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I am a mother who works full-time but who is also a chauffer, chef, seamstress, fitness instructor, teacher, maid, gardener, runner, organization expert, salesperson, secretary and wife. I love my family and life is always busy but fun! Come along with me for the ride:-)

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas Rush Into 2009!

Well, after a whirlwind Christmas, I'm actually feeling ready for 2009 although it does not seem like it should be here yet! We had Christmas at my family's on Monday the 22nd, then Christmas with Jeff's family on Thursday the 25th. These celebrations were after Christmas at work, Christmas with the Girl Scouts, etc.

Christmas with family began at my Dad's house in Brookhaven. There were 30 or so people. I remember a few years ago when there were only 10 or so - and that was if my uncle and his wife came. Now, it's like the Walton's :-)

Christmas Day we were with the Moncriefs. Every year it seems like there is some kind of family drama there and this year the drama came ahead of Christmas by about six months. However, everyone kept their feelings off their shoulders and managed to have Christmas together without any issues. The kids had a great time and that is what really matters. The adults just need to get with the program and get over it;)

Here is a picture of the Moncrief grandchildren. Standing in back are Nate, Emeree holding Valentine, Cassie, Bailee with her arms around Raine, Holly and Alyssa. In the front is Patrick (a/k/a Little Mike).

Santa was good to us too so I guess that means we were good girls and boys this past year. What I enjoyed the most was visiting with family and friends, eating too much tasty food and watching the kids open presents with wide-eyed wonder.

I guess I'm getting to be an old lady because I'm feeling a little thoughtful and philosophical. With the state of the world, the US, the US economy and the uncertainty of many things, I feel very blessed to have the friends and family that I have. I hope that each and every one of you has a happy, healthy, prosperous and peaceful year in 2009. Keep your hearts close to God, to your families and to your faith.

Below is a picture of the girls each opening presents at our house too.

Cassie is listening to her iPOD shuffle and Bailee is opening everything else and being silly.

Later - W:-)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

White Christmas (Almost) in Mississippi!

Last night it rained ALL NIGHT - then turned to sleet and snow today. It went in a counterclockwise motion around Jackson to the east and into my home, Rankin County. My hometown, Brookhaven, is south of here and some areas got up to seven inches there. I went to work, took the girls to school - only to have the school call and ask that they be picked up. In the a.m. commute, there were so many wrecks. Mississippi drivers do not apparently believe they should slow down in rain and sleet conditions. You fly, you pay :-)

Jeff picked up the girls & I worked until 4:00 p.m. That's right - banks are like the US Postal Service - "neither rain, snow, etc. will stop us". I will post a few pictures of our front yard and the girls below. It would be great if we could just get this stuff, that it would stick and NOT include ice.

Later chickies.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

It's Raining Babies Again !

Today, Taylor & Krisa welcomed two beautiful twin baby girls - Mary Morgan and Laura Kennedy. They are absolutely beautiful and will have the best parents. I can also list many people I know who are expecting: Matthew & Mandy with baby Windham in December, Rachel with baby Jordan in December, Kem with baby Analynn in January, Leslie with baby Lorin in March, Jennifer with twins in May - the list keeps growing. Funny thing about some of these babies is that both Taylor and Jennifer's husband worked for me (at different times) and sat in the same office. Must be something about that office...hmmmmm............

With this upcoming holiday season, it's a great time to remember our Lord and Savior and to be so very thankful for all that we have in our lives - food, clothes, homes, friends, family, etc.

Take care everyone & thanks for being my friends & family!



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