Monday, December 1, 2008

Life is good

What a tough year 2008 has been! Since my last post we lost John's dear Grandaddy. He was a very special and amazing man. We will miss him dearly - although we know that he and God are having a great time up there!

That said... life is good! We have been enjoying the beginning of the holiday season, thinking about all of the fun events we have coming up. Talented Kelly N. took AMAZING holiday photos of mine and my sister's family this weekend. Here are a few SILLY ones, I will post some not so silly ones another day:

Tonight I filled our Advent box with the Daily Holiday Activities.. Hey.. that just inspired me.. I will blog everyday with a report on our Advent fun! I don't have any pictures from today's event but I will try to take some for the upcoming days.
December 1st - Write Letters to Santa (CHARITY) - Jen, a friend of mine, hosted a Letters to Santa charity event today. Macy's is donating a $1 to the Make a Wish foundation for every letter that is written to Santa and placed in the mail box at Macy's. You can read more about the charity here. After the kids "wrote their letters", they cut out pictures of toys from catalogs and glued them to their picture "wish list". One of the things Sarah cut out was a Gumball machine - Um - yea NO. I don't think Santa will be bringing that - I will tell her that Gumballs were recalled for lead in the food coloring (LOL). Thanks Jen for a fun time, the kids enjoyed themselves!
It's good to be back in the blogging world!! I will see you tomorrow with an Advent Update!


Anonymous said...

Yeah, So glad to see your back. ;) The pictures are awesome, Kelly did an amazing job! Looking forward to more posts!

Anonymous said...

What fun photos! Kelly is amazing! I am soo glad she joined our group. I am glad you are back blogging too. Can't wait to read more about your Christmas adventures. I love this time of year. BTW Shelby is READING this note as I write it. How did she get so grown up!

Chrissy said...

I love the silly photos! They all look great. UT is a beautiful place for pictures.