Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Now, I tag
Monday, December 29, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
We started out with the Christmas Eve service at our church and then everyone came to our house for Christmas Eve dinner. It was so nice! Daniel, Caroline, and Cousin Claire made sure to sprinkle the reindeer food out beside the house before they went to bed to wait for Santa to come!
D and Caroline both got everything they wanted from Santa this year. D was so funny--when he was finished opening all of his Santa presents, he looked around at everything and said, "Wow! I didn't know I had been this good this year!" So cute! He got a bunch of big boy toys--I am not really even sure what half of them do or are--Santa just followed directions and got the things he pointed out to mommy! He also got his very first North Face jacket. It matches Daddy's--they are sooo cute! Caroline got a shopping cart with food, a pink pony to ride on, Noah's Ark Little People set, a counting piggy bank, books, stuffed animals and a ton more! Then ofcourse, Paw Paw and MiMi and Gran and Pe Paw had a ton of goodies for them as well. SPOILED!!! :)
My camera had a smudge on the lens that I did not know about, so the pics are a little blurry, but I still treasure them and want to share!
Daniel was so sweet to let C help put out the reindeer food he made!
Uncle Bucky and Cousin Claire
Caroline was very excited about the candy in her stocking. She has a bit of a sweet tooth!
This is D and his new big boy North Face!
Wow! This is just what I wanted! (We heard that a lot!)
C's most favorite things were her suckers and her pink pony!
These are our neighbors--some boys near Daniel's age who came over to play one of the games D got. Notice Caroline right in the middle of things!
I hope you enjoy the pics from the night. Notice that Daniel has on his most favorite shirt (for now!). I also like it, so it works out well that he wants to wear it so often!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
We actually started our night with a delicious dinner at Bonefish. After a nice, relaxing date there, we checked into our beautiful room overlooking the golf course and then headed down for drinks on the balcony area. The weather was absolutely wonderful! There were even a few people out swimming in the super fabulous pool they have there! This morning we woke up and casually sat and drank our coffee (which we never get to do!) then got dressed and headed downstairs for breakfast. After eating we began our awesome visit to the spa! We visited the steam room, whirlpool room, "quiet room," and then had a couples massage. I adore my kids, but Matt and I really enjoyed the time alone. SPECIAL thanks to GRAN for keeping the kids for us. Thankfully, they both went to sleep early, slept all night, and slept late this morning. I guess everyone feels rested and relaxed today! :)
If it does not rain, we are going to ZooLight Safari tonight. I know the kids will love it!
Monday, December 15, 2008
The afternoon was much better. Caroline took a long nap and D and I had some down time. Then we got all dressed and ready to go see the Rockettes! They were amazing! Beautiful ladies dancing in perfect sync, a flying Santa, exploding streamers, the show had it all!
Sunday morning we went to church and then ate brunch with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Country Club. I will have to post the pictures later. I wish that our visit with Santa at the mall could have gone as well! I don't really like the pic we got at the Galleria because neither of the kids are really smiling. We got some great ones at the Club. Caroline just loved the Santa there, and she did not want to leave his lap! I guess everything is better with a belly full of brunch!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I have known many close to me who have struggled to get pregnant. Matt and I got pregnant (twice) with such ease. I never realized how lucky I am.
This morning started out rough. Daniel would not cooperate, and I lost it. I just wanted him to get dressed--is that so much to ask? I yelled at him, in a mean voice. I know that we have all done this. But today, I feel extra bad about it. I should just be happy I have a healthy little man who can ask for "just five more minutes, mom."
I stress about the fact that neither of them will cooperate for our Christmas card picture. They are both all over the place! I should be thankful for children who can run and play, and busy themselves with things other than having their pictures made.
Lord forgive me for being so shallow.
Thank you for my children.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sissy just loved the brilliance of the Christmas tree lights!
Notice the toy closet has been opened during the decorating process. This was after the third glass ornament had been dropped! Ah, the joys of decorating with a toddler!! :)
With beautiful Christmas carols playing in the background and a great fire going (and ofcourse red and green pjs on)--it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008