Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
(Cousin Ansleigh giving her a ride.)
Day 7 (Friday) was so much fun. It's neat to watch Savannah interact with her cousins. I love them all, and I know all Christmases to come will be so much fun as they grow up. I am truly blessed. Here's a few pics from the first half of the day...
(Not too excited about Aunt Nessa giving her her first haircut.)
(Playing around with Cousin Drew.)
(Getting some love from Ansleigh.)
The Durhams-Ansleigh, Gary, Natalie, Patti, Drew, Vanessa, Savannah, Joey, & Jennifer
(We can be a little crazy too=)
The last half of the day was spent visiting at my Dot-Dot's house hoping to catch my cousins, Jeb and Grant, and see Uncle Kenny who had all come in from TX. I missed the cousins, but it was good to see Uncle Kenny, and of course, Bounds family tradition, we went to see a movie that evening. Marley and Me was cute, but I much prefer the over-dramatized action films of past Christmases...the years the Lord of Rings movies came out were my favorite! (Even though Joey had to suffer slow, painful torture watching them all with me for three years in a row=) How did I marry someone that has no appreciation for fantasy?)
Anyhow, the 2008 Christmas has come and gone, and I'm glad you've joined me for the ride...or at least I hope someone out there joined me....Anyway, I love you all! Happy New Year! (soon)
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Joey ready for his Appalachian Trail hike in April...
Savannah showing off her Granddaddy's gift...so humble...
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
(Savannah enjoying her gift opening.)
So this year, LA & Tim were sadly absent, not able to come home from Orlando, FL this year, but everyone else was there as we enjoyed each other's company over good food, gingerbread cookie making, and Wii excitement. Of course, with Matthew hanging around, things always get interesting:
Matthew: "Who knows the difference between a man gingerbread man and a woman gingerbread man?"
Everyone Else: ??? What?
Matthew: "Let me show you...."
Gotta love my Matthew=)
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
This shot taken only minutes before the whole insides of the cabinet ended up on the floor
....gotta love her=) !!!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Ok, so have I mentioned lately how much FUN my daughter is?!?
This is a recent video Joey took at an inflatable playhouse for kids in Hiram. We were here for Savannah's friend, Riley's, second birthday party. Savannah was a little hesitant at first to join in on the fun, but after only two times of being carried to the top of this slide, she soon discovered how much fun it was to do it on her own and was squirming her way out of our arms. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do...everytime I watch it, it makes me laugh, especially when she eats inflatable at the end=)
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Love my centerpiece tree too! People kept asking me if I had made it? huh?
My new casual china from Lenox comes in three mix-and-match patterns. I love it! Can't wait to have a reason to buy more=)
Something old (the nativity I love), and something new (I bought many glass balls this year, and I like them all, but couldn't pick a favorite=)
Another new owl I think is oober cute, Joey thinks is oober ridiculous.
My Amelia Island fish that is gorgeous, but is definitely out of place on my Woodsy Christmas tree, but it's Glitzy! And who doesn't have that one ornament that really doesn't belong, right?
And last but not least, the goofy looking reindeer=) I LOVE reindeer, and all the grace and power of nature they represent, plus who doesn't have that one really goofy thing that just makes them smile? I still remember my parents' Mr. & Mrs. Claus that we had on our fireplace growing up. They were freaky looking, but well-loved=) Haven't named my mangy friend yet, any suggestions?
What's your "Christmas Style"?
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Because of my personality type. I like taking tests like these, and I always find it amazing when they hit the nail on the head. I especially like that they call my personality type a Mastermind. Ha-ha! Knew it all along=) J/K, but seriously, check out which jobs I should look into. I especially find the last line in the paragraph to be particularly true of me: 'My husband leaves me alone when he sees that I am caught in what he calls my "Thinking Time." I'm unwinding knots even in my sleep.'
Take a moment and take the test! I'd love to know what personality type you are=)
Friday, December 5, 2008
...Only to reload these....(Note: This is only the breakfast and last night after dinner leftovers...)....
...Only to turn around and pick these up because Little Miss has got to keep herself occupied doing something while I clean up...
And then, when I round the corner to check on her, this is what I find....
....Wouldn't trade a moment of it for the world=)
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Tuesday before we left town for Thanksgiving, I was frantically dragging Savannah to the doctor only to find out she had a terrible case of croup and needed breathing treatments and medication. So, I spent the rest of the day trying to fill her prescriptions last minute before we left town.
She did fine, but was still a little out of sorts while away, not terrible though. In general, she's just not a fussy child even when she's sick.
So I get home and two things happen.
1) My brand new five day old Blackberry Storm stops working. The touch screen no longer responds...go figure. And if you've EVER had to deal with Verizon Wireless customer service, it is crap! And we have to argue our way out of stupid fees everytime we try to fix our phones. Solution: I'm gettting rid of my Blackberry Storm ASAP. My personal opinion is they weren't ready for the demand on the phone, and they tried to pack too much technology into this device. Bottom line, all the kinks aren't worked out yet, so maybe in another two years I'll reconsider, but lesson learned, I will not be the first person to ever buy the greatest lastes thing again. Not until it's been out long enough for them to get it working right.
2) I listen to my six messages on answering machine when I get home, only to hear TWO messages from my doctor! One from Friday and one from Saturday. Savannah's strep culture came back positive!!! They wanted to call in an antibiotic for me. My poor daughter has had strep on top of croup this entire time, and I don't find out about it until 7:00pm on Sunday night? After getting home from vacation? What kind of medical treatment is that?!?!
Needless to say, I was furious last night. Didn't sleep real well. Called the doctor first thing this morning at 7:30am, only to find out that their computer only has room for two phone numbers to call, and somehow my cell phone number (one of five other numbers on her paperwork someone could have entered) never got entered into the computer! Like that's my fault? So they apologized (not profusely enough for my liking) and called in my antibiotic, but heaven forbid had she been really sick! Or that the strep had gottten worse quickly! Arrrgh!
Frustration. So welcome back to the real world, Jennifer. Thanksgiving was marvelous. I'm just praying really hard right now, trying not to let satan steal that joy. I feel a little better sharing it with you all=) Ha-ha! Misery loves company, right? Or maybe it just needs empathy.