Friday, December 31, 2010
The kids never did make it to Delaware. Their flight was cancelled 3 times. So we just decided that was it. There was a lot of disappointment, so I tried to think of something fun. We decided on a party.
So I'm at home right now with MK and friends. Oh...and a mouse. The kids saw one, and I have not been able to relax since. But my hero, the Big Man, went to the store and bought traps. So I should be able to sleep. Seriously, I'm not afraid of bugs (including spiders - whatever category they fall into,) or even snakes....but rodents are a different story.
So here are pictures of the party. Happy New Year!!!
Monday, December 27, 2010
The kids were supposed to fly out yesterday, but due to the weather, their flight was cancelled. At least they'll get to see snow, I told myself. So we rebooked them for today, and the Big Man was off work, so he was able to drive us. I checked the flight status multiple times, and it was looking good. We arrived at the airport optimistic that they would fly out. It wasn't to be. While we waited in line, the flight was cancelled.
But, I hope I'm always able to teach my kids to make the best of situations, and we viewed it as an adventure. We went to lunch with the Big Man's brother and family, and the kids and I went to a movie. We have a lovely place to stay, and we're very hopeful that they will fly out tomorrow and salvage what is left of their trip.
So here are pictures of the kids at the movie.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Our Christmas Eve traditions include driving around to look at Christmas lights and having a dinner of finger foods. The kids each opened a present, and we read the Christmas story from Luke 2. It was a great evening, and we're looking forward to another great day tomorrow.
Merry Christmas to all of you!
Thursday, December 23, 2010
However, we were confronted with some people this week who've recently endured many more difficult things than we have. We are thankful that our bugs haven't lasted long, and we'll be back on our feet soon...mindful of just how blessed we really are.
Today's picture was taken Tuesday night. I'm hoping tomorrow that we'll all be well and have a lot of reasons to take new pictures!
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
I've mentioned before our family nickname: "Team Gebhardt." It's made of our initials. So she and I were texting back and forth, and I was telling her that we aren't complete without her. She wrote this: "If it wasn't for me you'd just be tea! And you don't like tea." She couldn't be more right!!! I do not like tea, and we wouldn't be the "team" without her. She comes home tonight - we can't wait!!!
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
While she's gone, T. Willy and I are hanging out. We brought his good buddy to Burger King. They were hoping to play outside, but it's cold and windy, so we opted for lunch and the indoor playground here. They're having fun, so I am too!!
We're going to do some holiday baking later. I've made a list...just hope I check everything off of it.
She asked me to take a picture of T. Willy for her every day, so here is the picture I sent yesterday, and she sent pictures, so here is one of her and a friend.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
They went to Bass Pro and saw Santa. T. Willy didn't want to talk to Santa at first, but the Big Man reminded him of something he hadn't asked for. So he went up to Santa and asked for it. They had time to talk since it wasn't busy at all, and that was really fun for him.
As he walked away, T. Willy asked the Big Man if that was the real Santa. Santa heard him and gestured him over, whispered something in his ear, and then the Big Man watched as T. Willy gave Santa's beard a tug. Convinced, T. walked away happy.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Monday, December 06, 2010
Sunday, December 05, 2010
Saturday, December 04, 2010
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
MK convinced me to decorate for Christmas this evening, and she was a big help! I usually do it the day after Thanksgiving, but it didn't work out this year. It's gotten cold in the last couple of days, so I'm glad that it looks festive since it feels like December now.