Skip to main content

Christmas 2010

We started our holiday weekend on Wednesday when Eric's parents and nephew came in to cheer on Louisville against WKU. Eli and I were in the minority and the TOPS lost...sad day!
I had to work Thursday morning, but once the show was over, we loaded up our bags and hit the road. First we ate at Yuki (an amazing Japanese restaurant.) The car ride was mostly peaceful thanks to DVD's of Yo Gabba Gabba, Elmo and Diego and a few suckers...ha!

I spent most of Christmas Eve in my Pjs thanks to a nasty sinus infection (which is now spreading to other family members.) Here we are taking a picture before heading to bed. I would like to document that Eli had an extremely rough night and ended up in the bed with Eric and I. He was still up five or six times which is another post in and of itself! Anyway, he was grumpy when he got up until he saw the toys....ALAS...he understands Santa now!!

We opened our gifts while Eli played, and as always, Eric's parent's were extremely generous. I'll be sporting two new suits, make-up, earrings, socks, and hair-do (thanks to the most amazing brush ever.) Eric has a new toolbox for his building and Eli...well, Eli will be "jumping with delight" in his new (child size) TRAMPOLINE!! By the way, this is in addition to the bouncy thing pictured below!
After opening presents we sang Happy Birthday to Jesus and ate a delicious cake. I think German Chocolate is one of HIS favorites too!
We had a white Christmas, so Eli played in the snow with daddy. He really did well, but the wind was blowing and it was much too cold to stay out for long periods of time. Other than our one trip outside to play, we stayed at home for four days. It was a delightfully refreshing change of pace for us, and I think everyone enjoyed the extra snuggles.
Christmas memories are so precious and I think of everything my parents went through to make each and every year magical. As a parent I am more appreciative than ever for their sacrifice, love and joy. And although I thought it could never get did...just take a look at this face.


Popular posts from this blog

A New Decade

Happy 2020, everyone!  I know I'm a month and a half behind, but ya'll, January was brutal!  Not brutal in a tragic kind of way but in a "life will wear you out" kind of way. It started off with the flu...times three!  Eric, Ellie and I had Flu B and missed the first week back to school and work.  Then Eli was diagnosed with Flu A two weeks later.  Thankfully, my in-laws stepped in to help so that we didn't have to miss any more time at work. On top of the sickness, we listed our house for sale. The work it takes getting ready for market is just crazy. But we also have people coming in and out of our home at all hours and it's just kinda overwhelming. Plus, we are finalizing everything with the builder. In full transparency, working with the builder has been the easiest part! Maybe I'll do a little update on the whole building process later this week.  Now that the dust has settled on 2020, I'm going to try my very hardest to keep this litt

Mother's Day Memories

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day.  I want to start by saying that my heart and prayers go out to the "Mommies in Waiting" and to those who are missing their Momma on this special day.  You are not forgotten. We started Mother's Day at church with our crew, and we were lucky enough to be in the nursery.  We let Eli tag along, and he helped facility "Derby Races" around the table while the kids were on riding toys.  It was a hoot!  We also made cards for the mommies. We had some leftovers at home for lunch and then I spent some time laying out while Eric worked on the pool.  It was almost 90 degrees and the perfect way to relax on my special day! Eric made me a shrimp boil for dinner, and we took a family trip to Dairy Queen.  They also have presents coming later this week for me.  Basically, they are awesome!

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Have I ever told you that Eli loves sports?  Ha!  I look back at him with baseballs and basketballs at 18 months old ,and it blows my mind that he's still so interested.   The thing is, he doesn't discriminate.  Baseball, basketball, football, name it, we play it! Not only do we play sports all day, we also have to watch certain videos on Youtube.   We watch "Boys of Fall," while wearing a football helmet. We watch Alabama's "Cheap Seats,"  John Fogerty's"Centerfield," and Kenny Rogers,  "The Greatest" while holding a bat, carrying a ball, and wearing a batting helmet. And now, thanks to Space Jam, we have to listen to the movie sound track while shooting hoops!  That's a blast from the past! He hasn't found a song about soccer or golf...YET! And with all that playing, who has time to run inside for a potty break?  Not this boy! I never thought