Monthly Archives December 2010

Attack of the Clones

Plenty of siblings look alike. When I look at people’s siggies on JustMommies I can often see strong resemblances between their children. I have always known my girls were incredibly similar – they have even been mistaken for twins. But now there’s a new face to add to the brood and again the resemblance is…
CONTINUE READING

Christmas time

We had a very nice Christmas. It was smaller this year because Mr. Stryder wasn’t able to visit but it was nice and cozy. I love not having to rush out in to the traffic with everyone else and stress about getting somewhere. It’s just too hard. We had gone to Virginia right before and…
CONTINUE READING

Christmas is over…so, now what????

All the presents have been opened and the kids have tried out all their new toys. We took down the christmas tree and packed away all the decorations. So, now what? This week we still have Eric’s birthday to celebrate. And then it’s time to usher in the new year. As we say goodbye to…
CONTINUE READING

Hearts

“Bob?” “Yeah?” “I really love you so much.” “Thanks, Mom… Mom?” “Yeah?” “I really love Mace Windu so much.” “Yeah.” “I mean a lot.” “Got it.”
CONTINUE READING

Christmas

We had a great Christmas here.  Dakota and Christian are loving all things video game related (wii, xbox 360)…  Ava is still recovering from Christmas.  We’ve noticed that her body stresses easily.  Long drives, vacations, a lot of excitement, etc… totally through her for a loop.  It takes days for her to recover from anything. …
CONTINUE READING

We didn’t get much….

Snow that is. The huge blizzard missed us and we only got a dusting, but I think my kids still enjoyed it, don’t you 🙂 Also, I don’t know who had more fun, the kids or the husband! Will was in some kind of zone driving this tractor. Yes, he was still driving, kinda–it was…
CONTINUE READING

cookies! the final chapter

Today is my oldest son’s birthday – ten years ago we were brand new parents, oh so unaware of how our lives were going to change. Today, instead of baking him a birthday cake, I made yet more spritz cookies, an apple strudel for tomorrow’s Christmas Eve melee at my sister’s, yeast rolls for Christmas…
CONTINUE READING

"Make It" Monday

Today was the first day of the kids’ Winter Break.  I told them early on that if we were going to survive the next 2 weeks they had to pace themselves.  That meant no pestering me to take them anywhere or fighting over the Wii or telling me they were bored.  I cruelly forced them…
CONTINUE READING




×