Saturday, December 26, 2009

Lauren's new bicycle!

I think of the days that as a child, not only myself,
but many friends and family
members (that were children, such as I)
asked Santa for a bicycle.

This is exactly what my daughter did and
lo and behold!
she received a bicycle
much to her surprise and amazement.

Since her hubby has a bicycle at home,
these two will be able to have some 2-wheeled
fun in Bentonville Arkansas!
How cute does she look??

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas 2009

Today is Friday, Christmas 2009--I've decided that I shall attempt to blog, not only from a family perspective, but also for my crafty business "2 Shabby Divas". So here goes with the fam!
Dustin flew in from San Francisco on Monday around 8 a.m. into Lubbock. T
aylor was in Levelland for Sunday night so he went to pick him up from the airport to bring him home.
Lauren and Rusty drove in on the late afternoon of December 23rd. Leal's was for dinner Wed evening with Rusty & Lauren treating. So sweet!
Early rising on Christmas Eve morning where Lauren and I made goodies to de
liver to friends and family in town and then Christmas Eve festivities at mother's where we played BINGO, counted M & M's (we now know that there are 1120 in a full bag) and had a Chinese Gift Exchange.
This brings us to Christmas morning. Cinnamon rolls and a wonderful breakfast casserole made from scratch by "Santa Bryan". Alot of wonderful gifts, lots of surprises and just a heartwarming time of family spending the moment together. Mom was here, of course, with her 2 tag-along puppies, Suzi and Fonz, and then our mascot, Oliver Winston had to get in on the action that was happening in grandma's chair:

As usual, I had to "bother" my children to have them trail into the yard to get some sibling pictures. Lauren and Rusty love it (and you can see why--the camera loves them!)

and Dustin and Taylor (my handsome sons) obliged but were not thrilled at the prospect of having their pictures snapped.
Truth be told they will hunt them
down and tell themselves

just how incredible they look!
Took one more snap as they
were running out the door,
caffeine in hand...

and then there is my hubby, Bryan, who was totally stoked with the Christmas present that I got him. Every g
uy needs an automatic rifle, right??