Sunday, December 9, 2007

CHI Party

Hi!! Tonight we went to the annual Children's Hope Christmas party for all the Memphis area CHI families. We had a really good time. Santa was the guest of honor. It was very nice, the kids got a good bit of time with him. He walked around and mingled with the kids as they ate. He had a pretty long conversation with Evan. Of course, Evan answered every one of Santa's questions with a question for him. We got to see a few friends. Gili and Tamela and Glenys and Beverly and Beverly's Mom. We travelled to China with them so it's always nice to see them and catch up with all that's going on with our girls. Evan has been very excited about Christmas. He just seems amazed at all the "festivities". He talked all the way home from the party. It's so fun to watch the amazement in his eyes. I just wanted to share the latest adventure. I'm sure there will be many to come. Now for the pictures.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Well we finally get to Thanksgiving. Evan, Mira, and I made turkey cookies for Thanksgiving.They were so cute. They actually helped a lot. They rolled out the cookie balls and put all the candy corns on when we decorated them. I was very impressed. Thanksgiving day was very low key. We had dinner with my mom and dad. Roger's brothers celebrate with their own families and his sister had to work. It was just the six of us. We watched the Macy's parade as we cooked. I have been watching that parade since I was little and I still love it. I actually get teary eyed as Santa makes his way down the street. I'm such a dork. Evan and Mira actually sat and watched the parade for a while. They loved Santa. We stuffed ourselves as usual with turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, rolls, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, and last but certainly not least- ooey gooey pumpkin butter cake. It was so good. It's one of Paula Deen's recipes. After we ate, we went home and all 4 of us took a nap. It was a very good day.


Okay I know it's late but better late than never!! A few days before Halloween, we carved pumpkins. Evan did a pirate and Mira did Cinderella. Well actually Rog and I did the carving and the kids did the scooping out of all the guts. They did not like that part of the job very much.They had a blast on Halloween. Mira loved being Cinderella and of course Evan loved being a Mickey Mouse Pirate. This was Evan's first trick-or-treating experience. He was just amazed that you could just knock on someone's door and they'd come out and give you candy! He did not want to quit but we had exhausted all the friends and family we had in town. He kept wanting to go and go. Of course Mira was just her usual whatever self. She doesn't get really excited about many things. She saves it up for when something is really great!! After trick or treating we came back to Poppa and Gran's for a warm bowl of potato soup and what else for dessert but candy!!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Disney Trip

Well. It's been a while since I've had a chance to post. I wanted to share a few pics of our trip to DisWorld as the kids called it. We went in Septmeber and we all had a ball. At first Evan was scared of the characters but then the second day he was fine. Mira loved them from the beginning. They rode their first roller coaster, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and loved it. They also were able to ride Splash Mountain and Mira did not like getting wet. It was very, very hot. We stayed at Disney's Pop Century resort. It was very nice to be able to go back to the hotel in the middle of the day to rest. The problem was we were so hot and tired, we usually didn't want to get out again. We're already planning our next trip in January of 2010. It will be a lot cooler and the kids will be 6 and 5. We are planning to rent a condo near Disney. That way we will have separate bedrooms and more room for the kids to play. Plus we can cook and have a washer and dryer. When mom and I wanted to wash clothes, we had to wait for 3 hrs just to get done

I plan on posting Halloween pics as soon as I can. Okay, I know I'm behind; now Thanksgiving is behind us and Christmas is coming very quickly. I will totally catch up this week. I need to do Halloween, then Thanksgiving, and then I will be ready for Christmas.

Hope this finds everyone well. Check back often this week as I plan on posting several times.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Here we go!!

I've been wanting to start a blog for a while now so here goes. It is just our little way of sharing a little of our lives with our family and friends.

We've been very busy lately. Rog is busy at work and he is working on his Masters degree. I've been taking a Medical Transcription course. The kids are growing like crazy. They are into everything. Mira is getting to be a very sassy little girl. She now calls me mom most of the time like she's 16. Kind of breaks my heart when she doesn't say mommy or even mama. But no, it's just mom 90% of the time. She's such a big girl. Evan is our little baby. He's very sensitive and sweet. But he also has a very stubborn streak. He will do the total opposite of what you tell him just to see if he can get away with it. He's also a dancer!! He has some moves that you wouldn't believe. I guess that's what we get for letting him watch "So You Think You Can Dance"!! We've got a new dog Cadee. She's a boxer and she's 1 and a half yrs old. She is such a sweetie. She loves the kids and they love her. She lets them just drag her around and lay on her and they give her bedtime kisses and hugs every night. I guess that's it for now, we're getting ready for Halloween trick or treating and I'll be sure to fill you all in after tomorrow night.