Monday, December 27, 2010

A Thank You, Christmas, An Update.

Hello again all of my lovely bloggy friends. As always things have been mighty busy here in the Adkins household with the holidays, shopping, appointments to here and there. Let me tell you, being a mom of 4 wildly crazy kids can be rather stressful at times.

I want to thank you all again for all the wonderful comments you have been leaving on my blog. You all have warmed my heart so much with your thoughtfulness, I honestly cannot think of the words to express how your comments make me feel.

Also, I received a pressie in the mail from one Teresa Kasner over at Teresa Kasner Crochet. She sent me a lovely Christmas card with a nice suprise inside.
 You see her wonderful heart? Oh it has a top honor spot on my Christmas tree. Thank you very much for your kindness here in blogland, on Rav, and over the www. Such generosity will be graciously rewarded for sure.

Now, I don't know about you but I am very happy that the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are now over and we are coming into a new year. The stress of this time of year sometimes is overwhelming to me. Trying to find all the goodies the kids want and need, trying to organize dinners and keep plans to see family. All while trying to remember the True meaning of Christmas. We read the Christmas story in the Bible as well as Twas the Night Before Christmas in this house. We make sure to say our blessings and to give our thanks to Jesus for what he has done for all of us. Then we get to the gifts. In our house, the kiddos get to open a pressie on Christmas Eve which contains new pjs and slippers. Also, the kiddos know that mom and dad get most of the pressies under the tree and Santa provides the pressies in the Stockings. Sometimes he leaves extra special gifts under the tree as well.

 I won't bore you with the hundreds of pictures I took of my kids opening their pressies but here is a great one of me telling my husband NO DON'T TAKE MY PICTURE IT IS WAY TOO EARLY FOR IT! He laughed and took many snapshots of my hands and the back of my head.

 Here are my furbabies Tinkerbell back there blending into the fireplace guarding one of her Christmas pressies and Shorty in the foreground carrying one of hers. That bone is nearly as big as her and I know her mouth stretched like that has to hurt but she doesn't seem to mind.

 My youngest son Sj patiently waiting to open some gifts. He is wearing his new How to Train a Dragon pjs which have officially became his favorite over his skateboarder pjs.

 Here is my oldest son Eddie. He is wearing his new Pheneas and Ferb pjs. As I took this picture he said, "Who's ready to open some presents? THIS GUY!" He cracks me up.

 Here is my youngest daughter Faith marching in to open the gifts. She just loves her new fleecy pjs with kitties on them. She also got pink slippers with hearts on them to match. She was like mom lets just open the gifts already.

 And my oldest daughter, Hope wearing her purple fleecy pjs with penguins. She was ready as well. She wanted to know what was in some of the strangely shaped boxes. Sadly, being 11 nearly 12 years old, she doesn't believe in Santa anymore but she has graciously agreed not to ruin the magic for the rest of the kids.

Here are Eddie and Sj sifting through the pile of pressies just getting theirs out. I said hand out the gifts guys and they decided to just get their own. Eventually though, they did manage to get all of the pressies to their rightful owners and the tearing of wrapping paper commenced.

We had a wonderful Christmas this year. The kiddos got perty much everything they asked for. They got gifts from relatives in other states and gift cards from other relatives. They loved to go shopping for themselves and to be able to pay with their own gift cards.

Oh yeah, I have an update on my denture adventure. I had my impressions made early this morning. They said I could have my wax try-ins as early as this Thursday. I don't think these will have the teeth in them I just think they will be to check my bite and to see where the teeth need to be set in the moulds. After this one I will try on a wax pair with teeth, then I will probably get my permanent teeth. I cannot wait and I am still hoping for teeth before my 31st birthday on February 1st.

That is all for now friends. Hope you all have had a wonderful holiday! Until we meet again, Be Blessed.


  1. Your kids look like they had a fabulous Christmas! And big congratulations on going forward with your dental work. I know you'll love having a new smile!


  3. Dear Erin, I'm so pleased you like your heart ornament! :-)

    I loved seeing the kids and you and the tree and all the fun.

    You and I are both waiting for teeth.. I have 2 implants coming very soon. I can't wait to see your new smile TA DA!!

      *H*A*P*P*Y* *N*E*W* *Y*E*A*R*!*

    Teresa :-)

  4. The heart ornament is lovely. Such great pics of your children and the magical time of Christmas

    Such a moving story Erin, it must have taken such courage for you to share it with us, i hope 2011 is a very special year for you and that all is finalised in time for your own special birthday celebration