Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas

It has been a crazy week. My parents got here on Sunday Night. We went to the State Museum on Monday (it was free). The boys got to ride the train. We had a nice time. On Tuesday, we went shopping some. I was supposed to have a chiropractor appointment. But it was icy, and the police closed off the interstate so we couldn't get there. But we had a good afternoon. Got our baking done. The boys decorated their ornaments we made a couple days before. On Christmas Eve, Greg's parents, sister, and nephew Ryan came. We had a nice lunch and opened presents. We had a really good visit with them. I hadn't seen Ryan since he was like 6 months old (he is 14 months now!!). We went to Christmas Eve service at church. I played my flute. I really surprised my mom. Afterwards we went to Terry and Cheryl's house for soup and junk food. We got home after 10.

On Christmas morning, my dad made us breakfast burritos (VERY GOOD!). Got pictures before we had breakfast. After we got breakfast cleaned up, we opened presents. The boys had a wonderful time playing with their toys. My uncle Phil and aunt Royce came for lunch. After lunch and they left. My parents took Logan and Tucker and went to their house. Greg, Miles, and I stayed here at the house and cleaned stuff up. It took us a couple hours to clean up and put toys away and open everything. But it looks lots better!!! We went out to supper. The only things that were open were Chinese. So we picked it up and brought it home. We got the kitchen cleaned up and ready to go to my parents.

Today we went to the library and got the stuff I had on hold. Went to Walmart to see what kind of after Christmas sales they had. Didn't get too much, we did get some lights for our tree next year. Picked up my pictures from Sam's. Went to Lifeway to look at Bibles for Greg and Logan. Didn't find any we really liked right now. But we did find a couple books we wanted. Went out to lunch. We are all packed and headed out as soon as I'm done. My Dad's brothers will be getting together a little bit tongiht. We are having the Clinton Clan Christmas tomorrow. Mark and Angie won't be there because they are still in China picking up the little girl they adopted. Their kids will be there. It should be a fun evening!!

Have a Happy New Year!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

6 Months

I can't believe it. Miles is 6 months old today. He is rolling over like crazy. I found him under the Christmas tree playing with the ornaments yesterday and today! Yesterday Tucker drank out of a big boy cup with out spilling anything! Big improvement. Miles got his 1st tooth today!! I'm excited but I'm not at the same time.

We went to Christmas at the Zoo tonight. We did not take a stroller. Logan and Tucker walked the whole time, and I had Miles bundled up in the ergo, and had my coat zipped up around him too. It was very pretty. Logan and Tucker both said their favorite part of the lights at the zoo was the Trains. It was a nice time.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

It's been a while

I know, I know, it's been a while since I have updated my blog. Not much has been going on around here. Just same old, same old. Been doing the museum on Tuesdays, Chiropractor on Wednesdays, and storytime on Thursdays. I have been working on making junk food for Christmas. I do have all my Christmas bought and wrapped! (YEA). We are getting there.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Getting into Christmas Spirit Photos

One of my little angels

The boys fishing at the museum

Miles' 1st visit with Santa




Santa's Little Helpers



The Tree Decorating Crew!

Pictures from Mom and Dad's

The boys in the glider that Greg put together for Mom and Dad

Logan's cookie he decorated

Grandma Peggy helped Tucker decorate this one

Logan and Tucker helping Grandma Peggy roll out the cookies

Miles' in Grandpa Bill's Hat

Visiting Great Grandma Lena

video Tucker is helping move wood in

Thanksgiving

Tucker singing his ABC's
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Miles' 1st Thanksgiving

Our November 2008 Family Pictures

Our Family Picture on November 27, 2008

My 3 Sons

Logan's 4 year Pictures

Tucker's Picture

Miles' 5 month picture

Busy Busy Busy

It has been crazy busy the last few days. Yesterday we stayed after church to help wrap and fill shoebox presents. Today I have been cleaning (mostly cleaning off my counter in the dining room that seems to ALWAYS get full!). Taking care of laundry (had 2 weeks worth!). Keeping the boys happy and fed! I did take a short nap this afternoon. But it seems like I was busy all day! Got stuff ready for my Avon Meeting/Party tomorrow night. The boys helped! They were wonderful today! It was a really good day!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Good day!

We have had an excellent day!! We went to Nancy's 4th birthday party. The boys were good and had a blast. Could have done without the snow...but that's ok. The boys took a nap. We had supper, and then went grocery shopping. The boys were excellent at the store, even though it was so cold outside. All in all, a wonderful day!!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Trying to get into the Christmas Spirit

We are working on getting into the Christmas Spirit. Greg took today off and we went to the Children's Museum. The boys got their picture taken with Santa (Miles' 1st time). Logan did good...Tucker wasn't having it! We also got to see the play in Lilly Theater (Cronicles of Narnia). One of our worker friends was in it. The boys sat through it very good. We went out to supper, and then put our Christmas Tree up. The boys were so excited. They had troubles realizing that some of the ornaments were breakable. But they did pretty good. After the boys went to bed I put our Nativity up. It looks nice. We are decorated for Christmas (however our tree looks a little funny missing some lights). Now I need to get wrapping presents!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Best Laid Plans..

