Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Happy Birthday Max...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Max,
Happy Birthday to you.

My honey is 31 today...if you are reading this, leave a comment wishing Max a Happy Birthday!

P.S. Andrew is feeling much better. Prayer definitely works!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

AHA January Sale-A-Bration...

I'm so excited! Tomorrow at 1 pm ET, At Home America's HUGE January Sale-A-Bration goes live! I've got my wish list, and I'm planning on placing my order as soon as possible! I just found out the sale is going to include about 200 items up to 80% off! I LOVE a sale!!!

You can check out the sale tomorrow afternoon; there will be a link at www.athome.com/dawnhopkins. Please email me if you're interested in purchasing anything. To place an order, I'll need $150 in sales, so talk to your friends about ordering together. Once you get the $150, email me and I'll place the order. You also get a great bonus - free $$$ to spend in the new catalog (there's a link on the bottom of the above website) PLUS a half-price item! How cool is that?

The sale is first come, first serve, so you'll want to place your orders quick to make sure your favorite items don't sell out! Because of the sale and taking inventory, etc., orders won't be shipped until the 22nd, but I think that's a small price to pay for those deals! :)

There's a couple other specials running right now; just email me and I'll send you a pdf file. In a nutshell, though, here they are:

  • if you spend $50 or more, you can buy a Surprise Package (worth $50) for only $9.99
  • if you spend $75 or more, you can purchase the Real Deal (a set of two adorable vases featured on the back page of the 2007 catalog) for only $9.99
  • if you're the one collecting the orders, you're eligible for some fabulous deals if you collect $300 or more at one time

I think that's all for my commercial right now. I'll post later if I've forgotten anything!

Max's Birthday eve...


Tonight, we went out to dinner with Mom and Dad and Kristy and Cameron for Max's birthday. We went to our new favorite place to take the boys - Fuddruckers. Yummy hamburgers - and hot dog for Will! After dinner, we picked up Max's ice cream cake from Brusters - oreo ice cream "pie". It looks so good, but we're saving it for tomorrow.


Poor Andrew has been a bit sick tonight. He's been spitting up quite a bit. He doesn't have a fever, though, and his spirits are up, so we're hoping and praying that it's just a sour stomach. I hate it when my baby's are sick. :(


Of course, being sick doesn't keep this one out of trouble. I left Andrew on my bed drinking a bottle of sugar water and came back to the little stinker trying to get on the computer! I guess he's taking after Will!


New Year's Eve...



For New Year's Eve, Aunt Wanda aka Aunt Peaches, Uncle Roy aka Uncle Lucky, Jenny, Rob, Tyler and Conner came up. The boys enjoyed playing with their cousins; it's amazing to see 5 boys all within a few years of each other. Mom and Dad outdid themselves with food this year - we had filet mignon and crab cakes for dinner on the 31st. Then for lunch on New Year's Day, we had even more steak and crab cakes, plus some shrimp that Max and I steamed (so proud of ourselves for that one!). Out of 5 pounds of shrimp, only a small ziplock bag-full was left over. This family can definitely put away the seafood!

Christmas morning, part two..

After opening gifts at our house, we headed to Mom & Dad's. Christian got a Radio Flyer tricycle, which he thoroughly enjoyed driving all over the basement. Will was a crazy man, ripping open presents left and right! Christian took a much more leisurely approach to Christmas, opening one at a time and studying each gift! Andrew just sat back and enjoyed the mayhem!

I got a sewing machine from Mom & Dad; Mom tried to teach me how to sew, but I'm pretty pathetic - and I'm just sewing on paper at this point! For now, I'm going to use the machine for my scrapbooking, but I hope to move to actual fabric at some point! :) Max got me some beautiful jewelry - a diamond necklace AND a sapphire and diamond ring! I don't know what I did to deserve all that, but I'm not complaining! :)

Max got a whole bunch of goodies for Christmas - books and dvds and games and clothes and candles and a giftcard for the video game store. I think he was a happy camper too! Now I'm stumped as to what to get him for his birthday! Any ideas, please email me - and soon - the big day is tomorrow!



Christmas morning, part one...



Christmas morning at our house...




Christmas Eve pics...





It seems like forever since I've posted, but these past few weeks have been crazy hectic. We didn't even send out Christmas cards this year. I'm VERY glad 2007 has come - more than I can say.
We took these pictures of the boys on Christmas Eve - had to bribe Will and Christian with presents to pose with their baby brother. None of the photos turned out "perfect", but I love the interactions between the boys that were captured. And notice the finished new floors in the living room. My body has finally stopped aching from installing them, but the finished product was definitely worth it.
In a couple of the pictures, you can see some little trees. We decided against putting up the big tree this year, but we put up a set of three smaller trees - one for each boy. Will and Christian put all the ornaments on, and seemed tickled to have trees that were their size. I felt guilty for not having the big tree up, but they were happy, so I guess all is well. :)


 
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