Happy New Year everyone! I know it has been awhile since my last post, but I am back! So sorry for the long absence. I want to say "thank you" to each one of you who checked in with me, I can't tell you how much that means to me. ;o)
We had a fantastic Holiday. Lots of family time, movie watching, baking, crafting, and fun. I thought I would fill you in on just a bit of what's been going on around here.
Meet Ginger and Max. Some of you already know that our little princess Izzy, had puppies. It was both exciting and scary. Izzy is a toy poodle and just the sweetest thing ever. About a month before delivery, she got extremely sick and we almost lost her. She spent the night at the emergency vet and another 2 1/2 days at the regular vet on IVs and meds. We weren't sure if the puppies were going to make it or not, we were just happy to know that she was going to be OK.
To our suprise, 2 of the 3 puppies survived, and we kept the girl, which the boys named Ginger (I was rooting for Sookie). My mother kept the boy and named him Max. Ginger is turning out to be such a wonderful pup. I mean, come on, how can you possibly stay mad at a cute face like that?!
For Thanksgiving we drove a couple of hours south to Sarasota where Jason's uncle graciously hosted a fantastic and delicious dinner. The boy's favorite part???? Swimming, of course!
When we got back it was time to put up the Christmas decorations. Jason LOVES to decorate the house. He goes all out with lights, wreaths, spotlights, decorations, he even plants poinsettias. Here he is hanging the wreaths (you can see him over on the left side on the ladder...if you look hard). It's such a beautiful display at night. I cant believe I forgot to get a picture this year at night. Naughty, naughty.
A quick shot of the trees that flank the front door.
Christmas morning the boys were amazing. They woke up early of course, but managed to entertain themselves with their stockings and gave us a little longer to sleep. Here they are "patiently" waiting to get started.
As usual, the boys got way more than any child could play with at any one time. But I always love how enthusiastic they are about each gift. Here's my favorite shot of the year; Carter receiving his first $100 bill. (He's RICH now!)
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and look forward to kicking this year off with a bang. I know we are excited here, and are ready to get this going full swing at Wplus9. We have some gorgeous new stamps sets lined up, more from Hannah and Kerrianne, as well as a new line of products! All regularly scheduled activities resume this month. Thanks for sticking by me, and I can't wait to see what this year brings!