Sunday, November 30, 2008

This and That

Well, things have been crazy over here, to say the least. We did celebrate Thanksgiving with my parents before we headed for the camp. We are actually trying to sell the camp, so that might be the last family trip we take there. I tried to keep a good attitude, but the whole lice thing was/is extremely overwhelming. I can't even tell you the whole story because it's just too awful!! Just know, that I think we might be bug free, but I am a maniac checking everyone's heads all the time. I think I might resemble a monkey from time to time. I have spent hours upon hours treating everyone's heads and nit picking every strand of hair. Hours that would have been well spent doing a million other things that still have to be done before the party Friday night.

Here are a few pictures on Thanksgiving. It was really warm here, so I told the boys they had to wear shorts that buttoned (as opposed to athletic shorts). Instead, they came down dressed like this. They looked so cute.

Braden was starving, and made it to the table first. He said our blessing and asked for the food to taste good. So cute.

I am making progress on the house, but I feel like I take one step forward and two steps back. I finally finished the tree only to find today that it is dead! We had the neighbor come water it while we were gone, but the water level hasn't gone down at all, and the needles are already starting to fall off. As you can see, it's not a small tree. It took forever just to hang all the lights. I called the nursery and they're more than happy to replace it, but that means I have to take everything down and do it all over!!!!! I think I'm leaving it for the weekend and then we'll have to deal with that next week. Perfect!!

This morning, I was trying to clean up the kitchen before I started on my to-do list. I started hearing water hit the floor. I looked down and there was water pouring out of the cabinets under the sink! I had to pull everything out of the cabinets and dry it all. Thankfully, I was able to call the builder (because, of course, Richard isn't here) and he came and fixed it.
One big thing I was able to take care of today was our Christmas card. I took the pictures and ordered them, all in about 1 hour! Here's a silly preview (of course, it's not the "chosen" one):

The boys go back to school tomorrow, so I'm going to hit the road running! I don't start working until next week, so I need to enjoy my "freedom" this week!! I'm hoping to squeeze a pedicure in somewhere, but we'll have to see about that. I haven't been able to check on all your blogs, but hope to do that later tonight! Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!!


Christy said...

Looks like a good time-- sorry about the water issues-- that sucks. my kids start back at school this year as well and I am so sad about this-- I have so much to do to get ready. Anyway, love the pics and the one of you and hubby is really cute!!

Christy :)

MississippiZen said...

Enjoy your week off and make sure you fit in that pedicure! Your tree is beautiful ... what a shame that you have to take it all down!!!

Felicia said...

Bless your heart...lice, water, the always have a positive, sweet spirit. Hang in there and have a great week.

carolinagirl said...

It sounds like you need a vacation from this Thanksgiving break! :) Your boys are absolutely gorgeous, and it looks like no one had to have their heads shaved! That's a positive! The biggest though is that you took your photos and ordered your Christmas card all in one hour. It took us 4 photo sessions, and I spent about 2 hours searching for the right card. :) Back to school tomorrow!!!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

LOVE the pictures..
Looks like you had a Great Thanksgiving..
sorry to hear about the tree and the water...
I need to do our pictures for the Christmas card..
I am running behind..
We are decorating the tree as soon as everyone is done eating supper..
Have a Great Week..
Hugs girly..

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I cannot believe you got the Christmas Picture takens and ordered in an hour....good for you!!

Sounds like you have had a frustrating couple of days....but I am glad everything sounds like it will be resolved!!

Love the outtake of the boys....very cute...they are so handsome!!

Everyday Mom Designs said...

Ugh, I'm sure the lice thing is such a big and tiring deal. I love the pictures of the family.

Oh man, the tree looks great. That is really unfortunate that you have to get a new one..

Have a great night.. Make sure you fit in that pedi! You deserve it!

Mission To Macie said...

you should totally use that pic for your Christmas cards! it is too cute!

sara said...

I love the fun "out take"!! Whenever I am taking a picture of a group of kids, I always promise to let them do a silly picture - it usually gets me a decent one!!

Ok, tomorrow is Monday & you can breathe for a few days...sigh!!

Chris and Deb said...

Wow...what a weekend....Your tree looks great though...but I agree, ugg the thought of having to re-do it again! They are a lot of work! Hope you have a better week this week!

LaLa said...

Sorry about the tree drama...hope you can get it redone : )

Can't wait to see the real card photo. Have a great week : )

Stephanie said...

I had a feeling that lice thing wasn't over yet :) Hope you have it under control now! What a gorgeous tree...hope you are able to get all that done and a new one in place soon! That sucks about it being dead! Hope you had a great thanksgiving!!!

Keisha said...

The tree is Beautiful! Last year our tree dried out too fast too! It really was a fire hazard.
Sorry to hear about the lice outbreak! Ick!!! I've heard they are hard to get rid of! Maybe they are Long Gone!
Enjoy your week off!

3 Peanuts said...

Your Thanksgiving looks like it was a nice family day! Your decorations look great! So sorry about the dead tree and the water...that is the sutff that often happens to me!~

I cannot beleive you start work in a week. I bet you'll be great. It will be fun to hear how it all goes.

I will be thinking of you...

WIll you be in Houston at all this holiday season?


Denise said...

Glad you had a fun Thanksgiving, and I love the comment about the boys having to wear shorts with buttons...hee hee! I understand!

Have a great week~

The Byrd's Nest said...

Sorry about the leak under the cabinet!

I kind of like the silly picture and hey...their shirts DID all have buttons on them!

cougchick said...

I remember only too well being the "monkey" checking my kids heads every night for two straight weeks. I was obsessed but it paid off. I didn't get it a second time. I was really careful to vacuum the furniture especially the couch that they sat on a lot.

Bummer about your tree. That is a lot of work to do once let alone twice. Yuck!

Love your pictures. You look gorgeous!

amy said...

fun pics, love the silly faces

Lori said...
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Lori said...

Haha, I think that would've made a great Christmas card!
Your tree is beautiful! That is a pain to have to redo it though! I hope it goes quickly.
Love the picture of you and your hubby too, so sweet.

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