Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!!!

I can't believe it has been two weeks since my last post. It has been a busy two weeks though. We had an amazing trip down in Florida. Christmas in 80 degree weather is absolutely amazing. It was a nice change from the lows in the 30's here. It was great spending time at my moms and dads. We also drove down one day to South Florida to see Chad's mom and grandmother. We also were able to stay 2 nights over at the beach at my mom's place. While we were there Chad's Dad and his wife came over and for dinner. We are so thankful for all of the gifts we received but I am most thankful that we were able to see all of the family. ( I guess I should have told you all earlier that I didn't really need any presents -just your presence is enough for me!!!) It was a great time. Well today is the last day of 2007. What a year it has been!! I am so blessed. I have an amazing family. A lot of things happened this year with our move and all, and everything has just been great. I love my awesome husband and my incredible two children. I love our new home and town. I love our new church and new family there. I love that we are only 6 hours away from seeing my family. (The drive seems shorter and shorter each time). I love that I have amazing friends that I am able to stay in contact via email. I AM BLESSED!!! I hope everyone is thankful for everything that they have in their lives. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

p.s. I will post some pictures from our trip when I get them on the computer!!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Lots of LOVE!!!!

Yesterday evening we went to our church cantata/Christmas dinner. It was wonderful. It is really great to have a second family at church here in Georgia, since I am always missing our family in Florida. The people here in Georgia are just amazing people. I have never heard more "I love yous" from adults to each other. The love is just amazing. They love God and each other.

Anyway back to my sweet little angels. I really wanted them to look extra spiffy for the cantata that was put on by our choir. It is a small church and small choir but their voices were truly amazing.

So here are the to all.

p.s. This tie and jacket were handed down from his awesome older cousin Gunner!! How special!!

p.s.s. We are leaving for Florida for 8 days on Wednesday so I wont be posting while we are gone but will have lots of pics to share when we get back. Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Guess what I have been up to.................

As most of you know I am a candle maker. I started it about 3 years ago this Christmas. We are always on a tight budget for gifts for family and friends. I always like to make homemade gifts too, so this began my candle making career. Since we are leaving in like a week to go down to Florida for Christmas I wanted to make sure I had everything wrapped and ready to go this week. So on Sunday I cranked out 41 candles. I did it during nap time and Chad was outside working so it really didn't cut into our family time. It is really a lot of fun. So this explains my lack of blogging recently(not like I do a lot to begin with_. As of 3pm this afternoon I think I am done with Christmas gifts. Well it wont be official til I ship a couple of packages which I am planning on doing in the morning. Blah...blah ....blah....I am sure you like to hear me think out loud. By the way I am loving the weather here this week in middle Georgia. It is up in the low 80's today. It's like a Florida Christmas for sure!! But I know it wont be around very much longer-it's supposed to be back in the middle 50's this weekend. Well it is nice while it lasts.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

We are now experiencing technical difficulties....please stand by....

Bear with me as I learn out to do this blog decorating stuff.....

Monday, December 3, 2007

Guess what?? More pictures!!

Quick trip to Florida!!

We went down to Florida this past weekend. Chad ran in a half marathon on Saturday. (which he did a great job -although it was a very warm morning) I am so proud of him. While he was doing his run we went to the St. Cloud Christmas parade with my father, step-mother and brothers. St. Cloud has grown so much. We sat near the beginning of the parade route and it was an hour and 45 minutes long. It was very enjoyable to see people I hadn't seen in awhile. The kids loved seeing the bands play and catching candy-although we didn't take any of it home cause we don't eat candy. (that's a whole other post!!) They were very giving with the candy to others though which I was so proud of. After the parade we went back to my dad's and visited for a little while, then we went out to my moms for the night. She lives in Celebration (aka Snow globe world-as I call it). They have the "fake snow" that started on Saturday night and shoots out every hour in the evenings from now until the new year. Santa also arrived and they did the tree lighting. We (you will see in the pic above that my sister,her son, and my grandmother came too!)ate a wonderful dinner out there at one of the restaurants downtown. It was an amazing evening. It was a very quick visit but a very memorable one.