Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas 2007

The Aftermath...

Well, it is over. Christmas day has come and gone. We had a WONDERFUL Christmas. It was filled with family, friends, food, and fun. Many new memories were made. Today we are detoxing a bit. The boys are playing with their new toys. I am cleaning up a some. I am also trying to find something somewhat healthy to eat. I have OD'd on the sweets this Christmas! I ate everything that was in front of me. And more. I am stuffed. It feels awful. I hope you all had a great Christmas. It is hard to believe that in just a few days it will be a brand new year!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Sunday, December 23, 2007

And Now A Matthew Moment

This is what I got yesterday when I asked Matthew to put his shoes away..."where they belong!" More like where he felt like putting them. Guess he thought he was hiding them from me? Hmmm. Not sure.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Christmas is in full effect!!

Ok. Today is the day. I feel it. Christmas is here! So near. Have you got it? That warm fuzzy feeling inside. Of the memories past, the ones you'll make, the meaning of it all, the reason for the season, all that. It is here. Today I will sit and enjoy every second. And tomorrow and the next day, too. If not as quickly as it came it will be gone. Hope you are taking time to enjoy it, too. Me, I am. I really am. The stockings are hung. The presents are wrapped. My dad has his egg nog in the fridge (every year he does). This year, Matthew has broken... oh I have lost count how many ornaments. Alex has read his letter from Santa a ton of times. Phoebe has her jingle bell collar on. The news stations will begin to track Santa's whereabouts soon. Christmas lights. Friends and family. Food and fun! I love it. And it is here. Merry Christmas!!

P.S. Janice and Ryan we are missing you this Christmas. I hope you are having a Merry one in Iowa. Peace and Love to you!! See you in NYC in 2008!!

Current mood: Jolly!

Picture credit: Picture of me was taken by Billy (love your new camera ;) McKinney on Snow Day at AUMC. Thanks Billy! Snow day was fun! Hey, speaking of the McKinney's check out their awesome new blog @:

Friday, December 21, 2007

Happy Anniversary!!

I just wanted to wish Jennifer and Steve a very Happy 11th Anniversary!! Love you guys!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Christmas parties, football, oh, and strep throat.

The Christmas parties have begun. We have already had five. Just a few more to go. They have all been fun. Today Alex had his at school. It was fun. Loud. Crazy. But fun. The kids had a good time. Matt missed his because he is sick. This weekend Alex and Kevin are joining Mr. and Mrs. P and Brian & Linda on a trip to San Antonio to watch high school football (state playoff games). Just for fun. Just because they love football and being on the river walk at Christmas is fun,too. I am excited for Alex. He loves football!! He can't wait. I am staying home with Matthew. He has been sick. He has had an ear infection, fever, tons of fussiness, lost his appetite, etc. And today back to the doctor to find out he has STREP THROAT!! Again. He had it last month, too. UGH!! So, I am praying my little guy gets well soon. Just in time for the remainder of our Christmas festivities and activities. In time for Santa! Hope all is well with you guys! Good thing--I am done with my shopping and my wrapping. Aren't ya proud, Linda?!!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

And Now A Matthew Moment

This is my fave one by far. This morning Matthew came into the living room and said hi. I said hi! He walked over to me. I said give me a hug. And he did. So, I hug him. And he says, "I love you." He did. All by his self. I did not have to say it first. Oh. My moment with Matthew. So special. I love him.

Friday, December 14, 2007

My Christmas Cuties!

Matching pjs. Yay! I love Christmas pjs. I love that that the weather is cold again. I love Christmas! I don't love that little piece of tape on a brand new roll of wrapping paper. (Sorry, random thought). What is that about? I love this time of year. I hope you and your Christmas cuties have a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

12 Days

There are 12 day left until...CHRISTMAS!! So, here is a fun version of an old favorite just to fit the occasion.

And Now A Matthew Moment

The holidays couldn't go on without a Matthew moment or two! This is his first ornament oops! So far. Not bad. Alex likes to tell him, "Matt, I am four and I have never broken one!" Oh, the words of a first born. Ha!

Friday, December 07, 2007

Thanks Ms. Beth and WLC

Ms. Beth and the students at the Weekday Learning Center sang happy birthday to Matthew on Tuesday. My mom and I stayed to watch. It was fun!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

And Now A Matthew Moment

Ok. So, Matt's only been 2 for one day but, already he is being...well 2. I gave him a sip cup before his nap. It had juice in it. He took a big swig. And then in the next breath he burped. Then came a huge smile. He then ran to tell big brother. "I burped, Alex. I burped!" He was so proud. Little man! Ugh. What am I to do!?!

Elf Yourself!

Click here to find out how you can Elf yourself! It is fun. Try it. I did. Check us out @: ?. Yes, The Parks have some mad dancing skills. Go ahead have a peak. And a laugh!! Oh, and you must share yours!! I did. Happy Elfing!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Happy Birthday Matthew!!

Today Matthew is two!! Yup, my baby is two. We celebrated his birthday on Saturday with a Shrek themed party at Kids in Action. He had a blast!!

Monday, December 03, 2007

A Griswald Christmas

Here are scenes from one of my favorite Christmas movies of all time. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation!! I watch it every year. What are you faves?

Sunday, December 02, 2007

It is beginning to sound a lot like Christmas.

I just feel it in my bones. Christmas. You know what I am talking about. I know you do. If you haven't gotten in the spirit yet. Tune in to Sunny 99.1 FM. It just might help. They are playing Christmas music 24/7. It is wonderful!!! Put it on. Turn off the TV. Pull out the decorations. Bake some cookies. Send a Christmas card. Make some hot chocolate (crank up the A.C. first). Watch a Christmas movie. Enjoy the season. It comes and goes so fast!!!


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