Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My Beautimous Christmas Tree

Just a little look at some of my Christmas decorations.  I love this time of year.....

I painted the picture of the tree on my mantle. 
 I think it's a pretty good picture of a funky Christmas tree!

 My Tree

Some of my favorite ornaments. 
The tree is full of ornaments that have been given to us and the kids.

Mike is a policeman so we have to have a Santa Cop
on the tree to keep the Elves out of trouble!

From our Disney cruise in 2007.

This belongs to Maggie or Sarah, I can't remember which one.  Their initials are on the bottom or her foot with the year.

I made this tree with lots of little strips of scrapbook paper and lots of straight pins.  I loved the way it turned out and I've it for about 3 years now.  I just gently put it in a plastic bag in the attic!

Maureen and  Starr were found with popcorn on the couch and they had been apparently watching movies all night!  They are a couple of little rascals!

Hope everyone has a Very Merry Christmas!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Feeling Out Of Sorts!

I almost had a panic attack this morning on my way to work. I'm not one to be prone to having them, but I've had a couple in the past so I know what it feels like.  Mike and I are going on a cruise next week and our kids are not going with us.  This isn't the first time we have gone anywhere without them, but it has been two years. 

We are going on a cruise to Cozumel.  I think it might be his birthday, my 40th birthday (which I did survive by the way, but now I feel like I have to act like a grown-up) and our anniversary, which has all happened in the last two months. 

My parents are coming to stay with the girls since they have school, etc. and they live an hour away.  I have to try to make things as organized as I can for my mother because she, for obvious reasons, is not used to having to get two very, at times, stubborn little girls ready for school.  I need to make sure they have everything they need! 

I still need to do some shopping for the trip, I have a Christmas party tonight, Maggie has a birthday party to go to tomorrow, tomorrow also marks the 1 year annivesary that Philip M. Davis was killed in the line of duty on a "routine" traffic stop around midnight tonight.  the picture in that post is an actual picture from his graveside service.  There were officers from all over the country there that cold, rainy day. It's bringing back sad memories, I mean, we, the police department, are all family.  He left behind a precious wife, Paula, and two precious babies, Sarah will be turning 3 this month and John will be turning 2 in February.

I haven't even started packing for our tripo, even though we aren't leaving until Wednesday night, I also have my every day stuff to do.  I know it will get done. I just need to have a glass of wine and get busy!