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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Been a busy holiday weekend

Christmas Eve was spent getting ready for Christmas with my mother and grandmother and family. God sent us a surprise and we had a snow storm so we had a white Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. It was so fun to watch the kids in the snow!!! Christmas Eve Candlelight Services was beautiful although it was entertaining with Miss E who didn't have a nap so she was in rare form.

Grandma bought Miss E a kitchen set with dishes and food. Miss E LOVED it!! She was being a brat and throwing fits. As soon as we brought out the kitchen set, she was hooked. She had her "baby" and she was busy playing. Landon had fun on his new toys as well.

Santa brought the kids a tricycle for Miss E and a new, fast nerf gun for Mr L. Mr L was soooo happy. Then we busted out of the house dressed in our new Christmas Clothes to leave for Granbury to spend time with Damon's family. Miss E got a real rocking horse and Mr. L got a Leapster handheld. Which he has barely put down since Christmas Day. Miss E also got a baby doll and stoller so she promptly put the baby in the stroller and then pushed it all around. We then left later in the afternoon and hauled booty on our way to Cranfills Gap to have Christmas with my family. We were there about an hour when I called in some help to meet Damon halfway between Hamilton and Gap to pick up Miss E because she was very tired and being very uncooperative. After she was gone, we were able to enjoy the evening a lot more without having to worry about her sneaking out and getting into their pool or falling down the stairs.

Saturday was a sad day for us. We had to go to a funeral for a friend of ours who was stabbed and died from his injuries. He left behind a lot of friends, a young wife, and grieving family. I guess with all of the preperations for Christmas with the family I didn't let myself think about it, so at the funeral, I really broke down. I guess since it was so tragic the circumstances by which it happened, it was so much more sad. By the time the funeral and graveside services were done, I was so drained, I real wasn't sure if I wanted to go to my family's Christmas. But we did go and had a good time.

Today's been a lazy day. I did some laundry, but not much. A friend of ours came by with her kids and hung out at our house. We warmed up leftover homemade quesadillas and tamales and I whipped up some homemade salsa, and we chowed down on that while the kids played. We talked and hung out. It was good to see her since they live near Houston and don't get down here that often. It was a great way to wind down the weekend, spending a lazy Sunday with a good friend and good food.

My baby girl turned two today!! I can't believe my baby is two!?!! We are going to have a little party for her New Year's Day. It's kind of sad that my baby is no longer a baby, and really she comes up with new things every day to do and say. My little curly top mop..I love her soooo much even though she sometimes causes me to pull my hair out of my head.

I guess I better get to folding and put away laundry, and get the kids ready for bed. But I'm gonna do that while watching the Cowboys play the Redskins. Go Boys!!!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Oh a white christmas

Here in Texas we actually had a white Christmas. We never have white Christmas's in our area so it was very special. The kids loved plating in the snow yesterday.
Christmas eve we went to candlelight services at church & then came home & opened gifts from nanny & my mom & family.
Grandma got the kids some great gifts but the favorite of the night was a full kitchen set she got Emma. Emma had a blast playing with it.

Santa brought Landon his nerf gum he wanted so badly & Emma a tricycle.

Today's a busy day, we're headed to granbury to spend time with Damon's family & them headed to Gap for Christmas with my family. The snow covering the ground is beautiful as we drive.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sadness and Joy

Today was a day, that I was just going to take care of cleaning my house for guests that will be coming over the holidays. But last night we received a call that changed us. A friend of ours called and said that his brother in law was involved in a fight and that he was stabbed. Damon has known his brother-in-law for several years and they are good friends. Then this morning around 4am our friend came by to let us know that he had passed away. During a season that is supposed to be joyous with the birth of our Savior and time with family, there is so much sadness. Our prayers go out to his family, his wife and his family.

Monday, December 21, 2009

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Well we had a great time at Damon's company Christmas party on Friday night. We then went out to the toad and had a few drinks with friends. Saturday Damon worked most of the day, and I was supposed to be cleaning house, but it din't work out that way. I was tired and had no motivation. We then went and cut firewood out at his mom's house.

Sunday we left early to head to Waco to do Christmas shopping. We had lunch with Damon's family and ate too good. Then we braved the crazy crowds at Waco, to pick up gifts for the family. Well while we were there, Damon's brother calls to let him know that his mother's truck has a dead battery in the Best Buy parking lot. We go over there and have to wait for the guys to go to Walmart to pick up another battery so they could get home. We had to do grocery shopping as well. We got home right at nine after leaving at 10 in the morning.

