Monday, December 27, 2010

Determined to Get It Back!

Some of our excitement for Christmas was lost when the monster illnesses took over our home & our lives for 2 weeks. The kids soon recovered theirs but I was struggling. I was feeling depressed, discouraged & even a little cheated. It was hard to shake off. I was determined to get it back. On the 23rd I was still feeling a little weak but set out on a mission for fun!

Looking at the beautiful tree helped to raise my spirits.

The stockings had been hung but we needed a little more...........

Dave & the boys hung some pretty garland up. They added more to the entertainment center & to the stair rail as well. So beautiful!

We were dying for some fresh air. The 4 of us went for a short walk in the brisk winter air.

Sweet Pea & Sedona

Thanks to my friend Jen, that night we saw a fantastic light show! A house in town had a free light show synchronized to music. All we had to do was drive up, wait in line about 10-15 minutes and then had an amazing show! It was hard to watch it all as there were hundreds of lights dancing to the music!

Once we arrived home it wasn't long before Bugs was fast asleep.

After a display of grumpiness Elvis soon succumbed to sleep as well.

Mr. Donut, (as Bugs calls her), wanted to play!

Sassy girl!

Feeling sleepy

Licking Dave's feet! What a crazy dog!

She makes me laugh. When Dave is walking around the house she will growl at him & stay clear. But when he sat down on the floor suddenly she was all over him! Her favorite was giving him a thorough ear washing! ROTFL!

How he slept through it all I don't know. Lol!

Snuggled up on the couch.
There were some ups & downs but overall it was a success! The joy was back!

1 comment:

Rhonda said...

You were in my thoughts at Christmas time. I am so happy that the kids and yourself pulled through and you were able to enjoy your Christmas. I also like seeing that the kids are looking much better just by seeing their smiles.