Monday, November 30, 2009

Just Some Thoughts

Tomorrow is December 1, 2009. We do not have too many days left of this year. It will be filled with holiday preparations and expectations. We almost never have the Christmas of our youths. We always hope for the perfect holiday. We are almost always disappointed. I overheard a friend at work the other day talking about how as she gets older she has decided not to be let down.
I think that is a good way to be. I am going to try. I am already setting myself up to be disappointed.....I work part of Christmas eve, and work Christmas day too. Hopefully, I will only have one more Christmas after this year, and then I will be retired....
My Christmas wishes are all about family though, and that is what makes me happy....

Friday, November 27, 2009

Tooth Update


As you can see, Lily lost her other front tooth. So, all she wants for Christmas is her two front teeth (with the added lisp).
So she can wish you Merry Christmas!!!

Oh,yeah, this was their silly faces....they seem to turn out better than the posed ones.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Brian and Shannon in a photo session with the kids.












Fun in the
Old Forest.
The kids swinging
on the vines.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Kevin and I at Old Forest. See my t-shirt? Save the Old Forest.








Kevin and his wife Amy in the Old Forest. This is virgin forest in Overton Park that is beautiful. An effort is underway to keep the city from inching away at it. Hopefully, the effort will succeed. This is the Park where citizens prevented I-40 from building the expressway through the park....Lily in the background...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Shannon's Birthday Celebration




Shannon's birthday was November 5th, but due to everyone's busy schedule, we celebrated it on Sunday, November 15th. I thought and thought about what to do. Should I cook? I really do not cook anymore, so I really do not enjoy it and not really very good at it. Should we go out to eat? That is so confining. I worried and wondered. Then it popped into my brain. Why not have a picnic at Overton Park, then go for a walk in the Old Forest? Perfect. I bought cheese, hummus, shrimp, turkey, fruit, and cupcakes for dessert. I had so much fun and I think the kids enjoyed it too.