Monday, December 29, 2008

In Recovery

I really shouldn't take a week off of homemaker duties. REALLY SHOULDNT!!!!!!! My house is, ummm, interesting.

Christmas morning was lots of fun! Santa managed to keep it a small Christmas, but it was still enough to cause Oren to do this:

This is why he was so excited!

Yep! In the living room! What a cool Santa! The yard toy lasted in the house until Saturday night, when it was forcibly expelled to the back yard. Too much noise and the kids going crazy.

Everyone was quite happy, and I decided to only take a few pictures instead of filming the morning, so I could just relax and watch the boys's faces as they opened their presents.

After presents and our traditional Christmas breakfast casserole we loaded up kids and headed to Grandma's house! William figured he would help Grandma get a pan. Thanks buddy!

We had a yummy turkey dinner, and got to enjoy some time with Grandma and Grandpa Danes, who had wandered over to my folk's for dinner. Owen called right before we got there and chatted with everyone. It was great to get to talk with him, and I am amazed at how much he has grown on his mission.

Marie tackled me when I walked in and asked my opinion of a print out of a new hair style. She had gone on a makeover site and wanted to know if the style would look good on her in real life. She had shoulder length, cut strait across, hair. I agreed to cut it for her, since Mom was more nervous than I was!

She is thrilled with the result. Chin length, razored ends on chunky layers, sideswept bangs. And I thinned her hair out with the razor when I cut the layers in, so it dries faster, has more swing, and is about half of how thick it used to be! Her hair is very strait, so if you make a mistake, it is very obvious. She's tilting her head in the top picture... We had to talk to her about making sure that her makeup is very neutral and age appropriate, since she is only 14, because her body looks more like 16 and the hair fits that. Marie is a very modest young lady and will be just fine. It's funny though, she is a good 3-4 inches taller than I am!

Sunday after church we were all relaxing. Actually, I was trying to get all the books rearranged on the shelves to fit in all the boys's books. Mom sent us home with a big box of kids science books and stuff, and they needed a place to go. I was about halfway done when William came in with a little bit of a mess.

Model paint for the boys's model airplane and car kits from Santa. All over his Sunday shirt, and pants. This stuff dries fast, and didn't want to come out of his shirt.

Oh, joy....


Jake & Lisa Danes said...

What fun Christmas! And nice job on the hair cut! And you gotta love it when kids attack art supplies. Jacob got into some pens and bit off the tip of one. Ink everywhere. Especially his legs. Looked like we went and tattooed him!

Stephanie said...

Oh wow, William! Some kids are just talented when it comes to making messes, you know? ;-)

Marie's hair looks great! Good job.

The part about having Christmas dinner with the family made me homesick. I don't think I like living so far away!

Rachel H. said...

WOW!! What a fun, whirlwind Chrristmas break! Sounds like so much fun. Cute haircut! I should hire you sometime...sometime if we are ever close to you guys again. :)

Glad your boys had a fun day...looks like some super fun toys!

Kathy said...

Looks like you had a fun Christmas! The paint looks like it was just calling to William! Cute haircut too!

Farrell Family said...

I can't believe how old Marie is...seriously she was probably 7 or 8 last time I saw her. Her haircut is cute. Good job!
Glad you had such a fun Christmas and hope you recover soon.

Nathan and Esther Manwaring said...

Looks like you had a great Christmas. I didn't know you cut hair. What a multitasker. Way to go!

Karen said...

A face only a mother could love...seriously, you have a little Piccaso there!

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

Just wanted to remind you the Happy New Year offer ends Mon. Jan. 5th at noon for the free 8x10 print. Spread the word for people to post and e-mail David Bowman by then :) Have a beautiful Sunday! ♥ Hugs! Shauna