Motherhood = going crazy one day at a time!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Snow Day

Myles the snow remover

Audrey and Lydia with pure enjoyment on their faces

Snow isn't something my children see a lot of.  When they do visit it, it's always a good time.    Grandma and Papa's driveway is the perfect sledding hill after a night of snow.  It shoots you right out into the street which has been plowed and therefore stops  you right in your tracks.  We have to make good use of our snow clothes since they only get used once or twice a year at most.  

Market Street Grill

Every year at Christmas time there is an evening when all the adults go to dinner.  It's a great time for everyone to get to eat a warm meal and enjoy some great company.  It's the "Smith", "party of ten", kind of fun.  We all love it and it's the one time of year that I am guaranteed to have a great meal and eat it while it is hot too!  And another perk is that it's all on mom and dad.  That's right, we don't have to shell out a penny.  Thanks mom and dad.  
 Shauna and Mas; AKA mom and dad
 Bjorn and Brooke
 Chris and Kristin
 Melissa and Dru

Leslie and Ryan

Christmas stockings

I love Christmas stockings.  I made my first set about 5 years before i got married.  Then my taste changed and I no longer am into that country look.  For the last 3 years I have wanted new stockings and had even bought fabric and a pattern.  Well every year I would go to decorate and have no new stockings to put out.  This year I got my act together and made the stockings before Thanksgiving.  I love how they turned out.  I love how they look on my mantle and I love how big they are.  Tell me what you think.

Post Christmas funk

It's been a while since I last posted.  You see there was this technical error where I didn't have iphoto for a whole year.  Storing my digital photos on the memory card alone.  Now, thanks to Dru, I have iphoto again and am back in business.  However, that being said I was never a great blogger so don't expect too much!  

It's the time of year that I hate.  Christmas is over, and I *HEART* Christmas.  I always feel a let down when it comes time to take all the trimmings down.  It started for me yesterday as the trash man was coming to take the tree.  It was either that or haul it off on my own.  And since I don't know where the city dump is that wasn't an option.  I could have cut it up an put it in my green waste bin I guess.  It just seemed the easiest to take it down when the city was going to do all the hard work.  Once you take the tree down though, you have to take all the rest down too.  That also means CLEANING, urgh...   I've almost got the entire place stripped of Christmas decor and am thinking that I should just be like the stores and get out the valentines stuff as the house now looks so bare.  

It probably doesn't help that all three of my children have fevers and two with a cough.  So here we are all in our PJ's watching way too much t.v. and cleaning a little at a time.  

I will try and get some of the highlights of Christmas up soon.  I just have to remember how to upload photos... anyone... anyone...