Tuesday, January 4, 2011

December/Christmas 2010

Ok so I didn't get off to a great start on my blog....I was a slacker about blogging all of December so I have alot of catching up to do!! As my last post mentioned...my mom and I took a girls trip ( no kids ) to Canton for her Bday weekend!! It was a BLAST!! I had never been but I was in heaven!! I got some cute ideas for my lil' crafty self to make!!! I cannot wait to go back and my mom and I decided that will definately be an annual thing for us!! Then the next thing on our December agenda was Sean's family Christmas party to kick off the Christmas season!! We had a crazy christmas hat contest and my project fell to peices the night before so I didn't even participate :( My creative sis in law Misty took home the prize!! Pics soon to come!! The kids had a gift exchange and both loved their gifts!! Next stop....Sean's company party, this was our 1st year at this company so we didn't really know what to expect, but boy oh boy were we happy at the end of the party!! They gave away door prizes and Sean won a $50 academy gift card and I won a $250 moody gardens gift card!!! WOW huh?!?!? I cannot wait until it warms up and I can take the kids!!! And not to forget the $100 visa every employee got in there Chrsitmas card!! It was a really good day!! Now for the somewhat disappointing part....my family party was suppossed to be on Christmas Eve at my aunts house, BUT sadly her daughter tested positive for the flu on the 23rd :( SO....with Trent having been so sick lately Sean and I thought we better not go. My parents came over and we made homemade chili played the Wii and my parents gave the kids their gifts from them. It was kinda nice and quiet but we did miss not being able to all be together. We are planning a get together for my side in early Feb for game night and dinner to make up for it!! Then came SANTA!!! The kids sat out milk and cookies for Santa and i put them in bed fairly early!! I did not have ONE thing wrapped lol...my mom helped and we knocked it pretty quick!! They got soo many cute things and they were soo happy!! But I think the yellow 4-wheeler defiantely takes the cake this year!! We are so blessed to be were we are, we have came a long way this past year with the whole job change and moving thing!! We are very anxious to move back to Tarkington but are still very happy with our life as it is now too!! I can't wait to see what 2011 has in store for us!!

OMG i almost forgot ( how dare I ) the day after Christmas Sean got this wild hair that we were going to go car shopping!! I had been looking online alot just keeping my eye out for "a good deal" but was in no hurry to buy until the spring....well long story short we came home with a Yukon Denali XL!!! I love love love it and I am so happy with the deal we got!!! God is GOOD!!! I hope everyone had as great of a Christmas as we did!!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Throwback Thursday!!

Shane or Sean????
That chair gives it away.....this was so in the 80's!!!!
Adios folks I am off to Canton for the weekend...I can't wait to post about my trip!!!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Our New Little Family Tradition

So for the past 3 years Sean has wanted to go to a Christmas tree farm and do the whole old fashioned pick and cut thing for our tree...I was NOT having it!!! I had my great big 9ft beautiful artificial tree that I just loved and i didn't want all the mess that comes with real trees!! Well.....this year we moved into a new house and my tree was too tall :( so I gave in and let Sean have his way!! I looked online and found a tree farm in our area and this afternoon we loaded up  the two older kiddos and took off to the tree farm!!! They were both so excited! We got there and they took off running through the trees saying "oh this one " and "oh that one". After browsing around for a bit they finally found one that met mommy's approval!! They cracked up at daddy cutting it down and thought that was the neatest thing!! The farm had a moonwalk and while we paid for the tree and got it loaded they played with 2 other kids in the moonwalk!! After seeing how much fun they had and how much they enjoyed it, I wish we would have started this sooner....but after todays experience I am pretty sure this will be a new family tradition in the McDonald household!!!

The search has begun!!

This was Shane's pick lol!!!

And this was Rylei's pick!!

And this was "the keeper"!!!

I also got a few pics of them playing in the moonwalk and the tree loaded and tied on my car but it is just taking too long to upload tonight for some reason!!!

Turkey Day 2010

We had a great time this year for Thanksgiving. Sean's family decided to kinda lay low and everyone just did their own thing. We spent the day at my Aunt Angie's!! My sister and her family came and that was nice! I sent Sean at 7:30 am to get the sale paper so I could start planning my Black Friday shopping trip!! After lunch Sean headed off to the deer lease and I rested up for an all nighter!! I started at about 6:30 pm that night and shopped until about 9am!!! I hit every store from Toys R' Us to JoAnn's!! I went with my cousin  (in law) Heather and it was good times!!! Black Friday is a tradition for me...it's alot of fun even though it definitely has some crazy moments!! It's not so much about the sales ( although there are some great ones) for me it's just a fun thing to do and it's like the kickoff to the Christmas season!!

I made all 3 kids a turkey shirt but I didn't get a picture of Trent wearing his :( it looked just like Shane's!! They all looked so cute...but as you can almost always guarantee, they all got stains on them!! ah, the joys of having small kids!!! gotta love em'!!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Throw Back Thursday!

Sean & I were just dating in this picture. This was our very 1st Thanksgiving to spend together. Nine whole years ago..wow!!