Sunday, January 15, 2012

Funny how that happens...

Do I sound like a broken record? I am for sure going to stay caught up on my blog. Starting now. Okay, really, I won't. I am editing tons of pictures for my annual "blurb book" that I give to the family for Valentine's day and so I am sitting and staring at pictures for hours on end. My kids love to look at these books, so it is all worth it in the end, but my eyes start to gloss over from staring at the computer screen for so long! I figured I'd add some to the blog while the other ones are uploading to my blurb book. Here are some favorites from the month of December, for a bit of a recap.
Over Christmas break we decided to learn how to skate, spent lots of time and way too much money at the skating rink, but it beat video games and 46 neighborhood kids begging to play all break long! Levi is wreckless and I can't watch him skate, Caden is a nightmare can't even get in one good stride, and the girls took right to it. We ended up getting them skates for Christmas, though ironically we have not been back since. Hmmm....

Caden turned 4 (this is out of order but I am too lazy to cut and paste).Those are spider web cupcakes though they are a bit pink and blue rather than red and blue. Fortunately, he didn't complain TOO much about it.




Gingerbread house decorating. Our annual tradition that I sort of loathe (remember how I feel about pumpkin decorating? This falls into that category...just going for fun mom points and I need as many as I can get).
Can't forget the annual employee party, where I get to sit awkwardly and make small talk with lots of drunk people who I don't know. Always an awkward night, though it is always a fun chance to dress up and go out on the town with my man!


This is a well known pose at our house. Caden has two group poses, he either squeezes your neck till you are near choking...or we have to point or touch a random object.
Another birthday picture (again, out of order, again lazy...but hey at least I am blogging).
The boys all got shot guns for Christmas (never seen my husband so excited about a gift in his life...despite his rather grim expression...), and after all was said and done my mom asks "you are okay with him having a gun in the house?" Since my mom also got a shotgun, a pigeon disk shooter thingy and a GLOCK, she is obviously more of a gun fan than I am (and she can really shoot too...not a fake gun fan, a real gun fan). But the boys have gone shooting several times now and their obvious delight has softened the blow somewhat...
All of the girlies in our matching Christmas outfits.

Short and rather boring post, but I am not going to promise anything more inspiring since I will clearly just not get around to it and it isn't like I need more opportunities to remind myself of my shortcomings!! Happy New Year!!

7 comments:

Jespersen said...

Yipee for posting! I love to see what you are up too! Are your kids are so cute - love the pictures of Caden!

Thompson Family said...

Good for you for blogging. I have yet to post our December recap but the pictures are all edited!

The Thelins said...

You crack me up. I totally relate, on all levels. Especially the husbands' work parties. Post more, so I have some laughter-medicine.

Arlene Marie said...

SO HAPPY you posted today. Love them. They ALWAYS make me giggle. OF COURSE Levi is a crazy on skates. I wouldn't expect anything less of the boy. Cute Caden. Miss you. You look beautiful as always. Love the Christmas work party post. Hilarious! Happy week my friend. Lots of love from the Rockies! xoxo

Melissa Rozeski said...

Love the pictures. Did you say Roller Skating? Oh the memories of my youth come flooding back. I even had a white skating skirt. You are a fun mom for that! Take care, and post when you can. I love keeping up with you guys!

jrushing said...

Great updates! Maybe I will follow your lead and keep my blog up to date...maybe! Your family is so cute. It was a fun update!

Jenny said...

Love the update on Christmas! I just updated mine and it's almost February. Big huge star to me for doing it late rather than never, I guess. Loved reading about your kids. The skating sounds like so much fun! Remember when...did you do that as a kid as much as i did? It's like a thing of the past almost. What a great idea! You are so beautiful! I loved the pics of you girls in your matching dresses. Gorgeous!