Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

I feel so excited to be ringing in the new year tonight! Really... 2008 was full of blessings but a hard year none the less. We are thankful for the blessings we received in 2008 but excited to put it behind us and start with a fresh 2009. My dreams for 2009 are for my little Braveheart to be happy and healthy - that he gets to have a year off with no big procedures - that turning 5 is an awesome day for him and that in August (sniff... sniff..) the transition to big kid school is exciting for him and that we are able to make Disney happen this year for him. So... goodbye to vent scan #4, cath. #4 and OHS #2. HELLO 2009!!! Happy New Years to all of you!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

One Happy Boy

Kathy... you made Evan's day! You can tell from the pictures that my little man had a great time tonight with his surprise delivery. I'm sure this cape with get more play time than any of the toys under the tree - why don't we ever learn??? Evan is one make believe kid - he stays in make believe mode most of the time. Eric was laughing a while back when he walked into the house to hear me saying, "Evan... I just want to be Mommy... I don't want to be Captain Hook anymore tonight!!!" Thanks Kathy and yes... I would have loved some sunshine today - we are talking single digits here. The smile on his face did fill me with love for ya!!!

This past week has gone much better for me. Things have seemed much calmer and I feel much less stressed. I had a great time last Fri. night with Eric's brother and SIL - we just Love spending time with you guys!!! Their granddaughter Kayla is only a few months older than Evan and they played so well together. Guess what they requested for dinner... LASAGNA (read last post)!!! I made it and there were no *ahem* issues.
We stayed home all day Saturday wrapping presents and watching Christmas shows. I think that really got us excited for Christmas - being able to just stay home and enjoy the tree and seeing the presents wrapped with pretty bows. Evan begged to open some but was okay with just shaking them and trying to guess what was inside.
Sun. my BIL gave a Christmas recital at his church. I had planned on leaving Evan at home w/ Eric and going with my Mom but, Eric had to work so he went with me. I was a little worried since it has been a while since Evan has been in a church like atmosphere but... he did really well. David - you were awesome and made everyone cry with your solo "God Bless my Family." We are so blessed.
Sunday evening I got to spend with my Mom and her BFF. Evan loves to be in the center of our girly conversations, LOL! I Love you both.
Tonight my Mom and I made divinity, mmmmmmmm.... I'm ready for Christmas now!

Monday, December 15, 2008

It's the Holiday Season...

With the whoop-de-do and hickory dock...

I'm singing Christmas songs all day. Whatever is playing when I get out of the car keeps running through my mind. I'm sure I'm driving my co-workers crazy. LOL.

Talking about crazy, life has been crazy. I have been a mess since I've been back to work. We run around the house every morning doing circles. I thought I was doing some better last week. By some better I mean that on Mon. I left Evan's backpack at home with his lunch in it and had to turn around to go back. On Tue. I left my cell phone at home and it is my life line so I had to turn around. On Wed. I went into a zone while driving to school thinking about what all needed to be done and Evan said, "Mommy?" I hit the brakes and turned around... miles past his school mind you. I asked Evan, "Evan.. why didn't you help me out and tell me I had passed school." He replied, "Mommy... I'm tired. What's wrong with you Mommy?" Oiy.

On Sunday we had some of our dear friends over for lunch. I had an agenda of things that needed to be done before they arrived. I hadn't been home on Sat. as my Mom's families Christmas was that day. So Sunday morning I started bright and early with laundry, cleaning, vacuuming, mopping, dusting, making cookies, wrapping gifts and finally the food for lunch. I popped a lasagna into the oven at noon and my guests arrived at 1. I finished the salad (which by the way, I never put the croutons or the pepperocini's on) and thought the lasagna needed to brown on top so I turned the broiler on while I fixed drinks. I turn around and remember THE LASAGNA... I opened the oven and smoke comes out and the alarms start sounding... Thank God for Pizza Hut and their new lasagna dish. Jason and Stephanie, I know your laughing. I'm not.

I had another get together Sun. night and I was the guest and enjoyed myself. On the way home however, our brakes starting grinding and Eric spent half the night changing those. See... crazy...

We had our pictures taken for our Christmas card. Thanks brother for taking them. Merry Christmas and hope you are all well and enjoying the season.

Friday, December 05, 2008