Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Local Headline Reads: Pictures Taken, All 6 Still Alive

Ok, we did the pictures this afternoon, and I will admit, it wasn't as hard as I anticipated. I think it helped tremendously that Chris is home on vacation and was here to help. That and the incentive of candy afterwards if I was happy with the results, LOL. Now I need help choosing which picture to print to put in the cards. Here are my top 5, please let me know which one you like!

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And here is the payoff:
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Several handsful of M&Ms.

Let me know what you think!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

The Tree is Up!

Ok, we got the tree out of the attic on Sunday, I put it up on Tuesday, and we only just finished decorating it this morning. So we work slow. But it's up! It comes pre-lit, so no fussing with light strings, but I put the garland and the angel on, then last night let the kids go to town on the ornaments. Trust me, no one will ever pay them for their decorating skill. This morning I came out and spread the ornaments more evenly over the tree. Almost all of them were hung in one spot dead center on the tree, and many were hanging either from the garland or from another ornament, rather than from a branch. As a last touch, I hung the breakable ornaments, hopefully high enough to last the season. We only had one casualty this year, and it was broken when I pulled it from the box. I think it got crushed when Levi tried to walk across the boxes. Oops.

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Of course, once the camera came out, Levi had to have his picture taken. And since it's really hard to get a bad picture of him, of course it's good enough to post here. Can you see what he was watching on tv when I got out the camera?

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Saturday, December 09, 2006

Nothing Much Going On Yet

Christmas is coming, but I'm not ready. I've bought cards to send but haven't written any out (and haven't taken the boys' picture for them) yet, and bought ingredients for cookies, but I haven't made any. The tree is not up yet, though Chris is hoping to drag it down from the attic tonight so I can maybe set it up tomorrow. I might also bake some cookies tomorrow.

One thing I did finally get done was giving everyone hair cuts. Last Sunday I did 7 cuts, since Chris really needed one too. Whew it was a long hairy day LOL. Even Levi got a real cut, not just a trim. Unfortunately he was sitting on Chris' lap so he could have his arms held out of the way, but Chris wasn't all that helpful, so there is a spot over his left ear that is too short. Mostly you can't notice it though. He was really good for his haircut, too, which was a pleasant surprise. Some of the older ones still fuss about it.

I had a bit of a worry over my glucose test a few weeks ago. I took my 1 hour test the day after Thanksgiving, and the level came out high, so I had to go back and take the 3 hour test, which is more accurate. Ick, I hate those things, and this is the first time I've had to take the 3 hour. Luckily I found out this week that I passed the 3 hour test. I was worried because being diagnosed with gestational diabetes would be a big complication in my plans to have a vbac. Since I am seeing a new group this pg and will be delivering at a new hospital, it seems that my 5 preious successful vbacs mean nothing, and they all assume I will have a repeat C-section. Even saying repeat sounds dumb to me, since the one I had was over 12 years ago. But phew, I passed, so hopefully everything will go smoothly in February!

Here is a picture I took of Levi last night:
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You can't see the bad side of his haircut from this angle. Poor guy caught a cold yesterday, and last night Noah got it too, so they are both home from church this morning, recovering. I hope they are better by Christmas, and that they don't pass it on to their brothers!