Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Happy Birthday to you my dear Katie.
Yes you see things right. She is 13 and we have a tree with pink balloons. no it is not a bubble gum tree. You see since she was 2 years old we have taken down the Christmas decorations and decorated it with balloons for her birthday. This always made her day special.

Monday, December 22, 2008


Our BBQ had about 7 inches. The dog had to hop like a rabbit to get anywhere.
Now the wind is blowing. That will make driving conditions unsafe. Everyone that is traveling Drive safely.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

3 shopping days till Christmas!

Merry Christmas Family and Friends.

Yes, believe it or not I am done with Christmas shopping. I have never been done before Christmas eve. I have broken my own tradition.

I love going out with all the last minute shoppers trying to find that just perfect gift and when I do stand in the longest line just to think to myself why did I not finish a month ago. I also love driving out on 17th street and re-learning my defensive driving. I started my shopping early this year. This took a lot of stress away.

I even have all the gifts wrapped and under the tree. Makes the kids ask questions which is always fun.

Tonight Jeff went to work and the kids and I took a drive over to their cousins house {Heather and Chelsea} and exchanged gifts. Andrew Got the most craziest thing a glow in the dark football. It was so cool. The girls got wall hangings to hang pictures and socks and headbands. That football was the limelight of the night. I wished I could have realized what makes a little 8 year old boy excited. He is definitely all BOY!! Thanks girls.

After that we delivered a few others and then out to Iona and saw two houses that were all decked out with lights and music that you tune in with your car radio. They were awesome.

Mondays-activity will be the Idaho Museum to see all the Christmas displays.

Tuesday-will be Mutual for the girls and Date night with Andrew.

Wednesday-Out to Great Grandpas to celebrate his birthday.

Thursday-Christmas day talk about why we celebrate Christmas and read the story out of the scriptures. Then open gifts. Then off to Jeff's Brother's house to exchange gifts. It is great to have most family here. My sister and family is in Seattle they and my mom from Anchorage are coming in January this year.

It will be fun to see them.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


1 large box of corn chex or crispix
1 large box of golden grahms
2 cups coconut
1 cup slivered almonds

cook 1 1/2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
2 cups light karo syrup
boil on high for 2 minutes stirring constantly and pour over ceral mixture. Spread out onto was paper and let dry for a few hours. still is kinda sticky but, is very yummy. Enjoy!!!

Wow, I cannot believe how time flies when you are having fun. I love Christmas time and remembering why we celebrate this special day (Jesus birth). So fun to put all the Christmas decorations up but most of all the nativities that I have. Talking about each peice with my kids and the signifance they have when they are all together.
Now on the gifting side:

I don't know about you but my kids don't want much. They just want they just want something that is pricey. Family and extended family are done and mailed off now I can sit back and make treats for the neighbors and my co-workers. The house is tiddied up with the kids help everyday. One less thing to worry about.

I made goodies for V.T. today. See above recipe.


Saturday, December 6, 2008


BOY! OH BOY! THESE BOYS ARE HANDSOME. Today was the big day. Andrew our youngest is baptized today. Andrew was so excited and kinda nervous at the same time. He was all full of smiles. After the confirmation Andrew said he felt all warm and good inside. He has always been a polite kid but seemed to be more so coming home wanting to get all the doors for me.

It feels like yesterday I gave birth to him. He should not be old enough to get baptized. We take so much for granted until little moments like these wake us up and realize that we have it all. I am thankful to be a mother to my daughters and son. And a wife to my husband.

I had to take a class for 4 weeks in October of this past year, mandatory for my job and it was pretty intense. The homework was awful and the tests on Mondays made me sick. I was really grouchy but, my daughters pitched in and did a lot of the cooking and Andrew helped with keeping the house cleaned. I was kinda a reclouse during this time. I could never go back to school and get my RN, my kids need me too much and I was really grouchy. I am so grateful to have raised such great kids. Well I kinda got off the subject here. Just like to ramble.


Grandma and Grandpa Edwards came and Great Grandpa has not been doing well his cancer has made him homebound. We were blessed that he was well enough to come and stand in as a wittness. We LOVE you Grandma and Pa's.

Andrew and his best friend Josh. Josh is 5 days older than Andrew. They pretty much do everything together and like the same girls...

This is my Great Aunt Ruth and her daughter Kathy. We LOVE you...

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Christmas Pictures

TThis is the Christmas picture
I am sending out this year.
We took these for family night.
It was a lot of fun and the kids
had a lot of giggles.
Hope everyone enjoys these as
much as we had fun making them.
Merry Christmas
May your Holidays be
as peacefully silent as ours.
Love, The Edwards Family

About US

Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
I am a mother of 3 beautiful kids. 16, 14 and 9. I am pretty busy with the three all in different schools. I am married to a wonderful husband for 18 years and he works hard and has had many medical trials in the last 18 years. I tell him to quit being so tuff...God only gives you what you can handle. I continue to work night shifts at EIRMC with the best nurses around. I love my job most days. I get to meet great people. My husband works long hours too with BCSO, he gets to work days. We both love what we do. Enjoy reading about our crazy life that isn't any different from anyone else's.