Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Yes...I'm Still Alive!

I have been really neglecting my blog for the last few weeks. It seems like I've been busy during the week (doing what, I'm not exactly sure), and on the weekends I want to spend time with Tracy. So, I'm going to try to post more often. I guess it's not just my blog, either. Today I went into my email and deleted 4 pages of old emails from one account and 5 from the other. If I just deleted the ones I didn't need each day, it would be sooo much easier.
One thing I have not been neglecting is myself. I have lost 10 pounds in the last month, even after Thanksgiving. Yay!

Anyway, Thanksgiving was fantastic! We spent the day with Tracy's family, and we had a great time. The food was delicious! It was great not have to worry about all the cooking. Thanks Jen! Katie got to spend time with her cousin and other family that she doesn't see very often. And, she had THREE pieces of pumpkin pie. Hey, it's a vegetable, right?!?! Pumpkin pie is one of her favorite foods in the whole world, so I just didn't say anything.

This is Katie, Grams (Tracy's grandma), and Donna, my mother-in law, getting Thanksgiving dinner.


Dessert, anyone? I picked pumpkin cheesecake. Yum!

On Black Friday, I was out shopping for twelve hours. I could have skipped the first couple of hours and slept in, but that's ok. I don't think I planned quite as well as normal, so I didn't get everything I wanted. I still got quite a bit of Christmas shopping done, though. Later in the day, I took Katie to the mall, and we met Shanna (sister-in-law) and her daughter Kendall (niece) and Jen (Tracy's cousin's wife) and her daughter Rachel. Those ladies really know how to shop, let me tell you! In the evening, we went back to Ron & Jen's house for Thanksgiving leftovers and Wii!

Katie with her cousin Kendall

Rachel and Kendall with the Wii


We didn't get the tree up last weekend, so that is our project for this Saturday. I will post pictures after it's all done. I love how our house looks at Christmas!