Sunday, November 30, 2008

Turkey Gobbler!!

Olivia learned this song from school and it just cracks me up. She walks around the house singing all the time and it's fun to hear the different songs she sings. I talked her into letting me record her to share on our blog. I think she likes the notoriety! Ha!!
video

The Only Thing Worth Stealing...


are Kisses From Sleeping Babies!!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thankful...

We have been blessed so much this past year that we wanted to share some of those things we're thankful...

Phil: "I'm thankful for you (Kelly)."
Kelly: "I'm thankful for a God of second chances. I'm thankful for my family who loves me in spite of it all. I'm thankful for my friends...who are still my friends! :):) And I'm thankful for a wonderful job that has allowed me to be home more with my family."
Parker: "I'm thankful for my family, friends, God and Jesus."
Easton: "My Webkins."
Olivia: "I'm thankful for my friend Aubree."

There are so many more things but these are only a few. We hope you have a WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Laughs From Christmas Past

Last years Christmas pictures were such a big hit that I thought I would post it for all to remember and enjoy. Easton recovered from his traumatic photo session...hehe!

Getting to Know Me--Christmas Style

Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your friends.
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Mostly wrap but an occasional bag
2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial
3. When do you put up the tree? Usually when I find time
4. When do you take the tree down? New Years
5. Do you like egg nog? YUMMY!!!
6. Favorite gift received as a child? i loved them all
7. Hardest person to buy for? Men
8. Easiest person to buy for? the kids
9. Do you have a nativity scene? Fisher Price :)
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? mail, usually hand made cards with family picture
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? We play Dirty Santa twice every year...
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? NL Christmas Vacation (Mine & Phil's first date)
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Not as early as I'd like
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yep, remember Dirty Santa!!!
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? goodies Nancy makes
16. Lights on the tree? clear
17. Favorite Christmas song? God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Barenaked Ladies
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? stay home
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer,
Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen and of course Rudolph--Thanks Becky!
Hehe!!
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? star
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Both
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? All the "rudies" come out
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? It changes every year
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Honey baked ham
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? a clean/organized house! Ha!! I need
to talk to the "Miracle Man" on this one!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

OKC Thunder

We went to our first OKC Thunder game Monday night with a group from our chuch. The atmosphere was very energetic and we had a great time. I think Easton might have enjoyed it the most. He made a sign to hold up, he got an OKC Thunder tattoo (temporary), he kept yelling at the camera men so he could get on tv, and he danced and cheered to all the music. He was a lot of fun to watch. The only thing he didn't get that he wanted was to see the Thunder Girls close up!! I'm sure it made his dad proud!!

Olivia with her "tat"

Our church family--I'm not sure how we got the seats in front of all of them...the kids were part of the entertainment!!

Parker with his Peeps...

Easton, Olivia and Aubree watching the game

This is my favorite picture! It pretty much sums up the night!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Pam!

This post is a little late, like most of mine are. Don't worry, I already wished her a Happy Birthday which was on Nov 12. Becky and I surprised Pam with a much needed "Girls Night Out"this past Saturday! First, we stopped in at The Paper Crown, a scrapbook store on the north side. We probably could've stayed there all night. Then we moved on to the main event, a night of personal pampering at a spa. It was so relaxing. We decided it was something we need to do at least for each of our birthdays! Last, we went to The Cheesecake Factory for dinner and of course cheesecake...YUMMY!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAM!! Notice I didn't mention "age" anywhere! :):)

Pam, Kelly, Becky enjoying some chocolates after the facial massage!

Enjoying our foot massage!! Aaaahhhh!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Fall Family Retreat 2008

Every year our church has a Fall Family Retreat. We've been many times but missed the past two years so I was exicted we were able to go this year. We had a good time and the weather was BEEEE-U-TIFUL!!! We went to Robbers Cave State Park in southeastern Oklahoma. We went down Friday evening without incident, which is a miracle in itself when you travel with a group...especially ours! It's like a weekend of church camp. We stay in cabins that sleep about 16 people on bunk beds with things they were calling mattresses. I think having a little "girly" girl has taken some of the adventurousness out of me...things that sicked me out this weekend didn't seem to bother me before. You should have heard me and Olivia in the shower. Pretty good stuff! Hehe!! I'll try to sum up a few of the funnier stories from the weekend:
Easton threw a rock that skipped off Parker's chest then hit him in the chin, Easton fell off the top bunk in the middle of the night, Phil was tackled and put in the scissors by a high-schooler in the annual teenager vs. adult football game...btw the adults are undefeated, I got a migraine on Saturday that led to throwing up...nice!! If I think of anything else I'll add it later. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the pics and hug your kids today!! :):)

Parker with his friends Jake and Zack.


Parker in the door of our cabin.


Phil and Jason


Easton and Olivia at the top of Robbers Cave


We had a pumpkin decorating contest and our family came up with the idea of a mummy-pumpkin...I thought it was very creative...but we didn't win!!


Some of the "contestants" of the American Idol skits.


Elmo Robinson


Brian and Shannon Plumb (My personal idols..hehe!!!)


Sarah, Tina, Kelly & Misty


The Thompsons


The Stouts and 1 Woods

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Little Spooks!!

We had a hodge podge Halloween this year. On the 25th we spent the day at Grandma and Papa Gary's watching football with friends and family. Later we all went to our church for the annual Fall Family Festival. Parker was Jason from the Friday the 13th Movies, Easton was a Ninja and Olivia was a flapper. Nancy made her costume and did another great job. I'm already excited to see what we come up with for next year and Olivia has already started planning.
Here are a few pics of our day.

Easton, Aubree, Olivia, Brody & Clare


Parker, Easton & Olivia


Parker and Sawyer


Olivia and her girlfriends!


Aubree, Mason & Olivia


The Family!!


We hope you all had a Happy and Safe Halloween!!

ROCK THE VOTE!!!


Phil and I both voted today! Phil went early this morning at 7am and it took him 1 hour and 17 min (he's very exact....hehe) and I went later at 9am, it only took me about 30 min. If you haven't yet...GET OUT THERE AND "ROCK THE VOTE"!!