This morning I was looking forward to having a nice quiet day, cleaning house, taking it easy, washing laundry and reading a book our lovely elementary principal and vice principal got for us. Instead my son woke up with pink eye. I'm not entirely convinced it's pink eye since we were cutting firewood saturday and he was out there with us. I'm wondering if his allergies just went haywire. But we have some eye drops, and I'm washing sheets and other bedding and gonna have to bleach the house and make sure everyone washes their hands.

May have to wait until hubby comes home tonight to go to gym. I've missed my run the last two days. Although his aunt did tell me Saturday that she'll be running/walking in the 10k at Cowtown too. So I'll at least have someone there to go with, instead of waking my husband up at an un-Godly hour to go with me.

I'm hoping my family is healthy this Christmas, or it's gonna be a long holiday weekend!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Almost that time

Holidays usually mean one thing. Running around trying to get everything done before Christmas. It should be the time of craziness! I'm trying to be calm and remember the joy of the season, and honestly I have to remind myself of that quiet often.

But as the year winds down and we celebrate Christmas, I'm reflecting on the fact that I will be thirty next year. It's a little hard to believe! And even though it's six months away, several people I know are turning 30 and having a hard time with it. Maybe it just hasn't hit me yet, or maybe it won't because right now I'm at a really good place. At this time I'm not stressing about turning thirty. I think some of it has to do with some things

1) I have a great husband and kids. My husband drives me crazy sometimes, but those times are few and far between. Mainly he makes me laugh and teaches me to let go of the small stuff in life. My kids are the second loves of my life and I have to remind myself sometimes to slow down and take them in, because they are only young for a short time, and soon they will be celebrating all of their milestone birthdays.
2) I'm healthier than I've been in about ten to twelve years. Although I'm a little heavier than I was ten years ago, I'm healthier than I was then. My metabolism kept me skinny back then, now I can't do that! :) I have to watch what I eat and get my booty to the gym. I'm actually running and enjoying it. I ran my first 5k in August and plan to run a 10k in February. I love the way I feel after I work out, and it helps blow off steam and helps me to become a better wife and mother.
3) I'm returning to school for my master's. And although it's difficult because I don't qualify for financial aide since I'm only taking 3 hours a semester, I'm learning and enjoying it. Education is the one thing people can't take away. I know that this can get me more money, and if we ever do move out of Hamilton, a Master's degree will surely help out in the job front. I also like the idea of saying one day. "I have a Master's Degree."
4) I have great friends. Even though I may not see them everyday, both new and old friends alike are there when it counts. I know I can call up my girlfriends I've known since High school and they will be willing to lend and ear or two. And my new friends are a riot, and I love hanging out with them when we all get together.
5) I'm focusing more on my spiritual life and where I want it to go. It's a learning process. But each day I try to remember to ask God to mold me into the woman he wants me to be. There is a peace whenever I spend time alone and in His prescence, and I want more of that.
6) I have a job that I enjoy going to work each day, well most of the time!! I get off many times when my kids are off, and get to work with the most amazing people.

Maybe that's why I'm not freaking about turning 30 yet. (Notice I said yet, I have no clue how I'll be in about five months)I'm counting my blessings and realizing that my life is coming together in a place where I want it to be. It's a labor of love to keep it that way.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas lights & family bonding

It's become a tradition for us & my family to go see the Nature in Lights in belton. Last night we went & had family bonding. Although afterwards I wondered if family bonding is all it's cracked up to be!! Just kidding!

Miss Thing was so cute. She was looking at the window, and saying pretty!! It was so cute, and my son was just talking up a storm about the lights. They had a lot of fun. But Miss E was so tired of being in her carseat that when you tried to put her back in it after driving through she threw a HUGE fit.

Then when trying to go eat at the cracker barrel, we took a wrong turn & got lost in the burbs. I pulled out my map on my phone trying to explain to the hubby he needed to go left, & he's frustrated, & decides to go right. Well we end up more lost & at a dead end. I had to bite my lip to keep from telling him I told you so.

Finally get to the restaurant & of course the kids want to play in the store. Although by the time the food came they both dug in. We got home at nearly 11 & pretty much fell into bed.

That was enough fun to last me till next year. :)