Sunday, December 26, 2010


We finally had a Sunday that consisted of rest!! We went to church and then had an afternoon and evening of no responsibility! Well, minus the being a mommy and wife part;) It was wonderful!! We took a nap and Scott hooked up our brand new Wii, which was a fabulous gift from his mom:) We played Just Dance with the kids and then let them choose some of their favorites. Scott called me out while I was playing Paige in baseball, because apparently I was doing a little trash talking! I can't help it. It's in my blood;) I am looking forward to another week of my sweet family being home!

Saturday, December 25, 2010


Merry Christmas!!!!!!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

Today while at church a recently discharged from the hospital man came through the door. He had no food, no home, and nothing but his clothes on his back and his bike. He was in need of mercy. And all I could think about was our Savior being thrust into humanity with much of the same likeness not being one who wanted mercy but the one who would give it. I love Christmas and I love all the things that get everyone excited, but I am so thankful to be able to give and receive mercy this day and every other day of my life. Thank you Lord for sending us a Savior...I needed, need, and will need Him forever! Merry Christmas.
PS Special thanks to all who participated in the Christmas Blessing. It was another huge success!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Eve Eve

Tonight we had our annual Christmas Eve Eve Party. It was a fun event filled with friends from church and even a few surprise out of town guests. All kids had a blast and very few rules were broken! Lots of sweets for desserts pushed bedtime back later and kids a little crazier. Sorry to anyone else whose kids don't go down easy! Can't wait for tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Broken toe...

This morning, I was folding a load of laundry and stepped to the side only to find that I had somehow rammed my foot into the corner of the coffee table. The aftermath: the fourth toe on my left foot is B-R-O-K-E-N! I'm talking black and blue, I will throw up if you touch it kinda hurt. Too bad there is zero you can do for that. Just my luck though;)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Can't wake up...

Today is just one of those days that I just can't seem to wake up well! I have eaten breakfst and exercised and done a little housework, but still just don't feel completely awake and energized. I am scheduled to work from 3p-11p tonight though, so I'm thinking that I see a much needed cup of coffee in my very near future;) Happy Tuesday everyone!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Going private

We are going to be making our blog private in about a week. I told Scott I wanted to do that, and he switched it right away without me being able to warn folks and get your email addresses! So, during this week, will you please send me your email either on here or thru facebook and I will send you an invite:) Thanks!!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

She's 5!

I honestly cannot believe that my baby girl is actually 5 years old! It makes me want to freeze time. She's my tiny little petite Annalee who I love so dearly. She's full of spunk and brings joy everywhere she goes. On a side note, she can eat like a full grown man, so when offered her favorite foods on her birthday we have to be mindful to cut her off when we think she should be at capacity;) I can't wait to enjoy the day and celebrate our girl. Happy birthday Annalee!!!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Winding down...

We survived the craziness of yet another day. Sometimes I feel guilty for letting myself get overwhelmed by little but busy normal,"I have three kids", day to day or even seasonal things. I know that I would look at all of these things from a totally different perspective, if there were some sort of tragedy or major event that happened. I'm a little morbid, but sometimes it's a good reality check for me. Today we watched our girls play basketball again. Thy were super cute, of course, but they got beat by flippin' giants on the other team:) It was fun though. They are so concerned about the snacks when the game is over, that they are not caring too much about their win/loss record;) Then, this afternoon, we had a little impromptu birthday party for Annalee at the park. It was chilly!!! Annalee had a great time. I can't believe she is gonna be 5 tomorrow!!!

It's here!!!!

The last day of school befor Christmas break is here!!!!! They are out for a solid 2+ weeks!!!! I have been waiting for this day since they started school:) I love having everyone at home. Now I just need to throw out some threats so they will "sleep in" in the morning ;)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Prgrams!!

Last week, Paige had her school Christmas program and tonight it is Annalee's turn:) She is dressing up as a Christmas tree, so I'm sure we are in for a treat:) I'll let you know how it goes!!

Growing up...

Tonight, Paige got her first phone call from a friend in her class. What?! I can't believe this! She is my baby! The good news is that it was a little girl! I would've hung up on a little boy:) She sounded so big and was so excited. However, I'm gonna need her to stay little for a while longer. I'm not ready for her to grow up as fast as time is flying!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

12 days of Christmas

SO if you know anything about me (Scott) you know I am gift giver adn receiver. Tonight as I arrived home from work, I was met with the begining of the 12 days of Christmas. It started with 12 teeth a whitening. I am so lovin' this and can't wait for more.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Monday Night whirlwind

Annie is at work.
I am home working.
Kids had basketball (great defense)
They all had a ball.
Dinner to go.
4 days to go.
Christmas is near.
Soon we will cheer!

