Thursday, December 31, 2009

In 2010....

I plan on spending LOTS of quality time with my family!

I plan to make more homemade items (i.e. cookies, knit, sew and cook more).

I plan on eating healthier.

I plan on getting organized.

I plan on trying to keep the house clean.

and I plan on trying to be more 'earth-friendly'.

Happy New Year to everyone!

In 2009.....

Lorelei had her first birthday and her second open heart surgery.

Lorelei saw her parents hometown of Auburn, NY for the first time.

Lorelei learned how to walk, then run!

Lorelei went to Charleston for a sedated ECHO and her second surgery AND was in her very first wedding!

Lorelei saw her first snowfall in SC.

Lorelei grew up into a toddler before our very eyes.

She now has a large vocabulary but you have to ask her to say things sometimes. She has so much energy since her surgery and I thought she had a lot of energy BEFORE her surgery! She is still on the bottle and I know I need to get it away but....

Her hair has grown 3 inches and I need to get it cut but.....

Lorelei says "MAMA" loudly all the time and John gets upset because she doesn't say "Daddy" but someday he will understand when Mommy says "NO" to something and she goes running to him!

2009 brought us so many different things, I can't wait to see what's in store for us in 2010!


Monday, December 28, 2009


My Aunt Sharon and Uncle Les got Lo this tent! Isn't it cool? Lo loves it and says "'Mon" and swings her arm or pulls you so you can get in the tent with her! So I sit and squeeze in the tent and she squeals with delight! I love that squeal!

Christmas at Memaw's

Aunt Jeannette, Uncle Marc, Lexi and Jack got Lorelei the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. It sings the Hot Dog Dance song and we have to play it over and over and over again! :O)She loved playing with it!
She also stole Aunt Jan's Mother in law's glasses and just had to put them on! Doesn't she look studious?

Christmas day we went to my mom's house where we opened presents with mom (Memaw), Uncle Walt, Aunt Jan and Uncle Mark and Mark's parents, Eileen and Chuck. We had a great time and a wonderful dinner of ham, turkey, potatoes, seven layer salad, asparagus, and macaroni and cheese. For dessert: green cake, grasshopper pie, and mincemeat pie. It was really good! We had fun!

Oh, What a Whirlwind!

It always seems to me that the holidays go by way too fast! You spend all this time getting ready for it and it just seems like a second! This year was so fun with Lo. She still didn't know what was going on but when she went to bed the tree looked like this:

And when she woke up the tree looked like this:She was cute and the first thing she saw was her baby doll stroller and we played with that for 20 minutes before we even started to open presents. She got a little tired after a while and I helped open some presents. We skyped John's parents and they were able to see her open her Mickey Mouse Choo Choo. She was too cute! (We saved it for last since we knew that it would be all she wanted.) All she said was Choo Choo and moved her hand up and down like she was the engineer! It was too cute. She had fun and we got the best present ~ Lorelei's face!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

7 Things You Didn't Know about Me

So I've been tagged by Rhonda and Shannon to do this, so here are 7 things you might not know about me!
1. My husband, John, and I dated for 2 years in high school, broke up for almost 7 years and have now been back together for 9 years and married for 5 of those 9 years.
2. I grew up in NY state (not the city) near Syracuse and we had tons of snow each winter to play in and I miss it at Christmastime.
3. I went to school to become a psychologist and now work in a pharmacy BUT I love it and wouldn't change a thing.
4. I'm addicted to coffee!
5. I am NOT a great housekeeper.
6. I used to be on the swim team in high school and I miss swimming ALOT!
7. Christmas is my favorite time of year and I love the shopping, wrapping, baking and stress that comes with it! I love being with family!

Ok, now I am supposed to tag people so here goes:
The Mullen Momos
The Porfirio Family
The Fandreis
Seventh Smith
The Roberts in Cola Town

So we've been getting ready for Christmas around here and I am finally done so that I can enjoy the week ahead.
I've wrapped, baked 4 different kinds of cookies and finished projects. Lorelei really doesn't know about Santa and the whole story of whats going on but she is still crazy wild and it just must be this time of year!
I will post pics of Christmas Eve and Christmas in a few days (of course)! We are looking forward to our first Christmas Eve night putting toys together and being Santa! (With many more to come!)
Christmas Eve we are going to my mom's house where my sister, Jan, and brother-in-law, Mark, and his parents are going to be. We are going to attempt to put together a gingerbread house and train! It should be fun.

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Card

This is how our Christmas card picture turned out! She is such a mess! This weekend was pretty rough on us. Saturday night we were up all night with Lo, she woke up with her night terrors again. I hate it when it happens because you cannot comfort her at all. She just screams and cries and nothing will make her happy. I hope she forgets all about whatever is making her scared too! Most nights, though, she does really well.
We had a new stove delivered on Sunday and the left front burner doesn't work so tomorrow we will have another new stove delivered! I can't wait because sandwiches and microwave dinners are not so good anymore!

I have 3 projects left to do before Christmas and I hope that I can get them done by this weekend. We have my work Christmas Party on Saturday and a friends Christmas Party on Sunday! I also need to get going on my cookies! Plenty of things still to do before Christmas! I can't wait to see Lo's face light up Christmas morning!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Trying to get the Perfect Shot

This is how taking the Christmas Picture went, we finally got one good shot, BUT you will have to wait to see it ! :O)