Sunday, January 18, 2009


This the one time when I really wish we would have moved to Dallas. I hate the cold and I hate driving in the snow. There! My venting is over with!!!

We have now finished with the last of our holiday celebrations. Two weeks ago Chris and Mandy and Megan came over to eat pizza and exchange gifts. Megan is a girly girl, so I enjoy buying her girly girl gifts. Here's Megan standing on her gift, trying to get out of Collin's way as he zones in on something to put in his mouth.

Dylan started basketball camp on Saturday mornings. They have had 3 weeks of practice, and next week they start 3 weeks of games.

We went to Gavin Bonawitz's 3rd birthday party on Saturday. He's such a cutie (even though his parents are brainwashing him to like the Jayhawks), and easy to buy for!!! He LOVES Thomas the Tank Engine.

Look at him vacuming in this picture...what a helper!!

The main event of the weekend was Matt's company Holiday party. It's definitely not as fun as it used to be (Mrs. Harris, I hope you are reading this because I'm talking about those good ol' days). Most of the people left after the dinner, so there was nobody dancing. Matt wanted to hang out until the end of the evening because he figured if everyone left, he'd have a better shot at winning a door prize....well we didn't even hear the DJ announce that the door prizes were all gone by 8:30. But, we hung out until midnight with the rest of the airports group...we always seem to be last ones to leave every year. Hmmm, what does that say about us? Are we lushes?

Here are Chris and Mandy (Megan's parents).
Matt's hanging out at the bar with Joe and Byron.
Does anyone know of a lovely single lady for Byron to hook up with? I suggested that he should become ABC's next Bachelor.
Last but not least, I would like to ask everyone to say a little prayer for one of the sweet bloggers I read about. She's listed under my favorite blogs...Kelly's Korner. Her and her husband just delivered their precious little baby girl on Friday, and she is having some heart problems. Click on the link to read about this sweet family.
Have a great week!!!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy 2009!!!

Here's Moxie in her customary place during Christmas...tucked between the presents under the tree.

The new year has started and it's a fresh start for everyone!! I am ready for everything to get back to a normal schedule though. It seems like I feel that way every year. I get all excited for Christmas, and then after the holiday stress, school vacations, no daycare, etc., I just want our little family to go back to work and school.

We spent Christmas Eve and Day all on our own...just our family of four. This is the first time that's ever was nice and relaxing. We went to see Bedtime Stories at the movies on Christmas Day...along with the entire KC Metro Area. The theatre was packed!!!

Dylan was thrilled with his gift from Santa...a PlayStation Portable. He's mastered several levels of each of his games already. Matt also tries to sneak in a few games of Madden 09 when Dylan isn't looking.

Collin received several new toys from everyone, and one of Dylan's toys from his first Christmas from Mommy and Daddy. He'll never know the difference between a new toy and a used toy...he was more excited about eating the bows.

The week before Christmas we went to dinner with Uncle Darren, Aunt Jenny & Gavin (Matt's godson). Uncle Darren is Dylan's godfather. Unfortunately even though they just live in Shawnee, we only get to see them a couple times a year. But we always seem to catch up quickly!!

Collin and I also visited with my best friend Abby (Collin's godmother) and her little guy, Thad. This was the first time the little guys have gotten to play with each other. They just stared at each other a lot. We'll give them a couple years...then they'll be terrorizing their mothers.

New Year's Eve was spent out at the McCarty residence playing on their new Wii. We left Collin with Grandma and Papa because we knew he wouldn't make it past 7 p.m. Can you believe it? I forgot to take my camera and Jenny didn't even take any pictures either. Probably a good thing as I took my turn at singing to Guitar Hero or Rock Band or whichever one it was. I really need to educate myself on these games.

Dylan celebrated a little too much on New Year's Eve...too many chocolate brownies. He threw up at 2:30 in the morning, and then pretty much slept the whole day. He finally got lively Friday afternoon after Grandma was able to get him to eat some applesauce. He's back to normal today...even went to his first basketball practice this morning with Brady and Kohlton.

Thank you Grandma and Papa for spending the week with us and taking care of the boys while Matt and I worked late, ran errands, and had a dinner date last night. We don't know what we would do without you!! I know you didn't get much sleep, Mother!!
I finally finished reading the 4th book of the Twilight series, and tomorrow, Adrienne and I are going to see the movie. The dads are going to watch football while the little guys "link up" their PSPs to play video games.
Have a good week everyone!