Thursday, December 21, 2006

Go Seahawks!

Thanks for the new sweatshirts, McDermotts! Hey, Erin--one down and seven to go!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Super Dad

Just wanted to share about what a great husband I have. It's 11:48pm and he's fixing the toilet. He's been patiently and cheerfully doing so for several hours. Below are some pictures of how he did the dishes last week or so. It's awesome that he does the dishes on a regular basis, but the fact that he's willing to do them like this--including Amelie (see her little pan?) in the process. He teaches me so much. Oh yeah--Violet had to get in on the action as well. This scene was too cute NOT to be photographed. I'm so blessed.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

McDonald's Egg Nog Milkshakes

Poor Duncan. We can't find them anywhere. Do they have them at a McDonald's near you? He's rather depressed. I'm hoping, when we travel, we'll come across a McDonald's that serves his beloved eggnog shakes. He even called around to our local Mickey D's and the 197 one said they had eggnog shakes. But when I got there, they said they didn't. Poor baby, had his hopes up and everything. Good thing I had bought him the real thing at Giant.

Monday, December 11, 2006

i have no idea why the text is so large on today's post. i promise i'm not yelling at you.

Unplanned Christmas Hiatus

First things first:

Happy Birthday
to my sister, Karen!
Hope you're having a great day!!!

The follwing pictures go with a post that is BELOW all of them. Once again, the photos are not in the order of my liking, but, quite frankly, I don't have any more time to devote to this right now! So mixed-up and out-of-order is what you get today. Enjoy!

Amelie sails the boats during bathtime.

Amelie and Duncan paint their boats using the paints Amelie got for Christmas from the McDermotts.

Violet is bundled up at the parade.

Duncan and Amelie watch as the parade goes by.

Matthew keeps Violet from going up the stairs (which she did while we were in Raleigh!)

Megan, Duncan&Amelie, and Patrick decorate gingerbread houses while the grandparents, great grandparents, and moms look on.

Sarah, Amelie, and Allison work on their sewing projects.

As you can tell, my updates have waned as Christmas has been getting closer. This has not been intentional, just the nature of the time of year, I suppose. The following has happened since I last posted:

1. We flew down to Raleigh to visit my sister, Kathy, and her family at their new home.
2. Violet turned 10 months old!
3. I went to my book club where we discussed A Thousand Resurrections by Maria Garriott. I HIGHLY recommend it!
4. I finished decorating our house for Christmas.
5. We all developed colds (yes, again)
6. I ordered and received our Christmas cards and I finished our Christmas letter. (I'm still in the process of assembling them.)
7. Amelie and I wrapped many Christmas presents together.
8. Duncan was elected a deacon of our church.
9. We went to the St. Michael's Christmas parade and made gingerbread houses (thanks to my sister, Karen!).
10. Duncan and Amelie made paper boats, painted them, and sailed them in the bath tub(thanks to the directions in Curious George Rides a Bike).