Posts Tagged ‘The boy’s’

Christmas Decorating with the Boys!!

Christmas is a great time of year for everyone, but it’s the best for children. I love putting the tree up, decorating it and putting decorations up throughout the house. It makes the house look beautiful and cheery. Now that I have kids there is something different about the decorations. Our boys are 15 and 13, so they’re old enough to do the decorating themselves and that is awesome to watch. I love to see what they think because in my eyes it’s perfect no matter what they do.

This year we put our tree up on Friday afternoon because Chris had to work. The family room and living room look awesome. They did a great job!

Saturday morning Kevin, Chris, and Josh went to my mother-in-laws house to help her put up her village. They did an awesome job as you can see in the picture below.

Saturday afternoon Josh went to my mom’s house to help her, my niece Shai, and my nephew Caalab decorate the tree and house. Chris had to work so he was not able to go. They did a great job there too as you can see from the pictures.

I love this time of year and when I see my boys doing what they think is perfect, it’s even better. My boys make this time of year awesome and I’m so glad God gave them to me. Love you Kevin, Chris, and Josh!!

Wordless Wednesday: November 9

Gone Fishin’

My boys have gone fishing several times since they were little, but never have caught anything, but that all changed over the Father’s Day weekend. You see Kevin took Thursday off and took the boys to the lake really early in the morning. They fished from 5:30 am until about 11 am with no avail. They decided to go out again on Friday morning and started around 5 am with still no fish to be had.

We had decided if they could find a good spot we’d stay the weekend and that’s exactly what we did. They found the perfect spot so we were there for the weekend. They fished on and off on Friday afternoon, then again on Saturday morning and part of the afternoon again. Still there were no fish for them to catch. At this point they were pretty sure there was on three fish in the lake. LOL

Saturday evening rolled around and things were about to change and it was definitely for the better. We were told the best time to fish was in the late night hours, so we decided to give it a try. Shortly before midnight this is what happened.

Shortly after midnight, this is what happened.

So as you can see it all paid off and the boys were able to get their fish. Here are the details.

Chris named his fish Richard. He weighed in at 16 oz and he was 1 foot, 6 inches.

Josh named his fish Billy Bob. He weighed in at 14 ½ oz and he was 1 foot, 2 inches.

The boys were so happy that they were able to catch the fish. They followed the entire process to the end and were happy to do it.

I’ll tell you what, Kevin and I are so proud of our boys. They wanted to catch a fish so bad and it was awesome to watch it happen.

Here are some more pictures of our Father’s Day weekend camping adventure.

This is a picture of Kevin and the boys fishing on Friday evening.

This is Chris fishing on Friday morning.

This is Josh fishing on Friday morning.

This is a view from our tent on Saturday afternoon.

A Blog Challenge is in Progress

The first weekend of 2011 is almost in the history books and I must say it’s been a good one. We spent time with family, went to church, and I set my goals for the year. This is going to be a great year and I’m excited about everything it has in store for me.

School will be starting on January 10th and I’m very excited about it. It’s been two weeks since the boys were out for Christmas break and it’s time for them to get back to a routine again. Chris’ schedule will completely change as he has a block schedule where he only has four classes a day. Josh will also change, but not as much as Chris. Josh will only change two classes. He’ll be in Art and Cooking now.

I’m doing a blog challenge this month and I’m very excited about that. Last month I made a post every single day and it was just wonderful. I created a calendar that told me what to post about and that was a big help. There were days where I didn’t use the topic I had on the calendar, but that’s ok. It was pretty much there just in case I needed it. Now I feel comfortable participating in a blog challenge due to that calendar.

I’m really excited about this year and what it stands for. I just know it’s going to be a great year, full of accomplishments and wonderful things. I hope you’re just as excited as I am about it.

Where did the time go?

Gosh, it’s been a months since I posted here. Where did the time go? Course it doesn’t help that I spent the majority of July either preparing for our vacation to Hawaii or in Hawaii. It was wonderful.

Now I’m preparing the boys for school. Chris is in 9th grade at KWHS and Josh is in 6th grade at CJH. The first day of school is today. I was excited but sad at the same time. I have so many feelings rushing through me right now. I won’t have anymore holiday parties to go to, no more birthday parties, no nothing. I won’t even be able to take them to their classroom. :(

Times change, kids change, and we must move on. This is all good and I need to remember that. No matter how hard it is for me to accept that my boys are getting older, I must let it happen. I think this is like the hardest part of being a parent. LOL

About Corrie


My name is Corrie and I'm from Wyoming. I've been married to Kevin since 1993 and we have two wonderful boys.

I'm a Virtual Assistant and a Ghostwriter. I love what I do and I enjoy spending time with my family.

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