Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Years Eve poem...

Stay safe everyone and go have some fun!
2009 Pictures, Images and Photos
Its a New Year..
It's a New Year It's a new year
Let's give a cheer
Pour us some wine
And maybe some beer
Get all your friends Party till the day ends
Then the ball will drop
And the balloons will pop
It will be 2009
Give me a high five
Another year passes
Through life's glasses
Happy New Year!!
Happy new year Pictures, Images and Photos

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

If our pets made New Years Resolutions...

I thought this was too funny not to share...Enjoy!


~The Top 12 New Year's Resolutions Made by Pets



12. Have a torrid one-night stand with a street mutt.



11. Try to understand that the cat is from Venus and I am from Mars.



10. I will no longer be beholden to the sound of the can opener.



9. Circulate petition that Leg Humping be a juried competition in major dog shows.



8. Call PETA and tell them what that surgical mask-wearing freak does to us when no one is around.



7. Take time from busy schedule to stop and smell the behinds.



6. Hamster: Don't let them figure out I'm just a rat on 'roids, or they'll flush my ass.



5. Always scoot before licking.



4. Grow opposable thumb; break into pantry; decide for MYSELF how much food is *too* much.



3. Get out of the castle more, maybe swim counter-clockwise this year.



2. January 1st: Kill the sock! Must kill the sock! January 2nd - December 31: Re-live victory


over the sock.



and the Number 1 New Year's Resolutions Made by Pets...

1. I will NOT chase the damned stick unless I see it LEAVE HIS HAND.
I wonder what Lola's would be? "If this B@tch doesnt stop dressing me in tutus and lei's im running way!".........LOL

Sunday, December 28, 2008

More Ashley artwork..

In the past I have posted my daughter Ashley's artwork and i realized it had been awhile since i'd done it! ~ If you'd like to see old posts with her art click below~~

http://guatemama-leslie.blogspot.com/2008/07/more-of-my-daughters-art-work.html

http://guatemama-leslie.blogspot.com/2008/07/more-ashley-art-work.html

http://guatemama-leslie.blogspot.com/2008/06/my-daughter-ashleys-art.html

http://guatemama-leslie.blogspot.com/2008/08/ashleys-first-computer-realistic.html

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Some hound dog lovin...


The poor Dog was hiding in the closet sleeping on a sleeping bag and along comes the Tot..You can run but you cant hide Lola!


Some Hound Dog love!

"Let me read you a bedtime story pup"
"When all other friends desert, he remains." - George G. Vest


Thursday, December 25, 2008

FFF~Christmas Fun~~


Favorite Foto Friday theme is Christmas fun...We had lots of fun..I'm sad to let it go!!! Well lets do it again in 364 days! For more FFF go to Kiss the frog for me.


Grant got frog Boxers..Every boys dream!


We got him a Electric guitar..we are nuts and soon to be deaf!




Brad got gift cards for clothes,boots.He said "Mom please dont pick out my clothes!"..OMG I never thought i'd hear that as a parent..wwahhhhhhhh!







And you thought Yo Gabba Gabba was for tots..NOPE teens too!






OK why does Ken look excited about Abby getting a dollhouse??? LOL Us parents really get like kids again!





Ready to play with her dollhouse! OMG she has adored other kids dollhouses and NOW Santa got her one..


Ashley told Abby that the dollhouse father looked like Barack Obama (AND HE DOES!) so Abby has been calling the family the Barack family..sooo cute! **DID YOU NOTICE THE HISPANIC GIRL AT THE TABLE?)


P.S SANTA BROUGHT ME MY POTS AND PANS AND WARM SLIPPERS!.....THANKS SANTA!


Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

birth of Jesus Pictures, Images and Photos
There is no name so sweet on earth, no name so sweet in heaven, The name, before His wondrous birth, to Christ the Savior given. - George W. Bethune

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Wordless Wednesday...


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

4 Christmas blessings! Girls from Guatemala...

These 4 beauties all met their familias on Nov 21,2006 ...Over the past week i got cards from each family...I'd like to share these angel faces with you! Feliz Navidad my Amiga's!



~~And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.--- Matthew 18:5


Nov 2006-Lea,Abby,Leah,Isabella



2008-Lea and her Brother2008-My Princess Abby

2008-Leah and her sister Allyssa


2008- Isabella~Cant wait to see you sistas at the EAC picnic in May!


xmas or christmas glitter Pictures, Images and Photos



Always floss once a day!

