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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Happy Happy Birthday Christian, Dear!

That was then.....

This is now!!!

It just doesn't seem possible that ELEVEN YEARS AGO today this darling boy joined our family... we immediately fell in love with him, and we could have never guessed the amount of smiles and joys he has brought to our faces and hearts! His pleasant nature and enthusiasm for the smallest pleasures continually reminds us that "through small and simple things, great things are brought to pass"! We know Father has great things in store for you, Christian, and we are blessed to be a part of them!

We hope your wishes always come true! Oh, and never forget....

no matter how big you are, you'll never be too big to snuggle with your momma! You'll always be my sweet little guy! Happy Birthday, Bucky! We love you forever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and....

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I know its not a big deal, but....

It's fine. It really is just fine. And it will grow. But this is why I only go to get my hair cut once every two years. And now it's going to be once every three years. Those people with the scissors don't know how to stop. They are very nice, and I am sure they don't do it on purpose, but they just don't know how to stop. And I told the lady this time, too. But it didn't work.

So I always donate 6 or so inches to Locks of Love, a wonderful charity that makes wigs for cancer patients. And todays lady said...."Oh, you have plenty of hair, it will still be long after you donate....". Perhaps I should have clarified. I want it long after YOU cut it.



I've ALWAYS had long hair...that is since the last time I cut it short on purpose when I was in the 10th grade. Not posting that picture. And you know how when you have your first baby so many momma's go for short hair. Not me. Why? No big reason...I just like long hair. Long, beautiful, curly, Anne of Green Gables hair. It goes with my "Little House on the Prairie" persona. And now I can't even braid it. You know, in years past, I have cried over hair cuts that were a good 4 inches longer than this one. I guess this is just the "new mommy look" I never had. You'll just have to ignore the gray.

Thanks for the therapy.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

How to make it snow!!!

OK, we here in the Washburn Home are urging you all to follow these simple instructions to bring us a big humongous enormous gigantic snowstorm! All last winter it only snowed a few times with VERY LITTLE accumulation, maybe only 6-7 inches total if you combined all the teeny storms! So now, we're pulling out all the stops and hoping you will all join us!

Here we go!
According to some friends, this is the way to bring in the white stuff!

Step #1:

Wear your pajamas backwards! (And your princess crowns if you are wearing one!)


Step # 2:

Throw an ice cube over your shoulder onto the front lawn.

Got it.......

Step # 3:

Take a spoon and.....

 it under your pillow.


Step # 4:

Pray. Fervently. Very fervently.


Step # 5:
Dream of snowmen, snow angels, snow ball fights, sledding, hot chocolate, snow caves, etc.....

Currently in progress...

Step # 6:

Repeat process nightly until desired results are achieved!

So, who's with us?!?!?!?!?


I'm off to check the forecast and turn around my pj's.....

Befuddled Tradition Part II

Now that it's January 10th, maybe I should finish up Christmas! I'll make it brief!

Remember those horrible uckies that prevented us from taking our "Sunday before Christmas family pictures"? Well, those uckies stuck around for days and days throughout Christmas week, but fortunately by the next Sunday, all was finally calm and bright! Here are the results!

Momma and the girls!

Daddy and the boys!

Our Christmas Lambies!

My Prince!

Well, that should do it, folks. The holidays are officially over, now, and all that's left is those extra pounds to work off by next Christmas!

We hope you are all enjoying a wonderful New Year promising many joys and blessings!