Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My Cup Runneth Over

Here I am, at home all alone. Thinking about Christmas and New Year's and what January will inevitably bring. My dear brother Paul will be leaving on his mission to Independence, Missouri on January 13th. My homework isn't done. My room is a mess. I'm worried about driving in the snow tomorrow. My stomach hurts and I've had a headache for a week.
But I'm so lucky and so blessed. I have a wonderful family that loves me, I have a brother going to do the Lord's work for 2 years, I have another week to finish my homework, I have a nice cozy room to make messes in, we have a car to drive through the snow, and I have Tums and ibuprofen to keep me working properly.
So even though I'm sad and worried and already missing my brother, I have a lot to be thankful for. I get to spend New Year's with my brother one more time. My cup runneth over.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Ready For Christmas!

Hey everyone! This is my Beginning of Christmas post. I think Christmas is my most favorite time of year. I will now list the things I love about Christmas (in no particular order).
1. Watching the old animated Rudolph cartoons
2. Singing and playing Christmas songs with my mom
3. Drinking Sparkling Cider
4. Decorating the tree
5. Playing in the first snow
6. Drinking hot chocolate
7. Sledding on Christmas Eve
8. Looking forward to New Year's
9. Reading by the tree
10. Christmas PJ's
11. Taking pictures of exciting Christmas doings

This is a short list, but there are altogether too many things I love about Christmas to list them all. I love everything about Christmas. Even the cold. And speaking of taking Christmas-y pictures...

Consider the halls decked.

Lights in the dark

I like how you can see the tree through the window

What a cute, Christmas flavored house!

Wade, with a reindeer biting his nose

This pictures just makes me laugh

A special bum shot for Mel. :)

Contemplating the true meaning of Christmas...

Putting the star on top!

This sock on the tree was just too funny

A mommy and her son

And finally, the mouse we discovered under the kitchen sink. This is one thing I don't love so much about Christmastime. All the mice come in the house. Ah well.

So there you have it. Many things that I love about Christmas, all in one bite-sized post! Merry Christmas!


Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Munchies

This is a Thanksgiving post. It is chock full of pictures (which took me forever to get on here) and should take you a long time to get through. I spent the weekend at my Grandparent's with a lot of my family, and we had a fantastic time playing card games, eating pie, and taking tons of pictures. ;) So, I hope you have a safe voyage through this picture-ful post!

Paul and his Jana

Paul nuzzles a cute baby

Every time Paul pulled his sad face, Jana would start to cry. SO cute!


Little monkey man cousin of mine

I have never seen a baby eat a single cookie so messily.

What a cutie pie

Hair by Paul

He licked her head.

But she seemed to enjoy it!

Come here, honey!

Wyatt decided I needed a kiss. :)

This picture makes me laugh SO hard!

Jana and Paul are best buddies

This is one of my favorites

Hey James boy!

Have a drink, James...

Matt and his little guy

A daddy and his babies

I loves James' upside down smiling


Yay, you made it! I sincerely hope you enjoyed looking through these pictures as much as I did. I am blessed to have such a wonderful family who love me and let me take pictures of our craziness together. I couldn't have handpicked them better myself! I love you guys!
Happy Thanksgiving!


P.S. Since it's officially the day after Thanksgiving, I feel no guilt in this Christmas background. Also I'm okay to help put up Christmas decorations. WAHOO!

Monday, November 9, 2009

I've decided to stop being lazy!

So. I'm finally gonna get to work on this blog. Today, I went and played with my Mom. We went to our neighbor's house and got some SUPER cute hats and headbands that she makes herself. We don't have all of them yet, though, so I'll put pictures when we have them. Also, I got new sweats today. I like them. They're comfy. Hmm. I'm tired. Let's see if I can make some pictures work. Shazam!!

This is my cute brother on his cute bike

This is at Lagoon. I really like this sign.

So....yeah! Let's see how this goes :S

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Kate is Great

I am the greatest girl in the world. My mom is freakin' AWESOME. The End.