Wednesday, December 24, 2008
I promise I will post pictures of all this fun this weekend - but for now, I'm off to get ready for 2 days jam packed with plans for Christmas fun. Today, we will be going to Family Day at my mom's office, then we will be headed out to my parents house for Kaitlyn to open her gifts since she will be with her mom tomorrow night when we usually exchange, then we are headed to Christmas Mass, then over to Aunt Sue's for Christmas Eve dinner and gift exchange!
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Any prayers you might send up would be most appreciated. I will try to update as soon as I feel well enough to. I appreciate all your love and support and hopefully will be feeling better very soon! :)
Lots of love
Saturday, December 6, 2008
To say this week hasn't been a great one, would probably be an understatement. First, on Sunday night I got the flu. Bad. On Tuesday morning, I was diagnosed with strep throat. Not good. And then on Thursday night I went to the emergency room with a terrible pain in my upper right stomach area. The doctors informed me I need to get my gall bladder out. Seriously not good.
I try hard to not get down on myself. But honestly, is this really happening to me? So, I will do my best to keep my chin up and get through it, knowing better things will be on the other side of this mountain.
For the time being, I'm going to nestle myself into a corner of my living room and wrap, wrap, wrap ~ I do love the holiday season! :)
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Kaitlyn had an extra great time with the girls ~ they have become "best friends". With Megan and Kaitlyn being close in age, they have really come to enjoy their time together. They especially enjoyed their time this past weekend playing with their American Girl Dolls. After arriving at Aunt Sue's house, the girls quickly dissappeared into the basement, not to return until they were forced upstairs!
While the girls were downstairs, I had a wonderful time catching up with Kelly and Dale. I remember as a small child, never being able to get enough time with Kelly. She was the cool, older cousin. She was 15 when I was born, but was never too busy to spend time with us ~ coloring with us, playing a game with us, playing softball in Oma's yard with a big beach ball and a broom...whatever we wanted, she did. When she met Dale, he just joined right in our fun...even allowing Kim and I to jump on his (very full) stomach like he was our trampoline! The two of them together are side-splitting funny...and I simply love the time I get to spend with them.
We adults decided we would (as is our tradition) go out early on Black Friday for some Christmas shopping. For the first time, we decided we would have the girls "shop" the ads to give us some ideas! The girls had a great time ~ and it was quite entertaining to listen to their commentary! :)
I feel very blessed to have such wonderful family, who are not just family but friends. It is wonderful to watch Kaitlyn and the girls develop into such great friends, and I pray that this new, sweet friendship will last for their entire lifetime.
Such an incredible blessing is our family. :)
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
...and here she is with her Wicked Witch
Happy Halloween (...a month late) :)
My first goal in creating this blog is to keep in contact with dear family who live many miles from our family. It has become too difficult to email pictures to each family member individually and I desperately want to keep them involved in the wonderful things going on with our precious family.
I hope you'll visit again soon!