December 27, 2008

Christmas Morning

Adam had to work Christmas Day, so we woke the boys up at 6:30 to open presents. Nana, Papa, and Uncle Jordan stayed the night with us. I got up and put our traditional breakfast casserole and cinnamon rolls in the oven then we woke the boys up. They were so excited to see that Santa had left them lots of goodies. Adam surprised me with a Wii Fit, which he kept hidden in the bedroom until all the gifts were opened. We ate breakfast, daddy left for work, and everyone but Jacob and me went back to sleep. Jacob stayed up and played his Ninetendo DS while I cleaned up the mess and got ready for the rest of the family to come over later.I have uploaded a video of the boys waking up and finding their gifts. It wouldn't let me only post part of the video, so I don't know how long it is or if it will work or not.

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Christmas Eve

We went to Christmas Eve service at church and Nana, Papa, & Uncle Jordan went with us. We had a great time celebrating Jesus's birthday with our wonderful friends and family. After church, we came home and Grandma Lyn, Papa Steve, and Papa Dwight all came over to do Christmas with us. Papa Eddie was supposed to be here, but his truck broke down in Afton and he didn't make it. We ate dinner and opened presents and just enjoyed spending time with our family. Peyton got a new Cars bike from Papa Dwight and he was so excited. Mom had wrapped a picture of the bike in a box and he was so confused when he opened it, but once he saw the bike he went crazy! The boys also got to open our Christmas Eve pajamas from Mom and Dad. Jacob had to go outside and put his reindeer food out for the reindeer to eat before he went to bed.

December 16, 2008

Fun on the Ice

Peyton was getting restless in the house today, so Adam decided he would take the car out and slide around in the cul-de-sac. Peyton had a blast going around in circles in Mommy's car, and he was actually calmed down when he came back in the house for the rest of the day. The other pics are from yesterday. Peyton ate Ravioli's for lunch and you can see the results below and he had to pose with his favorite singing animals of the season.

Making Christmas Cookies

Since we have been out of school for two days, we decided to start our Christmas baking early. It has been a tradition to make sugar cookies every year with Jacob. Well, this year it was a little more interested because Peyton thought he was big enough to help. The cookies are still in the oven, but I wanted to post some of the pictures from them making the dough and rolling it out. I love this time of year!

December 14, 2008

Sunday School

We took pictures today of our two year olds for their Christmas presents they are making their parents. Getting five boys to all look at the camera at one time and smile is difficult. They did great and the pictures are adorable, so I decided to share some!

Wind Storm

While I was out shopping yesterday, Adam called to tell me that the wind had knocked the power out about 20 times and that it had also knocked over the boys's wooden swing set. At first, I thought he was kidding because this thing is huge and extremely heavy. We have had it for 2 years and it has upheld some pretty severe storms. After he had finally convinced me he wasn't kidding, I was in shock. Below are a few pictures of the tipped over swing set. I am not looking forward to getting this thing back up right!

December 13, 2008


As most people know, I took a job teaching at Central High School in Tulsa back in October. While this has not been the easiest place to work, I have truly grown to love it there. When I took the job, I had a conflict with Jacob's school schedule and my schedule. My principal told me she would change my schedule at semester to give me last block off, so I could get Jacob from school. Well, I was informed Thursday that she is not changing my schedule which means that I have nothing to do with Jacob after school. I spent all day calling sitters and daycares, but no one has an opening after school for him. I went into talk to my principal on Friday, but I had to resign. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we go through this adjusting time again. I know God has a plan for us, but right now all I can see are bills and a mortgage payment. Also, keep my students in your prayers. These kids have really rough lives and have already been through two teachers this year and will now have to adjust to with a third teacher. Most of them do not adjust well, especially with authority figures.

December 10, 2008

Big 12 Championship Game

My dad took us to the Big 12 Championship game in Kansas City. It was freezing cold, but it was worth it. We got to Kansas City about 4:00 and started tailgating. The hamburgers didn't quite cook, but the rest of the food was great. We sat on the Missouri side which wouldn't have been too bad, but their fans were rude and annoying. The guy behind me yelled at me for standing up at kickoff. Fortunately, most of the Missouri fans left at halftime. By the time the game was over, our toes were frozen and it hurt to walk, but the whole experience made it all worth it. Now, I just wish I could get tickets to Miami. LOL!

Christmas Portraits

Family Christmas portraits didn't go quite as planned this year. We ended up having to take them on two different days because the males would not cooperate. Peyton and Adam both were being babies and would not smile, so we had to re-take them on a colder day. We went to the Catholic church here in Collinsville, and it was absolutly beautiful. They boys were cold, but they did great!

Putting up the tree

Jacob & Peyton were so excited to put up the Christmas tree this year, but Jacob got bored quickly. Peyton was a "big" help, but he kept putting all the ornaments close together. He wanted them on top of each other. The boys had fun helping mom and dad decorate the tree this year.