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Friday, November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving Break 2014

Well my break is coming to an end BUT we really enjoyed our time off.  Lance got home Monday and we tried Buffalo Wild Wings (which just opened a week ago) for supper.  It turned out to be Buffalo Wild Wendy's.  They really messed up on our order so we ended up driving through Wendy's.  I wasn't going to complain because I LOVE their salads.  The wings were fine but they ended up messing up Landon's order.  It was supposed to be the sweet BBQ but he got the hot honey BBQ.  Yikes!  I think they just need more time to get the kinks worked out but I'm sure we'll go again!  On our way home we passed Santa walking down the road.  We honked and he waved.  Landon was excited so we turned back around to see him again and he was gone!  It was a fun sighting!  Plus we had Christmas music playing so it just made it more special.  
I also received some yummy goodness in the mail.  We had been tracking it and waiting for the FedEx guy to bring it so we could give it a try.  They are good!  Too bad they are sold out....but I'll be watching for them to be restocked.
Tuesday we had a "do nothing" day.  I ended up going to town for a couple of errands and Lance kept the boys so I could go alone.  And after him being gone for 4 days I needed a couple minutes by myself.  
Wednesday we had our Friendsgiving meal with the Benton's.  We had a lot of good food and getting to visit was so nice.  The boys played so good and we even tried to make s'mores by the fire.  That brought many laughs since it was dark, cold, and a little windy.  

On Thursday we had plans to go to Viola for the Hoppers get together.  We always love going to Nana's house.  And let me just say....the boys played so good.  I remember telling Lance a couple years ago how easy it was when Landon was about 3 and when he played without me following right behind him.  Well then you have another sweet baby and it's hard again.  Not anymore!!!  I told Lance it was easy again...guess it's time for another baby....ha!  Just kidding Brooke.  I did manage to get the boys all gathered to get one family picture.  
And our Nana with her siblings.
Today is the Marvin Newton Classic at Viola.  This is something that was started after my FIL passed away.  He was the superintendent at Viola and a man who loved basketball.  They have about 9 teams playing, 7 games total, and every senior playing is eligible for a scholarship.  I kept Bennett home but we still wore our shirts supporting them.
Since we were home today I decided to get the rest of my Christmas stuff out.  I rearranged the top of the tv cabinet which caused me to rearrange kitchen areas.  And I think I love it.

I had to move my NOEL and I'm still not sure about it.
But I like my print!
The stockings are hung for now.  
And now we can sit and enjoy all the lights!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

What's been going on!

This is going to be random but I need to get some pictures on here so here goes....

Landon had grandparents day at school at the beginning of this month.  Nana and grandma joined him for lunch and then he got to leave with Nana for the afternoon.  
He's also been hunting and hanging with his dad at the farm.  He enjoys 

They went deer hunting and got a good buck that we've enjoyed lately.  Lance made some smoked summer sausage and it was so good.  Plus we occasionally eat bad and fry it up.

Hanging out at the farm.
My mom has been taking him after school on Wednesdays to hang out and then she takes him over to church for me.  It's so nice when she does that because I don't like getting back out with Bennett and plus it gets dark so early which mean the deer are hard to see.  Unlike my family...I haven't hurt any deer in my life.  He likes having alone time with his grandparents (they spoil him).  They go to the park, get food, and usually go shopping at the truck patch (he likes pushing the smaller carts).  
This day they ran in to his friend (and one of my students this year) Aidan and his sister at the park.  He was there with his grandma too!
We had our Charlie Brown thanksgiving last week and most of the classes dress as Indians (pilgrim outfits are a bit harder to make).  Here is "Brave Hunter" getting ready to go to the feast.

Garnet snapped this one when we were posing!
On this day a couple of us teachers noticed our wardrobes were matching.  We decided we had to get a picture (my shoes were leopard print).
Bennett has been going through a major "I want mommy all the time" phase.  I kept thinking he might get sick and this weekend we both have been under the weather.  He has a low grade fever and is think it's his throat.  I've got the same BUT my throat is killing, sneezing, stuff that goes with a sinus infection or something.
Luckily the boys have been so good all weekend because Lance was out of town the entire time and just now got home.  We survived but was happy to have him back.  A couple weeks back the colors around here were beautiful so Bennett and I enjoyed walking around to see them.

I really want to get better at using my nice camera and how to edit pictures...but until then...I'll take what I can.
I ended up putting my Christmas tree up on November 15th.  I just couldn't wait.  It is too much work to only look at it for a couple I love having the lights on at night.
I took the boys picture in front of the tree before church.  That Bennett is a mess.  He is definitely not easy to pose.

Bennett went to Sunday school and they posted some pictures.
I don't think I've blogged about our bonfire.  Landon loves having a fire so we made one awhile back.  

We finally hung some pictures above our stairs.  Well Lance did all the work which was definitely a job for an engineer.  He had to borrow a ladder from my dad and rig it where it worked on the stairs.  
So this week we are off for thanksgiving break and I'm so excited!  We go to Viola on Thursday afternoon and that's about all we've got planned.  Then we have 3 weeks of school before we go on Christmas break.  It's such a fun time of year!  

Halloween 2014

Who loves Halloween falling on a Friday?!?  I know this momma (plus Kindergarten teacher) does.  I started early on asking Landon what he wanted to be.  I figured I could get away with making Bennett's costume match big brother one more year!  

Halloween 2012

Halloween 2013
And this year was wrestling themed.  Landon picked John Cena so I asked Bennett who he would want to be (I gave him the options that I could find in his size).  He picked Hulk Hogan.  So I ordered their costumes and the minute they arrived they went straight on them.  They actually wore them a lot before Halloween.  
Landon had trunk or treat at church so he got to wear shorts since it wasn't too bad outside.

Landon got to wear his costume to school but Bennett did not.  They both had parties in their classrooms and enjoyed that.  Landon was a little upset that I didn't let him wear shorts (sorry kid it was freezing out) since John Cena doesn't wear jeans.  Ha!!!

And a lot of the kindergarten teachers dressed up so we got a group picture!  I love the people I work with.  I couldn't ask for a better group.
After school we went home and I made us some mummy dogs...yes Pinterest got me!  We tried taking some pictures before we left and let's just say...2 year old Hulk Hogans don't know how to cooperate.  Then we got bundled up and headed to my parents house.  We always meet there with my sisters family and trick or treat around their neighborhood.

We all had a good time and got tons of candy.  The next day Landon's friend from school had a birthday party.  Daycen is a sweet boy and how fun for them to wear their costumes again!
And we did carve pumpkins Halloween week.  Even though Lance and I do most of the work it's a fun time for the boys!

The Mummy made by Lance and Bennett.
And the headless horseman made by me and Landon.