Saturday, December 27, 2008

December 26, 2008

The day after Christmas, the boys spent the morning at the shooting range with Grandpa, Dave, Noah and Clark.

The Girls spent the afternoon with Grandma, Lindy and Megan. We went to Phoenix Symphony Hall to watch The Nutcracker ballet.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

What Did You Get For Chrsitmas?

Everyone got what they wanted for Christmas, except for Alex who wanted a black baby grand, maybe next year! lol
Christmas would not be Christmas without new pj's and slippers.

Seth got Dilbert 2.0 - 20 years of Dilbert.

Santa brought marshmallow shooter guns for the entire family, he forgot to leave marshmallows so good thing he bought the soft pellets that can be used in place of marshmallows.

'Twas The Night Before Christmas...

At the Manwaring house...

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

It's All About The Packaging

This is a present that I wrapped. You will be lucky to have a store bought bow on it and forget about the ribbon I don't have patience for ribbon and I'm to cheap to use it. Notice my home made gift tag made out of wrapping paper scraps- and no fancy writing.

These are the presents Seth wrapped. Notice the pretty coordinating ribbon with the home made fancy bow.

Notice the fancy writing on the package — done by his own hand!

A close up of fancy writing.

I'm so glad to be married to a straight man who can make bows!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Rachel's Band Performance

Rachel joined the band this year in school they had thier first performance last night.

Monday, December 15, 2008


Saturday, December 13, 2008

My worst fear

I hate mice, rats and any other thing that resembles a rodent (hamsters and guinea pigs included). I am truly terrified of them. Two weeks ago we were moving some stuff around in the garage and Seth noticed mouse poop, my heart started racing and my body started shaking I was freaking out! He cleaned up the poop found out where the mouse was living and assured me that our uninvited house guest was LONG GONE. And I assured my husband that if I EVER find a mouse in our house that I would be LONG GONE.

Well today it happened. Seth was bringing a box in from the garage and our uninvited house guest jumped out of the box ran across my living room floor and under the Christmas tree. I screamed so loud, "Mouse, mouse, went under tree". I ran into the kitchen jumped on top of the kitchen table I was shaking and freaking out, literally on the verge of tears. The front door happened to be open and Seth grabbed a broom and was able to chase it out of the house. I couldn't get off the table for a least 5 minutes after the ordeal was over. The hair on my body is standing up as I relive this horrible nightmare.

You might be wandering where the cat was during all screaming scared her and she ran and hid, she missed out on a yummy snack!

Guess what Seth will be doing on Monday? Cleaning out the garage!! I assured him if that happens again I will be MOVING OUT!!

PS..thanks honey for thinking so quickly on your feet and getting that thing out of our house in a matter of minutes. This is another good reason why I need to keep you around to protect me from my worst fear. As I said before you are a keeper!
PSS --I'm not joking, I will leave if we ever find one in the house!! oxoxox.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Do Your's Bounce Too???

This is a conversation I overheard the other night and to protect those involved from utter embarrassment I will refer to such individuals as child B and child C...

Child C and Child B walking down the stairs giggling as they walk into the kitchen, Child B looks at self in the window and starts bouncing up and down...

Child C: "Do you feel it?"

Child B: "Ya, I can feel them bounce up and down." Giggle, Giggle (Child B looks at Child C and as she's bouncing up and down) "Do you see them bouncing?"

Child C: "Ya they bounce." Giggle, Giggle

Child C starts bouncing...

Child B: "I can feel mine bounce too." Giggle, Giggle

Child B: "I can see them move too"

giggle, to bed they went...

aahh, brings back memories of growing up!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

White Christmas ; )

Friday, December 5, 2008

Alex's Piano Recital

Check out Alex…. We are very proud of our pianist.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Bow Making Classes - Every Friday Night!

I have a talented husband and daughter. They are making bows for our Christmas tree. Seth's getting more handy to have around as time goes on. I think he's a keeper!


Food, Family & Friends

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