Wednesday, December 22, 2010

officially Christmas break

Today officially starts Christmas break for EVERYONE in the Power House.
Chris is WFH (working from home) tomorrow and then is off until the new year.

Now if only the weather gets cold enough that the home made ice skating rink they built in the back yard can freeze over!! We have been sledding 2 days in a row, and LOVING IT.

Last night, Ashlyn had her very first friend sleep over. She's had her "best friend cousin's" Malacky, Emma, and Taeya spend the night before, but never a friend. AND it was Kira's first friend sleep over as well. They were soooo cute, and soooo excited. We watched our family remake of Charlie Brown Christmas, had taco's, and the girls played in a strawberry shortcake pop up tent that Kira brought. They also enjoyed playing with dolly's in the bunk bed. They went to bed at 8:30 and at 10:30 I had to threatened to put them in separate beds if they didnt go to sleep. Finally they were asleep and slept until 8am. They had such a great time and they both said they can't wait to have another sleep over. Man, I can't believe how big she is getting, and how fast they are all growing up.

Well, I am tired, and off to dream land
Night all,

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas 1863

Katey with Pastor Sarah

Our Church has been celebrating its history all year. They have been celebrating a "Rooted in the Past, Giving for the Future" theme. It's been pretty neat to be on the A/V team and watch it all unfold, and to learn so much about this church's past. Plus I work with some really cool people and we have a lot of fun.

Tonight our church had a "Remembrance" service. It was a Christmas eve service back in 1863, during Civil War Times. The characters portrayed in the service were true members of our church back then, and with the amount of research they put into it, it was as close to how true the service could be without actually being there.

We arrived to everyone dressed in fancy 1860's clothing and everyone looks soo darn cute. Katey is doing confirmation classes and her class got to help greet and hand out electric candles to everyone. The service was great and we sang 3 Christmas songs, and even learned about their history. We sang O Come All Ye Faithful, It Came upon the Midnight Clear, and Silent Night (to candles). We even got a really awesome serenade by our very own Pastor Jay, who is an Opera Singer, singing O Holy Night.. it was breath taking.

Even Chris and the kids enjoyed tonight's service, and Katey and I can't wait for the Christmas eve service which she and the rest of the confirmation class have small parts.

Well I am tired and am off to dream land.
Good night, All

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Break

Lucky for me, I am not on Christmas break for 2 weeks. The kids start their Christmas break on Tuesday, and Chris has the week between Christmas and New years off. LOVE IT !!

Tonight we had some friends over for some game and spirits ;)
It's so nice having friends with kids, who can come over, bring the kids, and EVERYONE has a great time. I am so glad they came over, I was really needing some adult fun time.

Ashlyn got invited to Mrs. Denise's house for a Christmas party. Mrs. Denise is Billy's mom, and she runs a home daycare. She watches Ashlyn before and after school until I can come pick her up. Ashlyn was so excited to be invited to a Christmas party with her friends. She had a BLAST, and Santa even showed up. Mrs. Denise def. spoils all of her kiddo's.

Well, I am off to dream land.
Nighty night all,

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Cheer

Hello Everyone,
So is back, but what to do, what to say?
First off, the kids are doing great in school, and Chris is still loving his job. I now have a babysitting job, and watch 3 of the cutest kids. Dillon is in 3rd grade and I have him for an hour before he gets on the bus. Kira is in P.M Kindergarten, so we get to play all morning. I have brought Ashlyn a few time with me and they just love hanging out. And then there is Logan. He is about 10 weeks old and is a little snuggle bug. He is a very good baby and is very happy to be held and rocked. I only work from 7:30 till 12 so I still have my afternoons off to clean the house, cook, and play with Ashlyn. Things are going great.

We are very excited about Christmas, I mean who isn't right?
We went and cut down our real Christmas tree, as we do every year. We got it all lighted and decorated. We have our decorations out, and Ashlyn wont stop singing and dancing to Christmas music. She very much wants to buy Santa a Christmas present and wrap it for him. She is so caring about others and really has not asked for much for herself. She's just a sweet little angel girl. Katey and Brandon are looking forward to Christmas too and are def. in the Christmas spirit. We all cuddle up and watch Christmas cartoons, and we all talk about Santa and the reindeer and can't wait for the big day.

So far we have had some snow, but not tons. I hate the snow and could do without, but I do enjoy watching them play in it, and teach our dog Kody how to take down a snow man. It's quite funny to watch. I'll see about getting a video up ASAP.

Well, thats it for today. Gonna snuggle up next to the fire with some hot cocoa and watch some tv with the family.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

chrishel is back in business.

I will update more tomorrow.