Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Recap

It was a great Christmas. I get a little more emotional each Christmas thinking how fast the kids are growing. I looked over at son during the Christmas Eve service and saw him singing a Christmas carol and I started to cry...Bre looked at me and said "Stop right now! "The kids love to help open their presents!


Kids with Nana Kent. We were missing Noah due to fever.
Putting out the reindeer food that is still on the steps...thank you rain.
Goodbye Leland the elf!
Papa reading the Christmas story before bedtime.
Son reading Twas the Night Before Christmas.
Meme and daughter doing a Hello Kitty scrapbook Christmas morning.
The aftermath.
Son attempting the rip stick.
Daughter and her candy filled stocking! She loves her some candy.
Yoda taking over the American Girl double stroller.
They bought each other presents this year and by far was their favorite gift.
Why I gave my twin nephews moon sand...my sister gave this to daughter.
Daughter and my maternal grandmother...precious memories.
My best two presents I have ever received.
Tyler wore this helmet for two days. He even ate with it on...MG loved her American Girl Babies and added this vest to her outfit.
You can buy my kids the world and all they really want is some solo cups.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Roach Christmas Part 2

Husband is mad he had no pictures in the Roach Christmas post...well. I did not like any of the pictures of me and him...so here he is all by himself with my hand on his shoulder.And here he is in the flower chair.

Christmas Programs, School Parties and Teary Moments

I missed my first Christmas party with son. Husband had to attend his school party because daughter's was at the same time. I did get to go with son after his party to the nursing home. He has always been sweet to the elderly and never scared. He hugged the patients and told them Merry Christmas. On this trip, he gave an elderly man one of his animal bracelets. I know some of you may think that is silly...but this kid loves his animal bracelets. And he gave one to someone else...someone he did not know...and no one told him to do it. That is what Christmas is all about.
My sweet, sweet, girl. All drama but at least she is cute!
I must say I am very teary eyed that this is her last year at preschool. This precious angel will be at big school next year. I just kept thinking while she was singing that this would be the last time she would do this...Thank you God for the moments. Thank you God for the memories. I have stayed home with these babies for 7 and half years. Hardest job of my life and would not trade it for all the riches in the world.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy 4th Birthday to My Twinkies

The first time I got to hold my nephews at the same time!! I was even sporting my Happy Camper tshirt! I love you Pooh and Shepin and can't believe you are four years old today.

Monday, December 21, 2009

A Roach Christmas


The cousin clan!

Uncle Micheal and Me

Me getting some kisses in on Avery and Uncle Terry!

Sister Pam, Me and Sister Kristi

Meme and Papa Roach
MG and Little Bit

Tyler and Meme

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Twas Fire at the Nook

Twas the day of Round one of Christmas Programs, when all through the Nook...
All the creatures were stirring due to alarms and power outages and who brought their binder book.

Teachers with goodies, directors with walkie talkie's, and maintenance men with confused looks.
In hopes everything would be back to normal and a lysol spray would be all it took.

When at the start of carpool their arose such smoke,
Evacuate was the order and this was no joke!!!

When what did my wondering eyes should appear,
but 2 firetrucks and 3 power trucks were all here.

More rapid then eagles the firemen they came,
And after an hour they whistled and shouted and called us back in by name.

So into the lobby we and all kids flew,
With cold, hungry children and now their grandparents too.

The firemen and power guys spoke not a word but went straight to work,
And cleared all the rooms and then turned with a jerk.

They sprang to their trucks and gave their team a whistle,
And away they all drove like the down of a thistle.

But I heard them scream as they drove out of sight,
Merry Christmas Nook it is ALRIGHT!!!

All I want for Christmas

My friend Dana sent me this...Dear Santa this is all I want for Christmas.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Party Overload

Why I haven't been blogging...


Our Tacky Christmas Sweater party! These are some of the people in our Home Group. (like Sunday School but smaller and at your own home)


My work party. These are the 2 year old teachers. And we rock!

Bre and I at our spouse's work party. It was at the Comedy Club. Rule #1 Don't put non-social engineers on the front row at the comedy club.
S'more party with my favorite running peeps! It was 26 degrees that night.

We have had a blessed year. We are thankful for jobs, friends and families.
Speaking of families...those parties start tomorrow!!!

Santa Is Coming


Our neighborhood rocks. Swimming pool, playground, tennis courts (for Husband), marathon runners to inspire me and free pictures with Santa! As this time comes each year I am reminded how fast the time will fly with my children. I love seeing the excitement in their eyes and love the innocence of their hearts. But plain and simple Jesus is center of Christmas in our house. This season is about Christ and Santa has nothing to do with that. Every present that will be given and received comes from above whether it is delivered by UPS, Santa, grandparents or friends. I pray your Christmas is spent thanking God for the gift He gave us all.