Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
Can it possibly be
time for a new year already?
Oh yes, it can!
One of my favorites from this
past year -
a sweet photo of me
and my girl!
Happy New Year y'all!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Backing Up a Bit to the Birthday Post!

Hello there!
Yes, I got a little sidetracked by
Christmas and neglected to
post about Miss Maddy's birthday.
Lucky girl -- she only had 2 hours of school
on her birthday with one of those hours
being at Mass and the other the
Christmas party!
She has been a little bit obsessed
with the Disney movie, Frozen, since we
saw it at Thanksgiving.
I think she had an all-Disney birthday!
She and I went to see Saving Mr. Banks
on her big day.  I thoroughly
enjoyed it and she liked it, but
it didn't measure up to Frozen in her book.
A fun dinner out with Mr. Tennis
and Connor and
then home again for gifts.
Her fave gift -- Olaf from Frozen!
While I hesitated to buy any more stuffed animals,
Olaf was at the top of both her birthday and Christmas lists.
And next year, she'll probably only want make-up and money,
so Olaf seemed like a good idea.
It made her so happy that even doubting Mr. Tennis
said I hit it out of the park with that gift!
[Love it when I'm right!]
Happy 12th birthday Maddy Boo!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Merry Christmas!

Wishing all of you sweet readers
a very Merry Christmas!
Yes, I am still wrapping . . .
I must be the world's slowest

From our house to yours,
we wish you
peace, hope and joy at Christmas
and the new year!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Happy Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday Dear Maddy!

Yes, it's  Maddy's birthday!
she's 12 years old!
I think she was about 1 year old in the photo above.
Look at those adorable little cheeks!
here she is now!
Sweet, kind, fun and loving!

We are so blessed to have her as our daughter!!
Love you to the moon and
back sweet Maddy!


Monday, December 16, 2013

Counting Down!

Wow -- the countdown to Christmas is on
and . . .
I feel a bit behind.
Every year I have a vision in my
head of getting everything done early,
wrapping as I go, decorating up a storm,
baking and merry-making.
every year,
that vision does not materialize and
I feel behind.
But, that's ok.
There is still time to do some baking and
wrapping and decorating, right?
I was busy last weekend shoveling snow,
don't you know! :)
Love how pretty our house looked in the snow!
We did go to our neighborhood "adults only" party
(that sounds kinda creepy, doesn't it?
it wasn't creepy at all).
It was lots of fun and tons of yummy food
and drink!
Muffy loved every minute of playing in the snow!
We really have the best neighborhood!
One elderly lady told me she's lived in her house
for 60 years!
Wow -- she knows something about every house
and who lived there.
Finally, after 20 years, our
house is no longer referred to as the "Wilson" house.
(The Wilson family lived here before us --
we still get some mail for them sometimes!)
Muffy and her BDF, Dixie, playing tag!
And since, I seriously do not like to have
a post without a photo, I've
thrown in some random ones
for your enjoyment!
You're welcome!
Have a great week!

Monday, December 9, 2013

It's Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas!

Our very cold wintry temps
led to even more fun
over the weekend
when a snowstorm
breezed through town!
We ended up with about 6 inches
of the fluffy white-stuff!
It was not the kind of snow that
works for snowballs or
Olaf-inspired snowmen,
but so pretty!
Maddy and Muffy had a blast running around in the snow
while I shoveled our walk
and our neighbors' walk too.
Back in the dark ages when I was young,
when it snowed, we grabbed shovels 
and headed out to make some cash
shoveling walks for people.
Nobody does that anymore -
so sad, the old
traditions that snowblowers have destroyed!
(and every other school-aged
kid in the city)
hoped for a snow day today.
I thought they might get one as the temp was
a lovely -6 this morning, but no
such luck! 
Bundle up kids-
there's learning
to be done!  :)

Friday, December 6, 2013

A Wee Bit Chilly Here!

Hello Friends!
Whoa -- seems like it has taken forever
for Friday to get here!
In weather news, we
went from a balmy 60 (loved that) last weekend
to a brisk (!!) 5 degrees

Soooooo, to keep our
mind off the frigid temps, I thought
I would share a couple photos
from our recent fall photo shoot.
What do you have planned for the weekend?
Shopping and decorating
are at the top
of our lists!
I promise to report back next week.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Weekend Update!

We loved Thanksgiving
and the extra time with family!
Plus, it was so wonderful to be away
from work for a few extra days
(though I did work from home a little).
Maddy and I went to see Disney's "Frozen"
movie on Thanksgiving day.
Great movie!!
We loved it!
She invited Mr. Tennis to go
see it with her again on Saturday,
so you know it was good
if she wanted to see it again so soon!
I dragged took her to see Santa
and his reindeers. . .
in a parking lot!
The setting wasn't the greatest,
but he was a wonderful Santa!
Later, Muffy had her
holiday photo taken,
so I managed to embarrass both
Maddy and Muffy on the
same day!
Go me!