My familia!

Tuesday, December 30

Our little Satna's Gift!

Christmas Eve started off as most do, with wrapping and jolly sing song. The kids were busy making letters for Santa and cutting cookies to go in the oven. Daddy was on the way home to pick us up to start our traditional evening of 'light' watching and more singing!

But something told me that I needed to stay home and continue wrapping. So as I kissed the kiddos, and shuffled them off into the car, the hubby gave me a kiss and a wink, and drove them off.

As I went back into the house, there was something different about the place. I peeked around the corner into the living room, and there stood a man in Red holding a little red ball of fur. He said, that this poor little guy was getting cold sitting in the sleigh and they took a detour to deliver him early. He said to take care of him and gave over the scared little puppy. As I was saying my hello to the new little guy, the man in Red made his escape up through the chimney. And I heard him exclaim, as he rode out of site. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

That is the 'official' story at our house as to how Meko came to be with us!! He is a Shiba Inu going on his 12th week. He does not bark, and needs to be clean, which helps tremendously with potty training!! Yeah!! Isn't he cute!!

Yeah for Santa!! *wink*

Wednesday, December 24

Happy Holidays!

Just want to wish everyone a quick

Merry Christmas
Happy New Year!!

Saturday, December 20

One Tradition

Bayle asked me a couple of years ago how Santa was going to leave Christmas gifts under the tree if we did not have a chimney for him to come down. And this made me start to make up a story about him having a magical key to get in through the front door, but then I thought that if Santa has all of this magic, we could make him a chimney to come down! And since then, we have been making one every year!!

Friday, December 19

This is too cute!

Thursday, December 18

Oh, those teen years

Growing up, I had my share of good friends and not so good friends. I had friends that would start out sweet only to cut ties and gossip about my dreams and secrets as a joke to other girls. I had friends that would only call me when their 'other friends' were unavailable. I also had friends that would steal from me, and still continue to act as a friend. But I also had some amazing friends that stuck up for each other. And yes, unfortunately, I also found myself playing small/large parts in all of these scenarios. Hindsight is definitely 20/20.

Without these friends, both good and bad, hopefully we gals realize how to treat people and appreciate one another. And we have learned from our mistakes...hopefully.

So anyway, the reason I bring this up, is I have found myself trying to give advice to my teenage daughter. She is having some issues with a few of her friends. She is also very moody and distant. Brent and I have noticed something changing for a few weeks now, and last night I was able to sit her down and talk about some of the things going on in school and such. And she finally opened up. It seems that she is fighting what she knows morally knows is right vs. peer pressure. She is also being accused of something that started with a misunderstanding.

And I am fighting every inch of myself not to tell her what to do. She knows what is right, and all I can do is listen and give advice. She will need to make the decisions herself, right or wrong.

It kills me to know what she is going to go through and the hurt feelings that she will have. Am I a bad mother for 'letting' her go through this? I guess I don't see it this way. Without those girlfriends of mine who wronged me in some way, I would not have learned how to be a good person. And without me making some wrong decisions, and hurting others, I would not have learned the pain of seeing their faces. We all need to go through that to a point. I just need to be a good listener so she feels that she will always have someone to talk to.

Wednesday, December 17

An appology

My life drastically changed about a week before Thanksgiving. It all started when I answered the door and the police were standing there. Now, I cannot go into details as to why they came to visit, but to say that everything in the end will be okay. It is the waiting and not knowing that is driving me crazy. And I have thrown myself into other work until things get back to...well...not really normal, but back.

Anyway, I will be posting more often, and visiting other sites to leave some love. And when everything calms down, I blog about the nonsense going on. :)

Monday, December 1

A one-two kick

So both of my kiddos turned a year older yesterday. Yep, they share a birthday 6 years apart, and up until this year, it has been easy to juggle. And I guess, this year really wasn't soo bad, I am just realizing how much harder it's going to get.

They both want big parties with all of their friends and games and prizes, etc. Last year, we threw a Murder Mystery Party for Taylor with clues and a fancy dinner. All the girls dressed up as their character and played their parts. Bayle had the Transformer Party where all the boys had to go through Transformer Training and in the end they got awards. Both of these parties took a lot of work and time and honestly I just don't want to do it again. Although it would be unfair of me to say they can no longer have parties, they did agree to switching off between years. Yeah!! :)

So now, one will have the big party and the other a smaller one with just a few friends. They rolled Rock, Paper, Scissors and it looks like Bayle will have the big one this year. And he wants a Wii party. How easy is that!! He gets the bigger party and he picks one that is soo easy for me to plan. lol But Taylor still wants her sweet 16 party, so the parties will stay as is!

Easy :)