Tuesday, December 23, 2008

"Hold me!"

This little boy, that I love so very much, is making me crazy! He wants to be touching me 24-7. He wants me to hold him or at least sit beside him at all hours of the day and night. He cries for me in the middle of the night and I have started letting him sleep in my bed just so I can get a few hours of rest. He has always been a touchy-feely kid but it is getting worse.

This morning as he was begging me to hold him while we ate breakfast I informed him that the umbilical cord had been cut and he was no longer attached to me. He snapped right back, “No it NOT cut! Hold me!”

He is getting some lovely new molars in and I am hoping that is the cause of this intense behavior. Soon it will be over, right? I keep reminding myself that in a few years he will be horrified to even give me a hug so I should just treasure these moments.
Treasure, treasure, treasure. . .

{Merry Christmas}

The school Christmas parties are done. . .

The tree has been decorated. . .

The stockings have been hung. . .

And the ground is covered in snow.

The cards have been mailed, Christmas music is playing, and I have been wrapping presents and making goodies so Christmas must be coming soon.

I am usually too particular about the decorations and such that I just do everything. This year I set out the box of decorations and told the kids to decorate the tree. Brittany was in shock and thought I was ill or something because I have only let them “help” in the past – which means I told them exactly where to hang each ornament that I handed them. I am not saying that I didn’t go back and move some things around but for the most part I let them do it this year. And it actually looks pretty good.

Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

{Happy Day}

Sunday as we drove to church I announced to my family how grateful I was that we have been so healthy this winter season. Then Monday morning we woke up with a VIRUS but not of the human kind. My computer was too sick to even turn on. After going into shock and sobbing uncontrollably for 10 minutes I started making phone calls. (Sorry Lloyd for calling so early.)

I then loaded up my computer and took it to the “doctor” in Pocatello with a prayer that all my data would not be lost and hoping I would not have to actually replace the hard drive. I begged the girl behind the counter to do everything possible to save my files. When she assured me they would do their best to save my data I wondered if she was just saying that because she could see the tears in my eyes and didn’t want me to cry in their store.

To make a long story short . . . the tech was able to save my data and delete all of the viruses from my computer. I had my computer back in two days instead of the week that I thought it would be. I was so happy when I picked up my computer yesterday I wanted to hug the man.

And just when I thought my day couldn’t get any better there was a knock at the door. When the man announced he was here to hook up my new internet service I was so excited and then horrified because I had left my house in such a mess and was not expecting him until next week. But he was able to work around the mess and now we have high-speed internet!

I thought my computer was protected but obviously not. If anyone is looking for a great anti-virus program the repair tech suggests AVG Anti-virus Free. It can be downloaded for free and is one of the best out there.

I am glad this is over so I can get back to Christmas preparations! I promise my next post will be more festive.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas is Coming!

I was looking back through my pictures and realized I never posted these adorable pictures with Santa. I took the kids to the Festival of Trees this year. Morgan was fascinated by all of the Christmas trees and wondered if Santa would be leaving presents under them all.

After a delicious bowl of soup we waited in line to see Santa. Zane didn’t really know what was going on. In front of us was a large group so it took quiet a while for them to all have a turn. As they got to the last few children Zane suddenly realized that Santa was sitting in the chair. Surprised he shouts to me “That’s Santa!” As soon as the child hopped off Santa’s lap Zane pushed past everyone and jumped up there. He snuggled up to Santa like he was his long lost friend.

Morgan was pretty excited to sit on Santa’s lap also. She had to tell him she wants a 4-wheeler for Christmas. (Thanks Dad!)

So much to do and the weeks keep flying by. Hopefully through all the rushing around we can remember the true meaning of Christmas.