They want a dog

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They are trying to convince me that they are responsible enough to take care of a dog.  Marian has even been making her bed and coming out dressed for the day nearly every day for the past 6 weeks!  I’m still not convinced I want to be responsible enough;)

 

Christmas Vacation

So, if you didn’t know it, I had surgery in December, all recovered now but was laying low for several weeks.  My mom & dad (in Arizona) had my in-laws get me flowers (aren’t they pretty!).  My mom felt bad for not being here-I convinced her that Kelly would take good care of me, and he took wonderful care of me🙂

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I think we put 5 jigsaw puzzles together!

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We were lucky enough to get fresh snow so the kids played outside for several days

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building forts & tunnels

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This was quite funny to watch, the boys decided to take the sled down the slide, Ezra must have tried it 25 times . . .

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it never worked!

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And, our big project . . . about 5 years ago, Kelly & I stumbled upon a giant tote of Legos at a garage sale, it was probably over $1000 worth for $40 so we bought it for a future gift.  It sat in the basement for a couple years and last year we finally gave it to them for Christmas.  It was great fun for a short time, made a gigantic mess and i was ready to put it away.  It is really too much, we had the instruction guides but everything was all mixed together.  So, Kelly decided it might be easier to sort it and then they would be able to actually build some things.

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It took us several days but we finally had it all sorted by color and/or theme.  We now have it in separate bins and it will hopefully get more play time!

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As part of the recovery process, I needed a nap every day, I was just really tired.  One day, Caleb & Issy came over in the afternoon, everyone was playing well and I was just suddenly wore out.  I told Caleb (he’s 12) he was in charge and let them play Wii-I couldn’t even wait 30 minutes for Kelly to get home!  Kelly found them like this;)

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They also painted 2 years worth of our photo Christmas ornaments that we do every year (we missed last years!)

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On one of the days, Evan & Jessica (my niece and nephew) came to watch the kids while I was at my follow-up doctor appointment, I came home to this:)  I think they’ll want Evan to come babysit all the time!  Jessica did assure me that they played other games too:)

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