Wednesday, December 31, 2008
The day after Christmas, we headed out of town to Richard's parents' for a couple of days. This is where the boys got Rock Band. They didn't get to play it until they got home, but they LOVE it! You might have to click on the collage to see it better, but my FIL made Bryce a sword. Bryce was in heaven! He has been asking us for a real sword to hang on his wall, and our answer is "you're crazy!" All those boys upstairs, with a sword, I can see it now. This wooden version is a good compromise, and was a complete surprise. You can also see a picture of the entire group. This was a riot because nobody could remember how to set their camera to do this! Luckily, I had my manual in my bag and figured it out. I also found a few settings and "perks" my camera has that I had completely forgotten about!
Christmas morning was alot of fun. The boys were so excited to get downstairs and see what Santa left them. Every year there seems to be one gift that is absolutely perfect. This year, that gift was Braden's. His baseball team is the Rays, and we plan to take a trip there this summer. We have some connections, so we are actually going to get to meet the team! Richard and I got him the full set of Rookie cards for the whole team. He'll be able to get them signed when we go! He loved them.
You see me holding my favorite gift. Cade made that flower with torn paper at school. I will treasure it always.
I'm going back to post all the fun things we were able to do during the Christmas season. Bryce had his annual Christmas band concert, and it was awesome! Their band is so unbelievable. I was so proud of him. We also found out that he made the honor band as an alternate. Considering he has only played the french horn for a few months, I think that is pretty great! Two sets of grandparents were able to be there, and I know that made him happy.
By the way, if I look tired...I was!! Working was kicking my butt!!
Monday, December 29, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Update: We got our Christmas miracle. At about 11:00 this morning we got a call from a woman who said they had Britney. They live just down the street from us! I can't believe she's been that close this whole time. She was safe and well cared for this whole time. We are VERY happy to have her home!
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!
I hope you are all having a great day with your families. All my boys (even Richard) are upstairs having a nerf gun war, and I'm downloading pictures from this morning. This one is from last night. We're on our way to my brother's in a little while.
Have a great day!!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
No word on our dog yet. She is still missing. Thank you all for your sweet comments. I did have one "anonymous" comment that wasn't so nice, but that's ok. It's real easy to be cruel and ugly when you hide your identity. If she'd like to comment with her name, I'll be happy to respond.
I hope everyone is enjoying their Christmas Eve. We're about to head over to my parents' for some seafood gumbo. That seems to be the meal of choice on Christmas Eve here in South Louisiana.
Have a Merry Christmas!!!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
This journal entry is so funny! I actually walked in his class while he was writing this. He was so happy to show me what he wrote until he remembered what it said! I read it, and then looked up at him. He turned red and sheepishly said, "Are you mad?". Of course not! He was sweet to have eaten it and not complained. I was very thankful.
Cade was watching tv the other night, and there must have been a storyline about a surprise party because he came in the room and announced that he wanted a surprise party. I chuckled at him, and he said, "It's three months away, I'll forget by then."
We're on our way to Bryce's Christmas band concert tonight. It doesn't start until 8:00! Can I tell you how bad I want to be in the bathtub right now? Not that I don't want to see the concert. I have really been looking forward to it, but I just wish it was a couple hours earlier!
I can't believe we're so close to Christmas!! I think I have everything ready, but keep thinking, surely I've missed something! What is it?!?!
Monday, December 15, 2008
I wanted to share this site with you. A friend of mine sells these t-shirts and they are the cutest things! There are all kinds of different colors and styles! I love that they are different from anything I've ever seen. I ordered one for a gift, and, of course, one for me too!! You can check it out here
I'm off to another day at school. I had 3 days of work, and then 4 days off. Not a bad first week of work ;) This is the last week before the Christmas holidays, so it should be crazy and fun!
Have a great day!!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
You'll never guess what I decided to do with them after this! We went to Chuck E. Ch**se. I guess having them running around a place that wasn't my house was more appealing than staying home. It wasn't bad because there was hardly anyone there. It sure beat school ;)
Friday, December 12, 2008
My parents came over yesterday to play in the snow with us. After everyone was frozen, we made a great big breakfast complete with hot chocolate. Then we went upstairs and watched the Polar Express. It was the perfect winter day.
The kids (and me) are off of school again today. I know all you northerners think that's crazy, but nobody here is used to icy conditions, so I guess they didn't want the buses driving through it. I think we'll make that gingerbread house kit that the boys have been driving me crazy about, and maybe I'll finish wrapping gifts.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
The beginnings of a snowman.