Saturday, December 13, 2008

Checking in

Quickly. I have tons to do today. Loads of shopping, laundry, cooking and cleaning. Tomorrow is our 9th Annual Ornament Exchange Party. The sun is shining here today which will be a warm welcome relief after this cold, cold week. Kayla will be coming to help with the last minute plans. And I have a feeling about something, but more about that later.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

One and the Big 5-0

Brendan turned one on Saturday, though we celebrated on Sunday. Here he is as the guests arrived:


He picked daintily at his cake:


And while the gang was all there, we tried for a group photo:


and tried:


and tried:


And this is what greeted me when I arrived at the office this morning:





A lot of "over the hill" streamers. I think they got the wrong cubicle. And how is your day going?

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Catching up

Thanksgiving and the weekend was fabulous! Black Friday, we did venture out to the mall, but more around 11:00 a.m., not 4:00 a.m. like my sweet, sweet sister. She picked up the sewing machine I want to give to Tera for Christmas and she got it for a fabulous price! Thanks, Cath! Kayla spent the whole weekend and we had such a blast, taking the bus to Squirrel Hill on Saturday to have lunch at B&N and then visit the S. W. Randalls. That's a toy store! Later we put up the big Christmas tree in the family room. This weekend, we'll put up the small one in the living room. On Sunday, Amanda, Kayla, Kaileen and I made more Christmas cards.



We had such a good time and they turned out really cute. The invites for our 9th Annual Christmas Ornament Exchange Luncheon have gone out. I can't believe it's our 9th year. So cool!

It's almost quitting time and little Ben is at home waiting for me. Have a good evening!