Tuesday, December 23, 2008


We ventured out to see Santa Claus this last week. I wasn't sure how Truitt would react to the big man in red, but to my surprise he did amazingly well. I'm not sure why I was so surprised, since he is a people person and seems to especially love men. We even got a pretty decent picture of both boys with Santa.

Monday, December 22, 2008


We have had so much snow lately! It is a winter wonderland outside. We have been enjoying the sights from inside the house. We have gotten a lot done around the house. We have been doing a lot of Christmas baking, cleaning, and movie watching. I even finished Truitt's stocking last night. It has been cut out and his name embroidered on it since Thanksgiving. Nothing like procrastination :)

I ventured outside this morning to put our Christmas cards in the mailbox and to take a few pictures of the beauty that God created.

*Look what I saw looking out the picture windows from our living room.

Monday, December 15, 2008


We had a great time at the ocean last week! We hadn't been out to Chris' grandparent's house in way too long. The boys did amazing on the 2 hour drive, the weather was wonderful (dry and not too cold). We really needed that time away as a family. Here are a few pictures of us digging for clams and enjoying time with Chris' grandparents. I will spare you the pictures of us cleaning the clams. Wow! Those creatures are nasty. I had to keep reminding myself that God thinks they are beautiful :)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Cold Day

We don't usually get much snow around here, so when we do we have to cease the opportunity for a little fun outside. Chris and Keegan had fun playing in the snow.

Later in the day, Chris and Keegan baked cookies. Now, those of you who know my husband know that he doesn't cook. So, don't fall off your chairs. It was dough that we purchased at the store. All they had to do was roll it out and use cookie cutters to cut out the shapes. Then Keegan and I decorated them later in the evening.

Just For Fun!

You're It:: Here's how it works: Bold all the things that you have done in your life.

1. Started your own blog 2. Slept under the stars 3. Played in a band 4. Visited Hawaii 5. Watched a meteor shower 6. Given more than you can afford to charity 7. Been to Disneyland 8. Climbed a mountain 9. Held a praying mantis 10. Sang a solo 11. Bungee jumped 12. Visited Paris 13. Watched a lightning storm at sea 14. Taught yourself an art from scratch 15. Adopted a child 16. Had food poisoning 17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty 18. Grown your own vegetables 19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France 20. Slept on an overnight train 21. Had a pillow fight 22. Hitch hiked 23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill 24. Built a snow fort 25. Held a lamb 26. Gone skinny dipping 27. Run a Marathon 28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice 29. Seen a total eclipse 30. Watched a sunrise or sunset 31. Hit a home run 32.Been on a cruise 33. Seen Niagara Falls in person 34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors 35. Seen an Amish community 36. Taught yourself a new language 37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied 38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person 39. Gone rock climbing 40. Seen Michelangelo’s David 41. Sung karaoke 42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt 43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant 44. Visited Africa 45. Walked on a beach by moonlight 46. Been transported in an ambulance 47. Had your portrait painted 48. Gone deep sea fishing- 49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person 50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris 51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling 52. Kissed in the rain 53. Played in the mud 54. Gone to a drive-in theater 55. Been in a movie- 56. Visited the Great Wall of China 57. Started a business 58. Taken a martial arts class 59. Visited Russia 60. Served at a soup kitchen 61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies 62. Gone whale watching 63. Got flowers for no reason 64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma 65. Gone sky diving 66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp 67. Bounced a check 68. Flown in a helicopter 69. Saved a favorite childhood toy 70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial 71. Eaten Caviar 72. Pieced a quilt 73. Stood in Times Square 74. Toured the Everglades 75. Been fired from a job 76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London 77. Broken a bone 78. Been on a speeding motorcycle 79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person 80. Published a book 81. Visited the Vatican 82. Bought a brand new car 83. Walked in Jerusalem 84. Had your picture in the newspaper 85. Read the entire Bible 86. Visited the White House 87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating 88. Had chickenpox 89. Saved someone’s life 90. Sat on a jury 91. Met someone famous 92. Joined a book club 93. Lost a loved one 94. Had a baby 95. Seen the Alamo in person 96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake 97. Been involved in a law suit 98. Owned a cell phone 99. Been stung by a bee

Have you done most of these? Anything that shocks you?

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Busy Time of Year

I have been so busy lately, that blogging seems to be the last thing on my mind. I feel like I am running in a million directions with a to-do list that never ends. This year has just flown by! How can it almost be Christmas? With Christmas just around the corner that means by baby will be 1 before I know it. Speaking of, I guess I better get on the ball and get things ready for his birthday party.

I have found a little time lately to be creative (and I do mean a little time). I posted a few pictures of the fabrics that I purchased, but I never said what I intended to make with those fabrics. Well, thanks to my dear sweet husband you can check it out yourself. Check out the logo Chris designed for me, while you are at it. www.kozykiddos.com I have since made several trips to the fabric store and stocked up on TONS of fabric. I have fleece, flannel, cottons, chenilles....... the list goes on. Now to find some time to work on all these projects. Oh, did I mention that I have Truitt's Christmas stocking all cut out and his name embroderied on it? I just need to find time to sew it together. I still haven't picked up my sewing machine from the shop, but that is on the list of things to do tomorrow :) Thankfully, my wonderful mother-in-law has been letting me borrow hers.

After we pick Keegan up from School today we are heading out to the ocean (in the rain and cold) to go clam digging with Chris' grandparents. Keegan is very excited about this. I will post pictures when we return.