Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Happy New Year!

The last time I wrote, I know I was a Grinch and did not have very nice things to say about the upcoming Christmas holiday.  However since then I have been able to enjoy sweet coffee times with girlfriends, a great night out with people I went to HS with many years ago ;), a wonderful family Christmas with my parents, Jeff's parents, my sister and her family and my brother-in-law's family!  We have played a little Wii, the kids have slept in, we had a sleepover with  my niece, I have tried to not be so neurotic.  I have gotten in some amazing runs and am actually enjoying the time I have running alone.  We have had  a great break from "life". 

Here are some pictures from our adventures:

I pray that if you read this. . and even if you don't that you have an amazing 2011, with abundant blessings.  I pray your burdens would be light and that there would be many hands in your life to help carry you.  I pray you may live life with laughter and love. 
Have an amazing 2011!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

'Tis the Season to be. . .

A BIG FAT GRINCH!  And that has been me.  I don't know why.  I thought the season was suppose to bring out joy and love and peace.  But I have been far from joyful and peaceful.  I feel lethargic.  I have to get some more gifts, but don't want to face the stores. I want to bake cookies, but honestly, don't want to clean up after it.  I feel like I clean all day!

All these things are suppose to be fun, but I have been a Grinch about them.  And I know that I am not the only one out there.  My friend calls it the "Costco Effect".   Tucson Costco's are one of the worst places to be anytime, as there are only 2 for over a million people.  There is a line of at least 100 people when their doors open everyday!  And the holidays are worse.  She calls it that, because the nicest people you will ever meet will pull into Costco and become nasty.  They don't like it, they don't even mean to do it, but it happens.

I think I have been hit with the "Costco effect".  I am tired of crowds already.  I just want to stay at home with my family and watch Christmas movies, but the facts are the facts.  Jeff has to work, Lauren still has school and homework, and I still have the never ending pile of laundry.   So I will do my best to fight this "Costco effect" and be joyous.  If you have any suggestions on how. . .I would welcome them! 

May you be blessed with joy and stay away from Costco!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

2 Family Funnies

Maybe these two stories will make you giggle:

*Jeff has introduced the kids to some questionable music, but this is funny. 
There is a song I am sure you have heard, with lyrics that say "like a G6, like a G6", over and over.
Well, the other night we listened to Lauren singing it and she kept signing "like a cheese stick, like a cheese stick". 

*I found out from one of Sean's preschool teachers today that during clean up time at school she turned around and he had his pants and underwear down around his ankles.  When asked what he was doing, his matter of fact response was, "I had an itch!"  Then she made him put his pants back on and wash his hands. 

My kids are funny and crazy! Hope you are having a great week!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010