Sorry it's been awhile since I last posted. But you know, the holidays are crazy, busy and so I have neglected my blog. oh no! I have no pics to post right now but suffice it to say, we had a GREAT Christmas! We went to church Christmas Eve where five minutes into the service, Luke fell asleep so I held him for the hour-long service. My arm was more than asleep after it was over. Then we came home to gumbo and Jack and Sharon came over. It was so nice to visit and be festive and watch all the children's excitement!
Santa came and brought each child one wrapped present (the other gifts weren't wrapped). Luke's was cowboy boots, pants and a shirt; Asa's was a kid video camera; Andrew's was a yankees jersey and cap; and Noah's was a cell phone! oh, the excitement. everyone loved their gift however Noah was the most surprised b/c mama and daddy have been insisting for a long time that he would not get one til he drove. Let's just say they caved. And the fact that it was totally free and as long as he sticks to calling and texting only Cingular/AT&T people, it will be free. So don't expect a call unless you are with that carrier! however, last night he dropped it in the toilet and now it won't work. Suffice it say, you shouldn't be using your cell phone on the toilet. And guess who had to dig it out of the toilet. And he wasn't using number 1. ok, too much info. gotta love being a mom!
We went to my parent's home on Christmas day. so nice. So cool how the older we get the better we get along and the more affectionate we become. There was not much affection growing up however now Mama and Daddy give lots of hugs and "i love yous." Guess they picked it up from our generation b/c we seem to say it all the time and give hugs to everyone! I am so appreciative of my parents, more and more everyday; and so grateful that they are still here. so many of my friends have or are losing their parents. Don't want to think of that.
We spent a few days in New Iberia which always nice and crazy. Enjoyed our time in the heated pool at the hotel. the kids love seeing their cousins and playing. there were 4 ipod nanos and two new cell phones and lots of laughter coming from upstairs!
We came home and welcomed Darren and Jill and Cole to our house. All the boys went riding horses in the National Forest. I have spent the last few days undecorating and putting new things in their place; cleaning out closets, toys, doing laundry, etc.
Today is my 37th bday and it doesn't feel any different. We tried to find a sitter so we could go out but none were to be found. so it will be a quiet new year's eve and that's ok. trying to find a family friendly movie. is there such anymore?
i just have to comment on the jamie lynn spears issue. It really stinks to have to explain to my five-year-old how she got pregnant. Of course, I didn't really, however he keeps asking me over and over again about it. And it doesn't help that the father's first cousin is in Noah's class and so he gets "first=hand" information. And the commercials are playing about her leaving and going to boarding school in London (on her show of course). Geez! give a mom a break! Not ready for all this! want to keep my kids "innocent" forever or atleast a little while longer.
so that about sums it up.
as soon as I learn my new printer and print program, I"ll be posting pics.
Happy New Year to you and yours!