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I was not going to do my regular 25 days of Christmas fun this year. We are/have been in the middle of moving twice, and I just wasn't up to planning all of the craziness. It worked out, because it has definitely been crazy around here, as well as full of sickness. All 5 kids have had what I think to be the flu. I googled the symptoms the other day and was laughing out loud at the exact accuracy. "Comes on suddenly, fever, aches, runny nose, watery eyes." Yep, yep, yep! They forgot to add, "whining, crying, incessant coughing like nails on a chalkboard!!!!!" 
Anyway, the other day, I got into the Christmas spirit and really wanted to make sure we pull our focus in on why we celebrate this time of year. I made a 12 Days of Christmas box and planned some of our usual Christmas fun ideas…some days are more involved and exciting than others :) 
We are looking at different sayings/words/phrases we see and hear around Christmas time and discussing what those things …

Ninja Turtle Night

They fit their respective Ninja Turtles perfectly. They ARE the characters from the show/movie. It was only fitting that they all go as such this Halloween. If you know anything about TMNT, consider yourselves familiar with each of our boys. 

Oh and they gained a new baby turtle :)  

(the descriptions below are actual descriptions from TMNT…read  and know that it might as well be about our children (and if you actually do know our kids very well, be prepared to be astounded at the similarities) I think I actually birthed the Ninja Turtles)
Mikey aka Josiah funny, the jokester, free-spirited, loving, M.C., class clown, stylin, and even has the favorite color orange, youngest turtle

Raph aka Eli The rebel, fearsome and fearless, fighter, strong-minded, questions authority, has a temper and has trouble mastering his emotions, likes to be alone and have space

Donny aka Titus brainy, creative, inventive, problem-solver, talker

Leo aka Justus The leader, disciplined, the big brother, seriou…

Even when He says, "No"

We Christians say it all the time. "God answers prayers!!!" or of course, "God is good!" It is so right and good to say those things, but why don't we also shout it from the roof top when things don't go as planned? 
We didn't get the house we wanted! "God is good!!!"
Our house still hasn't sold!! "God answers prayers!!!"
Today I want to tell you why I still feel like those things are so true even when things aren't going the way we thought they would be going. We made an offer on a house that we thought was the one. This house had a huge backyard, was on a golf course, had secret hideaways, hidden rooms to play in, a large downstairs, and even a full-sized refrigerator and freezer side by side in the kitchen, not to mention the giant pantry (what more could a family with 4 boys ask for?!!) Well, here's the thing. It was at the top of our price range, and while we could afford it, we would have been living at the top of ou…

Pumpkins and Pictures Galore

haha I love Josiah's face! (not a fan of the pumpkin goop)

But definitely a fan of the tools

She couldn't take her eyes off of Umple Jack's SCARY costume!! I think this was pre-cry.

Hamming it up :)

A little football of course!