Christmas 2008 –

We spent Christmas Eve at Monica’s – it was a bit wierd without dad. Jason couldn’t read the Christmas story so Chelsey read it for us. Then we opened our gifts. It ended up being kinda an early night. Dave was not able to make it because of the snow we had this year. so for the first time in Jason and Chelssy’s lives, it was just the three of us for most of the day. Just before dinner Tim came and Jason’s friend Sean came also. We had a great dinner of Prime Rib Roast thanks to Uncle Dave. šŸ™‚


More Snow – it just keeps coming!

Today was unbelieveable, it snowed all day. Started around 11:00 and then did not stop until 8:00 or 9:00. It is sure beautiful but not too fun to drive in. We are getting pretty good at putting the chains on. I can’t remember it ever snowing this much in December. I think we are in for a pretty cold winter.

I did get a little baking done and all the gifts wrapped. Still need to bake somemore to take to work but then I am done.

Tim did drive up just for about an hour today – it was nice he came but not long enough. Weather was too bad for him to stay.

Snow Snow Snow!!!

It snowed yesterday – alot for here in Keizer Oregon. We had about 3 and half inches on the ground last night. It was beautiful but so cold. The temp dropped to about 21 degrees by the time I headed for bed. Tim came up for a few hours, we usually spend Sunday evenings at his house so it seemed wierd to not be there this week. Looks like next week will be the same, predections are for even more snow.

On the 14th, Tim and I will have been going out for 10 months. It still seems so


real. Neither of us were looking

to date or be in a relationship, but it just happened. He is so good to me, he is such a gentle soul, even though he would like for every one to believe he is gruff. LOL. Anyway. he is such an amazing man and I am so glad we found each other.

The commute to work today was so bad, I actually took the bus. We are heading out now to put chains on Chelsey’s car – I am going to be so cold!!! Hope we can figure it out!! – Hot Chocolate and a hot bath will be quickly following.
Well SUCCESS – thank goodness for quick fit chains – they are on and work well – we took a quick test drive – all in about 15 minutes.

Wonderful Day

Tim and I headed for the coast today after church. We heard it was supose to be nice, and boy was it. 65 degrees and no wind – it was beautiful!! We had a great time, we always do. We have so much fun together. I fell so blessed to have Tim in my life. He is so good to me, treats me so well. I am pretty much spoiled rotten! : )
Well off to bed and ready to start an new week. By the way – have I said recently how much I still love my job?

Another Saturday

So I spent the day yesterday, scrapping a few pages while watching the poor Beavers roll over and die. It was an awful game, they sure did not play the way they had over the last several weeks. But I did get several pages done and ideas for more. Here where you can take a look if you want –

Got a few Christmas decorations up, the rest will go up on Monday I think. Got a bit of Christmas shopping done.

All in all it was a good day.

Oh – and Happy Birthday Mendi – sure miss you guys!

The Day After

Wow – went downstairs today and saw the ruins of Thanksgiving Day – really it wasn’t too bad. Yesterday was a good day, family and friends near. some family far away. I missed the Everett Family, and Chesley, but we had a good day of eating, being lazy, and watching football.

Today I am a bit sluggish – think I need a nap. But they frown on that at work, it is slow at work today, but today that is welcome.

Ended the day by going to Tim’s, we dropped by to see his niece and nephew. Conner and Erika, Conner was mostly absorbed in the Wii making a crazy Mii and playing Marion brothers. Erika was thrilled to see me, she calls me Dev. She is very cute and very smart for a 3 year old. These two make me miss my family in Brasil. After a bit of play it was dinner time. Pizza, yum. watched a bit of TV – well kinda – I kept falling asleep and missing parts.

Beaver’s game is Saturday – Big Civil war – should be exciting!

Thanksgiving – 2008

So today is Thanksgiving – a good day to start a blog. A good day to look back on the year and remind myself of all I have to be thankful for. So much has changed in the last year or so. I changed from a job that I had been with for 23 years to a job with the state. A story for another blog. I have begun a new relationship after 24 years of singleness. My kids are both great and doing what they think God wants them to. They have grown to be wonderful godly adults.

Grandma was here for dinner – she is 95. Going strong for her age. Chelsey was in Virginia, Tim was still in Lebanon but showed up later for pie. Jason & Dave were here as well as two of Jason’s friends Tim and Carolynn. We had a great day.

I am truly thankful for the life I live and the life I have had. I realize that God has always been in control and has lead me on this path to where I am now.

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