Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Another Bowl Win-CHECK!!!!!!!

In case you missed it:

Game day checklist

Lucky game day shirts-check
Lucky game day jewelry-check
Lucky game day headband (me) and bow (Lydia)-check
Lucky game day socks-check
Lucky game day flag-check
Lucky game day cups-check
Lucky game day snacks-check
Lucky game day poms-check
Lucky game day shopping-going to check
Only 3 hours to kick off for bowl game #2 this year for the Hawks-check

The shirt says it all

Lydia got a gift certificate to a great baby boutique in Salina called Simply Baby and More. It's full of really sweet boutique-y, out of the ordinary clothes and baby things. I saw this awesome, cheeky shirt and had to get it. She also got a great outfit that you would expect to see in that kind of store, but this is the one that made the blog. And I am purposely omitting the obvious joke concerning Rusty and this shirt in his size. Why? Because my mother and mother-in-law read this blog. Often.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Dennis' Christmasessesss

Fair Warning: This slideshow contains 92 pictures of my kids enjoying their many Christmas moments and gifts. They are pictures that, really, only I and the grandmas can stand. Open at your own risk.

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

The First Snow

Yes, I realize he looks like Ralphie from A Christmas Story.

We got our first bit of snow accumulation for the season on Tuesday. Cade and Rusty were out right after school shoveling, playing and catching a few snowflakes on the tongue.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Oh, to be a fly on our wall!

Man, does he have some mad skills or what! Even Napoleon Dynamite would say in disgust, "Lucky!" Every year for the past 4 or so years, Cade has looked forward to this particular scene in A Charlie Brown Christmas so he can dance along with the characters. This year, however, it seems somebody else was looking forward to it...

A Favorite Tradition Continues

This week some of our favorites were on. As I've stated on a previous post, Cade (and let's be honest, I do it, too) looks for the Charlie Brown specials. This time it was "I Want a Dog for Christmas" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas." A new one this year was The Muppets Letters to Santa. Growing up, it was never Christmas without The Muppets Emit Otter's Jugband Christmas. Anybody else out there remember that one? It was my favorite!

A-caroling We Go!

Monday evening Cade and his Boy Scout Troop went caroling at 2 nursing homes. The boys did a really good job and enjoyed bringing some Holiday cheer to the residents. On a similar note, if you have loved ones in nursing facilities, please be sure to take time out of your busy schedule (yes, we all have them!) and visit them. They really, really need it and enjoy it.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Some More from the Program

Right after his performance. Isn't he so handsome?
Lydia was looking festive as well.

Man, I couldn't have staged this one if I tried! It's totally candid.

Busy, busy week!

We've had a very busy week already and we're only half way through it! I'll be posting pictures as fast as I can. Keep an eye out for them.

The School Program

Yep, those are jazz hands.

Our busy week started off with Cade's Christmas program for school. Each class only sang 2 songs, but they did a great job! I may be biased, but we have some excellent soloists in our school. And you've gotta love the fact that they didn't turn on the stage lights. I mean, really, how can you put on a concert on a stage like this one AND NOT TURN ON THE STAGE LIGHTS!?!?!? I was so annoyed. The pictures turned out crummy because of it. And you've gotta love the shots of the class with some guy's gray, balding head in them. I did my best to crop it out of some of them.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas Pictures

These are the pictures I used for this year's Christmas card.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

In Loving Memory

Marjorie Jean (Goff) Dennis
April 16, 1931-December 9, 2008

We will miss you, Grandma.

Friday, December 5, 2008

She's SOOO Into Herself

Well, hellllllooooo there!
How you doin?


Lydia just discovered her reflection. She loves looking at herself in the mirror. And if she can get close enough to one, like the one on her cash register and in some of her books, she'll give herself a kiss!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Can you believe this?

I actually remembered to pack my camera for our Thanksgiving trip and I forgot to bring it out until about 30 minutes before we left my Grandma Ellie's house on Thanksgiving Day. We were in Salina for four days, at both of our parent's homes, even our beautiful nieces were in town and these are the only pictures I took.
Anyway, this is my cousin Chris' children, Sammy and Sophia. She's not crying, she's totally telling her mommy, Hilary, something very important in the picture above.