Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Cheer.. and a few sleepy elves...

Christmas has come and gone and here we sit two days away from 2009... man time flies! Christmas Eve was mom's birthday, her wish was for everyone to be home, in their pajamas watching old movies and eating homemade soup all day... her wish is our command. She had blast, got some great presents, and we all spent the night for Christmas. One of these days regardless of how much she "doesnt want a big deal made of her birthday" I am going to give her what she deserves, maybe a fancy dinner and a day at the spa, or a night on the town... one day. She is the most amazing woman to me and everyday I pray I will be as smart, beautiful, and fun as she has been to me all my life. The same goes for my father!! They are the two most special people in my life, and I couldn't be where I am today without them.

Twas the night before christmas... and all through the house, all you could hear was BAILEY SNORING worse than my spouse!!!! OH it was awful. Not sure why this started, my mother will tell you its because she is in complete bliss at her grandmother's house, but I tell you I thought the house was vibrating... then joined in Phil... HILARIOUS! They were a symphony of snoring that I wouldnt trade for the world!

Christmas morning came and Dad made his famous Sausage Pinwheel Roll. Its amazing, sausage, green peppers, eggs, jalepenos, all rolled in a pinwheel in a large fresh yeast roll, then oven baked to perfected and topped your choice of cranberry sauce, raspberry jelly, or any other topping you'd like... Lets just say this was gone quicker than the upcoming pumpkin pie.. so good.

Grandmother was in town for the holidays, it was great to get quality time with her. She is truly a blast to be with. I think she enjoyed watching everyone and all the events take place more than anything.

Cody and the boys joined us for christmas day, however our two nephews were just a little too tired from being up at the crack of dawn for Santa! As the pictures will show, between Santa, Christmas dinner, and a few laps around the house with Uncle Phil.. these two were done.

All in all this day was as it should be. Not full of fancy gifts and suprises, but overflowing with family fun, memories, and three spoiled dogs. All under one roof! I think the only thing more we would have wanted was the Ballard family there with us! One day... we'll have all the Ballards in Texas with us... one day.. hee hee hee

Saturday, December 20, 2008


Last night we went to my nephew's 8th birthday party. They did a mad scientist theme, had experiments, a scientist, the whole bit. It was amazing to see these little kids so easily amused and in awe of everything from the black light to the fire tricks... those were the days! Then we hopped out to Wylie for our friend Ken's surprise party. It was at a place called "THE RANCH HOUSE" it was a pretty cool place, dance floor, great band, etc. I was a little nervous to be walking into a bar with Phil being pregnant! But i had a blast, it wasnt smokey, and my water on the rocks tasted excellent. I realized last night I have a great group of friends. All though we didn't party the night away, everyone is so much fun, and at least two of them have had a kid recently, so they know what its like to be prego and still try and be social! Although I can honestly say we haven't cut back much on our social life, this baby loves to be out and about!!

We got our test results back from our quad screen last week, all clear and all normal. Even though I didn't doubt we would be fine, I will not deny being scared out of my mind for 4 days until the doctor called to tell us everything is ok. No matter how healthy I eat, how much I walk and do my videos, some things you have no control over, and its a scary thought. Regardless of the outcome we would still be thrilled for this child and our future, but man was it great to get the A+ from the doc! Now we just need 10 fingers and 10 toes and we are all set!!

Holidays are here and going full steam ahead, I cant believe its a week before christmas, actually only 5 days, and next thing you know it will be 2009!! Well, to all my family and friends and everyone else.. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! See you in '09!