Not my best work, but it will make Annie happy to know she got the fill in blogger break tonight! Scott

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sunday again...

It's Sunday once again, and this Sunday is far from restful in the Parks' household! We have gone from church, making a boatload of phonecalls for an event we are in charge of, to shopping with our community group for our Christmas Blessing, to meeting up with Scott's mom to give her the kids, to the church staff christmas party, to now where I am getting a quick blog in while I take a break from writing out Annalee's birthday invitations! Like I said...not so restful. However, Christmas break is right around the corner, so I can see a light at the end of the tunnel!!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010


My two girls played in their very first basketball game today! They were super cute and it was hilarious!!! Their uniforms are a little oversized, but it's cute nonetheless. I will post pics when Scott uploads them:)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday Night Publix Trip

So my friend and I went to Publix with a bunch of kids in our van this Friday night. It was a good time had by all with candy canes and banana nut bread. Plus, I spent $23 and saved $34. Not my best but not bad.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The end of the book...

We ended our study of the book of Joshua in bible study today. It is really a great rich, very applicable portion of God's word! I really enjoyed studying it, and I really love getting to know the other women in the church that attend. Plus, today we had brunch to wrap everything, and let's be honest...who doesn't love brunch? It was delicious:) I am certainly looking forward to see what God has in store for us to study next semester!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

These are the days...

Me...3 kids...still a bum tooth...hubby away at a conference until tomorrow night. Boo on the last two:(

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Annie Tooth Trials: Pt 2 12-7-10

So after the surgery last month, the real problem with the tooth ws the need for a root canal whic Annie had earlir this morning. As normal for medical people they never expect pain or other things to effect them and she was in a good bit of pain after the procedure. Also, most teeth have three roots that need to be canaled (guessed on that word) but Annie's tooth has four canals! So not only did it and will it require more work, they said we owed them more money cause she had additioanl canals. I thinks its cause we live near the delta so her teeth are just mirroring our land areas. So, I am bloggin for her and I want to take care of my wonderful wife who has not only had tis today, bt alos cooked dinner for her parents adn went to Paige's First Grade Christmas program. IT was really cool and since she may feel bad tomorrow...I'm gonna blog about t next for tomorrows date

Monday, December 6, 2010

Stupid tooth:(

Well...I have to have my root canal done tomorrow:( Boo on that! Thankfully my sweet momma took Davis with her for the night , so I don't have to worry about childcare. I will drop the girls off at school and head straight to the office. She said to plan to be there about 2 hours or so. on that! Please pray that all goes well!!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sabbath Sunday!

We are trying to rest on the Sabbath! I hope everyone had a nice restful Sunday:)

Saturday, December 4, 2010


It's date night!!!! We are about to head out the door and we have some sweet friends who are babysitting for us! Thanks Bryant and Celeste;) You guys are the best!


We went downtown tonight for something called "The North Poll Stroll". It was so fun!!! They had snow blowing off the balconies onto Royal street, an exhibit at the Exploreum about the Art of the snowflake, a walk through Whoville, and lots of other fun thigs covering 6 blocks of Royal St. It was full of Christmas spirit;) The kids just loved it! We had story time in the lobby of the Battle House Hotel, and I, personally, was mesmerized by how beautiful that was! Itwas good times:)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The girls...

My little girls are playing basketball this season! Yep. You heard me right. Basketball. They don't know a single solitary thing about the sport, but they are loving learning how to play! We are playing on a team at the community center that we volunteer at on Wednesdays to tutor. They have already made lots of friends, and while they might not be MVP basketball players, it will be good for them to learn plenty of life lessons in team sports;) I can't wait until their first game!! Really, I can't wait until their uniforms come in, because let's face it, they are gonna be super cute;)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Is it really already December? I don't know why I continue to be so surprised at how fast time flies! I feel like I am always talking about, or thinking that anyway. But really! December? Almost another full year has gone by! My babies are growing up! I just need life to just slow down a little bit. Now don't get me wrong! I love what the month of December entails, with all the Christmas festivities, I just can't believe it has already made it's way back around again!