Christmas 2012

The Christmas celebrations with our families started out great! Trip to my parents house, making pizza with grandpa and relaxing by the fireplace.
Christmas Eve things took a turn.
It started with Emmit not feeling well enough to open presents with his cousins and quickly it turned into full on flu by dinner time.

We got in the car and heading home for Christmas Day to be spent at our house with friends and the Johnston Family. Thank goodness for the puke bowl my dad handed us as we said our goodbyes x mas eve, because boy we sure needed it.

After a sleepless night and one sick child Christmas morning came. All was shinny and bright under the tree. Santa had brought Grace her doll house she so wished for and Emmit his remote control helicopter. Grace ripped through paper as if it was a sporting event. She was excited, she was all a little girl should be on such an occasion.

Emmit sat in my lap and I opened his presents for him. A little waves of happiness and glee came from him, but mostly he just wanted his mama. Josh got some sweet electronics, Auntie Morgan got a bike and I got the FLU!

I was out. Like in my bed, near a toilet, in the shower for three days. Thank goodness for Grandma Laurie and Morgan who played with the kids and gave them lots of attention. And thank GOD for Josh as he literally did it all while I was down and out.

It will be a holiday to remember! We are all back and feeling well!

Well the tree is down already, decorations are neatly packed away until next year, Grace has turned 6 and I feel like I am ready for the new year. A new year full of adventures, more family time, less work and good health.

Happy New Year!


6 years old

Today Grace is 6 years old .
Happy Birthday sweet girl!

We wish you many birthday wishes today .
We love you like crazy and always celebrate the day you were born at 8:08am on the 28th of December.
Keep smiling.
Keep laughing .
Keep being you.

We hope you enjoy your new big girl bike.
To the moon and back!
Happy Birthday!
Love ,
Mom, dad, brother and Tug.


Keeping The Cheer

Keeping the cheer hear in Anacortes today with a horse carriage ride thru the down town.



He has a smile you can see a mile.
And seriously the man can ski !
This photo was sent to me by my dad today !
Lucky !


Oh la la

Let's face it .
There is a little fancy nancy in all of us !
I am always reminded of what my inspiration is for this class when I see the little girls and their moms or grandma arrive dressed up with excitement in their eyes.

I love my job,but what i love even more Is my own fancy nancy girl Grace!


Christmas Parties

Remember when you were a kid and it was just the best day when your class had a party and the parents filled every corner of the room.
Well I do.
Today I got to spend time in each classroom and it was wild, special and full of lots of sprinkles.



Look where we found Sam, aka the Elf this morning!

Geez these two might need to get a room .


The Nutcracker

Pretty Awesome.
Is how I would describe my afternoon at the ballet today.
My mom and dad treated Angie, Carly, Grace and I to a wonderful day at the ballet.
Grandma shared the story of the nutcracker with the two girls, we enjoyed fancy drinks at intermission, we peeked down at the orchestra, we cheered on the dancers and two little girls had the best day ever!
Thank you mom and dad for a great day.

4 and 6

 Celebrated these two December birthdays babies at San Juan Lanes Saturday morning.
Donuts, bowling, family, friends and lots of sugar is how we celebrated.
 Grace and her new friend from school Jake.  That smile on her says it all.
 Emmits crew Connor, Timmy and of course our good friend Ty.

 Cannonball James getting in on the fun.

Eli, Ty, Baby Kate, Carly, Jake, Gwen, Katie, Frankie, Timmy, Cannon, Connor, Emmet, Jackson and Tatum thank you all for making it a great party for Grace and Emmit.

Also, a special thank you to the rec coordinator Aunti Morgan who helped with crowd control and everything eles that I abarked at her to do!