Ok, here we have the results of giving a 2 year old boy a GREEN-dyed chocolate frosting, chocolate cupcake.
Oh. my. goodness.
This really speaks for itself, eh?
My children's favorite house guest of the last week.
If we could ever find such a wonderful dog, we would adopt him immediately.
Immediately. Great dog!
Talitha Elizabeth's hair all curled for Christmas Eve service.
Obviously, I'm never letting her out of the house, right?!
Dean doing his fatherly duty - putting together toys for Christmas!
Another Daddy-assembled Christmas gift.
Man, those transformers are actually pretty hard to...um...transform ~ he's gettin' it though.
He also got SoundWave - Decepticons, Mobilize!!
Elijah had a rough morning - just tired and cranky - but he did love his new dinosaur w/ the Hot Wheel City.
There were a few homemade items as well.
Tali got a matching hat & scarf (I'm still not finished with the mittens - they're adorable!)
Our family is now properly decked out in OSU attire - thanks to Grammy!
Even lil' Micah in his new OSU bib ~ he thoroughly enjoyed his very first Christmas morning!!
Life goes on. We are now in the cleaning up process. My dh is spackling and painting the many spots on our walls. I am taking down decorations and I *seriously* need to dust!! No, seriously. wow.
MANY, many thanks go out to my wonderful mil - she cooked, made candy, caramel corn, buckeyes, banana pudding......she also spent a whole evening with all my kiddos so Dean & I could have a date night. Whoo-hoo!! Go Grammy!! Well, Kenni helped out too....;)
Life goes on. We are starting the Wii Active (one of our Christmas gifts, along with more controllers, covers, batteries and a 4-pack charger) 30 Day Challenge. Eating less is still VERY difficult. It is something I did NOT do well at during some of our Christmas celebrations. Yet this *is* something we are committed to doing. I just get up each day and start again. Whether I've messed up or not. I just start each day in prayer, committing it to God and asking for HIS power to help me. I *so* can't do this on my own.
So that's it. Party at our house New Year's Eve. Football game at a friend's house New Year's Day. Then hubby attends a conference and the kids & I get back on the hs'ing train......Life goes on.
And it is a GOOD life~