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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Christmas will be here in 2 days...are ya ready for it? I don't feel as ready as other years, but it will come nevertheless and it will turn out fine. I know it. Today I do not have to go anywhere or do anything in particular, so I'm not. I've noticed an increase level of laziness without the schedule of grad classes. I need a schedule (or very small children home), otherwise I loaf. I just have to admit it. I just brewed some coffee and I'm about to go and enjoy that. Just thought I'd pop in and say, "MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!"

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Snow Forts

Yesterday and today, Allen set about to work on making a snow fort. Here the kids are all enjoying it. The snow is very pretty today. I drove Allen out to a friend's house in Cheshire area. All the trees were laced with snow and the sun was shining brightly. It was just beautiful! I wished that I had my camera with me. It's been a nice day of staying at home. I finally baked some Christmas cookies. Later on, the girls and I will frost and decorate them.

Friday, December 19, 2008

It IS Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas!

Today at 6:00 in the morning, I got notification that school would be canceled. I looked outside. The sidewalks were still clear, right down to the pavement. I thought, "Wouldn't it serve them right, if it doesn't even snow?" I went around turning off the alarms on the clocks and going back to bed. Later when I had gotten up, I saw that snow was definitely coming down! I had to take Alicia to the eye doctor to pick up her new glasses and then to drop off Allen's swim parka at his swim coach's house. The roads were steadily getting worse! Jamie had asked me to stop by his office and pick up a check to deposit into the account...the roads were really getting crazy! That craziness spread to me because I suggested to the girls that we go to Wal-Mart to finish up their shopping. They each needed to find a gift for their Dad. Luckily I don't live far from the store! The schools were very smart to close for the day!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Official Christmas Season may now Begin

Winter's here again...and it looks like my birds are going hungry lately. Yesterday was my Birthday, so now the Christmas season has officially started. I wrapped up some presents today. (More wrapping to come) I also did some shoveling...which was not very fun since it rained on top of the freshly fallen snow. This made the snow very heavy and now my back hurts. I am not done with my Christmas shopping. I enjoy giving gifts...but I don't care for shopping. Especially when I am not sure what I'm looking for.
Only one more week to go. If you are done shopping, please refrain from saying so in the comments! LOL!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

My Siblings and I

Here we are...the 4 siblings. From Left to right: Me, Tim, Rachel, Martha.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Little Librarian and Little Mother

I've gotten such a kick out of this old photo of my sisters and I that I just had to blog about it. There I am at age 2 looking at a library book. Granted it is upside down, but the enthusiasm is there to be sure! I was known as a child to even read to the cats. (Martha, if you have one of those old photos, send it to me)Of course I need to mention my older sister, at age 4 enthusiastically holding the new baby of the family. Later in her life, as most of you know, she became the mother of seven beautiful children. As for me, I was strategically ignoring the new child who took my spot as youngest. Or maybe I was preparing to read to her, who knows. As for Rachel's destiny...she had no teeth yet and wasn't big enough to check out anyone else's. She looks a little upset about that!
Isn't this picture a hoot?

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Excitement in the Air

Audra took this picture of herself. It's not perfect, but somehow I find it appealing. I am done with school work for the semester. So far I have gotten grades for 2 out of 3 classes and did excellent. I am still waiting to know how I did in the other class. I am glad for the break and looking forward to enjoying the holidays. Do you feel the excitement of Christmas in the air? I'm starting to feel it!