Friday, December 10, 2010

Family Pictures-Life List

As a part of my life goals I wanted to get family pictures.  Noah and I has never had pictures taken of us professionally! I wont lie, I blog hop! Well through my hopping I found Meg.  Meg is such a colorful person.  She is the mind behind whatever

One day she posted about having an open time for pictures before she closed for the winter.  I jumped! I was estatic!

I have great reason to be estatic because this was the end result:

Thank you so so so much! I know that Ive already told you many many times, but its jus tI cant get over how great they are!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wishlist 2010

Noah and I were talking the other day about what we were doing for gifts for our families...We try and get practical gifts, things that they need.  How many little trinkets does one person need to clutter up their shelves?  Granted I love little trinkets at times! Anyways, that got us to thinking about what each other may have on their lists for Santa. 

There are some AMAZING dishes at target!  When we moved the last time we just left our mismatched dishes and planned on buying new ones that all matched.  Since then weve been using the and white ruffly ones my great grandmother left me.

Carpet in our house!! I think wood floors are very pretty, however they do not offer much warmth in the winter!

That is paper!
How gorgeous is this!?! I always love something pretty for my walls!

When we thought we were gonna sell our house I sold my huge jewelry armoire.  I kind of need something to put my necklaces on...enters this gorgeous holder

I need a new bible.  When Noah and I got together I lost mine somewhere and havent had one of my own since. :(

Some of these things are pretty far fetched...but its fun to dream! Some of the things I know that we will eventually get them....*coughcoughcarpetcoughcough*

So what kind of things are you hoping for?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

What do Santa and Guns have in common? NOTHING

We had such a great weekend! There was some Santa, some guns, hunting, and NOTHING.

Friday night we rounded up Oliver and Noah's sisters to go see a neighborhood santa.  Santa's daughter is a friend of my mom's.  This house is GORGEOUS!!! I wish my camera was working a little better so I could of taken pictures of it! It had as many lights inside as there were outside.  And trust me! There were TONS of lights outside.  Oliver wanted nothing to do with Mrs. Claus, but he ran right over to Santa!

Geeze I love that little guy! Although he really isnt all that little.:)  He really enjoyed himself, running down the driveway touching just about every single light! He is just so curious and adventurous!  We are so lucky to have this little boy!! oliver got to stay the night with Grandma and Grandpa out in Belle Plaine that night so that Noah and I could go to the Foodbank in the morning to volunteer with my job. 

I love to volunteer! Ive worked at the Foodbank for the last two years and it is always such a blessing to go in and pack those boxes for those that dont have enough food.  Yes, my back will hurt after a while but I know that Im doing it for something much greater!
We headed out to Belle Plaine to visit my parents and also to pick up Oliver.  We planned on staying out there most of the day so Noah could go hunting with my dad and uncle.  My sister and her boyfriend showed up out there so they could visit with all of the littles.  All of us except my mom, my neice, and my nephew went out to the back 40 and watched the guys get ready for the hunt, checked out the latest kill, and did a little target practice! Ive never in my life ever shot a gun (if you dont count water and BB guns).  I told my dad that I really wanted to do it!! I didnt think I was going to get to because was being a little stinker!  When I came back out my sister was still shooting, so I hadnt missed my chance!  My dad thought I had shot before. NOPE! So he gave me some pointers and let me loose.  I was the shortest one out there excluding Oliver, so the tripod was too tall for me :(
Once I shot, it didnt kick back as much as I had expected but that didnt stop it from surprising me!
the moment I shot...
me: shit!!
dad: she said shit! *giggle*
He couldnt stop laughing!

The boys

My dad telling me what to do

ME!! Shooting a gun!!!

My little crew
 While the boys went to be cavemen, us girls made snowflakes.  I forgot to take pictures because I was too busy folding coffee filters for my neice and then monitoring how much glue she put on them! OY VEY! That girl is something else let me tell you!
Sunday was a day of NOTHING! It was so nice to enjoy a very lazy Sunday.