Wednesday, December 29, 2010


 My Momma sitting in her comfy chair on Christmas morning.

 Dave and Sasha.  My mom made Sasha the beautiful quilt.  Sasha also received pearl earrings and a necklace from my sister and her husband. 

 Rex and my Mom

 Rex, Granny, Sasha, and Jayson !
What a great looking group of folks.

Dave and I.  We actually took a good picture together.  
Our family:  Jayson, Dave, Sasha and Me.  Sarah didn't come over, so she was missing. 

Me, Rex, my sister Pam, and Mom

     We had a great Christmas this year.  We had the Mathison clan over on Christmas Eve.  It was a lot of fun.  Alice, Ken, Debbie, Trevor, Brianna, Don, Liza, Rosemary, Billy ( Rose's boyfriend) and our family was all there.  We ate prime rib, mashed potatoes, sweet carrots, fruit salad, and these amazing rolls.
     On Christmas morning, we opened our presents then visited our friends the Hoeppner's for about 45 minutes.  Then we headed off to my mom's house for the day and dinner.  It was a great time there too.  Dinner was delicious.  I always love spending time with the family.  

Friday, December 17, 2010

Ramblings and such

      I am officially on vacation mode even though I am not taking time off until the 23rd.  I don't know why I feel different, but I do.  I have too many things to do on my "to do" list, but after they are all done, I will feel totally ready to be "Christmas Ready".  I know, it shouldn't be hard to enjoy the real reason for the season. Christ is who I adore, and celebrating his birth, even though it didn't actually happen on December 25, is really a fun time.  I love the Carols and hymns  that help me feel the Spirit. I went to two concerts this week.  Jayson had his band concert on Wednesday and Sasha had her choir concert last night ( Thursday).
     Jayson's band concert was amazing. Those kids have such talent.  Most have only been performing a year or less.  They are proud of themselves and they have more courage than I ever did at their age.  Their teacher expects them to be in small groups to perform small musical numbers.   Like I would have ever though of doing that when I was in 7th grade.  Those kids eat it up.   And they are actually good.  Jayson is playing Baritone this year so it is like he is a beginning student.  The only difference is that he knows how to read music, but just has to learn the fingerings for the Baritone because he decided to learn the bass cleff version instead of the treble cleff version. 
     Sasha is an amazing singer.  She sings alto and I love to hear her talented harmonic voice.  She can hear harmonies even if there aren't any...she puts them in anyway and I LOVE it. They sang many Christmas carols.  I love that he choir director believes in Christmas and isn't afraid to have the kids sing those songs. 
     I am blessed to have music in my life.  Without happiness would be less ...happy!

Monday, December 13, 2010

I got an A+

I just found out my grade for this past quarter at school.  I took a Children and Art class and loved it a lot.  It was neat finding out the many ways that art helps children with the many aspects of their lives.  It was a fun class but it had a lot of work.  I earned 511 out of 500 I maxed out the points and then some.  Yippee Skippee.  Now....on to the next quarter that starts on January 6th.  Anthropology, here I come!

Friday, December 3, 2010

We have Christmas Lights!!

For the first time in several years, we have Christmas lights. Dave and Jayson surprised me a few days ago and this is what they did. We even put blue lights up in honor of the 4 Police from Lakewood that died a year ago. Doesn't it look nice?