Monday, December 22, 2008

Alvin And The Chipmunks: Christmas Memories

When I was young my Grandma would let us play records on a small record player she had. It was in the spare bedroom that I think we used to call the "toy room". This is one of the many songs I remember so well. Grandma had quite a collection of Disney records too! I have fond memories of every Christmas spent with my Grandparents. I miss them so much! I hope I am carrying on that same tradition with my own grandchildren. That all the things that we do now will be their fond memories in the future. Merry Christmas, Grandma and Grandpa!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Happy Holidays!

From Emma, Evan and Ezra
(and me too!)

Here are a few new photos of the grandkids that I took today. Some of these are going to be used for my daughter Chantel's Family Christmas card. I thought they all looked so cute but they weren't very cooperative! Oh well.....I did manage to get a few good ones in spite of them!

I'm looking forward to spending lots of time with the entire family on Christmas Eve. We have the most fun watching them open their gifts. It's Ezra's first Christmas and that is always a special time! Evan is very excited to open his gifts too and is looking forward to toys most of all, of course! Emma is looking forward to a few special gifts this year and spending time with family.

I'm hoping we can do something a little bit different this year and have a yummy Beef Pot Roast dinner with lots of sweet carrots, onions and potatoes! Just like Grandma used to make for me on special occasions. I guess I'm tired of turkey and ham. I must confess that Pot Roast is my favorite and I like it over cooked until the meat shreds! I think I would be banned from the family if we didn't have mashed potatoes and gravy too!

For dessert, I will be making chocolate fudge, pecan nut toffee and chocolate chip cookies for my son Daniel (who was very disappointed when I didn't have time to make them on Thanksgiving!). I'm sure the traditional Pumpkin pie will be there and so will the homemade cheesecake that Chantel always makes. Yum!

We will spend our day eating, opening all our gifts and visiting with my sister and her 3 kids who are going to celebrate Christmas Eve with our family. I have a lot to be thankful for this year and I look forward to 2009 with much hope! I wish you and your family well too! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Monday, December 1, 2008

New Photo of Ezra

Here is a new photo of Ezra that my sister Kristy took the other day. I had to share. He is so adorable and yes. I know I keep saying that! Oh....that hair! I need to get some new photos of the other 2 soon!