Thursday, January 19, 2017

drama


We have had some good and bad drama around here lately.  The good was our furniture drama.  We have changed the kids mattresses around, bought Clarice a used full size bed, and bought Lance a new twin bed.  Here is a picture of Lance's...
 I love that is has three drawers underneath it.  And I know the picture isn't all that great, but there is also a large space under the drawers to store more toys. 

Our bad drama arrived just in time for my forty second birthday...car drama.  The short of it is that Matt worked on it all day Sunday, we had it towed on Monday, and I clunked out in the middle of a busy intersection on Tuesday (right after I had dropped off the kids).  We think everything is fixed now though.  Yay!  Here is a picture I took of Matt working on some metal work for another project.  (the whale has made it's way to the carport)

While all the car stuff was going on Sunday, Matt made three different trips to the car parts shop and he also stopped to get me a small birthday cake...the kids loved it...lol!

So anyway, here is to hoping that this weekend is much more relaxing.  :)

PS...I also made a Christmas break video that you can see on Youtube  here.
  

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

2016 Christmas break


Hey everyone, here are some of our pictures from the winter break. 

All four of us went to Matt's special work dinner party.  It was a lot of fun and we got to walk around a park area afterwards over by the Duluth courthouse.  We also got to see a train go by while we were still in the restaurant but I didn't get a picture of it.

During the school break the kids accompanied me to the grocery store which usually included buying a five dollar plastic ball for Clarice, and a ten dollar Lego set for Lance.  On one afternoon we came home and spent an hour (an hour!) putting one of the Lego sets together.  I was so proud of Lance for turning the pages and looking at the directions, and I myself felt like I could accomplish anything after putting one of those together. 

We got to see a train go by...

I follow the Robertson's from Duck Dynasty, and I really enjoyed this family friendly Christmas novella...

More trains...most days consisted of Chick-fil-A, the library, then the rail road tracks...

And lastly, I usually don't like going to Walmart but I picked up this cute dress for nine dollars for Clarice...

I hope all the parents out there survived the school break.  I for one am happy to be back to a regular schedule.  Talk to y'all soon!



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Monday, December 19, 2016

All I want for Christmas

Hope you all are ready for Christmas.  It seems like things are going by a little faster this year, so I'll take that as a good sign. 

Here is a picture of our cuties in their matching PJs...

Lance is going to be singing "All I want for Christmas"....
"...is my two front teeth"
Our poor baby had a rough time of it last week.  He had a scheduled dental procedure (5 filings, 2 crowns, and 4 extractions) and had to be put under.  He did great that day but got sick the next day.  I am so glad it is over with.  He is doing much better now and loves to show off his cute smile!

So if there are any cookies around the house I guess I'll just have to eat them all...lol!
 And lastly, Matt was out of town two weeks ago and Lance stayed with his grandparents.  Clarice and I had some girl time and I made a video.  I will try to post the link here.
If that doesn't work just type in "Saturday with CC" on YouTube. 

Love y'all!

 

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

2016 Thanksgiving + other stuff

Hey there everyone!  I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.  Here is how things have gone for us the last few weeks...

I was able to attend our annual Women's Dinner at church.  A few weeks prior, a homeless (I think) lady sat next to me at church and I bought her a ticket too.  She didn't show, but she is still in my thoughts and prayers.  Her name is Brittany if you could please remember her.

Clarice and I enjoyed going to a Thanksgiving Feast at our church/her preschool...
 She isn't in this picture, but it was so cute I had to include it...


The weekend before last I was able to go to the 2016 Belong Tour with a few ladies from church.  It was really good.  I'm definitely a new fan of Jen Hatmaker.  She was one of the main speakers.  I'm going to be ordering her book from the library. 

For Thanksgiving day we all went over to my brother's house.  It was a lot of fun and everyone enjoyed seeing the kids. 
Time for a nap after the meal...lol!
 My Baba...

Matt entertained the kids with a Pick-the-leaf-off-the-tree game...just helping out mother nature...(I think this was the day after Thanksgiving)

We also stopped by the cemetery to see the grave of Lance (who our Lance is named after)...
 

I wanted something special for us to come back home to on Thanksgiving, so I made a peanut butter pie...it was fabulous!

And lastly, Matt and the kids dropped me off back at home and then went to a park.  I jogged up there and we walked over to a city tree lighting.  We stumbled upon some cool train sets on display for the kids to look at and a cute Christmas tree room for pictures...

 

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Monday, November 14, 2016

life lately


Hey there folks!  Life has been going pretty good lately.  Lance had a much better week at school last week, and CC is talking and learning more each day.  Here is what we've been up to...

 I found a really cute YouTube video titled "5 Rainy Day Activities" and it mentioned putting painters tape on the living room floor and letting the kids race their cars...

I tried doing a few outdoor pictures with the timer on the camera and this was one of my favorites...

Matt and I both really enjoyed cruising through this book I found at the library...

Lance loves kitchen sink bubble baths...

On Saturday afternoon Clarice and I took a stroll into town...for cookies!


I brought the "good" camera with me that day...

And lastly, here are a few of Clarice cuddled up watching a Christmas movie...


 

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