Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Numero Uno

We had a fabulous Christmas in Abilene, we had lots of time to relax and enjoy each other! I need to change our family picture on my blog to this one we took at the ice skating rink. We went ice skating on Christmas Eve, it was the perfect thing to do to make it feel like Christmas since the weather wasn't cooperating.

Robin ordered all the girls in the family the coolest t-shirts, here we are posing in our new duds. Note that Blake didn't like our idea.

Ryan and Laine in Couples' skating:

The kids in their Christmas Pajamas!

Santa brought Laine and Bowen sleeping bags, an Easy-Bake Oven, and a Batman computer! They were super excited! I loved this Christmas because it was the first one where both kids were excited about the magic of Christmas. It was so much fun to see the wonder and excitement in their eyes when they fed the Reindeer "magic food" and heard sleigh bells in the distance! Surprisingly, we had to wake them up on Christmas Morning to go see what Santa had brought them. I love Christmas! And we're not done! I'm about to turn on Christmas music and wrap presents for Christmas Numero Dos!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Today I'm Celebrating...

* that I'm almost done with Christmas shopping, my list consists of a few little trinket left to get and conferring with Santa about what the kids are going to get in their stockings.

* no school for 2 whole weeks!

* Myrtle has a Christmas outfit

It's Rudolph the Red-Nosed Myrtle, and I don't care if you think it dorky! It makes me smile every time I see my car!

* that I'm feeling better... on Tuesday I went to the Doctor because I had been having really bad headaches everyday for about 10 days. I was miserable, two times I got nauseous from the pain. Bright lights hurt my eyes and loud noise made everything worse (not good for a PE teacher). Well, you can probably guess I was having a migraine. I was glad to know what was going on but every time I took the migraine medicine, the headache would be back in a few hours. I worried all week that the pain was going to return and every time it did. Finally, I called my Doctor back and she put me on a preventative medicine. It makes me have brain fog and feel really sleepy but at least I'm not lying in bed in pain. I'm praying that after 30 days on this medicine that I can stop and the migraines won't come back.

* that we have been blessed this year!

* the fact that in a few days we'll be headed to Abilene to celebrate Blake's first birthday, Christmas and just having a good time with family.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Quiz

I always enjoy hearing the diffrent ways families do Christmas!

1. When does your family open the majority of your presents?

2. Does Santa leave the presents wrapped or unwrapped?

3. Any breakfast traditions?

4. What order do you do things in on Christamas morning?

5. Any Christmas Eve traditions?

6. What is your usual Christmas meal?

My answers:

1. We (Thomesen's) open our presents on Christmas morning. When we were little we got to open one on Christmas Eve.

2. Santa leaves the presents unwrapped.

3. Cinnamon sticky bun stuff in the bundt pan. Bacon.

4. Santa presents, stockings, breakfast, open presents.

5. Again, growing up it was always tamales, beans, etc...

6. My favorite meal of the year! Beef tenderloin and all the yummy stuff that goes with it!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Crazy with a capital C

What do you think about this:


Jonathan and I are warming up to the idea. Not.

I will have to say that I am currently obsessed with this ca-razy website, it's kind of like when you smell something REALLY gross but you sniff it again anyway. I'm amazed that people live like this.