Wednesday, December 30, 2009
We have celebrated Christmas! It all started on Christmas eve when Jack (our elf on the shelf) left a note and gift for the children for being such a great host family and ended this past Monday with my whole family coming over. In between we had Christmas day here and the day after in Greenville with Matthew's family. The children got lots of
attention and love along with some very thoughtful gifts. Christmas just gets better and better the older our children get. We are so glad that we have been able to see both sides of our family to celebrate! We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!
at 12:30 PM
Sunday, December 13, 2009
I am so very excited about a project I am working on. The candy wreath I vowed last year to create? The ribbon and fabric wreath that Amy made, which looks so cute in her pitures? The clay hand print trivets of the kids for gifts? Pillow case dresses for the girls Christmas outfits? Nope. Those projects are still waiting. I am working on backing up my blog in book form. It is a lot of work, but is so much fun to revisit the posts that have documented our family's lives during the last year or two. Here is a link in case you are interested too:
At first glance, it isn't cheap, but after thinking about regular photo books (the cost or printing, buying the books, etc) or scrap booking (stickers, books, papers, and still prints) I think they end up being cost effective after all. Can't wait to finish it and have it here!
Doc and M came to visit this weekend, which allowed us to have a date night and finish some Christmas shopping. The kids enjoyed the attention of grandparents and it was nice for all of us to get to visit. Thanks for coming up!
at 8:28 AM
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Well, the blog has been idle for a few days. Not much to report. We've have some cool weather and have had a few pajama days and even a pajama weekend. These pictures are from this weekend. I love how they were playing trains together and even better is the look Sam is giving Caroline!
at 8:55 AM
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
I had a meeting last night for Caroline's preschool Harvest Moon Festival. It was held at a beautiful home on a quiet country road. I left the meeting around ten o'clock and immediately was forced into another meeting...with a deer! I have to say, my mood soured from there. It was still foul when I woke up this morning and was dealing with the insurance claim, car rental company, and the sheer ligistics of the whole mess. I am starting to see things in a better light, so I am going to focus on the good things that arose from this situation:
1. My passenger, my dear friend Teri, was not injured.
2. I am still in one piece
3. When I called my husband to tell him about the car, his first question was about me and not our minivan...I don't give him enough credit sometimes!
4. We have insurance and it will cover this (after paying the deductible).
5. My children weren't in the car with me.
6. The insurance company and car rental company are being very easy, helpful, and accommodating.
7. I have lots of neighbors and friends who have offered to babysit while I run errands, lend me their vehicles, and listen to me vent. I am blessed with a lot of people who take very good care of me and I think events like this are really good reminders of that.
I am not thrilled with having to fork out money right now for a deductible and I don't really like my routine being rearranged, but when all is said and done, this is no big deal.
at 11:09 AM