I have my laundry almost done, meaning I have clothes to fold and put away. I have been cleaning and getting the house ready for Christmas. I get the pure pleasure of having my side of the family over for Christmas. Although a few wont be here because they have better people to see. Im planning yummy food and lots of laughs and smiles from children. Im also bracing myself for a night all boys!! My sisters little boys are coming over fora sleep over on Thursday and my mom is taking Hannah and my sisters daughter Madison and my brothers daughter Bree for girls sleep over. Ill have all the boys and my 2 sweet little girls. I plan to make it a great night of boy stuff. Over the weekend my sister and her 3 kids came over with my mom to do the Jolley baking of Christmas. We baked so many cookies I think I gained 10 pounds. I always love when they come over because we seem to spend the whole time laughing. Whats even better is my Hannah is old enough now to join in on the big girl talk and laugh with us. Hannah and Madison were really the only kids helping as the others were old Indians running around the house and playing. Jolene did help alittle. My husband was home to taste the cookies right out of the oven. I had a goodie box all made for him to take back to Indiana but he forgot it with all the busy bodies around us. Im so excited I get him home for 4 days. For awhile there I didnt cry when he would leave now im back to crying. It gets harder and harder now to watch him leave us every week. I through myself a pity party and then realize I cant do that, I have to many eyes watching. I miss him horribly. He comes home and loves on the kids and we go to bed because its late and then we snuggle. Morning comes to fast and we know the day will go by even faster. He misses having a wife who can hug him everyday and tell him how much I love him. Over the phone just doesnt do that justice. Laurabeth will be 3 months old tomorrow and he has missed so much. Jolene is 2 and he missed those 2 years. He blinked and they grew. I miss my husband.......
We did a day Hanukkah and we did our studies. We colored and read and so on. Our word search was a bit much for Cody but he finally got it. Tomorrow we have our big Hanukkah party with homeschool group and really looking forward to that. Laktes here we come!! Ita amazing to me the miracle of that. Every time we read about it we all say " Look people, it was the Lord who made the oil last eight days. Isnt he amazing!!" I have been doing my bible reading and found some verses that made me stop and realize what I need to work on as a mom and a sister in Christ. Colossians 3:13- " Make allowance for each others faults, and forgive anyone who offends you.Remember the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others." Titus 3:3- Once we,too, were foolish and disobedient.We were misled and became slaves of to many lusts and pleasures.Our lives were full of evil and envy, and we hated each other.
Well I must get to bed. I made my list for the "to do" over the next few days. I need to find a special toy for my ohhh I mean the kids guinea pig. I love this animal like crazy!! I love our dog but the guinea is my kinda animal. I guess ill buy the dog a special treat too :p
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