Happy New Year!!!

We hope you all have a wonderful New Year
and that the year brings lots of fun and many blessings to each of you!
Happy New Year from our house to yours!

Christmas Campfire!

A few days before Christmas the kids wanted to camp-out, well, it is a little cold to sleep outside, so we compromised with a campfire and smores!

First to go cut down some wood to build a fire!
Still cutting

Loading that wood up!

Yeah! Wood for the fire!

Cute Gracie getting ready to head home!

Don't forget the last of the wood!

So much fun! Can't wait for the fire!!!

Lovin' the fire and smores!

As you can see, fun was had by all!

Merry Christmas!

It is a wonderful time of year, our very favorite! A time when we get to be with the family and do special things and just enjoy each other! We hope that you have a very Merry Christmas! And an even better New Year!

12 Days of Christmas

This year I found, and altered, a 12 days of Christmas poem and came up with a gift for each day and sent it to someone special, whom I don't think will read this. (She is to busy!) I thought I would share this with you all for a fun gift idea, BUT if you find yourself getting this package next year- you better be surprised and happy!!!

The 12 days of Christmas is the song that we sing And in this sack 12 presents we bring.December the 13th is when you may start.Unwrap one a day with love from our heart.Having you as a grandmother is a dream come true,This is our way of wishing Merry Christmas to you!

1. A partridge in a pear tree
How boring is that!
Your tree is much prettier:
Tinsel, glitter and gift wrap,
On this ornament is your name,
Hang it on a branch for instant fame.

2. Two turtle doves are very rare
And nowhere could we find a pair.
But Dove chocolate is pretty yummy,
And a turtle massager for your tummy.

3. We did get French hens,
But then hungry we got.
So we ended up cooking them
In a great big pot
So three fine pens will have to do,
With pictures of us just for you!

4. Four calling birds…
When calling birds cackle
Their mouths get all dry
Their lips start to crackle
So give this a try!

5. Five golden rings
That's rather extreme.
We love you dearly,
But that much money's a dream!
Five golden rings?
What could we do?
Friends are golden,
As we;re sure you've been told,
And they're your lifesavers
When you're young or old.
So five flavors of lifesaver gummies is better than rings.
Whew we got out of that one!
We’re getting good at these things.

6. Six geese a laying
* Sigh * We're back to those birds!
We tried stealing their eggs
But their cries could be heard.
So we gave up and went to the store.
These eggs won't hatch
But don't drop them on the floor.

7. Seven swans swimming
The swans were still swimming in water so clear
It sparkled and shimmered,
we shed not a tear
Instead we felt thirsty,
a drink would be nice
Add to some water,
now you just need some ice!

8. Eight maids a milking
Silly women don't they know
Milk comes from a store.
Geez they are slow!
But at the shop
Milk bottles were sold out
The cows were all duds
So you get Milk Duds
Stuffed into this sack.

9. Nine ladies dancing,
they put on a show
Their feet got so tired,
so wouldn't you know
We’re sending some slippers for soothing your feet
They're comfy and cozy and all wrapped up neat!

10. Ten lords leaping,
Wonder if they could reach the stars?
They jumped higher than these frogs
That we caught in some jars.
Some people think frogs
Are princes in disguise,
So maybe the lords were protected them
As they leapt for the skies.

11. Eleven pipers were piping,
What a wonderful sight,
'Cause they blew bubbles
And watched them take flight.
So here are some bubbles so you can play, too.
We thought eleven seemed greedy
So we’re sending you just two.

12. Twelve drummers drumming
Oh, how they're hurting our heads.
They gave us such a headache
We had to go to bed.
Music should be soothing
A listening pleasure
So here's a CD
For you to treasure.

I also did a Redneck 12 Days of Christmas for a wonderful guy in our lives! The song is by Jeff Foxworthy for all you non rednecks!

12 days redneck christmas
Wow, somebody done gone been to the WalMart!Man, this is the stuff I got for Christmas.Well you cleaned up! Whadya git?
December the 13th is when you may start.Unwrap one a day with love from our heart.Having you as our papa is a dream come true,This is our way of wishing Merry Christmas to you!

