Sunday, December 30, 2007

(almost) Happy New Year

It is almost a new year. This is always a time of mixed emotions for me. I love getting a fresh, new calendar and the prospect of a fresh start. But it is the end of another year, which seems to go by faster every year. I gave up making resolutions a long time ago! I seem to lose my focus somewhere along the way. I guess one thing I've learned in all these years is that change happens and it is okay to adapt. That said, there are a few things I want to work on this year. I have to get into better shape and I want to study the Word more. Our pastor made a good point this morning in saying that the Word does no good until we write it on our hearts. Amen! (or The End, as Kirsten says!)

Anyway, I think we are all on the mend here. Marks eye gets better everyday. If you would like to see a picture, just let me know and I'll email it to you!

Have a safe and happy new year!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Traditions

I try every year to make Christmas a magical time. We don't always get to do everything on my list but there are a few that always manage to come together.

Christmas Eve is a big tradtion filled day. I usually have something I have to go to the store for. Either a last minute item or a recipe ingrediant I've forgotten. The girls always get some new pjs. We leave out milk and cookies for Santa. Last year we started painting our toenails red which I hope we continue to do.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful, blessed Christmas!

I am in between family get togethers. I'll update tomorrow!

Monday, December 17, 2007

The cards are in the mail!

Well, I got our Christmas cards in the mail today. Better late than never, I suppose. One week before Christmas is better than after Christmas (which I did one year)!

I encluded this blog address in some of the cards to out of town folks. Hopefully that will help me keep this up to date!

I am currently feeling the holiday stress. One week until the big day and there is so much I still want to do. But I'm feeling exhausted. The past 5 days have just about done me in. I had planned on getting our shopping done this weekend. But Wednesday, Courtney came home from school with a rash. I took her to the doctor who couldn't identify it, so she labeled it "viral". I am halfway convinced that she had a mild case of the chicken pox but who knows. Then Thursday night, Kirsten started running a fever and coughing. The fever lasted until Saturday afternoon, but she still has the cough and so does Courtney. Friday, on the way to work, Mark notices something weird going on with his right eye. He leaves work early to start a 6 hour long journey to find out that he has a torn retina. So, they schedule emergency surgery for Saturday morning. All day Saturday was spent at the hospital. The surgery went great but he is out of commission for a while.

So here I am stressed about when and how I am going to get everything done! I know it will all come together but that thought isn't slowing my heart rate at the moment!

More later!