Thursday, January 1, 2009

Welcome to 2009

Happy new Year friends! I hope this finds you in good health. As far as I know, most of you are doing well, so I hope that's true!

We're doing good here. Duncan got over his stomach bug and had an excellent appetite today, although is still very tired. That could have something to do with the fact that he's a growing boy though. It's going to be really tough to start getting him back up early next Monday, but that's only for 3 months, so we can do it.

New Year Eve was fantastic. We had Chris and Ronnie and the kids over and Theresa. The girls sat around the kitchen table and chatted and nibbled on food, and the boys played video games in the living room. Duncan had a lot of fun, but still went to bed around a normal time. This was good b/c I didn't want to pull out the bad for him food until he was down b/c I knew his stomach was probably still off and cheezies wouldn't sit too well. We had picked up this Bingo set with a roller cage for the balls and everything, so we played Bingo until almost mid night, which was a total hoot.

Today was really laid back and quiet. We really just vegged around the house. Played with Duncan, puttered around. I've been getting the itch to quilt but all my stuff is in storage, so I had a really bright idea. I knew Theresa was doing some quilting this afternoon (I'm thrilled I have a friend so nearby who is a quilter now!) and I had some blocks from the 2008 shop hop, so I took them over there and used her rotary cutter and cutting board and cut some pieces. I have my machine, so at least I should be able to piece together a few blocks.

We'll be taking out stuff out of storage soon. We've taken our place off the market officially. It didn't pan out - oh well. It would have been fun had it worked out, however I'm content to stay. We'll look at our house options again in 2010 or 2011 after I'm back to work. The Lord has provided us with a perfect roof over our heads, and although we have a few clutter issues, we bought this place saying we would live here about 10 years or so, and it be enough for a few kids, so we're still very much on track with that.

What else is going on... we were going to go to the Tulalip Casino this past Tuesday but Duncan got so sick, so we had to change our plans. Our reservation was no cancellation, so we would have lost the money, but on a whim I called the hotel and explained our situation and the awesome girl there, Jessica, helped us out, and it looks like we're now going next Friday for the night. Ronnie is taking Duncan. So that should be a fun little get away. Likely our last one for a while!

Alright, the timer just went off for dinner, so I'll send this off. I love you all (I'm pretty sure) and wish you the Lord's blessings in this coming year.

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