Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Did ya miss me?

So I took a little unplanned time off from here...It's as always ~ when I have lots of stuff to write about I'm too busy to write it and it has been a very busy time here. All good I assure you.

First and foremost I want to wish you all the happiest of holidays and hope yours was as wonderful as mine was. Jen & Jeremy came up on the 23rd and the Ginkster came up on the 24th. We stayed up late on the 23rd so the kids slept in and we opened presents around 10:00 am on the 24th. DSC07789 DSC07792 DSC07793Presents were so nice all around and I was mostly grateful to be with those so precious to me and as an extra special gift I got to feel my grandchild kick for the first time... just think he or she will be with us celebrating their first Christmas next year. I hate to wish my life away but I'm really looking forward to that.

We had two trees this year. Our traditional tree which Julianne was kind enough to decorate mostly on her ownDSC07780
And this year we had the addition of the "white" tree.DSC07800 It is outside by the pool. Since we've moved back to Florida I've wanted a tropical tree so last year after Christmas I bought myself a white tree for next to nothing. The idea was to put "tropical" ornaments on it. My BFF Maryann made it her mission to supply me with the coolest ornaments for my tree. DSC07803 DSC07804 DSC07806 Aren't they awesome? And so special because they came from her. I only wish she could be down here to see it for herself.

I have so much more to fill you in on but this post would be a gazillion pages long so for now, just know we are all well here and I promise to be better about keeping up with all of you. Those of you who also have blogs, I have been reading, I promise, and will be better about commenting in the future. You are all so very important to me and I've missed you!


Miss Healthypants said...

Welcome back, Barb! I'm glad to see you're posting again. :)

And I love the ornaments on the white tree--reminds me of summer--sigh... :)

I was just thinking today that it's so cold here, January might be a good time to host a Tropical Party, complete with Caribbean music, margaritas, and other summery-like stuff. We can at least pretend it's warm, right? :)

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Love the tropical tree!!

Mary Lou Weidman said...

That tree is the best I have seen this year! Very fun and also very pretty!

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Carol VR said...

It sooo weird to think of a Christmas tree by the pool.

It's currently minus 7 in CANADA...burrr!!!

Jen said...

I really like your tree. Those ornaments are priceless. I have a few friends that are flamingo addicts. Any idea where she picked them up?