Our New Years eve plans were supposed to be simple and quiet. I was still not feeling great I didn't want a huge party. I just wanted my kids around. I wanted a New Years Eve like we used to have in the 'old' days. I thought we would sit and watch a series of movies and then stop and toast at midnight. While dad and mom were out shopping to the proper midnight/movie marathon snacking we got a phone call . . . and then some pictures from home.
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Friday, December 30, 2016
Everyone in our house loves to play health care. When I got to visit a Target store and they had Christmas style bandages on sale I decided to buy some. These two were trilled. I tried to give them one pack each but they wouldn't work. LOL
One box of band aids wasn't enough. The twins both told me,
"If we want to become doctors we will need 'bunches of bandaids'."
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Pray for me. I have a big test on Friday morning and I really hope to do well.
We were so excited after the test was completed! Sounds like time for mom and dad's adult children to go have a drink together. I can't even begin to say how proud of this young woman I am!!! Pooker is almost 25 and still working hard at finding out her career path. She has kind of decided to go back to school, in nursing. She had a huge test to take in hopes to score high enough for a particular program. We won't know if she got in to the program for a while but she did great on the test. Way to go girl. All the time you sacrificed over the holidays to prepare payed off. Time for a drink!
Just an update for those who are curious, I did pretty well. I think my scores are pretty competitive. I scored above national average, which I know we should all strive to be our best, and competing isn't really what it's about, but it does feel good when your margin is higher than the average.
;) Thank you for the prayers again and kind words from everyone. It was so nice to go in with so many good words in my head from people I respect and truly cherish.
Monday, December 26, 2016
The twins like their Tea Parties. One of their Christmas gifts included a precious new tea set. Goobers brought flowers and everything. She gave Adorable pink carnations and Beautiful purple carnations. We set out little sandwiches and had special cookies.
Sunday, December 25, 2016
As the kids sat on the stairs waiting for everyone to be ready "to see if Santa came and left presents" I noticed that the twins were getting so excited they could barely sit down and be still. "That joy and anticipation is what makes Christmas morning fun. People right movies about it, they sing song about it, they try to re-create it eat year for themselves and their children. But that joy is part of something bigger. You all have hope knowing that their are physical gifts waiting to be open and played with. What is today? Yes it is Jesus Birthday. He is the gift that means we can someday spend forever with God in Heaven. Today isn't the important day, this joy you feel is nothing compared to what we foster and feel about HEAVEN! The real goal. Heaven is what you should long for. The joy and hope of Heaven!"
"Another one is taller than me every year. Love these crazy people so much! Merry Christmas! Enjoy your families, friends, and especially the hope that was born that we celebrate this day. I listened to my mom explain the joy of Christmas morning to my twin 4yo sisters who couldn't wait to get down stairs this morning: "this is the joy you should long for. The joy and hope of Heaven!" Jesus loves you and wants you to know him in this world. Seek him."
"Happy Birthday Jesus! Merry Christmas from your favorites!"
"The one present I didn't have to unwrap Merry Christmas!! "