Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A winter wassail woo-hooo…….


Is it Christmas yet?

With the rain gently falling on the snow outside, it’s so hard to tell.

 Miss me much?


I thought so.


I’ll skip the boring details. Here a crisis, there a crisis. You know how it goes.

I have been sneaking around, here and there, reading about you all though—I’ve needed the laughs, the mental escape, the drooling on my keyboard over your Christmas cooking!!

I have 30 pans of sugar cookies waiting to be baked as we speak…seriously…no really. I am hosting my first annual piano student Christmas party. We will play all our Christmas pieces for each other and decorate and eat sugar cookies. I use the term “we” loosely. I am not sure I can be trusted to be the responsible adult for an hour and a half at such an event. I’m not sure I can trust 12 children for an hour and a half at such an event. Pray for us all….

especially the cookies.

Speaking of drooling, (mentally and physically, of course) I have an new Apple with a 27” screen! It is the most fabulous thing my hubby has ever given me. You have no idea how lovely it is to be able to actually SEE things on my computer screen!! 27” screens are celestial baby!! Of course now I am not due for another present till the year 2020. That has been another thing that has kept me busy, learning and transferring---a huge time drain cuz I am a little slow on the uptake.

Oh! My computer guru, whom I now worship, retrieved my pictures!!! It was nothing short of a miracle! Walking on water..pfft…(not being irreverent,do not report me to the miracle police)  I want to blog about the happenings that have happened so I can do one of those books for the year so for the rest of the year I will be doing catch up---feel free to skip it all. There is bound to be sentimental smarm leaking out all over the place.

Speaking of sentimental, my Dad is holding his own. My Mom just called and said they had to take him into the hospital because he had been throwing up. They think it is the flu. Hopefully it will pass quickly for him.

So the first pics I want to share with you are from the”photo shoot” I tried to have at Thanksgiving with my kids. Good grief, I think it was actually easier when they were younger. I won’t post them all tonight—I give you…


Okay kids, lets try the porch first…KIDS! PORCH! NOW!


Everyone look at ME!


The other ME!

Yes, Milan, I know you are big and strong and I know you think you can lift Nat now, but don’t…


I don’t think you are quite…..


Yep, there she goes……


Sure, take your time, I’m not going anywhere, glad you’re alright…..

To be continued…..


Cynthia said...

There you are! I did notice and I did miss you! LOL! I absolutely LOVE that first picture. It's really wonderful- such natural smiles. It must make you so proud to see how much they enjoy each other.

Hey- you've gotta see my gingerbread house for THIS year since you are the person who inspired me to try making them last year. We donated to The Festival of Trees and it raised a bunch of money for Primary Children's Hospital. Thank you!

Sue said...

Boy, it's GREAT to see you...and your crazy family, too. LOVE the pics.


Anonymous said...

Those are great pics! And I have noticed you've been MIA.

Every day on my reader I see your blogname in gray! I think one of these days it'll be black!

Today was that day!

Merry Christmas!

The Garden of Egan said...

Have missed ya!
30 pans of sugar cookies?????????? Are ya crazy?
Looks like you've been busy. Love the pictures! You are hilarious.
Have a great day and Merry Christmas.

DeNae said...

I really HAVE missed you! I check my sidebar every time I log onto my blog to see if you are back in the game!

I honestly thought your dad had passed away; so glad to hear he's still with you.

And I had my recital here on Monday. That's right. 30 students and their parents, in my living room. Needless to say, Trader Joes' catered the cookies! You're a brave woman!

Glad to see you back!!

LKP said...

i've missed you tremendously!

glad to hear all is well. not to mention the new computer details. lucky!

what a fun piano party you have planned. wish i was there to help. =)

tammy said...

I've missed you.

Mikki said...

So glad to see you back here!! You have been missed. So glad you're dad's doing ok. Hope it's not the swine flu. Sending prayers.
LOVE, LOVE, Love the pics!! They're wonderful. My favorite kind actually. I should just stop going to those portrait studios, cause they don't really catch the real you, ya' know? You're pics do!!!

Karen Sue said...

SO glad you are back! I think next year my card will be a collage of all the bad poses they do while 'warming up'..they are sometimes more entertaining than the real printed one. And with a college senior next year, it may be time to finally cut loose!
Have a good holiday season. My dad's been doing the cancer thing since before Thanksgiving..not fun at all. Step by step, day by day.

DesertHen said...

Great to hear from you..=) Love the pics..=) Looks like the photo shoot was fun! Hope you got all of those cookies baked! Yum, Yum!!

LKP said...

happy holidays to you too! yeah, gotta say my cat's got the easiest end of the holiday deal...oodles of naps & ample snuggles & eating. what could be better? and no one expects anything out of him. he's definitely living the life =) you didn't see the other half of the presents that are going against the crowd with NO BOWS! ha ha. we only toss those on the MOST IMPORTANT gifts. the others, who cares. they're lucky to get cute paper. i know, we're punks. we like being unpredictable in the gift giving department. it's like bow lottery if you don't know our system. at some point this season though, grab 10 minutes for yourself. 10 minutes of peace, contemplation, & meditation really makes the holiday season! BIG CHRISTMAS HUGS!

Shauna said...

Hope you have a blessed and very Merry Christmas! ♥ HUGS ♥

DesertHen said...

Have a beautiful, magical Merry Christmas! =)

Nana said...

I have missed you!!! Really, I am telling the truth.

I know what you mean about here a crisis there a crisis. I am getting tired of being tired over this thing than that thing now another thing. What the crap?

We'll all survive, well actually some of us won't. (I am not be morbid just factual) I too will feel everyone in later. Right now I don't have the strength.

It was good to hear from you.

Valerie said...

Even though they aren't looking at you, the pics are fun!

kado! said...

hey there! you are one lucky woman!! I thought I got the surprise of a life-time..hubby surprised me with a 22" iMac for Christmas....but that is no 27"!!! ...but I guess that means I start getting more gift in 2015!!!! Haha!

hope you had a wonderful Christmas!! and wishing you the best 2010!