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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Day

Christmas we usually spend some time at home and then go up to Jared's parent's house for dinner. The kids opened some gifts Christmas eve and the rest Christmas morning. I made each of the girls a doll this year. My mom made me a doll one year. I named her Tinsel. I still have her. I tried to make these dolls like that doll. My mom was a much better doll maker than me, but the girls love their dolls! Nathan got a watch. :)

Santa brought Alyssa a cell phone this year. She was thrilled!

We gave everyone in Jared's family marshmallow guns. We had a great marshmallow war!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

Each year we get the kids new pajamas for Christmas and then take this photo of them looking at the fire. Well this year Arya wouldn't put on the matching pajamas and we didn't light a fire. Oh well. We still can see how much they have grown!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Taekwondo testing December 2010

Alanna had her first testing, Orange Belt, Savannah tested for Red Belt, and Alyssa tested for her Black Belt and her instructor certification. Happy to say they all passed and did amazing. Alyssa and Savannah had to break two boards each. They broke them both in one try!!!

Testing for an instructor is fairly difficult. Alyssa had to go back and do all of the forms and defences from White Belt through Red-Black Belt. Then she had to do her Red-Black form alone (usually they test with a partner). She had to break two boards, spar a Red-Black Belt and spar a black belt. She spared her friend Coral, who is a third degree Black Belt!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Most Embarrassing moment happened today

First the principal of my children's school called to tell me what sweet Savannah said all day around school on Tuesday. She said that I punched Nathan in the face. Fortunately the principal knows me and believed that I didn't mess up Nathan's face (he did that on his own riding his skateboard). So, I talk with Savannah about telling stories that turn into lies and I ground her for a week. Well, we have new neighbors that are moving in this week. Savannah opens her bedroom window, yells out, "I'm grounded and can't play because the principal thinks my mom is abusing her children." Yeah. So embarrassing. Savannah is now grounded for a month. She looks sweet and innocent, but looks can be deceiving.