Now this is the cutest snow man you have ever seen. It took a little bit of convincing to get him to sit in the snow, but once I did he liked playing in it. It is a good thing, since we got another 3 inches or so last night! I have never seen so much snow. We have had snow on the ground for the last 2 months!
Monday, December 31, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
On December 14th our lives changed forever when we lost Virgel's Dad, Buddy. For those of you that never had the pleasure of knowing Buddy, he was a kind hearted generous person, who loved nature and nothing more than spending time with his grand children. We are going to miss him so very much.
I thank all of you so much for your calls, cards, thoughts, and prayers. It has meant so much to us to have all of you there.
On our way back from Arkansas we couldn't make it because they closed the interstate about 2 hours from the house. It was probably a good thing, since we couldn't see the road anymore and it was snowing pretty hard. We knew of a lodge not far from where we were. It was a great place with an indoor water park. When we got inside, Santa was there. The kids hadn't sat on Santa lap yet, so we let them. As you can see, Ani is no longer afraid on the man in the big red suit!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Monday, November 05, 2007
We have been married for 13 years, have lived in 6 states together, bought three houses, sold two houses, graduated college together, have two beautiful children, had a few bumps, learned a lot, and fortunately I love him more today than ever before. I hope for another 50!
Well we were visited by a the only tropical storm. Once it was finally gone and the winds died down, Virginia and I were able to get out in the Kayaks for a short trip. It was awesome. We went out as the sun was coming up and paddled through the kayaks. It was a great way to end our trip. Thanks for getting the boats out for us Joe!
After living in Florida all that time I always wanted to see a Manatee in the wild and never did. We went for a short boat ride earlier in the day and I briefly saw one. We stopped and waited to see it again, but never did. After we made it back to the dock and Virgel yelled at me in the house. This manatee came right up to Joe and Virginia's dock. It was so awesome. Yeah! I was so excited. Ani and Brad loved it. Brad called it a sea cow.
Sunday, November 04, 2007
To say that Tracy ( the one in the white) has been through a lot since we left is an understatement. Believe it or not she recently had brain surgery. Tracey your strength and fight are an inspiration to all your friends! It was awesome to see you and to see you doing so well! Love ya girl - and great party!
We headed out for a day on the boat, but we didn't get far. Fortunately, Joe and Virginia's boat has two motors, so when one stopped we were still able to get back to the dock. We weren't even five minutes away. We figured out, a couple days later water was in the fuel tank. Virgel and Joe did an awesome job fixing the boat so we were able to go out later on in the week.
Virginia and I took the kids to Disney World. We had a blast. We were there for just one day and it was enough for all of us. We got there around 10 in the morning and closed the park. The park was decorated in these really cool pumpkins and giant one in the front of the park. It was really neat. The weather was cool and a little rainy, but we stayed out of the little bit of rain that we had and the park was empty. We walked on all the rides. The kids asked, can we go again - so we did. It was a lot of fun!