Wednesday, January 7, 2009

It's about time...

Better late than never, huh! I finally took the time to sit down and go through our Christmas pictures! As you can tell from all of the pictures, the kids had a blast this year! Hope you enjoy!

The Family! This was at my mom's house the Friday after Christmas. Can you believe all 7 of us is in the picture....5 of the 7 looking at the camera and smiling! I will take that and be happy!

Christmas Eve was a little different for us this year. Morgan and Hannah went to their dad's and Bella to her mom's. This was the first year like this, so as you can guess, I was pretty sad. Didn't really feel like Christmas Eve without everyone home. But, there's always next year!

So it was just Alan and I, Ethan and Emma Kate, and Alan's parents for Christmas Eve. Can you tell Ethan had a BLAST opening all of his presents! And Emma Kate's! And mine! He just wanted to open them all!!!

Emma Kate just sat back and let everyone do it for her! She just calmly watched as Ethan ripped through all of her gifts!

Ethan woke up pretty early for Santa on Christmas morning! He loved all of his presents. Anything airplanes or dinosaurs and he's all for it!

I just LOVE this picture of him! He "flew" this dinosaur all over the house!

He had a fit over his Star Wars power wheels!

The girls didn't come home until Christmas Day at 2:00 so we had "Christmas Afternoon"! It just wasn't quite the same on Christmas morning. I didn't get too many pictures of the girls opening their presents. They had them all opened before we knew it!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Kickin' a bad habit

I didn't make a lot of resolutions this year...just 3...

1. Pass my classes
2. Loss the baby weight
3. Stop biting my nails

I have been a nail biter for ALL of my life! I know, it's a bad habit! I've tried to stop so many times and have been unsuccessful. Usually if I get acrylic nails they will grow, but just as soon as the acrylic nails come off, my real nails are gone...I get bored, I bite them. I get stressed or nervous and I really bite them!

Well, with me starting school and not being able to wear acrylic nails anymore...I have to stop biting them! And besides, working in the environment, all the germs, the thought of it just grosses me out! Not that it didn't before, I've just become more aware of it!

I've told Alan or the kids, if they see me biting my nails, to slap me!! I will say, it's been two days and no slaps....Yet!!


Oh, I gotta share some funny quotes from Hannah today!

We were getting ready for "Mommy and Me Day" and I was doing her hair....

"Mommy, I don't want pink-tails...can you do black-tails, I don't like pink!"

It's been raining for the past few days and we are all sick of it.
Here's Hannah's thoughts on it!

"God sure is taking a long shower...You think he will be done soon?!"

Monday, January 5, 2009

Getting back into the swing of things

Anyone else, have a hard time getting their kids up for school this morning??!! Morgan DID NOT want to get up and she just cried and fought with me on everything...from what to wear, to what she wanted for lunch, and all the way to getting out of the car at school.

This is our first "back to school after Christmas Break" and boy was it tough. It was almost like the first day of school all over again.


Speaking of first days of school...mine is Thursday! I am getting so nervous!

I've had to get shots (oh, like 5 of them!), a physical, a drug test, finger printing and a background check, uniforms, shoes, stethoscope, scissors, and books...

And speaking of books, 15 to be exact! $800 worth of books...But I paid no where near that much. How you ask??!! Ebay! And Amazon! I will never buy books from the school bookstore again!

So you wanna know how much I ended up paying for them all?? You will never guess! About $150.00!!!

Crazy, huh! Yes, some were used, but it perfect condition! And a few I found were even new, still in the wrapper! I think the cheapest one was like $2.00 and the most expensive was maybe $25.00! I was so excited! And so was our pocketbook!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy 2009!!

Just wanted to wish everyone a HAPPY 2009!! We spent New Year's Eve and Day relaxing! A calm and peaceful way to start off the year on the right foot!


Did you notice.....My blog got a makeover!! Thanks to Melanie at Sassy Chic Designs! She did a WONDERFUL job!! I LOVE it!! Go check her out! Get a new look for the new year!! Thanks again Mel!