Thursday, January 15, 2009

Overdue Update!!!

I have been getting a ton of grief for not updating my blog. So, now I have to play catch up and try to remember what we have all been doing the last few months. Fortunately, I took a ton of pictures, so it shouldn't be that hard, right? Okay, here goes...

Brad's birthday and Halloween. We missed out on Blocktoberfest, but we are going to have a huge one next year, promise! We carved pumpkins and did the costume thing. I had back surgery on the 29th, so Brad had to take the kids out on his own. They looked so cute!

Pretty easy to figure out Annaliese as a princess again and Anderson as a dog - cutest dog I have ever seen (except when Jackson wore it)!
Jackson as the vampire. Hailey was a cat, but she decided to go with her friends, so we didn't get a picture of her. Isn't she too young to be ditching us for friends?
Thanksgiving. Spent brunch with Brad's parents and the evening with mine. Up very early, I think 3:15am on the day after Thanksgiving to go shopping - me, Michelle and mom. That was fun! I know it sounds crazy, but I always have a great time. That evening, Michelle, Ronnie and I went to Smitty's together "bonding"...
Me, Ronnie and Michelle

Me and Michelle

Christmas Card Picture

Once again, hard to get all the kids arranged the right way, but they did smile. Apologies in advance for anyone that didn't receive one. I meant to get out more than I did, I will try harder next year - promise!

Sometime in December I decided to change up my hair color a little and go darker with a tint of red. While it took some getting used to, I did like the change. And Annaliese is the perfect accessory for any picture.

Christmas Tree Hunt

Annaliese, Jackson, Hailey and Anderson (not sure why Jackson has the saw, must have been Brad's idea...)
Me and my two Favorite girls!

Brad assuming the annual position. One of these years I will do a comparison of how much his top half has changed year to year.

Annaliese had her first Christmas program at Orchard Hill. She was so sweet and sang with all the other kids in her class. I am really surprised at her willingness to participate in a large group setting. Hailey is so much more reserved than Annaliese.

Jackson celebrated his 6th birthday on December 17th. We went to the Brown Bottle, at his request, where Hailey then lost another tooth!
Brad and boys - pretty handsome!
Hailey minus another tooth!

Christmas Celebrations
This year we spent Christmas Eve with the Hurley's and Christmas Day with the Block's. Ronnie's house was filled with presents and it took a couple hours to get through everything. After carting everything back to the house, we went to the Christmas Eve service at Orchard Hill Church and back to Ronnie's for dinner. You will have to ask him about the baked beans :)This is one of my favorite pictures of Hailey and Michelle. Michelle bought Hailey and Jackson Ipod's this year. The two of them are practically inseparable when she is here.
Christmas Day

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