Saturday, December 26, 2009


We had a good visit this Christmas with my mom, brother, sister-in-law and their new baby girl.  It would have been better if Rodney could have been home but he had to work.   The baby, Makayla, is so adorable.  I told my sister-in-law she could leave the baby here but she wouldn't let me keep her. GRIN 

It is hard living so far away from my family.   The 10 hour drive is just so far that loading up the kids and taking the dogs is not something we can do often.  Thankfully my mother does come down to visit us as often as she can.   Now she will need to start bringing my adorable niece too! 

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Birthday mom

Well today is my wonderful mothers birthday.  My mother was a God send this summer when my husband broke his back and was in the hospital.  I do not know what we would have done if she would not have been able to stay here for over a month.

You know no matter how old you get it is always good to have a great mom!


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Busy busy days

Same stuff different day.

Not much happend today.  I got up at about 5:30 to wake up the kids so Austin could go deer hunting with the youth leader at our church.  Austin was so excited he bounced out of bed ready to hit the woods.  Once I had Austin squared away and we were back home it was time to get kids and dogs fed, then off to town to take a pup to the vet.  Thankfully there was nothing I needed from the store.  Yippy!

I am trying to get everything in order before my family are here for Christmas.  I have a lot to do but I did  manage to get most of the house picked up, floors done, dog room done, 4 loads of laundry, crates cleaned, 1 dog needed a bath, worked on a few more last minute tax papers and then did the daily chores.     

 I need a vacation, but really who has time?  

I need a vacation. 

Monday, December 21, 2009

Wanted to share these photos.

I am so lucky to meet such great Border Collie owners and one this year did me a huge favor.  Erin is a photographer who got a pup from me and she took family photos for us when she came to get her little guy.  I just love the photos and thank Erin so much for taking them.

These are a few of the photos Erin took.

So if you are up North and needing a good photographer check out

One of those days

Don't know if I was the only one to get the memo but Christmas is ALWAYS the 25th of Dec. 

I had to take one of my kids to the Dr. today and then go to Wal-Mart to get his meds. So I venture into the Wal-Mart parkling lot which was packed and people. The cars were zooming in and out like they just had to get that one space near the front door.  Come on people.  After it takes you 10 min. to drive around the parking lot you could have already parked and went inside the dang store.  
When I get inside people are dashing around the store just like they were outside.   It was worse than Black Friday in there.  You would think people would have remembered Christmas was coming way before now!  I mean why get your panties in a wad and stomp around the store or run over old ladies because you did not plan ahead?  It is so silly to me.  I undestand there are always those last minute gifts you need to get, but there is no need to race around a store and push your buggy like it is a bumper car.
Christmas is supposed to be a happy time to be with your family and remember the birth of Jesus.  Not get buggy rage in Wal-Mart! 

Merry Christmas!   

Sunday, December 20, 2009

One of those nights

Well it was one of those days and turned into one of those nights.   For some reason my dogs do not care that the kids can sleep in and the dogs are all ready to go outside at 6 am and not a minute later.  The kids and I had a great time at church today, although it would have been better if Rodney was home. 

After church we just hung out around the house. The two big boys played outside most of the day the the two younger boys stayed in the house. I tried to get my house cleaned up and ready for my family to be here for Christmas.  I did take breaks from cleaning to play with the kids and the dogs too.

Right now my 4 year old and 7 year old are laying here in my room watching TV because, well I do not really know why, because they both have their own rooms yet they want to take up all the room in my King size bed.  Kids!

Going to give this a try

Well I am going to give this a try. 
Not sure how to do the layout, or anything else cool at this point, but give me some time.