Well today was the day!! Today was the last day of school for the kids. Yay! Paul is now officially on vacation from work. Yay! So I am taking a break from blogging. I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and I will post pictures soon after Christmas!
Our Angel that changes colors...she is very beautiful!
Our stockings by the fireplace. My mom put our names on each stocking.
My favorite Santa Claus....My mom gave us that one Christmas.
Our count down till Christmas stocking holder. The boys take turns changing the numbers. The Rudolph, Paul's sister Aimee made a few years ago.
The boys nutcracker collection. They started this last year. The nutcracker in the middle was given to me when I was in 3rd grade by one of my friends. This year the baseball nutcracker is Kyler's and the Indiana Jones' is Bransons. The red and green trees Kyler got one year both boys were in the hospital. He bought them at the gift shop and put one in his room and one in Branson's room. Luckily that year we made it home a few days before Christmas!
This is our tree for our front window so passer byers can see it. I could decorate it but...I didn't want to. :)
This was another gift from my mom a couple years ago. She finds the most unique Santa decorations!
Our little tree in our kitchen. This was mine and Paul's first Christmas tree the first year we were married.
The boys snow globes. They picked these out the first year we were in Austin.
See the clothes pins with eyes glued to them? When Kyler was 4 he made those for us and was sooooo proud of them! He made them at home and wrapped them all by himself! The snowman was the first Christmas decoration Kyler picked out when he was 2 and I was pregnant with Branson. He carried him everywhere and even slept with him.
My Santa in a jar with snow. I get a lot of compliments on this one. I got him in Fredricksburg.
Our picture with Santa last year. We didn't do that this year because Jade would not have anything to do with Santa...maybe next year.
My mom is an artist and painted this for me. My dad cuts unique pieces of wood and my mom will paint pictures on it. They are in a woodcravers group and enter contests. They are always winning in competitions. I did not get one drop of that artistic gene! Love this picture!
And a few more decorations. My Angel with crystals and another snowman that Kyler picked out when he was little. The sled Paul's sister made also. And this concludes our tour of my Christmas decorations around my house. Now, go take pictures of yours because I am ready for my tour!! Merry Christmas everyone!!!!
1) Choose the 4th folder where you store your pictures on your computer
2) Select the 4th picture in the folder
3) Explain the picture
4) Tag 4 people to do the same
NO CHEATING! (cropping, editing, etc!)
Here is mine!
A couple of months ago Jade became obsessed with shoes! My shoes, her shoes, any shoes (yep she is a girl!) and everyday she would go in my closet and come out with a pair of my shoes on. The funny thing was she would get a different pair everyday. So this is a picture of her with my shoes on.
Ok, I am not going to just tag 4 people...I tag everyone!! So now go find your 4th picture!! Can't wait to see yours!!!
Ten years ago me and Paul bought our first Christmas tree and ornaments to go on the tree. I was very specific on the ornaments. I had a certain look in mind. I wanted a very upscale looking tree. We spent a fortune on the ornaments and the tree looked fabulous.
Then our kids were born and we started the tradition of putting their picture in an ornament each year and each year the kids pick out an ornament of their choice. Last night I was looking at our tree with all the spidermans, supermans, Doras, baseballs, soccer balls, The Hulk, puppies, cars, starwars figures, all the school made, ect, ect, ect ornaments and couldn't help but cry. Each kid's ornament from over the years has added such beauty I could of never imagined. Each kid's ornament has a story of that year that it was picked out. Each year when the ornaments are going up the kids remember each one and tell the stories of why they had picked that one. It brings back such good memories and the kids remember each one.
Each year more and more of the ornaments that I picked out that first year stay in boxes and I know one year there won't be a trace of those first year's ornaments. But I wouldn't change a thing! Our tree is more beautiful then I could of ever thought possible filled with happy memories from top to bottom with more and more added each year! This is one of my favortie parts of Christmas!
are at The Big Texan. The two men are attempting to eat a 72 ounce steak (72 ounce steak each). If they finish it in an hour they get it for free and get their names on a board if not then they have to pay for their meal, 125.00. They had to finish the steak, salad, bread, baked potato, and veggie. They tell people not to talk to them because they only have an hour to finish and about 3 minutes after they started a ton of people went up to talk to them. LOL! Asking them where they were from, why were they wearing suits, do they think they will finish, ect. We were right up front by them so we could hear what all people were saying to them. I don't know if they finished in time or not because they started when we were finished and with the kids we couldn't wait around for an hour. It was exciting! Stay tuned for pictures from Dallas with Paul's family!
Hi! My name is Carolyn and I have the three best kids in the world along with the best husband ever! My oldest son, Kyler is 10. Branson is 7 and my daughter, Jade, just turned 2. My two sons have cf. We treat cf the same way we do taking a shower or brushing our teeth. You have to take a shower but you don't talk about it all day or think about it all day. You just do it. And that is the way we treat cf, we do what we need to do but thats all the attention cf gets! Then we spend the rest of the day doing things we love and have fun with! Now I know cf is more serious than brushing your teeth, ect but this is the best way I can explain it. CF is a part of our lives but we don't let it overtake our lives. I love horses and animals! I have a horse and ride English Hunter Undersaddle (jumping). I have had my horse since she was 3 and now she is 21 so for 18 years! I can't believe it has been that long! Update..our daughter Jade was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes Feb 09 ten days before her 2nd Bday. We are not sure why God has chosen this path for us and our kids but know we will continue on with love and strength and hope.