Thursday, December 18, 2008

getting ready to hit the road...

Today as the snow was falling I had an overwhelming sense of gratitude. I was sitting in front of the window watching the snow and doing my Christmas cards (yes, but better late than never). I could hear the dryer in the back and all I could think of is how happy I am to be going to be with all of my family for Christmas. It's been years since we've all been together for the holidays and I feel so appreciative that I have such a wonderful family to go home to. I am also grateful for Manuel's family, I have grown to love them all as much as my own. With all the hustle and bustle this time of years brings it was nice to sit in the moment and to feel such excitement I hope your holidays are just as warm and your heart overflows with the joys of the season. This Christmas is about the deeper meaning of the season for my family, Christ may his peace be upon us all now and throughout the new year. I know I'm getting all mushy but I'm just so inspired to have an old fashioned family Christmas and to celebrate the real meaning of this day without all the bells and whistles of years past.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Happy Birthday to the Love of my life....

If only Happy Birthday covered it, if only it said how happy I am to celebrate today. The one day that is dedicated solely to the man I love. I am so blessed to have this man in my life and be his wife. "Know the Lord works wonders for the faithful" Psalm 4:4

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Thank you Mikie sooooo very much for the blogger award, it's a biggie for me because I'm so not computer savy. So the rules are I have to say six things about myself ok here it goes, I'm so used to talking about the kiddos that it's hard for me to talk about myself.

1. My favorite color is red
2. I can't stand to eat liver and onions YUCK, but I like the way it smells while it's cooking
3. I secretly would love to be a team mascot, so I could let the inner dork in me loose and no
one would know it's me.
4. Halloween & Christmas are my favorite holidays
5. I should have named my boys Alvin, Simon & Theodore!!
6. Last but not least I have very strong faith in The Lord:)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Arizona's Christmas City...

Me & Laura watching the
parade what a great day!!

Saturday night @ the Courthouse
lighting, the kiddos trying to
take a peak at Santa:)

They boys and the dog waiting
to leave for the fun of the day ahead

Isaac in his cowboy boots
getting ready for the parade
what a hoot!
It's beginning to feel like Christmas finally! Well you wouldn't know it's December with the weather we're having, notice the lack of jackets and mittens at this year's Christmas parade. This weekend was just wonderful. We had some dear friends come from New Mexico to visit us and what a perfect weekend for a visit. This weekend was the kickoff to the holiday season in our little town. We started the weekend off with our friends by all loading up in my car on Friday night, picking up something to eat and then we were off to see the valley of lights. The lights were beautiful they get better and better every year. On Saturday we went to the Christmas parade and then went to the Prescott Resort where the kiddos decorated gingerbread men and then we went to see all the famous gingerbread houses, it's really amazing what people can do with sweets, so creative. Then that night it was off to the Court House lighting, we were late but it was still so beautiful. I love this time of year and I love my little Christmas city.