January 16, 2009

Happy New Year!


Boy am I a little late with the New Year stuff :) I am always hoping that after the holidays that things will slow down and I will have time to catch up on all of the things that I have been neglecting. You would think that after so many years I would finally "get it" that that is not going to happen.


We had a wonderful holiday full of family, fun and definitely food. It was just a nice time to hang out with those we love. We also were able to fly to Florida to see my parents. Can I just say how weird it is to see palm trees decorated for Christmas. It was just so odd. We were down there in the beginning of January on the beach in shorts. This was Adam's first time flying and he really enjoyed it. It was so neat to take a trip like this together as a family.
Now things are cold again and we are back to "real life". We don't know what 2009 holds for us. But we do know Who holds us in His hands. So we look forward to what the new year brings.
Till next time...

December 24, 2008


MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!


We hope that all of you enjoy your holidays. May God richly bless you this season! We are looking forward to 2009.


Love,

Clif, Leigh Ann and Adam :)



Till next year...

December 10, 2008

O Christmas Tree




We finally have our tree up. Actually, it's been up for a little while, but I finally took a picture :) I must send out props to our friends Todd and Beth. This year they so graciously donated their artificial tree to MY "buy an artificial tree" cause. I emphasised MY because the boys have been fighting MY cause for years. After many years of vacuuming up fir needles and crawling underneath the trees to water them, MY cause has won! Now we can just sit and enjoy the beauty of the Christmas tree. After it was all said and done we were all happy. The boys love it and it is a beautiful tree!

Todd and Beth- thank you for contributing to our Christmas season. And we are glad to have you as neighbors! We are so very thankful :)

We hope that each of you have a blessed Christmas season. We are so thankful to be able to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Till next time...

November 18, 2008

First Snow!




Today we woke up and look what we found... snow! We couldn't believe our eyes. We haven't had snow in November for the longest time. Adam thought I was joking. Now we didn't have a huge snowfall, but the ground was lightly covered in white stuff. It made everything look so pretty.



Once again it was time for Adam's yearly tradition. He took off in the snow with his naked toes! He does this every first snow. I don't really remember when this started, but I do know that Adam was pretty small the first time. I'm glad he still likes to do it.



I don't know what this says for the rest of our winter season, but I'm looking forward to some more white stuff. We now have the perfect sledding hill in our backyard. So we need snow to put it to good use. I hope you all are staying warm and snugly (I know my parents are down in warm Florida:) Enjoy your Thanksgiving!



Till next time...

November 5, 2008

Happy Fall (Again)!





I just had to share a few photos today. I have been looking outside for the past few weeks, enjoying all of the fall colors. I just happened to remember to take my camera out so that I could snap a few pix of the colorful trees in our yard. The drive up to our house has been so beautiful that I smile every time I make my way up the road. I love it when you are driving underneath the trees and the leaves are falling all around you.



I also wanted to share Adam's Halloween pumpkin. He carves his own pumpkin each year. This was the pumpkin he found at the pumpkin patch. He starts by making pumpkin face sketches on paper and then decides which one he wants to use. His pumpkin turned out really cute. We lit it up for our trick-o-treaters.

I have to say that this was my favorite Halloween so far. We had our first trick-o-treaters this year. I sent the boys out so that Adam could get his own candy and I stayed behind to pass candy out. It was so much fun. We had around 20 little ghosties come to our door. I know that doesn't sound like much, but I have been deprived for the past 12 years.



Anyway, now it is time to look forward to Thanksgiving (one of my favorite holidays). We've already seen a Christmas tree and wreath up at someone's home. I think that is jumping the gun a little bit. I like to savor the holidays and try not to rush them. I'm already starting to think of pumpkin and pecan pie, turkey, and all of the yummy candle smells that this holiday has to offer. I hope that each one of you enjoys the season. Take time to slow down and remember that no matter our circumstances we always have things to be thankful for.



Till next time...