Sunday, November 29, 2009

Christmas at the Roubique house

The boys and I spent Sunday putting up the Christmas tree. They really helped out a lot this year. Even Anthony could help with the branches.
Of course I still had to do the lights, but Joey helped guide the lights around the tree for me.
Then we put on all the ornaments. I think they got a little bored before they were all done, and there are crowded spots and blank spots, but they had fun overall.
We don't have a themed tree, just a comglomeration of ornaments from over the years. Joey is big enough to remember the ornaments from year to year, so he looks forward to seeing his favorites.

Ta-da! All done finally! We wrapped the presents on Saturday, so we piled them under the tree and put out our other Christmas decorations. Each of the boys got to arrange a Nativity set on the fireplace. I hope your Christmas festivities are going nicely.

Thanksgiving in St Francisville

Hey yall. Here are some pictures from Thanksgiving in St Francisville. The boys went on Friday after school and we went down on Thursday. They loved roasting marshmallows at the fire pit.

Of course, Joey just burned his marshmallows. He wasn't interested in eating them. Anthony on the other hand, ate lots of marshmallows.

Anthony didn't want me to take a picture of him, but I managed to get an action shot of him and all his gooeyness.

The boys spent a lot of the week playing in Pops' dirt pile and his gravel pile. They turned the dirt pile into a smiling face.

Here they are relaxing (or as Anthony calls it--belaxing) on the back porch. They had to slump down in their chairs so their feet would reach. We had a great time, even though Jason and I got there Thursday and left Friday. We played board games and got to spend time with Jason's brothers Ben & Sam and also Ben's wife Lee. I hope yall had a great Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Operation Christmas Child

Happy Sunday to yall! Today after church we packed up boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Each box is delivered to a child in another part of the world. The children who receive these boxes live in terrible conditions and most have never received a present before. We packed the boxes, then prayed over them. Here are some pictures of the boys with the boxes.

We enjoy getting the opportunity to help out kids around the world while teaching our kids some valuable lessons about how blessed we are here. It's a great way to start out the Christmas season. Hopefully this will inspire others to help those in need. Have a great afternoon!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Fluffles Turkey

Hey yall. After a long day of reading, napping, and playing on Facebook, I finally decided to stamp something. I used my Fluffles Turkey stamp that Barb sent me. It's definitely one of my favorite stamps.
I also have some pictures of my anniversary presents. The flowers Jason bought are still beautiful. I'm probably gonna take them to work on Monday.

Here is a picture of my laptop. I am really enjoying it. I'm sure I'll enjoy it even more once I learn all the new things about Windows 7. I really love the number keypad on the right side of the keyboard.

That's it for tonight. I've gotta go defend myself because Jason thinks it's funny that I'm showing my imaginary friends pictures of my computer. And he's sitting right next to me trying to tell me to take him off my blog. Yeah, whatever. Not scared. Have a good evening!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The best hubby in the world!

Hey yall. Sorry to disappoint those of you who thought you had the best husband, cuz you don't--I do! Not only did he buy me flowers and a beautiful card for our 10 year anniversary which is tomorrow, but he bought me a new laptop! I've been trying to save some money to buy myself a new laptop. The old one I was using didn't have the capabilities to run Inkscape, which I need to get more use out of SCAL and my Cricut. This laptop has Windows 7, which seems pretty cool from the commercials on tv. Hopefully it won't take long to figure out how to run SCAL with the new Windows, but I'll need to do some online research. One of the coolest features is that the keyboard has the 10-key number keypad to the right of the keyboard, perfect for the accountant in me. He also told me he has arranged for the kids to stsay with my grandparents tomorrow night so we can go to dinner at The Warehouse, which is where we had our first date in March 1999. Anyway, it's kinda hard to see what all this computer will do while I'm blogging, so I gotta go! Happy Anniversary Jason!!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Another week has passed...

Well, here we are, another week later and I'm just now posting. I haven't made anything in what feels like ages. Work has been crazy. I still love my job, but I've been spending more time than usual there lately. I've got an awesome calendar idea in my head, but I'm not sure when I'll get to it. I do have great news--I've had a few sales at Bayou Crafters! At the end of October I sold 2 fleur de lis champagne flutes. When I received my statement for the $15 I pay monthly for rent, I only owed $4.22. I went in yesterday to pay it and discovered my canister set had sold this past week! At the end of November instead of getting a bill for my monthly rent I'll actually get a check for what I made over my rent! I'm so excited. I need to get some more stuff up there, but I haven't decided what to make for Christmas items. Of course then I've got to find the time to make it. Anyhow, no pictures today (sorry Uncle John), just me rambling on. I hope yall have a great week!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone had a great Halloween last night. I think it was the most fun Halloween ever. In addition to my cousin Samantha and her kids Alysa & Luke, we also had my cousin Ashley, her husband Keith, his brother Adam, and our friend BreAnne over to visit and then trick or treat. Our friends Cherie, Patrick, Macy, & Zak also went trick or treating with us. Here are a few pictures of our exciting evening.

First up we have Alysa the bumblebee and Anthony the Tigger in the wagon. They insisted on getting in the wagon between every house.

Here's Tigger and Joey the Spiderman in action. I know they look all sweet, but Anthony would tell the candy givers that he could do it himself and try to get his own candy. A few times he gave them back their candy and told them he didn't like that kind. While they stared in shock, he picked out the pieces he did want. Of course last year he was only old enough to say, "I want more" at every house. They grow up so fast.

I'm not sure Luke the giraffe ever realized we left the house. He was adorable though!

Here we have Adam, Keith, Ashley, & BreAnne at the fun fest at church. I managed to score them some awesome farm animal finger puppets. During the cake walk, Keith won an awesome cake that they named Heaven. It was still warm from the oven, so we tried it. It was half gone before we left the church.
Last, I have a picture of Keith & Adam trick or treating. I think they had more fun than the little kids. They ended up with lots of candy. We had a great time with all of our visitors. Keep in mind that I'm squeaking with my lack of a voice the whole time they were here. I'm gonna try to be quiet today so I can get my voice back, but yall know that's hard for me. I hope everyone enjoys today and doesn't eat too much candy!