How often should you floss?
According to Abby -
You should floss your teeth at least once a day. Flossing in between your teeth removes food (M & M's) debris and
plaque from in between the teeth that a toothbrush can't reach. Tooth with floss Pictures, Images and Photos

Monday, December 22, 2008

Did i mention how much i love sports?




Brad hurt his ankle during Basketball practice last week....He went to the Orthopedic Dr and had to get a cast for a few weeks..He fractured his Growth plate..the good thing is he is on vacation so he can relax!
Please tell your sons to join band or Art! LOL




Of course Abby had to sign it...

Of course i had to sign it...FELIZ NAVIDAD..very festive!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Can someone get this girl a Latte?

I hate that every time i get a Latte I have to share with my 2 year old! Look at the addiction in her eyes! LOL
True True Pictures, Images and Photos

A thru Z to be Thankful for!

A thru Z of things I'm thankful for..This holiday season has flown by..Christmas is just 5 short days away...What a great time to praise God for all the blessings he gives us.....Come on post it on your blog and be Thankful with me!
I am Thankful for:
A-- Ashley,Abby my 2 beautiful Daughters
B-- Bradley my son
C-- Camera without it I couldn't capture these great moments
D-- Diet Coke my energy to get me through my days
E-- Energy that i get from my Diet Coke..lol
F-- Friends like you!
G-- Grant my son
H-- Home where i lay my head at night!
I-- Ice Cream it is my favorite junk food!
J-- July that is my favorite month with the best Ohio weather
K-- Kisses And my hubby Kenny
L-- Love
M-- Mocha's from Starbucks!
N-- Nice people they make my day
O-- Oven so i can cook my family dinner
P-- People Magazine is my favorite
Q-- Quite as in peace and quite! ahhhh
R--Rest when i can get it!
S-- Starbucks
T-- Target stores
U-- Understanding husband..he has to be to deal with me!
V-- Voting its something i am honored to do!!
W-- Women power!
X-- ( i couldn't think of anything!)
Y--Youngsters for keeping me young!
Z--ZZZZZZZ sleep!!!
Come on i know your Thankful for many things too...

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Cards as a family of 6

Since Abby came home in Nov 2006 i have sent these pictures in our christmas cards!

2006
2007
2008

*****Merry Christmas From Ken,Leslie,Ashley,Bradley,Grant,Abby and lola the hound!

Im Crafty ? FFF

FFF theme is HO HO HO and Abby isnt sure if she wants to see Santa this year so if we do visit him i will post a pic!
To see more FFF go to Kiss the frog for me.
I'm not a crafty person but if i see a craft that seems fairly easy i give it a try!


I collect wine corks and find useful things to do with them! I found this cork wreath idea in Good Housekeeping and made one for my dear friend Aimee... Those are jingle bells on the end strung together with floral wire w/ ribbon on the top!
Now I made these with a cheap plastic frame($1) and glued corks to them and put my favorite wine labels in the middle! I have a wine themed kitchen and hung them up!



Wine Pictures, Images and Photos

Wine a little Pictures, Images and Photos


~~~~~No i didnt drink all that wine at once the corks were collected over the years! LOL

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Potty Training time?



Well i decided that starting this Monday we are potty Training Abby! This is a very painful time for a parent! LOL NO really it is! I have done this with 3 other children you'd think i was a pro? NOOO not really they all 3 did it when they were ready!! Just pray for us!

I showed her the Dora pull-ups i bought and this is what she did!

Lord help me!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wordless Wednesday..



Monday, December 15, 2008

This is L-O-V-E..Abby and Grant...

~~ There's no other love like the love for a brother. There's no other love like the love from a brother. ~Quote by Astrid Alauda



~~Lord help the mister that comes between me and my sister ...
~Irving Berlin

Tis the season for School Christmas plays!


Ahhhh yes its that time again when we get to go to our children's Christmas plays...Last week was Grants and what a cute show it was!!! I'M NOT KIDDING it was really very good!




The title was Surfin Santa and here is some pics...Abby and daddy waiting for the show!





Grant is the little shorty in the yellow-blue shirt! I had horrible seats!



The Actors and Actresses



"OMG Mom get the camera off of me..your embarrassing me"

Santa was there and Abby didnt care for him BUT Frosty is ok i guess!

~~~~Have a great week Friends!