Sunday, December 16, 2007


*These Photo's compliments of*

If you need me, I'll be digging out after this:

When I'm finished digging myself out of this snowy mess, 9+ inches in some areas,
you'll find me out and about with my boys having some fun:

But not before I tell you that we had a really long night last night with Benjamin.

He woke up a minimum of three times last night. Each time crying and not returning to sleep for at least 30minutes or more. (Time always drags when it's the middle of the night and you have a little one that is crying and you cannot figure out why) Which means lots of switching snuggles from mom and dad. I don't know if it was because he's getting his little canine teefers in, or maybe he just felt like being up with all the snow fall blanking our snow yard once again, but both Bigdogg and I are ZONKED out of our Fruit cake.
As this is being typed smells of turkey bacon and scrambled eggs are coming from the kitchen, and sadly, all I can think about is climbing back into my bed to catch up on my zzzzzz's.

However, I am the type that once I'm up, I'm up, and I've never been much of a sleeper, even though today I am just sluggish and dragging. But we have things to do, sermons to listen to, places to shovel, hills to sled down on, and to finish it all up with a visit to see a very very real looking Santa at Yorktown Mall, in Lombard Illinois. Feel free to join us if you'd like. You'll find me near the tree house and Bigdogg near the train.

Finally, the awards of the day!


He catches flies just like his big brother and his mom!

And where is Sullivan in all this sleeping mix?
He's up, of course, and ready to start the day.

Just like his tired tired mommy.

Welcome to Crustybeef~
Have a great day!
How's that for a fabulous embrace?
All pictures taken today of the Crusty family.

Thank you for stopping by and have yourself a great day again!


abbagirl74 said...

How absolutely adorable!

Cheryl said...

I'm like you...once I'm up, I'm up, no matter how tired. Even when I'm sick. I hope you sleep so well tonight. I should say I hope your boys do so you can.

Wow! All that snow. How pretty. And what a lot of work..shoveling, etc.. Have fun sledding. I wish I could join you.

The Real Mother Hen said...

So much snow you have there :)
And the kids, oh they looked so cute when they were sound asleep :)

Cheryl said...

My elf ladder makes the tree. We have an elf with our names, and one for our old bird. Emily wanted one for JD but I said not this year. I bought mine from a craft show, and every year I've bought one for families as gifts. When they have a new child, I buy a new elf to add to the ladder. I found the web site for you. They're even better looking in person.

Portia said...

Awesome pictures! Yours, I mean:) Sorry to hear about the rough night. I am still in the throes of (mostly) sleepless nights myself. Catching up at this point is not possible. I hope you guys had a wonderful day in your winter wonderland and stayed warm too! Out for sledding and building snow forts and in for hot chocolate?? Sounds perfect!

mosiacmind said...

Sweet pictures of the boys. I hope that you and yours are having a good day.

Anonymous said...

i am still trying to catch up on sleep from that night!!!!! We make so good looking boys!!


Tink said...

What beautiful children you have! I really love the first picture the most. So peaceful.

KYRIE said...

How ya doin today:) Your kids are so cute!
Take care!

Mary said...

The children are so beautiful. I especially identify with the picture of your hands. Sleepless nights give way to loving memories. That's as it should be.

Cheryl said...

I'm watching a show on the Travel Channel about pizza, and they're featuring Gino's Pizza. Gino's East looks very cool with all the graffiti. Is that a place you go to? Chicago and NY seem to be the big pizza towns. I love pizza, and had Chicago style in the spring when I was in Aurora. We ordered way too much, having no idea that this was pizza. We're used to the thin kind here.

Kelly Jene said...

Awwwwww! Those pictures are too sweet! I'm sorry you're tired... hopefully you are catching up on zzz's as I type this. Take care friend!

SOUL: said...

there's nuthin sweeter than a sleeping baby.

and nothing more awful than NINE inches of snow. ugh. i would CRY! really, i would.