The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family. ~Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Has it been so long already?

Shoot, I just wrote on the 12th & here it is December 30th!

Jaylyn turned 8 on the 21st. Busy day. She was so excited to be baptized! She opened gifts in the morning at 9am, we had church from 12:30-3:30, her baptism was at 5pm, Community Christmas concert that Jaylyn, Nicole, McKay and Keeley were involved in was at 7pm.... and then home for cake & ice cream. Whew! We survived and it was a wonderful day.

Christmas was wonderful mainly because our entire family was here at our house. I LOVE the craziness involved when we're all together. Noisy, cluttery, loving, WONDERFUL! Thanks for being here everybody! Wesley had a ball crinkling up the wrapping paper, I don't know if I got enough pictures of him opening gifts. He really just didn't get it.... first there's pretty, crackly paper, and then it disappears & there's a toy. lol He much preferred the paper.

Now, to finish off the old year, we're sharing a bout of the stomach flu. Anyone care to join? First was Wesley - then Darren - this morning Nicole - and now Jaylyn. Who's next? I'm opting out, we all know Mom's don't get time off for sick days.

Have a wonderful New Year's Eve celebration tomorrow night! May your reflections on 2008 find many happy moments to cherish.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Wow! Nicole is 6 already! Happy birthday sister! She is excited to have a few friends over after school for a party. This evening we'll have dinner with the family (Brett & Brianna and Darren here make it extra special!) and then do gifts and cake & ice cream.

When I asked Nicole what she wanted for dinner she said: "You know that kind where you put a whole bunch of stuff on the counter and then we get to choose? Like a... a... a... buffet? lol! On her buffet she wants chicken, salad, mashed potatoes, and a whole carrot. :D Ah.... to be 6. :)