Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas 2008

Here's a few pictures from Christmas on Saturday at my brother Brian's. We always have a blast when we all get together. It will be the last time that we see Christopher before he leaves for Afghanistan. So later on into the night Chad, Mike, Amanda, Steven, Chris and I went out to Winges Etc. to watch the UFC fights. It was nice to be with all the family but also hard not to have Alison and Tom there . Tom had gave Micheal, Heather's husband a gift from Alison to give to us that she had bought for all three sister's. There were tears, joy, and excitement. She bought us Friendship ball and they are beautiful. I will take a picture and show it in my next post.
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Wednesday, December 24, 2008


So the night before Christmas at our house it's all about traditions.
I make a really big dinner, which tonight was steaks, little cut up seasoned potatoes, noodles and biscuits. Then we make cookies for Santa. Which we made snicker doodles. Auntie Ali and Alyssa made them for the past two years for Santa on Christmas Eve. So in her memory we are going to make them every year.We also have to leave food for the reindeer also. last year it was the left over cinnamon and sugar from the cookies. But this year Alyssa made food for the reindeer at school. It's cereal with magic sprinkles in it. To help the reindeer fly. Then the last tradition we did is open one gift from Daddy and Mommy and it's always pajamas. It was something that my Mom and Dad always did for us growing up.

On to big news, I got a phone call from Kimberly today. The BRACELETS are here. It came at one of the best days. I was having a hard day today. Even though I enjoyed doing all those things it still was hard not to have or talk to Ali today. Having my girls has help me get through all of this. I have to get up and go because of them. I can't just sit around and cry or doing nothing on my hard days. I have to put my face on and get things done. They need me no matter what. So on these days when I want to cry, I put that smile on and remember what I had with Ali and what my little girls got to have with her.At times it might be fake but I have to be the best that I can be for my girls.
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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Bracelets are ordered

We are almost there. Stay posted for the pay pal icon to appear in the right column any day now, On Alison's Prayer Warriors page. You will be able to go directly there and purchase your bracelets. I will be receiving a supply of bracelets from Kimberly where I will be in charge of the Indiana crowd. So stay tuned for specific instructions. Shipping is included in the price and all proceeds will go directly to cancer research. As soon as the shipment arrives we will post a picture. Hope you are as excited as we are. Now lets all make this a success and hopefully through this maybe we all can help in the prevention, treatment and irradiation of the disease. Ali's Allies........ YOU ROCK!

Saturday, December 06, 2008

"Ruff Ruff"

So tonight for dinner we had nacho's and the girls had burritos. So once dinner was done except for Chastity the of the girls wanted chips, which was fine. Alyssa got her own and Chastity was still eating. So as Alyssa was getting her chips Chastity said "get me chips" talking to me. So I replied back by saying "don't bark orders at me" so Chastity replied with "ruff, ruff". It was so funny that I laughed so hard. What my two little girls come up with. Alyssa has been acting like a dog for quite awhile now. And Chastity is her human, Chastity rides on her back and Alyssa crawls around on the floor. Alyssa will stick her tongue out and will brake. And Chastity will give her fake treats.
My niece Abby used to act like a dog when she was little her name was Sasha. I can still remember doing all the little things with her that I'm now doing with Alyssa. We just haven't came up with a name for Alyssa yet. So if you have any good ones let me know.
Just had to share the excitement in our house for the night. It's was just a little too nasty to go anywhere today.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Happy Frist Birthday Odet!!!!

Happy First Birthday Elliot !!!! It's hard to believe that last year at this time my sister Heather gave birth to their first child. I can still remember getting the phone call from Alison to tell me that she finally had her. It was a long labor for Heather. Heather and Micheal are wonderful parents and they both have learned that once you become a parent your whole life changes into something totally different. We love you baby Odet aka Elliot that's what Chastity calls her.
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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Chirstmas Cards

Okay so I can't wait any longer.... Here are the pictures that I took for our Christmas cards. I took them back in the end of October. I think that they turn out really well and the girls had a lot of fun doing it. I had a really cool idea but Chastity feet just aren't big enough yet maybe next year. Did you see what there shirt's said, I thought they were too cute to pass up.