Friday, December 28, 2007

Quick Update

Well here is a very quick update from the Gill home... We are having a wonderful holiday and vacation.  Daddy has been able to take some time off and play and the children are somewhat getting along.  We had a great Christmas, with new bikes and Baby Alive (yes, yet another thing in this house that poops)Here are a few pics of our holiday vacation so far.... well, no luck on the kept freezing up.  I will try and post some later......especially the one of the mountain of trash in the garage AFTER Christmas morning!

Friday, December 21, 2007

The List

No NOT the Christmas lists...
I was reading in my magazine the other night and one write wrote about her LIST.  It was the perpetual and every growing list of things that don't ever disappoint, so I decided during this wonderful holiday season to ponder and start to create my own LIST.  
Here goes...(remember these are the things in my life which will never disappoint me and help make me who I am and my life mine.....and in no particular order)
1. Warm Coffee on cold days
2. Fleece slippers and my college quilt
3. Chad's ability to explain to me how SOMETHING/ANYTHING works...and if he doesn't know, he finds out and then shares
4. QUIET TIME (1-3pm each day)
5. My Shark
6. Sweet white wine
7. 8pm in our home...
8. A good workout at the gym
9.  Trident Tropical Twist chewing gum
10. My blue fleece pants and my RMWC sweatshirt
11. my sister's homemade cookies, goodies, and sweets
12. My engagement, wedding, and anniversary rings (everytime I look at them I am reminded of my wonderful husband, the family we have created, and what is most important to me in my life......and I don't mean jewelry)

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Two Days Left of Freedom

Well School gets out tomorrow at 3:40 pm and then the brood will be home for 2 weeks.  Please, think about me and pray for the well being of myself and the children as we will be at home together for 2 weeks.  I am frantically running all my errands today and tomorrow morning in preparation of being more home bound than normal.  I tried to convince Chad to take the time off as well, however, he realized it meant being at home with all of us and I think he is opting to go to work.  I never said I married a dumb man!  Wish us luck and if I do not have a chance to write more before the holidays, I hope everyone has a very happy and safe holiday!  Merry Christmas!  

Friday, December 14, 2007

Holiday Traditions

Okay Ladies....
I have been reading several other blogs and they have been talking about their different holiday traditions SSSSSOOOOOO, I thought I would share some of mine; in hopes you might share yours with me as well.
Growing up my husband and I had several traditions that we have tried to continue, some of which have not worked out quite so well, some of which have been continued wonderfully, and some of which we can try in the future when the kiddos get a little older.
My Favorites:
making and/or decorating a gingerbread house (getting better each year with the age of the kids)
an advent calendar
opening one present Christmas Eve (and it ALWAYS being new pjs)
tacky house light tour
getting to stay up a little late for special Christmas movies any night of the week (not just weekends)
playing holiday music continuously in car and at home
Christmas Eve brunch with my sister's family (my 3 favorite nieces)
Christmas Eve church service (looking forward to being old enough for the Candlelight one)
Each child gets 3 gifts (just like Baby Jesus) and 1 from Santa
breakfast with Santa in Williamsburg w/ Nana and Granddaddy
attempting to take the ultimate Family Christmas Picture of all seven grandchildren
attending the Nutcracker with just the girls in the family
This are some... NOW, I want to hear from you.  What are some of the things you do with your family during the Holidays?

Thursday, December 13, 2007


Parker's new trick.... his hand LITERALLY caught in the candy jar....
He pulls the stool over then climbs up on the table then countertop. (Sorry I don't know how to rotate the pic)

Funny Things kids say...

tut Tooper's fingertails...(cut Cooper's fingernails)
bawk bawk and fwies..(chicken nuggets and french fries)
Pooper Dill..(Cooper Gill)
Mock Milk....(chocolate milk)
cheeseadia...( cheese quesadilla)
UUHHH,Grunt Grunt...(anything Parker says besides HI and Mama)
What are some things your children say???

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Tis' the Season...

For coughing, sneezing, colds, runny noses, upset tummies, fevers, aches, cranky not feeling good children, and now UNEXPLAINED RASHES........ 
What's up in your holiday house? 

Friday, December 7, 2007

Happy Friday!

I just wanted to wish everyone out there who reads my blog a very happy friday.  I hope you weekend comes quickly and brings you lots of rest, happy children, helpful spouse, and wonderful food and beverages........

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Most Cost Effective Way to Shop

Okay, I have decided that online shopping is the way to go.  I began to wonder whether it was cost effective with all of the shipping cost but then I took Parker into Barnes and Noble for a quick gift card and swore NEVER AGAIN!!!!!  At one point, I had the Wild Man pinned tightly between my legs as I attempted to sign the credit card receipt only to have him escape and pull 5 CDs, 4 books, 3 puzzles, 2 bookmarks, and a Partridge in a pear tree onto the floor in 3.2 seconds flat ( I believe it could be a new record).  So I sat down and realized that the shipping costs was WAY cheaper than the stress of that experience AND better yet, cheaper than a sitter! So online shopping is the way to go.  That is also my reason for not posting for a few days because I was spending the time I should have been posting and saving money and solving all of my problems by shopping online.