Monday, November 28, 2005

Monday Getting Ready for Christmas

This is snow from the day before Thanksgiving. I took this picture standing at our front door. It was very pretty, but the temperatures were down in the 20's. Now it is 4 days later and it is in the 70's wonder we were all sick over the holiday. Everyone is finally getting over the nasty cold. Lyanna is the last of us. She still has a little cough, but as always has been smiling and laughing. She is such a good baby.

We started putting out our Christmas decorations inside the house. We put the village up over the kitchen cabinets. It looks pretty. I love the warm cozy feeling that the decorations give the least to me they do. Brad loves to put them all out too. He wore himself out yesterday finishing the outside.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Mushy thanks God stuff today....

It's the day after Thanksgiving and I realize that I didn't say anything about what I was thankful for yesterday..duh. I am so thankful for my family. My husband and my two girls and my extended. Never in a million years did I think I would ever be so blessed in my life.

On my 30th birthday I was just divorced, just finding my own place, starting a new career... I was a mess. I thought I was going to be the old single woman with 50 cats that all the kids in the neighborhood were scared of. That I was going to be single forever...

It took me 3 years of dating before Brad and I found each other. Even when he is driving me nuts I think how much I love him.

I am thankful that God brought him into my life, that we have two healthy babies, and that he has blessed us with the means to live a comfortable life. I try not to take anything for granted anymore.

So thanks God, I appreciate everything you have done for me and blessed me with!


Thursday, November 24, 2005

Thanksgiving 2005

Well, it's another Thanksgiving. We are staying in Ohio again this year. It makes sense for us to do, we spend TG here and then go to Arkansas for Christmas. Doesn't mean that it's always easy for me. I was cleaning up Kenzie's breakfast, listening to the preperations on TV for the parade and thinking about what would be going on at "home".

I can see my mom up and working on getting the turkey in the oven. My dad helping out with making sure the bird is stuffed right. My brother (who lives next door) coming in like Kramer and getting a cup of coffee before he leaves to go to his in-laws.

I miss my family and those things.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Introductions, I suppose, are needed

This is me and my husband, Brad. We are standing at "The Old Mill" in North Little Rock, Arkansas. This is where we were married in April of 2003.

I am a 35 year old mom of two. I grew up in rural Arkansas. My parents were both teachers and I followed in their footsteps. I have two younger brothers (identical twins). We are all very close to each other which is kind of strange these days.

I'll tell more about myself I'm sure as I write.