My babies!

My babies!
Catch up on our families daily adventures, learn more about our dreams and experience life with diabetes through our eyes! Grab a cup of something warm and read on to learn more about my Random Thoughts....

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Oh my God.....CUPCAKES!

Wow! Look at these cupcakes? The first thing you may think is what kind are they? Well, there is vanilla with butter cream longhorn, white cake and butter cream with sprinkles, double chocolate with chips & birthday cake with butter cream flower. The first thing I think is how many carbs? The icing is 2 inches high!! We will guess 75 and let you know how that goes.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Disney Headbands!

Am I an animal?

Am I a person?Am I a princess?

Am I a villain?

Do I have feathers?

Am I a monster?

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Dear Santa,

I hope you are hungry!


Love this beautiful Christmas pin that Kaci got in the mail a few days ado from her Pen Pal, Kyriana! They have never met in person - only written back and forth through the mail. They came to know each other through the "World Diabetes Day Postcard Exchange". What is so cool is that they share the same initials! I love it.

Thank you so much, Kyriana for the special gift. It looked great tonight on Kaci's dress for church and will look awesome on her dress for Christmas Day as well!

Ready for church!

Love this picture of Kaci and Papa. Caught a quick picture of the two of them on the front porch as we were leaving for church this afternoon. Poor Bailey were at home feeling a little under the weather. Bailey got sick this morning about a.m. and threw up several more times until about 9:30- Poor Clint was ....well... not feeling so well either. Luckily they were able to join us later in the evening for some Chrismtas fun!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas wreaths!

Kaci was browsing online at the other day when she came across this recipe and asked if we could make them. I was so surprised when I saw the recipe she had found. Amber and I (well, mostly Amber) used to LOVE making these awesome green Christmas wreaths around the holidays!

Pretty easy to make- Melt 1/2 cup of butter in a pot. Then throw in 30 large marshmallows- stirring until they melt completely. Add 1/2 tsp. of vanilla extract and 2 tsp. of green food coloring. Then you add them to a bowl with 4 cups of corn flake cereal and stir....

Spoon on to wax paper and shape like wreaths. Decorate with hard cinnamon candy before they dry! They are sooo yummy!

Enjoy your delicious homemade treat!!

Christmas Eve, Eve!

Love this crazy street of lights over by Mom and Dad's house!

The whole culdesac works togehter to create this Twas the Night Before Christmas extravaganza!

It was so cold on the night we went....we practically ran around the culdesac,

but it has become tradition!

The pictures just don't do it justice!

Here is a quick picture of the whole gang! It was too cold for Grandma Dee!

Back at PaPa's house we got this cute picture of Kaci and Bailey by the snowman and Santa that decorate his yard. Hard to believe I painted these over 10 years ago! They still look great!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Warm Holiday Wishes!

Love, The Borchgardts!

3 days until Christmas!

Look at that face! Chelsea can hardly wait until Christmas!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

I heart cocoa!

Getting these 2 girls to both smile at the same time is impossible!

If one is smiling...the other is goofing!

And then...the impossible HAPPENED! Look at these cute girls in their matching "I love cocoa" pajamas! I love them!!

Here it is....Gingerbread House 2011!

Merry Christmas everybody!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Melt. My. Heart.

Bailey wrote this letter for Kaci at school. He brought it home today and gave it to her for Christmas. It says :
Dear Kaci,

You are a wonderful gift to me because you help me with everything and you are my only and best sister. You can never be replaced. You warm my heart and fill my bucket. I am very lucky to have you.


Melt. My. Heart.

My holiday loves and un- loves!

What I love about the holidays:(in no particular order)

1. Going to visit Santa
2. Taking pictures for Christmas cards

3. Listening to Christmas carols (especially my new Justin Bieber cd)
4. Sending Christmas cards
5. Receiving Christmas cards
6. All the yummy home baked goodies
7. Decorating the house and putting up the trees
8. Cold weather
9. Snow days!
10. Warm sweaters
11. Starbucks coffee, hot cocoa and hot apple cider (and not just in the morning)
12. Hot Mexican food
13. Listening to my preschoolers sing at their Christmas Program
14. The smell of poinsettas
15. Being with my family on Christmas Eve
16. Spiked eggnog
17. Making gingerbread houses

What I hate about the holidays:( no particular order)

1. Shopping
2. Wrapping
3. School parties
4. Carb counting -sugar, upon sugar, upon sugar treat!
5. The feeling that you have forgotten someone or something
6. Being completely and totally STRESSED OUT!!
7. Pretending you like things or people when you really don't
8. That awful "Christmas shoes for Mamma" song
9. Ice on your car windshield when you need to go....NOW!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Advent wreath!

It is a simple tradition....but one of the kids favorite! We are a little behind in starting it this year...but Papa is keeping us on track. Last year our advent wreath broke- so Papa got us a new one this year and I really love it! (I am just noticing you can't see it in either of these pictures) I will have to take another one and post it later. It has 4 sides reading: Faith, Love, Joy and my favorite word....HOPE!
The ring or wheel of the Advent wreath of evergreens decorated with candles was a symbol in northern Europe long before the arrival of Christianity. The circle symbolized the eternal cycle of the seasons while the evergreens and lighted candles signified the persistence of life in the midst of winter. Some sources suggest the wreath—now reinterpreted as a Christian symbol—was in common use in the Middle Ages, others that it was established in Germany as a Christian custom only in the 16th century. In Catholic churches, the most popular colours for the Advent candles are purple and rose. In the Western church, purple is the historic liturgical color for three of the four Sundays of Advent: once the color associated with royalty, it symbolizes Christ as the "Prince of Peace." Rose is the color for the Third Sunday of Advent, known as Gaudete Sunday from the Latin word "rejoice". Gaudete Sunday anticipates the joy of the Christmas celebration, so its color is a mixture of Advent purple and Christmas white. It may also symbolize the color of early dawn.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Holidays around the world!

