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Sunday, March 03, 2013

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss, oh how we look forward to your birthday every year! Our day began with some Green Eggs and Ham. Then Thing 1 and Thing 1, cupcakes of course! The Lorax played on the TV while I cleaned the kitchen, then we read some books and ate cake at the library to celebrate! We played some Dr. Seuss Bingo and Jaxon won two books! He got a pencil, some stickers and a tattoo for his arm. Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss, we look forward to next year!










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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

2013...week one

I love new beginnings. They motivate me. Our lives are so busy and we have been so exhausted trying to keep up with everything and not doing it in any kind of organized fashion. It has caused my husband and I to be irritable and tired. So, we decided we needed to do something about it.

-So far this week I have lost 4 lbs.
-We are working out together. 5:30 am.
-I have started juicing. Wow, the health benefits are unbelievable.
-I've read from my bible everyday following a reading plan to read through the bible in 52 weeks.
-We are working on a house To Do List with the goal to complete one project by the last day of every month.
-Sundays are church, meal planning, grocery shopping, kids clothes laid out for the school week, and do our weekly budget.
-I've read for at least five minutes every night (currently reading The Shack).
-I've tried 4 new recipes. How did we live without pinterest?

Without a doubt I can say we have started off on the right foot in 2013. I feel like we are getting some things accomplished, and it feels great!!



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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

From our family to yours, we wish all of you a very Merry Christmas!

Love, The McKnight Family



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Monday, December 24, 2012

'Twas The Night Before Christmas...

...and all through the house, all my creatures have been stirring, but thankfully no signs of a mouse!!

The day began with some surprise presents under the tree with notes not to open until noon on Christmas Eve. Talk about torturing your kids! Around 11:30 we gave in and let them open up their Christmas Eve packages. Each child got a new pair of PJ's, a movie, a new Christmas mug and some hot cocoa. I think this will be a new tradition for our family.

The boys just finished a gingerbread train, we have party mix in the oven, reindeer food made, and cookies for Santa ready to bake. The boys tracked Santa in Paris, France about a half hour ago, so it won't be long now! Talk about some excited little boys!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!








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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Greetings

Not only do I love receiving Christmas cards, but I love sending them. I had good intentions, coupon discount codes and free shipping offers, but still never seemed to catch everyone at home, or awake, at the same time to capture a picture to order my cards. I reluctantly decided to just skip out on the entire ordeal this year until I received my first Christmas card and decided this was a Christmas tradition I was not willing to sacrifice because I was tired, busy or just plain lazy. So last night I hurriedly whipped one together with pictures taken throughout the year, placed an order though a one hour photo lab, picked them up on my lunch break today and have managed to address nearly all 50 tonight so I can mail them out tomorrow. What a relief! Now If I can just manage to finish my shopping and wrapping! Oh my!


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Thursday, November 29, 2012

No Texting! Wear your Seat Belt! Turn the Music Down!

Today our oldest took his driver's test, passed and was given a Driver's license...oh my! I did okay when he got his permit a year ago. Shed a few tears when he applied for, interviewed and got hired for his first job back in May. Got kind of sick to my stomach when he signed his first car loan. And am a nervous wreck now that he has a license to drive. By himself. In a car. Without me. Did I mention, BY HIMSELF!? Time can go ahead and slow down. Like, now!

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Welcome Back, Buddy!

This morning we awoke to find our scout elf, Buddy, had arrived back at our house for another holiday season. He even made breakfast and brought with him a dusting and flurry of snow! I just wonder what mischief he will get into this year? Reporting back to Santa every night, we just never know where we will find Buddy when we wake up each morning. Let the fun begin!

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Christmas, Christmas time is here...

...Time for Joy and time for Cheer. Why I do believe this is the earliest the McKnight-Griswalds have ever gotten the tree up; and oh what a relief! Our night ended with the downtown Christmas stroll, Christmas parade, a visit with Santa and Chinese food for dinner. It doesn't get much more American than that folks. 'Tis the Season!


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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Turkey Day 2012

Another Thanksgiving has come and gone and all day I have reminisced about my childhood, my uncle Tommy coming home from Nashville to help grandma get the turkey and dressing baked, my granny's coconut cake, my aunt Cindy's potato salad, and those amazing brown and serve rolls with the squeezable butter. Being so far away from home makes the holidays hard, but I am so thankful for my family unit here in Wyoming. This year we were blessed in having our billet son James with us to celebrate the holiday. I know deep down he is missing his family like crazy just as we are. Now that dinner is over, the teens are Black Friday shopping and the younger boys are settling down for the night, I want to say Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends and family, we love each and every one of you.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Steer Riding to Ice Hockey...and a little Soccer in between!

Since moving to Wyoming our seven year old has been all about trying new sports. Of course we have continued with the traditional soccer, but this Summer we added steer riding to his hobbies and now that Winter has arrived we are trying out ice hockey. This kid keeps us on our toes and our pocket books dry. Neither sport is cheap (the cost of equipment makes your mouth drop open), but the excitement and learning process that he is experiencing is priceless. At least protective headgear is required for both and hopefully all his teeth will remain intact! Thank goodness only one of his is permanent! Love my precious boys!

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