Friday, December 19, 2014

Gifts in the mail :)

The other day the girls got an unexpected letter from Grandma and Grandpa Geiger in the mail.  They were so excited to find a little craft inside!  I planned on taking pictures of them decorating the ornaments, but it didn't happen...so this is what you get ;)

I set them up with a plate with primary colors and let them go to town.  They took their time, used their imagination, and had a blast doing it!  

This one is Madalyn's...

This one is Marissa's... She even mixed colors to make purple!
Thanks Grandma and Grandpa!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Winter Wonderland

Saturday morning we woke up to an awesome scenery... according to Madalyn "It looks like Elsa has been here!"


The ice/snow combination might not be fun to drive in, but it sure is pretty!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I'm drawing a blank...

I have ideas for a blog post this morning, but I'm lacking the pictures to do it ;(  I guess I'll add that to my to do list today.  Yesterday was a rough day... between school and just feeling overwhelmed, I'm really just hoping for a better day today!  Doug is home the rest of the week in the evenings...it will be late, but I'll take it!  I hope you all have a great day... tomorrow I'll be back all caught up and ready for a good blog post ;)   

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Conversations with a 9 year old...

Driving in the Pilot the other day with the girls and the dogs after dropping off Scentsy, we got talking.  Madalyn was surprised to know this person wasn't married.  Marissa asked if she was ever going to get married.  I told them I didn't know.  She might be waiting, or she might not have that desire.  She might be totally happy living by herself with her two cats.  Marissa pipes up from the back, informing me that she has been thinking... "Mom, if God really wants me to grow up and own a doggie day-care, I don't think I should get married and have kids because then I will have double the work!"  LOL  I laughed and then reminded her that as long as she is doing what God wants for her life, she will be happy.  He is the only one who knows what is best for us.  
Madalyn adds in, "Even if He ends up wanting you to be a Farmer!"  LOL  I love my girls and I'm so thankful for their growing relationship with the Lord.  

Monday, December 15, 2014

A bond that can't be broken...


These two are tight...and I love it!  
What better way to take a nap, than curled up with your puppy :)
(Both are snoring LOL)


Friday, December 12, 2014

A special day with my love ;)

Last Saturday, Doug and I got our annual away time with just the two of us.  Dairy One's Christmas Party was in the evening, so Doug's Mom and Dad took the kids and dogs for us and we headed to Syracuse in the morning.  For the past three years we have been with Dairy One, we decided to make a full day of this trip.  It's tough to get Christmas shopping done when you have the girls with you, so this was our perfect chance!  We always start off with lunch at Olive Garden with their soup, salad and breadsticks.  Then we head to Destiny USA and hit up the Disney Store and a few other stores.  Christmas shopping was finished minus their stockings before we went shopping and usually we can accomplish their stockings no problem.  This year everything seemed a lot more expensive.  We ended up getting two things from the mall, did a bunch of window shopping, and then opted for another store.  We stopped at Starbucks on the way out of Syracuse and then headed for Ithaca.  We finished up our shopping at Target.  After driving home last year after the Christmas Party, we decided to spend the night this year.  So once we had finished the last of the shopping, we headed to the hotel to get dressed.  We had a blast at the party as usual.  The music is always a little loud, but the food and company is amazing!  The head boss (who is 3 up on the chain from Doug's boss) and his wife met us at the door, gave us a big hug and asked how things are going.  They said they have been praying for us and the house, the traveling, everything....praying for God's will.  I'm so grateful that Doug works for a company that he is prayed for.  I think that is pretty cool!  We topped our night off with a relaxing night at the hotel.  I'm so thankful for the time we had.  It made for a rougher week this week, seems to be the way that works, but it was well worth it!  I can't wait for next year! ;)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Someone is 1!!!!

I can't believe it's been over a year already since we picked up this puppy in Ohio on our way down to Louisiana!  When we got her she was about 25lbs and 15 inches at the shoulder.  She was the same height as Chloe and the sweater we bought her to keep her warm outside, Chloe now uses!  LOL




















At 1 year old, Molly is 32 inches at the shoulder and is weighing over 100lbs.  I don't have an exact weight for her because I can't pick her up and get on the scale anymore!  LOL


She is an amazing dog and fits into our family perfectly, even Chloe loves her!  She is spoiled rotten,  sleeps in bed with us, is still in the chewing phase and is still kenneled when we leave the house.  
Happy Birthday Molly!


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Thanksgiving Celebrations!

For Thanksgiving, we stayed home and celebrated with Doug's family.  I totally forgot to take my camera so I don't have any pictures.  We went up to Doug's parents' house in the morning so we could watch the parade while we helped cook.  We also got to watch the dog show, which is my personal favorite part of Thanksgiving day!  The food and fellowship was great!

Friday morning, I got the kids up at 5:30 and we drove to my parents house.  My sister and brother in law were still up and so were my twin brother, his wife and his son.  It just so happened to be the day that my family was celebrating Thanksgiving, due to Dad's work schedule.  LOL  We had a lot of fun and it was nice to spend some time with my siblings that I don't get to see often enough.  The kids had fun playing as well.  

Madalyn's tower she built.

Daniel would go from helping to knocking it down....he is FAST!  LOL



Chloe's hiding place ;)


Mom's tradition she started with the girls a couple years ago....I'm pretty sure this is our third year!


Daniel took an awesome nap and when he got up, the girls were coloring with markers.  Of course he needed to color too!

After dinner nap...Her and that yoga mat!  LOL

Daniel napped through actual thanksgiving dinner so he ate a little later.


I love the look....trying to figure out what Dada is thinking, giving him that huge piece!

And then he was wired up ;)  Everything was so funny!



He is so cute!  Love him so much!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Cuddle Time

Chloe got to cuddle a special baby ;)  And she loved every second of it!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Snowmen

I can't remember what Doug went outside for...but we all got called outside and this is what we found on Chelsea and Jeremy's car :) ...

Cutest snow people EVER!