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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

On this eve of Thanksgiving, I relect on all the blessings in my life...

* I have an amazing husband who works harder than one should - so that I can be home with the kids.

* And those 3 kids are happy, healthy, beautiful, bright, and successful.

* I live close to my family and am able to see them on a regular basis...and can watch the nephews grow up <3.

* We have a home, heat, and food (although I do complain about cooking it :)

* I (this is not a we - LOL) have 2 cool dogs (well...Athena is cool when she's not using the kitchen as her personal bathroom - or sticking her nose in the pots on the stove!) and a sweet kitty.

* I walk outside every morning amazed by the beauty the mountains that I am so lucky to live in.

* I have wonderful friends.

* Our country has an promising new leader!

In troubling or stressful times, it can be difficult to remember that there is so much good in life...but everyday really is a Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Christmas, Christmas Time is Here...

We are embarking on my favorite time of year. The holidays are met with happiness - it's the season of family and giving and great tv Christmas classics. Although all of things warm my heart, my real reason for loving this time is much more calculated and cynical than that. Simply put, my kids are on extra-good behavior. With the promise of Santa and loot, they tiptoe around kissing hopes of getting more and more and more. This year, the gift of choice is cell phones. Quite the biggie in our home - as I have fought the purely materialistic want for years. As the kiddos get older and branch out away from me on a regular basis, I am actually considering the idea. Here's my proposal: If they housebreak Athena, cook dinner every night, do all the laundry, and massage my feet...they just might be texting a Merry Christmas to all!

**Hey guys, read this carefully - especially the last sentence, okay??
Love ya all!