Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy 2007 - It's Really Here!

Since I haven't mentioned Christmas yet, I'll go ahead and give a quick rundown here.
It was nice with no big travels. We got to see less family than usual however, so that was a bummer, but sticking around town was a blessing (especially since the size of my belly requires frequent moments of stretching.)

Even though I prefer Vacation-Christmases (like last year to Disney World) over the Buy-And-Wrap-For-The-Tree-Christmases, I will admit that things stayed pretty under control and ended up being quite enjoyable. We were able to buy appropriate amounts of goodies for the kids without being wasteful. AND the gifts were enjoyed by all! Our only couple of "duds" were able to be exchanged (a broken bracelet & a crummy toy that didn't live up to commercial expectations.)

We ended up with LOTS of games. Fun for the whole family!! In fact, we looked at nearly every gift from the eye of each family member. We want to be a sharing family as much as possible.

Here are a few pics:
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RE: New Year's Eve
Henry & I are playing some massive catch-up by watching Season 2 of LOST. We're hoping a Season 3 marathon will occur at some point before Season 4 starts in the fall. This show is totally crazy but we love it. I think we watched at least 4 episodes yesterday.

The kids watched some movies and were struggling to stay up until Midnight. He-Man barely made it to 11:45! Then he sent himself to bed. We told him he could go to bed earlier but he wanted to be with everyone else. The big kids were soooooo tired but were happy they made it.

I can't believe it's the year our 5th child will be born! Not only that, we're actually only a few weeks away. Crazy.

No predictions here but I do have a few "resolutions" I am goaling after. They'll stay between me and God, though.

In the same way, wisdom is sweet to your soul.
If you find it, you will have a bright future,
and your hopes will not be cut short.
Proverbs 24:14 (New Living Translation)

Lastly, I've been working on a "Year-In-Review" website for sharing with those whom I don't fear will stalk our family. If I know you to be a safe person, you will probably be notified of the URL by email or possibly even snail mail in the coming days.


Anonymous said...


I can't belive how close you are!! I went into Mrs. Jane and Mr. Kenny's Sunday School class yesterday and Hudson was building a fence....He took my hand and was telling me all about how he built it. It was so funny!! He is so cute!

I'm so glad ya'll had a great Christmas!!



~CRYSTAL~ said...

We always got 1 or 2 games every Christmas growing up. I've carried on that tradition, so D & I get a game every year now.

I love your profile pic. :)

Anonymous said...

So are there any plans to change the name to "Jack Saban" or "Jack Nicholas/Nick"? I'm so glad this is over... please link that elf video to your blog! I'd do it to my myspace page but I don't know how (surprise, surprise!)

--Stephanie :)

Stacy said...

Steph, how's about I just put the elf link here.

Everyone will need to copy/paste it into browser.

Very funny stuff :) I agree, I'm so glad it's over and we have such a fresh start ahead!