Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Memories


We met at our house this year for our play group Christmas Party. We made the traditional group pictures. Those who could twirl…twirled. The one who couldn’t…watched and planned her moves for next year’s party. lol
Then we exchanged $2 gifts, changed into play clothes and had a blast outside in our 73 degree weather. What a sweet group of friends!

Here are some pictures from previous Christmas parties.


We have such Merry Memories! We are so thankful for our special friends!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Overjoyed with Overalls

Every year my sister makes a new pair of Christmas overalls for DD. She was "overjoyed" this year when she received this pair emphasizing the true meaning of Christmas.

I just wish pictures could do them justice! If you enlarge the picture you can see a little more of the detailed work. They are very pretty with lots of rhinestones and different textures. Aunt Sherry is so talented!Doodlebug is wearing the pair DD wore last year. Too cute!
Thank you, Aunt Sherry. We love you!

Sunday, December 14, 2008


It’s hard to believe that we are already half-way through December. Where does the time go? The girls have been busy doing the normal things like:

Eating Elephants…

We studied about elephants last week in home school, so DD had an elephant for breakfast..(one bite at a time.) She loved it. It’s been said that “Elephants never forget,” so the theme of our lessons was to “Never forget the wonderful things that God has done for us.” And of course, the celebration of Christmas is the best reminder of the wonderful gift of salvation that God gave to us, his son Jesus Christ.
Along with school, the girls have been...posing for a lot of pictures.

In front of our tree
In candy cane sweaters
Acting like silly sisters !!!!
Just looking pretty in two of their Christmas dresses

Playing with my 24 yr old hand-painted Nativity set…uh oh…
Showing off new clothes from Santa Sandra and…
Joining our play group for a visit with Santa at the mall.
It's precious times like these that I'd love to have the memory of an elephant...May we always remember the wonderful things that God has done for us.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Happy Birthday Sister Darling!

Whether you're 5 months or...
25 years...
You'll always be our beautiful little girl. You've brought so much joy to our lives. We love you, Sister Darling. Happy Birthday!

Friday, December 05, 2008


Well, it looks like the wedding may be off….not Sister Darling’s, but DD’s. Let me explain:

DD attends Awanas at our church on Wednesday nights. In an earlier post, I mentioned that DD seemed to be quite interested in a cute little boy named Micah. She really thought that he was going to LOVE her Mulan costume at the Fall Festival, but I’m not sure he even knew who she was. Another time, she was so excited about a new dress she was wearing to church. She just knew Micah would notice it. Instead, he informed her that he really didn’t like girls who talked too much…hint hint.
Last week on the way to Awanas DD said, “I am going to tell Micah that I have 3 Ariel books and 2 Lion King books. He is going to be SOOOO impressed.” This was followed by, “Who am I going to marry, Mama?” Of course I told her that I didn’t know. After a few seconds she said, “Well, when I’m grown up, Micah will be grown up too. Can I marry Micah?” I said, “That might depend a little bit on what Micah thinks.” She smiled really big and said, “Well, you know,…He’s my guy!”
When I picked her up I asked her if she had fun. She said, “Yes, but I didn’t get to sit by Micah, and I really wanted to. He told me not to sit by him. He was just being rude. So, I didn’t ask him to marry me tonight!” LOL Trust me, DD is a very persistent little girl and I don’t think Micah will get off the hook this easily. Who knows? By Wednesday night, she may have another plan to make Micah her Prince Charming.
( I think she may be taking these Disney Princess movies a little to seriously!)LOL

Monday, December 01, 2008

Thanksgiving Tidbits 2008

We travel every year during the holiday season in order to spend time with our extended family, so our children don’t really know what it's like to celebrate Thanksgiving at home. This year, DD requested to have a special meal with her immediate family before going out of town, so we did. We had turkey and dressing with all the trimmings. Brother Darling and Sister Darling joined us. It was wonderful having all four children together at one time, but I was so busy cooking and serving that I had very little time for pictures. Oh well…
The girls loved helping me make the dressing.
Just being themselves...

We spent Thanksgiving Day at PawPaw’s enjoying the food, fun, family and football!
This is how PawPaw enjoys watching football. lol
As long as Brother Darling has a guitar...he's having fun.
A little computer fun with Sister Darling and future Darling SIL.
We spent the evening at Aunt Muh’s visiting with more family. The girls really enjoyed playing with LH’s boy toys and their princesses…
Look closely. If you’ve ever wondered how Cinderella got home after her coach turned into a pumpkin…wonder no more...Now you know. That RRA (Royal Roadside Assistance) is hard to beat.LOL