Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year!

Hope everyone had a great New Year's Eve! Hope your team/s won. And hope you're still sticking to your new year's resolution/s. FYI - dieting & exercise don't start 'round here until after the Buckeye's play!

We had a couple families over for NYE and played a fun game. It's funny to think that with 3 families we had 17 kids at our house! At midnight the kids played with a seemingly never-ending supply of sparklers. Only one injury :)

Paul started off the year by either bruising, cracking or breaking a rib by slipping down some steps, grabbing onto the railing which broke off - due to stupid builders who screwed into the drywall on one of the brackets instead of into a stud... which is code - and fell on his side/back. He's okay but in great pain. So he's been popping a lot of ibuprofen for pain mgmt. Coughing, sneezing and laughing doesn't help, he's found out ;) If you have an extra prayer to spare could you offer one for him?

Yesterday - we went to the King Tut exhibit at the Civic Ctr. and to the First Emperor's Terracotta Army at the High Museum of Art. My favorite part of the Tut exhibit was the part that was focused on Howard Carter's finding of the tomb. And I really enjoyed the terracotta army exhibit. This story is really fascinating! The detail of these figures is incredible!


I feel really sad for John Travola and family after hearing this news last night.


My sister - who entered the Carmelite Order in Sept - came for a visit this Christmas. She was here for 10 days. It was news to her [and us] that she got to come home for Christmas. This summer she also gets 3 weeks. It was so wonderful to see her and to know how much she loves the community life. Knowing that we get to see her this summer made seeing her off easier - but not easy ;) God bless her!

I love this picture of my mom and sister!The only reason I'm including this [below] is if my mom is really mad at me for posting the above picture. Not flattering in the least!

Lovely ... I know!

Did you make any New Year's Resolutions?


Regina said...

wow, you are super nice to spread the crap picture love around!
and no, no dieting until after tomorrow night~we need to be able to cry into our ice cream bowl...i have a feeling it aint going to be pretty, but we can hope.
i hope paul feels better soon!!
and happy birthday to your mommy

Karrot's Blog said...

Um... what happened to my neck? (top picture)
I look like swamp thing....!!!!!
I guess the dieting thing needs to happen ASAP...
sorry to hear about Paul! Ouch. Praying for him to heal up soon!
(give him a big ole' bear hug for me --- to make up for all the jokes he makes about me!!) (j/k)