Monday, December 29, 2008

Happy Birthday to...


Last year, I had such a great birthday. It seemed like I celebrated for about a month. Here are some pictures from last year.

This is me with some of my friends from work (preschool). This is at Romano's Macaroni Grill with all of my family. Yes, there are two cakes in front of me. That is what they bring you when you get this old! No, really my Dad's birthday is Jan. 1 and we were celebrating his also so they brought us two cakes each so that we could share with everyone. That was nice!

Taylor and I on the actual day of my birthday last year and we had just come from a SF Basketball game, of course.

Me with my girlfriends! Such a fun night out!

And then this is me ANOTHER year older, with my boys this year and yes, we were heading out to a SF Basketball game!

Another year older, and I feel a hundred years older!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas pictures

On Christmas Eve-Eve. This is when we opened our gifts to each other. Thomas thought the wrapping on his gift from Taylor was hilarious! Christmas Eve at my Mom and Dad's house. Beautiful neices!

Christmas morning.

Christmas Day at our house this year. Thomas and Taylor with Emily and Evan.

Monday, December 22, 2008


I don't normally dress up animals but since this one is over my Christmas tree I wanted him to have a little Christmas spirit.

This is Thomas' wee-little snowman from the beautiful snow that we had a few weeks ago.

Our down-stairs Christmas tree.

Our up-stairs Christmas tree.

Last week we celebrated my sweet niece's 13th birthday (Jessica with the hat on). Her birthday was actually yesterday on the 21st. This is her with her sister, Amanda.

A sweet birthday surprise from some of my very special friends. I especially loved the song that they sang to me: "We wish you a Merry Christmas, We wish you a Merry Christmas, We wish you a Merry Christmas, and A Happy Birthday!"

Thomas' basketball season ended last week with tournaments in Hampshire. They came in 3rd place.
This is Taylor (40) in the JV game the other night. (I can never get a good picture! If he sees me with the camera - I am dead!) He had a break-out game in which he scored 12 points!

May you all have a blessed Christmas full of much love and happiness.

Saturday, December 06, 2008


High School Basketball started up a few weeks ago. Here are a few pictures.

This is Taylor (#40) at a scrimmage game in Summertown.

This is a Junior Varsity game at Santa Fe.

Varsity game at Santa Fe.

And this is Thomas (middle) warming up for a middle school game. We had our last middle school game at Hampshire Thursday night. Next week we have tournaments. Thomas did not get very much play time, but hopefully will in the future!

Monday, November 10, 2008


Happy Birthday, Thomas!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Basketball Season

Middle School Basketball started up several weeks ago and we are BUSY, but we love it!

This is my Thomas in one of the first games. He got to play the entire second half of the game, a game that we won 80-4.

This is my sweet and beautiful neice, Jessica (in the middle).

We love us some Santa Fe Basketball!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A boy with a plan

Thomas has always wanted a fort. Now that we live out in the country, we have a great place for one in the woods. This is only two weeks of progress, and of course it is not finished. They still need to put up walls, windows, and a roof. We hope to have it finished in time for his birthday.

Digging the holes and concreting the poles in.

He is a great little worker!

He can't wait!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Our Disney Vacation

We arrived late Sunday after a long drive.

First Day - Monday

This is the All-Star Music Resort where we stayed.

That morning, we visited Animal Kingdom. The Safari was first on our list.

The boys in front of The Tree of Life.

Next stop was Expedition EVEREST. That is Taylor in the yellow and Thomas in the green. Brian was in front of them. I did not ride this one. I volunteered to take a picture instead!

First meeting with Mickey.

After a long day at Animal Kingdom, we hopped on a bus and headed to Downtown Disney. There we ate dinner at the Rainforest Cafe. It was very good! Then we explored some of the shops. One of our favorites was LEGO Imagination Center.

Can you find Thomas is the lego people?

Then we headed over to Magic Kingdom to catch the SpectroMagic Parade

and the evening fireworks show. This was my favorite of the entire week!

Day Two - Tuesday
Back to Magic Kingdom for a fun day.

Share a Dream Come True Parade.

Cinderella's Castle

Thomas and his friend, Reed, who also went the same week as us.

Later that night, we headed over to meet with Reed's family and watch the Fatasmic light show at Hollywood Studios. It was a wonderful light show, but our pictures did not turn out well.

Day Three - Wednesday
Hollywood Studios

After riding Star Tours, we watched Jedi training and looked who showed up...

After watching the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular, we headed over to catch the Lights, Motor, Extreme Stunt Show Spectacular.

Thomas and Brian rode pretty much everything in every park except for the Tower of Terror. It was a 90 minute wait and Brian did not want to loose his lasagna!

Day Four - Thursday
Pool time with Ariel.

Then on to Epcot.

At the character meeting spot

The Living Seas

The World Showcase

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth (we did not get good pictures because it was pouring down rain, but it was beautiful!) This is Thomas and Reed waiting for it to start.

Day Five - Friday
Pictures of the resort before we check out.

The piano pool

Then back to Magic Kingdom for our last day.
Thomas and Brian rode all of their favorite rides again.
Thomas with Buzz Lightyear. Buzz was his very favorite years ago. He had a collection of 35-40 different Buzz Lightyears.

Last picture before leaving The Magic Kingdom.

Finally back at home at 1:00 a.m. Saturday.