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Christmas Morning

So here are the boys coming out Christmas morning to see if Santa came and if they had made it on the Nice list!  Thankfully as you know they made it.



It's always fun seeing their faces and hearing the excitement. Yeah! AND you get to hear how happy I am...hahahaha!  Mean mom!

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve and all was quiet, not even a creature was stirring...
OK that is a lie...Frank and I were up but we are allowed to be! HA!  We watched our movie Christmas Vacation and waited for the boys to go to bed, OK fall asleep.  We waited...and waited......and waited...and then waited some more. Checked and then waited some more...it was a game of waiting this year!
Here is our tree and Santa hasn't come yet...
Could it be? Nah! I didn't think the kids would have made the nice list...Seriously?  OK, well Santa knows best right?
Charlie even made the list!  Whew!  He needed a new dog toy and a bed!  Good job Charlie!
Santa left this for Eli...very cool!
Dru really wanted Santa to bring him a remote controlled Lightening McQueen...Dru must have been really good.
Ian was left Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2012 this year
Among other things that Lee asked for, he also asked for a bike and got a really cool one!  Black and green with a new helmet!  Way to go Lee!
The cookies (…

Mickey and Minnie

Eli and I have matching pj's so to speak and I thought it would be fun and cut to get our pictures taken together.  He mostly put up with it...such a trooper!
Won't you please give mommy a kiss? Pretty please!?!
Oh thanks Eli! What a lover you are!
Our sorta matching pj's...that's as much as he put up with me.  Still a cute picture
I hope you guys have a wonderfull and Merry Christmas!
(Isn't he too cute?)

Christmas Eve Tradition

It's Pj time!  Woohoo!  Which really means that it's close to bed time AND that's a sign that Christmas is seriously around the corner! The boys are beside themselves with excitement and I'm ready for them to be in bed! Don't get me wrong I love them but man what a day!  Normally we are somewhere for a few hours and this year we weren't...those few hours we are gone is a nice distraction for those boys (and the parents!).
Here Eli is showing what pj's he got from us...goofy boy!
Ian and Lee...one of the good ones!
Dru and Eli...could they possibly be any cuter?
Joy and laughter
Merry Christmas from Charlie and his boys
Ian.  (he's not done growing...that's the scary part!)
Lee. He's not wearing lipstick...he keeps licking his lips and won't stop...But look at that genuine smile he gave me! 
Dru.  As I write this I have lost count how many times he has gotten up to go potty and to say Merry Christmas mom and dad...I have run out of fingers …

Vacation!!!

Merry Last Day of School!

Charlie's Tree

Charlie is hiding under my tree...he's so goofy!  The funny thing is I've seen Chopper do the same thing, and they have both been under it.  I'm trying to figure out why.  What is so intriguing about it?  It must be the Christmas lights.  I have to say though, that Charlie has never done this before, totally new!
Charlie all snuggled up on the tree skirt and nestled with a head rest on a branch... He made me smile today

Perspective

I was going through my pictures looking for something that spoke to me.  This picture did, well actually tonight flowers/landscape was were I was drawn.  There is just something about this picture...pure...white...I don't know. Enjoy

Nativity Scene

Today was a big day in our house! We had the Sunday School Christmas pageant and 3 of my boys were in the play and I was so excited for it!  Ian was a Narrator, Lee was a Shepard and Dru was a sheep.
Here is Ian with the other Narrator.  Ian did a great job reading in front of everyone, I was so proud of him.  When I was his age all I could do was blush an incredible red and look around with the 'deer in the headlight look'...it hasn't been until this year that I've worked on speaking in front of people...it's only slightly easier as an adult.  Ian is amazing!
Lee was a great Shepard...he stood and sang well!  Way to go Lee! Each year he gets better!
A little silliness is always in order from Lee!
The group of kids in the play.  These guys worked so hard to learn the songs and lines, their work paid off in a big way and I hope they are all very proud of themselves.  The play was wonderful and written so good, it came from the hymn called 'The Friendly Beasts&#…

Santa Came to Town!

Every year we have a Paulson Christmas Party and every year Santa makes an appearance.  This year would be no different.  So as we all were finishing dinner guess who walked in!!  If you guessed Santa...well you would be correct!  Oh the kids were atwitter with excitment (I think some of the parents were too...ok maybe just me)
Lee sat on Santa's lap AND I didn't ask him to or beg...he did it all by himself and he even gave a smile!  Who IS this kid???  Christmas miracles DO happen!  Eli sat with Santa too!!  I couldn't believe it...he just got right up there when his name was called...again whose kids are these???  Darn it he's cute!


Ian...I think this year he's looking for answers and he's unsure of what he thinks of this Santa business.  With that being said...he certainly didn't waste ANY time getting to Santa's lap OR telling Santa what he would like for Christmas...please! HA! This kid...he's making my life rough right now!  Grrr!
Dru and Sa…

Preschool

The preschool my boys attend do a Christmas play every year, which I love.  What's not to love about little kids doing a play??  Anyway, Dru had his play on Thursday and it was wonderful!  He played the sheep and doesn't he look handsome!?! He sang so well!  The play is based off an old hymn called "The Friendly Beasts"...which I LOVE!  I had never heard of it before until a friend and teacher at the preschool wrote a play around the song.  Wonderful!!
Tomorrow all my boys are in the play through church (same play by the same friend/teacher), anyway on Friday they had practice.  It went well.  Now in this play Dru still plays the sheep and he has a solo and I have been encouraging and begging him to sing his solo and he promised he would on that day. 
Let me just say, that yes I'm his mother and I'm biased, but that boy sang his heart out and it was beautiful! It made me cry...my baby sang for me! :)

So tomorrow Ian is a Narrator and Lee is a Shepard and Dr…

Monday Night Football

Seahawks did good tonight!  Here are some fans from this morning :)
On another note, I discovered this afternoon a new way to kill myself.  For whatever reason (well that's not true, I do know why however I'm not ready to reveal why...I'm still working myself up to saying it out loud to other people than the 2 trusted souls who I've told) I decided I would go run laps in my backyard.  Never mind that it was cold, the ground was still covered in frost AND that my backyard is full of holes for a klutz to hurt herself with. Or that it was so slick out there it's a wonder I didn't slip and fall and sprain the tendon on my knee (that's another story from long ago).  I'm the one who can find potholes and twist/roll my ankle to depths that would make me cry! (seriously...of 4 tendons in my ankle I've torn 3 of them...'special') I didn't find one of those today, what I did find was that I found a new way to smother myself.  I managed 8 laps aro…

Where's The Mistletoe?

Well here we go.  As I've said before it takes me a LONG time to get into this thing they call Christmas Spirit.  Or it to find me.  I don't like putting decorations up or the tree...mostly the kids won't leave it alone...so I suppose that's normal. So with the encouragment from Nikki...I just bit the bullet and together Frank and I got it done.  We decided on a day and went for it...folks today was that day.
So I got the decorations and tree and went to work.  Frank got home from work and it was just in time to turn the lights on and start the ornament hanging.  Even for me there are some things we all have to be here for.  So here they are waiting for me to figure out what goes on the tree and where all the ornaments are.  Just for the record...my tree got put up about 12 days earlier than our normal...by my calculations.  You just have no idea just how big of a dea that is for this house...okay, okay..just me.
Since Eli is still so little he doesn't have nearly…