Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Rock Star...

I guess this is my rocker side, I felt like listening to some of my favorites today. Enjoy the new playlist!!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Our dress

This is the dress Cara and I get to wear in May!! Its going to be in a deep purple though. I love it, and its comfortable but will be even better when I kick my butt in gear and drop 10-15 more pounds so here I go again...blahhhh. I hate dieting!!! So, they have the church, minister, reception, rehearsal, cake, flowers and her dress all figured out. They are making great progress!! Fun fun!!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

All done...

Family Photo

Aprons that Grandma Leona made for all of us girls along with a family cookie recipe. Such a cool idea!!!

A photo from the Prins party that we were at really quickly b/c the girls have bad colds and we didnt want to expose all the little babies. Plus we had another party to go to!

We are all done with Christmas parties!! We have about 4 more get togethers this week for new years but thats okay. I hate that I get so sick of it but its a lot of work with kids. Packing up the food, presents, stuff for the kids,....yadda yadda yadda. Its all very fun, and the girls had a great time so its all worth it! Just glad to start getting back to our normal routine and catch up on some much needed sleep!! Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Another Prins Miracle!!

The Prins family takes very seriously when God said be fruitful and multiply!!! My cousin Ben and his wife Laura had their baby this week too!!! Amelia Josephine was born on the 22nd!!! Mom is now doing good and so is baby Amelia, PRAISE GOD for babies and families. Our family has soooo many things to be thankful for, we are so blessed. I know my grandpa and grandma Prins are smiling down from heaven watching all of their 20+ great grandchildren with more on the way. No, not from me right now. :)

A Different Kind Of Christmas

Sometimes Christmas is just overwhelming, it seems,
As we rush around buying up stuff.
We spend without end, and we rack up those bills,
But it feels like it's never enough.

So this Christmas, let's all take a different approach:
Let's try to be more in accord
With God's Christmas gift, the best one of all--
Our sweet Jesus, our Savior, our Lord.

We'll be gentle and patient, and loving and kind,
And we'll keep our priorities straight;
The gifts of the Spirit, the gifts of the heart
Are the ones that we'll all celebrate.

And our stress will decrease, and we'll feel more at peace,
As we decorate, package, and trim;
Our new Christmas will be a pure joy and delight,
As we try to be much more like Him.

By Joanna Fuchs

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!! Happy Birthday Jesus!!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

New baby girl in the Prins family...

Announcing Greta Joy...isn't she gorgeous!? My cousins Matt and Deb welcomed a new baby girl yesterday. She looks just like her big sister Grace!! Congrats guys!!! This is my Uncle John holding her...proud Grandpa!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Snow day!!!!

So...what are you doing today?? Our Prins family Christmas party has been cancelled until next weekend and I am so bummed! This was going to be our big kick off to Christmas fun, shoot! The girls and I have started a Muppets marathon! We have 4 videos that are a few hours long!! Days like this are kind of fun. I am hoping to nap, read, work on a puzzle, drink hot cocoa...gotta love winter snow days!!

A little change of subject but I have to share this too. Why is it that when a man hears "avoid traveling on the roads if at all possible" they have to jump in their vehicles and drive somewhere just to prove they can do it???? Maybe this is just my dear husband who seems to love this challenge but it is a bit annoying!! Like they have to prove their manhood by driving on poopy roads?? What is that about? Right now he HAD to go get milk?? Like we haven't ever been without milk for a day??? What a goober! Well, I hope you all stay safe and warm today.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Gingerbread house

Our first gingerbread house turned out okay. I have always wanted to make one so Cara went and got a kit for me at Michaels. There was a lot more to it than I thought. It turned out okay but I dont think I am going to get hired into the cake decorating business any time soon! I still want to take a class just because it is kind of fun!! Anyone want to join me?? The girls thought it was fun and Ellie is very proud to show it off. We will see how long it lasts before Aubrey just chomps into it, or Ellie picks all the candy off! Hopefully this becomes a family tradition and eventually the girls can do it more on their own.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

To build or not to build...

So lately I have been going through all of Dans house plan magazines. I have fallen in love with the exterior look of this house. The only thing Dan and I know we want is a "mountain" home and room for all of the toys in the basement when we move in!!! My house looks like a daycare center right now!!
Our problem, is wondering when we should build? The economy stinks as everyone knows so that makes me want to wait. Who knows if this house will sell fast or if we will sit on it for years. I pray about this a lot. I have asked God for a clear cut answer on what we should do! Like this would be ideal: someone would come to our door and want to buy our house for a great price and say they need 6-8 months before moving in. Is that too much to ask??? I know the chance of that happening are slim to none but I do pray that God directs us in the right direction. Until then I am pretty content in our house. Yes its getting smaller but it works, I kind of like cozy! Plus we have done so much! If the time comes to build/move I will be shedding a lot of tears. I am so proud of our little home and all we/Dan has done!! So there is one of my thoughts for the day.

Friday, December 5, 2008

the pics, I got it to work!!


Well, I had a blog all written out and I was going to add pictures of last Sat. dress shopping but silly me used the camera on the highest resolution and it takes wayyyyy too long to put the pictures up!! So...sorry! When we go tomorrow I wont do that so I can show you some pictures! We did see some pretty gorgeous dresses on a very gorgeous girl!! Cara and I had fun trying on silly bridesmaid dresses until she too got sick!! That flu has gotten around our family! Luckly we are all done with it. We hope!!
An announcement...I am going to be an auntie again! Mark and Amanda are expecting their third baby this summer!!! So fun!! So be in prayer for her and baby!!
Another prayer request is for the Leegwaters who are expecting twins any day! You can follow her blog to see how things are going. Praying that those kiddos stay in there just a little longer!!!!
A note of Praise is that I had another spot removed on my back and the results came back just fine!!! It had been a long time since I had any of my moles looked at and I just didnt want to go. I have had pre-cancerous spots taken off before so it just scared me!! I was soooo relieved when I got a postcard yesturday that said normal mole!!! YEAH!!! I have promised myself I will be better about going to get them checked!!!
Maybe next time I will get a little botox and a spray tan too! Dekkingas office has it all!!
One more little story I thought I would share is about Ellie. We were talking yesturday about why we get presents at Christmas and that we are celebrating Jesus' birthday and its the biggest party!! Well, she asked if Jesus was going to be coming over for the party and I explained that He is here right now and He will be with us always, we just cant see Him. Well, then she said "is He at Aidens (her new boyfriend) house?" I tried to explain that Jesus is with all of us all the time. Thank goodness for the faith of a child because she just accepts what I tell her. Today and yesturday, Ellie has been as she says "playing with Jesus, showing Him her room, showing Him our bathrooms..." its so cute. I am sure God is smiling down on that one!!! Child like faith!!!