Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Post Christmas Pics

Girly and Crazy making Christmas Trifle for desert!

Sokka's 1st Christmas!

Poppy relaxing under the tree!

Pook and her new ball!

Me and Baby Boy

Opening gifts

Girly and Baby Boy

Chaos on Christmas morning!

Opening gifts

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas has Come and Gone

It seems the older I get, the faster the time goes by. Especially around this time of year. It seems like just yesterday I was being bugged non-stop about how long it was till Christmas, and Crazy just made his Christmas chain, and was wondering why he couldn't take off more then 1 each day. Now the chain is gone, the tree is bare, and the countdown is through. Kinda depressing if you ask me. Now I am dreading the time when I have to take down all the gazillions of decorations I have put up, and pack them away.

Christmas was it's usual paper throwing, box ripping, kids whining, chaos filled morning. The kids got to much crap, and half of it is missing or broken already. Fights have erupted, and toys have been thrown because even though Santa tried his hardest to get 2 certain little boys the same type of gifts, 1 of them always wants the blue one over the red one, or the regular legos, over the cars legos. Or God forbid, they got Wiki Sticks instead of the beloved Bendaroos. What drama that was. Santa can never get the shit right, bastard.

Even with all that going on..it is still my favorite time of year! I love watching their faces as they open their gifts Christmas morning, the excitement when they go to bed on Christmas Eve, the insistence that Santa needs more then 1 cookie and a half glass of milk, and the innocence of all their questions (Why can't Rudolph play with the other reindeer? His nose isn't bad!")I better soak it all in while I can, because before I know it, it will be my grand babies doing this stuff!

So here are a few pics of our Christmas. I played with my photos a bit and did some neat effects.

Ok, blogger is being temperamental at the moment, so I will have to postpone the pics till it gets its act together!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Winter Desertland Take 2

I thought we got lucky on Monday with the dusting of snow, but boy, we got twice as lucky yesterday. It rained all morning, then about 12 noon, the snow started to fall. Allot. It was the kind of snow you see up in the U.P of Michigan where you can't see a foot in front you! lol It snowed until about 10pm last night. It was awesome! It reminded me so much of home in Michigan, and made it feel so much more Christmassy around here. By the time it was over, we had at least 8-10 inches of snow! The kid's schools got cancelled today, and Hubs didn't have to go to work till 10am. The highways in and out of To Hot Shithole were closed up tight. This town has all of 2 plows, and I am assuming none of them work cause the roads were shit yesterday! The people around here absolutely flip out at the sight of snow,and they don't know a lick about driving in it, so our venture out was fun to say the least. I guess you can't blame them, it's the damn desert. But now my kids can actually say they had a snow day! lol They are outside as I type playing in it. I told them they had better do it now, cause in the next day or so it'll all be gone!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Walking in a Winter Desertland

It snowed here in To Hot Shithole on Monday! In the desert. Is that crazy or what? I had heard for a while that we were suppose to get some of the beautiful, white stuff, but did I believe it? Hell no. But low and behold, what to my wondering eye should appear? No, not 8 tiny reindeer...but big, fat, white flakes.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Busy Bee

It seems as if time is flying and the holidays are coming and going so quickly. Christmas is right around the corner, and before I know it, it will be 2009. Weird.

I haven't really been up to anything spectacular. Gearing up for Christmas, and getting extremely excited that the temps have dropped here in To Hot Shithole, and it is pretty cold. Well in the mornings and nights anyways. During the days, it still gets up in the mid 50's. They are calling for possible snow this weekend, which excites the living shit out of me. Pretty sad, but it just isn't Christmas time without the white stuff, or at least being cold.

Thanksgiving went well. Quiet, and nice. Had a crapload of food for the 6 if us (Hub's dad was here)and had leftovers for to long afterwords.

We got our family pics done a few weeks ago. Finally. I usually try to stay up-to-date on that kind of stuff, but I have been slacking. But, I was on top of my Christmas cards...lol...we got the pictures for the cards with the first shot. It's craziness trying to get a self portrait of 5 people, and actually succeeding with the first pic. So those have been done up, and sent out.

We had another earthquake. This one was completely different from the last. Not that rolling wave feeling. This was full on walls shaking and it sounded as if a herd of cattle were running across the roof. Hubs and I were in the garage changing Christmas bulbs and before we knew what was happening, it was over. The epicenter was located about 20 mins from us. The news said it was a 5.1 I guess. Pretty damn scary. This mid-west girl sure needs to get her bearings when it comes to this earthquake bullshit. I mean, I'm used to tornado drills and sirens, and having get into a basement or whatnot. With this earthquake crap, there's no preparing, and there isn't shit you can do. I mean, if the fricken earth is going to open up and swallow you, you can't do anything but stand there and shit yourself. And it happens so quickly, what do you do when your kids are in a completely different room? Me and Hubs ran in to check on the boys because they were asleep in their bunk beds. We wanted to make sure nothing had jarred loose, and come apart. So now we are contemplating taking them down, and having the boys use separate beds. Girly was in her room watching a movie and came running out the front door asking if we had felt that. She said her Christmas tree and tv started shaking in her room. Scary shit I tell ya.

So aside from Christmas stuff, kid stuff, and earthquakes, there isn't much else happening around here. Just surviving.

Now I leave you with some pictures.

This is what happens during my bathtime, when I am trying to get a moments peace and privacy....
Baby Boy and Sokka in the bathroom eating and playing with my bubbles.