Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Collage...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Hayes Family!!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Cold Weather = Inside Fun!

Another cold weekend.....we bundled up a couple of times to get exercise outside, but mainly had to find fun activities indoor. This is an example of one of them:

Some more exciting news: The YMCA had their Annual Christmas Party last Friday at Crown Center....and Patrick received a VERY prestigious award - Employee of the Year! WOW...he was shocked but very honored!

Good times...

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

First comes the Deer, then comes the Tree...

Deer Hunting and Tree Decorating.....gotta love it!

For the last 2 years, I decided to go hunting with the guys on the last day that we plan on being home for hunting and both years, Pat gets his deer on the last day we are home to hunt....I must be GOOD LUCK!

Can you see the difference between the next 2 pictures?Yep, Pat shot the deer in the head and the right half of it's antlers broke off....CRAZY!

On a less "bloody" note.....we bought a brand new Christmas tree this year. (We decided the small 2 foot tree I've had since college should now be replaced with a new 7 foot one) Brody was such a GREAT help this year with our new Christmas tree. We had such a fun night decorating. I love this picture.....he's concentrating so hard to get it in just right place!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Thanksgiving Fun...

It's officially the Holiday favorite part of the year! There's just something about about this part of the year - Thanksgiving, both Pat and my birthdays, Christmas, New Year's.....I LOVE IT!

We spent last weekend on the farm and below is a picture of Brody and Easton being so proud of their LONG line of toys!!
Here's a close-up....
The four older kids got to sing at church on Sunday. Here they are practicing the day before. They sang "The B-I-B-L-E", "ABCs", and "The Itsty Bitsy Spider".......the whole church was laughing out loud! (I'm pretty sure I saw tears in my dad's was VERY special day)
left to right - Brody, Keara, Brooklyn, and Easton
Here's Brody and his "Crappa" lounging around after our Thanksgiving meal!
A couple weeks ago we celebrated Thanksgiving with Pat's side of the family. We tried and tried to get a good picture of Grandma Ethel and her great-grandsons. This is the best one I got - here's Anderson, Brody, and Kolton.
Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 1, 2008

I've Been Tagged...

Chelsie tagged me with these questions - and I have to admit I've never done one of these before, not even through email...I'm usually the one that stops the chain of those "get to know me" here goes!

Husband's name: Patrick Scott Hayes

How long married?: 3 years

How long dated?: Almost 9 years......yes, I know, it took him FOREVER to propose...don't get me started :)

How old is he?: He'll be 29 next Sunday. Happy early birthday to him!!!

Taller?: He's taller by about 2 inches - I have to pick my shoes wisely, or I'm taller than him!

Who can sing the best?: He'll say he can, I'd say I can...Well, it might depend on the song...he can hold his own with "Three Blind Mice" or "Old Mother Hubbard" - (Brody loves to listen to his nursery rhymes in the drives Pat crazy) otherwise, he mostly listens to Sports Talk Radio.

Smart: Hmm...good question? For the sake of an argument, I'll say it's a tie! Sports - Him.... Math, numbers, etc. - me.

Laundry: It's weird....a couple years ago, I would say he did his, I did mine & Brody's. Nowadays, I do it. He's more particular about how his clothes are folded, so I've adjusted. But he still packs his own bags when we go on trips or go home for the holidays....

Paying bills: Mostly me...he's just responsible for giving me the receipts! If he did the bills, he would question me about every transaction :) It seems to work.

Who sleeps on the right side of bed: He does....but he would rather us sleep together in the middle on our KING size bed all night long! Me...on the other hand, need my space when I sleep~weird, I know. We've had many discussions about this thing I have about needing my own space when falling asleep.

Mows the lawn: Mostly Pat....he LOVES it! But I also love to I'll help out quite of bit with mowing and racking the leaves - I'll gladly let him do it!

Cooks dinner: Probably both of us....mainly me, just because I'm home most of the days to plan out the meal....but I just have a hard time figuring out WHAT to cook....once I do, I'm fine. He helps me decide.

First to admit they are wrong: WOW...this is the hardest one...we are both STUBBORN.....I'm leaning more towards....wait, no, I don't know. Ok, me (see how hard that was?)

Who kissed first: He kissed me....we were watching "Big Daddy" - I'll never forget it!

Who wears the pants: We don't wear pants in this house either!

Here he is!

Now I'm tagging:

Ann, Sinead, Michelle, Traci, Bethany, Kiley