Monday, December 29, 2008


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We are still here!!

The Olson's are all still here and doing very well. We have been enjoying the wonderful holiday season and lots of time togther, which means not too much time to myself for blogging.
We had a really great Christmas filled with family, food, gifts, laughs, memories and even tears. I really love this time of year and it seems like it just comes and goes so quickly. The New Year is quickly upon us and it always makes me reflect and think about the year that has past. I must say that our little family has been truly blessed this year. I can look back at all of the "little" things that happened and know that my Heavenly Father was there for us in so many ways. I am thankful for the friends and family that surround us and the wonderful examples you are to us. We are looking forward to another amazing year, come what may, and hope that you and yours will be blessed in the year to come.
I feel like there are SO many things and little events that I could blog about, but I don't have that much time, so look for future posts in the New Year that will show you how we spent our Christmas Season.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Remember this? This was the scene last year. Apparently, we are in for it again.

I hope I don't get a snowball thrown at me for this. My family and I LOVE the snow! Most excited of all - KEVIN!! He totally loves snow. Mr. Weatherman has been saying all week that we will get a good amount of snow on Friday and Saturday. I can't even tell you how excited Kevin and the kids are for the white stuff to fall and bury us all. Most people hate the snow. It makes a mess, causes accidents and it is so cold. I love how it looks. I love to grab a warm blanky, a cup of hot cocoa and a good book and watch it fall. I love the feeling it gives me at this time of year, but I don't LOVE it like Kevin and my kids do.

So if any of you see a crazy bunch of "kids" playing out side all weekend, if in fact we do get some snow, it's probably my family. They already have their snow gear and sleds out and ready to go. Feel free to start a snowball fight with them, I am SURE they would welcome it:) Have a great weekend!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Scent-sational Last Minute Christmas Gifts

Are you done with your Christmas shopping yet? Most of you are, but I am NOT!! If there is anyone out there like me who is not done with their shopping yet and needs an idea, how about this one - SCENTSY!! Whether for yourself or someone else, Scentsy makes a great gift. If you or anyone you know would like some Scentsy products, I can take orders up until December 13 for guaranteed Christmas delivery. If it's not for Christmas then I can take your order whenever you like:)

Just in case you were wondering, the December scent of the month is Hearth & Home, spices of the season mixed with Sweet Bayberry, smells great!! The warmers of the month are Cyprus and Malta, they have a Mediterranean feel and look to them, they are BEAUTIFUL!! If you are curious, check out the link to my Scentsy page on the side-bar to the right.

Have a wonderful weekend and a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

*If you would like to set up a smelling session give me a call or leave me a message and I would be more than happy to arrange that for you as well.*

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

My Gift To You

In keeping with the giving spirit of the holiday season, my gift to you all is this one suggestion:


I promise you, you won't be disappointed. It is the perfect book to read especially at this time of year. I bought this book almost three weeks ago in Spokane. Kevin got to it first and read it in about two days. Kevin is not a big reader and he REALLY loved this book. He kept asking me when I was going to start reading it. Last night I took Jacob to TKD and left the girls home with Kevin and took the book with me. I couldn't put it down after that. I started the book at 6:00 pm and had it all read by exactly midnight. I had a few interruptions through out the night that slowed me down but I am glad I stuck with it and read it all. I was sitting in my bed in tears at midnight. Kevin rolls over and looks at me and says, "You finished the book, didn't you."

When you do read the book I would love to know how you felt about it. Merry Christmas and happy reading

P.S. The book is based on the true, personal story of Glenn Beck. It just makes it that much better. Curious yet?

Monday, December 1, 2008


I have had a VERY. LONG. Day.

Jacob said he was sick, which he was at 4:00 am when he was puking out his lungs. He stays home from school, only to have more energy than a whole classroom full of children and was completely bored all day. Next time he is so going to school.

Kelsie is two. At home all day with a big brother who is bored. Enough said.

Kayla had her first major breakdown EVER this evening. I have never seen her behave this way. Major temper tantrum. I had to punish her by having her miss gymnastics tonight, which was a HUGE punishment to her. This made her even more upset. Not a good situation for Kevin to come home to after a long day at work for him. I feel awful about the whole thing. She got over it after about 30 minutes, but I am just feeling like the worst mom in the world.
Dinner was nothing amazing. I didn't get a lesson or anything prepared for tonight's FHE. What a day. I can't wait for tomorrow. I am hoping for more smiles and less crying, frowny faces in the Olson home on Tuesday. On the plus side, I remade my page layout. Pretty proud of myself!