Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

We hope you all can take some time in this busy season to just pause and enjoy the simple things around you.

Merry Christmas and God bless you in 2009!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Happy Snow

I figure if we're gonna have to have winter, then let's have it! Forget the gray, dreary days with zero-ish temperatures. Let's just go all out: snow, wind, and super freezing cold!

Friday I got my wish. We were dumped on and it was wonderful. It made me giddy and giggly again. Friday night I decided (even though it was still snowing a bit) to clear off the car and go Christmas shopping. It took a while to get there, but I did. Too bad most of the malls at the store were closed! That's okay, I still had fun.

Jeff started sneaking some pictures without my knowledge and caught my magnificent fall...

But eventually everything was cleared off and dug out. Mission accomplished! After a quick change of clothes, I hit the lonely malls. Best time to go shopping, in my humble opinion.

Enjoy it while it lasts, folks! I hear rain is in the forecast. Yuck!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Yes she is... Eleven Months Old!

Wow. She's almost one. Where did the year go? So many changes... so much growth! Here are a few favourites from the last bit.

Maria and Mikayla were down for 12 days. Just left yesterday. It was a wonderful, early Christmas treat to have them down and to see, once again, how vastly different our two babies are in terms of personality! I think Kaiya scared Mikayla off a bit! Here are the two darlings (not to mention the two hot moms...ahem!) opening up some Christmas goodies.
Here's my little monkey (notice the Christmas bib). We've taken to calling her every variation of "monkey" lately. The most common is "monkey brains," but Jeff sometimes calls her "monkey guts" too. (!) Only dads can get away with these things. Although it could be argued that monkey brains aren't a heck of a lot better than monkey guts. What do you think?
And here's the sweet darling tonight, when Jeff was putting her to bed. There are three little teeth in that beautiful mouth of hers now. I just never get tired of that sweet little smile.

By the way, dear readers, I'm well aware of my lack of blogging inspiration as of late. Sadly, it happens to the best of us... ;) While I always fear losing my committed audience, I unfortunately can't promise any good posts in the near future. Call it the blogging blues, if you will. But who knows... maybe having Jeff home for two weeks will somehow revitalize my verbosity. We shall see! But thanks, always, for checking in.