Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Pictures!

As promised I am posting our Christmas pictures. We didn't take too many this year, but that's ok. We still had a great time! Enjoy!

Thank you to everyone for our wonderful gifts! We Love them all!!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

A Very Merry Christmas!!

We had a very nice Christmas this year. The kids were a blast to watch--especially Aleigha! She was such a hoot! We spent the first part of our morning opening up our Stockings and Santa gifts and then headed over to Grammie and Papa's for some very yummy brunch! Afterwards, we enjoyed opening the remainder of our family and friend gifts. Aleigha was in such a hurry to open presents. She'd get one opened and then would want another one right now! Everything seemed to be happening VERY fast. Finally, we said let's calm things down and enjoy our opening of gifts. Aleigha hated that idea, but we dealt with it! Jake had so much fun...he kept buzzing around like a bee...couldn't hold that kid still for nothin'! Thankfully, we were able to come home and have much needed naps and then back to Grammie and Papa's for some dinner and visiting.

We had a pretty great day. Even with the raunchy kids and runny noses!

We hope each of you had a wonderful day filled with the joy of this wonderful holiday! We love you and wish we could spend this day with you all!

Kreanna, Jon, Jacob, & Aleigha

P.S. I left my camera at Barb & Phil', I will post pics tomorrow!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Snow Fun & Christmas Concert (December 19th)

I know I promised updates, but I felt that I needed to post these items first...that way I just get it done! hehe

Yesterday, it was a bit warmer outside (17 degrees versus 9) and so I took the kids outside in the backyard and let them run around and play in the snow. They had a BLAST and spent a good hour throwing snow at each other me. Aleigha kept wiping snow off of things--like our turtle sand box, she had to wipe off all the snow from off the top of it. The dryer vent, that too. Her boots and mine. It was rather amusing watching her. Jake was just happy to be able to make his snow angels and throw snow at me (even though I didn't want him too). It was great being outside and "playing" with them for a bit. Snow is so much's too bad it has to be SOOOO freakin' cold!!!

Today, was Jake's preschool's Christmas Concert. Ok, actually, it was the whole schools, but, I only really cared about Jake's part. He was SOOO cute. When he came out he started looking for me...couldn't find me and then when he did he was like, "Mom! Hi mom! Look at me! I'm going to sing!" he was soo excited to show off for me. hehehe He was too cute!! Anyways, I have some videos to share.

Song #1:

Song #2:

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Updates soon...

I just wanted to let you all know that I am still alive, that I haven't dropped off the face of the earth. I will be updating soon...just been trying to get Christmas details done. My month has been hectic and I've been battling a case of major depression. But, I am striving to stay afloat. Please be patient with me...I love you all!!

Friday, November 21, 2008


So, I went to the midnight show last night of Twilight! It was SOOO awesome!!!! I was a bit nervous about how it would compare with the book, but I was not disappointed. I was ready to sit through it again--at 2 in the morning, no less!! If you haven't seen it yet, go!! It is definitely worth seeing on the big screen.
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Now, I'm off to go read Twilight again! I'm such a "Fanpire"! lol Love that word.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Family Pictures

So, I found the disc! Woot! Oh, and people, you will be getting pictures...just to let you know. :)

Randomness (is that even a word?)

Ok, so...yeah. I've been meaning to update for a while but haven't taken the time until now. Needed to upload some pics and been lazy, yeah, what can I say? hehe Anyways.

Life has been rather crazy lately. Last Thursday I had oral surgery on my tooth that has been giving me he!! for about 2+ years now. I've had a root canal, they've ground it down, and when I saw the dentist this last time he decided that he needed to actually go into the root and clean out all the infection that way. So, they cut open my gum and cleaned it all out (had a pretty good nap during the that nitrous!) and then they sent me home with 4 stitches along my gums. Thankfully, Barb took Jake for the remainder of the day and I was able to take Aleigha home and take a nap until I had to be to work at 5pm. I was a little loopy from all the meds but had a pretty good night. I even was able to get Mandy to cut my hair! Love it!!! (See picture below.)
On Sunday, Jake lost his first tooth. His two bottom front teeth have been VERY loose for a couple weeks now, and I knew they would be coming out soon. His adult teeth have been visible for a while now. Anyways, the tooth fairy made a visit that night and brought him a dollar for his very first tooth. He was VERY excited! Then, the next day, while playing at his buddy Garrett's he lost his 2nd tooth. In fact, we think he swallowed it! LOL The boys were rough-housing and Garrett accidentally elbowed Jake in the mouth and that's how he lost it. So, the tooth fairy came back that night. Here are a couple pictures of the toothless boy!
Here are a couple of pictures of Miss Aleigha who is into EVERYTHING!! Quite literally! I was doing the laundry and she noticed the dryer was open and she preceded to climb right on in. It was rather hilarious. And, yes, she was munching on some crackers too. Ugh. Oh, and since I took pictures of her she now thinks it is ok that she do this EVERY time I open the dryer. Needless-to-say, she's been a little upset with me. Oh, well. Life goes on! lol
This last Monday, Jon had some training meetings in Tri-Cities for work and he suggested I tag along and get some Christmas shopping done. So, I decided I couldn't let an opportunity like this pass through my fingers. I found babysitters for the kids (thanks Shana and Lori!!) and went shopping for the day. It was so fun. And SO nice to get a break. I got quite a bit of shopping done and feel pretty good about the results.

Well, I think that's about it. Oh! Last Tuesday, Veteran's day, since Jon had the day off we went to Wenatchee and got some family pictures done. They turned out SOO good! I will be posting some pictures soon....have to find the disc! lol

Friday, November 14, 2008

Halloween Pictures--Finally!

We went down town to trick-or-treat at the local businesses, and then went up to the church for trunk-or-treat and the carnival. The kids had a blast!

Garrett (a hunter) & Jake (a pirate)
The troops (front to back):
Jake, Garrett, Baby Roger & Lauren in stroller,
Maddie, & Arianne

Baby Roger (lion) & Lauren (bear)Aleigha (princess)Shana with her Soccer Ball--too cute!!Ashley as the Wicked Witch from Wizard of OzBobbing for Apples on StringsLauren taking her try at it too!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Paramore's Music Video from "Twilight"

This is so freakin' AWESOME!! I love Hayley's hair...I am SOO thinking about doing that! hehe It'd be fun! Anyways...enjoy the video!

Friday, November 7, 2008


So, my partner in crime posted this earlier today on her blog, and since she has worded everything sooo well--I'm copying!! hehehe I know, I'm bad!

Here goes (and yes, I did change some things around to fit my blog better):

I've been a little busy lately...and here's why. My friend Shana and I have teamed up to share our love of scrapbooking/papercrafting with others and created a business called Kre-A-Shans. We've been working on several projects and are excited to tell you about a Holiday Open House at the Best Western here in town tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be several other businesses there including At Home America, Mary Kay, Cookie Lee, Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Avon, Tupperware, and Stampin' Up! So much holiday shopping in one stop! We hope you'll be able to join us....there will be door prize drawings every half hour, plus enter for chance at a grand prize basket worth about $300 filled with goodies from each business!

Here's a sampling of what Shana and I have been working on:

Christmas planners...

Coaster calendar kits...

Advent Calendar kits...
Tooth Fairy boxes...(these also have a really cute poem on the back)
If you can't make it, but see something you might be interested in...let me know!