Wednesday, December 30, 2009


I was in the kitchen when I kept hearing these little snippets of conversation:

Kelten : Never underestimate the baby!

Rieken: But I want to ride the donkey not the oxen!

Kelten: take off your helmet man you are in the presence of a king!

Kippi: where is my gun who took my gun I'm telling!

Kippi: quit pointing that finger at me

Rieken: I can't stay on the donkey he's slippery

When I went in to see what they were doing it made perfect sense

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

does this outfit make me look fat?

Today it snowed. So, we got all bundled up and off we went to slip and slide and get our extra energy out. It was during this oh so fun and exiting time that Tiernen reminded me of someone but I just couldn't put my finger on it. In fact it took me about half way through hot chocolate and marshmallows to realize who it was...Can you guess? Look at that sweet face and Oh the total puffiness! Only a baby could pull this outfit off don't ya think?
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It's the little brother from a Christmas story ya know the Red Ryder BB gun show. I think his name is Jimmy but I can't remember we didn't actually watch that one this year. I know blasphemy! Anyhow what do you think? Can you see the resemblance? I will tell ya one thing. That snow suit sure didn't slow him down much and here is a video to prove it. He was telling Kippi and Kelten off a bit because they left him high and dry in the road and he only really liked scooping the walk. Rieken is nowhere in sight because he was mad at me for not letting him slide in the snow first and It just ruined the whole experience for him.

Make sure to pause the music player on the side bar.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas perfection

This year for the second time in our marriage
We were home alone for Christmas.
It was Perfection.
I love the big family get togethers with the games and food and all nighters.
But somehow this topped them all.
In fact I think we just made a new Rimmasch family tradition.
This is how our holiday went down.

Chinese food by candlelight for Christmas Eve dinner
after dinner crafts for the girls after dinner Star Wars extravaganza for the boys Baking and decorating cookies for Santa Christmas mouse visiting for the first time ever in WA and bringing new jammies and a note Daddy reading Twas the night before Christmas Opening the traditional teaser gift Setting out a plate and note for Santa and and his reindeer then Off to bed to wait for the Magic to happen

Christmas day we slept until 7am and then when the big kids could stand it no longer we grabbed the baby and went to see what Santa had brought.
But this year the kids had asked Santa to wrap their gifts and so he did.
They didn't think how this would prolong the waiting.
AHhh the agony!!
Kippi's Rieken's
We took our time and read the Christmas story out of Luke and then the kids went to town. Each one loved everything they got and we didn't hear a single complaint or wistful wish that they had gotten something else.
It was really perfect.
Kippi and her skateboardRieken and his scooter
Kelten and his Mp3 player
Tiernen and his music table
The rest of the day...
The kids played with all the new stuff they got.
We made phone calls to family
Hung out with Uncle Ry and two cousins who popped in for an hour
Mommy and Daddy relaxed.
We ate fancy cheeses and cold meats for lunch
played and rested some more
For dinner Daddy made a delicious Christmas turkey with all the fixings
We topped it off with pie.
Christmas day ended with
The Beasties snuggled under the new blankets Grammy made them
a bowl of popcorn, and a family movie
Like I said total perfection.
I hope your Christmas was Perfect too.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas wish list revision

Dear Santa,
Ya know how this year the beasties were on top of things and got wish lists out to you at the very beginning of the month so you had time to prepare? Well, I just want you to know a lot has happened between then and now (new toys books and the like) and as you know kids can be fickle little turds (at least mine can be). Well apparently, they don’t get that it is just plain RUDE to change your mind after having put in an actual list in writing so, if all they get are things from the original list no tears will be shed or this Mommy will be boycotting presents. I'm just sayin'
So here’s the scoop…
Rieken's fondest wish is no longer a scooter. I know, I know he talked about it NON STOP for months. But, he has had a change of heart and he would truly love a snake eyes costume if it's not too much trouble. I did a little checking for ya and there are a couple left at Target just in case you are all out at the North Pole.
Then there is Kippi. I have tried to explain to her that Santa can only do so much but she still wants me to put in a word for a DSi so here I am putting in a word. Although, I want it on the record, I TOTALLY feel she is a bit young/irresponsible for one. In fact I would prefer you to stick to her original list. Oh and yes she does know where I stand on the matter and would be VERY happy with the skateboard that she originally asked for.
Kelten Has been up in the air for some time and unfortunately just decided today (2 days before the big day) what he really wants. I did some scoping for you and I'm not going to lie, I think you may just have to fall back on his list of previous options. It is really very hard to find metroid prime fusion for the game boy advance at this late a date. I have already explained to Kelten you mostly work in toys so when it comes to video games and electronics you have to do it the same way we mere mortals do... You go to Best Buy or Amazon or EBay and sometimes things are just plain out of stock.
Now Santa I would like to express my Thanks for your understanding in this matter and please know the Rimmasch Kids fully understand that they are blessed no matter what they may or may not get because well frankly Christmas isn't about the gifts. That is just a happy perk. I hope this letter finds you well and ready for the big night. We will be waiting with baited breath for you to work you Christmas Eve magic.
Merrily yours,
Mommy Rimmasch

P.S. If you happen to come across my camera battery I would LOVE to have it Christmas morning.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Do you hear what I hear?

