Saturday, November 24, 2007

Stranded with Rudolph...

I was raised on these Christmas movies by Rankin Bass and I just love them. I have most of the videos and the action figures. Yes, that's right, I have the action figures. I just bought the 8 video collection on dvd that came out this year. We were watching them on the way home when something went wrong with our Yukon. We are now stranded in Des Moines for the weekend since the dealership service center closed at 4 and we got there at 3. No one works on Sunday, so our car and family have to sit until Monday. We are staying in a pretty nice hotel with a pool. We are planning on visiting the Science Museum tomorrow. We're determined to make the best of it : )

We're Heading Home Today...

Usually we try to leave at around 8pm at night when we head out for a road trip. That way most of the kids sleep the majority of the way. We still had so much to do last night though, that we weren't able to get out. I'm hoping Eli will handle being on the road all day today ok. I was up at 4am yesterday to hit the after day after Thanksgiving sales with my sister, her boyfriend, dad, my brother Rob and Kate. I bought a LOT of movies. They were super cheap with the holiday sales, so we'll be watching those today.
I have no idea how we're going to get the truck packed. My father bought us a very large remote control airplane for the family for Christmas. Some of the boxes for it are 5 feet long. Tim is thrilled to no end with it and wouldn't let my dad ship it. Fitting us all in will be interesting to say the least. We'll be home tonight.
I hate leaving my family. It's really emotional for me. It's hard for me to get back more than once a year and I miss them so much. This was a great year because my brother made it back. We said our goodbye's last night. He hugged me so hard I couldn't breathe.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Some Family...

My Aunt climbing in a tree to put up the Christmas lights in her pajamas. I look like hunchback don't I?
My cousin McKenzi and Kate learning to bake pies with Grandma.
My baby brother Robert came home. Miss him, it's been 4 years.
The annual shrimp boil dinner.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Calling Out Red Maryjane Girls!

I would like to have a red maryjane header made, but I need some red maryjane girls to feature. I have one, but would like to have several more. If you have a photo of your little girl wearing red maryjanes and wouldn't mind me putting it into a header, please forward it to my e-mail at Solid color backgrounds are best, white is perfect, but I'll see if we can crop if we need to. Thank you!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

A Little Bowling and Some Bad Pictures...

Tyler and Uncle Gary.
Aunt Pam and Kate.
Uncle Gary, Aunt Pam and McKenzie.
Kate and Tyler. Eli and Uncle Gary.
Yeah, I know Zach's eyes are closed, but this is a pretty good picture for this batch.
We went bowling our first night in KC. It was a lot of fun. Met my cousin's boyfriend...he's a nice kid.