Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy 2009

I sometimes get all sentimental this time of year. Looking forward to the upcoming year as a fresh new start makes me think back on the past year and ponder on the events in it. I can say without doubt this was a rough year for our family. Lots of you have no idea what I mean, but a select few have the ins and outs of the trials in my life. This post is for those people. A small way for me to say thank you for listening to my problems, letting me cry on your shoulder, lending a hand when you could, and most of all thank you for just being a great friend when I needed someone. My heart is set on making this year better than the last, and maybe finally getting a better hold on things. Have a wonderful start to this 2009; be safe, be well, and we love you!!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

True or False

I'm not sure why, but I am totally addicted to surveys. Whether they actually mean anything or are just randomness, I love them. So much in fact that I just had to post one on my blog. Feel free to steal it for your blog, or just fill it out, or whatever. Happy New Year everyone!!!

I wear perfume or cologne daily:TRUE…unless it’s a lazy pajama day.
I have a calendar in my room:TRUE…actually I have them in almost every room.
I screen my phone calls:DEPENDS…sometimes I just want to be left alone.
I have had my wisdom teeth removed:FALSE…I still have one.
I have driven a mini-van:TRUE…I still do drive one.
I own a video camera:FALSE…still too cheap for that one.
I have allergies:TRUE…hate certain times of the year.
I am an only child:FALSE…one brother and one sister.
I am afraid of clowns:FALSE…anyone over the age of 10 is just making a scene.
I subscribe to Cosmopolitan Magazine:FALSE…that magazine just makes me sad.
I take a daily vitamin:FALSE…only when I was pregnant.
I have too many credit cards:FALSE…I have ZERO
I have painted my bedroom:TRUE…I painted it once. My mom was sooo mad.
I have worn hand-me-down clothes:TRUE…I think that is all I wore as a kid.
I have broken a bone:FALSE…none yet anyway.
I have cheated on a partner:TRUE…depending on your “definition” of cheating.
I play video games:TRUE…hopelessly addicted to games in fact.
I have been in a submarine:FALSE…really, what an odd question.
I have been to Disney World/Land:TRUE…just too young to remember it.
I have an opinion about Britney Spears:FALSE…I just feel sorry for her.
I am an aunt/uncle:TRUE…but only on Jayson’s side.
I have a scar on my knee:TRUE…more than one.
I am currently on medication:TRUE…3 to be exact.
I text more than I call people:DEPENDS…sometimes I just don’t wanna talk.
I have been a bridesmaid/groomsmen:TRUE…it’s really a thankless job.
I am married:TRUE…and he is amazing.
I have had a surprise birthday party:FALSE…could be fun though.
I drink coffee:FALSE…used to, don’t now.
I watch American Idol:FALSE…I have seen it maybe 5 times ever.
I have been to Washington DC:TRUE…well, sorta. We drove past it at 65mph.
I have been on a diet:TRUE…doesn’t mean I have stuck to it, but I have been “on” it.
I have gotten into a car accident:TRUE…too many to mention.
I am a mom/dad:TRUE…and I love almost every second of it.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Yep, she's amazing...

I have been an unofficial member of the Fletcher Family for over 15 years now, and for at least 12 of those years I have been a fan of Jayson's sister Amy. Now I'll admit that when she was younger she was a bit of a hinderance to date night occasionally, but in the end that was probablly for the better. Amy has always been someone that, while younger than me, I have always looked up to and respected. She is a wonderful example of a wife, mother, and for me, a great friend. It wasn't until recently that I realized just how talented she is as a photographer. She got the whole Fletcher Clan together for pictures with her awesome new camera, and I was truly blown away at the amazing shots she got. I know that she will not brag on herself, so I just had to post a little something showing off her work. I hope she doesn't mind...and if you do, I'll delete the pictures. Love ya Amy!!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

It Feels Like Christmas

Well it's official Christmas time is coming. I look around and see Christmas lights on houses, inflatable Santas and reindeer on lawns, and most importantly, our front room looks like elves have thrown a party. I have recently had a hard time getting into the "spirit" of Christmas since my mom has been gone, but this year I vowed to make it different. I made myself sit down with the girls last night and watch "The Polar Express"; and while this movie isn't exactly a tear-jerker, I balled like a small child. I love the simple idea of what Santa says to the little boy when he gives him the special bell. For those of you who do not remember, or have not watched the movie, I'll tell you. Santa tell the boy to remember that the bell is merely a symbol of Christmas just like Santa is. He tells him the true meaning and spirit of Christmas is in his heart. It meant a lot for my kids to hear that it wasn't all about Santa and presents and such. While the "holiday season" might be tough on me sometimes, I have to remember to keep my head up, keep myself focused, and to help my kids enjoy this time of year as much as they can. I hope you all get out there and have a great holiday, enjoy the time off of school (if you get any time off), and most of all...spend lots and lots of time with your family. So from the Fletcher Five to all of you, have a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Everyone!!!