Sunday, December 28, 2008

Remember me??

Yes. It's me. The one you see on the side there. It's actually been six days since my last post?! Crazy - I know! Where have I been?? I have absolutely NO idea! Just hanging around - doing nothing! But today is the day I start back on all the work that has continually piled up as I do "absolutely nothing"!! And blogging is the first on the list!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I had plans to post something sweet for the holidays - but that happened like those Christmas Cards! That's right people - I didn't do Christmas cards - that is a first in a long-long-time! I'm actually feeling horrible guilt from it! Okay, so maybe not "horrible guilt," but I do feel kinda bad that I received all these cards and I didn't send out a one! I'm really thinking I'll be sending out "New Year Cards" - because I can't just NOT send out cards! That is going to kill me!


I have to throw a picture in the post of Christmas morning! At this point everyone was eating breakfast {at 11:15} - when all those kids came downstairs, there was noway I was going to interrupt the craziness to make them eat! Who needs food anyways? Besides me!? I don't think they ate much until last night. The toys - and toys - and more toys was all that fed them for the past few days!! Trust me, they needed no nutrition - the pure adrenaline kept them going for days!

I feel like I have nothing to tell you about - which you would think I would have so much to say since I took a 6 day vacay! I will tell you about all my Christmas orders arrived on time - but 1! I don't know what happened, but it seems as if it got stuck on a truck between here and Ohio! I was so disappointed! Next year, I'm going to have to do something different for the holidays. I don't know what I could have really done different - BUT I will have a better plan next year!

We actually took our yearly trip to Opryland Hotel to see the lights! Only thing - this year was a complete success!!! My kids - all 4 of them - had a great time and behaved very well! Okay, except for the few seconds I saw Hudson doing this . . . .


. . . . and really I don't think that is bad {actually funny!} but don't tell him that! I had to get on to him! You can't just lay down on some random floor - that is nasty! But overall - a good time was had by all! Thanks to the Spence family for continuing the tradition!!

Other good news . . . .

Hudson will be starting the county preschool here! Okay, so most people wouldn't want their kids in the public school system - but HERE - we have a fabulous school system! So, the big man starts when school resumes after the holidays!! Yah - 5 days a week, here we come!

I got the assessments back on Carson and Lawson - they said that one has no delay at all {forget the fact he didn't say one word the entire assessment} and the other has only a 25% delay in speech {and forget the fact he never looked her in the eye - face for that matter - the entire time the assessor was talking to him.} In the words of our current speech therapist, "If this is considered typical, we have a problem." tee hee - I do have to laugh! Although I would LOVE to believe that both the boys are on target and are where they are suppose to be, I'm not an idiot either. I do not live in a fantasy world, drive a luxury car, nor pretend to turn my head when I see that my children are not quite as vocal as other's their age! So, with the advice of our speech therapist, pediatrician and my gut - we will appeal!

I ordered my New Camera! and lenses! and fancy strap! and all the other stuff it didn't come with! I went the route of a biggg mama - by no means the bigggest mama - but much biggger than what I had! With the advice of Krista - anyone who reads my blog now knows Krista - I got a Canon Rebel - I'm so excited!!!!! Thank you amazon!

I know I have so much to tell you - yet nothing! So why bore you any longer! Surely to Pete, I'll be back before New Years!

11 comments:

one day in the life of me said...

I am a new follower. I love your art, it's fabulous. Soon I will be placing an order.

I just wanted to say that you will love your Canon. I have the XT that came out a few years ago. It's awesome.

Happy New Year!

Alex & Jill said...

I'm sure you needed a vaca after filling all of those Christmas orders! Great to see a post from you though. :)

My S-I-L got a Canon Rebel for Christmas and LOVES it!

Lots of people do New Year's Cards...assuming you'll post it on here, can't wait to see it! :)

joyfullness said...

Just found you...catching up on you..
interested in your kiddos...we go to therapy too..2 boys..4 and 3yrs...Yay therapy!!
Praise God from whom all blessings flow...
i'll be checking in...and updating my blog soon..come visit if you ever have a chance...
Joyfully His...
Joyfullness
ps...you are very gifted and creative..love your work.

Robin said...

I see you got your wrapping paper at Hobby Lobby too! LOL! That's where I got mine from too Thanks for posting on my itty-bitty blog! You really made my day!

As far as the speech assessments....good for you in going with your gut....Mama's intuition is ALWAYS right!

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T Lee said...

I got the Canon Rebel, too...it is fabulous...it will be better when I figure it all out! It is still awesome on fullauto!

Abby Johns said...

I just "discovered" your blog when browsing through the archives for the "Blogs of Note" and I LOVE it! Your artwork is SO cute and I love the little motherly anecdotes you throw in here and there. Keep writing and I'll keep reading :)

countrymummy said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one photographing wrapping paper....have a look at ours if you like at www.projectforty.blogspot.com. Happy New Year....

Kimberly said...

No Christmas cards??? Hehehehe, I finished mine the day before Christmas, and handed them out to peoples instead of mailing them! I'm sooo shocked I even got that done!

Glad you had such a great Christmas!!! :o)

Holly said...

eep, I dont rememebr the last time I did send out cards. Maybe if I start now I can send some out for the coming year,lol.

MOm said...

My fourth child was speech delayed with large motor skill delay as well. He did not speak until he was four years old. Speak intelligibly that is. He entered four year old kindergarten unable to scissor, ride a trike, jump on one foot, catch a ball, all kinds of things. He didn't use two word sentences until he was five. We took him to speech therapy which was remarkably unhelpful and then decided not to worry too much about it, we could tell there was a smart kid in there... I hung a dog bell on him so that I could tell where he was - he wouldn't/couldn't answer when called and he was the fourth... it wasn't like I was watching him every minute...Anyway. At 23, he's now finishing up a Math/Physics degree, does karate and some other martial art that I can't spell, plays the guitar, violin and bagpipes, is hilariously funny, has plenty of friends, an Italian fiance - oh yeah, not only does he speak English now he also speaks French and Italian - and basically you would never know he was speech delayed unless someone told you and then you wouldn't believe them. So, if you "can tell there's a smart kid in there" and they are basically healthy and happy, I wouldn't worry too much. It's amazing how things work themselves out...

pve design said...

What, no Christmas card? You slacker you.
Now, hurry up and get the card done for next year...
after you open up your very own pizza parlor, "Prince of Pizza" while you paint and raise your brood.
You go girl.