Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Already 2008

I can not believe how fast 2007 went. It just seems like we celebrated New Years 2007 and now it is 2008! I used to roll my eyes when my parents said "time flies as you get older" I guess I am older. It seems like it was just the 80's ! Amazing how fast your life does fly by, things change, you grow up and older. Or I should say you get older and try not to grown up just become more responsible. It has been a good year for our family. We are blessed to be surrounded by most of our immediate family. The kids have been very healthy. As last year came to an end we have had several member of our immediate family and close friends who have been diagnosed with some health issues. We are praying this year continues to be a good year of health for everyone. My sister moves this year so I am sure that that will be a challenging time of the year. I will miss her dearly. I am really glad we both will have free long distance- I am sure our phone companies wil be HATING us.

Christmas was wonderful! It is very busy of course. On the 22nd we hosted a "white elephant"
or a "dirty Santa" party. We had 60 plus of our closest friends and some family. We did a gift exchange between 46 people. WOW that was interesting. We had a blast!!!! Then Christmas eve morning we went to my moms house for brunch, then at 2 pm we hosted another get together with Johns mom (it is her birthday and we get together every Christmas eve night) It was funny as cars started to pull up my neighbor called and asked if "we was crazy and going for round two".
Christmas morning we opened presents at our home with the kids, they got to play for a little bit while John and I shoveled. We finally got a white Christmas!!! I was so excited we wake up and see it snowing! We got about a foot of snow, It was a winter wonder land.Then we packed them up and went to Johns dads house. We were there for a little while and then loaded up the sleigh and went to my sister Wendy's house. We were there till about midnight. Santa always visits Wendy's house on Christmas, the kids are floored that he knows where they are, what they got and what they wanted. It is great. ( My dad is Santa every year) I hope the kids get a few more years out of it before they catch on that it is him. My grandfather used to do that for us when we were little and I think my dad wants to carry on the tradition and see the looks on the kids faces the same as his father once saw. His dad passed away 2 years ago.
The has not been to much new to report in 2008. The kids are back at school and preschool John and I are back to work. The schedule is back to normal and we are up and running. I am glad to have things back to normal, but a part of me is always sad to see the holidays come to an end.

I will leave you with this cute story. Madison had been into Webkinz. She had got a few for Christmas and with some of her Christams money she purchased more. She realized she had no more money and wnated to get more so she gathered some of her old stiffed animals and went to the back yard with a sign she made it read "10$" she was trying to sell her old stuffed animals to passer byers to try to get more money for a new webkinz. She would ask people as they walked by"do you have any money?" Most people jogging or walking the green belt did not carry money. Sorry to day say she had no luck. Here are some pics of her and her new store. It makes me giggle to think I have a 6 years old business girl. I am back sorry I have been gone for so long! As you can tell it was a crazy and fun holiday season!


Kila said...

My oldest boy is an entrepreneur like Madison ;)

Glad you are back and doing well!

Susie PSU said...

Glad to see you are blogging again! You and Wendy will miss each other a LOT, tis true, tis true...

Denise said...

Sounds like Christmas was so much fun! Wow! SIXTY people! Love the story about Madison!

my4kids said...

Totally sounds like something my Madison would do! :)

Glad to see you blogging I missed your posts.

Sounds like you had a great Christmas and I totally agree with you about the years seeming to get shorter.....although this year seemed to be longer with everything going on.

Laura said...

I hear ya, sister - busy busy! It took me "forever" to post a blog about Christmas! Love the new business - I used to that when I was a kid.

I can't believe how full your house was! I'm guessing that's how our house will be in a few weeks for Evelyn's first birthday. I'm excited and yet dreading the chaos a little bit.

Kristen said...

Oh man, dude, I totally would have bought one!

Your house looks incredibly crowded in that picture.

Who is that handsome man kneeling down in the background of the picture with John and Santa? He's hot!

Wendy said...

WOW! That white santa pic of the crowd brought back the night all over again. IT WAS A CRAZY NIGHT. Lots o' people!!! Fun holiday!!