Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas Miracle!!

Ladies and Gentlemen.....
It has happened!!! Drum Roll please!!!
drrrrrrr drrrrrrr drrrrrr
I got a
Some times I kill myself!!

Yes, it really is a HUGE Christmas Miracle! Here is the story.
My (wonderful) hubby and I had been talking (me begging) about getting a DSLR camera for the past few months. (Ever since I fell in LOVE with my father-in-law's and my mother's camera.) I have been drooling over the cameras in Best Buy and Circuit City. My poor husband would just stand and smile at me as I pointed out every awesome feature of the D60, D80, and D90. Then he would carefully let me down easy by saying " We will just have to see what Christmas brings." In other words, "don't hold your breath!"
So Christmas Eve rolled around and I noticed that I only had ONE present under the tree, now mind dear husband has been VERY busy at work and I kne
w that he really did not have time to shop for me. So I was just a little sad as I went to bed that night. The next morning with all the excitement with the kids looking at what Santa delivered, Kurtis silently pointed to my stocking and told me to look inside......I was a little taken back because I knew that I never saw him put anything in there besides the yummy chocolate that I bought for him to put in my stocking. Inside was a little package. I opened it up and inside it told me to open my present under the tree.
I opened it up and guess what I saw........

A brand new Nikon D60!! It was the most beautiful thing I ever saw!!! I was in shock and just broke into tears!
I just love my sweet husband!! He is too good to me!!

Here is one of the first pictures I took!
Look out, there may be A LOT more to come!!!!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Thank You!

We just wanted to say THANK YOU to all of you out there that sent us cards and pictures! We feel so thankful for such wonderful friends and family that take the time to write, take pictures, buy the stamps, and send them out! I know that it is a TON of work and money. So again, THANK YOU!! Also THANK YOU to all of those who gave our family gifts and yummy treats! It made the Christmas Holiday really fun for us and our kids.
And last but not least, THANK YOU to all of you who have supported and cared for our family this past year. We have had a CRAZY year and we would have not lived thought it without all of your phone calls, emails, and cards and hugs. We love and appreciate all of you!!
Love The Reed's

Friday, December 19, 2008

What's all this white stuff??

We had our first snow......I know it was a while ago, but I just barely got around to editing these! I just could not pass up posting these! The weather was so nice and the light was just perfect! I loved the way that the leaf picture turned out. I still have a TON to learn about editing, but I am having so much fun playing with each picture!
We took a fun walk looking at all the beautiful snow. I thought that the kids looked so cute trying to keep up with Kurtis!

You know how it takes 15 minuets to get the kids "snow ready"? Well we did the whole process, including digging out all of the snow clothes among the millions of boxes stored in our laundry room. The point to this whole story is that once we got out there Hannah started shedding all of her snow clothes. I finally convinced her to leave on her snow paints. So no, I did not neglect to dress her "snow ready"!

Caleb and Kurtis where injoying the "boy" snow activies by thowing snowballs into the small pond that had a thin layer of ice on top!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Who says we can't dance?!

Check out our Christmas dance! We have some pretty sweet moves!! Click here to check it out, you won't be disappointed!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Yeah Me!!

Lately I have been running at the gym. Just around the track. I have never been a runner (maybe because i don't like to fill all the jiggling, if you know what I mean!!) all began about a week ago when thought that it might be fun to walk around the track instead of doing the same-o-same-o. It was fun, but I did not feel any pain....which i need to feel good, I know it sounds weird! SO I decided that maybe I should just TRY running around maybe once. The first time i thought that may fall down and die, but each time around it got better. I could run about a 1/2 mile and that was my limit. But today I really pushed myself and did ONE MILE!!! I was so happy that I had some tears in my least I think it was happiness and not PAIN! I immediately called Kurtis at work to tell him the great news. We of course celebrated (me mostly) and then when the high was over....I really felt it! SO I will keep you up to date, hopefully it will get easier and I can whip out more miles as the MONTHS go on! Thanks to all of you out there who are silently celebrating with me!

Monday, December 15, 2008

What's a party without cake & presants?!

Hannah LOVED all of her presents (of course they all had something to do with princesses, Dora, and "mommy things"!! She was in 3 year old heaven!

What, you are suprized that we had a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting with princesses on top?! If you know Hannah, you know that she LOVES chocolate (or ANYTHING with sugar in it) quote: " Mom, I R -E- A- L- L- Y need some sugar right now!"
" Mom, does broccoli have sugar in it?"
And yes, she LOVES princesses.....hummmm.... I wonder what she likes more?

Hannah's Party!

Janae even had fun going on the rides!! Thanks Janae for taking the kids on those swirly, twirly, Hot Air Balloons!

Caleb was on the Bumper Cars most of the party! He just loved them, like any little 5 year old would!

Cousins! They had so much fun together!!

I know, I know, I am a little late in posting this, but hay, it could be worse!! So here we go.....We celebrated her birthday at a little inside amusement park. They only had about 5 rides, but they were all for little kids, so it worked out great! We invited our cute family to join us! Thanks to all our aunts, uncles, and cousins that could make it!! Also Hannah was very thankful for the abundant bounty of presents she received! Thanks!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Awesome new phone!!!

My phone was so dumb! If any of you have tried to call me within the past month you know what I am talking about! It always said "call failed" when I tried to call, or it would never ring....just sit there in silence.... I HATED it!!! Lets just say I did not say very nice things about it, and now I am hearing those words coming out of my kids mouths! Oops! (I did try to control myself but it was very difficult!)
SO FINALLY I GOT A NEW PHONE, and it is BEAUTIFUL!!! I know that it is not a blackberry, an Iphone, ect. but it is just right for me!
COoL FeaTurEs.....
- you can put all your music on it (While waiting in the very long Walmart return line on Saturday i wiped out my earphones and turned on some Carrie Underwood!)
-You can pick any of those songs for your ring tone...mine is Love Story by Taylor Swift (so if i don't answer for a few rings you will know why!)
-You can put movies on it (yes, I know all my movies are kid ones.....but can't you just see the joy in grocery shopping now!!!)
-And .... Drum Roll please! The phone is ....... FREE!!!
It is a Nokia Xpress Music phone from T-moble
Colors to choose from: purple (mine), orange, & red

So if you are with T-moble and are due for a new phone, get this one! It is awesome!!
Alrright, I will step down now....

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Here's looking at you, kid!

Brotherly and Sisterly love!

Close up! Mommy and Hannah

Daddy's little girl!

Aren't we so cute?! I thought that we did pretty good taking a family picture of ourselves! Kurtis brought some boxes and we sat the camera on top and SMILED, crossing our fingers that we were all looking in the same spot!

Caleb 5 Years Old