Friday, December 21, 2007

I'll have a BLUE Christmas . . .

I found this cute little quiz over a my friend, Fried Okra's, Place. She's one of my best bloggy friends. Oh, and if you haven't heard, they're expecting over there at the Fried Okra Manor. So, run on over there, if you have time, and congratulate them on their wonderful news!

You Should Have a Blue Christmas Tree

For you, the holidays represent a time of calm, understanding, and peace.
You avoid family fights, and you don't get too stressed out - even when things are crazy!

You like to make Christmas about making everyone's life a little bit better.
You don't get caught up in greed or commercialism. You're too sincere for that.

Your blue tree would look great with: Lots of silver tinsel

You should spend Christmas Eve watching: It's a Wonderful Life

What you should bake for Santa: Chocolate chip cookies

Boy, this quiz "hit the nail on the head!" Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite! As Maddy would say, "Nummy!"

Have a fun, safe and Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Sickness update

Well, we are making progress. Both girls got good check ups. Baby Lulu still has fluid in her ears but it looks like we're making progress. The doctor said we can discontinue Maddy's breathing treatments for the moment. I'll just need to monitor her breathing and do them on an as need basis. So, praise be to the Lord --- I don't think I'll have sick children on Christmas.

Me . . . well, then there's me. I had an ear ache for 2 or 3 days. When it got so bad that I couldn't sleep through the pain, I finally made myself a doctor's appointment. Well, the doctor says I've got one of the worst sinus infections that he has seen. He said that my sinuses are completely blocked. So, he handed me a bag full of pills and two prescriptions and told me that if I'm not having any movement in the congestion (meaning -- if my nose doesn't start running), then we'll have to try more drastic measures. He asked me why I let it get so bad and said that I must have been sick for quite sometime. Well, to tell the truth, I have been congested for the last month. But I really just thought it was just allergies and then stuff that "had to run its course." Besides, I had sick babies and they were my main concern. Most times it's one mom taking care of two babies while dad is out of town. And that's how all this ended up. But, praise be to the Lord again, today, my nose has began to run and all that stuff is breaking up.

So, if I can shield Hubby from all this sickness, we'll all be happy and healthy this Christmas! And hey, isn't that the most important thing!

Taking a great picture of three 2-year old girls is like . . .

Well, you decide . . .

And when it seemed impossible, we decided to just have fun with it . . .

Merry Christmas to our play group friends . . . Eleanor, Ensley, Harrison, Miss Leigh (EeeEee) and Miss Ashley! We've had so much fun playing with you this year!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

My Christmas Tour

Well, due to sick children and what have you, I missed BooMama's Christmas Tour. So, you know what? I'm having my own little open house right here, right now. So, won't you come in, it's pretty cold out there!

How do you like the wreath? I searched high and low -- you know, Target and Michaels and downright refused to pay $30 for a ready made wreath. So, I bought the stuff and for $30, I made two big, beautiful wreaths. So, now that you understand just how cheap and uncrafty I am . . . moving right along . . .

Here we have a lovely, artificial Christmas Tree. Is it leaning, you ask? Oh yes, we meant to do that! That's our signature trademark. In fact, we've done that with our tree every year since we got it (second hand from a friend of a friend's cousin's mother who was about to throw it out). Hey it works for now!

There are a few sentimental ornaments (of course they are hard to see from the picture). Every year, I buy my Hubby Hallmark's Aviation ornament. It's some sort of collector's edition and each year, there's an airplane ornament with alittle sheet of paper that details the airplane's history. It's pretty cool. Each year we get to learn about a different airplane (for those of you who don't know me that well, Hubby is a pilot -- hence the airplane ornaments).

Each year, I've bought the girl's their own ornament also. This year, Maddy really loved Mickey Mouse. So, I bought her a Mickey Mouse ornament.

And Baby Lulu, well, she's not even a year old, so she's into anything we put her infront of -- so, I chose the Charlie Brown Christmas ornament. It's really neat. It lights up and Linus recites the Christmas story.

And here's our lovely fireplace (that we've never ever used - nope not one time, because it's gas, unvented and I'm deathly afraid of carbon monoxide poisoning. But hey, that's a whole 'nother post in itself!)

Ok, one of my other neurosis . . . matching wrapping paper. I want my gifts under the tree to match. So every year, I buy three wrapping paper designs and Hubby raises his right hand and swears that he will only wrap presents in the designated wrapping papers. And only hand tied bows this year --- none of the cheesy sticker bows. Aaaacccckkk! No I.AM.NOT.HARD.TO.LIVE.WITH. THANK.YOU.VERY.MUCH!

And how about this Gingerbread House. Yes, our little play date friends helped us put this together. Let's see, Maddy (2 years old), Ellie (about to turn 3 years old) and Ensley (2.5 years old). Didn't they do a fine job? I saw this kit at Target and just had to have it!

Well, as you leave, don't forget to turn around and look at my outside decorations. I wish taken a picture at night --- but, you get the idea.

Merry Christmas and have a safe trip! See ya next time!

'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus

"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are acheiving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."

2 Corinthians 4: 16-18

Sunday, December 16, 2007

I should change the name of my blog . . .

to"Striving for Healthy Children." Seriously, I know it's been a while -- life has been crazy around here. One child with a double ear infection and upper respiratory infection along with a yeast infection -- the other child needing breathing treatments every 4 hours. Ya'll ---- I'm all infected out! So, I know I should have taken a moment to check in, but you'll just have to forgive me.

Tomorrow, we are back to the doctor to check Maddy's oxygen level and see if we need to continue breathing treatments. Baby Lulu is on antibiotics and was supposed to have her "well check" at that appointment. Instead, the doctor will be checking her ears to see if they are clear; checking the yeast infection to make sure the cream is working; and checking her oxygen level and chest to make sure that she doesn't also need breathing treatments.

With a good visit to the doctor tomorrow, I hope to be back up and running here at the blog.

To my faithful readers --- please, please come back and I'll try to have something blog worthy!