Thursday, December 25, 2008


This is what happens after two days of Christmas parties and opening presents!! They are both tuckered are Mom and Dad!!
We had a very wonderful Christmas. It started Sunday with a gathering with Scott's family. Then Christmas Eve afternoon we went to my Mom's for the Hayes Family Christmas where we all got useful gifts and thanks to Uncle Steven, a very fun game of find your own present! I got mine on the first try although I thought it was scrapbook paper and it actually was a
Mommy calendar/planner (very useful).

Nanny, Aleasia, Madeline, Hayley, and Brayden
Around 6:30 we went to Jason and Lena's for a nice evening with more family and friends. We didn't make it home Christmas Eve until after midnight. After we got home, I realized that I had left my camera at my Mom's!! So, I called over there and it was found. Of course the scrapbooker and blogger in me knew I had to get my camera before the kiddos started opening gifts from Santa, so guess where I had to go as soon as I woke up!! The kiddos were know sound asleep in their own beds and Santa made his appearance. I woke up around 7:15...Hayley woke up about 15 minutes later. I had to break the news to her that I had to run to Nanny's to get my camera before we could open any gifts. She didn't give much of a fit about this (which I thought was commendable for a 5-year-old!)....and I was home by 8:15. Gifts were opened.....and everyone was HAPPY.

We had Christmas dinner at Lori and Steve's and then off to Dallastown to spend some time with my Mom's side of the family...again...more gifts and plenty of food and fun!! On the way home, both kiddos fell asleep! We have one more day of Christmas with Pappy Dave and then Christmas 2008 will be history Back to work for me tomorrow :(

Wednesday, December 24, 2008






Saturday, December 13, 2008

??Punky Brewster??

Hayley decided she was going to dress herself this morning, which I highly encourage but she makes me laugh!! She is so cute...but doesn't she look like Punky Brewster with her choice of shoes and socks LOL

One old dawg.....

Levi...relaxing under the Christmas Tree

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Photo 2008

So it was that time again to try and get a Christmas picture . This years picture didn't turn out too bad. I cannot believe how big they look now. I posted pictures from the past two years too. They grow up right before your eyes!!

Christmas 2006

Attempted Christmas photo 2007 Not a very good picture for 2007.

Look how Brayden went from a baby to

a little boy in one year!!

Christmas 2008 Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 1, 2008

December already....

Where does the time go??? I can remember when I was younger and I thought an hour felt like an eternity...nowadays an hour feels like a minute. Thanksgiving came and went so fast. We had a wonderful time at the cabin and a lot of great food to eat.

We went shopping on Black Friday and got a few deals. The one funny moment was when I told one of the younger sales clerks that I was from Gettysburg and he asked "Virginia?" *HUH???*** Guess they don't teach the kids from Altoona about the Gettysburg Address and the Battle of Gettysburg?? Or maybe I just remember all of this from school because I grew up with it in my back yard?***

Hayley succeeded to give Brayden a bloody nose on Saturday (I'm sure the first of many!!) They were playing nicely rolling the ball on the ground and tossing it back and forth when Hayley decided she was going to give it a little more forces and *POW* right at his nose. It did not bleed initially and after about 3 minutes of consoling Brayden then Hayley yells,

"Mama, there is blood on Brayden's nose".

I then said, "You better apologize to your brother and give him a hug".

Through tears she proceeded to apologize and gave him a hug. She was so upset with herself and continued to cry and cry and cry.

Finally I said, "Hayley what is wrong? It was an accident?"

She replies, "Mama, am I going to go to jail??" Bless her heart..she was so upset that she hurt her brother and gave him a bloody nose that she thought she was going to go to jail.

All & all we had a wonderful long weekend at the cabin. Even baby Mady didn't need much time to adjust to being in a quaint little place with LOTS of family at one time.

Before we know it...December will be over and it will be 2009