Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Some Family Pictures

Some Christmas Day pictures of the family. This Christmas turned out to be a celebration of togetherness and I loved every minute of it!

The oldest

The Boys

Oldest and Youngest

All 4 of my children....all grown up!!

All 4 of my children with their proud (and thinner) parents!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Where Does The Time Go?

This was Thanksgiving, 1999 or 2000. It seems just like yesterday! My household is so different these days and I think more than any other year I am really missing having little kids around for the holidays.

Putting up our Christmas tree used to be a rather chaotic process but a good kind of chaos. This year I decorated pretty much alone. The kids each put on their ornaments but it was here and there when they were home...and Amy now has her own tree out in her new room.

It seemed that every time I had a baby, an older, wiser woman would tell me to savor and enjoy the days while my children were young. I believed them to a degree but when you're a sleep-deprived young mother, it sometimes seems that just that day will never end. Those women were right, however, and now I'm one of those older, hopefully wiser women who passes on the same advice!