Friday, November 27, 2009


We finally made it back from black friday shopping. We got some really good deals. There were still a lot of people around but it didn't seem quite so crazy this year. Either they had better checkout line formats, or there really weren't as many people, or we just got lucky. Kohl's is where we went first because their line is usually really long and takes forever to get through. However, this year we didn't have to wait at all. We weren't there right when they opened, so it could be one or the other, or a little of all 3... not as many people, more checkout lanes, getting there a little bit later. We'll never know. We thought we were going to have to wait in a long line at Shopko, but we went to the Jewelry section instead and they rang us up right away instead of waiting in the long line.

Both TJ and I went shopping which means the boys went too! They were actually SUPER good, didn't complain or whine or anything. They thought it was fun! :)

We are almost done with our Christmas shopping. So that is a plus! I think I only have to get Dana's gift, and one more thing for Monkey.

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving Project

We made these Thanksgiving crafts today. Check them closely and read what the boys said they were thankful for. Some are funny. :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sweet Potatos and Garbage Disposal don't mix

We've been getting the newspaper for the last couple weeks and TJ saw this sweet potato recipe that he wanted to try. I'm not really a fan of sweet potatoes, so he took it upon himself to try it. Well he told my mom that he wanted to bring it to Thanksgiving so he made a batch today to make sure it really is good. It actually turned out pretty good. I mean, I tried it and it's ok. Which is an AWESOME review from me anyway since I'm not a fan originally. It really almost tasted like pumpkin pie. I think I would eat more of it. Anyway, TJ used real sweet potatoes so he peeled them and put the peelings down the garbage disposal. Don't do that by the way. He clogged it pretty good and a bunch of water backed up in the sink. His first response was we'll have to call a plumber in the morning. I said, yeah right. So I got down there and started pulling the piping apart to figure out where the clog was. I finally found it and pulled all the peeling junk out and now it works like new.
I said to him, I thought it was funny that his first response is call a plumber and my first response is get down there and figure it out. Oh well, I guess that's just how we roll here.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

If you thought the Snuggie was's something worse

So call me crazy but I was being lazy one afternoon while the boys were napping so I was watched TV. There was nothing on, so I ended up watching iCarly. They played this infomercial making fun of the snuggie and I thought it was hilarious! You have to check it out. ;)

New Furniture

I'm finally posting the picture of the new furniture. The other furniture is down stairs.

When we got new furniture I said I for sure wanted something that was a funky pattern. And this just stuck out and matched the couches we liked. It's not as funky as some of the others. More like a subtle funky. :)

This is a Chair and a half. it is great. TJ and I can both sit in it comfortably. Or the boys and I can sit in it comfortably and read a book. This is the favorite. Most sat it so far. :)

The couch is just as comfy, and awesome because it is so long. TJ sat up with his legs on the couch and there was still room for me to sit down without his legs on top of me. :)

Last night Bear was watching a movie. He had a pillow on him instead of a blanket to warm him up. I put the blanket on top of him too. He's a big blob with a little head.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Chia Obama

I saw this on TV and I thought it was a joke. I watched the whole thing and realized it was all to serious.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

From Bear

The other day Bear was doing something and he was proud of himself.
He said, "I want to show this to God. Mom can you drive me to God's house so I can show him this?!"

And I can't remember if I posted this before or not, but it's along the same lines. We went out to eat for pizza. When we left the restaurant Bear asked what that place is called. I said, Godfather's Pizza. So quickly he responded, "Oh, is God there?"

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

too funny

Last night we were sitting at the dinner table.  Bear was staring off into space, so TJ decided to reach his hand forward towards him and say BOO, really loud.  Bear jumped of course, but the funny part is one second after that Monkey decided to copy TJ and reached his hand out and yelled BOO right in TJ's face, and TJ jumped!!! Maybe you had to be there, but it was hilarious. TJ was so focused on laughing at Bear jump that he didn't foresee Monkey copying him (even though he does it all the time) and Monkey actually scared him. ha ha ha.....

Then after that Monkey thought it was so funny, so he kept doing it over and over and over.... TJ said, stop it already. That made it funnier for me because TJ thinks he's so funny, but apparently HE doesn't think it's funny when someone else is doing the same thing. Interesting how the ball turned around on him.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Lazy Day

Today we had nothing on the Calendar. Amazing! There's usually something we have to run out for, or something to get accomplished at home. Well... there's always laundry(which I should go switch) and dishes, and cooking, etc. But nothing real major today. So we just chilled at home. It's been nice. But I can tell the boys are on to us/me and my want/need/desire to always be doing something, or hosting something. ;) Monkey has been asking to do things lately... like have friends over, or go to a friends house, and today Bear asked if we could go somewhere, like to a store or something. Gotta love it!!! They are more and more like us every day! ;)

I've been going through pictures today, and I was looking at the pictures from May and June when the boys first came here. Man that seems like such a long time ago. It just seems like we've done so much already, and as though they've grown so much already compared to the pictures from their first arrival! Crazy how the time flies.

Here's a little then and now for ya....

(THEN) First alone time with us.... May 2009

(NOW) Only 5 1/2 months later but seems so much longer.

Saturday, November 7, 2009


As you go along in life don't you usually upgrade? Well we downgraded today. We had a nice big entertainment center and decided to downgrade to something much smaller. I really like it alot, and I have a whole nother corner to my house that I've not seen for 4 years! YAY! The only problem is that the big entertainment center held many more purposes than the TV.... like all our movies, gaither dvd's, the Wii, my willowtree nativity set and some other decorations. So now I have to figure out where to go with all those. Not sure what to do. I might have to but one of those deep shelves to put on the wall for the nativity... beings I leave that out all year! :)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Buckle Up! (if you can)

In our Taurus the seat belt for the driver has had issues for a while. Nothing major really just that the sensor wouldn't recognize that you were buckled so it would always give that reminder beeping to buckle up every 5 minutes as long as the car was on. I'm used to it, and forget about it until a new person rides in my car with me and asks what that is. Ha ha ha.
Well that seatbelt also had a little trick. It was hard to buckle, so you had to push the button before you could latch it together. While Dana was using it I guess she figured it out, but during that time Dana had to use Nicole's van to get Lyle home, so Nicole was then using it and she couldn't figure it out. :) She was over here the day that Dana and her switched van/car so when she was going to leave she sat out there forever, and I thought why is she still sitting in the driveway. Well a few minutes later she comes in and says... I can not get the seat belt to work. What is the trick. So I went in and told her the trick and showed her but something is wrong with it for good not. The button won't push in at all to do the little trick before buckling up. I said, well it worked before. :) I'm going to blame Dana for breaking it because she doesn't read my blog! Ha ha ha ha

So to be able to buckle up and be on the safe side of the law you have to buckle into the passenger side plug. Now the Taurus is no longer able to carry another person in the front seat. Great! I guess if someone wants to go with me, they have to drive!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Silly Pastor

Today at Church in light of "dressing up" Pastor wore these glasses around. At the end of the service he gave them to Bear. He thought that was awesome. He keeps picking them up and saying. These are silly. Pastor gave them to me.

He put them on the wrong way the first time and everyone laughed so that's how he likes to wear them now. :)

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