Sunday, December 31, 2006

The Year 2006!

What a year !
It started out with a Trip to Las Vegas , our very First CHA for the store. It was a blast!
Then Josh turned 6 years old and it was quite a learning year.
Kate and I did allot of improvements on the house this year , the bedroom got a face lift and the living room a new coat of paint, a new sofa and curtains. We just need to change the flooring and it will be complete. Well except for the fact that Kate wants to knock down the wall.
Summer brought our annual trip to Rehoboth beach , which is always the best of times. I love the people that go and we didn't know it then , but it would be possibly the last time we all get to go together. Which makes me sad. There will only be 6 of us going this year due to some issues with some of the couples time wise and financial issues. But we will always have fun in RB and we will miss those not with us. Who knows maybe new people will join in our tradition.
The fall came and Josh was swallowed by the big yellow monster! I still remember that feeling that day that I lost a little piece of my baby. And I didn't know how true that was , but he is growing up so fast. 1st Grade has shown me how much. He is developing his own little personality and making some of his own choices. He has to learn how to make his own decisions when I am not around, and you can only sit back on some things and let him do that. It is hard and painful sometimes, and other times you kinda beam knowing that you have given some of the morals, values and tools for him to make the right choices.
We are having a very mild winter this year and we had a fantastic holiday open house once again. It was over flowing with people and Kate and I just love to see our friends and families pile in our house till it burst. Each year we see our ole friends that come every year and also invite in new friends that we have met thru the year. It is a wonderful blend of our life and a great way to measure your life. Friends are very important to us. Sometimes you wonder who your true friends are, but we know with each year that comes and goes , we have some of the most wonderful people in the world in our life. That is what is important.
So as 2006 comes to a close and 2007 waits to open new doors and adventures, I hope you can also reflect on some great times in 2006, and look at 2007 as another year to make even more great memories.
Whatever you do to celebrate , have fun and please be safe!!

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Our Christmas was so wonderful!

Made this little card for all of you to enjoy !

Thursday, December 14, 2006

We are ready Santa!!

Our house is ready for Santa! We did some things different this year, and we are loving it.
The tree is so beautiful , Kate and Josh did alot of the ornaments , and everything is perfect!
Some of our favorite Holiday things here!

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Nothing better then a pajama day to do the decorations. Josh was really into decorating the tree this year, I enjoyed his excitement as he hung each ornament with care. I am so glad he still believes, and honestly I hope he doesn't tell me when he doesn't anymore. I will be sad when that part of the magic is gone. So I am going to enjoy each and every year and look back on all the magic the season brings!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

It just doesn't get cuter then this!

Losing your first tooth! I don't remember as a child losing any of my teeth , but if I was half as excited as Josh was then it was a great time. He worked on it for a good 15 minutes, then came back from brushing his teeth with it in hand. Jumping up and down and so excited that there was no longer one tooth in his mouth. It is amazing what kids think about these things. While they are so excited because it means they are getting older, bigger . I felt that little sadness that he is getting older and bigger. I went right to the first time we saw this little tooth coming in at 4 months old. Now it has run a cycle and is no longer there. Life is truly amazing , it is the little things that makes up the big thing called life. I am so frigin blessed to be able to watch this amazing little person grow every inch. There truly is nothing more amazing and wonderful. It makes all the other things seem so small.
People often ask me how I do " it " . I must say it is because of Josh. When I get angry or upset about everyday things, things not going exactly how I want, people letting me down. I must say I just go to my happy place. The place where I remember many conversations with God , asking for a miracle , asking for Josh. I remember not really caring about anything else. So when I get fustrated with people or things, I just remember that it too will pass, and I get to come home and see my little guy. There is nothing that can compare to that. Enjoy the holiday season! Less then 2 weeks to go.

Monday, December 04, 2006

We found our Christmas Tree!

We found out Christmas Tree!
We found out Christmas Tree! You have to love an hour when everything you expected it to be is!I find that those moments happen a little less these days, I am not complaininglife just happens and you just can't control the minutes most of the time.SO when you plan something out and it goes according to how you wanted it to go, no one messes with it and you come out smiling. That is a GOOD time! You just have to sit back and cherish it. So here is one of those times. I wanted to share.

Tonight we are going to start decorating and we will share our christmas home soon. Hope this holiday season brings you peace and joy.