Monday, December 14, 2009

I Blame It On Facebook

I think one of the reasons I'm slow to blog lately is that I can pop in on facebook, see what's going on and then get back to whatever I was doing. It's quick. BUT it also just skims the surface. With blogging, I can expound, complain, share stories, etc.

Speaking of complaining... I'm trying not to this holiday season. There is so much for our family to be grateful for and enjoy. Although the holidays are different this year than in years past, Christmas will still come and I'd like to think we're recognizing and taking advantage of the blessings this holy season has to offer.

So in that spirit, I invite you to jog over here and read about building and sustaining hope. Good stuff.

Merry Monday!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Big Snow of 2009


It started snowing here late last night. I use the word "snowing" lightly as it was barely enough to cover the ground. BUT, it was enough to generate a LOT of excitement with the children!


Our poor little magnolia tree...


Emily's first words this morning were "Oh. my. gosh. Snooooooooooow!"


Keith...not even a little snow can slow him down.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are


At the USO in Kuwait, Sid had a chance to make a video of him reading to the children. He chose his favorite book as a child, Where The Wild Things Are. He was taped sitting in a chair in a library like setting while reading the book (and wearing his side-arm which kept getting stuck on the armrest of the chair). The DVD of him reading was put in a pocket inside the book and then mailed to the children. It's really neat!

The above picture is of Emily reading along in the book while listening to Sid. Keith kept saying "That's Daddy!" and pointing at the TV, illustrated in the picture below.


I took Emily to see Where The Wild Things Are at the movie theater. We really enjoyed it and I cried at the end when Max left the island. Emily just rolled her eyes at me and said "Daddy said you were emotional." She is her father made over.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Pirate Fun

Pirate snuggled up with Keith on the sofa. He's a good snuggler!

Pirate asleep in my bed which, unfortunately, is his favorite sleeping spot...along with everybody else in this house!


Favorite sleeping spot? Sprawled across my bed.


I call this picture "Let Go!" Jasper and Pirate are getting along quite nicely. They like to roll around on the floor and play which is both fun and nerve-wracking to watch. Sometimes it's a little like watching Lenny play with a kitten. (nod to Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men)


This is the best. picture. ever. I call it "there's a Pirate on my shoulder."

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

13th Anniversary

Sid and I celebrated 13 years of marriage on Monday, November 23rd. I didn't post because it would have been a bunch of whiney-ness about how I'm here and he's in a war zone.

BUT...

I did want to show you the flowers that were waiting for me when I got home from work on Monday night. They were perfect.

And here's a recent photo of the husband in full gear. Handsome.

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Happy Thanksgiving, Friends! May you enjoy good food with good friends and family. :)

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