Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas........a few days early....I'm preparing for our annual "Misfit" Christmas Eve dinner and took a break to wish all my family and friends a very Merry Christmas! Last evening, David and I took some pictures of our current family, and some of the pics of our newest, and posted them in a picture frame called "Our Family." Ironically, I've had this frame FOREVER and never felt the nudge to put it all together. I'd love to share some of my favorite photos with you now, but I promise I'll post it after our court date (still waiting,,,by the way......).

We've been working out the travel details for our next trip to Ethiopia. I originally was going to stay home and just David was going to go. But after much prayer, and patience on my part (and a thumbs up from my chiropractor on the 17 hour flight!) it looks like I'll be definitely going with David and possibly Squeeker, if we swing the airfare for him!

Saturday was my 40something birthday! It was a great day! We bought a new car..well not a new car, a year old used car to haul 4 children and two adults!!! It's a big BOAT!!!! It's taking some practice parking the "boat" as I affectionately call it! But I like it.....it's definitely growing on me. We also had lunch with my brother-in-law and his wife, and my sister-in-law and her family! It was sooooo great to spend time with them again! Sometimes the death of a loved one causes separation in families....but in this case,,,it brought them together...and it's soooooooooooo good to see them together. I'm sure Rosie was smiling down from heaven at us!

The holidays are always a little bittersweet........it's really hard getting my arms around the fact that I am now the matriarch of my family. Geez...I'm way too young for that. It's been a hard transition putting on that hat, and after a few years now of my mom being gone.....the hat is getting a little more comfortable.

Below are two pictures...one of Pickles that I absolutely love. The other is a sunrise taken from our back deck this morning......No snow here in beautiful North Carolina.......but the sunrises are spectacular coming up over the trees!




Have a merry everyone!




3 comments:

"Lucy and Ricardo" said...

She is so darn beautiful!!!!!!! What a brave mama to go from 2 to 4 in a blink! Guess it would be the same if you had twins though huh??!! Merry Christmas!

My3Monkeys said...

Robin, hope you had a very Merry Christmas and a happy birthday too! I can't wait to see your newest additions!

The Roberts Family said...

Beautiful!!! great hair momma! :)