My life is simply that. A weaving. We live in small town USA and I'm living a life I love…

Christmas and Such…

Reading the Thank You note left from Santa...

Uh... why are we up so early?!?

Uhhh... why are we up so early?

Madeline's "Big" Gift... and MP3 Player...

Charlie's New BIG Gun... (the thing will shoot 3 bullets per second!)

Sophia's Phone and her favorite gift... M&Ms... seriously.

Madeline reading the Christmas story from her new Bible...

Sophia, Ethan & Poppaw...

There’s a glimpse of our Christmas.  Last week I when vacation was coming to an end I decided the Christmas stuff needed to be dealt with.  This week starts real life:  school restarted, my classes start, I have a few Pampered Chef shows coming up, church stuff, etc… but I was having a majorly hard time getting going last Tuesday.  Oh, wait… it could have been because of this:

Yup... complete with the Adobe Suite CS4...

This was staring at me in the face begging to be explored and installed.  (The annoying part, I put it aside and just tried to install it today and there’s problems with the coupon code!!!  HIGHLY annoying!)

So anyways, while this was sitting, staring at me, begging to be used… this was what was going on in my house…

Charlie's Room Before #1

Charlie's Room Before: #2 (Yikes!)

Charlie's Room Before: #3

Maddie's Room Before: #1

Maddie's Room Before: #2

My Helper... Cheesy Sophia...

Let the fun begin…  we had made a trip to IKEA on Tuesday night…

One allen wrench and hours later...

Tada...Charlie's Room After: A lego workstation

Charlie's Room After: #2

Charlie's Room After: #3... the biggest miracle, the closet.

And the girls’…

Madeline's Room After: #1 (New Bookshelf!!)

Girls Room After: #2 (The New Art Easel!)

Here’s some of my favorite things from each of the kids rooms…

Michigan Helmet, Buzz Lightyear, and Yoda... what a combo...

Charlie's Bookshelf: Charlie Brown, Indiana Jones & Indiana Mickey, Baseball trophy, and Bakugans...

The Lego Station Ready for Action...

Maddie's Favs: Alarm Clock, MP3, and iDog...

Felicity & Elizabeth in matching nightgowns... they match the girls' from Christmas (oh, and Samantha, she's mine)

I just like this lamp and picture...

Two Favs... Vera Bradley ($12 at outlet) and 31 Bag with Monogram...

One of Sophia's new Favorites...Little Miss Sunshine

Sophia's New Dollhouse... she loves it.

So, it’s almost a wrap but here’s a couple more for you, since I know you’re hanging onto every word…   just kidding.

My favorite gift for the kids... I have a thing for new crayons what can I say? And a tower of them... heaven.

Dippin' Dots Maker: Fun for kids, clean up... not so fun.

THese are heavenly in a chocolate fountain...trust me, or try it, I don't care... either way, you'll love it!

Our new favorite Bible/book for the kids... Pick it up today. Another I promise you'll love it thing!

And drum roll please... the top pick for wii game of the season... adults have logged more hours than kids. It's that fun.

Well, I think I’ve bored you enough.  Hope you enjoyed your first day back to reality.  I’ve spent too much time on my hinney putting this post up, so until later.

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5 responses

  1. wow. looks like you guys have been really busy!! i heart ikea!!

    5 January 2010 at 6:40 am

  2. Heidi

    It looks like 2 of our gifts made the top Christmas gift list. Yesss!!!

    5 January 2010 at 10:17 am

  3. Geez. You just need a few more projects on your plate, don’t ya?!!

    CS4?!! Prepare to fall in love with your computer. Photoshop is a necessity to living around here–don’t know how we grew up without these new-fangled design programs.

    Oh, and we got Mario for the wii, too. And we MAY have logged more hours than Ian, too . . .

    5 January 2010 at 12:22 pm

  4. And one more thing . . .

    When I close my eyes and think of you when we were kids, that little girl Charity, the photos of your girls in that post are pretty much spot-on.

    5 January 2010 at 12:23 pm

  5. Hi there. I just wanted you to know that I saw your comment over at Lisa -The Preachers Wife — and I totally long for the same thing =— a in real life PW friend—-
    Just wondering where you live?

    WIll pray for you!
    in HIM –
    mindy

    7 January 2010 at 3:09 am

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