I didn't mean to take such a long break from blogging. I have lots to update, but I won't try to do it all in one post!
The Saturday before Christmas, one of our parents from school hosted a Mother/Daughter Brunch at her home. This was something she did on a yearly basis before getting sick five years ago. Her daughter is now a Senior and she brought it back this year. My mom could not come in town to attend, but the members of our Varisty Girls basketball team made sure I was not left out of the fun. I guess I am suppose to be the Mom and they are my daughters. What a special group of young ladies! They are currently undefeated this season and I could not be prouder to be a part of their lives. Here is our photo..
Christmas was great! We scaled back this year and didn't give as much to each other as we normally do. Most of the gifts I received were very thoughtful and things that I can use. I enjoyed getting to spend a whole week with my parents at their home. I will update later with the some of the gifts I received.
I spent some time this afternoon with my nephew Connor. He is a ham when it comes to taking pictures. Here is his smile..
He will celebrate his 3rd birthday on Sunday, January 4. Happy Birthday Rudy!! He will be having a small party on Saturday with his classmates from preschool. He loves rockets, so we will be making rocket sugar cookies and letting the kids decorate them. He and I made a test batch tonight.. He insisted that we decorate one for Pop (my dad)!
Today I also created cards for one of our students who will be competing in the Alabama Junior Miss pageant in a few days. She will be away from her family and school for ten days. Her mom has created a box of encouragement for each day she will be gone. I made ten cards and put quotes, scriptures and my own personal words on each for her to open each day. They turned out really cute and I can't wait for her to begin receiving them.
Happy New Year.. May God bless you and your families in 2009!