Friday, January 30, 2009

Wednesday night scrapping!

It makes me so happy when I get to scrapbook in the middle of the week! Mom and Dad... thanks for watching G - he can't stop talking about hunting bugs! and Jiller.... thank you so much for coming over to scrap with me! I needed some girls time to break in the cricut and have some wine and yummy cheese! You're the best!!!!!

Stoney Creek

I told you I was going to post this one Jackie... It makes me laugh!!!! :o)

We had a great time last Saturday night at the golf course with a bunch of our friends! We sang and danced and I even learned how to play tippy cup - a first for me! It was a great time!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Snow Fun!

It was finally warm enough today for us to play outside! It was 20 degrees... which is still a little too cold for me, Gavin could have lasted a lot longer than I did today! But none the less, way better than -33; I was starting to feel like we live in Antartica! We had fun making snow angels, throwing the snow at each other, and falling into the snow banks! The best part was the hot chocolate we made when we got inside!

Monday, January 19, 2009

G and Papa... and a brand new choo choo!

What Gavin really wanted for Christmas was a Choo Choo train. When we saw Santa, it was the only thing he asked for, and everyday he wants to go "find a train, mommy!" So he was thrilled when his "big present" from nana and papa was his very own choo choo! He had so much fun putting it together with papa and then pushing the little train all around the track, the whole time singing "a chug a chug a chug a chug a chug a chug a chooooo choooo!" he plays with it everyday - it's so fun for him! It came with it's own train table, so he can create an entire village around the track!

Lots of {LoVe!!!}

Gotta love things like kisses, rides from aunties, new toys - especially very cool disney mr potato head parts... but it really doesn't get any better than a brand new BOX!!!

Merry Christmas! (again!)

Sorry for the late post... I got behind somehow! We celebrated Christmas with my family over new year's weekend. Thank you to everyone for being so willing to work around my crazy schedule! We always have such a great time with my family - and Gavin and Owen were a blast this year! It's so fun to watch them grow up together, already there mear one year age difference doesn't seem so far apart! Thank you Thank you and Thank you to everyone for all of the gifts - we are all so spoiled!!!! Bryan really wanted new faucets for the bathroom this year (yes, sad as it is.... does that mean we are getting old?!? so practical!) Anyway, thanks to a few home depot gift cards, we made the big purchase last weekend... can't wait to see how they look once plumber Bryan figures out how to install them!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Grandpa Reuben

We Love You And We Will Miss You Very Much!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy 2009...

I'm not usually one to make a new year's resolution, but some events in the last couple of days have made me realize how precious my family is and how I really need to treasure every second that I have with them. My profession sees a lot of sadness at times, and it seems lately at work there has been more than enough to go around. Then Bryan came home one day and told me about a family that had lost their two year old - maybe it just hit a little too close to home, or maybe that fear every mother has finally became a realization, maybe I just know and see too much at work. Whatever it was, I feel this extra need to hug and kiss and just cherish my little boy. Who cares if I have fingernail polish on my couch - why does it matter that he likes me to lay next to him until he falls asleep - then sometimes he still comes in my room at 2 am and says "are you sleeping mommy?" I don't care that there are toys covering our basement floor and that the sink was full of dishes when my neighbor came over one day. I really don't care that half the rooms in my house are empty - as long as we have what we need to live. I'm trying really hard to have a positive attitude about my commute this winter - even though I almost got ran over by a bus this morning (that I wasn't so positive about and the company did receive a nasty e-mail and I did cry about that to Bryan - note everyone... never travel with Charter America - they almost killed me today) Anyway, I feel blessed to have a "spirited" little boy who keeps me on my toes and makes sure I never know what he might do next. My resolution this year is to not sweat the small stuff - because that itsn't the stuff that really matters anyway. I have a healthy and happy family - and that I'm grateful for....