Thursday, December 31, 2009


We celebrated about 8pm with Ben and Caitlyn so they could go to bed. We put on our party hats and popped our "crackers" and blew our obnoxious horns to welcome in 2010. Amanda is going to make it to midnight, but I am not sure I will. I am so tired. I am glad this year is over, it has not been the best but I do have so much to be thankful for. Healthy, happy kids; a (new) job that I like, I survived and healed well from 3 surgeries; wonderful friends. I hope the new year brings many blessings and surprises for my family and friends!

Monday, December 14, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.......

The tree is up, the presents are bought (but not wrapped yet), the cookies are made, the cards are addressed and ready to be mailed tomorrow. Wow, this is the earliest I have ever been this done. I still have so much to do though. The kids are excited. Amanda's last day of school is Friday the 18th and she is off for 2 weeks. Mom is also off the same time from MTI. I have to work, but it should be quiet around there. Ben and Caitlyn are old enough this year that it has been fun to see their excitement.

I can't believe another year is almost over. It hasn't been the year I expected it to be, but it has been filled with blessings and love.

Merry Christmas to all.