Sunday, December 27, 2009

I love the week after Christmas. We're enjoying our time at our friend's place in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Fabulous views and wonderful hospitality. I am so grateful for friends, for Mr. Wonderful and my sweet baby girl who makes every day a new and amazing adventure. Here's to 2010. Above is a photo of the spa my friend and I spent the day in today. So relaxing. The perfect thing after a crazy Christmas where baby girl couldn't hold anything down.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas to all!

Ted/Dad/Papou with To @ J's Christmas eve dinner

Cousin Shell loved the candy bracelet. Santa...Not so much.

Mommy glowie and her sisters...T-shirts to prove it.

Lanie Lou Who and cute Christmas earrings

M&C with freaky Santa Statue outside of Papou's house
(even freakier when you drive up at 3 in the morning and the thing starts moving and singing as you approach the house...insert twilight zone music)

Monday, December 21, 2009

In my ear today

Allison Krauss (Voice of an Angel)

I've seen hard times and I've been told
There isn't any wonder that I fall
Why do we suffer, crossing off the years
There must be a reason for it all

I've trusted in You, Jesus, to save me from my sin
Heaven is the place I call my home
But I keep on getting caught up in this world I'm living in
And Your voice it sometimes fades before I know

Hurtin' brings my heart to You, crying with my need
Depending on Your love to carry me
The love that shed His blood for all the world to see
This must be the reason for it all

Hurtin' brings my heart to You, a fortress in the storm
When what I wrap my heart around is gone
I give my heart so easily to the ruler of this world
When the one who loves me most will give me all

In all the things that cause me pain
You give me eyes to see
I do believe but help my unbelief

I've seen hard times and I've been told
There is a reason for it all

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Angel Tree time!!

Hundreds of families were given bags full of clothing, toys, shoes and other great items from the Angel Tree room. Every family that registered walked away with a gift. A fabulous feeling! It's awesome to work with such dedicated volunteers like S. and Mr. Wonderful! Baby Girl made a re-appearance this year too. S. had her moving boxes around. Overall, yet another successful year for the Angel Tree program in O-town!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Evaporated -- In my ear today...Haunting melody


by Ben Folds

What I've kept with me
And what I've thrown away
And where the hell I've ended up
On this glary random day
Where the things I've really cared about
Just left along the way
For being too pent up and proud

Woke up way too late
Feeling hungover and old
And the sun was shining bright
And I walked barefoot down the road
Started thinking about my old man
Want to get into a car and go anywhere

Here I stand, sad and free
I can't cry, I can't see
What I've done
God, what have I done

Don't you know I'm numb, man?
I can't feel a thing at all
Now it's all smiles and business these days
I'm indifferent to the loss
I have faith that there's a soul somewhere
That's leading me around
I wonder if she knows
Which way is up and which is down
I poured my heart out
I poured my heart out
It evaporated ... see?
Blind man at a canyon's edge
Of a panoramic scene
Or maybe I'm a kite that's flying high and random
Dangling a string
Or slumped over in a vacant room
Head on a stranger's knee
I'm sure back home they think I've lost my mind

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Partying like Rock Stars! Enjoyed this year's Holiday Party with the Super Shah's.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

With this Ring, Let's Party

Had a great time bringing together the family to celebrate one of our several beautiful cousins who just got engaged. Mr. Wonderful and I love to throw a party with the help of our family and friends. Congratulations Justin and Tanya! May this be only the continuation of many great events to come!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Adult Halloween Gathering


Our hosts for the evening.

Demon boy and Elphie from Wicked
(I just love green so much that I decided to take the next step.)

Happy Halloween from Shamu's Spooktacular

Fake puffy starfish is fine to touch.
Real people in costumes not so much.

Not into little Ms. Butterfly. She was so nice
but it didn't matter.

Sea Witches...She's holding it together pretty well here.
Don't worry! Mommy's got ya!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Halloween Parade!

Dick Batchelor Run with the Girls

waiting for their mommies

dragonfly, ginger, robin and
robin's friend (name escaping me)
i think this is our 4th or 5th time running this race these girls!

Bill Schafer, Baby Girl, Moi and Dick Batchelor