Monday, December 31, 2007

one more.....


I know it's silly to do a whole post just to throw in a picture of Grandma's homemade rolls, but they're so yummy looking, I just have to add them. We stayed at Derick's grandma's house on Christmas Eve and that's where Santa found us in the night. Lots of fun! And of course she's an amazing cook, good old fashioned farm fare!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Two days to go.......



......and I'm knitting up a storm. Almost done! Oh yea, and I chopped my hair, about 8 or more inches. I love it! Hope you're all enjoying the pre-Christmas rush, it's fun!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

How my brain feels sometimes........

......trying to get everything done! I have so many things I'd like to be updating on here, but we're in the homestretch to Christmas here and I'm determined to finish everything on my list! I hope you are all enjoying the whirlwind of the holidays! (That's our Christmas tree by the way!)

Thursday, December 6, 2007

The season is upon us......

Emberly and I had a wonderful mother/daughter date yesterday going to a matinee of the Nutcracker. So magical! It brought back happy memories of being little and going with my mom to see the Nutcracker. I remember how much I loved the part when the Christmas tree grows in the middle of the night, I was always in awe!

I think it was pretty magical for her, she seemed entranced the entire time. Or maybe just tired, we both were recovering from stomach flu (yes, I got it too). No really, it was so fun, even feeling a bit under the weather. It was a performance put on by students of the University community ballet program, the same program Ember was in last year. So it wasn't a big professional ballet troop or anything, but they did an excellent job! And they had some professional dancers for the main roles.

Anyways, just wanted to let the world know that we are officially caught up in the season! We don't quite have the tree up, but we're celebrating all the same!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Bouncy, bouncy, bouncy, bouncy.........

Fun fun fun fun fun!
I just had to share Ember's latest favorite toy! Grandma Vi and Grandpa Gordon sent her some birthday money and she was so excited to pick something special. This is the first thing she gravitated towards in the store and she's barely stopped bouncing since she got it! She absolutely adores it! Thanks Grandma and Grandpa!

I posted this picture of Ember tonight because it's the opposite of how she's been all day. Poor girl, after throwing up about 30 times last night, she's been sleeping all day on either the couch or my bed. I seriously ran out of towels, pillowcases, and blankets last night and today's been a marathon laundry day. This evening while I was teaching violin, Gavin threw up all over my bed. So hopefully I don't have another night of throw-up vigil! Not fun! I'm trying to look on the bright side and enjoy the fact that everything in my linen closet will be freshly laundered for the holidays!

And thanks for the thoughts for Grandpa Walburger. It was really nice to gather together with the family over the weekend, sharing memories and emotions. Apparently we also shared a stomach bug because another cousin's been throwing up. Ahhh, families......love 'em!