Friday, December 5, 2008

I love the Holidays!

I know I've been MIA lately, but I have a very valid reason. My cousin that you all read about this Summer thinks I'm the coolest...and I must admit, I like it, so he asked me for my laptop that I just got a little over a year ago. So, in the name of Thanksgiving, I gave him my laptop, and promptly ordered myself a new one from Dell.

I FINALLY received my new lappy Wednesday, and it didn't come a day too soon! I love it, it's purple, sleek, and oh so cool! So, thanks Jonathan, for making me pay my hard earned money for something I didn't need!!! You're a gem!

It's all good now, and we both have new lappies, so what more can you ask for. But enough of that, let's catch up...

My Thanksgiving was awesome! I went home, Tuesday night, and Wednesday, we were on the road. Dad and I stopped by Waco on our way to the farm, and picked up a honey baked ham, and the desserts. It was so good to see Waco, if only for an hour, and I even got to see one of my former students at IHOP. It was a great mini stop!

Thanksgivings at the farm is such a great time for my family. We JUST got cable out there, but we really don't watch much TV. Our hours are filled with walks along the property, dominoes, spades, cooking, cooking, football, baseball, and just enjoying one another. Recently this year, we added singing WITH the guitar that my cousin Anna now knows how to play. It was an awesome, awesome time. Oh-- and the game we played as an entire family this year was's the skinny...each person wrote down 3 things about themselves. We put all of the slips into a bag, and each person had to pull a slip, and ACT out who we thought the person was. I laughed until I cried, and it was so funny when my Dad's younger sister pulled his slip, and impersonated him....FUN TIMES!

The rest of the week I spent hanging out with my Dad, and vegging out. I needed the rest as things have been non-stop lately.

Now on to Christmas...I can't wait. I love to celebrate Jesus' birthday with my family. We're going to Mississippi this year, so I'm really excited about that. My grandmother goes ALLLLL out with the Christmas decorations...We have so many traditions from my Mom's side of the family at Christmas time. Going to the Christmas Cantata at church...opening presents at personal fave since childhood, cooking everyday, (better watch that diet), stories, reminiscing, hanging out with Danyelle, and now Karmen...I'm so excited! I can't wait. I hope each one of you has some special traditions that you will either start or continue this year. I'd love to hear about them. Until next time...