My ABC's of Christmas

As Terry has been away for the last 8 days I decided to take advantage of my "stuck at homeness because I'm not taking 4 kids anywhere by myself" So I got out all of the Christmas stuff. My dear brother came to get a haircut and told me they just got a new tree and I quickly asked if I could have the old one. He promptly called his wife and brought it over later that afternoon. We have always been pro-life trees!! But I really wanted to get my house decorated and real trees in Las Vegas don't work unless you wait until about 2 weeks before Christmas. I really wanted my house decorated because it is so empty and devoid of furniture and little snowmen and stockings fill up the space nicely. But I digress...So I was able to get everything set up and took a few pictures this morning. I wanted to make an ABC book with my holiday photos, we'll see if I can come up with and X and Z Christmas thing!! Any ideas, leave me a comment! But here is my beginning...
I may change this one to {D}ishes so I can use {P} for presents






I hope you all get out your Holiday decorations soon because It has made me so happy and so excited for Christmas, Remember we only have 25 more days, which reminds me, I better get wrapping on the kids advent calender, It starts tomorrow. That one will be {A} by the way I get a picture after all the gifts are in it!!
Happy December


Thanksgiving Day

I am thankful for patient subjest who were very cooperative for their family pictures. Here is a sneak peak for you guys. I'll have your disk ready soon!
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And my personal favorite from the whole day....

Grandma and Grandpa even jumped in for a few!



Well with the 4 day weekend and kids having no school we decided since nobody would go with us to the dunes to pack up the trailer and head to California. We found a place that was really nice to park the trailer and headed out for a few days to explore LA. We spent a day at the California Science Center and Space Museum. We also went to the Long Beach Aquarium and did a harbor cruise. We found that excluding jaunts to Ikea and Walmart we could take a trip in the trailer for about $200. Not bad for a family of 6 for 4 days!! We ate all of our meals in the trailer except for one lunch at P.F.Changs. We had a great trip. Here are a few of the highlights.

The Bon Bon has been sporting some funny new faces and I caught a few.

Oh, and here is where we will be in 2 1/2 months. The diet starts on Monday!


Halloween @ Dumont

*Prepare for photo overload*
I am trying to document my family life through this blog and since I haven't scrapbooked in like 3 years I am documenting with photos on this blog that will someday become a blurb book. But I digress. We had a great weekend at the dunes this holiday weekend. We carved pumpkins, ate chili, and trick-or-treated. Aunt Shell did crafts with the kids, Aunt Shannon and Aunt Sheri had fun and games, and Aunt Jamie and I made buckets (sand bucket that is, complete with shovel) full of candy.

"Doughnuts on a String"
50's Girl, Red Power Ranger and a Dead 10 Year old.

We took our boxes from the move for the kids to build a fort. They had minutes of fun in it!!

And since I didn't get any pictures of Bonnie in her costume (because I never put her in it, ornery baby) Here is a fun one after Uncle Mitch did her hair. Love those big blue eyes!

Please don't judge me for the haphazard attire my children are donning. I know we all look like "trailer trash" but hey when in Rome!!