Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Ya gotta love the houses!

Gingerbread houses, I mean. There is something very exciting about gingerbread houses. Now, lest you think I am a super-crafty lady, I am talking about "fake" g-bread houses. The kind you make with milk cartons and graham crackers and lots of icing and candy. The kind we always made growing up (and Nathan always ate). I remember Fruit Stripe gum for shutters, candy cane gates and pretzel fences. And I always remember how Laurel's looked absolutely perfect-like little edible works of art. But then, that is the way she did everything (and still does--you are amazing, sis!).

Hadland is embarking on his first g-house experience tomorrow at school. I got to go prep the houses so all they had to do was decorate them. I hope he loves it as much as I always did. Thank you, Gerry, for making magical holiday memories for all the Woods (and many others)!

Friday, December 08, 2006

The Christmas cards have started!

I love this time of year--the carols, the cookies, and the cards! I love getting Christmas family pictures and newsletters!!!! I just got my first two in the mailbox today, so I am experiencing the "fire under me" feeling to get our email greeting out. If you don't get one in the next week or so, please email us so we can be sure to have your e-address!

Please keep us posted on your family's doings in 2006!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Lauren is a 2-year-old teenybopper!

Our little girl is growing up. She turned two yesterday, and we had a little family party tonight with the Brandley's. She got a bunch of shoes to dress-up with and a little purse with some keys, a cell phone, and fake lipstick and perfume. It was so cute to see her so excited about her phone and purse! She is definitely a girl! I don't know where she gets it from, but she sure is cute!