Monday, December 29, 2008

Interesting night

So I'm in the kitchen and I hear this noise and and a voice say, "are you OK Sterling?" Then I hear Sterling cry. I continue to sweep the floor and roll my eyes. If I came running every time he cried, I'd get no where fast. Most of the time it's nothing.

Most of the time.

He comes running into the kitchen with his hand on his forehead. Both of which are covered in blood. I dropped the broom and scooped him up and sat him on the counter. When I wiped off the blood I found a very DEEP hole in his forehead, which was pouring blood very fast. (head wounds usually do) It's a good thing I don't pass out at the sight of blood.

Brandon was gone and that left me with no car and a bloody kid that needed some medical attention. So what do you do in a situation like this? Call 911.

So I did. I've only called 911 once before when I thought our house was on fire. Long story and not interesting so I won't bore you with details. Both of these times I hesitated. But when the blood wasn't stopping and the hole was just so deep, I thought, better safe than sorry.

It took them less than five minutes to get here. Talk about fast. The EMT guy said that it looked OK, but if we wanted to go to the hospital we could. He said they'd probably stitch it, but that it would heal OK on it's own too.

It's going to scar, but hey, scars are cool when you're a boy. Right?

He was coming out of his room and Sebastian was going in at the same time. OBVIOUSLY with some force, he KICKED the door in and it caused Sterling to hit the corner of the dresser and spin and hit it again with the other side of his head. Poor guy. I would say he took it like a champ, but he cried like a baby and was very scared of the police and EMT's. I think he would have liked the ride to the hospital though. Oh well, there's always next time.....

Fun was had by all

Chocolate covered cherries are longer a Christmas treat. I'm not sure I can post about it on this blog. It's not been rated Mature, but feel free to ask anyone that was in attendance for the details.

And for the record, the Sparkling Cider was just that. Don't believe them when they tell you in was something "stronger." Leave it to a bunch of Mormons to get drunk on a nonalcoholic beverage!

The white elephant exchange was a blast and believe it or not, someone actually gave the proverbial roll of toilet paper.

Notice the buck "head" on the top of the book shelf. Nice huh? Thanks Aaron. Thanks.

It was so much fun, that we've had requests for another one. So New Year's Eve is here as well. Come one come all. Just know that we can't be held responsible for what ever happens....

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Oh the weather outside is fightful....

....but as long as you love me so...LET IT SNOW LET IT SNOW LET IT SNOW!

That's one of my favorite Christmas songs. In fact, Christmas music is one of my favorite things about the holiday season.

That and Christmas parties.

And Christmas cards.

And Christmas treats.

And Christmas surprises.

ANYWAY, we battled the cold and snow to attend our base housing holiday party tonight. The management office rented out the local bowling area. (as Spencer calls it) Or bowling ally as most of us know it as. It was a lot of fun. We ate pizza, drank soda, bowled and played arcade games. All for free. I even got a strike in my first frame. No one witnessed it. Which was a shame considering the fact it's like the third time in my whole life. I say no one witnessed it because Brandon had duty tonight so it was just the kids and me that went and the older two were playing arcade games at that time. Sterling had a blast bowling and Seth clapped every time anyone knocked down pins. Even if they were seven lanes away. Lets just say he clapped a lot. Between claps and jumps for joy, he even got a couple of turns. All in all, it was A LOT of fun. We almost didn't go because of the nasty weather, but the roads were good and traffic wasn't heavy at all. So all was well.

Mom and Dad are coming this week. The kids don't know. It's always fun to surprise them. I can't wait.

Stephen turns 12 on Friday. It's hard for me to believe that he's this old. It just doesn't seem real. He's growing up. Right before my eyes.

We're having a Christmas party on Saturday. ADULTS ONLY. Can I tell you how excited I am? I think it's going to be so much fun. It's at 7:30. Feel free to stop by. We'd love to have you!

Till next time,

Your loving blogger

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The small things excite me so

I actually feel a little silly being so excited, but I'm sure SOMEONE can relate. RIGHT? I can't be the only one excited about small stuff. What small stuff you ask? I have a follower that I don't even know! Some stranger is reading my blog. Others might be alarmed by this, but not me.

I'm that loony.

Some of you may be asking "What is a follower? And how do you know you have one?"

Look to your right. See those words right there? Yeah, those. The ones that say "Follow this blog." If you click it and add yourself, then you're notified every time I post on the blog.

Pretty cool.

Come on. Just click it.

You know you want to.

EVERYONE is doing it.

OK, so not everyone. OBVIOUSLY I only have a few followers. Maybe that's why I'm so excited about the NEW follower. Speaking of which, WOW. You are amazing. I stand in awe. SIXTEEN. You could write the book on the "Are they all yours" comments.

Well, that's my excitement for the day. Thanks for reading.


Monday, December 8, 2008


Spencer can see Caillou's eye's now. You know, the DUMB,bald four year old on PBS. Spencer was watching it one day and he was squinting so I had him move closer to the TV and he says to me, "Now I can see Caillou's eyes." After that comment, I knew a trip to the eye Dr was in order. Here he is with his new glasses:

Thursday, December 4, 2008


So I entered this drawing online and I WON!!!

You can find this WONDERFUL candle here

It is by far one of the best candles I've owned. And the best part is that it's as natural as you can get. You know how I like to keep things real! I HIGHLY recommend this Etsy shop. And she ships super fast too.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Where do I start?

When I went through the pictures on the camera, I realized I haven't blogged in a while. I thought about making separate posts about it all, but decided it would be easier to just put it all out there.

In this blog post you will find a big black dog who thinks he owns us. The pictures don't do justice to show his size, but to put it into perspective, our bed is a king size. He sort of dwarfs it don't you think?

This is what we came home to the ONE time we attempted to crate him. Apparently his prison break left him hungry because he ate a twelve pack of hamburger buns, a loaf of bread, a dozen muffins, a dental bone and a bag of popping corn. Nice. His food obsession is why we crated him in the first place. We've learned to hide the food better. Our microwave has become a nice storage cabinet.

Here we have a picture of a mechanical horse.

We all know what it is. We've all ridden on at one time or another. We've all told our children, "Sorry honey, Mommy doesn't have any quarters." This nice horse is corralled at one of our local grocery stores. And the best part about him.....he's free. But get this. Both Sterling and Seth are afraid of the nice little horsey. Go figure.

Brandon has adopted a saying when people pick on him for not having a "Daddy's little girl." "Real men make men." Apparently, Marines in MOBCOM are real men. We had three families over for Thanksgiving, and between the four families, there were eight boys and no girls. We thought it was kind of funny. That having been said, I'm still holding out hopes that Sadie will join us for Thanksgiving next year. We had a great time and the food was delicious.

I took Spencer to the eye doctor today. Apparently the only thing he inherited from me was my poor vision. Here soon, he'll be sporting a pair of specs. He's very excited about it. I'm sure that will wear off soon, but until then, I hope he enjoys them.

I can't believe the year is coming to an end. It's been a great one for us. I can't find anything at all to complain about or wish it had been done differently. I'll be sending out cards soon. As always, I look forward, with bated breath even, to receiving cards from all of you. Oh, if you've changed address's this year, let me know so I can update my address book.

Merry Christmas everyone.
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