Saturday, February 7, 2009


It's been crazy here lately, busy at work & home. We had a wonderful new year with friends, but I had to work the next day at 0700, so I was in bed before the clock hit midnight. The rest of the family, however, came blowing throught the house about midnight.

We had a great SuperBowl party at the house. Anytime we can celebrate something....we're in!! Since we will soon be in Arizona, we naturally had to root for the Cardinals!! During the end of the second quarter they had a 3-D Monsters vs Alien commerial, so we were ready with our 3-D glass.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas Morning

We hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and is ready to party into the New Year. We spent our Christmas morning just the four of us, but enjoyed Christmas Eve and Christmas evening with our friends. The boys actually slept until about 8:30am Christmas morning before making us get up for Santa. Austin even asked to shower first. The boys were happy to come down to see what Santa brought. Santa brought Austin a powerwing and Ethan a RipStick, some video games and lots of other thing. They made out like bandits from us and the grandparents. Ethan got the OU jersey that he has been asking for and Austin got a Dallas Cowboy blanket. Grandma & Grandpa got the boys big gifts. Austin got a laptop computer and Ethan got a PSP. We went in halfies with the laptop and bought games and "stuff" for the psp.

We had a wonderful Christmas. Our favorite gift of all was the WiiFit. It is soooo much fun. I'm using muscles I forgot I had.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Pictures & Christmas party

Thank goodness Christmas only comes once a year. We are a little late getting things started this year. So...with my kids being almost 9 and 11, you would think that taking a few pictures would be easy....WRONG!!!! They grumped and wined and yelled and grumped some more. We finally decided to take the dogs out of the pictures and that helped. In the end, we got some great pictures. You will see these again, but it may be New Years!!

We also had Russell's Christmas party on Friday. It was alot of fun. We went out on a boat called the Spirit of Norfolk. It was a dinner cruise and dancing. It started early (at 4:00) and after our "3 hour tour" we headed over to the club for a little after party. It was so fun. Russell just DOESN"T dance, but he sure it on Friday...after a little (or alot) liquid courage. :)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

So, we didn't get to go on the Ghost Tours this weekend. It was a beautiful day most of the day today, but it's had its moments of down poors of rain, most of which has been this evening when the walks were scheduled. So maybe next weekend.

We did have a great hair appointment today!! Austin got his hair cut. I think it's very cute, he on the other hand wants the "mop" back. At least now when it does grow back, it will have a style!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

This weekend we went to Williamsburg to "get some History!!" I really just wanted to enjoy the beautiful fall day with the kids away from the "extra" family members we always have in our house. It was a gorgeous day, perfect for being outside. We got some beautiful pictures. We've come to realize it's our last opportunity to do some of the things we've talked about. Our time is short here and we are trying to cram lots of things into a short time. This weekend we plan to go back to Williamsburg and do the Ghost Walk Tours. The boys aren't interested in doing this, which I'm really glad about. They don't go upstairs by themself as it is, I certainly don't think a ghost walk would help matters much!! We'll be sure to take lots of pictures there too!! Who knows....maybe we'll see a GHOST!!! :0

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween 2008

Another Halloween has come on gone. It will be Christmas before you know it. The boys are no longer "cute" at Halloween and have little to do with us parents. We just follow along behind them making sure they don't get run over. Austin even went off by himself (with a bunch of friends) to the Chapel Halloween Fest in our neighborhood. He took dad's cell phone, but still I was nervous. After the kids had their fun and trick or treating was over, the adults had some time to visit and enjoy each others company along with a few drinks. The weather was pretty nice, but about 2:30am it was quite cold. Anyway, enjoy the photos and enjoy the beautiful fall weather and check back soon.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Happy Birthday Austin (Oct. 29th)

We celebrated Austin's birthday this weekend. He'll be 11 on Wednesday. We had lots of kiddos and of course the weather was not in our favor. We had the carport darken out and bobbed for apples, played some games. The rain did hold off for a few games, but the heavens opened up at one point and our carport isn't that big. Austin had fun though and I guess that is all that matters. I'm glad it's over and next year it's NOT at my house!! We have big plans for Halloween, so check back.