Sunday, December 28, 2008


Since some have blogged about their untimely weather let me just comment that here in Indiana the week before Christmas we were at 2 degrees. However last week our weather was 65 degrees. Talk about some weird weather.


I am one of those people that always take a moment at the end of a year to look back and see what I could of/should of, shouldn't have/wouldn't have done. I do make resolutions or rather goals for the new year that have to do with my personal progress. Sometimes it is two steps forward, one step backwards throughout the year. But I have learned from years past to set reasonable goasl and not decide you're going to do everything you ever wanted to improve. Baby steps is the name of the game. I am a firm believer is self-evaluation and what a better time than at the end of the old beginning of the new. I myself, keep those goals a little better at the beginning of the year than any other time. So as I do my reflection, I just wanted to pass along this invitation for everyone to do the same. We all need to grow spiritually and this is an excellent time to decide what things we can do to increase our spirituality. I hope for my friends and family that 2009 brings many blessings.
Ring in the New.

More Christmas 2008

These pics are backwards and I am leaving them like that. We had a great Christmas. It was really special to have all the boys and their families there. As you can see we all had a good time and got lots of nice presents. We had a great meal as always....thanks Nan.
Here's my three sons laughing together, trying to figure out one of Tristen's toys.

Trevor and Grandpa.

Chase got a new camera among other things.

Papa got a new leaf blower well, its more like a leaf vacuum.

Chase was very pleased when he found he had all the pieces he needed to make a new computer.
Tristen began worrying because he hadn't opened his telescope yet and he had told Santa he wanted it. So here you see a sigh of relief when he finally got too it. He even kissed the box he was so happy. I think him and his Dad are star gazing tonight. You may think that it is a hefty gift for a four year old and you'd be right. But Tristen isn't any four year old. Tristen has had a fascination for the planets and stars since he was first able to talk. He can tell you the planets in order, including the names of the moons around them. (I didn't even know they had moons with names) He can tell you all about the solar system. He wants to be an astronaut when he grows up. I'll put nothing past him. Beside the telescope, he wanted a toy space shuttle (which according to him is his favorite space vehicle) and an astronaut helmet.

Corey got a new flat screen monitor from Nan and Papa and the fun thing was he got me a new flat screen monitor. Surprise.

Trevor and Daddy.

This shows Papa, Nan, my brother Danny and Sarge, Coby's dog.

Nan got a beautiful diamond necklace from Papa.

Tristen opens his toy space shuttle that he got from me and Grandpa.

Trevor got a new Cadallac Escalade.

Corey, Lindsey, and Coby.

My boys having fun together.

Coby got saddlebags for his Harley.

Opening gifts.

Trevor helps

Nicole is showing off her two boys but Tristen is showing off his space shuttle he found in his stocking.

Trevor down playing with Coby.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas 2008

We went to Nan's for Christmas. Corey and I got there at 7:00. Coby and Lindsey and Chase had spent the night. First thing was breakfast. Mom and I made biscuits and gravy, hash browns, and scrambled eggs. It was great

When stockings were opened Trevor played with cars.

And Tristen was quite happy with his space shuttle that he found in his stocking.

This is Braden, Danny and Vicki's grandson.

He thought Corey needed the Santa hat.

Sarge threw the hat off as soon as Papa would put it on. I couldn't get a picture of it on him he was so fast about it. Sarge is Coby and Lindsey's Lapadoodle.

More to come but I thought I'd better break these posts up.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas to all.....

Just wanted to drop a little blog note and wish everyone a very merry Christmas. I hope that as this holiday comes and goes that you spend it with the people that mean the most to you, that you count all your blessings from the past year, and that you remember our Saviour Jesus Christ through this season of lights, trees, and presents. For he is our Brother and through him all things are possible. I am so grateful for my family, my friends, and the life that He sees fit to give me. I have been blessed so much this year and I know to whom I should be grateful. I am so excited to keep in touch with this blog. Please know that even though I don't always leave comments, I read them all. Here's hoping your holidays are filled with love.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

December events

Chase has had a couple of significant events in Decemeber. He was awarded first prize in the Voice of Democracy contest. And Papa helped present it. He won $325.00.
Papa is especially proud because the essay was all about him and what Chase has learned about his country through him.
And also the Northview Band put on another great Christmas Spectacular! We always look forward to this. And this year Chase had a part in a skit that made everyone laugh.

Chase and the whole band did a great job. They always sound so wonderful. Sure puts you in the Christmas spirit!

Someone turned 2!!!!!!!!!

Our little angel, Trevor was two on Dec 5th.

Of course, Tristen is always ready for a party!

There were cool cards

And some very exciting ones.

A knot blanket that Nan and Grandma made.

There were toys and clothes galore. But nothing was interesting once he had new crayons. He put them in and out of the box while Tristen and the rest of us tried to get his attention on some of the other gifts.

He did blow out his candle. But didn't let go of those crayons!!

Finally he got down and decided to check out some of the other gifts.

And with a push from big brother, he figured this trike out in no time.