Tuesday, January 29, 2013


...Have you ever had just one little thing be enough to just push you over the edge?  Just that one little thing that, yes even though it was important, may not of been that major to make you go CRAZY! 

Well, I was already walking on the fin line of craziness this weekend as it was and this one little thing was the one thing to push me over the TOP...

What was it you ask...WELL I'LL TELL YOU...

I CAN'T FIND MY CAMERA!!!  (No BIG DEAL normally cuz I have 2 small back up ones right, but NO!!  This one has important pics that I haven't down loaded yet and the back up ones aren't charged yet).  


So, see with how my weekend has been~ just for your info...its been BAD...This had been ENOUGH to make me CRAZY!!! UGH!!!  

Whats worst is I had it the other day...Then it was GONE~ GONE I TELL YOU~GONE....

Did someone take it out of my car~All my pictures GONE~GONE I TELL YOU~GONE~UGH~double UGH!!!

The worst part of it...I really needed it Sunday too!!  And you know what will happen, I'll find it after the fact (at least I hope I will) Isn't that the way it always works!! 

Now you all are asking~what brought me to this point~~if only I could tell you ~~ my life would be so much simpler ~~ But BOY is it a dosy!!! But I wouldn't even know where to begin, so for now I'll keep it to myself!!  


Friday, January 18, 2013

It came~We survived~We CONCORED!!!

That's right!!!
Christmas came...We SURVIVED it...and I will say we CONCORED IT!!!! 
Whoowho US!!

Its become a Family Tradition to have a BIG CHRISTMAS EVE get together at our house every Christmas Eve...and what do we do...well we EAT!!!  Food is very important to our family (all you have to do is look at my waistline to know that)...We have anywhere from 20 to 40 people show up and all of them are family...some are adopted family but they are ALL our family......AND WHY DO THEY ALL COME...WELL FOR THE FOOD (well and to see me of course cuz that's all that matters) 


Its also Christmas Eve when we open gifts from family that we might not see on Christmas day...

 And of course there was the traditional Christmas PJ's given out for Christmas...All the kids got them...Josh, Seth, even Eric and Cayla and Craig (even though we had issues with Craigs size-oops, my bad)

That night we had our visit from Santa...What was really fun since Cayla had just had Eric, they decided to stay the night at our house instead of driving all the way home. Unfortunately for them, it was a long night with Eric (welcome to parenthood guys), but they seemed to be asleep at the right times when Santa came...funny how that works! 
Santa got all the stocking stuffed for everyone and ready for the morning
Josh really got into his gift opening!! Or is he guarding his gifts so that no one takes them...its hard to tell!
I think Grandpas favorite part of opening gifts was holding Eric
Seth was just finding one gift after another he could open, even if it wasn't his he wanted to open it and for Cayla and Craig, they were able to just sit back, enjoy and relax while they opened their gifts.
DJ finally decided to put Eric down and start opening his gifts...it was a hard thing for him to do!
Even Dakota wanted to show off her new toys from Santa...see her orange ball in her mouth!
Josh and his new gadgets!!
Mia didn't want to play with the toys...she just wanted to see what all the fuss was about with this new little baby...she is SOOOOO fascinated with him!
All the excitement of the morning wore both grandpa and baby Eric out, so they decided to take a short cat nap while the rest of us cleaned, baked and played!!

Baby Erics Christmas outfit!! 

Josh really loves holding him, OR does he do it to get out of doing work around the house!!  Either way I think he'll be a GREAT uncle!! Hey but don't tell him that...I don't want him to get a big head!!! 
Christmas morning was great!! Cayla, Craig and Eric headed over to Craigs folks to spend the rest of Christmas with them and to talk to Craigs brother who is serving a mission (what a fun Christmas to meet your new nephew)  The rest of our day was a nice relaxing day...we spent it with the boys, relaxing, watching movies and just having fun!! 
Like I say...
Christmas CAME...sometimes I think it comes faster and faster ever year!!
We SURVIVED...I didn't think we would...I mean really Cayla having a baby, we weren't sure when she would...it was ify/ify! And all she wanted was to be home for Christmas Eve!!   
We CONCORED!!!  Because the day went perfect, we had fun, we enjoyed and we relaxed! 
What more could you ask for!!!

Meet Eric...

Meet Baby...
(My Grandson)

That's right Cayla and Craig had their little baby boy and we are so excited...he was born on the coolest date ever to write...
(Isn't that so cool, all those 2's...)
and he was...
7 lbs 11 oz
21 inch long
(I call him my convenience store...blackjack baby...get it  7-11...21...blahahahahaha)
Doesn't Cayla look GRRRRREAT (as Tony the tiger would say)
She just has a baby and she looks picture perfect!!! Now that's my baby!!!
Look, the proud daddy Craig holding his little baby boy!
They look so cute!!
And can I say my grand son is just so GORGEOUS...OH WAIT...your not suppose to call little boys gorgeous or is it ok cuz I think he is!!... but he is just so stinkin cute!!!  
So Grandpa DJ and me Grandma Suzi are so excited...we can't wait to spoil baby Eric...watch out Cayla and Craig...MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!  Revenge shall be sweet!!
Its still hard for DJ to take in that his baby girl has had a baby but I think he kind of likes having a grandson...he has another little boy to teach all his sneaky skills too! 
Josh just thinks its kind of cool being an uncle...for some reason he really likes holding Eric...I'm starting to think he does it get out of work around the house...hummmmmmm.
Seth still thinks being an uncle is strange but he is liking the idea of all the mischief he can teach Eric...However I do know what a big help he is with Jerrae's kids so I know he'll be a BIG help with Eric.
I of course am very excited to have my first grandchild.  I think Cayla and Craig did a good job and we'll keep Eric around and not send him back, which I'm sure will make Cayla VERY happy! 
This was the first day Seth and Josh got to meet Eric...I think they kind of liked him! 
Cayla, Craig and Eric have been adjusting to their new lives together.  Its been fun, its been a little scary, its be a little over whelming at times, and its been joyful!  And whats great is they will be just fine!!