Monday, January 19, 2009

Christmas Ramblings..

My awesome parents hosted their first annual "Grandkids Christmas Party". They sent invitations out addressed to the kids and made it very special. The kids played Christmas Bingo where they won ornaments (most of which were my childhood ornaments so it made it special). They decorated cookies, had special drinks and of course had lots of candy. Then my Dad read a Christmas story and then the kids did little talents. My girls sang "Mary had a Baby". And guess who parked his reindeer on the golf course below my parents house? Santa of course! My Dad went and took care of Santa's reindeer so that Santa could come give gifts to the kids. It was a magical evening and we look forward to next year. Love ya Mom and Dad!

Christmas Day
We opened lots of fun presents - but I totally forgot to take pictures of the opening act. The favorite presents for the girls were the plasma cars, microphone and their new play kitchen. My favorite presents were the plethora of gift cards for shopping and my Tiffany's charm bracelet. Thanks babe! Joe's favorites was the red wood garden trellis for his grape vines and the indoor b.ball thing-a-magiggy that folds into the wall.
After gift opening, Ava and I did a little yoga. :-) Not the most classy shot, but I found this on my camera a few days later. Joe - next time shoot from the front - it's a much nicer view! :-) Ava tried doing all the poses for about ten minutes and it was pretty darn cute.

We had a yummy Christmas dinner at my house. The best present of all was that my darling niece Bree was out of the hospital in time for Christmas! Hooray! Keep up the prayers as this week she's getting tested to see if these past few months of chemo have worked. We're praying for a miracle that it's completely gone, vanished, tootaloo.

Well, we had a great Christmas this year. We had a great year in general. And our little family looks forward to many, many more great ones to come. We hope you are too!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Have YOU watched ANNIE lately?

My kids just watched the movie Annie for the first time. This is the result. It gets pretty funny mid-way through. I think I'll buy the soundtrack, unless anyone has it and they don't mind me breaking the law to burn it? :-)

I think Ava will be a drama major someday.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


I found this commentary on another blog ( about just how harmful abortion is --- to EVERYONE. I could not have written it any better, so PLEASE visit this blog and be informed. This woman really puts things into PERSPECTIVE. WOW is all I can say.

Monday, January 5, 2009

For Your Enjoynment

Since I've been a lame blogger lately, I'm making up for it with this hilarious video, Enjoy!