Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree...

Yay! We got our Christmas tree up! We spent the whole weekend getting the tree up and decorating it and getting the decorations out. Still have a bit more to do outside but Yay! Here is our tree:

Now we just need to add some presents :)

Grateful Day 28-30

Grateful Days:

28: I'm grateful for the snow and the Holiday Season. It might make the roads scary but it's beautiful to look at, and the kids love to play in it and it just adds so much to the feeling of the Holidays.

29: I'm thankful for good friends and the chance to get together and have fun together.

30: I'm thankful that I get to go to the gym and exercise. Today I went to a Zumba class (second time since I had Rebecca) and it just makes me feel so good afterwards. I never thought I would enjoy exercising, but I really do and I'm thankful I get to go and do that.

As the month is winding up, I just want to say how grateful I am that I took this opportunity to express my gratitude for the things that I have. It helps me to see all the wonderful blessings that I have.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Grateful Day 23-27

Ooops! I missed a bunch of days again! Good thing this month is almost over, lol.

Day 23: I'm thankful for Mom and Dad being able to come visit so we could go on a date!

Day 24: I'm grateful for Holidays and getting to spend time with family.

Day 25: I'm thankful for a wonderful husband who did most of the cooking!

Day 26: I'm grateful for my FIL who watched the girs so we could go shopping. The majority of our Christmas Shopping is done at this point!

Day 27: I'm thankful for kids who are excited about decorating the Christmas Tree! Only we didn't have enough decorations for them, lol.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Dennis' Christmas Present

I'm so excited about Dennis' Christmas present! He's gonna love it!

At first I had decided to get him an ipod touch for Christmas because he loves listening to audio books on his way to and from work and I figured I could add more music to it that way too. Then, I decided I should just upgrade him to the ipad since it would have a calendar, and contacts list and such that would be really useful for him now, especially with his new calling.

Then I found out there are Android tablets (like the ipad). So, I started researching these. A lot more options... Well, I found 2 that were suppose to be released soon and started hoping that one would be available before Christmas! A week or so ago, Archos announced their Archos 7o (the one I wanted) would be available on the 18th. But they sold out before I got around to ordering one! I was bummed.

But they had some more available today and I got one ordered for him! There is no way it's staying wrapped and under the tree until Christmas, lol, I'm giving it to him immediately :) So I might have to buy him some accessories for it or something for him to open... lol! I'm so excited about it!

Grateful Day 15-22

Sorry I've missed a week. So, here's goes:

I'm grateful for Charity who showed me how much I would love being a Mommy.

I'm thankful for Danielle who has a smile that's infectious. :)

I'm grateful for sweet little Rebecca. Who doesn't love a newborn afterall?

I'm thankful for my parents and an early Thanksgiving dinner. (It was yummy)

I'm thankful for the opportunity I had to teach the CTR 7 class for the last year and a half, I really enjoyed getting to know the kids we taught.

I'm thankful for my new calling, and grateful that I get to teach the kids I taught last year.

I'm grateful for online ordering and being able to get my wonderful hubby his Christms present. Though, there is no way it's getting wrapped and sitting under the tree for a month... I might have to get him some accessories to open Christmas morning, lol.

I'm grateful for snow clothes so my kids can go outside to play in the snow and keep warm! They certainly love playing in the snow!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Found a Kindle Giveaway

The Thrifty Couple is giving away a Kindle device this holiday season! Check out their site or their facebook page for information on how to enter!

Grateful Day 14

Today I want to mention how grateful I am for a warm house and warm clothes. As the days have turned colder, it's definitely a wonderful thing to have heat and be able to stay warm!

(If you were to ask Charity about staying warm, she'd probably mention pants, since that's what she wished she'd worn on our way to church this morning when her legs were cold, lol)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Update on Us

It's been a few weeks since I posted about what's been going on in our lives and while I know my grateful posts are appreciated, it's always nice to hear more than I'm thankful for this or for that :)

So, what's new? Rebecca turned 6 weeks old this week! I can't believe how fast the time has flown by since she was born. I'd bet that she's 8 1/2 or 9 lbs already. She is just growing so fast. I tease her that it won't be long before she's bigger than Danielle! lol. I definitetly need to get some pictures taken before she's not so little anymore!

