I can't believe the year is almost over. It has been a pretty good year. My health has improved quite a bit, Stan is doing well at his job, the kids are healthy and happy. I have much to be thankful for. I consider myself very lucky.
I hope everyone had a great Christmas. We did. The kids got very spoiled this year. We could actually afford more for Christmas than we have been able to in quite a few years, so I went a little crazy. We got lots of new Wii games and movies that the entire family can enjoy. The boys got some Nintendo DS games. Jeremy got some Imaginex play sets and Andrew got some new accessories for his bike. Rachael got a big docking station/speaker set for her iPod. Grandma and Grams (great grandma) got Jeremy a new bike since we have been trying to repair Andrew's old one and it has been a losing battle. He was very excited. Stan got a Nintendo DS along with several games and I got lots of jewelery, an extra battery and a new lens for Christmas.
The most important thing was that we got to spend the day together, enjoying each others company and being together. We played Mario Kart that evening after we got home from Grandma's house. It was so much fun to play together. We kept switching out since there are 5 of us and it is only a 4 player game. Poor Jeremy kept coming in last place, but he was having fun and didn't care at all. He was just having fun playing along with us. Here is a photo of us in our Christmas pj's. They coordinate with each other some, although you can't really tell from this photo. I'm taking the photo with the remote control I got for my camera. Maybe there will be more photos of me now that I can take them myself.