Tonight was Bailey's Pack Meeting at the school! The theme was "Holidays Around the World" Each family was asked to bring a dish, side or dessert that was important to their family at this time of year. We decided to make Pierogis.

(Polish pronunciation: [pjɛˈrɔɡʲi]; also spelled perogi, pierogy, perogy, pierógi, pyrohy, or pyrogy) are dumplings of unleavened dough - first boiled, then they are baked or fried usually in butter with onions - traditionally stuffed with potato filling, sauerkraut, ground meat, cheese, or fruit. Of central and eastern European provenance, they are usually semicircular, but are rectangular or triangular in some cuisines.

Ours were stuffed with potato and cheese filling! They were so yummy!

Bailey also wanted to make chocolate chip cookies- since that is what we bake and leave for Santa at this time of year! Lots of good food and lots of good friends tonight!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Disney World!!!

Well, we finally made it back from our trip and it was a great one! I have been so busy getting back into routine, that I haven't had a chance to post anything about our trip to Disney World- but it is!!

Here are the kiddos at the airport. Clint decided to drop us off and then park our car so we didn't have to drag all of this baggage with us or load it onto an airport tram! Kaci already had her ears on. She was certainly ready!

We were gone for 6 days 7 nights and while we were at the parks we met and took pictures with every and any Disney character you can imagine! They are not all posted here....I didn't want to completely bore anyone! These are some of my favorites. The picture above is Clint and Bailey riding the airport tram in the Florida airport right after we arrived!

Here is Clint loading up our rental car at National. The kids loved the automatic sliding doors. They also named her X- FER~

Here is Bailey in our hotel room. We stayed at the Caribbean Beach Resort and had a pirate room. It was very cool!

Loved the Mickey Mouse pancakes. We estimated them to have about 60 carbs! (Let me tell you how much fun we had guessing at carbs for insulin......ugh....none at all!) Let's just say that I strongly suggest that Disney World post their nutrition information. It is super hard to guess carbs your whole trip! - but we didn't let that stop us from having a good time!

Here we are on day one waiting for our first bus to Hollywood Studios!This would be the first of many times that we would have to wait....but never really too long. This was the perfect time of year and it was night and day from the trips we have made in the summer.

Kaci and I blasted off with Buzz Lightyear!

And then Kaci and Bailey goofed off with Sully and Mike!

They got an autograph from Sorcerer Mickey and everyone else in the park! The autograph books really came in handy this trip.

Star Tours was the kids favorite ride this trip. It made me so sick- they had to go with Clint! Here they are on a speeder bike right outside of the ride.

This is a picture of us from our first night at Hollywood Studios The picture just doesn't do this beautiful street justice. The whole thing was lit up with Christmas lights and it was snowing! It was one of the coldest nights we were there! Perfect for snow and Christmas music!

Everyone who visits has to take a picture of Cinderella's Castle. This one looks just like a postcard.

It was Christmas everywhere we looked! I love this picture! (minus the random girl in the corner that would not move even though her and her parents saw I was trying to take a picture!) We meet a few people who left their manners at home.

I am not a fan of going in circles or spinning. So the kids did the teacups with Clint.

Bailey and I liked taking a break on this slow moving ride around the park!

Then Bailey took me for a drive on the race track! He even got his own driver's license!

This was my favorite ride of the whole trip! Buzz Lightyear!!

Here we are riding the classic Dumbo ride! The line was longer than the actual ride but you get to see the whole park which is pretty cool!

Here we are having dinner with Pooh and friends. The ids got to meet Pooh, Tigger, and Eeyore while we pigged out at the buffet. (too bad this buffet wasn't so good!)

This is one of my favorite pictures. We got to meet lots of characters at Animal Kingdom!

Chip and Dale!!

Kaci and I took a quick rest break on our nature walk.

My handsome boys wore matching shirts. That made me so happy!

Here are the crazy monkey and bear from Jungle Book! The little one loved Bailey!!

The safari ride was great! With the cool weather we got to see all of the animals close up! We saw elephants, giraffes, ostriches, lions and more...

On Friday night we bought tickets to A Very Merry Christmas at Hollywood Studios! It was so much fun! The kids had a blast at the Dance Parties located throughout the park. Here is Bailey dancing with Chip! They were doing the robot together! We got to see the special Christmas parade and enjoy free cocoa and cookies!

Here is Kaci line dancing with Woody!

We had breakfast with Minnie and friends on Saturday morning! This was the best buffet (and meal) we had the whole time we were there!) YUMMY!!

Here are all of "my loves" with Donald Duck!

While we were in Epcot we got to meet one of Mickey's newest friends, Duffy! You should be hearing about him soon on Disney channel.

Friday night we went to the Hoopty Do Revue show and dinner! It was so good! (I think it may even beat the buffet I was telling you about earlier!) Clint and I went to this show on our honeymoon. Fun to be able to take the kids back! It was all you can eat ribs, fried chicken, beans, mashed potatoes and strawberry shortcake! At the end of the show you get to play the washboard with the spoons! Beautiful music!

Love this picture of Kaci and Piglet. They match too!

Here is my favorite picture of Bailey with Jake - from Jake and the Never Land Pirates!

I found these Wookies in the gift shop!

We all looked great in 3-D glasses! This was an awesome trip! We had a super good time!

Loved this ride....Toy Story 3D!!