In the last few weeks Dennis and I have both recieved new callings as well. Though, they said they're keeping him in Primary until after the Primary Program next week. My new calling is a Bear Leader in the Cub Scouts! Most of the boys I taught in Primary last year so it's nice that I don't have to try to get to know a whole new bunch of kids. I'm a little excited, and a little scared at the idea. lol. But at our next Pack Meeting (my turn to plan) we're going to be doing knot tying! lol. Seriously, it's one of the few things one of our boys need to complete his Bear, so first thing I'm doing in Cub Scouts is a total cliche scouting thing and I'm excited about it! lol.

And here's why I don't get that they left Dennis in Primary and not me. He's the new Assistant Executive Secretary for the ward. I think he'll do great at that calling! And he's just thrilled it wasn't a teaching calling. lol. Totally changed my idea of a Christmas present for him. I know, I know, I shouldn't be talking about what I'm getting him so I don't ruin the surprise, but after 1 day of researching, knowing it was going to take a lot more time and decision making, I told him so he could be part of the process. I had initally planned on getting him an ipod touch for Christmas because he really enjoyes listening to the audio books but with this calling he's gonna need to be organized and use a planner/calendar stuff so I figured, why not just go with an ipad? Then I looked at the price... lol, those things are expensive. But I'm not really an apple fan and I LOVE my android smart phone so I decided to see if there was an android alternative...

There are LOTS of android alternatives, and I've finally settled on one for him. It will be available in a few days. The Archos 70. It turned out he didn't really like the size of the ipad, he would prefer something with a little more mobility to take places. The ipad has a 10" screen. The Archos 7o has a 7" screen and it looks like it's got some great specs, and it's running Android 2.2, and it's NOT apple! Seriously, apple and I don't get along...

I was showing him some cool new apps I found this week on my phone so now he's stealing my phone atleast on Sundays until he gets his Christmas present, lol. They are great apps put out by the church! If anyone out there has an android operated device, search for lds on the market and you can find them. There is Ward Central/Stake Central that's an app that downloads your ward and stake information from lds.org straight to your device. A widget app called Scripture a Day that puts a scripture on your homescreen. Then there is the Gospel Library put out by the church that includes the standard works as well as conference talks and some manuals like the Gospel Principles Manual, very cool app! There's the Mormon Channel app that allows you to listen to the Mormon Radio station, as well as has a wide selection of audio files to listen to and the videos that are put up on their youtube station. It's such a treasure trove of great information! I've also got a widget app to listen to the Mormon Radion Channel from the homescreen. Then there is LDS Magazine Lite, that has the church publications, though in the Lite version you can only read the current issues. I'm considering paying for Stake Central and for the full LDS Magazine one to have access to a lot more information. I know there has got to be more apps on the market like those that would be useful so I'm gonna start looking. I just LOVE my android phone, and I can't wait to get Dennis an Android device to use as well!

Grateful Day 13

I am grateful for the internet :) and the ability to research whatever I need to!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Grateful Day 9-12

It's been a few days since I posted something I was grateful for so I'd better be extra grateful today :) I'm grateful for Charity's preschool teacher, it's been such a wonderful experience for her and I love watching her learn and grow. I'm grateful for good friends :) And I'm grateful for my kids who entertain/frustrate and enlighten my life!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Grateful Day 8

Is grateful for bedtime. Is it bedtime yet?

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Grateful Day 6 & 7

Is grateful for family. All of them!

And I'm grateful for time spent with family.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Grateful Day 5

Today I am grateful for a hardworking husband who makes it possible for me to be able to stay home with our children. And I'm especially thankful he has 3 days off a week to spend home with us!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Grateful Day 4

Is thankful for good books! Even though sometimes they keep me from doing other things I'm suppose to do :) like clean the house! lol.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Grateful Day 3

I am thankful for the right we have to go vote, or to not vote for those who choose not to. And I'm grateful I took the time to go do it, even if my picks didn't make it! Every voice counts!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Grateful Day 2

Today I am grateful for children who sleep in when they stay up late! (Danielle took a late nap yesterday, so she was up ay late, which caused Charity to stay up late... Ugh! But atleast they let us get some sleep in this morning!)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Grateful Day 1

For the month of November, I'm going to try to do a post every day about something I am grateful for.

To start out the month I am grateful for a husband who is willing to take some time off work to go Halloween Clearance Shopping with me!