Monday, December 22, 2008

Home for Christmas

UMMMM.....That's not somewhere we are going to make it for Christmas. Granted we are with ALL our family (minus Lindsay...(Loser), and David...also another loser!!) in Oregon!! All nineteen of us in a 1700 ft house. We all love each other, but I don't know how much longer that love is gonna linger. They have not had a storm like this since the early nineteen hundreds, late eighteen hundreds. It is the craziest thing I have ever witnessed. It is so gorgeous outside. It hasnt stopped snowing or raining freezing rain for over a week!!!! We were all traveling in this storm and made it here safely right before it got ugly but aren't going anywhere for some time. The power started flickering out yesterday, so we were getting everything prepared for that. Bless my sisters heart!!! She is a little freaked out trying to think if she has the neccessities to provide means if there is a power outage....luckily, she has been diligently "being prepared" and has followed our prophets words and has her food storage and a generator...and the stuff to live.
Granted she wasn't storing things for 19 people (her little family of 5), but she's done a pretty darn good job.
It's a little frustrating thing for me right now. My husband forgot to deposit his paycheck before he flew in, we have a dog outside that is hopefully still being taken care of, a Christmas tree that hasnt been watered since friday, we are suppose to be closing on our house in a couple weeks but have things that need taken care of before;....the list can go on and on....and on.
The storm started with snow and snow...then it started freezing rain...which is totally crazy if you haven't ever witnessed it!!! It seriously is! Then it snowed another six inches, then freezing rain again. We have a pile of Ice on my car that is about 1/2 inch thick, then 6 inches of rain, then another 1/2 inch of ice.
It's all so surreall...
I am just grateful that everyone arrived safe and we are all together.....for some time.
I am going to post a picture of this craziness when its a little less crazy.

Monday, December 15, 2008

What Does Your 'Pre-schooler' Want For Lunch??

Tell me would ya!!! Bet it's not as gross as this!!!

I have found that I HAVE to give my kids an option for lunch, otherwise, they'd starve. So, I gave them their options
Me:What would you munchkins like for lunch...Mac n Cheese, or Mickey Mouse Nuggets.
Prince Charming: UMMM...Pickles...with Bread and uh...honey on top!
Of course, I gave him many reasons why that wouldn't be very appetizing. But to much dismay....he persisted and I gave in (hoping I could prove him wrong..ya know, Mommy knows best) Ya, didn't work...

Let's just hope he chooses not to go into the Culinary Field!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thank heavens for Mrs. Peeps!

Meet Mrs. Peeps. This came in the mail yesterday, December 1st, to Prince Charming and the 2 Royal Daughters. (haven't come up with the princess names yet...M loves Cinderella, so that just may stick.) Anyway, The King brought in the mail and said there was a letter from Santa to the kids.

This is what the letter says:

Christmas is approaching and this is the day
Santa has sent Mrs. Peeps to your house to stay.

He sends this small elf to your house and mine
The first day of December she must be on time.

Mrs. Peeps has a purpose. Her purpose will be,
To whisper to Santa all the good that she sees.

From December 1st to Christmas she watches to see
If your presents should number thirteen or three.

Soon after she gets here she moves only at night,
To high places, she stays in plain sight.

In the kitchen, for instance, she sits high on a shelf.
Mrs. Peeps can sit anywhere, for she is an elf.

She holds very still when she thinks you are watching.
Her magic is precious, it fades when ones touching.

She sits on the tree on Christmas Eve day.
She knows that Santa is soon on his way.

She waits and she waits without making noise,
She waits until Santa arrives with the toys.

From her notes they determine the number of toys
Placed under the tree for all girls and boys.

So you better be nice and mind what you say
Because Mrs. Peeps will tell Santa when he comes in his sleigh.

Once Christmas is here and Santa has come
Mrs. Peeps must leave, for her job is well done.

But she will return next year on the very same day,
To watch your behavior as you work and you play.

They were both really excited at first for Santa to send Mrs. Peeps, but the oldest princess, Cinderella had doubts about her.
She said, "Mrs. Peeps is mean, she's not suppose to tattle.(sp??) HAHA, I thought that was cute.
Prince Charming on the other hand was too excited to sleep. He went to bed and after an hour and a half of sleeping this was our conversation.
ME: Oh my, you're not asleep yet? (freaking out cuz it's 9:30 pm, and he's got preschool in the morning.)
PC: I have been sleeping, is it morning yet?

He was so excited to see where Mrs. Peeps was going to be in the morning that he couldn't sleep.

Well, maybe you should go check your mailbox or doorstep and see if Santa sent Mrs. Peeps to your house!

Now, Mrs. Peeps is suppose to be an actual elf....but when you live in Wendell and it's a last minute run to the store....your pickens are limited. Maybe next year, Santa will bring a REAL elf.