Friday, December 26, 2008

Random thoughts

Seems like Christmas is a time for reminiscing. I went to bed last night with a jumble of thoughts in my head. Some funny, some sad. I remembered Freddys' first Christmas....he was just a month old. We have pictures of him with his Great Grandma Beep. Thats what we called her, because when she would get close and hug you her hearing aid would beep. So, she always was called Grandma Beep. Such a sweet woman, I still miss her. I remember her telling me stories of when she had her kids, such details that she never forgot. I loved her like she was my Grandmother, in fact I was closer to her than I was my own grandparents. I thought of when Bubba was about 2 years old and we had a paper route. He decided to throw his shoe out the window....what a time we had finding that shoe. Because of course we didn't realize it was gone until we got home. I remembered when I could first put Abigails hair in piggy tails, she was 2 years old. Such beautiful blonde hair and bright blue eyes. Now she is 11 years old, tall and thin. I remember my little Miah, such a chubby, squishy baby. Such a sweet little guy. So many memories. Such happy times. Makes me love having a large family.

As a side note, it's 65 degrees here today and our snow is GONE.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! I hope your holiday seasons have been happy and peaceful. Mine has. I have enjoyed my children and husband immensely. I will have pictures to post within the next couple of days of our church Christmas program and our Christmas. We started a new tradition this year also. We went to brunch at IHop this morning and it was so nice. My husband and I decided to make it a tradition. Good relaxing breakfast and no mess and no cooking for me!! Nice. I have so enjoyed my 2 days off from work. It seems like longer than 2 months that I have been working. I yearn and long to be at home again full time. May it happen soon :)

Sunday, December 14, 2008


I no sooner wrote my last post and our weather took a turn, it is now snowing and blowing and about 8 degrees. YIKES!! Anyway, seems much more normal for this time of year. The kids were so excited to see the snow, and honestly so was I. I really want a white Christmas. It has been so hard to get in the Christmas spirit this year. Maybe this will help :) I will post some pictures of it soon.....

Saturday, December 13, 2008


I have been so busy lately, so I haven't been around much, sorry. I have been keeping up on my favorite blogs though;) Just haven't had the time or energy to post on my own. I have to get a lot done today (we don't even have our Christmas decorations up yet) and I have to work from 4 to 11 tonight too. Yuck. Today is one of those days that I just don't want to go. I want to stay home with my family and enjoy just an ordinary day. There have been too few of them since I started working. So, if you get a ordinary day with your loved ones today (even if it's a little boring) be thankful.
Remember the swing set I told you about? Here are some pics! The kids have really enjoyed it. Notice the lack of snow, very strange to this girl from Michigan. Here we are at the middle of December and this is what it looks like. It has snowed twice, but it didn't stay more than 2 or 3 days. It's 50 out today :O Crazy stuff, I tell ya. I sure hope we don't have a brown Christmas.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


I drove by the gas station on my way to work and noticed the price of gas. Now, not long ago I was noticing it too, but not in a good way. It is $1.47 a gallon here!! I really didn't know if we would see the day it would go under $3 again. It is so nice to fill up the little car for $15. What are gas prices where you are?