If this family is anything like mine, in order for these parents to be convinced this is a good idea, is for one of the children to step forward and say," we will ALL give up this years Christmas presents if you put up this Christmas display." Apparently, the clincher is in the word "ALL", and the rest of the siblings are convinced this is way better or more likely, unknowingly forced. sadly, only a few truly know of to what i speak.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
One night Cryn, Elliott, Mom, and Myself were Ichatting, when Cryn suggests to us that she wants to come down for a visit. Elliott had been wishing he was at Grandpa's house and one can only wait so long before giving into a child ( especially your son). Needless to say, the next morning Cryn, El, and Caiden were on there way down to Grandpa's house.
Monday, December 22, 2008
some how along the way i have lost sight of christmas. I have found myself in a place i never wanted to be. As I was walking through south coast plaza trying to buy last minute presents and growing more and more depressed, i realized this is not what Christmas is about. And though i have heard it many times year after year, I found myself in this compromising position. I never wanted to be the person who puts their heart into the season so much so that they loose sight of the Lord. I'm down to my last couple of dollars and it seems as though i would rather be broke than to by less pricy of gifts. And somehow with every gift bought, the less thought that went into them. I hate that!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
a ridiculous amount of Jr.. Highers (that cannot produce their own facial hair) join this day with party city and acquire their own facial hair. what an evening it has been! An evening where the 11 year old, 12 year old, and the occasional 13 year old can pretend for a brief 2 hours that they have indeed been through puberty. something to look forward to i guess. though for elliott, he has just asked me, "wait!.. Allison, why are you turning into a man?" hahahah! I probably should take my mustache off now. It's time.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
saturday night seemed like the perfect night for a gingerbread house making party. As i was planning a time for it to start(5:00pm)and tried to figure out a way i wouldn't have to buy tons of graham crackers, candy, icing, sprinkles etc,
the Lord worked everything out. the week prior, the Jr. High ministry at CCCM had a gingerbread house party, making me one blessed lady. I grabbed the ridiculous amount of leftovers and headed home. originally when i was planning, i thought the party wouldn't last long.
in my head it was going to be a small window of time to get together with some ladies. as the night progressed, and the craziness grew, i looked at my cell to see that it was already midnight. For some reason my tiny get together that i thought was only going to last 3 hours at the most, turned into a 7 hour party. what a blessing it is to have friends who wont go home!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Every year my family participates in not one, but two thanksgiving dinners- Extra fun,Extra food, Extra pounds. I remember asking God to make this a thanksgiving i would remember, and was answered by His charming sense of humor. For our first thanksgiving, we realized about 3 hours into cooking the turkey, the oven was broken. In the end, our turkey was BBQ. Literally. some enjoyed the turkey. i did not.
thanksgiving number two started off a little shaky but the Lord totally cleaned up the mess- inner family turmoil. All in all the Days were a hit.