Saturday, January 3, 2009

Coral Bark Maple (Sango-kaku)

This is such a pretty tree. I love Japanese maples and this one shows such a pretty contrast of color during a season where there is little color.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Feels like a month of Sundays

I swear I'm so ready for work and school to resume. I can't take anymore of this carefree schedule. Give me some routine!!! Now I know when Tuesday gets here and the alarm wakes me up at 6:15 I'll be cursing it but right now I'm ready for it.

Here is a shot of the boys playing on the stairs. They always get their little army men out and play on the stairs.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!!

and Happy Birthday to the blog. Hope you all have a relaxing new year's day and all your football teams win! Go Gamecocks!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Sunny {warm} Day in December

What a day yesterday was. Sunny with highs in the mid 60s. After so much rain we were all ready to get out of the house. Ralph and I loaded up the boys and the scooters and headed up to the basketball court. The boys had so much fun. We had scooter races with friends and played basketball. After a few hours of all this energy burning fun we headed out for some Mexican food. On the way home we rented Space Chimps and we all went home and watched it. The boys enjoyed the movie and Ralph and I enjoyed watching the boys enjoy it. LOL.
And believe it or not somewhere in between all that fun Ralph and I took down Christmas. We knew that was going to be the best weather all week and wanted to go ahead and get everything out of the yard and put away. I must say it's so nice to have reclaimed my house from all the holiday clutter. I love how cluttered it is when I first put everything out but it's very satisfying to have it all put back in the attic.
Hope you all have a wonderful New Year's eve and may you be very blessed in 2009!!!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas day

So we had a very nice Christmas. We stayed home all day opened lots of gifts and ate some really good food. My parents and brother was in town and it was nice to spend the holiday with them. Both the boys got the Razor Powerwings. Ralph had his doubts that Colby could handle it but of course, in Colby fashion, the kid has become a powerwing pro! Jacob got the PSP that he has begged for for months and Colby got a really cool castle. The first gift we gave the boys were barbies dolls. They didn't think it was too funny. I caught Jacob playing with on the back porch. I'll keep that picture for years to use as blackmail. I got my Sigma 30mm 1.4 lens that I've been drooling over and a very nice set of Calphalon One cookware. Ralph got the ipod touch and lots of accessories to go with it. I had ordered my parents a 24x20 canvas of the boys that got delivered at 5pm Christmas eve! I was getting very nervous but it turned out very nice.
Today I took down the dead tree and I'm ready to reclaim my house!