Sunday, December 26, 2010

Hi Blog, it's me, Claire.

Okay, so after a long hiatus I'm finally going to add to my blog.  No real reason for not posting because we've been doing all sorts of fun things.  I guess I just got out of the habit and then I didn't think about doing it!  Well, I thought that our upcoming move and Christmas were pretty good reasons for starting back up again.  I won't try to catch you up on six months of our goings-on but I will recap our December for you because we were busy!  The next time you hear from me we'll be Floridians once again (3rd time, actually)!  Once we're settled (and have TV/internet) I'll be sure and post pics of the new place.  Until then, I wish you all a VERY Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!!!

In early December we took a house-hunting trip to Jacksonville, FL.  Here's the fruit of our labor - our new home on Jan. 1st!!  We love it and can't wait to get settled in.  Plus, the neighborhood amenities are fabulous - zero entry pool, water slide, etc.  So we'd love to have visitors!!

Jack's Kindergarten class had their Christmas party on the last day of school before the break, which was also Jack's last day at this school.  Here are all his classmates surrounding him in a huge hug before saying goodbye.  (I had been holding back tears all morning but this was just too much for me! It's his last day and I'm the one in tears!!)

Last weekend, we were all supposed to make a trip to DC to stay with Aunt Lynn & Uncle Ed (and visit with Aunt Jennie!), however, I ended up staying home with the twins because they were sick.  But Jay and Jack had a ton of fun without us (and probably in all honesty had more fun without us!).  Here is Jack on one of his favorite things - the subway!

Jay & Jack in front of the first minivan. 

Jack & Aunt Lynn making jewelry.

And last, but not least, Christmas!!  Santa found us and we were blessed to have a very lovely Christmas thanks in large part to our wonderful family.  We certainly wish we could have spent the holidays with our family but the timing just didn't work this year seeing as our packers are coming in two days!!  But here are some highlights...

Santa brought Jack one of his most highly sought after gifts - Night Vision Goggles. 

Light up slippers were a big hit! (I made the mistake of trying them on before putting their clothes on, so they then refused clothes because that meant having to briefly remove the slippers) 

Jack received a new Wii game (Super Mario Brothers Galaxy 2) from us (not Santa) and has been glued to the screen in concentration since Christmas.

The little boys are having fun with Lego's. 

Since the little boys LOVE cars, Santa's big gift to them was this new car ramp/race toy. 


Ever the builder, this crazy-gear-googly-eyed-remote-control building set kept Jack busy too!


Donna said...

Glad you're back!! Bea-u-tiful new home!! I'm so outdated I don't even know what a zero entry pool is!! (No one can go in??) But congrats anyway! The kids are adorable and looks like all had a great christmas!! I, too, remember being seriously sad when the boys left kindergarten...that's why Chelsea was born! Ha! Good Luck...move and all!!

L. P. said...

Glad to see new pictures. OK. What does it mean when a minivan is now a worthy display in a museum? Especially a minivan that looks very similar to one you owned???
Looks like CHristmas was very merry. Aren't you glad you have movers and don't have to pack yourself? Safe travels!