Sunday, December 20, 2009


Well, we lucked out and only got 8 inches of snow. Our streets are already plowed and clear! We cleared out our cars so now we can really enjoy this snow. Katie was out for most of the day yesterday and today playing with friends in the snow. I hope to get some good pictures today ~ no luck... I did get all the presents wrapped!!! I am ready for Christmas!!

We were supposed to spend yesterday with Kelly to celebrate her birthday, but because of the snow we cancelled. We ended up chilling out all day and watching movies. I got some cute shots of Sean and Brianna.

Ray just got a new shop vac which has a detachable motor for blowing leaves. Well... he decided to try it on the snow. It worked pretty well!

We are almost ready for Christmas. All the shopping is done, the cards are out. We have to bake cookies but the wrapping is done. It's not that same having no little ones in the house (if you know what I mean... HO HO HO), but it is nice being able to wrap ahead of time. No more 2 am Christmas Eves!!!! I think everyone will be pleased this year with their gifts. I have been using mine for a few months already... my new camera!!!
We spent last Saturday with Mike, Michele, Nicole, and Tyler. We had a great time, as usual! The girls made chocolate caramel chex mix. We chilled out watching Christmas movies all day. The kids made puppets out of pom poms and put on a play.

We decorated our tree last weekend. I always get so sentimental when decorating the tree. We get the kids ornaments every year, so when we get them out, it's like taking a trip down Memory Lane. I really can't believe how fast the time has gone.

We went down to the zoo with Kelly, Patrick, and Olivia at the end of November. We finally got to see Batu, the baby orangutan, who was born on October 2nd. They were finally able to examine the baby and find out it's a GIRL!!!! She is absolutely adorable. Tua has really taken well to being a mom.

Katie and I went to see Olivia in her Little Kickers Soccer Program. She was more adorable than ever!!! Katie really got a "kick" out of seeing Olivia playing soccer. She can't wait until she can show her some tricks.
It was a rare occasion, but the 4 of us went to Philly for the day on Nov. 13th. We just walked around for a while seeing some of the sites. If you go down, don't forget to get tickets to see Independence Hall at the Constitution Center. Our guide was absolutely FANTASTIC! He was a small man, but had an extremely booming voice and he was extremely knowledgeable! It was a great day.

We have been VERY busy with Katie's soccer and basketball. She usually has practices 4-5 nights a week. I haven't been scrapping as much I would like, but I figure I will have plenty of time to do that when the kids are older and out of the house. Right now I am just trying to enjoy having them home.

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