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Christmas 2014

We really had a wonderful Christmas this year! The kids opened their jammies on Christmas Eve again. That is a fun tradition we have done for several years now.

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This year even Titus and I got new jammies!

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Christmas morning:

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The cutest super hero ever!

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Titus’s new shirt! It says, “I love my wife”

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Faith was kinda hard to shop for. She got this cute pink lady bug that spits balls out the back. She likes it a lot although it hasn’t held up very well.

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Opening presents:

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Looking at the presents:

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Faith got a snack cup from Daddy. She absolutely loves it!

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Playing with toys:

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James and Gideon got How to train your dragon 2 movie and stuffed animals for Christmas. Here they are watching the movie with their very own dragons.

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Loot pictures: Titus got some shirts and the all the seasons of Hogan’s Heros.

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Titus did so well getting me things off my list! That makes me so happy!

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Merry Christmas!

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Thanksgiving 2014

Ah Thanksgiving! A time of food and family. I was pretty disappointed that we didn’t have anyone over other than my little family. Thanksgiving seems more special if you have lots of friend or family to share it with. When I asked my hubby what he wanted me to make he said he wanted turkey and chocolate milk. Well……that wasn’t going to happen. I set out making food a few days early, because I knew it wouldn’t all get down on one day. 🙂 I made cranberry muffins just like the ones I grew up eating on Thanksgiving. My boys helped cut the cranberries:

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Can I just say that cooking a thanksgiving meal by yourself is A LOT OF WORK! I took a break for a bit on the couch. I missed my mom and sisters a lot. We would cook all day for Thanksgiving in my mom’s one-butt kitchen, but we sure had fun doing it!

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But it did all get done! Turkey, potatoes, gravy, snicker salad, deviled eggs, muffins, buns, corn, carrots, and two kinds of pie. 😀

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I made everything from scratch too. I was going to make the stuffing from a box until my almost 1 year old got into a bag of new bread. I couldn’t throw it away so I turned it into stuffing.

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Check out my turkey! That my friends is what real butter will do to it! Considering it was still frozen the morning of Thanksgiving it sure turned out great! And we didn’t get sick either!! 😀

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I cooked the turkey with a bunch of fresh herbs, but I couldn’t taste them at all. The weather was so nice that Titus moved the table outside so we could eat!

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Our center piece! It is a pinterest craft that isn’t finished yet, so I put the pumpkins on top. It looks cute.

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After cooking for at least two days, and planning the menu for almost a week no one was hungry by the time we all sat down. 😦 I don’t think James ate at all and Gideon only ate a few bits.I guess that is what happens with little kids.

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I am so thankful for my little family.  I am also so thankful for this house we live in. It has been such a wonderful blessing for us! I am also so thankful I was taught how to cook!!

4th of July 2014

We had a small celebration of our nations freedom this year. We knew some of our families were getting together, and we always miss family on holidays. We did have a good day however.

First I have to show off the very cute t-shirts! I am so happy with how cute they are! Faith’s headband was made by her Aunt Tessa.  I could not get the kids to sit still though! This was the best one I got.

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Going outside didn’t help at all either!

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I like to make food that is patriotic. It helps celebrate in a bigger way I think. Plus it’s just fun! I wanted to do a picnic but we ended up eating in our back yard instead.

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The Jello and cupcakes were a big hit!

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Miss Faith. Her first 4th of July. She is almost 7 months!

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We showed up just in time to see fireworks. Which turned out to be too late in city-ezz. It would be a small-town-there-is-always-room mentality that got us in trouble. There was no where to park! We ended up parking quite a ways away from the park, and walked for a while. In the end we sat in someone’s driveway. Next year we’ll probably go much earlier just to get a good parking spot!

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Happy 4th of July! Remember freedom isn’t free! I am truly thankful for the freedoms I live with!

Valentine’s Day 2014

I like holidays! 🙂 I special days! 🙂 So I like Valentine’s Day! As my kids get older I’m trying to do special things for holidays.  I don’t always succeed, but I try. This year I made heart shaped french toast. My boys could have cared less…but I liked them!

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Because I’m cheap and don’t like to waste money I didn’t make a lot of them. And I saved the scrapes to feed the ducks, which we did after breakfast.

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James

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Gideon

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Ducks!

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New family picture! (Gideon did not want to sit there, he wanted to keep chasing to ducks)

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My Valentine!

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My silly boys in their new jammies!

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Annnnd, my flowers! I really love flowers! Especially during winter time!  (and yes we do think that is a cabbage in the middle. I told Titus I will make him borscht out of it before it gets too old. 😉 )

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