Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Can we get anymore snow?!

Do the snow gods not know that I still have shopping to do?

Sunday, December 21, 2008

A few pictures.

Brrr... Its cold!

I really need to finish my Christmas shopping but it is -20 degrees outside. If I were going alone I don't think it would be such a big deal..... But with Ev, no way. I guess it will just have to wait. Luke is in Indiana with his dad until Tuesday and I sure do miss him. There isn't much going on here lately. Dale and I are hosting our first annual Christmas Eve! We are making something easy (maybe mostacolli) and instead of an adult gift exchange we are regifting and playing the white elephant game. You had to find something that you already own but not using, wrap it up, and exchange! So Fun! I cant wait.
Want to hear a secret? Shhh... My white elephant gift is a bottle of scotch. It was in my liquor cabinet and I don't use it so its perfect.
On the pub front.... So I don't think that I have updated on this subject at all. Dale and I owned O'Sullivans Irish Pub. We closed in July due to back tax issues from the previous owner. We received a loan and we are currently building out our new restaurant! Finnegan's Irish Pub. I am very excited. Dale has been working 7 days a week, 18 hours a day. It should be open by the end of January and I will keep you all updated on that.
Stay warm out there!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Snow Days Make Me Smile.

There is nothing like waking up at 5am to an automated message from the school telling you that they have canceled it. Most parents I know cringe at that message. It becomes an incovience to have them disrupt their important daily activities. I, however, LOVE these messages. Sure, there are trying times during the day but as I type this Luke and Evan are playing together on the floor. It just warms my heart to see them play so well together. Luke is an amazing big brother (aka: mother hen) and Ev worships the ground he walks on. Life is good.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Tis the Season of Giving!

Lucas is gearing up this year for his annual head shaving for St. Baldricks. Last year Lucas shaved his head for our friend Will and raised over $600 dollars. This year he is sadly shaving his head in memory of Will, as Will lost his fight in November.
Please find it in your heart to donate to this worthy cause. Or better yet, find an event and start a team!
Will's passing has had more of an effect on me than I could have ever known. I think about him and his family all the time. It has caused me to rethink my life and how I live it. I am constantly reminded that life is not forever and that any day could be our last. I now how the constant fear of something happening to my boys. I worry every minute. My fear is so strong that I make excuses so that they don't leave my side. And even though this tragic event has instilled such fear it has taught me to love a little stronger, hug a little tighter, and live every moment like it were your last.