Friday, December 30, 2011

Winter vacation

If you missed the post about our last vacation where hubby made up for missing Sweetest Day by taking over all my duties(minus the sewing) I just have to say, he did it again =)  I know I'm truly blessed to have such an amazing spouse, though sometimes I forget that, say when they attack you w/ morning breath bc, hey, they just wanna kiss or the many other bodily functions men are to in tuned with and feel the need to share.  I woke up the other day to not only see him filling out the meal calendar but making a grocery list!  Now hes made list before don't get me wrong, that usually consist of brats, buns, and beer the essentials.  This time, I looked like the slacker compared to his list.  Not only did he drag all 3 girls shopping, during their lunch time, but he came home and spent 2 hours chopping everything up.  I will admit I was very impressed. Until it hit me I would be expected to take over this task for the rest of the time.

Kemaily new website

I am excited to annouce we are working on getting our official website up and running as an online store front!! You will be able to order whatever you want whenever you want!  We still have a few kinks to work out but it won't be much longer.  I want to thank each and everyone of you for your support!  We wouldn't have made it as far as we have if it wasn't for amazing people such as yourself!  Our dream for the family business is quickly becoming a reality!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Card 2011

Christmas would not be complete without a screaming baby on Santa's lap.  We almost had the same exact expression from last year but this year it was daddy who did the drop off. 



Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Kids and Baking

My husband has been telling me for months that people are requesting cookies. To all you working moms who can handle working 40 hours away from home and come home and be a domestic diva, I bow down to you.  I can barely keep up working from home running a business and all that entails,  homeschooling, house duties, errands, and kids!   So today since I no longer have an excuse the girls and I baked over 12 dozen cookies.  Nothing says let's kick off Christmas break and the end of Christmas orders like standing in a kitchen with 3 little helpers(2 helpers, 1 pint size tyrant) and baking, baking, baking, and baking some more!  The girls of course loved the dumping of the contents and and opening the bags of Hershey's kisses, while Kiley just snuck them by the fist fulls trying to destroy the evidence.  That didn't work out to well since she had chocolate drool all down her shirt and around her mouth.  After dinner I finished up making the cornflake wreaths and I made the mistake of leaving the gate open.  We learned that mistake when baby shrek entered the room. 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Terrible 2 fun

We thought today was going to be one of those great days since our little miss K, in her full on terrible 2's was in a good mood when she woke up.  We were sadly mistaken.  In less then an hour she has pulled books off the bookshelves and ripped pages intentionally, dug into the pantry and threw a can of tomatoes at her sisters foot, smacked her sister for not letting her scribble all over her schoolwork*gasp*.  Then proceed to grab her other school books and bite them, really?  It's like living with a puppy some days with all the messes you have the pleasure of cleaning up.  Even now as I write she has climbed up on the chair and is using me as a human jungle gym sliding down my back as a slide yelling 'weeeeeee'.......Once finished says 'sorry momma' and proceeds to do it again and again.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

It goes on and on my friend, remember that awful song?

Oh my goodness!  Our life has been crazy the last couple weeks, something that everyone can relate to I'm guessing.  Between Thanksgiving, the craft show, then our roof leaking, our brand NEW roof that is! Then it happened to be the room where I keep all my supplies for business/workout room, oh what a nightmare that was.  Now add in the last minute Christmas shopping, school, orders, supply shopping, and throw in a bit 'track down a contractor' game, errands, not being able to run while kids nap, while trying to find the supplies you do have that are now sitting in multiple piles in another room unorganized is enough to make you want to have a meltdown(that is if you haven't already).  We do not have good luck with contractors, that experience did not go well.  On the bright side 2008's layoffs paid off since my husband worked construction on the side =)   Now we can re-insulate/drywall the ceiling(I needed a good arm workout), finish Christmas shopping, Transfer everything BACK into place, wrap presents, school, deal with toddler meltdowns, finish orders, start/finish our annual bake a million cookies for the guys at work, aaaaaand them sit back and relax.  The only catch?  Hubbys sick.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Cookie Fun

Today was our annual frost a million sugar cookies day.  It is impossible to walk away hungry with all the temptation to lick off the frostings on ones fingers.  There might have been a few instances where we purposely frost fingers*looking around innocently*.  Now my wonderful girls are hopped up on sugar and running around like wild animals! 

Just woke up from nap and digging into all the sprinkles

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Is it done yet?!

Yesterday was the craft show at Parcells Holiday Bazaar in Grosse Pointe Woods.  It started out busy and with us rushing around to get everything perfect and by lunch, slowed on down to a steady trickle.  Mind you I was sitting there like a puppy who had been cooped up in their cage to long.  I am not one for sitting still, I don't know if it's OCD and 3 wonderful children to clean up after or the fact I get bored sitting but I have to move!  Preferably run.  I'm the mom that runs through the house, back n forth, upstairs, down stairs, while telling the other kids no to do as I do*gasp*.  I can't even sew sitting!  Just the thought of parking myself in a chair makes my back cry and age 10 years.  Instead I prefer to stand at the counter and sew everything that way.  Thankfully I convinced my husband to do an entire wall of cabinets, who knew they would later become my sewing section of the house!  Now, begins the 'oh crap I forgot about that' part of the Holidays!  I secretly enjoy this part =)