Thursday, February 26, 2009

Christmas at Mommy's

This will be the last Christmas post, but probably also the longest :) (That's what happens when your family is prone to fires and such)

Tony, Me, Luke, Getting Ready to Open Presents

Luke, Josh, Matt in their new OU/OSU Shirts

Me, Desiree (nice face - I didn't realize this was the bad picture, I meant to grab the one where we're all smiling - seriously) and Stef in the aprons Auntie made for us.

Gifts being opened, little Josh showing off his tummy.

Josh (with his ornery grin on) and Auntie

Mommy trying to videotape while buried under presents.

Josh being Santa, since no one else would do it :)

So... some of us are piddling around in the kitchen cleaning up from supper, and Matt comes running in hollering. Little Josh had just gone down for his nap, so we're all like, SHHHH!!! and he goes, No, Call the fire department, Smokey's field is on fire! So... we all rushed out to look, (and called the fire department) and sure enough, the field between his house and ours was on fire. Fortunately it was blowing towards the driveway, not any of the houses, and we caught it early enough that some of the guys were able to run down there and pretty much had it out by the time the fire department even got there. Tony said later he was running down there thinking, what on earth am I going to do when I get there??? Spit on it??? But, they found hoses and shovels and got to work.

The first fire truck actually went past the driveway... very funny to watch.

Us kids sat at the "big people" table and the older adults sat in the den area at a small table - what a switch from yester-years!

After all that excitement and food we decided it was the perfect day for touch football. Yes, that's me out there, yes, it was perfectly safe for me to play, no I didn't hurt myself, yes, my doctor would approve, yes, I am always careful :)
It was really funny - for a while our strategy was throw the ball to Sally and have her run towards Matt - any time I got near him he threw his hands up and ran backwards, afraid he was going to bump into me. He's such a sweetheart :)

Talking... we do a lot of that.

Luke and Alex giving little Josh a ride. Shortly after this picture they dumped him out and that was the end of that.

Tony and little Josh playing a random game only they know about...

Little Josh
Mommy taping down cords. The day after Christmas we moved all the furniture in the den area to accommodate her new gas fire place heater "thingy"

Alex's masterpiece - an elaborate "M" shape with two or three layers. It fell down quite nicely when he pushed on it :)

Well, I think that's all the Christmas pictures I'm going to post, hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Christmas at Our House, and at Mom and Dad's

Our House:

Here I am, patiently (ok, impatiently) waiting for Tony to finish taking my picture so I can open my gifts from him.

Tony opening his stocking stuffers... oh wait, thats Tony opening Cadence's stocking stuffers...

Mom and Dad's House:

Ok, the gift Tony is working on had about 4 layers of duct tape (thank you Kurtis!) and contained a coffee can full of pop tabs. It was great.


Karlea and Emma

Jake (looking mildly drunk... he was tired by this point :))


Rylea, in sleepy awe of her gifts.

The whole gang - Emma, Rylea, Karlea, Will, Jake

Getting ready to play games

Tony reading to Rylea

False Alarm (or) Annoying

Last night about seven, I started having contractions. They were consistent, and getting stronger and closer together, but we went to bed to try to get some sleep instead of sitting there waiting for the next contraction (which sounded really boring). They kept it up in spite of me sleeping through part of them, and I was just beginning to let myself hope this was maybe the real thing when – two o’clock rolled around. And… they stopped. It was very sad. And gloomy. But I slept better after that! We’ll try again today - and tomorrow if it doesn’t work today :)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Christmas at Grandma Chancellor's

In case you were wondering, I'm doing some pictures from each Christmas celebration, in the order that they happened :)

All the girls in matching outfits:

Jake (in his Daddy's hat)

Us opening gifts
More gifts...

The annual game of 42... I actually got to play a few rounds this year (First time... probably last, unless Tony wants to watch Cadence while I play by myself next year - which could happen)

Kary and Emma...

Uncle Gary holding a very happy Will.

The few boys playing Gameboy (as opposed to the Bourbonnais Christmas, where Cadence will be the only girl)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Some Christmas Pictures

Again, with more pictures from when I wasn't blogging :)
This is Tony and I (duh) in front of our Christmas tree. Our ceilings are short, so our tree has to be short, but that's ok, because so are we.

Decorated tree...
Our beautiful Christmas lights (that stayed up until about, oh, the beginning of February)

Tony acting goofy at the Festival of Lights in Chikasha (spelling?) We went at the beginning of the season with Linnie and Cameron.

Us again :)

Linnie and Cameron

More catch-up later!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Shower at Belle Isle

The last of our showers was at Tony's work, Belle Isle Enterprise Middle School. He works with a ton of great, fun people! We had a blast, and of course laughed the whole time. Two of his co-workers are expecting, one's wife is actually due the 28th of February, so we're kind of racing :) The cake was adorable, and we got lots of neat gifts.

Carrie (Drama teacher) writing down gifts for us.

*Sigh* Typical Tony

Ava Bruner, Vocal Music

Nurse Tracy talking to "the baby" - good luck finding it in there :)