Welcome friends and family!

"The colors of life shift

within a fixed parameter,

movable blocks of shadow

and light, interchangeable

or not."

"Chaos is a friend of mine." ~Bob Dylan

"Chaos is a friend of mine." ~Bob Dylan
Da Boys!

Front and Center!

These two creatures who have locked up my heart will be front and center in this little corner of blogosphere!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Holiday Snow, Round 2!

Surprise, surprise!!  Another round of holiday snow for the Metroplex!  It was beautiful!  Also, perfect for snowballs and snowmen.  So.......... Sam and I took advantage of the unexpected white repeat.  Above are the Sam and Pam Snow Peeps, below are some fun pix..

Snow Soccer

The ultimate snowball is born.....

Snowball rollin' growin'....

My snow fan

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas Day!

Merry Christmas to all my family and friends!  Santa came late and Christmas came early as Santa only beat the boys by a couple of hours!!  They were able to be, mostly, contained in one room or another (Trish and I got zero sleep!) until about 6 AM.  It's not yet noon and the day has already lasted foooooooorever!!

Sam and I played in the snow when the sun came up.  How fun to have a white Christmas Day!  Thought I'd share some photos of last night and today.

Snow Bunnies and Santa Paws..


All is calm.....briefly
Snow bunny Sam

Connor chillin..

Snow Angel Sam

Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Dream of a White Christmas!

Who knew??

I can't believe I'm having a white Christmas Eve!!!!  And it's still coming down fast and furious!  This is amazing and a dream come true for a snow lover like myself!

I haven't stopped grinning all day!

Trish, Sam and Mac Mac the cowardly snow dog

                        Abomnible Snow Sam.....

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

Long time no post.

It's been a busy few months around here. I've been working full time as a special education crisis sub in a local elementary school. It's both exhausting and rewarding. Exhausting because I work with special ed kiddos who need a full and constantly changing bag of tricks when it comes to teaching and producing measurable results. That can mean dancing on your head or silly songs, bouncing, while counting on a mini trampoline or using hand puppets to cajole responses. What works one day or one hour might not work the next. Gotta keep that bag of tricks and reinforcers full and handy! On the other hand, the work is rewarding in that these kids grab your heart and keep you smiling and laughing.

When I get home it's *sigh* more of the same with the home team....

So, not much down time to blog or spend online. I find myself lucky if I make it through my 9 PM TV shows, much less the 10 PM news. Thank God for the DVR!! 5 AM comes all too soon.

Winter break has been a welcome respite in that I can sleep a bit later (if the boys let me) and can catch up on things I've had to let slide the past few months. This is also my favorite time of the year. I love Christmas and all the trappings!! My decorations go up beginning Thanksgiving Day and I take them down starting the day after Christmas. All, that is, but my Snowman collection that I keep in place until it's time to ring in Spring. Also, my snowmen keep my hope alive for some beloved snow!! :) Already had a small taste of it a few weeks ago. Only for a couple of hours, but it stuck and was gorgeous. Now I want more!

The boys are wild this close to Christmas. We still have believers in the guy in the red suit around here, so it's hard to contain the excitement. They have been awake and bugging Trish and me at the ungodly hours of 3 and 4 AM the last couple of mornings!!! NOT FUN!!

Today is an unseasonable 70ish and, at the moment, sunny, tho' we're due some storms and an abrupt return to Christmas temps for Christmas Eve. I LOVE the cold!

*Sigh* I hear the sounds of bickering and rough-housing boys who must want to have their names written in blood on the naughty list..

The halls are decked and the stockings hung. Christmas is coming!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my friends and family!!!