Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Snow Day!!!

Yea!!!!!!!!!! I wish I could say we got to sleep in, but for some reason I couldn't go back to sleep. Does that mean I'm getting old?!?..Although, somehow my husband was able to catch a few more hours of zzzzzzzzz's.
Today could have been a really productive day, but it hasn't been. We have done a whole lot of nothing, but I guess that's what snow days are for. And no work for us tomorrow either...My father is having surgery tomorrow. Evidently his scar tissue has grown from a heart attack he had when he was 39, and now he is having to get a defibulator for an irregular heart beat. The doctor described it as an insurance policy to shock his heart into beating, in case it stops. So if you read this, please keep us in your prayers. I'm sure everything is going to go fine!

Lots of Diapers

Evidently I have a new hobby...diaper wreaths and cakes. And they're kind of fun to make. It's somewhat of a stress relief for my tiny bit of OCD:). The pictures below are two projects of love for two special teachers at school. It seems like every week, if not every day, someone I know becomes pregnant. So...If you are a friend of mine with a little one on the way, look out because a diaper wreath/or cake might be coming your way!

For baby Madden

For baby Camilla

*If I can find the pics of baby Dane's, I will post those later.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Where are you Christmas?

I'm finally able to post some pics of Christmas 2008!!! And, oh how I wish we were still on Christmas break! I think I needed just one more week to re-group, but I realize we still get more that what most people get, since we both work for schools. And we should just be thankful that we both have jobs right now, with the way the economy the way it is.
I guess we had a relaxing Christmas break, but it also seems like we were busy. First, we had my mom's side get together at my uncle's. Hopefully, I can get some pics from that posted. We always have a good time when we are all together-which is getting to be less often, now that my grandparents are both passed away. Then we did our Christmas Eve ritual of going to eat at Texas de Brazil and opening presents with my parents. We usually go see a movie Christmas Eve, but the movie we wanted to see, Marley and Me, did not come out till Christmas day....As usual, we went OVERBOARD with presents. We all vowed to not buy presents next year and just take a trip somewhere-which sounds like a great plan!..Christmas day, we woke up a cooked breakfast and played with Trent's new Wii. Then we had some family friends come over and share the wonderful meal Trent and my mother prepared. (I'm not allowed in the kitchen unless it is to clean or bake.) After we ate, everyone played Wii AGAIN and then we went to see Marley and Me, finally.
We missed Trent's side this year at Christmas. However, we were able to celebrate with them earlier. We usually travel out to Colorado a day or two after Christmas and stay through the New Year, but this year we decided not to travel. We always enjoy seeing the kids open up their big present.
Here are a few random pics from our Christmas...

This is the wreath that I made...I think the week before Christmas.

A family friend participating in Wii bowling.
*Side note: I can kick Trent's butt at bowling and boxing, the latter of which I am very proud of.

Trent and my mother preparing beef tenderloin...yummy!

Prissy sitting on her throne.

Just the top of our 10 feet tall Christmas tree.

Our Santa collection with our custom stockings-THANKS to Mrs. Joanne.

My attempt at being creative in our breakfast room.

I think Trent's favorite present and ONLY surprise, and autographed pic of McFadden.

Sweet Prissy thinking, you guys are NUTTS!
I did not get a pic of Elvis while we were opening presents. If he is in the house, then he is in his kennel. I'll try to be better next year. However, I do have to share. Elvis received some stuffed animals from Santa, and one poor animal was gone in less than 30 minutes! One minute it's whole...the next minute it looks like road kill! Crazy dog...gotta love him!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Up and Running!!!!!!!!!!!

Finally, I'm back to blogging....We've had computer problems for, I don't know...the past TWO months. So we ended up having to buy a new computer, and now it looks like we are going to have to get a new printer. For some reason the TWO printers in our house right now are not compatible with our new computer-which I love! It has a 24" screen, so it makes everything look ginormous!
I'm tired from trying to revamp our blog; so, hopefully, tomorrow I will get around to posting some pics from the last TWO months. Also, we are trying out our new blog name, "Hanging with the Haynes". We will see if it sticks!?!