Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas Eve!!

I found this great card for Ben and I inserted a picture of him at that age in the same state of undress! He got a real kick out of it!!
Here's my birthday boys!

Merry Christmas! The excitement is building at the Boardman house and the countdown has begun! This Christmas is a little different for us this year in that none of our relatives are here. I thought I would be really blue, but so far, we are having a blast! Like Dave said, "What's there to be blue about?" We are so blessed!! I just want to say that I am so very grateful to all of our friends out there. The heart-ties that we have with you have carried us through every phase of our lives. You are all so special and we love you lots!
Last week, we celebrated Ben and Dave's birthdays. Friday night, we took the kids and a couple of Ben's friends out to Outback for dinner. Ben had a big sleepover that night. I can't believe he is twelve! Dave turned forty-two. Wow!!!!
Merry Christmas!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

What a precious boy!
My Sri Lankan friend, Prahtiba and her son, Dulina. Don't you love the eyes?

Truitt's new wheels!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Church Christmas Dinner

We had our annual church dinner last Saturday night. It is always a night filled with delicious food, fellowship, hilarious skits, and presenting a nice gift to our Pastor's family. Emily was really excited because Andrea was well enough to attend. They bounced around together all evening! The highlight of the night was seeing the Truitt kid's faces when Josh drove in on their new Kawasaki 90 four-wheeler. They were literally speechless! Usually, their gift from the church is a $25 Target gift card. It was a dream-come-true for them!
We're on the countdown for Christmas around here. The closets are bulging with unwrapped gifts and the kids are under close surveillance. Our Christmas Pageant is this weekend. I'm sure many of you can feel the stress just by reading these words. Smile!!! Do you remember what happened to me last year at Pageant time? Yep! I got lice from some of my precious Sunday School kids. I'm trying to be more careful this year!
Have a blessed day!

Monday, December 3, 2007

The Finished Product!

Here it is! After two trips to Target for lights and maneuvering around my posse of miniature decorators, the tree is finally up! It is sooo pretty and festive! I'm really getting excited for Christmas now. Stop by anytime for a cup of coffee......

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Too Busy for Blogging!

Well June, here I am at last! I've been lying on the couch eating bon-bons and I can't reach my computer. I'm sure you understand!!!
Our Thanksgiving reunion was a highlight for me. My cousin, Monica, and her husband, Rob, came all the way from Germany for the occasion. Aunt Karen flew in from Florida, Uncle Richard and Bobbe from Alaska, Grandma's "special friend", Joe Hollingsworth, and all my immediate family. Wow! What a crowd! Everyone pitched in on the cooking and the cleaning. It made it really easy on me! Thanks guys.
This week, I have been in recovery mode. Since we are going to be by ourselves for Christmas this year( 1st time since 1995), I am struggling to get in the mood to decorate. Usually, I host the Boardman Family and this year we're going to Dan and Kandi's. I did put a wreath on the door and addressed all my cards. I'll keep you posted on the progress.......if any of you feel a burden for the decorating ministry, let me know.