Monday, December 10, 2007

11 Pictures = 11,000 Words

Catch up time. Alot of it. We'll just go with the pictures, in no necessarily meaningful order. Bo and Emma in my clinic at school.
Halloween! Starring: Snowflake Princess and Ash the Pokemon Trainer
My current replacement for scrapbooking (which I hope will return to me soon...this is the dryest papercrafting season for me since I started!) BAKING. No kidding. On Sunday I made Pot Roast, toffee, santa sandwiches, sweet minglers and french bread! This picture is of a meat pie I made...homemade crust! :) We have cable for the first time in ever, and I'm hooked on the Food Network.
Spent a weekend in St Paul, MN for a much anticipated wedding, and hit up the Mall of America and IKEA with Mom while we were at it. A very fun weekend!
So very, very happy for these two!
The newest Carter girl, and sweetest thing ever. I miss her like crazy, along with the rest of her family. The kids and I spent a weekend in Atlanta to see her for the first time.
Bo looks bummed out in the picture, but he's not. He's just trying to smile without showing his teeth, which is the newest thing in smiling, aparently. I can't tell you how happy this picture makes me. We have one almost every year of these two in this spot since they were three or four.

Starting off the holiday season with Clarice and Rudolph, who have remained solid companions since that time, and welcome additions to Stuffed Animal Playhouse, which appears every weekend at our house.
And not least, but most recently, Emma had her tonsils and adenoids out. The surgery itself was really easy and the first two days great, but the recovery was a bit more rugged than we anticipated. Mom came to stay with Ems and was a HUGE help. Above is before, and below is after. Her lips are so red from all the popcicles! She is now 10 days out, and finally off tylenol for the most part. There's been alot of crying. Poor Emkins.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and are gearing up for the Christmas season.
One more week of school, and I'll have my first Christmas holiday off with the rest of my family!

7 comments:

jayjay said...

Oh Joy, AT LAST!! Some photos, and some news, and I've devoured it all and thoroughly enjoyed, right down to the MEAT PIE!!! (Is this really 'pasta and heat' Sarah?) I am more than impressed. Well done. The eblings look sweller than ever, and poor Emkins getting over her op. So sweet and delicious. Glad it's done. Love you all lots, Jen

April said...

Yippee! Made the blog. Great catch-up, and SOOO wishing I was nearer to partake of the baking spree!
April

NancyJones said...

OH wow girl you ahve been busy, LOVE those photos and look at dat baby! YOU SOOO Need to be scrappin chicky LOOK at those WONDERFUL PICS. You can eve scrap the photos of you baking hahahahahahaha. miss ya!

Judah Raine Mayo said...

Ona is going to have her tonsils out early next year sometime. We found out after she underwent an MRI (strictly follow-up) with anesthesia and she obstructed her airway with her huge tonsils. Not quite looking forward to that one...
Hope all is well with you guys.
Judah

Goody said...

I am so glad that she is better. It really has been a long time since you blogged. See you soon!!

shelly b said...

I've missed seeing an update! MOA looks like fun! And good for you for cooking your toosh off! Hope you get back in a scrapping mood cuz I love your stuff!

Pound said...

poor emma... but bo and emma look so sweet together!
oh and baking.... mmmm.