Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2009 Review

Wow 2009 is almost over! I cannot believe how fast this year has flown by....although there were moments that seemed like they would never end. Anyway, looking back at this year:
January-moved out of second rental & in with my parents while our house was being built
February-Jax begins to walk
March-Jim turns 32
April-Our anniversary, married 7 years
May-Preparation to move into our house
June-move into our new home, Amy turns 31
July-lots of unpacking!
August-Ross turns 4
September-Ross begins his last year of preschool
October-Best Halloween ever, the boys loved it and walked alot around the neighborhood
Jim & I spent a weekend in Asheville and visited Biltmore (first vacation w/o
kids since I was 6 months pregnant with Jax)
December-Jax turns 2, Hosted both sides of the family in our home for Christmas.

After looking over the moments above it has occurred to me that this year has flown and I hope to take the next year a little slower (yeah right).

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

Joy is what the season is all about. The boys are so excited about today and tomorrow! Come to think of it I am too!! Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas! We have family coming over on Christmas Ever and Christmas Day. I love having family gatherings and I also love family time with just us and the boys. I am looking forward to the next few days, just slowing down and enjoying the time we spend together.
Speaking of is having another frig in your basement when the one in your kitchen is having issues. Yep...the frig is out of commission for now and tomorrow is Christmas Eve (well as I am writing this it is 1am on Christmas Eve) and no customer service to talk to at 11pm when we discovered the issue. Oh well, I just feel blessed to have another frig and I am not letting get bother my joy of the season, the frig just isn't a big deal it will get fixed. I am feeling the joy and peace of the season!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy 2nd Birthday Jax

Wow! I cannot believe Jax is 2 years old today. Time really does fly. Yesterday we had Papa & Nana, Papa & Mama & Aunt Beth over to celebrate. Jax had a really good time. He had a cake with the tractor/farm theme (made by me of course). He loved it and he got lots of presents. He is growing into a very independent little man and is becoming very open about what he wants and when he wants it. Come to think of it, he has been like that for a while. His vocabulary amazes me every day. He continues to suck his thumb (so cute). He always wants to know where Ross is and always wants to "play a few more minutes" (he gets that from Ross). To this day, he still has not had his first haircut, I cannot bear to do it, I know I will have to sooner or later but I know the instant that we get his hair cut he will look like a little boy instead of our little baby. For the last few nights he wants to sleep in the bed with Ross instead of in his crib.
I guess I am still holding on to the baby part of it, knowing that it will soon be a thing of the past.
Happy Birthday Jax!

Monday, December 14, 2009

December To Do List

Lots to do and only a short amount of time to get it all done. I have so many lists that it is getting hard to keep up with them. Oh yes, the joy of the holiday season...I just love this time of year!! I really should post some pictures...

Ross is getting excited about Santa coming and Jax is not really sure what is happening, he knows who Santa is but not sure what he does. I cannot wait to see their faces on Christmas Day! I not sure who is more excited, them or me??

Monday, December 7, 2009

Quiet Night

Tonight Ross has gone to spend the night with Papa and Nana, he was so excited when I told him that Nana was picking him up soon earlier today. He helped pack his clothes and he made sure to take a few toys and Winnie and also Big Winnie. He said that he needed to take Big Winnie (large Winnie the Pooh) so Winnie could sleep with and keep Papa warm tonight (Because Nana has to sleep with Ross). Ross also told me to stay warm tonight (since I would be sleeping without him). He is so sweet and thoughtful!!

Jax and I played and he went down to sleep. So sweet!

Me, quiet time.......Sweet!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Ross' Artwork

This is a Duck

This is a Dolphin

Really good artist!! And he is only 4!!
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December & Christmas Spirit

December 1st.....and I am so excited about Christmas. I am not sure if it is that we are celebrating for the first time in our new home, or that the boys are so excited about it, or if it is the spirit of the holidays that makes it such a warm and happy time of year. Either way, I am loving it!

Tonight I fixed breakfast for dinner: eggs, bacon, and pancakes. It was a new recipe for the pancakes and they were great! Ross said "Mommy, Your pancakes are good they are my favorite, and Nana's" Jax & Ross ate alot tonight and were actually quickly to fall asleep tonight. They LOVE pancakes!! Did I mention that earlier??

I am watching National Lampoons Christmas Vacation on TV and that movie is my all time favorite Christmas movie!! Funny!!