Monday, December 31, 2007


So I was intent on not picking up my laptop while on vacation because the temptation to work was too much. But unfortunately it also meant that I was a slacker on posting best wishes to Matt on his birthday and Jake and Toni for their anniversary. But I think I sufficiently made up for it by allowing them to win at Scrabble once or twice. The things I do for my family...

At any rate, it has been a wonderful year for our family. Both our small unit and the family at large ( No, Matt, that was not another "fat" comment ). We played games with our kids tonight while we had a feast of snacks. Even Jacob got into the spirit as he sat up to the table and muttered inaudibles while slamming bananas. Then we adjourned to the parlor for a movie. It is 10:04 and Morgan is out. She explained that she could not wait any longer and had to go to sleep. Emily is still awake and intent on staying up till Midnight to exclaim "Happy New Year", as she puts it "like those people in New York who stand in the street and watch the fireworks".

Hope this new year finds you happy and well and treats you good, because you deserve it.
I am suppose to start using the elliptical machine this new year, we'll see...

love ya
Sister Sarah

Friday, December 28, 2007

The first step is admitting you have a problem...

RockBand has finally infected this house. Jessica's brothers got one for their xbox for Christmas. They haven't stopped playing it since...
The most addicted is ... Jessica... As you can see, she fancies herself a drummer (and in case you're wondering that's 'Run to the Hills', her new favorite song)

Then if that's not enough, she's enabling others...

At least he knows how to dress the part...

I'll need to keep Annie away from all of this before she turns into a groupie.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Merry Christmas from Sunny Arizona

Morgan Holiday Magic

Last night Morgan, Emily, and I were decorating gingerbread men.
Morgan was in the midst of decorating her gingerbread man and taking two Whopper Malt Balls said, "I know where I will put these, heheheh..."
So I glance over and feel myself hold my breath as there are only a few spots for her to place such shaped candies on the cookie. Like a good mother, I didn't restrict her creative work. See for yourself.....

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Happy Brithday Kenzie!

Happy Birthday Kenzie!
This was the only Picture I have of you.....oh, what?...This isn't you.......
oh well...close enough

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Christmas Lights

christmas tree
Originally uploaded by Heather Light
Merry Christmas from the Lights. Nothing like taking your Christmas photo having the camera propped up on the TV, leveled with paper napkins from last night's Jack in the Box. That's how we roll in Dayton.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

My boy Mitt

At least that is what my Presbyterian boss call him...."your boy Mitt, didn't do to shabby today"...."your boy Mitt this" and "your boy Mitt that"....
just thought I would post the link to his speech today as a point of interest.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Ok, does this make me old?

Wandering through the mall on my lunch break today on the way to the food court, I started thinking about how my Christmas' have evolved. Now, this sounds like the start of a "uphill in the snow barefoot both ways" kinda story....but I'm not trying to be. Do you remember:

Fighting over Mom's plastic go-go boots to use as snow boots. They were tall (kept the water out), they had a long zipper on the side (made it easy to put them on and off), and they had a smooth plastic sole on the bottom for sliding down the hills. For my awkwardly shaped feet, they were as close to cowboy boots as I would ever get. If I remember correctly, we all had to fight for them, getting Mom to mediate between boot availability and foot size. I don't know what I'd think right about now if my son wanted to wear his mother's boots to go sledding.

Happy Birthday Jakers

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Happy Birthday Kylie


("mmmm, Cake...good..")