We had a good day today. We went to the museum and the boys were wonderful!!! Had a good day. Needed to go to the library and take some Avon books to Greg's work, so we did that after supper. Got home and put the kids to bed. Decided we would put the tree up so all we have to do tomorrow is decorate it with the boys (Greg is taking the day off and we are going to the museum to visit Santa and then the tree). We put the tree up and plugged the lights in, and 1/2 of them were out!!! They are already wrapped around the tree...so it was frustrating. We tried to make a strand work..but it didn't happen. So I need to get a new set of lights. Then I went to make sandwiches before I came upstairs, and we only had enough bread for 2 sandwiches! So, the boys will have cheese and crackers for lunch! O well....most of the day was good!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Long and Crazy Day!

It has been a LONG and CRAZY day!! We got up early (well, not early, but early for us....aka me). We had to get up, dressed, and have breakfast so we could leave mom and dad's house by 8:15ish this morning. Mom had a doctors appointment. She has been feeling blucky for the past 2 weeks. The boys were pretty good at the appointment. We went to Walmart to get her prescription filled. When we got back to the house, Logan put the train set together, and Mom opened the new train she got. The boys had a good time playing with that until lunch. After lunch they played a little more while I got the van loaded and ready to go. Logan did NOT want to leave. Horrible mommy I am, I made him come home with us. Tucker was asleep by Montgomery, and Logan was asleep by Loogootee. However, they were both awake by Martinsville. Miles was a dream like usual. He was asleep before we left the house. We stopped by Flower Factory on our way home. I had some stuff I wanted to get, and it had been forever since I had been there. We didn't get home until almost 4:30. I managed to get the van unloaded and some stuff put away before Greg got home. He got home, I loaded Miles up and we went to Support Group. He weighs 17 lb 7.7 oz!! He is doing good and getting big. After group, came home got the kids to bed, and ate supper. Then I worked on going through e-mail, putting stuff away, and trying to catch up on being gone. I did get most of my Avon stuff done. I'm exhausted, and ready to go to bed!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas Lights

We made cookies today. When Dad got home from work, we cut up deer, and got pizza for supper. After supper we got the kids ready for bed and went and looked at Christmas Lights. The boys had a good time looking at the lights. It was nice. We drove around Washington some. It has changed a lot since the last time I drove through. Greg called and said my chiropractor appointment needed to change...so we may be here another day. I will have to call in the morning.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Not much going on

We are still at my parents. My Grandma Ann and Aunt Jackie came for lunch today. It was good. The boys played outside with Greg and Dad. Greg put a new glider together for Dad (instructions and a ton of pieces!!). Greg had to go back home today after the game and the boys woke up from their nap. We will stay until Tuesday. We are going to cut up deer tomorrow night. It has been very nice and relaxing. The boys have been behaving pretty good. Logan slept on Mom today. They both were soaked when he got up. We had to totally change his clothes they were so wet.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

November 28, 2008

I didn't get a chance to write yesterday. So, I'm doing it this morning. Yesterday was a pretty lazy day. We went in and visited Great Grandma Martin in the nursing home. It was good to see her. She enjoyed seeing how big the boys had gotten. The boys helped Dad and Greg carry in wood. I got some video I will add after we get back to Indy of Tucker carrying wood in. VERY CUTE! We didn't do any shopping! Didn't need anything, and didn't want to get into that mess. The boys attacked Dad again. Very funny watching them. Will add pictures and video another day.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving 2008

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! We spent the day at my parents' house. Greg went and picked his sister up and brought her up for lunch and took her home. We got our family pictures taken. We needed to do Logan's 4 year pictures. He looks so big in them. (Will post pictures after I get home, too slow of an internet connecting here at my parents house!!). The boys and I helped my dad pick up leaves and spread them on the garden. We also celebrated Logan's birthday. He got to open his presents from my parents. They played with the trains a lot. Overall, a very nice day!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Bad day, turned good!

