30 December 2010

My Husband is......

Amazing, thoughtful and talented.
I had picked up these prints up at an estate sale a long time ago.
They have been buried in my craftroom forever.
I know that sounds SCARY.
So Troy braved the craftroom, retrieved the prints and made it out alive.
He made the frames just for the prints.
Love them.
Seriously love them.
Thankyou to a very loving Husband.

29 December 2010

Good job Santa!

Soren is always using the girls dollhouses to play Star Wars guys with. So this year for Christmas Santa's elves made him something to play Star Wars in.
Santa found some pictures of Star Wars scenes on line and laminated them, then put velcro on the back so Soren could switch out the scenes when he wants.
Soren is loving it.
The girls are loving it also.

Soren is the kind of kid that will play with something like this for hours.
I love this present.

Olivia had a very special present made for her by Santa's elves.

A doll house that she could use for all her toys.

Even her raccoon and beaver are enjoying the house.
Maybe there will be some baby beavecoons soon.
To get that joke you need to know that Olivia had a phobia of raccoons and beavers for the longest time. We got her these little toys to try to help her with it.
Then one night we were watching I-Carly as a family and what does Spencer start talking about?
A big ol' mean Beavecoon!
An animal with the head of a beaver and a body of a raccoon.
Olivia had nightmares for weeks.
All our girls are loving it.

Santa did very well this year with finding something to keep my kids occupies and out of my hair.
Love you Santa and Santa's elves.

25 December 2010

Merry Christmas-Dunow Style.

We are incredibly blessed to have the Porter family in our lives. The two giants on the ends of the sofa?
They have GROWN up together.

It has become a tradition to go over to their house and eat, play and visit on Christmas Eve.
Can you imagine what it's like with all these kiddo's talking at once?
It's loud.
We wouldn't want it any other way.

I wanted to take a picture of each one of the kids in front of our sad looking tree.
Olivia is always posing.

Soren is all decked out in his daily cowboy gear.

Ella, with her bright sunny smile.

Our oldest daughter Anna who just wanted to be done with it.

Logan is thinking how good looking he is.

Now how good looking are you know Logan?
Christmas morning all the kids come into my room and wait to go out.

Number 1 is a little cranky.

I love Soren's expression.
We have had a wonderful Christmas season surrounded by our friends who have become our family here.

15 December 2010

Decking the Dunow Halls.

This is our Christmas tree this year. Olivia and Soren seem to always be rearranging it and moving things around. It has tipped over a few times too.
Imagine that with 5 kids and 3 dogs always running through the house and jumping over furniture.

These are the lamps that Troy and I made. I love them because I can change the decorations inside of them for the seasons.

I have enjoyed decorating the house this year. The only complaint is all the dust.
New Mexico has been terribly dry this year.
That means more dusting for me, except I just pretend it isn't there.
So just ignore the 4 inches of dust on everything.

As most of you know, I have an addiction to old books.
I saw this tree on a blog and tried to do it myself.
I love it.
Some don't.( I won't name names) ANDREW MEYER.

More pictures are coming.
Enjoy your day.
I definitely will. I made wassail and the house smells fantastic.

11 December 2010

Birdzilla attacting Christmas town.

We let Edward out of his cage this morning for his daily exercise.
He went on a rampage.

I wonder if this made Edward feel powerful.
He is used to feeling small around all of us giants.

I hope he enjoys it while it lasts.

08 December 2010

Catching up with the Dunow's

One of the kids favorite things to do is dress up the bunny Thomas.
When I say the kids I don't mean Logan. Can you imagine a 15 year old boy dressing up a bunny?
Oh never mind.

We got Thomas from a friend of ours and we have fallen in love with him. Such a cute personality he has.
That sounded like it came out of Yoda's mouth it does.
Plus he puts up with the kids. Anna doesn't like his name so she comes up with a new one weekly.

Our two elementary school kids had literacy night. Soren and Ella both had projects to show off.

This is what Soren does in the morning when he is suppose to be getting ready for school.
You can't see them real good, but he has bobby pins on his ears.

This is at Shining Stars Fall Festival.
The kids loved the Archery.
I'm just surprised that one of our kids didn't shoot anyone.
Anna would love to do Archery as a sport.
Just trying to go through my pics and catch up our friends and family on what has been going on with us Dunow's.
Never a dull moment.
There is an absence of Logan is these pictures. Two reasons.
1: He is hiding from me and the camera.
2: He is on his butt watching all the back episodes of Phyche and The Office.