Friday, January 6, 2012

Happy New Year!

Good Morning Company Girls! ...and a Happy New Year to one and all!

I have not posted for a few weeks....things have been rather confusing, busy and my poor brain has just been patiently waiting for my regular routine to return. The kids have been off school and they return on Monday....thank goodness...not that they've really been a problem...like for instance...it's after nine and they're still in bed and the house is quiet...I like quiet...it feeds my soul....but....because they are home I don't feel back into the regular routine yet. Three weeks ago, my army guy Paul, also came home for his Christmas leave....just in time to move into the room that Maya vacated....Paul has a girlfriend, Sara and he's been spending a lot of time with her...plus helping at eldest daughter's new house with the drywall install, so he really hasn't been here a lot. Trouble is..I really don't know when he'll show up and he wasn't too impressed when he came home for supper the other night, after working all day..in the cold (there isn't any heat on in the new house yet) and all I was serving for supper was soup and grilled cheese sandwiches! Oh well...

Our Christmas was just fine....all but two kids came home for Christmas dinner....I suppose this is the beginning of 'the sharing of the kids'...my sister has had to do it for years but I haven't really had to..I've been spoiled but I guess I'll get used to the new norm. Emma even came home for the day....she behaved herself just fine (but I really think she was 'on' something....just a little too subdued for my observations).

New Years Eve was quiet...have I mentioned that I like quiet.....hubby and I usually just spend it together...this year it was the first time that two of our kids were with us to watch the ball drop in Times Square....the next year we all travelled north for a little over an hour to visit hubby's mom for the afternoon...it was a lovely visit and his mom appreciated us coming.
This week, we had a visit from a half sib of four of our adopted kids...she was adopted into another family...they hadn't seen each other in a couple of years so they were all quite excited....we took pics but Paul declined to be included so it just shows the four of them...

So, next week...I was hoping for normal routine but I'll just have to keep hoping cause hubby flies down to Miami first thing Monday morn...of course...it's just business (as he keeps assuring me)....but it's a lot warmer than it is here, I keep telling him....he's only scheduled to be gone a couple of days, returning on Wednesday evening....so...we'll see how next week goes....maybe the following week will be 'normal'....now I'll try to post some pics..not sure where they'll end up in the post but you'll get the gist.



Lauren and Samuel


Honour and Verity


Paul and Sara


Emma and Lauren and
Lauren's boyfriend Ryan


Samuel and Afton


Eldest daughter's house


The Sibs...Megan, Katie (not mine) Maya and Ben..


Samuel and William in the matching outfits we bought them for Christmas...aren't they handsome!


My Christmas table...


Hubby and his youngest grand boys .....


Opening presents....


Visiting hubby's mom....


My hubby and what he does best...putting the babies to sleep...(although it's usually interesting to see who gets to sleep first!)

That's it! I wont bore you with anymore...a snapshot of my life for the last few weeks...have a great week!

6 comments:

joyceandnorm said...

Sounds lovely. Here's hoping you have a wonderful 2012.

One More Equals Four said...

Love all the pics! Looks like you guys had a great get together. And I totally agree with you on the quiet! Someday, I hope to have some of that again! hope you have a great weekend and get into your normal soon...I love my normal

LydiaCate said...

Looks like great family times! I love those!
Hope you and yours are blessed richly in the New Year! Happy 2012!

Rachel Anne said...

Great pics - looks like everyone had a wonderful time together. The grandbabies are so adorable. I'll have to get used to sharing my kids during the holidays too - this year we were lucky and had everyone home.

If hubby comes home really tan from Miami....oh boy. Not fair.

Diane said...

How wonderful to finally be able to put faces with some names! What a lovely Christmas - are the crowns because we are children of the King?

Catalina said...

Oh what a wonderful snapshot of your holidays! It looks like a wonderful time was had by all. I love the Christmas table. I hope someday to have a table filled with family like that!


I added you to a blog list on my blog so that I can see quickly when the Company Girls update their blogs! Hope you'll stop by and visit me soon too!