Friday, December 30, 2011


I got to Skype with the boys yesterday night.  Jason has a web cam and we got one specifically so that the boys can talk to family.  I love this because it is so much more real for them.  They can see who they are talking to and they can share their life and surroundings with family in a way that you can't do when just talking on the phone.  I also love that Garrett can be involved this way too!  He loves to pretend talk on a play phone, but kinda just looks at the phone confused when you talk to him on the real phone! LOL  So, I am going to start doing a Skype night... or at least try to.  This way the boys can keep in touch with everyone they love.  I am really looking forward to getting to do this with the boys.  

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Goals for 2012

Well it is that time of year again... when people make their resolutions for the coming year.  Last year I heard on a radio station that I listen to a really great idea.  Instead of all sorts of complicated resolutions that you won't keep up with... select a word for the next year.  I liked this idea... So, last year my word was "Healed" I think that a full healing of all that I have gone through will take time, but I feel I am on the right road.  I also feel like I have come a long way in being "Healed"

I started thinking about what I want my word for the coming year to be... I still have a couple going through my head but I like Square, Balanced,and Motivated hmmm not sure.  I like these words because I have numerous goals for the coming year and they all sorta fit into these words.  Loose weight, make sure I am eating healthy, Take a picture Everyday, Simplify, Declutter, get any outstanding financial stuff lined out... things like that.  So, I still have a little while to decide... I'll let you know.

What would your word be?  Do you make new year resolutions?


Christmas 2011

I started off the day sleeping in!  I don't get to do this very often so that was a huge thing.  Of course my body wouldn't let me sleep past 8:30, but that's pretty late for me.  We had Cinnamon Rolls for breakfast, and Brian and I enjoyed a nice Hot Tottie.  I made Caelan a Cappuccino, which he thought was pretty awesome!   Caelan got to open one of his gifts at home... just the 3 of us.  We then all get ready.  Oh! It was snowing when I woke up, and snowed all day long.  We had a beautiful White Christmas.  

We went over to Nanan and Paw Paw's house for Christmas Lunch and then opening presents.  Great gifts and wonderful memories... Caelan got some pretty cool presents!  I got a Kindle.  I still am so excited!  We then enjoyed a game of ?? Train... sorry I can't remember the name of the game we played, but it was with Domino's.  All in all it was a really wonderful Christmas.

I missed the boys a lot, but did not let that keep me from having a good time.  I got to talk to Cody Christmas Evening.  He sounded very excited and told me about the toys he got.  They put the phone up to Garrett so he could talk, but he just wanted to push the buttons.  :-)  

I got to be Santa this year... so I had to get into it!  Bow on head definitely a requirement!

Someone like to wrap Caelan's presents using Duck Tape... Paw Paw!

Air Soft Gun

Brian decided to get in on the bow on head fun!  hehe

No that is not a G string!  It's a sleeping mask... For the man who was sleeping with a pillow over his head! :-)

Paw Paw I see you!

Nanan talking!  :-)

Caelan really liked his remote control Helicopter!  He tackled Brian!

AWWW this one is a keeper!  13 and can still give Dad a great big hug!

Ray and Charla 

HMMMM what is this

Is that Coal???

Yes Paw Paw that was me that got you the Coal... it's just a little joke!  hehe

Ya we look pretty silly!

Just love that look!