Wednesday, December 30, 2009

December In Review

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This sweet guy has been sick almost the entire month. And when he's not been sick, someone else was. I think I was only able to go to church once this month. Not fun.
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I had two pictures published (!!!) in a calendar featuring Ames. I'm March and November 2010!
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And I made my first Fancy Family Dinner. You can't see very well, but the potatoes are served in a gorgeous red sparkly pedestalled bowl and the ham and turkey was served on that black and white number you can just see the end of. Unfortunately, the picture of the complete table was blurry, so just imagine.
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We also got pajamas on Christmas Eve (an old tradition) and drove around and looked at Christmas lights (a new tradition). Christmas morning came a little too early, but it was a good one. The boys have enjoyed their presents and Randal got me a tablet mouse - I've been coveting one for a few years. Actually, I was pretty impressed because he got it last month and was able to keep it a secret. I don't think he's ever been able to keep a present a secret for that long.

So December and 2009 are almost over. All that's left to do is get my house clean to usher in 2010. I'm hoping if I can get clean to ring in the New Year, it will be a good omen - or something.

Hugs & Kisses from Charmaine

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Need a Laugh?

My sister-in-law just sent this to me and I really needed a good laugh. I've been sick - you know the kind where your whole body hurts and all you want to do is lay in bed - so this was perfect. If you're not a Mormon or if you've never been in a singles' ward, it may not be as funny, but this is spot on if you are Mormon and have lived in a singles' ward. Enjoy!

Twilight Years from Tom on Vimeo.



Hugs & Kisses from Charmaine

Monday, December 07, 2009

All Boy

All last week Israel kept asking me to count things - how many sandwiches are we going to eat? How many minutes until bed? And so on and so on. I didn't think much about it, but then I read his preschool teacher's weekly newsletter and apparently, last week was counting week. They counted the mats on the floor, the number of days in the week, and so and so on. I have to admit, making that connection made it a whole lot less strange that he asked me how many poops were in the toilet after every bathroom visit - and a whole lot more funny. What a boy.