Thursday, December 30, 2010

Day 364 - Thursday, Dec 30

This is my Wii character.
Doesn't she look like me?
Jason and I have been playing Frisbee golf this afternoon.

Day 363 - Wednesday, Dec 29

Can I just tell you how much I am enjoying my TV in the kitchen!!!

Day 362 - Tuesday, Dec. 28

Jason made waffles for everyone this morning.

Day 361 - Monday, Dec. 27

Christmas came down today.
I am always glad to have that done!

Day 360 - Sunday, Dec. 26

 Walked by the dining room and Jared was putting together his lego from his stocking.  Boys never outgrow legos!!
 Our band had Christmas off so our worship pastor asked Jason to play with him for church.  I love seeing my son up there!
It cracks me up how much fun we have playing the Wii.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Day 359 - Saturday, Dec 25

Ok, so I just realized that I screwed up on my numbers somewhere along the way and found it was too far back to change them I am just righting it today!

The kids showered us with confetti poppers when the came out doing the Bowyer Dance today...

 The most creative gift of the day.....

Can you tell there are pictures of my husband and the kids on the M&Ms!
This was SO cool!!!

And the best image for me.....
my son working out a lego set I put in his stocking as a joke.
This is a sweet picture!

Day 356 - Friday, Dec 24

 We started the evening at church.
Then came home to our traditional dinner of cheeses, shrimp, sausage, etc.

 The kids read their Christmas letters to each other and exchanged their presents.

It was a beautiful evening and reminded me again what a wonderful family I have!

Day 355 - Thursday, Dec. 23 my downfall.
I never should have made it!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Day 354 - Wednesday, Dec. 22

The church youth Christmas party is tonight.  
My kids have a tradition of dressing crazy for it.....
....they are so much fun!

Day 353 - Tuesday, Dec. 21

Alyssa and I made these today!!!  yum!

Day 352 - Monday, Dec. 20

We got a new game...Blokus
Very fun and pretty fast paced

Day 351 - Sunday, Dec. 19

 We started our Christmas puzzle yesterday..

 ...and we finished it today!
I'm going to have to get a new puzzle!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Day 350 - Saturday, Dec. 18

Jason and I went on a date today to see the new Narnia movie.

Day 349 - Friday, Dec. 17

it's 5:00 somewhere..right?
Met with some great friends today that I don't get to see very often.  We exchanged gifts, got caught up on each other's lives and thoroughly enjoyed our time.  Not sure why we wait so long between seeing each other.....maybe busy lives and 30 miles is the reason.  I think we are going to have to work on that!!

Day 348 - Thursday, Dec. 16

One kid home....
....and music is already filling the house!!
You don't realize just how quiet your house has been until it is filled with sound again.

Day 347 - Wednesday, Dec. 15

Made chili tonight for dinner.  It was COLD today and it tasted so good!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Day 346 - Tuesday, Dec. 14

I promises....but I just might get my Christmas cards out before Christmas!!!  That hasn't happened in, oh.....about 6 years!!!!

Day 345 - Monday, Dec. 13

It was actually cold enough today for a fire!!!!
Now it seems like Christmas!!!

Day 344 - Sunday, Dec. 12

Didn't get a picture today, but did go to see this movie!
It was very fun and worth seeing in 3D!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Day 343 - Saturday, Dec. 11

 These are the cakes that I served at my Christmas Tea today!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Day 342 - Friday, Dec. 10

I spent the WHOLE day getting ready for my Christmas Tea tomorrow.....thank goodness for Outback carry out!!!

Day 341 - Thursday, Dec. 9

I ordered some stocking stuffers for Christmas from a store called Perpetual Kid...this is what was in the top of the box when I opened it today!!

Day 340 - Wednesday, Dec. 8

I have a friend at church who is a single mom and was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.  The chemo is really wearing her out, so last night I picked her up and took her to do her Christmas shopping! 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Day 339 - Tuesday, Dec. 7

Tonight was Jared's Christmas band concert.  It was wonderful!!
The Jazz band played first and Jared had a piano solo.

Day 338 - Monday, Dec. 6

Tonight we hosted our staff/elder Christmas party and white elephant!  We had so much fun.  But I realized in this picture that all the guys sat on one side of the room and the women sat on the other...typical!

Day 337 - Sunday, Dec. 5

This afternoon, I helped host a baby shower for a sweet friend.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Day 336 - Saturday, Dec. 4

Today I attended a bridal shower for a friend from church.  
It was so much fun to watch her open her gifts!! 
I love weddings!

Day 335 - Friday, Dec. 3

 Tonight was our annual Christmas Party for IFO 
(International Friendship Organization)
During the year, IFO reaches out to international students in our area helping them to acclimate to life in the US....providing rides, helping get apartments, and meeting with them to practice their English, be their friend.  The year culminates in a Christmas party and it is in the one place where IFO sets out to share the gospel of Christ.  My church hosts the party and we look forward to it every year!!

 This year we fed well over 500 people!!!
It is always amazing to see how God stretches our food!
We even had leftovers that we sent to a local shelter.
 We had many countries represented...china, Korea, Iraq, Rwanda, India to name a few.  Many of the students are muslim and have never been inside a church.
It was standing room only for the program!
So amazing to see all these people inside our sanctuary!  And very cool to hear silent night sung in so many languages at the same time!!!!
But the best part was hearing someone sharing Christ in the hallway!!
What a blessing to be part of this!!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Day 335 - Thursday, Dec. 2

We were pretty busy again at work and in my haste, I burned my arm on a hot griddle...ugh!

Day 334 - Wednesday, Dec 1

We had the Hanging of the Boughs at church tonight!  
So much fun to visit, play Christmas music and work together to decorate our church!!

Day 333 - Tuesday, Nov. 30

This snow man is my newest Christmas decoration...isn't he cute?
My mother made the ceramic boot when I was a child.

Day 332 - Monday, Nov 29

We were so SWAMPED at work today that we didn't even have time to wash dishes and this was the only knife available to my coworker to spread mayo!!!  I hope it slows down seeing as I have to work full days this week!!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Day 331 - Sunday, Nov. 28

 Said goodbye to the 2 on the right today.  :(
Good thing they will be back in 3 weeks!!

It was a quiet day in Children's Church.
After the lesson we let the kids play on the computers!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Day 330 - Saturday, Nov 27

We got Christmas all up today!!!
Gotta love my crazy kids!

Day 329 - Friday, Nov. 26

Now this is a Thanksgiving sandwich!!!
Turkey, dressing, potatoes, gravy and wasabi sandwich spread