Monday, December 29, 2008

Family and Saying goodbye to a good Friend......

We had a great rest of the Christmas week. We had lots of Family over from down south and all just returned home yesterday. We did get a unexpected call yesterday morning. We have lived in our house for 4 years and for 3 1/2 of those years Dr. Bob Miller and wife Tonya have lived next door. We have gotten to know them very well. We've shared backyard barbeque's,dinner's together, good times, fireworks, mowing each others lawn, and even a knocked down front porch courtesy of Bob's raft trailer . In the summer Bob had a bout with a case of cancer. He was finally done with his last radiation/chemo when he started to have problems with what he thought was a slipped disc. After some test on his back they found that the cancer had spread. They gave Bob 2-6 months....he started another round of radiation. Yesterday morning Bob went home to be with our Lord. Please keep Tonya and Family in your prayers and His two teen daughters. Bob you will be greatly missed!!!!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Merry Belated WHITE Christmas..................

I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas....we sure did. We did let the kids know that this year we would have a more modest Christmas than in years past. Despite the modestness(is that even a word?) of it all, the kids were more excited than in past years????? What great kids!!!! We had been blessed with bits of snow here and there leading up to the BIG day. Christmas Eve was no exception....we headed out to church with it snowing and with Grandma D in tow. This year due to weather we were all packed was cozy and warm:). We then headed for home and dropped off some goodies and presents to the Homier/Tallerico clan and then home to get cookies and cocoa ready for Santa. The kiddos went to bed around 10:00 but of course too excited to sleep, which meant no sleep for mom and dad. It stated with um 16 year old "T" coming into our room at 12ish to say she couldn't sleep....she tried to doze off in our room then opted for TV in "H's" room which then woke "H" up at 2ish. Now 2 girls awake and mom and dad getting very little sleep...after a warm bath for both..and some more TV they finally fell asleep. However it was then time for "C" to wake up...trotting into our room again and another dear child in our bed. That was at 3ish still not much sleep for mom and dad!!!!! Finally at 6ish "C" decided to wake up for good. A very tired mom and dad gave up on the thought of a peaceful nights sleep and decided to get ready for the day. However we did make them suffer a bit by keeping them upstairs waiting while we made some much needed coffee. All were happy with what Santa had brought even mom and dad. And the best of all was the White Christmas, I can't remember the last time we had one of those. Then it was off to the in-laws for breakfast. Home again we went and had a wonderful dinner of old fashion ham, real yams, mashed potatoes, rolls, green beans, and fruit salad. Of course "C" had chicken nuggets. Followed by several different kinds of pies. I tried to watch a movie with everyone in the evening but was too tired and had to go to bed. It looks like our snow is gone for now:( looking forward to the next round of it.

BTW: way to go Ang on the new did you ever set up such a cool site????:)

Monday, December 15, 2008


Ok so we were suppose to get some major snow storm.....nothing yet just some light flurries here and there. I forgot to post some pictures of Miss T and her friends that I took. Hopefully my composition will get better with the new class I am taking.


Saturday, December 13, 2008

Almost Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow...I can't believe Christmas is almost here. It all goes by way too fast, why is it that the older we get the faster time goes by???? Well, we finally have our tree up, lights hung...however no presents wrapped. I am embarrassed to say that I am not done shopping yet. We have many parties coming up this week. C and H finished school on Thursday, they are lucky (me too) to have 3 weeks off. B and I will be baking this week and delivering goodies to all our friends on Friday. We were suppose to have a winter storm this weekend...I was skeptical and it seems to have missed us again!!!!! I love snow!!!! I have been taking an on-line photography class from a local teacher and friend her name is Karen some of you scrapbookers may know her...she is a designer (narratives) and an awesome photographer. There is so much information and I am a week or two behind on assignments. Luckily I can work at my own pace.

until then, blessings....

BTW...Miss T got her license to drive yesterday