 2011


The tree is up and decorated and the Christmas program is finished, woohoo! The program went great, the kids are thinking of trying out to be in the production next year but we'll see. We spent the entire morning at church and the rest of the day thankfully just laying around the house, it was nice to relax and decorate the tree. It looks beautiful, the kids did a great job.


Kids had their final rehearsal for the childrens program in the morning and then the six of us headed to Eugene to hang out with some friends we haven't seen in a while. I am ashamed to say I didn't take any pictures but one funny thing was the adults were sitting in the living room eating dinner while all eight of our kids sat around the dinner table eating and it wasn't phasing any of us that the noise level was near making your ears ring. My thought was I was proud of how well they were all behaving and then we all laughed at how differently we take things being that both families have four kids we are used to noise a little chaos compared to those with a couple less children. Anyhow, thanks Isaacsons for letting us come hang out, we should do it more often.

Saturday, December 17, 2011


Busy Friday, had two of my daycare kids sick so with just the one I was able to get a lot of sewing done. Got all our gifts that will be shipped into homemade felt packages and out to the post office (Carriage House Plaza post office rocks by the way)  We also tried to go to the last night of Storybook Land but once arriving and seeing the millions (probably hundreds) of people in line we decided to head to the mall so they could see that Santa. The mall was surprisingly unbusy and the Santa had them all come together to talk to him which was so sweet to see, wish I could have taken a picture =(  For the most part finished up on our Christmas shopping thanks to Amazon!!!! Woke up Saturday morning to find that Don had put up our Christmas tree so I am sure I will post pictures of us putting on ornmaents in the Saturday post =) Sorry I am behind but hey not anymore hahaha


Uh oh got behind again sorry. Hmm, it was only two days ago but seems like a lifetime. I decided that I needed to refocus my stress so I started sewing envelopes or little bags with dog food fabric, weird but fun =) Don got to head out for a little guy time, I was glad he was able to talk to someone else besides me and get away from the normal hum-drum of our daily lives. The kids and I headed to the store for some special dessert and I realized it was the first time I had taken the kids out by myself in ages. I miss my alone time with all of them sometimes but not enough to give up what we have with Don being home.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The eyes have it


Today will be a double posting day. Tuesday was spent by me making wrench holders for Don's metric and standard wrenches. I used some old fabric and embroidered the sizes on each spot so he can know exactly where and what he has. I didn't take any pictures though, not a super exciting item. Ty finished up his Captain America shield which I will take pictures of later. It was a fairly uneventful day.

Monday, December 12, 2011


Hmmm, a day late oh well. We headed to church and had a good time. We have gone to the early traditional service two weekends in a row. Can't say that I am a huge fan of hymns but I love the people there. We had to greet two people older than us and one that was younger and Don and I didn't have anyone younger than us to greet. We were quite popular as the youngers though haha. The kids really enjoy the sunday school that they have during first service more than second so we do it for them. The preaching is the same both services so maybe we will meet some great grandma/grandpa type people through this. The two older kids went to the mennonite home with the choir and sang carols for people living there and we ended our evening watching a football game (So bummed for the cowboys, the last few seconds were super frustrating) and then the season finale of amazing race, also bummed that one of our favorite teams didn't win, also thankful our antenna lets us see regular network programming so well, and Brock finished his treehouse he's been working on all week. So cute. Don't know what super exciting things Monday will hold but I will share none the less =)Oh and after looking through pictures we also fingerpainted as you can see.

Don did a little painting on Cale with the spray snow

Saturday, December 10, 2011


Today the older kids had dress rehearsal for the Christmas program and we delivered the props, etc. Had to do some tweeking on the stuff I made which was no surprise but as always Don's products always impress! It was fun to hang out with the younger two kids today, it was much quieter =) Don spent a few hours this afternoon chatting with our pastor about our future, etc. I think it was good for him to have someone completely removed from our situation to listen and give helpful words. Oh and I realized last night that I don't get to sleep in until next year. Every day of the week I have daycare and then weekends the kids have to be at rehearsal on Saturday and then Sunday is church. My night owl personality doesn't let me fall asleep easily at night so I am tired. Good thing I can catch little cat naps during the day or it would SUCK! Still haven't put up the Christmas tree but I am nearing the end of one Christmas gift project for the kids, woohoo, they are going to be so excited =) Night all, wonder what boring thing I can think to write about tomorrow. Is anybody out there?

Friday, December 9, 2011


The major part of today has been taken up by a rather large Christmas prop in our garage. Don did an awesome job if I must say so myself.