Christmas 2011

My Kids on Christmas Morning So all I can say is, thank God for Skype! This was my first year to not have all three kids here for Christmas morning.  Skype was the next best thing! Michael was able to be with us while we opened presents – including opening his for him right there…

Christmas Eve 2011

A rainy Christmas Eve for 2011. I think the temps dropped to the lower 40’s in the daytime. Ron ran out to get a little heater for my greenhouse. Because the Cookie Exchange was yesterday, we had plenty of great treats to munch on all day long.  Alyssa and Josh went to visit his Grandma,…

My Cookie Exchanges

The Annual Cookie Exchange! Truthfully, it’s not that annual. I missed last year. There was simply too much family drama for me to focus on doing the “extras.”  So in spite of a few date changes, we were able to get friends together for the “Annual” Cookie Exchange. For those who don’t know about Cookie…

Upping the Exercise

This Fall, I became painfully aware of how my body is getting weary. I’ve tried to increase my exercise, but it comes in spurts. First, I joined the gym – went to water aerobics 4 x/week, met with a trainer, recorded my food.  My blood pressure got a little wonky, so that was my excuse…

Dogs! Dogs! DOGS!!

I’m not really a dog person. You wouldn’t know that though if you came to my house. You would be accosted greeted by three rambunctious dogs. They will act as if they haven’t had any attention in years! And, if you think simply patting them on the head will get them to move along to something or…