Wednesday, December 31, 2008

MY 13 YR OLD'S GOURMET LUNCH?


Anything in a tortilla!  Here is a pic of his lunch today - yes, that's macaroni and cheese, tortilla chips, and nacho cheese dip on top of it all.  Maybe I ate a little too much cheese with this pregnancy 13 years ago?  

When I grimaced at his lunch he tried to tell me how wonderful it was and he said when he gets married, he's going to have a chef make this for everyone at the wedding.  Boy, do I feel sorry for the girl that marries him....

Sunday, December 28, 2008

NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION: TO MAKE MY BLOG PRETTIER!

Yea!  I already fulfilled my new year's resolution and it isn't even the new year yet!  Does it still count?  I have had a lot of fun the last few months reading your blogs, which inspired me to get on the bandwagon.  Took me a while, but I finally saw the "cutest blog on the block" icon on all your beautiful pages, so I joined in the designer fun.  

I was going to post another blog a couple of days ago about CHRISTMAS DAY at our house with our teens, but have decided against it.  You can ask me about it if you really want to know...but it was kind of a let down after getting home late Dec. 23 from our awesome Crested Butte trip.  WOW, I thought I had planned everything so carefully!  I'll just say, don't ever, ever give a 17 year old 2 sweaters for Christmas.  Even if he doesn't tell you what he wants!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  We should've just told the kids that the trip WAS their present and then he would've been pleasantly surprised.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

GOOD, COLD, FUN IN CRESTED BUTTE






Yes, It's Christmas Eve, and I'm waiting for my kids to go to bed!!!!!!! They're all watching a movie and it's 10:00 p.m.! No Christmas stories anymore, or tucking them in so Santa can come, but we are still having fun. My daughter is actually making the traditional monkey bread for Christmas breakfast, so I got a break on that chore!

Anyway, thought I would share some pics from a family 50th anniversary trip we just got back from. My husband's parents wanted to spend time with their kids and grandkids, instead of having a reception to celebrate, so 32 members of the family spent 3 days in Crested Butte together! Besides skiing during the day, there were awesome ice sculptures to see, snow tubing, and fun shopping in downtown. We booked the entire hostel for our group. The kids thoroughly enjoyed spending time with their grandparents and cousins. Each family was responsible for cooking a meal for the group. Every night we played games! We had our own worship service Sunday, and had a talent show Monday night, along with a wedding "roast" and powerpoint presentation of 50 years of pictures. It was about the best thing we have EVER done as a family!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

EMHS MEN'S CHOIR - OR THE TALE OF THE CHEESY CHRISTMAS SWEATER

We enjoyed a wonderful Christmas concert last night performed by EMHS students!  Listen to a few minutes of the men's choir!  They are the largest (and best, of course, in my opinion!) among the schools in this area.  

LOOK FOR THE TALL GUY WEARING THE CHRISTMAS TREE SWEATER!  

Yes, he's mine, and he and several of his choir buddies must hold a contest to see who can find the cheesiest sweater to wear to the concert!  Unfortunately, their teacher encourages this!  :)  Anyway, he's worn this one to 3 years of Christmas concerts.  It will be interesting to see if it fits next year!
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Saturday, December 6, 2008

A TIME TO DANCE...



Saturday, December 6th was a big night for both my boys. Winter Dance at EMHS, and 7th grade Cotillion! Now I think this winter dance thing must be about as big as prom around here, because not only did we get a new suit and flowers, etc., but 18 kids gathered at one house for 30 minutes of picture taking! Then dinner at Deep Fork (which I have never had the pleasure of going to!) and on to the dance. But that's not all folks! The party continues into the night with snacks at another house, and finally breakfast somewhere else, and going to church the next morning in the clothes they've been wearing for 15+ hours! Crazy, huh?!

So check out my 13 year old with the mustache, and my sharp dressed man!