Monday, February 18, 2008

November and December 2007

Some Highlights during the holiday season:

Lindsay had Eli on Ryan's birthday November 8th-- I got to go to Colorado and help out with the birth AND moving! I loved being able to be there and see Eli be born-- though it did scare me a little :) Thanksgiving in Kady TX with my mom's sister Tina and Alan and their kids
My mom finally came to visit me! This was us and some of my friends eating dinner at an Italian restraunt after we went and toured an Olive Grove here-- it was really nice to show my mom around and have her meet some of my friends! Christmas Eve-- I had to work until 11:00 at night and really was not expecting Murv to do anything special for the holidays since he is usually pretty bah humbug-- imagine my surprise when we pulled in the driveway after he had picked me up from work and I saw this! My very own gingerbread house :) It was a great surprise. I was asking-- "how did you make them work, are they battery operated?" But then I opened the car door and heard the generator-- it was so funny to have generator operated Christmas lights. We had a great time sitting by the fire enjoying the Christmas spirit with our friends Roy and Marshall (see below).Roy and Marshall-- two travellers that got stuck in our town during the Holidays and had nowhere to go-- we crammed them in our cabin with us so they wouldn't be cold and they ended up spending christmas with us and helping murv finish the final coat of plaster on the cabin. Earlier in December Murv and I had prayed to really feel the christmas spirit this year and we felt like Roy and Marshall gave us that opportunity...Dru and Boo decided it was time to start venturing out off the land during this time too-- one day they escaped and Dru found his way home but Boo did not. After a whole night out on her own lost in the cold and dark she somehow made her way home-- a little traumatized with some slight injuries... that was a vey very long night for me, and a very happy reunion. They don't get to wnader much anymore these days...

3 comments:

ecuakim said...

Wow. Eli is a gorgeous baby! Yeah, giving birth IS kinda scary. But so worth every second of the torture!!! Hee, hee. People say that you forget it, but I haven't forgotten. That's why we're still not trying for a #2!!! Speaking of which, where are you going to have your baby? Please tell me that you are going to a clinic or a hospital....

Aly Goalen said...
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Ryan & Mary said...

Reb, I love your updates...however, I'm pretty sure Ryan and Eli's b-days are Nov 8th. :) When's the next time you're going to be able to visit? Also, how's the pregnancy going?