Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas Picture Post

Tonight - I've been busy uploading pictures for our church and relaxing... so I thought it was the perfect time for a picture post. Here is a look at our house on Christmas Day...


Okay, this one was actually taken on Christmas Eve - we leave milk and cookies for Santa, and a milkbone for Santa Paws.

As you can see - Santa Paws came and did not disappoint.

My stocking hung next to Maggie's. Santa couldn't fit all my goodies in my stocking this year.

John's stocking hung next to Missy's - both had stuff in them, but you can't tell as easily. Excuse the marshmallow roasting device in the middle.

I soooo would have cropped myself out of this if I could have... but ignore me and look at the crazy girls in the middle playing with their new gifts.

The playing went on for quite a while!

I set up my gifts to take a picture, and Maggie wanted to see what I was doing...

All of my fun gifts from John... a very exciting day! I should have done the same thing with his gifts, but well... he was too busy playing already.

Our Christmas Dinner consisted of: John's Crab Stuffed Mushrooms, Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin, Roasted New Potatoes, and Fresh Green Beans... (the recipes are up over on Kim's Cuisine - just follow the links) I was stuffed!!
Sadly, my long portion of vacation is over tonight... and I have to go back to work tomorrow - the only bright star is that I will go by Starbucks in the morning... at least I have an excuse... I need a couple of stocking stuffers! So I HAVE to go... and since I'll be there... I'll HAVE to get something to get me through the morning...
I am working on some changes to my diet for the New Year, and with the addition of another form of cardio to the house - there will be lots of options for workouts. I just need to get back in a routine, and hopefully the new routine will get a few more pounds off of me - but most importantly get me those last nine tenths of a point off my Hemoglobin A1C level so that we can seriously start planning to have a family!
Lastly, please pray for our friends at church - Justin and Kacy - as they have been on their honeymoon and it has been less than ideal. They've had a lost wallet, a rental car driven into a snowbank, their flight was cancelled until tomorrow (after several delays), and their bags were sent to Chicago on a different flight. Poor things!! At least they'll have a good story for their kids someday!