Friday, December 24, 2010

Lora and Patrick's Wedding

One of my cousins tied the knot this month. She and her new husband held their wedding and reception at the Antique Auto Museum, Hershey Pa. I will admit I was a little leery about the location {I was never there before}. However, it was a lovely place to hold the wedding.

The ceremony was held in front of this tree and large picture window. I did not get clear photos during the ceremony, but the girls posed for me afterwards.
And a family laugh....
And one with all of us on the photo....
My aunt Amy and Woody were up from Delaware for the wedding.
While the wedding party took pictures, the guests enjoyed the museum attractions, hors d'oeuvres, and drinks. And look what was on display in the museum while we were there.....It's Herbie the Love Bug!
I would drive this station wagon....
Joe thinks this would be perfect for our family....
I'd go cruising in this beauty....makes me want to go to a drive in theater.
And here is the reception area....what a cool backdrop for our party!
Alexis cutting some moves on the dance floor...

For the dollar dance, Mikayla wanted to dance with Lora....
Congratulations Lora and Patrick...we are blessed to share your memorable day with you both!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Kids Christmas Show

The company that Joe works for has a program for the children at the local Scottish Rite Cathedral. The children enjoy a magician, Santa, and train displays.
It was full in the display area, but the girls waited patiently and got to see all the displays. This was part of a carnival display.
And the girls had to open their goody bags....
another stuffed animal......

Samantha and Casey were at their mother's for this weekend. Casey wanted to be picked up to join us, but Sam was feeling too old for the event. {Oh, we are so thrilled that she's the great 13!}
We missed the photo op with we sat in his seat and took pictures of the girls.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Preschool trip to Sheerlund Forest

Before we get into the Christmas parties and photos, I wanted to share some activities we have been doing this month.

Alexis' preschool class went to pick out a Christmas tree. It was a cold day up on the hill! But, at least it didn't rain. My bundled up little angel...
look at those eyes {of course they are not looking at the camera}....
After the tree was on the wagon, Alexis was "helping" to bring the tree back....we couldn't have done it with out her.
The guys should the kids how they shake the tree, drill the center hole in the bottom, and wrap it up for traveling. The kids were curious and it kept their attention. She looks so stylish and cool in this photo.
And then of course they enjoyed hot choc. and cookies. Alexis was very upset that she left her cookie to go to the bathroom and one of the other girls accidentally finished Alexis' cookie. Alexis was so funny, she went over to the girl and said "you ate my cookie", but she wasn't mean or yelling. Guess you had to be there, lol.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Random Thoughts

I'm in a mood tonight....I feel like screaming and venting! I thought I'd try a more positive approach, so I'll just list some random thoughts.

* I really, really, really dislike cold was really cold today
* I wish it didn't get dark at 4pm already!
* I'm frustrated that our older girls will not take their studies more seriously {what's so hard about turning in homework and studying for tests?}
* I frustrated that I have way too many commitments and I feel like I'm failing by not getting them all done
* I'm so worn out and tired of fighting with Joe
* I want to find a solution that makes our relationship stronger {what is going to work for us}
* I'm tired of struggling with money {and we are more blessed than so many others}
* I'd love to be a stay at home mother/wife
* I have so many ideas for things to do around the house, but I'm out of energy by the end of the day and they just keep going on my to do list
* I really, really need to declutter my home and get rid of things we do not need
* I love eating Chili when it's cold outside
* These girls can brighten my day {everyday}...proud to be their mother * I'm not ready for Christmas....not with gifts, not mentally, just not ready
* I need to focus on the good in all situations

feeling a little better now....