Friday, December 24, 2010

Well It's Christmas Eve

I think I'm going to be back on track soon folks!! Got my new camera and even though I had a few glitches unrelated to the camera I think I got it under control enough to begin my blogging journey again....JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS.

Okay, let me get my bearings.....

The plan was Lucas would come for the Christmas/New Years holidays. If you remember from previous posts he had his car stolen earlier in the year. My dad was gracious enough to offer him and older model El Camino. Granted it's old but it got him around town and back and forth to Austin a few times.

This time around though I think "ole Cami" decided she was just to old and haggard to make any more 1,000 mile trips. Bless her, I could empathize...

Luckily, Lucas has a mountain bike buddy/friend that was in a very giving mood and offered him his BMW to make the trip to visit his family for Christmas. Never met this guy, but I gotta love him!!!!

I will give more details later. It's Christmas Eve and I have a hubby and daughter waiting on me downstairs and a grown son that is on his way. ♥♥♥

Monday, December 20, 2010

And So..

I can't stand it. I don't have a camera and I have been missing blogging. Toby tells me to just use my phone camera but it's not the there are too many steps to get them from my phone to the blog. I'm sure it would agitate me more than anything. My blog is suppose to be a source of relaxation, not stress for me.

I haven't really been doing anything all that interesting but I still like to keep track of my goings on since this is also my personal diary.

I'll try to give a summary...without pictures...grrrrr.

Summer had her 4-H Christmas Party. 4-H events are as much fun for me as they are for Summer.

We had a cookie swap play date. It was a cold day, but fun and the pay-off was a bunch of yummy cookies to take home.

Last week we went to the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar. It was fun and Toby and Summer walked out of their with some unique finds.

Well, now my mind is blank because I don't have any pictures to jog my memory. Can you tell this camera thing is about to take its toll on me???????

Hopefully the next time you "hear" from me my blog will have pictures attached..

Last but not least, I want to wish everyone a very Happy, Merry, Joyful Holiday season!!!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Just a little update. In case no one has noticed, I hibernate in the cold months. I don't like being outdoors in the cold so that leaves me doing activites like shopping or hanging out at home...neither of which are bloggable.

Another thing that has added to my blogging absence is I am now without a camera. Being without a camera is like being without a limb for me. I use my camera daily and blogging without pictures takes the fun out of blogging for me.

This makes the third camera that has managed to die on me. I had to use Toby's hand me down camera and it managed to die on me too...making it my fourth. As much as I like camera's I don't think they like least Kodak camera's anyway.

Hopefully Santa will be bringing me a nice new waterproof camera for Christmas.

Until next time...

Friday, December 3, 2010

What's Your Favorite Holiday?????

We all have favorite holidays. Some favor Halloween and I have known a few that love 4th of July and Valentines Day. Everyone has a reason for their favorite holiday whether it be pleasant memories they may associate with it, the way it is celebrated, or the meaning behind it.

My favorite happens to be Christmas. Yeah, I know most people dislike Christmas because of the hustle and bustle and commercialism of it all. But Christmas has not always been that way..or at least when you're a kid you don't recognize that part of it. When I think about Christmas as a child I can always bring myself back to those exciting days of anticipation, festivities, and spirit.

I think I choose Christmas as my favorite holiday because of the memories I associate with it. It was the only time of year, besides our birthday, that was made special for me and my brother.

Then there were the Christmas parties and programs at school. Gift exchanges, caroling, and Christmas goodies. The Catholic school I went to as a child always had a way of making any holiday special and I carry fond memories of them all.

It was exciting for me when we went to the mall to see all the decorations and sit on Santa's lap...which I always found traumatic I might add. Then there was always the Christmas parade at the mall where they actually threw candy canes and Hershey kisses.

On a Friday night before Christmas my parents would grab us a treat at Dairy Queen and then ride around and look at the fancy neighborhoods Christmas decorations.

Then there were always the Christmas specials like The Grinch, Frosty the Snowman, Charlie Brown and my favorite The Walton's Christmas special. I can remember me and my brother lying on the floor in front of the T.V. watching the specials with the lights turned off and only the Christmas tree lights illuminating giving it that Christmas feel.

I can remember a few times also going to midnight mass. As tired as I was I always enjoyed listening to the choir sing Silent Night and Oh Holy Night and it echoing down from the balcony in that huge stained glass church.

Yes, I love Christmas....but somehow, somewhere along the way, it's just not the same as it was when I was a kid...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thanksgiving Weekend

I know my Thanksgiving post is about a week late, but better late than never.

Lucas arrived last Thursday afternoon just in time for the our Thanksgiving meal. I love having Lucas around to eat my cooking. He always gobbles it down as if it's gourmet food. I guess after being single and living on your own for a while you appreciate a good home cooked meal....of course, Lucas has always appreciated food from anyone who has ever been willing to give it to him.

It always seems so short when he comes in for only a couple of days but I take what I can get. I didn't even have to shed a tear when he left this time...I knew he is going to be back in a few more weeks for Christmas.

While he was here him and Summer spent time outdoors working on their bikes..

and trying to beat me at Connect Four....

Lucas also took time out to ride the Walnut Creek trails while he was here.

It was a short but sweet visit.