Wednesday, December 31, 2008
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Tuesday, December 30, 2008
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Monday, December 29, 2008
Making People Puppy Chow. Yeah, sounds funky but it's really good and made with chocolate and peanut butter. You actually shake it all together in a garbage bag. Yep, a real, true garbage bag, well a new one that is. The girls thought that was funny and enjoyed helping.
If ya want the recipe let me know. I'll have to get it from Rach.
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Saturday, December 27, 2008
The girls waiting to open presents.
Aunt Charlotte (Red Charlie) brought silly string. Here the kids are loving it and spraying it on everything and everyone that got in their path!
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Thursday, December 25, 2008
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Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Clara Paige and Mags. Love that Santa hat!!
Gracie in her Barbie toboggan. Thanks Wendy for making sure my babies were warm.
My CP gettin either in or out of the train. Wish I had a picture to post of the whole thing. It's really pretty at night with all the lights turned on. I'll work on that for next year. Well, hope you are all done with your shopping and can relax and enjoy your holiday. Be safe and warm and be with the ones you love. I will be!!
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Thursday, December 18, 2008
The open mouth to check Maggie's tonsils shot!
The I'm posing for a magazine, I'm the cutie pie and the weird mouth shot! You gotta love it. I know some of you out there feel my pain. Don't deny it!!
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Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Well, just a quick note on what's going on in our house. We have officially all been sick off and on within the last several weeks. The girls all had some kind of virus with a nasty cough tacked on. Alex and my mom also got it. They are still trying to shake it. Mom went to the doctor and has an ear infection. So, I thought that maybe by the grace of God I had squeaked by w/out getting it this time. I mean somebody had to stay well. Haha!
Last night as I was trying to wrap a few presents I noticed that my scratchy throat was beginning to hurt. Within an hour I felt absolutely awful. So yes I am also sick and actually went to the doctor to get a shot. Hallelujah for those!! I only go to the doctor (as much as we love him) when absolutely necessary and well, with Christmas a week away and lots of weekend plans I HAD to get better. Too much to do. And for right this moment I feel a bit better. We'll see how the night goes and what tomorrow brings. Wish us well so we can attempt to appreciate and enjoy our holiday as much as we can. We have enough to combat this year, being sick just isn't an option. Hope you are all stay well and happy through the holidays.
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008
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Monday, December 15, 2008
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Sunday, December 14, 2008
Here they are decorating one of the trees. They were such great helpers and so patient. Their new buddy, Mr. Jeff Speegle, helped them hang some ornaments. My girls just love Jeff and call him Mr. Wobbly for some reason! Clara Paige saw him on TV the other night and got all excited. I guess we forgot to tell her he was a newscaster!! heehee.
Here I am with two of my favorite people in the whole world. This was a special day and experience for me and Nana and our girls. Poor Al was sick so he missed out but next year we are all going again.
Posted by hicksfamilycircus at 8:52 AM
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Well there's another Maggie story to be told. Imagine that. As we were traveling the long 5 minute road home from dropping CP off at school on Monday morning our Mags got really disgruntled with our main light source. The girls were watching a DVD and it was quite sunny that morning so the sunshine was beaming into the van right into Ms. Maggie's eyes. This is what I heard from behind me.
"Move Sun! Move!"
"Oh I can't see Sunshine!"
"Aw Sun You are giving me a headache from shining in my eyes!"
"I still can't see. Oh Sun move to Gracie's side of the car!"
Gracie interjects a strong "No not my side!"
"Well then move to Mommy's side of the car Sun!"
Hmm... I knew Maggie was my more self absorbed child but I didn't really know she thought she could actually bully the sun into obeying her command. I bet she thinks she can move mountains too.
You just keep up that determination my little show runner! I love you for it my Mags!!
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Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Well, as I said before, I've got a lot on my mind and I think it might be squishing what few marbles I had left in it, out! So to give my poor brain some room, let me put some of it down here for you. As every family this holiday season, we are busy with the hustle and bustle and all that comes with that. On top of that, our much respected coach Tigerville, as my girlies call him, resigned. Wow, nuff said there. However, there is a vital part of my holiday experience that is missing. There's a lot on my heart right now but I'll just hit the highlights. We all miss my dad more and more every day. I know you all thought this would be a happy post and it will be but I figure there might be a few of you who have been wondering how we are. Well, we're ok. Just ok! This process of grief is exhausting and mysterious to me. I think we've all come to the realization that Daddy is gone and the numbness is dwindling but now a wave of pain has come back over all of us recently. I do think it can be a healthy thing to feel pain and sadness but if you know me you know I'm a pretty controlled person. Not being able to control my mind or my feelings is somewhat disturbing to me. Don't get me wrong. We are functioning just fine and are enjoying the season as much as possible and do seem to be keeping our selves busy as you will see. But, I dread the fact that he is not here to share it all with us. I just want to be honest with you and say that although you might see me or read my posts or get my emails, I might seem just fine. However, I'm good at hiding my emotions so don't think I'm all healed up and moved on. If you've been through this you know but if you haven't there are no words to express what my heart and head are going through right now. All I can say is that more and more I am learning and realizing how amazing a man My Dad truly was. So, to honor him I will continue to enlighten you with our recent happenings and not dwell on the negative.
Last Monday night we all loaded into mom's van and went to the Pelham Christmas Tree lighting. It was really nice and a needed night out. They have several of the area school choirs and bands perform. Also, it is held at the Pelhan Civic Center which holds a nice Ice Skating rink. Students from the skating school performed and it was awesome. I did not get any pictures so all you get to see is the ornament they passed out to us all. It was a good way to kick the season off.
waited, in the back of the lunchroom/auditorium we caught a cute picture of the twins waiting to see their sissy sing. They were so excited! Again, there was only one thing missing but I bet ya he saw it anyway.
Also, every year my grandmother would send my girls a Gingerbread house. We also lost her this year too so to keep up the tradition, Nana bought the girls one for us to actually put together. It was lots of fun and very sticky. I think we all did a pretty good job too. I hope to continue this tradition in my Grandmother's honor for my girls.
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Saturday, December 6, 2008
There's a lot on my mind right now and a few pictures to share but I think I'll work on it tomorrow b/c I'm tired. However, here's another installment from one of my families favorite Christmas flicks. Enjoy!!!
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Thursday, December 4, 2008
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Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Introducing Mr. Park Hall of Northport, Alabama. His hobbies include one word phrases, biting, and hanging out with his cousins. (Wen and Lu might not let him play with us anymore after this but let me clarify I had nothing to do with it.)
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These have got to be the cutest little Santa's helpers I've ever seen. Sorry I couldn't post a picture but itf you click below you should get a cute little show!! Enjoy!
I know it's Dec 2nd and I've already messed up my 1 post a day in December. Well I'm trying.
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Sunday, November 30, 2008
They got all shy when it came time to sing Happy Birthday to them. (Notice John Brady Lawson in the background with his Purple Fairy wings on.)
Emma holding her buddy Mr. Park.
My sweeties and their new, pretty Tinkerbell dollies after the party. It was a special but bittersweet day however, on the way home my Mags said, "This was the best day ever!!" That is exactly what I was shooting for, especially this year. Thanks to everyone who took the time out of their Saturday to celebrate the lives of my Maggie and Gracie. We love you all!!
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