Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
In fact, the Monday before, his teacher said something to the effect of they should exercise a lot the day before so they would have strong muscles to bring to help move all the food... because Andrew was bound and determined to 'exercise' all day Tuesday by running the length of our house over and over so he could carry lots of food.
Monday, November 24, 2008
We weren't in a hurry, so we checked it out. There were no signs or notices of any kind, but sure enough everything was a dime. It was pretty picked over already, but we scored a few items including the boxes above and some Hershey's dark chocalate candy bars. Sweet! Thank you Lord for placing that bus driver at the door.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Paper mostly.
2. Real tree or Artificial? We have a fake one. I confess... it's just easier.
3. When do you put up the tree? My goal is the weekend after Thanksgiving, but it's been
as late as the weekend before Christmas.
4. When do you take the tree down? Sometime in January.
5. Do you like eggnog? Yes, but I hardly ever have it. I never seem to buy it and never have everything on hand to make it.
6. Favorite gift received as a child? Probably a pair of 'bibs' I bought myself, then practically convinced my parents there really was a Santa.
7. Hardest person to buy for? My dad.
8. Easiest person to buy for? The boys. Like FarOutMom said... it's not like they don't drop hints all the time.
9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes.
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Every year I think, this year I will do Christmas cards. And every year, I don't. I even have a Christmas Card List in Excel, but I've never sent out cards.
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Hmmm.... not sure.
12. Favorite Christmas movies? How the Grinch Stole Christmas. We already have it DVR'd for this year.
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? I try to have ideas by October, but we do one side of the family's Christmas at Thanksgiving... so I need to be on top of things a month early.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Oh yes. Probably something that should be listed under number 11.
15.Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Shrimp Cocktail on Christmas Eve (not even sure how that started). Hot Coffee and something warm & gooey for breakfast Christmas morning. I miss Keiffee Cookies.
16. Favorite Christmas song? O Come, O Come Emmanuel.
17. There was no number 17.
18.Travel at Christmas or stay home? A little of both.
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeers? Yes, I know the song. But can you say the 7 drawfs? (Oh wait... that's not Christmas-y)
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Actually neither. Not on purpose, we've just never found one we like.
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Morning, of course. What kind of foolish-talk is this Christmas Eve present opening???
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? The Christmas music starting SO early that by the time Christmas comes you swear if you hear Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree one more time you'll pop Rudolph in his Red nose.
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? No favorite... our tree is very hodge-podge and beautiful.
24.Favorite dinner food? Doesn't seem like a very Christmas-y question. But let's see... Probably homemade macaroni & cheese made with shells.
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? To listen to both boys recite Luke 2.
So, should I tag anyone else? I tell you what... if you want to do it, post it and let me know in my comments, so I can check it out. :)
Sunday, November 16, 2008
But this weekend we've been able to do whatever. Not that what we did was earth-shattering or anything, but so far it's been a good one.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
The Muscle Men that made flying possible.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
It started at 8:40 AM...
- Pick up Neighbor/Classmate
- Drop Boys off at Preschool, AJ stays with me.
- Shop Aldis and load the cooler with our cold groceries in the back of explorer.
- Hit Bank
- Buy Coffee Mate creamer at Walgreens - $1.48 for 4-16oz bottles! ($.37 each!)
- Hit the Bread Outlets for 100% Whole Wheat Organic loaves on the cheap (and throw in reduced powdered sugar donuts for the boys, I swear.)
- Shop CVS. Got $20.91 in merchandise for $.96 that I put on a free CVS gift card! And received $4.49 back in CVS money!
- Hit Goodwill and scored winter boots for Andrew for $5!
- Picked up boys from preschool
- Dropped off Neighbor/Classmate at his home
- Went to Staples and got gifts for Andrew's two teachers for free after coupons!
- Hit Meijer for the few items we couldn't get at Aldi
- Forgot to stop at the gas station ($1.97 Gas!!) and came home.
- Feed boys a late lunch of rotisserie chicken and potato wedges from deli, while I try to put all my bags of groceries away.
- Get boys down for a nap (or attempted nap).
- Put frozen food away in freezer and decide to clean out upright freezer and update my freezer inventory.
- Receive a call that we might have someone stop by the house and do a mad-dash pick up.
- CRASH on the couch with the laptop listening to the boys not nap.
What a blessed errand day - even in this November rain. But I will be ready for a little night out tonight. Dinner with my friend before off to Bible Study. Phew.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
The other day during nap time, after already telling the boys that they needed to settle down and be quiet, I could hear the boys giggling and AJ yelling out, "NO!" over and over.
So I practically stomp upstairs, ready to lay down the law, when I pause long enough to listen in.
What I hear is Andrew reciting Luke 2, but substituting a regular word every phrase or so with a silly nonsense word. When the nonsense word is said, AJ yells out "NO!" (among lots of giggles) and gives Andrew the correct word. They were practicing their Bible verses in the same way I taught it to Andrew last year.
Needless to say, they didn't get in trouble... for that instance.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Then we made pumpkin cookies after naptime.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
So – Did Your Guy Win?
As of the writing of this note, the new president hasn't been chosen yet but by the time you all read this the choice will be made. Did your guy win?
If he did, what do you do now? Pop the champagne and taunt the opposition? Throw a party? No - you pray for him and his administration.
If the other guy won what do you do now? Shake your fist at the news, throw the remote at the TV and swear never to vote again? No - you pray for him and his administration.
The Bible tells us that leaders are set up by God, it also tells us that we, as followers of Jesus, are to pray for those in leadership.
Today as we go about our day may we all stop and thank God for our country and then may we all pray for the safety and wisdom of the incoming president.
-Written by Kelly Hegi
I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and
thanksgiving be made for everyone— for kings and all those in authority, that we
may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.1 Timothy 2 1:2
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Andrew made sure the count the legs (like he learned to do in school) to make sure it was a spider. The boys have named it "Spiderman".
If you had a chance to pray for him - thank you. Praise God.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
I really don't even want to go into details about it. I'm not far enough removed yet and I'm still in the 'shaken' state, but it involved the 'stick' that open and closes the blinds and the back of his throat.
He is sleeping now, thank you Jesus. It just might have been the worst 20 minutes of my life. Please pray that he sleeps tonight and that I can sleep tonight (he will be in my bed all night so I can keep an eye on him). Pray that his 'owie' is minor and I made the right decision not to take him in. Pray that he heals quickly and is back to my happy AJ tomorrow.