Thursday, January 27, 2011

Love is...

...Patient, Love is Kind!

I wanted to have some sort of visual to remind me of the Love is... section of 1 Corinthinans (13:4-7).  I thought about writting it onto an index card, but that would be too small.  I could have put it on a poster board, but it would not have been as nice looking on the walls.  Then I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar had a posting about how to make your own wall art/printables.  So after playing around for a little while this morning, I came up with this:

I am super pleased with how it turned out.  I will be getting it printed off, framed and hung on my dinning room wall this week.  Hopefully, when I want to yell at my kids, I will see this and remember to lower my voice and "be patient and kind!"

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Longing for Family

Yesterday was one of those days that I was really wishing to be closer to family.  I started feeling a bit worn out, achy and had an upset stomach around 10:00 AM.  I managed a little nap during the afternoon.  But caring for my three and two others was really wearing me out.  I had a church meeting and before I went I talked to Brian about making dinner.  That is when I found out that he was feeling the same as I was (YUCK).  We barely made it through dinner, we got the kids fed, but neither of us ate.  Then after a hasty cleaning of the table we crashed on the couch for about an hour.  We had to pry ourselves up to put the boys to bed.  Then Brian went of to sleep early.  I stayed up a little later helping Angela with homework.  Bed was such a welcome after that.  We both seem to be feeling much better today, but boy was I wishing for family yesterday.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

December - Photos of Kids

Another year done and gone.  When I was a kid, I never believe people when they said that time just seems to go faster.  My oh my, but I am finding that to be so true.  My kids are growing too quickly.

Concentrating on decorating her Christmas cut out cookies.

"Like my new glasses?"

"Look at this face!"

Heading back up to the top of the stair at the water park.

Coming out of the McDonald's play toy.

Enjoying eating his Christmas cut out cookies.

Pretending he is on the phone (using a little ceramic box a present came in).

Hiding under the end table in the TV room.

He spent a lot of time behind the camera over the Christmas holiday. 

Coming out of the McDonald's play toy.

"I have to eat Goldfish on the floor while everyone else is having cut out cookies.  What is that all about?"

Mr. Emeric Potato Head

Drinking a beer with Grandpa!

His first time playing with Play-Doh.  I don't think he ever swallowed any.

Playing at the bottom of the McDonald's play toy.  Not quite old enough to climb around inside.

Merry Christmas from the Jamison kids

Sunday, January 2, 2011


After our day at Chula Vista I thought the kids would sleep late, but that was a no go.  I think it was partly due to them being kids but mostly due to it being Christmas Eve.  It was a difficult day for Angela, having to wait to open a couple of presents, but the boys seemed to do okay.  We relaxed and watched a movie.  For dinner we did make your own pizzas and had ice cream sundaes for dessert.  The kids each got to open their Christmas jammies, and they got a new book called A Snowman Named Just Bob.  It was pretty fun watching Grandpa Bob read about a snow man named Bob.

Christmas Day was a wonderful time for everyone.  Santa brought the kids some fun presents.  Angela got a Fur Real dog, Connor got a large Bumblebee transformer and Emeric got a roller coaster.  After opening stockings we enjoyed a breakfast of breakfast casserole and orange rolls.  We then spent a lot of time opening and enjoying all of our different presents.  Dinner was a wonderful prime rib (thanks to Dad and Brian), cheesy potatoes and a pomegranate pecan green salad.  Then we had gobs of pie for dessert (apple, berry, eggnog custard and pumpkin).  

Christmas was a joyous occasion sharing all the new fun and remembering Christs birth.  But we did have a bit of sadness as we missed seeing all the rest of our family.

Sunday and Monday we relaxed and played with toys and my parents.  Tuesday the Grandparents took the kids and I out to McDonald's.  I don't normally splurge on Happy Meals so Connor thought it was fun to get one with Grandpa.  After an early dinner we dropped them off at the train station.  We all seem to be getting better at good-byes because none of us had any huge tears.  Now the count down is on until we get to see family again. 

Chula Vista

My parents rode the train out here to visit us for the week of Christmas.  They arrived on Monday December 20th.  Unfortunately their train was running a little bit late so instead of arriving at lunch time it was dinner time, but regardless we were all really happy that they were here.  Tuesday and Wednesday were spent playing and having fun with Grandma and Grandpa.  They kids and my parents seemed to do everything they could to soak each other up.  Then on Thursday we spent the day at Chula Vista water park in Wisconsin Dells.  Last year we went end Emeric did not do much of anything but sleep and play with Grandma, he was three months at the time.  This year he walked/crawled around in the water and loved playing with the jets of water that would spray up out of the ground.  Connor had fun on the little water slides and he had a lot of fun climbing around on the big play toy.  Angela ran of for hours at a time going on slide after slide.  She didn't seem to have any fear, except for the one we call the toilet bowl.  Brian got to some of the bigger stuff, but ended up spending a lot of time with Connor.  I did the roller coaster water slide with Angela a couple of times, but the rest of the time was spent mostly with Emeric.  My Dad spent his time with all three grand kid's and he also did some time in the hot tub.  Mom held down the table for us and enjoyed some time with her book and taking photos.  She also did a really good job getting Emeric to nap after lunch.  It was such a fun day for all of us and boys did the kids sleep good that night.