Today started out yucky! I had a headache, didn't feel good. But we were headed to the museum anyway (because it was Tuesday, and our day to go). We were loaded in the van, ready to go. The van would not start!! I was SOOO mad and aggravated. I called Greg and he said he would come home. I called my friend we were supposed to meet at the museum, and they came over here and had a play date. The kids were good and we had a good time. Greg came home, and the van started for him (figures, I knew it would, just my luck). But he called the shop and took it in. They said it was fine, and nothing was wrong. The good thing was, they didn't charge us. My friend Julie called me and asked if I could take her to Sam's club (she doesn't have a membership). So, I checked with Greg and he said not a problem. After I put Miles to bed, I met her at Sam's. We went here and then to the mall. We shut the mall down. We went to McDonalds and was there till 10:30ish. It was nice to sit and drink a Coke and have a carmel sundae (that I did not have to share!!) and have adult conversation. So it ended up being a very nice day. Tomorrow should be crazy, chiropractor appointment, then headed to Mom and Dad's for Thanksgiving. Looking for a few days surrounded by family, and having Greg around.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Church Thanksgiving

Today was the Thanksgiving Dinner at church. I helped peel 30 pounds of potatoes this morning. Joann was wonderful and held Miles during Sunday School, and through 1/2 of church. We kept the boys in church with us this morning. They did pretty good. Logan did better than Tucker (but granted, he is older). After church, we came home had lunch and took naps. We got to church a little early. I got to help put deserts on plates. The food was good. Terry had a good devotional. He let/had people stand up and say what they were thankful for. It was good. After we were done, I helped put food in containers. The boys were WOUND UP!! I brought some turkey home to make a turkey pot pie (think that is what we are doing for supper tomorrow). I also got a gallon of milk. We got home and got the boys ready for bed. I don't think we heard a word out of them (granted it was almost 9 before they go to bed). Greg called his sister to see if he could work out something for Thanksgiving day. I read a book. When he was done, he watched the game (actually, he is still watching the Colts play as I write this). All in all, it has been a pretty good weekend. Ready to start another CRAZY week!!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Miles and his Jumper

Miles was very happy this evening. He was smiling at Logan and all the birthday fun.

Today was the 1st time we put Miles in his jumper.

video

As you can tell from the video...he loves it.

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Greg was making Miles laugh after his bath. I just LOVE hearing him laugh and smile.

The Birthday boy!

Logan and his froggy cupcakes.Logan and his birthday crown.

Logan's favorite time. PRESENTS!!!!

Logan is 4 years old!!


I can't believe it. Logan is 4 years old today!!! It is hard to believe. He is getting so big and grown up. Last night we decorated his cupcakes. We made frogs. We made green frosting, and put little green dots on some marshmallows and put them on for eyes. They turned out really good.

The boys had a blast helping to make them. We
were supposed to go to my parent's house for the weekend, but Mom is still sick. So we are going to have a family day. We went to the Children's Museum. The boys were very good.

Miles got his 1st ride on the carousel (we got pictures). A very nice and relaxing day! Logan opened his presents and then we went out to supper. Logan chose McDonalds for supper. It wasn't bad. Came home and had froggy cupcakes. We put Miles in the jumper tonight too. He really enjoyed it.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Last one for today!!

Ok, this posting stuff is kind of cool!! We went to the museum today. We met some of our new friends there today, Mackenzie and her nanny, April. We had a good time. The kids got along so well. I just wish we were all over whatever we have. Tucker had this sickness over the weekend, but we thought he was better, now, he seems like he isn't feeling good again. Miles seems like he has something. Greg and I have been fighting a sore throat. Logan has been froggy, but seems to be feeling pretty good. My friend Carrie called today and updated me on her son who is in the hospital. I feel so bad for them. I don't know how I would be handling having one of my kids in the hospital. It was scary for me when Logan had his thumb surgery, I can't imagine what they are going through with having CHristian's appendix burst, and getting sent home, and having to go back with bowl absturction and having to go back into surgery. He will be in the hosptial a minimum of 2 weeks (will be gone through his sister's birthday, and Thanksgiving). Just got them on my mind today. I'm also thinking about my mom. She has whatever Tucker had over the weekend and is just feeling yucky!!!

Hard to believe

It is so hard for me to believe that I am the mom of 3 little boys. I can't believe that Logan will be 4 on Saturday. The time has just flown by. Sometimes I wonder how life would have been different if I had made different decisions in my life. However, I'm happy with my life and how it has turned out. I could not imagine my life with out Greg and the boys. I don't want to go back and make any changes to my life, because it would change where I'm at now. I don't know...just some of the stuff that has been going through my head lately. Some days I wish I had more friends to hang out with and talk to. It seems like we were hanging out with some moms and we have just drifted apart. I know life has a way of getting crazy sometimes, but sometimes I just miss the company of other moms!

I can't believe I'm doing this!!

I actually decided to enter the blog world! I really liked having a journal on our website, but it was so hard to maintain. I think I can handle this. My Crazy Beautiful Life. Life is CRAZY with 3 little boys and a husband, but it is so BEAUTIFUL to have them in my life. Couldn't imagine it with out them. I don't even remember life before kids!!! Don't want to go back. Sometime I wonder what we did with all of our time before kids, but that's ok! I'm planning on using this to keep up with the boys, what we are doing, and just random thoughts that come into my head. I hope you enjoy!