Christmas 2010

Today is the day after Christmas.  We got home really late last night; driving through snow on the way home was really neat for us southern folk.  The roads weren’t nearly as bad as we anticipated, and I was thankful for that!  Church was cancelled today because of the snow and icy roads, so we stayed home and have been […]

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It’s Christmas Eve!

I am in south GA, and I just thought I would post a little something.  As usual, we are eating well and enjoying time with the family. Josh and I were able to go to a quiet lunch yesterday while Gran and PawPaw took the kids to a movie.  We met them afterwards at Target for a little Christmas shopping.  The kids drew names with each other and then roamed around trying to find something they thought the person would like.  I partnered with Mack to try and find something for Molly.  That was hilarious.  He could hardly pull himself away from the boy stuff.  He kept finding things he thought he would love, but had a harder time being interested in anything Molly might want.  I guess that is to be expected from a 3 year old boy who is also the baby of our family…a bit rotten, but we are working on it!! PawPaw and Josh took the kids to the lights at Chehaw.  They came back really hyper…I am not sure what happened, but it took them quite a while to settle back down.  After watching a little GRINCH everyone was ready for bed. Gran is hanging in there with all the craziness.  She was such a trooper through the whole movie and Target fun.  She and I were able to talk while the kids were at the lights, and I enjoyed that very much.  She continues to be so patient with each kid and their […]

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Are bangs only for girls?

Oh, this was so funny!  Tonight in the car we were just talking as a family, which usually ends up being kind of chaotic, a bit dramatic, someone may get their feelings hurt, and there is usually laughter.  Tonight was no exception…..I have no idea what we were talking about that made Molly say, “DADDY, why did you have orange […]

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I heart the Koester Family

I have about 10 minutes to do this post, assuming there are no interruptions from the kiddos.  (5 hours later….seriously) We went to Tennessee last Wednesday through Friday morning to visit our friends, Mary & John and Ben and Katherine.  They moved last May, and we have missed them so much!  As I think back on the time we did […]

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Last carpool of the year

Well, this afternoon I sat in the last carpool line of the year!  The girls are now officially on their Christmas break, which means I am, too.  Yipeee! They each had Christmas parties and brought home cute little gifts and lots of chocolate. Mack and I roamed Wal-Mart today.  He talked to me the entire time.  It cracks me up. I went into a “young” store.  I mean, it was kind of obvious that a thirty-something shouldn’t be shopping there.  I held a shirt up to me and asked Mack what he thought.  His response was, “That is another girls shirt.”  Translation: You are too old to wear that cute shirt, Mom. Even a three year old knows. I also accidentally bought the wrong contraption for my i-pod connection for the car, and I told Mack we were going to have to go back into Wal-Mart.  He said, “I think I will just stay in the car and wait on you.”  I told him he couldn’t do that, so then he started “scolding” me and saying, “I saw that you got the wrong thing.  I knew it was the wrong one.” Oh my goodness. It gets worse.  I told him since it was so cold I would hold him (and his 43 pound self).  He still complained that he was “soooo cold,” so I said, “I will run and we’ll get in there faster.”  I started running.  He said, “You […]

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Luke 2

7. And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the the inn. I love these old pictures (though the quality is NOT GOOD) when Ruby and Molly were acting out being Mary and having baby Jesus.  Ruby even had a […]

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