Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Hello friends! Merry Christmas to you! I wish you all a blessed and wonderful Christmas Day.

It has been a long time to say the least. Life just keeps us all busy and I get normally maybe 20 minutes on the computer in the morning and maybe a bit at night before bed - but not always.

We're all doing good. Duncan of course is very excited about Christmas. We are also looking forward tomorrow. It's going to be a lot of fun. Tonight, Christmas Eve, we are having my parents over for dinner after the Christmas Eve service. Tomorrow morning we'll unwrap presents with the kids, go to church, home again after probably after naps, go to Mom and Dad's for the rest of the day. It should be fun.

And of course in a week and a half we're off to Hawaii! That too is going to be wonderful!

I pray you are all well, enjoying time with your families and friends, and will hopefully speak with you in a few days.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Hi hi!

Hey friends! Yes its me, your non-blogger friend Carole. As you can tell I have not been blogging much. I just don't have time. I am totally behind on my blog roll, in fact I just clear it out unread more often that not. I haven't been on facebook much, and emails get deleted too. Just busy with life and taking less computer time.

But we're all doing well. Having fun ramping up for Christmas. We decorated the tree this week and Duncan had a blast helping with that. Of course, as would happen when a 4 year old decorates a tree, all the ornaments are all in one section. I moved a few of them b/c they were falling off the branches where he put 2 or 3 on the same branch, but otherwise I left it alone b/c I love how it looks. Cordie is also fascinated with the tree but so far has not knocked it over.

Tomorrow I am leaving for Seattle very early in the morning and am going to visit Laura for the morning. It's the only day we could make it work for me to come and visit. Mom wanted to tag along, so the two of us are going to go and hope to be home by 3 PM or so. Bill has the kids home today, and tomorrow. Not that he can't handle them, but I don't want to be gone all day!

Duncan's birthday was a week ago. Our little boy is 4! We had fun with a little party for him at our house. 4 of his friends came over, but with parents and siblings etc, we had a good crowd, and it was lots of fun.

Let's see what else... both kids are good. Bill transfered to the Abbotsford office which was effective this week. The hope was that he'd have a shorter commute, be able to leave later in the morning, and get to see the kids in the morning. Well let me tell you - it worked! His commute is now 35 minutes, he doesn't have to leave the house until 7:20, and is home around 4:50. I'm home with the kids around 4:30, so it all works out great. As a result we're also taking turns working out in the morning before the kids are up. This is good b/c to say I am a bit huggable would be an understatement :) But I'm working on it.

Alright, I told Bill I would make pancakes for everyone this AM as we're out of bread. I already made the batter, but should now go and actually make the pancakes. Everyone is still sleeping, which is not horrible.

Take care everyone!