Sunday, December 28, 2008

Something Money Can't Buy

Nana the Hero A hero by the name of Nana, I know She's a funny gal, she'll put on a show! Just say the word and Nana is there Don't get in her way, don't you dare! For she'll run to her grandkids as fast as can be Volunteering in classes or rescuing me! Every so often, a papa she'll bring she'll do anything you ask, she'll even sing! Don't tell her a lie, for she's heard it all If you're good, she'll take you to the mall! So, if you're not as lucky to have a Nana, as I I feel sorry for you, cuz she's somethn' money can't buy! ~ Mama n Brianna Thank you for babysitting today Nana. And thank you Papa for hanging in there as long as you did, you survived!!! And yes, even though my family may look as big as this.... {Duggar Family} I DO still want just 1 more!!!! And then I'll stop, I PROMISE!!!

2009- Here We Come!

I don't know about you, but I'm sooo ready for the New Year. I can't wait to see what the new year brings us. Hmmm...maybe even a new little sibling... just kidding...okay, I'm not kidding, but really, I'm looking forward to watching these little beings I've been blessed to call my children grow and blossom further and closer into who/what they will become. Slowly, we're taking down the Christmas decorations and vaccuming up the pine needles from the sad looking deceased Christmas tree. Before, I clean up all the Christmas evidence, I wanted to blog about my favorite Christmas ornaments that we have upon our tree. These are my favs...
A. Grandma loved lighthouses, this one reminds me of her!
B. This one says it all. Everyone needs HOPE, and faith, and love.
C. Not sure why, but I like it.
D. Purchased when Elizabeth started piano lessons last year, now we have 2 in lessons.
E. A gift from my friend/co-worker. Each girl received an angel with her name on it. Matthew got a train ornament which he refused to put on the tree and insisted on sleeping with it every night. Eventually, it broke from his boyish ways.
F. An angel, a reminder that we are not alone.
G. Special because it was one of our first ornaments as a married couple, I don't even know where we got it but we sure do like it. It changes color every few seconds. I'm surprised the kids haven't broken it yet!
H. Hard to see but it's a reindeer with Megan's name on it. On a recent trip to Big Bear each child got a personalized one to add to our collection. Don't laugh, but even the next baby who doesn't even exist yet got one!
And thanks to my friend/co-worker Leslie, next year you will see this one on our tree

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve found the Mejia family quite busy. While daddy was at work, mommy and the kids baked, and baked, and then baked some more. We made sugar cookies, coconut macaroons (mom's favorite), and two apple pies.

Next, we did some last minute touches on a homemade Christmas present for our little brother. The girls have been wanting to learn to sew for quite awhile. What better way than to make a gift for someone special. Homemade gifts are the best, aren't they? What's your favorite homemade gift?

From the look on his face, I would say he was one happy little boy. Wouldn't you say so?
Now, off to Uncle's house we go to share our baked goods and enjoy the Eve of Christmas together.

Emily's Christmas Peformance

Forgive me, I know Christmas is over, but I'm still playing catch up.
Emily was all smiles when it came her turn for a Christmas recital. She sang with such grace and couldn't stop looking to make sure we were watching her the whole time.
After the recital, we enjoyed a small Christmas party in the classroom. Here she is posing with 2 of her friends.
But... if you know Emily, that wasn't enough pictures, she wanted just 1 more of her in her Christmas dress once we got home.
Oh, and how could I forget? This was the homemade gift (a calendar) that she presented to mom and dad during her Christmas party.

Christmas in the Playhouse

If you look closely through the window you can see the new Christmas tree the girls decorated, they made paper snowflakes and hung them from the ceiling, daddy put lights on the outside. It's looking more festive in here than our actual house!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Grandma Got Ran Over!!!

Christmas is the time of year for each of us to spend time with family and to reflect upon the memories we have of those who have passed. Christmas makes me think of my grandparents and my sweet cousin, Jenna. I know they are all nearby, especially during this time of year. In fact, if I listen closely, I think I can still hear Jenna singing... listen maybe you can hear her too....
"Grandma got run over by a reindeer. Walking home from our house Christmas Eve. You can say there's no such thing as Santa, But as for me and Grandpa, we believe. She'd been drinkin' too much egg nog, And we'd begged her not to go. But she'd left her medication, So she stumbled out the door into the snow. When they found her Christmas mornin', At the scene of the attack. There were hoof prints on her forehead, And incriminatin' Claus marks on her back. Grandma go run over by a reindeer, Walkin' home from our house Christmas eve. You can say there's no such thing as Santa, But as for me and Grandpa, we believe. Now were all so proud of Grandpa, He's been takin' this so well. See him in there watchin' football, Drinkin' beer and playin' cards with cousin Belle. It's not Christmas without Grandma. All the family's dressed in black. And we just can't help but wonder: Should we open up her gifts or send them back? Grandma got run over by a reindeer, Walkin' home from our house Christmas eve. You can say there's no such thing as Santa, But as for me and Grandpa, we believe. Now the goose is on the table And the pudding made of pig. And a blue and silver candle, That would just have matched the hair in Grandma's wig. I've warned all my friends and neighbours. Better watch out for yourselves." They should never give a license, To a man who drives a sleigh and plays with elves. Grandma got run over by a reindeer, Walkin' home from our house, Christmas eve. You can say there's no such thing as Santa, But as for me and Grandpa, we believe."
I can see Grandma Lo-Lo shaking her head to that song too, lol! A big THANK YOU to Nana & Papa for hosting such a great gathering. Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Holiday Recital

Elizabeth had her Holiday Recital last night. She looked beautiful and put on quite a performance. After the performance, she was approached by a little boy in her class, Demetri. He brought her flowers and a hand written love letter professing his big crush on her. My little girl is growing up! Daddy wasn't too impressed! Check out her pics. Double click on the pics to view them larger.
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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Women & Chocolate

It's true what they say about women and chocolate. Megan is proof!

It's a Boy!!!

No... I'm NOT pregnant again! At least not yet, hehe. With my son's curly mop head I almost forgot I had a son. He was beginning to look just like one of the girls. After lots of begging I finally managed to convince daddy that we REALLY needed to cut this kid's hair. So, while dad was at work, I did what any mother of an only son who was beginning to look a tad like a girl would do... took him for a little cut. Ahhh.... much better. There's my son again! And now I can see his Big Brown Eyes again!

Big Bear in December

We stayed in Nana and Papa's cabin, visited the Discovery Center, saw Santa Claus, looked for snow and enjoyed each other's company. You won't see baby Meggie in any pics because she was napping back at the cabin.

Bad Blogger

So, I'm a really bad blogger. I thought I'd be posting much more frequently than before but life is hectic and full of things to do; blogging has taken a backseat, especially during this holiday season. I'm going to try to do better and post some blogs a bit more often. So, standby...