Friday, December 31, 2010

Ugly Sweater Party



Lastnight Todd and I went to an Ugly Sweater Party! SO MUCH FUN! We are one crazy bunch! :) The baby I am holding is a friends. :)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas :)

Virginia turned 19 while away at college so this is a picture of her ice cream cake :)




We made home made root bear ....




We Christmas Caroled, watched movies as a family and ate yummy food :)





We were DOOR BELL DITCHED CHRISTMAS EVE!!! :) It made my whole night what this letter said put tears in my eyes :) We have no clue who it was!



This was the gifts left with the note....




Our Tree ready :)


Stockings full after Santa came ;)



Look at the foot prints... all over ... we could see where Santa went....




The kids waiting anxiously for us to say OK come see what Santa gave ya :)




The stuff Santa left for everyone...


The kids seeing Santa's stash he left :)



Taylor asked Santa to make a house out of the cookies we had... Santa really tried but the pellet stove must of melted it :) But Taylor was tickled he tried. Taylor keeps us on our feet!








Opening Gifts and Grandpa spent the night :)

















some stocking stuffers too...


It was a wonderful Christmas.... our hearts still are missing Grandma Sherry and are not used to her not being around... the first Holidays are always the hardest... but the children are happy and we spent qaulity time together :) We are so blessed!!!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Jaden and his sisters singing!

Turn off my blog music at the bottom first ;) This is great! I love my kids and we love music!



Sunday, December 5, 2010

A catch me up...

Here is a catch me up on us :) My mom (Karine's mom) The kids call her Grandmax, she made my girls winter skirts :) They are so beautiful! Kalene's is Black, Cally's is Blue and Taylor's is brown. She is always sending packages for the kids. This time she didn't make anything for Jaden, but bought him a bag of t-shirts (which he loves to wear because Grandpa wears them, so cute!) and some gold with information for him to share with his class. :) He was so excited.





Then there was a snow day! :) The kids had no school because we got a lot of snow... More than we have had in years. 11 inches... and the kids were out side playing in the snow all day! They made a cute MONSTER IGLOO and the bunnies had a blast in the snow too.






This is Cally being silly, that is a Santa Hat that I have to cover my kitchen chairs at Christmas. She wanted to see how cute it looked on her! She is so fun!



You can't tell too well because I took this picture in the dark but there is a hole under that mouth.


I also have caught up my blog that helps me stay positive and focus on the positives in my life...here it is, check it out ;)
http://makingitnotfakingit.blogspot.com/

Are WE the FAMILY your searching for?

Are you looking for... A couple who have been married for a long time and have a strong marriage... We met in church when I was 16, became best friends first, then dated... fell in love and married when I was 18 Todd was 22. We were sealed for all time and eternity in the Washington D.C. Temple a year after we were married. (Both parents were not able to attend a temple marriage so we did civil first, our family being apart of our wedding was important) Todd and I (Karine) have been married now for 19 years. Our love is only stronger and our relationship is only better today than when we first fell in love! Are you hoping to find a big family so that the child will have lots of love and siblings... Want a family that loves animals... We own 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 birds and 2 bunnies. How about a family that loves Music... Do you hope to find a family that likes Camping... What about a family that takes family vacations... Our Trip to Nauvoo, Carthridge Jail, the temple and the gardens. Shoshone Falls and Twin Falls Temple open house Salt Lake City, the temple and Beehive house... Hoover Dam The Grand Canyon Montezuma's Castle This is a fun, talented and creative family...We are a family that takes time to spend qaulity time together!

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Here are some traditions we do as a family and are open to do any new traditions you would like us to include:

BIRTHDAYS:

For slumber parties and for family movie night we make Pop-Corn suprise...which is popcorn that has something sweet hidden in the bottom of each persons bowl... like candy
For birthdays, we usually ask the person whose birthday it is what they want for breakfast, and then they are served whatever they desire in bed. If they are in school on their birthday, they will receive something special like balloons or flowers.
Sweet 16 the kids have a really big party with boys and girls
When our child turns 16 they get a ring.

NEW YEARS:
Our family loves Water fights (inside and outside the house) and Whip Cream fights (usually on holidays)
On New Years we love to bang pots and pans at midnight as a family. We usually spend the night together playing games and watching movies.


EASTER:
Easter egg hunts: Most of the time at Grandma’s house with cousins.
Toasts at Easter and Thanksgiving… (Usually with juice or soda): usually started with "to Motorcycles" in honor of Karine's Dad who is no longer with us. Everyone takes a turn and toasts to whatever they want.

FOURTH OF JULY:

The 4th of July we usually go over to Todd's parents for a big breakfast and watch the towns’ parade together. Sometimes we are in it. Then at night we will go to the towns’ stadium and watch the fireworks show. After wards we usually come home or go to family’s house and light our own. The kids love the 4th of July.


HALLOWEEN:
One of our favorite Halloween traditions is to go to the pumpkin patch and pick out our own pumpkin. That usually includes a hay ride and some fun mazes and activities.
Boo give away at Halloween (cookies and yummies but done in door bell ditch style)
Our family really enjoys Trunk or Treat on Halloween.(done at the church parking lot with our ward)


THANKSGIVING:
On Thanksgiving we rotate dinner between relatives’ homes each year. We all bring our favorite dishes and enjoy the day as a family eating and being together. Chocolate pie and Pumpkin pie is our families’ favorite holiday desert.


CHRISTMAS:
Our Family loves to make igloos and snowmen in the winter and have snowball fights too.
Christmas is one of our favorite holidays. We decorate everything inside and out! The more lights the better.
At Christmas we love to drive around as a family and look at other houses decorated.
Gifts to give to a need a family at Christmas time

We dress up and act out the birth of Jesus and manger scene every year at Christmas.
We go Christmas caroling as a family with hot chocolate
We love to decorate Christmas Cookies and show them off.
We usually make a cookie plate up for our neighbors at Christmas and sing one song.
Christmas eve, everyone opens one gift…


FAMILY:
All of Todd’s family lives very close. We have family dinners and get togethers often.
Karine’s Mother and Step Father visit several times a year and send care packages to the children often.