Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas in Murrieta . . .

Christmas jammies!
Mom/Grandma Moore joins us for present opening.
Gifts from Santa.
A laptop for Megan gets a BIG reaction!
Mom scores a major deal on Madison's Fur Real puppy.
Brandon is surprised to find he got a laptop too! (But he gets to share with Mom and Dad.)
Eric LOVES his new drink cups that keeps his drinks EXTRA cold! His favorite gift . . . good job Megan and Donna!
Jason can't believe he got a phone! (It's not new but he doesn't care!)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve With The Connors 2008

Madison & Brandon preparing cookies for Santa and for us!
Courtney & Darby join Brandon for the decorating.
We had a fun silly string war in the culdasac.
Madison & Courtney sprinkle Reindeer Dust on the lawn for Rudolph.
Wow! This guy is an electrician!!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Santa Clause

I got Mom's Santa that Grandma Babe painted for her when Mom moved into her apartment. I've been wanting to get it framed but figured it would be expensive. Della suggested covering the old wood with fabric. (She's so cleaver!!) So, I headed to Walmart today to look for possible fabrics keeping in mind the bright limeish green Grandma Babe choose for the background. (I should have taken a better "before" picture!)

I am so excited with how it turned out. It cost me $12 to cover it including the quilt batting.
The corners didn't quite turn out like I wanted so I made some fabric bands for all the corners. Everything is stapled on. (Grandma Babe loved the invention of staple guns!)
Tada! Santa is now over the fireplace just like he was when I was a kid! (I just noticed the date stamp on my picture - 12/11 the date we celebrated Dad's bithday! How fitting I get the bee in my bonnet to do this today in honor of his step mother!) As I was working on this project and tearing off the layers of foil paper and exposed the rough bare wood she used, I couldn't help feel close to her as she made the frame herself!! What an amazing woman!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Jason Schauers MVP!!!

Jason earned MVP lineman at his football banquet. We were so excited for him as out of the 26 boys, only 7 got the MVP awards! His friend Tanner received MVP for Defensive Line. The coach had some amazing things to say about Jason. It was a great experience for our family.

Football Cookies For Jason's Banquet

I volunteered (what was I thinking??) to make football cookies for Jason's team banquet. Two days and 6 hours later, they were done! They were a big hit and very yummy!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

"Kevin Gallaugher Is Brilliant!"

Says the commentator of the Toro's National Division II Soccer Final game. We think he's pretty brilliant as well -- especially since he is my nephew! My sister Della, husband Richard, two of their kids Mike and Julie along with his Aunt Mickie got to go to Tampa Florida to cheer on the team this weekend. They won their semi-final game on Friday which made them eligible for the TV aired finals today (Sunday!). We TiVo'd the game and saw as much as we could before our 1pm church and then had Mary Alice, kids & Mom join us after church to recap and see the final 3-0 score! He was named MVP of the final tournament. So cool to be able to see him on TV!! Way to go Kev!!!! For more info and action photos go to: