Monday, November 30, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Pictures like these cannot be completely "wordless"!
Austin trying on his TUX for my brother's wedding this weekend!
Can you think of a good caption for my little "Chippen Dale Dancer"????

I tell you, I may be a bit impartial, but this boy sure is C.U.T.E.!!!

Christmas Decorating

Oh what fun it is to decorate the new Hoffman house tonight, HEY!!
We actually decorated over the weekend but I thought that was fun! LOL!!
We are having a BLAST decorating our new house for Christmas!!

Hoffman Claus Land = CHECK

What is a girl to do who no longer has to give up her only "dining" table to Hoffman Claus Land?
For the 1st time in 6 YEARS, I HAVE A DINING TABLE for this holiday season!
And am just now noticing that I have NOTHING to put ON IT!!

So I'm asking you, my crafty friends, got any ideas for cheap/easy/fabulous table decor??

What do you get...

I'm a little behind...but about 3 weeks ago, we get home from school one night, and Madison tells me she would like to draw a picture of her WHOLE FAMILY! Well those of you that know us, know that that is no easy task! She told me she would need a REALLY BIG piece of paper! So I pulled out our roll of butcher paper, crayons, and away she went! What I captured with a angled above my head shot is not even the whole picture! When she was done she told me who each person was and had me write their name next to them! Now if only I could find a frame big enough!!

Get the picture!!??!! LOL!!

Thanksgiving 2009

Another great turkey day for the Hoffman's! We made our 1st stop out in Sunnyvale at Pappaw & Gramma Hoffman's! Pappaw is known for his fabulous koi pond he built in his backyard! The kids had a great time and even an adventure with their cousin Colby!

Next stop Granny Bell & Grandad Harvey's house (Jeremy's mom & step-dad)! Aunt Jordan was brave and tried to make a gingerbread train with all 4 kids! Not an easy task! LOL!! We had a wonderful dinner there and the kids always love to be with their cousins and play!
Jeremy with both his sisters!
I hope everyone had a GREAT thanksgiving! Next post, our Christmas decorating!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


As we prepare to give thanks, I wanted to share what I am thankful for this year. In light of my personal health issues, I have so much to be thankful for.

I am thankful for my wonderful husband! Who knew when I met you almost 15 years ago that I would still be with you now! That doesn't happen often and I am so very thankful that it did for us! You are truly my very best friend, and the best husband anyone could ask for!

I am thankful for my beautiful, fun, spunky daughter! Madison is truly a joy! While I may get tired of the non-stop chatter, and the never ending question asking, you are a pure joy! I am thankful as I watch her turn into this wonderful, caring little person! She loves with fierce loyalty, she cares about others, she loves to play, she loves to "help" with things, she takes great care in being a big sister! She is an amazing little girl!

I am thankful for my wild, rambunctious, loving son! Austin is wonderful little boy! It has been amazing raising both a daughter and a son, watching them grow and change is a wonderful gift! Austin is 100% BOY! But at the same time, he gives the best hugs and kisses! He knows when to be sweet and when to be his rough little self! I love to watch the pure joy on his face when he discovers something new, or spots his daddy when we get home from school, or goes to get Maddie from her class!

I am thankful for my very large, and wonderful family! There are too many of you to go into each individually, that would be one LARGE blog! But I love all of you! Without your support and love I most certainly would not be where I am today!

I am thankful for my new wonderful house! Jeremy and I talk a lot about how now we cannot wait to get home! Those of you that know us well, know we are true home-bodies, even more so now!

With that I say HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! May all of you have a wonderful day! (And if you want to go Black Friday shopping...Niki & I are planning our TRIP!!)