Friday, December 25, 2009

A Christmas poem

Real Meaning of Christmas by Brian K. Walters

In todays day and time,
it's easy to lose sight,
of the true meaning of Christmas
and one special night.

When we go shopping,
We say "How much will it cost?"
Then the true meaning of Christmas,
Somehow becomes lost.

Amidst the tinsel, glitter
And ribbons of gold,
We forget about the child,
born on a night so cold.

The children look for Santa
In his big, red sleigh
Never thinking of the baby
Whose bed was made of hay.

In reality when we look into the night sky,
We don't see a sleigh
But a star, burning bright and high.

A faithful reminder,
Of that night so long ago,
And of the child we call Jesus,

Whose love, the world would know.

Merry Christmas to EVERYONE of my blog readers!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wonderful Wednesday...I love you daddy!

~ Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter.

In love to our wives there is desire;

to our sons, ambition;

but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express.

~Joseph Addison

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Polar Express Train ride..

On Friday night we took Abby on the Polar Express Train ride ..If you have this in your area YOU MUST TAKE YOUR CHILD!

I feel that children ages 3-10 would LOVE it AND ADULTS TOO!

Here is a recap of the adventure:

We boarded the train w/ our PJ's on of course!

YOU MUST get your pixie dust before you go to the North Pole..

The Elves told the story of the Polar Express

Waiting w/ her daddy to get to the North Pole

Hot Coco and cookies...We sang the "Hot Chocolate song" while we drank it!

We sang Carols and did the Hokey Pokey ..see my "Right foot is in"...hee

Telling Santa AGAIN what she wants and getting her bell..

Believe Sweet ABBY BELIEVE!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Just some Leslie Christmas deals..

My friends know I'm a VERY thrifty shopper when it comes to my girls clothes...I found some GREAT holiday deals for her ....

The 2pc Santa outfit was $14.99 w/ free ship on Ebay

The puff bows are from Holly G bows @

The red Pettiskirt for $13.99 on Ebay..The sellers name Victorian Girl Dress

But the BEST find EVER is these sweet Dinosaur hair clips...From

I CANT WAIT to find some after Christmas deals soon!!! YIPPEEEEE

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Silly silly silly...

Over the past few weeks Abby wont be serious in front of the camera!!!

Here are the latest silly pics!

"look i can roll my tongue"

" i can hide my lips"

"i can look away from the camera"

"and i can also look smug"

Its Pretty hard to be Abigail Marie

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Merry Christmas Photo from us.!

I know some of you didnt get a Christmas card from my family...I wish i could afford to send you all cards but this is 2nd best.....

Monday, December 14, 2009

Ornaments Ornaments Ornaments!

I saw this on a few blogs and wanted to show you my Christmas tree Ornaments...I have 4 trees so this was hard...I have over 150 of them and i cant hang them all up!!

This is from my smaller Tree..Wine anyone?

The big tree is the "FAMILY CARTOON" tree...its filled w/ Ohio State ,The Simpson's and whatever describes us!

The OSU mascot BRUTUS...

Bart Simpson (My hubby is a HUGE fan)

Yep lots of Homer ones and some talk!

Cant forget Abbys Spongebob Santa

I love my special homemade ones too...

My VERY VERY special one is a ornament that i gave my Grandmother 13 years ago...She cherished this angel ornament soo much.When she passed away on Dec 21st 2004 after her funeral on Christmas Eve i went to her home and found it and brought it home and hung it on my tree!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

5 Ballerinas

Abby had her last dance class until next Sept..Since we have 3 other children in activities she cant go all year..But she is only 3!
"5 Ballerina's"
"It takes a athlete to dance,but a Artist to be a dancer"

"Dont judge a dancer until you've walked a mile in her pointe shoes"

"Dance like nobodys' looking"

The end...

"If dancing were any easier it would be called football." ~anonymous

Thursday, December 10, 2009

What Leslie wants for Christmas!

What do i want for Christmas you ask?

OK you didn't ask BUT I'm telling you anyway! lol

I want one of these for my bedroom.

We only have one tv in my house! I know the humanity!

And the teens take it over!

But sadly last week my Dishwasher GEEZ guess want Santa is bring me instead?
BUT how blessed we are to live in a country to have running water and electricity to have these things!
NO more complaining for me!
What do you want Santa to bring you?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Weird O Wednesday...

Sam's Club had these zoo animals for $25 its a Alligator but Abby thinks its a Dinosaur! Ok Dinosaur it is!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

This is our Daughter...

Pre School pic Nov 2009

This Is Our Daughter
By Jill Work

We adopted her,

but we will NOT be

referring to her as

"our adopted daughter."

She is simply "our daughter".


and the niece of her aunts and uncles,

the grandaughter of her grandparents,

the cousin of her cousins,

and the sister of any future children

we add to the family

by biology or adoption.


There is no "return policy"

on an adopted child.

The whole idea of adopting

is a lot like marriage.

You make a lifetime

commitment to a person

with no biological

relationship to you.

You promise to "love and cherish"

for "richer, for poorer,

for better, for worse,

in sickness and in health-

as long as we both shall live.


and we ARE her real parents.

She has birth parents

(sometimes called

biological parents),

but we are her Mom and Dad,

and always will be.


and we love her.

We hope that you will too!


Friday, December 4, 2009

FFF~~ Holiday Traditions!

A Holiday Tradition since Abby has come home is that I take the Christmas card pic of all the kids..AND EVERY year i laugh until i almost pee...

ITS seriously almost impossible to get a pic of all 4 kids together!!

Here are some outtakes of 2009 Christmas pics (taken last weekend)

Keep in mind i just got a new camera too..ha

~ This one would have been nice if i would have had the flash on and my kids face wasn't fuzzy!!

Abby was smelling something good...I know it wasn't the hound dog!!

SOMEONE had to bring her dinosaur into the pic and the Hound fell asleep..

The Hound says "Screw this I'm done,here's a butt shot for ya!"..

I'M not even going there w/ this pic! Brad has issues! ;o)

So NEXT year I'm hiring one of these...

So i can drink alittle less of this....

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Dinosaur Christmas..

Ever year i put up 4 Christmas trees..

One 7ft and two 4 ft and one little 2 feet one!

I love trees!

Each tree has a different theme!

Well this year Abby wanted a Dinosaur tree!! DUH right?!

So i couldn't find Dino ornaments (geez really? LOL) so i took the small Dino toys and put hooks around their necks...

I labeled where i put the Dino's so you could see..UGLY? YOU BET !
To a 3 year old Dinosaur freak..Pure Beauty!


A SHE-Rex Dino ornament!!

TARGET you NEVER let me down!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Friends are friends forever...

My Friend Erin had her baby(Kiera) one day after I had Abby placed in my arms forever...
She is SUCH a GREAT FRIEND that she held her baby in so i could have my baby first!! HA HA (that's what she tells me!)

I TRY to meet up w/ them at parties through out the year ..

The VERY first photo of the babies born in 2006 in the church.

Erica,kiera,Callie and of course Abby

Sometimes when Abby and Kiera meet up they just hang out..

Or sometimes they jump on the bed...

Kiera had her 3rd bday party last weekend ....Good times w/ friends

The Girl holding Abby is in her Pre-School class and she is the baby far left in the first pic from 2006

And of Course Friends ALWAYS help friends blow out candles and eat Bday cake!