One Family's Journey through " Trials, Triump's & The Teen Years"...

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Catchin up and a Winner!! ( JSYK, Your all winners to me...;)

Hey Girlz!!! As you all know, last week I had a giveaway to get some of my bloggy GF's in the spotlight and to also get our dear , sweet, Keli some votes in the Photo contest that she has been chosen a finalist in @ 5 Minutes for Mom--wooo hooo!!
Well, my precious friends, our very own Jennifer of My Life with Four Kids showed the most love, Congrats Jen!!! Please email me with your shipping address, WOOOHOOOO, You Rock Jen!!
Since I haven't been on here...( soooooooobs) I have had some time to get out and see the world. It isn't all its cracked up to be, but I did do something fun with the fam. We went a huntin at our local tree farm ( as we do yearly) for the tree that shall be adorned in all of our Christmas splendor!!I shall now take you along on that journey!!.............
We arrived full of energy for the task ahead, and they were off!!! Lil P and Big A thought a few times that they had found 'THE ONE" But alas, it wasn't to be.... Big A attempted to venture off on his own to find the fairest tree in all the land but Syd was trailing right behind him, she has a good
eye. And lil P made a made a dash for one 12 feet tall....



Foiled once again by the barren empty back side, that we are all familiar with. Just then, a Christmas Miracle happened, all of the Allens agreed on a tree! (Frankly , I think we were all exhausted and they all started looking the same!!) As we left the Tree Patch, we felt like we were now ready to Face the world -A job well Done....
I am off now to catch up on all of your blogs that I have missed oh so much, and I for one hope to never have this distance between us again.... Much Love LA
(*oh and can anyone of you brilliant , intelligent, thoughtful ladies puleazzzze help me to put my bloggy awards in my sidebar?? :) I know, I'm not as together as you made it up in your mind that I am.... :O ) Thanks , LYLAS

17 comments:

Megan said...

Looks like a fun outing! Glad you finally decided on a tree so you didn't have to go tree-less this year. ;0)

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Oh I love picking out a tree..something seems odd to me here in Minnesota...how can you pick a tree out in a sweatshirt???Bummer...I want to move to warmer climate. You will have to check mine out after Thanksgiving cuz the gear that we get into for tree cutting is insane...takes us 40 minutes to get undressed!

Jennifer said...

YAY!!! I'm so excited!! I'm even more excited that you are back!!! I haven't posted much at all lately...been pretty bummed about the job situation, but this brightens my day a bit! So, For that, I thank you and love you!!! Jen

Jennifer said...

Ok...Now, where do I find your email? LOL!!

He And Me + 3 said...

What a fun trip. I always wanted to go pick out a tree for Christmas instead of unpack it from the box and then try and shove it back in after Christmas each year. Wonder if that will ever happen? Can't wait to see the tree all dressed up. Post pics once you get it decorated:)

Elaine said...

Awww, great pictures, looks like a lot of fun.

Congrats to Jennifer, she sure does show the love...

Robyn said...

That looks like a wonderful time. I remember doing that in Oregon with my kids. Now we just head out to the woods and cut one down. seems as if you are missing some snow, and i could send some your way. It's snowing right now as I type this.

Hugs
Robyn

Abra said...

Looks like you had fun! I remember one time, my hubby brought home a tree and it was just like from a story book, perfectly proportioned and everything!
I love it when that happens!

Rob and Amy said...

Leah,
Thank you so much for your comment. I had heard about the Wedding Blues as well, and I think that is where I'm at. I wanted our newlywed bliss to last longer. And yes..it is still there, but it's just been robbed (i feel) by this unexpected layoff from my job. It has just put a lot of stress on us! At any rate, thank you so much for your sweet comment. I truly appreciate it.

Betty said...

Just save the picture of the award´s and upload to the sidebar, like you did with the other pic´s you have there.

Happy Thanksgiving!

goodfather said...

Ahh, I love visiting the tree farm! I'm glad you found a tree - nothing beats a freshly-cut Christmas tree, heh. Nice pictorial!

HeatherPride said...

Looks like fun! And I can't believe I'm seeing Christmas tree pictures with people dressed in short sleeves! Wow!

Keli said...

And I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for the votes! It appears that I'm waaayyy behind but that's ok! I'm just happy that I made it to the finals! : ) Thanks again Leah for having this contest and congrats to Jennifer for winning! And what a cool prize! Love the tree hunting photos! We get a real tree every so often but I think I'm going artificial this year! Happy Thanksgiving! xoxo Keli

nikkicrumpet said...

One more reason I do faux lol. No really it looks like you all had a great time...and nothing smells better than a fresh tree!

Becky said...

Yay!! Christmas is coming...all the signs are there!

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Tabitha Blue said...

Looks like fun!! Have fun decorating. We have ours up and I love it!! :)

JanaBanana said...

How fun :) We sometimes go out in the forest to get a tree... but all my tree's are up so early Nov 1st that they have to be artificial :)
12.5 foot, 9.5 foot, 7.5 foot...
How are you doing???
I see you are addicted to the "Books"
I havent read them yet... I say yet because my daughter is turnng 16 on the 15th and we got her the first one :)