Upon hearing the news that they needed to actually get dressed and ready for school on a weekday after having a week of 2 hour delays and cancellations this is what we heard all morning long.

What! Are you sure there isn't a two hour delay, that ice still looks pretty bad to me!

OH NO!!!!(total drama) Mom did you get a present for my teacher!?I can't go to school without a present I need to make her a card I think I better hurry and make her a card Mom are you listening I have to have a present for my teacher and OH NO Mauuaaam what about Mrs W. ( the SUB) and Mrs. Wheatley (the Music teacher) and Oh man I'm never gonna get this done in time and (finally takes a huge breath and then on the verge of tears stomps up the stairs.... and finishes off with) Kelten get outta of my way I have cards to make cause I have to do everything myself!
( Good thing I am a pro at tuning that bit of loveliness out and that I totally made treats last night PHEW!)

Mom -huff huff puff (running around looking for her)
MOM -Huff Huff
this goes on for a good 5 min.

What Conner?

Oh your still here? Never mind then.

I think you should check again and make sure school isn't cancelled I think I saw a snowflake. This could be bad...

Oh yeah Today is the last day of school before winter break I think we are all feeling it.
Until next time, N

Sunday, December 13, 2009

No longer the black or shall I say, brunette sheep...

Last week for a belated birthday present my Sister in Law Eden took me out and we got our hair cut and colored (by a pro. Not me doing it from a box..)then went to lunch. We had a great time even though I got a call from my babysitter saying my babe was screaming his ever loving head off. Unfortunately there wasn't much I could do as we were in the middle of highlights. (Sorry Maren!) When it was all said and done Maren and Tiernen were at least on friendly terms, Eden had bangs and I had mostly blond hair! I know right?! I have always been the lone Brunette girl in a family of pure true blonde's. I have never even consider being anything but a brunette with the occasional Carmel highlight here and there. I admit I tried red highlights a couple of times but is was a bust. Not today. Today I feel like I have beautiful hair. who knows I may just stay
this way. The way I hear it blonde's have more fun anyhow...

As for my teaser post sorry to leave you (all 2 of ya) hanging I wanted to post pics and my camera was down so here ya go. Oh, by the way did I mention I am going to school full time winter quarter? I am signed up and ready to go. Like I said people, changes.
Until next time, N

Thursday, December 10, 2009

~~~Change is in the air~~~

Some big changes have been taking place.
I don't have time to go into details but let's just say, I'm stepping out of the box.
Until next time-N

Monday, December 7, 2009

In the blink of an eye and a twinkle of time.

Today was one of those days when all of the sudden it was as if I felt time moving. I was sitting at the counter watching Kippi Laugh with her Daddy while learning how to use a star tip to decorate her very own birthday cake when it hit me. Seven years ago today we were blessed with a beautiful healthy baby girl. SEVEN YEARS! It seems like well, I won't say yesterday because frankly yesterday was traumatic enough to be fresh in the old noggin but it sure doesn't seem like it's possible for seven whole years to have literally flown by without my noticing. So that got me to thinking about what I have done with my life in the past seven years that I wouldn't have noticed... hmmm... well... Uh, I have had two more babies and moved 3 times. Not to mention all the day to day fun that no, I didn't take the time to stop and sniff just in case it smelled like roses and I really didn't journal about it either. Now one day when I am an empty Nester and have five minutes of "me" time I can't even sit back and laugh/cry at it then. SHEESH! So here I am back at my computer putting down the things that were good,bad and wonderful about today.

Today- Kippi turned 7. She had a Christmas themed party with a heart shaped cake with snowflakes on it that she and her Daddy made.
Today- Kippi's ears stopped hurting from getting pierced on Friday night (hooray!)
Today- Rieken smelled my neck and told me I smelled beautiful
Today- Kelten woke up and the tooth fairy had forgotten to come .. again.
Today- I sat in the rocking chair and spent a whole 40 min of peace with my baby boy just snuggling him , tracing the little bluish veins on his arms and face and watching him sleep.
-Today the wind blew so hard that when I took the garbage out, the door hit me in the butt on my way out.
Today- Karl rubbed my neck for no reason and didn't ask for anything in return.
Today- I left my peppermint tea in the microwave for 3 hours before I finally found it
Today- I was given a very generous and unexpected gift that I think will be amazing . (piano lessons)
Today -I told my lilttle sister I would call her back and forgot to .. again!
Today-I cleaned our bathroom for the first time in too long and now I want to lock the door so it stays that way.
Today- Aleah didn't have a single major issue with anything really.
Today- Caleb did... Markers ... everywhere
Today- Kelten was willing to give the tooth fairy one last shot before he gave up all together. Thank heavens for that!
Today- I am going to bed with a clean house and a happy family.
Today- I start fresh