Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I Tried

I must say I'm sorry to a few folks. You see, I have been so excited about Christmas this year. We even had all of our cards mailed in the middle of last week. Woo hoo. A truckload of cards signed by 7, addressed and ready to go. I was SO proud of myself.

Until yesterday....

The mail lady came. I ran to the box - hoping and praying to receive our second card of the season. Hoping and praying that a card for our family would come. Ooooo - yippee! Looks like we got a few. Hurray!

And then I am crushed. Because we got some cards. But they were not what I was hoping for. We got cards that WE had sent to our loved ones. These would be the cards that I mailed without stamping. Yep, you read that right. I mailed a stack of cards with no stamps.

At least I was able to get a good laugh about it with the sweet mail lady.

So sorry goes out to our friends and family that haven't gotten a card from us yet. It should arrive within the next few days.

Wait 5 Minutes

There is an old saying - If you don't like the weather in Texas, wait 5 minutes and it will change.

5:30pm - 72 degrees
9:00pm - 36 and sleeting
11:30pm - snowing

Holy cow. It snowed at our house. Everyone was asleep but JC. He didn't wake us up. I guess it is a good thing I was asleep too cause I would have gotten all of the kids out of the bed to play in the beautiful white stuff.

Ahhhh, I love Texas.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Love from Germany

A Christmas Greeting from Germany sent to Kansas City. I can't wait for the Austin greeting!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Not This One

We took pictures on Sunday for our Christmas card. Everybody took a bath, combed their hair and brushed their teeth. I had my neighbor take this shot before we got in the car and headed to the Christmas tree farm where AJ took the 'real' pictures. We didn't choose this one for the card, but I had to share.

Look at my hair!!!! I am actually having a GOOD hair day in this picture! I know that sounds so vain, but I just love it SO much. Oh yeah, and the rest of the people look good too. But man-o-man, can you just not believe how nice my hair looks! :) Go ahead, click on the picture and zoom in - you know you wanna see that FAB hair do!

P.S. Thank you Ruth!

Sweet Baby is Sick

And did I mention that my SBW has pneumonia? Yep, that's right - pneumonia and RSV. I took him to the doctor on Wednesday and that's what they told us. The good news is that after five days of medicine and breathing treatments every 5 hours, he seems to be getting better. I was a little stressed (to say the least) last week, but can now add this experience into my list of motherhood events with the broken bones, mouth retainers, reflux, ear tubes, hurt feelings and skinned knees.

For the Beauty of the Earth

The Dryer

A few years ago, JC's cousin had a house fire. As in - the whole house burned to the ground. It was horrible and sad and caused by the dryer. They turned it on and went to bed and it burned the house down. Thankfully, they were able to get out in time and they were safe with their kids.

Well, Saturday night we were home doing home things and our dryer caught on fire. Yep, you read that right...ON FIRE.

For some reason, JC went downstairs to check on the laundry and sure enough, it was on fire. He was able to get the fire out. The dryer is toast and the clothes that were in it are gone but our house is still standing the the kids are all safe.

I had the shaky leg for a few hours afterwards and I am still SO thankful that JC went down to check the laundry when he did. If I start thinking about the 'what if' I start to get pretty upset.

I guess the downside is that we both lost our blue jeans and a few of my favorite t-shirts. The upside is - we are all safe and still have a roof over our heads. If you thought I wore the same clothes all of the time before, well, I will REALLY be doing it now. And if you are free and wanna spend sometime with me at the laundry mat this week, I'll bring a deck of cards and a baby and we'll have a grand time!

Oh am I thankful that we are safe.