Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Twas the Night Before Christmas...

Here's to no coal in your stocking tonight! We have had a few close calls the last few days, so we'll be crossing fingers and toes at our house tonight.

Much love to all and have a very Merry 2008 Christmas!

Monday, December 22, 2008

My special Anniversary/Christmas gift

Holiday Hives.
Are you kidding me? Never had hives, ever. So glad my first time could be so special.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Ian, buddy, you are in our prayers today!

UPDATE: After some delays with the liver, and a 10 hour surgery, Ian has a new liver! The surgeon said on a scale of 10, it was a 9.9. The strength and prayers of many and one resilient little boy...

Today, at 4pm, is the day!!
Elaine is driving to Atlanta right now because the plane couldn't take off due to bad weather. Elaine, you can do this. You have been preparing for this and if anyone can pull it off, you can.
We love you guys and the New River Valley, Radford especially, is focusing all their prayers and positive energy your way. This is it!
Ian was born in June of 2005 so that makes him 3 currently. He has blonde hair (lots of it) and blue eyes. He has a rare liver disease called biliary atresia and was diagnosed when he was two months old. He is currently awaiting a life saving liver transplant at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Ian loves books, playgrounds, and Thomas the Train. He is an active and intelligent three year old that can spell his first and last name, say his phone number and birth date.

Friday, December 12, 2008

We nominate the red-head!

Whether it is reporting the news (F was just chosen as 1 of 5 fifth graders to be on the school newspaper),
competing in his "brain sports"
singing in the choir

or just dancing in the kitchen (my video won't load, but trust me, it was good)...

F gives our house all the "street cred" we need!

Monday, December 08, 2008

These are a few of my favorite things...

Handmade invitations, with matching envelopes

Getting ready

A beautiful table setting

Wrapping a pretty package

Tasty food

Ann as proxy (we missed you Carol)

Hawaiian Indulgences

Pumpkin any and everything

Pampering myself

Night time Relaxation (and the accompanying story)

Sweet snacks, scents, and songs

And most of all, good times with good friends...