Friday, January 29, 2010

THIS makes me giggle!

To Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity
1.. At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and point a Hair Dryer At Passing Cars. See If They Slow Down.
2. Page Yourself Over The Intercom. Don't Disguise Your Voice!
3. Every Time Someone Asks You To Do Something, ask If They Want Fries with that.
4. Put Decaf In The Coffee Maker For 3 Weeks . Once Everyone has Gotten Over Their Caffeine Addictions, Switch to Espresso..
5. In the Memo Field Of All Your Checks, Write ' For Marijuana.
6. Skip down the hall Rather Than Walk and see how many looks you get.
7. Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.
8. Specify That Your Drive-through Order Is 'To Go'.
9. Sing Along At The Opera.
10. Five Days In Advance, Tell Your Friends You Can't Attend Their Party Because You have a headache.
11. When The Money Comes Out The ATM, Scream 'I Won! I Won!'
12. When Leaving the Zoo, Start Running towards the Parking lot, Yelling 'Run For Your Lives! They're Loose!'
13. Tell Your Children Over Dinner, 'Due To The Economy, We Are Going To Have To Let One Of You Go.' And The Final Way To Keep A Healthy Level Of Insanity
Send This E-mail To Someone To Make Them Smile.
It's Called...THERAPY

I especially like number 11 and 14...can't you just imagine it:)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Emma's birthday pics!

Check out Emma's birthday pics...unedited....

That time of year....

I know some of you are going to think that I'm crazy with the following sentences, but it's true...
I kind of like this time of year!
I know, many of you have cabin fever and are SOOOO ready for Spring...and don't get me wrong, I LOVE Spring, but I also like this time of year...
Time for hibernation...
Time for playing games...
And cooking BIG meals...
Time for afternoon naps....
It's after the holidays, everything as slowed down.
Right before the madness of spring starts to rev up.
End of the school year madness
This is the last time we are just US for a very long time, so instead of wishing for Spring...I'm going to cuddle a little closer and enjoy this time a little longer...
Remind me this the next time I'm growling about this cold and yucky weather:).

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The love of a good dog!

On one of our snow days, the kids wanted to go jump on the trampoline. They thought it was a bit chilly, so they put on their slippers. They were having the time of their life and apparently Kodiak wanted in on the fun. He came barreling onto the trampoline and had lots of fun jumping with them. The kids are 1/2 afraid and 1/2 in love with Kodiak. He is HUGE and playful and he is still a puppy with puppy ways, but packs a big whop! He still likes to nip and jump, which Emma is not fond of b/c he's twice the size of her!

Emma and Kodiak hanging out.

Colby and Kodiak doing some kind of karate move:)

Kodiak trying to talk his friend, Runt, into trying it out.

This is what the kids play when Kodiak isn't on the trampoline...notice their slippers. What a bunch of goons!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Buccaneer Bay Party

One more post of my birthday girl. This is the dress that I bought her! I love it!

Jeanne and I took 7 exceptionally well-behaved kids to the water park on Saturday. They had a blast!

Just hangin' out.

One birthday girl.
Silly water bug!

Aunt Lorn Lorn came too!

Another birthday girl!

Ready to blow out 6 candles!

I love the tutus and motorcycles:)
7 tired girlies!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The New TEstament Books...Colby Style!

I know that some of the pronunciation isn't correct, but it's so darn cute!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New Clothes!

Emma got the cutest sweater dress for her birthday. She wore it to church on Sunday...with the leggings!

and her new muk luks!

and new bracelets and earrings.

and a new necklace and barrette and ring....

She also got a new leotard. On Monday's right before rest time I change her into her dance clothes so Jeanne doesn't have to wriggle 2 little girls into tights. So here she is already to go!

with her new dance bag. it is SOOOOO cute!
Here she is in her new outfit from Erin and Trenton. I told Erin I would post pictures!
She loves the sparkle butterfly and notice her muk luks again:)

We're loving birthday week!
Tonight we're making her treats for school and then tomorrow is her actual birthday!!!
p.s. make sure you scroll down and see the post i did of her party...i uploaded the pics one night and then posted it the next day so it probably didn't show up on a lot of your blog rolls!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Christmas with the Mehringers

Sounds like a t.v. show, doesn't it? They have such a cool last name! Corin and I have been bestest friends!! Right Corin? We really got to know each other well in junior high, but I remember her from the get-go. Anyway, we've ALWAYS exchanged gifts, and then I had kids and she bought for them, and now she has kids...ya get the picture...right?
We try to get together and make an evening of early in January they came for the evening. We had supper and then tore into the presents...

She made me fingerless gloves/mittens. They are so warm and handy. Love them! She also got me an angel that you've caught glimpses of in Emma's birthday pictures.
I got her warm and fuzzy boots and moose munch! YUM!

She made Colby a camo hat and gave him a camo wallet.

Emma also got a hat and a really cute chandelier night light for her bedroom.

I got Levi UNO Moo and a snowman accessory kit...just add snow!
I'm feeling a little bit of pressure to create something for gifts next year....
ummm, Vance.............

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Birthday Girl

If you know me even a'll know that we celebrate birthday for at least a week long if not longer....soooooo here is one of many birthday posts to come! This is the beautiful birthday girl all dressed up next to her cake. Someone asked me what I would do when she was too big to sit on the there such a thing? Aunt Lauren made her awesome cake! We were all in love with it. Auntie Laine did her hair and she's wearing a new dress for Aunt Lauren too!

A close up of her cake and her tutu that I made her and then she wouldn't wear:(.

Decorations! I had so much fun making these balls. I also took pictures of her and framed them in many dance poses!

Opening gifts! She got her very own set of bumpitz!

A sweet cardigan set that she had picked out, but didn't know she was getting.

Lots of glitter pens and paints.

A gorgeous dance bag and new sweats to slip on after dance. Her bag has her name on it!

A new dress and bracelet.
An adorable sweater dress with leggings....too cute!

She also got lots of hair accessories, jewelry, scissors that cut fun edges, new paper, and cute muk luks!
What a lucky little girl.
Wednesday is her actual birthday so she'll get to pick her birthday supper, take treats to school, and a very special treat...have her friend Sylvia come home with her b/c it's a church night! Sylvia comes home with us on every Awana night!
Then Saturday is her friend party. Sylvia and Emma are having a joint party at the Buccaneer Water Park at the Honey Creek I said, we party all week!

party time!