Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Goodbye 2008!

Well goodbye 2008. Sorry to say you will not be missed. It was a tough year and you all know why, so I will not bore you with the emotional details. I will just wish you all well and lets hope that 2009 has better memories in store for us!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Random December pictures

Sophie with her pretty Christmas Bow!

They are best friends now, and surprisingly the cat likes/tolerates Gavin too!

Funny puppy just tried to lick his nose :)

Gavin and his fun winter hat...and a cookie, even little ones get into the holiday feasting.

Gavin and his HUGE 12 month winter jacket...I think someone needs to talk to these clothing companies about there size charts.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Merry Christmas

I have thought of many things that I would like to post, but have not found the right way to express them, so I will just simply wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

This year was the hardest one in my life so far, so I pray for a better 2009. Merry Christmas to you all and remember the reason for the season.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Be thankful for 'NO"

Well I never thought I would love Gavin more, but it happens everyday! He is a talker, and I have no idea where he got that from :) Of course his favorite word is NO. He also says pizza, outside, mommy, daddy, puppy and he so loves his Mickey Mouse, but he calls him Meeska (If you have ever seen Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, you will know what I am talking about). he even says Brittany, but it comes out more like Nittny. He is so vocal and opinionated that I am wondering if I will be in trouble soon. Maybe a mini me...but I am thankful that he is a talker even though I'd rather him say yes once or twice.

Thanksgiving went well. It was of course different and a little difficult. All of us kids went 'home' (minus Mindy who is back safely in NY) and had a nice afternoon with everyone. We played our usual game of Scrabble, we had to pull out a dictionary though, mom was usually our dictionary, and of course the only one we could find was from 1912. Pretty nice time though. We got to steal Tracy for the weekend so that I could do some Black Friday shopping. I didn't have anything worth trampling anyone down for, but it was nice to shop with out kids. I set up my tree Friday afternoon. Then on Saturday we headed to Omaha for a little shopping and Tracy had fun with Brian's nieces Kayla and Amy.

My house has been under some construction for over a week now. I am getting new windows and siding on the house and garage. Its not much but Brian and I can feel the difference in heating our house!! I was able to get myself a bay window in the living room, I have wanted one my whole life. I always dreamed of my house having a bay window, wood floors and a big yard with a weeping willow tree in it. So now all I need is the weeping willow.

I have some pictures of the bay window, but I will wait until my house is finished and grab some photos of the siding job too.

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season with Friends, Family and Faith.