Thursday, December 27, 2007

merry christmas!

I know I'm a couple days late, but the thought was there! Whew...I can't believe its the 27th already. Christmas came and went so fast this year, the whole year, in fact, just flew by.

We started with our Christmas celebrations on the 16th of December this year. We had a great time at Bob and Nancy's celebrating with Nancy's side of the family. Then on Tuesday, the 18th, Bob, Nancy, Brian, & Mary came over to our house and we had Christmas here. On Friday (the 21st) we headed to Iowa to spend Christmas with my family. We ended up getting snowed in at my parents house for a couple days (7ft drifts blocking the roads), so we didn't get to see dad's side of the family, which was a bummer. We had our immediate family Christmas and then went to my mom's side of the family on Christmas night.

Christmas was so fun this year with Braden & Brianna. They had a great time playing together and got along really well (for the most part). On the way home yesterday Brianna was chatting in the backseat and all of the sudden she stopped and said "I miss my buddy" and got this really sad look on her face.

We drove back yesterday and much to our surprise, the 2ft of snow we had when we left on Friday was gone! However we have 100% chance of snow for tomorrow. Bob and I are both off work until the 2nd, so we're trying to enjoy every possible second of our time off. Actually today and tomorrow are the only times we're home, we're going to a wedding Saturday and then Monday we're off to Wisconsin to spend New Year's with the Goodness's.

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and were as fortunate as we were to be surrounded by loved ones. We have had a great 2007 (what I can remember of it, it went so fast). We were busy with work, but we also tried to take time to enjoy our family and friends. We are looking forward to 2008 and the arrival of our new nephew, our 5th Anniversary (5 years can you believe it), Canoe-a-palooza 2008, and all of the other surprises that await us in the coming year. We feel very blessed to have been surrounded by so many family and friends throughout the year, and are excited to see what the new year brings.

I will try to keep you updated more often, but remember, tax season is upon cut me some slack :).
Much love to you all! Have a Happy and Safe New Year!

(new pictures are being uploaded as I type. So they should be all done very soon :)