Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Jammies

When Eric was little, his Aunt Diana would give him and his sister pajamas, a toothbrush and an ornament to open Christmas Eve. She has kept that tradition alive by doing it for my kids! We look forward to it every year and we always say "we need to take a picture of the kids in their pj's and send it to Aunt Diana" but for some reason that never happens!!! This year I am dedicating a whole post to the PJs.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Kroff Christmas Party 09

Again, a huge THANK YOU to Marianne and Dana for their hard work to produce the party again this year (I helped a little; however I have requested more work for next year). I was pleased that so many cousins were able to make it this year! I'll try to list them off the top of my head..All of Uncle Jerry's kids were there! Out of Uncle Bob's family was Diane; Susie and Ron; Steph, Mike and Donna made a special appearance,they were driving back to Montana from Vegas. From Uncle Paul's family was Stacy, Shelby and Shalese. We missed all the cousins from Uncle Brian's family, Uncle Joel's family and Aunt Kathy's family!
We ate soup, had a visit from Santa, had an amazing lady do face painting for the kids and one adult... and of course we had the pinatas. So much work goes into this family get together and I know that Grandma and Grandpa are watching and smiling knowing that we keep the tradition.
I only got a couple of pictures and then the batteries on my camera died!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009


isn't he handsome?!?

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Lynx of the month

Archer brought this home today!

I was so proud; I even cried a little.

We made 3D gingerbread cookies today.

And Ethan was diagnosed with a rip roarin' case of strep throat. HE IS SO SICK! poor kid. He is mad because he missed school today and he has had perfect attendance for two years and this ruins his record... darn germs anyway...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

16 degrees

and this is what the boys are doing!

I remember making snow forts.. fun stuff!

this bird was in my yard today, eating a dead bird..

I have been keeping the DIET CHERRY PEPSI in the garage and look what happened!!!
can you see the frozen goodness??? H.E.A.V.E.N

Thursday, December 3, 2009

help wanted ASAP!

Well, my family and I are in the process of looking for a new couple/family to take over management of my parents motel. Eric and I were there for 2 years and absolutely loved it. I would jump at the chance to go back but we have only been back in our house for 4 months and I don't feel good about uprooting my boys again.
The couple that has been managing it for the past 4 months are moving out on Saturday and we need someone as soon as possible. The longer we go with out live-in help the longer my dad and mom (who has alzheimer's disease) have to take care of it.
This is a really great opportunity for a couple or small family just starting out. Or any family for that matter. If you or anyone you know might be interested please leave a comment; email me or call me.
Thanks friends!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

11/20 weekend update

So the big surprise was that my big sis, Kim, was flying in on 11/19 and would have arrived at 9:30pm, just in time to go the the midnight N ew M oon movie. Long story short she missed her connecting flight and had to spend the night in DETROIT instead of at the movie with her sisters! Needless to say, I was very upset because I had built this whole thing up in my head. I did go to the movie with my sis Angie, my (i-hope-to-be-soon-sis-in-law)Marcie, my bestest friend Stacee and her sister.
My parents didn't know Kim was flying in so after I picked her up from the airport I went to their house. There was a big commotion due to the wildness of my 3 boys and the 2 dogs at my parents house. Kim stayed in the car and called my dad's cell phone. She asked him what he was doing and he told her he was making a bowl of cereal for mom; as this is happening Kim is walking into the house and mom is looking directly at her and turns to my brother and asks him "who is that?" I think she thought it was me for a second and realized that I was behind her. So Kim is on the phone with dad and she is standing within 4 feet of him and he still doesn't realize; he turns around and there she is.. IT WAS GREAT!!!
We did have a fun weekend full of bumming around and doing our toes.
I love my sisters and I am grateful that I got to spend some time with them.