Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Mike and Zach were ordained in January! They went from growing up in church together, to working together, to being ordained together. We miss you Tomlinsons!
The Jonas Brothers concert in March! Don't judge me.
Being in Canton for the tornado. My mom and I went for a walk...who knew there was a tornado?? We didn't even know 'til it was over. And just for the record, 20 minutes after the tornado was over, someone took pieces of this tree, sliced them up, and starting selling them as souvenirs.
NYC with the McDonoughs!
San Marcos with my mom, sister, and Joseph. Little did I know that my mom was only days away from fracturing my finger in two places with her car door.
Moving to Frisco!
Becoming a Librarian!
Katie's Shower! I can't wait to meet Anne Grace!
Walt Disney World with Sam and Hannah.
Whew...it was a fun year! It seems like it went by so fast. I can't wait to see what next year holds!
Oh yeah, it's a mac and cheese bar. You get your basic macaroni and then load on the toppings. Are you kidding me?? Where have you been all of my life Max Cheese?
We also had fun rolling around in the AstroTurf. I couldn't decide if the landscapers were on crack or if they were geniuses. Would you judge me if I used this stuff in my yard?? You know that our children are going to be allergic to everything, and I can see this solving a lot of problems.
Overall, it was a fun day in Cedar Hill. Oh yeah...and it was my dad's birthday too! He had to work, but we did a fine job celebrating for him. Don't worry...we took him out to dinner.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Goodbye Christmas...at least until this mound of decorations collapses at 1:00 in the morning. I finally finished putting up my decorations. I am a "get it done while I still have time to enjoy my break" kind of girl. Besides...Christmas is never really over. As my slightly creepy stuffed Polar Express Santa says..."The magic of Christmas lies in your heart."
P.S. Have you tried really hard to start using those reusable shopping bags? Has Christmas shopping ruined those efforts? I thought so. Just save those bags and use them to store and protect your Christmas decorations. Opry calls it multi-tasking. Movie quote anyone????
P.P.S. Saw this guy day after Christmas shopping. I would buy a smart car just to look this cute.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
We have been to more Christmas parties than I can remember lately, but one of the most fun was our Synergy Christmas Party. Friends, desserts, and white elephant presents. Love it! There were some very interesting presents given out this year...have I mentioned that I love my class?
Mike and Shane sportin' their new presents...
A close-up of Mike's present...Oh yeah...that's Sam on the front. Mike hasn't taken it off since he got it.
Jason got some great stuff.
Yes...that's an old pizza...way to go Tomsons!
Brad with the shirt...we stole it from him. I don't know if he'll ever recover.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
The Gingerbread People Welcome You!
Because everyone needs a tree on top of the fridge...
My trees...Objects are much more glittery and bright than they appear.
Pine cones and Ornaments...
Gotta love the "Happy Everything" plate...it comes in handy!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Hannah and I at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party...we had to come ready to play! The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. AMAZING! I have never seen anything like it, and Mike said it was his favorite part of the whole trip. Basically, back in the 80s a man started covering his house in Christmas lights and decorations for his daughter...and it was a very big house. Eventually he had to buy his neighbors' houses too, because it got so big and crazy (and isn't that the solution to everything????). Disney bought the display from them, and the rest is history. Just a little tip in case you ever go: make sure you are there before they light them for the night: it "snows" and most of the fun is being there when they first come on! The gingerbread carousel at the Beach Club resort...we stayed next door at the Yacht Club, but we had to make it over to see this thing!
Sam and Hannah on Toy Story Midway Mania...or something like that. A crazy fun ride!
Hannah and I...It's tough to be a bug!
50s Prime Time Cafe!
Goofy...good thing he has a life jacket! I love riding in the car with dinos...
T - I - Double G - RRRRRR