Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

Gonna wish everyone a Happy New Year a bit early as we will be spending our last bit of freedom with family this weekend!!!

It is the year of the Rabbit!!!

Whoo Hoo!  That would be MY year, baby and I have a feeling that it is gonna be a great one, full of lots of excitement and surprises!  So stay tuned!

To welcome in the new year, I wanted to post some of my fav pics of our family from 2010.  No particular order,cause I have NO time, but here goes:

Big brothers - Sigh
I know, not a very clear pic but I love it!
Love my front porch
You WILL get there - one of these days!
That's my girl!!!
Oh that face!
My heros
True boredom!
It was hot???
Again, that's my girl!
Long lazy summer days!
First day of school 2010
True love!
Wish I could keep their attention as much as that Pinata did!
My eldest!! 
My craziest!  Hehe!
My wonderful honey!!!
My lowcountry girls
Sweet siblings
Gotta love it!
My beautiful girls
Apparently, it was WAY too early!
Peek a boo!
Don't trust that smile!  Hehe!

Easter 2010
My 13 year old!  Sigh!
Yeah, I got up on ski's!!  Can I go again???
Me and my boys!
Our wonderful beach!
Um, come ON Mom!
Soccer 2010
The Ham Fam pic!
Don't quite know what to say here!!!  LOL!
Stick 'em up!
Not to be out done!!!!
My teeny ballerinas! 

and who could forget, the return of sweet Mousey!
Thanks for strolling down my 2010 memory lane!  Wishing you and your family a very Happy 2011!!!!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Cheaters Beware!

Some of you may not remember this post, A Sad Commentary .  It was about a very disturbing ad that I found in our local newspaper, last year. 

It really made me realize how far so many people have fallen.

Well the other day as I was driving to yet another store to shop for yet another Christmas gift, (almost a year to the day of when I saw the above ad), I saw this:

Sigh!  The truly sad part is that to have a "tricked out" van like this, there must be a market out there for their very sad services!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sunday Snapshot - Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas one day late!  I know, I know but we were up late and up early and I was tired! 

This year was crazy as usual but interestingly enough, not as crazy as years past!  Hubby and I sort of walked around in a daze at times when we realized that we weren't being called every half a nano second to open something up or to put something together or to find the half an inch long critical piece to a thousand piece Leggo set that was (surprise, surprise) lost!  There were NO Leggos this year!  NO Bionicles!  No Imaginex!  NO Hot Wheel Tracks!  NO Little People play sets!!!!

Hooray and Sniff Sniff!!!!

My babies are growing up and while it made for an easier morning, I still find myself longing just a bit for the days of finding those half inch pieces of Leggos in my sofa cushions, Hot Wheel tracks winding their way through my house and Sara and Eddie touring underfoot in their little yellow school bus. 

Um, yeah, on second thought, make that two "hooray's" and just one "sniff!"  Hehe!!!

I even had to purchase this...

A gift for Christian's, gulp, girlfriend!!!!!!  OK, back to 2 sniff sniff's and one great big YIKES!!

Anyway, we had a great day.  It was long but it was good!

Even though things were a bit tight this year, Santa was still good to the kids!  Don't know what I am going to use as a threat now, for good behavior!!!  Sigh!

Hubby and I feel very blessed. 

Even though finances are tough this year, things just happened over and over that reassured us that the Lord was providing and would handle it for us this year!!

We made our traditional Reindeer food,

guaranteed to make you fly!!

We made Christmas cookies...

With LOTS of sprinkles

unfortunately, we ate them too...

until there were none left for Santa!

Thank goodness for Chips Ahoy!

Even Memow got a present

although I am not sure she appreciated it!

Maybe she will get used to it!!  Hehe!

Lizzie spent the morning nestled among her gifts!

As happy as a clam!!

The very best gift this Momma got was a big bag of "treasures" from my wonderful, large hearted children!

My wonderful children emptied their piggy banks and treasure boxes and wrapped up many of their most valued possessions to give to us!!!!  A precious gift from their beautiful hearts!

After a full morning of gift giving and unwrapping, we moved the party to JuJu's house!

We played Hearts

 and Crazy Eights

and Go Fish!

It was a nice ending to a really wonderful Christmas!  Just playing some simple card games and enjoying my family!  No electronics in sight!!!  Ahhhhhh!!!

Hope you all had a really wonderful Christmas!!!!!

Merry Christmas to all - a day late!!!!

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Ni Hao Y'all