Friday, January 7, 2011

Coffee Talk 1.7.11

Happy New Year! I still cannot believe we are already in 2011, time goes so fast when you start getting old!

I seems like forever since I have been on here and I have missed getting news on my Company Girl friends!

I'm sure you all can relate when I say the holidays were crazy! I really had big ideas of a very serene, calm time...but that didn't happen. It was a great time, however. We had a great Christmas weekend that I would totally show you, except Tigerfan hasn't put the pictures on the computer yet and I haven't a clue how to do it! Tigerfan's sister came Christmas evening and so we got to spend several days with her and her family. My nephew spent most of the time at our house with the boys and Dancer spent most of the time at Nana's with my niece. She LOVED some much desired girl time! We also had our newly "adopted oldest son" visiting. He is actually my SIL's nephew and went to DisneyWorld with us a few weeks ago. He is a 22 year old college student and, you can imagine, my boys LOVED him. Since he was on our meal cards, etc. we told him we were adopting him which totally works out for us since he will graduate from college in a year and the majority of financial responsibility and raising has been done! :) Really, he is a great guy and a great example for our boys and we love having him around!

My SIL and her family left Wednesday morning...and my brother and his family came Wednesday afternoon. They stayed until Saturday afternoon and we had a blast with them. They have two boys (10 and 7) who are rambunctious, crazy, and totally adorable. We mostly just stayed around the house while they visited because the weather was AWFUL! But the visit was fun. We got to celebrate Tigercub's third birthday. Wow, three years old, the time has gone so fast! I would love to show you pictures...they are on the camera (sigh!). Between Christmas and birthday...we now have pretty much every Toy Story item known to man! Including, but not limited to, the cutest pair of light up cowboy boots complete with Andy's name carved into the bottom!

Anyway, between Christmas, birthdays, new years, family visits, and starting back to school there just hasn't been a lot of blogging time...maybe soon. I have done great, so far, on my small things and hope to keep that up. I have also spent an embarrassing amount of time playing with one of Dancer's Christmas presents. Yes, this is confession time. She got a DS game called Style Savvy. I don't care much about most video games, but on this one, you open a boutique, choose clothes for your customers, buy new inventory, etc. She gets bored on it after about 5 minutes...but I love it. How pathetic is that? Every time I have 5 minutes of down time...I offer to "run" her boutique for her...and people, I am good! Really good! I think it is my way of releasing my inner fashionista!

Anyway, I look forward to this week's visit! For now...I have a troop of hungry children awaiting breakfast so I must rush off! Have a blessed weekend and be sure to check out Home Sanctuary for more Coffee Talk.



13 comments:

Dawn @ P.S.He loves you.. said...

busy busy busy but in all this you sound excellent ;) HNY!

Lea said...

Goodness, I've missed you but had no doubt you were "knee deep and rising." :o) Sounds like you were a busy gal during the holidays with a lot of fun memory making with family. Wishing for you and your sweet family a blessing filled 2011!

Diane said...

What a houseful for the holidays - but what fun. Had to laugh at the game - I don't care for shoot-'em-up games, but the ones where you run a shop, a lemonade stand...whatever - those get me hooked, too!

Katharine said...

Lots of fun busyness going on in your corner! lol at the DS game! My daughter had a puppy care one, and I am the best at taking care of those dogs!!
Blessings!

Beth said...

family time is the best, even if it's busy, I think! And you go girl, get your inner fashionista going. :) Sounds fun!

joyceandnorm said...

Wow, do you ever stop to breathe? I love spending time with family. It is always nice even when it's crazy. =p It is good to catch up with all the Company Girls! So glad for FB and other ways to KIT. Enjoy your weekend.

mholgate said...

Sounds like you were busy, but having lots of fun. :)

I am excited for what 2011 has in store for us. We are in for a big change that involves us packing up and moving.

Have a great weekend and may God bless your home in 2011!

-Melissa

secondofwett said...

Ha! I've never had any interest in my kids DS games but I did think that some of the cooking ones look interesting...I will admit when I look at their games I have a hard time figuring them out!As for Maya's trip we were fortunate because she only had to raise $500, and she was able to do that thru family and church friends!

Jen said...

You must have the gift of hospitality! Sounds like great fun and fellowship!

The Queen Mommy said...

I laughed when I read your take on the new DS game. I rarely get into any kind of games, but that one sounds like a good one... I'll have to avoid it. LOL!

I always dream of a serene, quiet Christmas - and rarely get one but that's okay. =)

Rooh said...

It's hard when you're busy, isn't it? I scrolled down your blog after reading your CGC post, and realized that your last Coffee Time post is the same as mine - December 17!

It's great for you to have had so much fun family time - good for you and your family to be so close :)

Danielle said...

Thanks so much for stopping by! I am memorizing 2 Timothy 1:7...For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love and of a sound mind!...looking forward to learning more!

Kristin said...

Hello! How sweet of you to stop by Living Graciously and say hello! I always enjoy meeting new bloggy friends. I know what you mean aboutu just not having any time to blog over the holidays. I look forward to the routine that January brings, and somewhere in that routine, finding my blog time again! Hope you're enjoying your weekend so far, and again, nice to meet ya!