Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Christmas Eve

After we came home from our mini trip downtown, we had so many things to do for Christmas Eve! We baked Santa's cookies and made Jesus a birthday cake. We had to be at church by 6 o clock! The day wasn't as rushed as I thought it would be. I even got a little nap in there somehow! I had planned very well and had gotten things done before we left.
Cassidy helping with the sprinkles on the cake:

 Cassidy decided on gingerbread cookies for Santa. Jaden didn't want to help this year! Although, he ate some of the dough!
 At church:
 Blowing out the candle:
 Christmas Eve picture before opening the first present:
 First present!
 Cassidy loved her doll.
 Santa's letters:
 Santa's cookies and milk. (Jaden made chocolate milk this year!)

Monday, January 3, 2011

Christmas Eve Eve!

I decided this year I wanted to make a new Christmas tradition. I want the kids to understand that Christmas is also a time to spend with family. As they get older, I want them to understand the importance of getting and being together. So, I reserved a room at the Omni Hotel downtown. It was beautiful. Unfortunately, Cassidy ended up feeling sick and throwing up once. But, after that, she was feeling much better! We started off the night by taking them to the hotel and surprising them. They had no idea! We let them know our plans for the evening. We check out our room and then went to the mall. I loved that the hotel was connected to the mall. We didn't have to go outside nearly as much! We ate at the Spaghetti Factory and checked out the Christmas lights downtown! We told the kids we could go on a carriage ride, but they didn't want to. So, we headed back to the hotel and went swimming! That was their favorite part! We went to sleep after milk and cookies. I hope we can do this every year before Christmas. It was such an awesome evening!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

I am back!

I am going to try to find time to get this blog going again! I really miss coming here and going over my days! We have been busy with so many things and getting so much accomplished. I am hoping that next year will be a fun, stressfree year! We have done so much remodeling and just getting this house the way we want it and updated a bit. We also hope that it will make it easier to sell when the time comes!
So, here are some pictures to get everyone updated!
Jaden's 7th Birthday! What a big boy!

 He wanted pumpkin pie on his actual birthday
 and a Ben 10 cake for his party!
First day of school

Jaden got his two front teeth pulled!

First day of Co-op
One of our many trips to Metropolis after dropping Jeff off at the airport. 
Hutch is almost finished
Metropolis again
Orff Music Class
New desks
Those crazy dogs
At the apple orchard

I am to get some more pictures up later today or tomorrow!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Cumberland Art Fair

I have really questioned where we live a lot here lately. I would love to live in a small town with lots to see! We live on the edge of the city, so we see both worlds. I would rather live a little further out.
Our town has some awesome things going for it, but I feel it doesn't get noticed. This past weekend, they had an art fair! It was nice to walk around and see all of the people mingling. There was even a booth set up with what they want for the town. It looks fabulous, but I think it will take a long time to get there. We probably won't be here that long. But, they are finishing an awesome trail that we will get to run and rides bikes on! I can't wait!

I also enjoyed a starbucks that day and started getting some projects done around the house.

This one is still a work in progress:
I hope to get a lot more done this week. Jaden is having his 7th birthday party on Saturday. I have to start working on his cake on Wednesday! Crazy stuff! I also have a homeschool meeting on Tuesday night. It is going to be a busy week!

Friday, August 13, 2010

So sorry

 I am so sorry for the lack of posts. I just can't keep up with everything anymore. I hope to get on here soon and do some updating. For now, I will leave you with these adorable pictures:

Friday, July 23, 2010


It has been so busy around here. I have had a little time to get on here and find some new blogs. I thought I would share some of them with you.
1. The Lettered Cottage
    This is has got to be my new favorite! She even has a digital magazine on all of her cottage improvements. Also, she has a facebook page!
2. Southern Hospitality
3. Love, Laughter, Friendship, and 2 Chihuahuas
   Ok, this girl is married to an actor and has the cutest little chihuahuas!
4. The Baking Bird
    This one has a little bit of everything and a lot of baking!
5. Sweet Country Life
    She makes me wish I lived in the country
6. Restyled Home

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Jaden is a rockstar!

Well, not quite yet, but he is getting there. He has been asking for a guitar for awhile and Toys R Us had them on sale a few weeks ago! Jaden used the money he got from helping Jeff awhile back. He was so excited! We are hoping to get him into some lessons soon. If anyone knows of someone in the Indianapolis area, please let me know.
So, here he is with his guitar:

Here is a song he wrote for Jeff when he came back from a week in Philadelphia: