My Newest Niece!

Here are some pictures of my newest niece!

Alysondra Jucillia Mason ~ born 12/30/08 @ 3:34 am
6lbs 14oz. ~ 19 inches long

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My little Sister Muriel & her baby Alysondra

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And hey.. one more.. 🙂

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Mom, Dad & Baby are doing fine!

For those non-family readers – The baby’s middle name is a family name, it is not only one of Muriel’s middle names, but comes from our Mother’s Norwegian Grandmother who’s middle name was  Jucillia. (Pronounced – “Jew-seal-ya”)

Baby Aly on the way!

My sister is being induced today, so tonight or tomorrow we should  be able to welcome in little Alysondra! I’m very excited for Muriel & Trevor! What a fun new chapter in their lives.. The next post will most likely have baby pictures.. so be ready 🙂

Muriel was showing signs of pre-eclampsia again, so they are going to go ahead and induce. She now close enough full term (at 38 weeks), even though her due date was January 13th.

Hope you all had a great Christmas, and that things are good as we prepare to begin the new year!

Snow Snow Snow….

Here’s my kid’s snowgirl (Gwen they named her)  they made last Thursday

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Here is whats left of her today… although I’m sure she is completely preserved under all that (minus the clothes, I had made them take them off the day of the picture above)

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It has snowed that much!  I have never seen so much snow in my entire life!

Here is my car:

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Here is a tree and outside towards the neighbors…

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Haiden’s Birthday / Polar Express

Today (12/20) was Haiden’s birthday. We had gotten invited by some friends of ours to go to a “The Polar Express”  event at the IMAX theatre.  It was luckily relatively close, so we braved the weather. Here are a couple shots from the car ride.. lol

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It was fun. The kids were to come in their PJ’s but before we left, we gave Haiden his birthday presents.

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They first got Hot Cocoa and did a craft…

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Then we took a couple pictures in the lobby before heading inside to hear a reading of “The Polar Express” followed by the movie in 3D. The kids had a great time! Thank you Larry and Debbie for Inviting us!

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Its beginning to look alot like…

Christmas!

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Deon went out and got a few Christmas presents for the kids today, and while we were out it started to snow.

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When we got back, we let the kids play in it for a few minutes. It was dark, and getting late, but we let them play with Bailey out in the snow real quick. In Oregon, if you blink, then its gone, it never lasts long, and doesn’t stick that often.  Here are a few pictures.

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Santa and the Star Search!

The kid’s Christmas play was last night, and it was pretty cute. My oldest two both had speaking roles in the play this year. Shelsea was “Elf #1” (that I nicknamed “Elfsea”), and Haiden was “Pointer” – one of the Stars… (a star – literally- like the 5 pointed kind, not the show business kind)

Here’s some highlights…

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Then after the show, got a few cute ones of the kids and a couple of their friends

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Dec House Update

Deon and I worked out at the other job site this weekend to get more hours towards the house. We painted the upstairs ceilings and walls, and had a nice time with a former co-worker of mine who came out to donate her hours to us. We make a pretty good painting team .. lol.. that is until the end of the day when we start getting tired and our eyes start playing tricks on us to where we can no longer tell if we already painted something or not..

Our project is moving right along. Here are some pictures that I got this weekend.

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Living Room into the Dining Room area
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Our Stairs!
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And then some shots from Upstairs:
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Thanksgiving Pictures

Here are a few pictures we got at Thanksgiving
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(Deon’s parents and sister) Robin, Deon, Butch & Dena Clason

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(Us) Haiden, Serina, Kylan, Deon, and Shelsea Clason

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(Deon’s Sister’s family) Rebekah, David II, Robin & David III, (missing Stephanie Huber)

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(2 of my siblings) Daniel, Serina & Muriel

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Haiden, “Poppa”, Shelsea, Muriel & babyAly, Rebekah, “Mamma/Tutu”,  Kylan & Lil’ David

To send… or not to send.. opinion’s welcome

First off, I apologize for the not very fun nature of my last post. It probably doesn’t make for very fun reading, but I have to say that it has been extremely helpful if for nothing else to get it off of my chest. Thank you for putting up with me.. 🙂

I have crafted a letter of forgiveness to send to my parents, and now the dilemma is whither or not to actually send it. I have a close friend who thinks I shouldn’t send it, that I should just forgive and move on. Understanding that if I send it, they will most likely take it the wrong way, and it will open up further problems.

The pro with this is that I wouldn’t have to do anything further, and I could just move on my own. The con I see is that I think I would actually feel guilty for never communicating my true feelings, and never giving them any insight or anything to think about in future dealings. I don’t think they are evil, I just really think they are clueless and don’t think that far to realize.

Another friend/family member that thinks I should definitely send it, because it is then closure for me on the subject, and that it really doesn’t matter if they take it wrong, as it can’t really get any worse than it is right now. They may be mad at me “forgiving” them, but that I will have let them know where I stand, and there will be no question. It will really be in their court if or when they would like to be a part of our lives.

The pro with this is that I will have laid everything on the table, It will give them to at least the opportunity to try and understand (if they want to) when I’ve reacted, why I’ve reacted the way I have, and hopefully instilling a little more thoughtfulness that even if they never want to resolve anything with me, that they may take consideration when dealing with my youngest sister as they have expressed a definite interest in mending that relationship.

The con would be that yes, most likely they will take it personal, as they do most things, and they may not want to talk to me anymore (but that isn’t much different than it is now)

So I’m a little torn. I can see both sides… As much healing for both sides is what I want to encourage… What would you do?