1. Some parts to a mustang GT…
We looked into prices
But they were so high
This is all we could buy.

2. Two hunting dogs…
Dogs are really fun and all
But they are lots of work
So how about a pair of mittens
Since we know you don’t like kittens.

3. Three shot gun shells…
We didn’t think you needed
But with an idea we proceeded
To make these ornaments
For you to enjoy!
Sure glad we succeeded!

4. Four big mud tires…
Are kinda out of season
With all the snow we could only reason
Four snow tires it should be
In the box and off to thee
They would not go
Donuts appear to be covered in snow
So off they shall go!

5. Five flannel shirts…
From your little squirts!

6. Six cans of spam…
You have better taste
So how about six bags of jerky,
We knew you wouldn’t let go to waste!

7. Seven packs of Redman…
We thought was rather gross!
Seven packs of Big Red
We thought was awfully close!

8. Eight table dancers…
That sounds kinda scary
Their feet must be awful weary
Some warm slippers, maybe a little hairy
But they will make your feet feel nice and merry!

9. Nine years probation…
Nothing you really need
How about one year
Subscription to ‘American Rifleman’

10. Ten o’ Copenhagen…
What a nasty habit
But together we got it!
A ‘Tin’ o’ Flipz!

11.Eleven Wrastling tickets…
Would be lots of fun
But try as we might
None where in sight
But a movie sounded right
To keep up the fun!

12. Twelve pack a bud…
Does not sound good at all!
Its so cold outside
It was hard to decide
But we thought cocoa,
Would warm up your insides!

Man, this ain't normal Christmas presents!No, they're redneck gifts!Redneck gifts?Yea, you know, like if you buy your wife earrings that double as fishing lures.Or, if you can burp the entire chorus of "Jingle Bells"Perhaps if you think "The Nutcracker" is something you did off a high-dive.Or, if you've ever misspelled something in Christmas lights.Or, if you leave cold beer and pickled eggs for Santa Claus.

Enjoy a Redneck Christmas!

So as you can see, we had fun this year!!! But watch out you could be next years pick!!!

Happy Birthday Rebekah!!!

My sweet little girl is turning 3 years old! It doesn't seem possible! She is so sweet and full of personality! She has brought so much love and joy into our lives. She touches the hearts of everyone she meets. We love you so much Bekah Boo!
Happy 3rd Birthday!
The Birthday Girl!
She had a Dora party!

Happy birthday to you...

blow baby blow!

Wow! How fun!

Tis the Season!

Fun was had by all!

Bekah enjoyed the frosting most of all!
The girls by our train.

Decorating fun!

Finishing touches

Our Church did a live nativity, We were Joesph & Mary, I am holding my friends little girl.

The kids were sheep

Bekah at the Christmas Parade

Gracie wearing beads from the parade

Jacob was in the parade with his All Star Football Team who won the championship.

Waiting for the parade to start, it was kinda cold!

We have had a wonderful start to the month! It is a great season, full of family, friends and love!

The tree is up!

This year our tree is red & gold, with a few white snowflakes. As most of you know I like my tree just so, so the kids have their own tree they get to decorate all by them selves and they love it! I will post a picture of it soon.

New Family Pictures!

We went down to a local mall that has a huge Christmas tree and is all decorated for the holidays with some friends and took some pictures! They are so cute and fun! We had a great night!

We are the Champions!!!

Jacob got to be on an All Star Football team for a special tournament over Thanksgiving week and they won the Championship Game!!! They did so great!

Family Fun Saturday!

A Saturday fun day was in order! So off we went on a 2 mile walk in our area! And we all had a great time! (As the pictures will show!)

The fun kick!
Dustin relaxing

Bekah seeing how cold the water was, and it was cold!

Jake jumping in

Funny faces

Daddy and his girls!

Dustin & I

Mommy & my kids

My sweet kids!

Dustin throwing Jake in the river

Look a huge fish! (Dustin wishing he had his fishing pole!)
It was a fun day! And as always I have a ton of pictures!
Pictures tell a much better story than I do!