Sunday, 30 November 2008

Our Thanksgiving....a few days late.

Addie's birthday cake

Me, Brennan, Kathy (my wonderful neighbor) and Addie
The spread
We celebrated Thanksgiving today with some of our dear friends who opened their home up to about 20+ adults and about 15+ kids. Mind you they have the same floorplan as we do so it is a tall house but not a wide house. We also were celebrating her daughter, Addies, 2nd birthday. It was such a great experience because we introduced most of them to our American Thanksgiving. Their was a mix of South African, Danish, Singaporan, American and British. Everyone enjoyed the turkey, green bean casserole and don't forget the pumpkin pie. I will never forget this day in which I was surrounded by so many wonderful friends.

Saturday, 29 November 2008


All I can say is thank God I don't live in the states for Black Friday! England is just such a different pace of life. I don't know how many times I have said that but it is true. You would never hear of someone getting trampled at Wal-Mart. That is just insanely sad. It just seems that there is little respect for human life. It is all about who can get in first to get the best deal and screw whoever gets in the way. I would rather pay the extra money than deal with that. I hope that everyone that was brave enough to venture out is at home safe now.
On a lighter note...David and I have a date tonight so I must go and get ready!

Friday, 28 November 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone is having a fabulous holiday with great food and great company. We have chosen not to celebrate today because we are celebrating with friends on Sunday. So, the boys are in school and David is at home and it is nice and quiet. This time of year gets a little challenging because we have no family near us and it gets a little sad. This is when you realize how important your military family is and the one we have over here in England is fabulous. I must say I am very sad to leave them. So many come and go but you know most likely your paths will cross again.

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Cookie Monster

So I decided that since we weren't having a Thanksgiving today I would at least make do something a little special with my boys and make cookies. Of course they were the ready to bake kind with Christmas trees on them. I wasn't ready to get the mixer out and deal the flour everywhere which is what happened last time. They thought it was more fun to throw flour at each other than to put it in the mixer. Anyway, look who is super smart and pulled a chair all the way across the kitchen to sneak up and get a cookie. Luckily, they were cooled by then.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008's that time of year again!

Poor Brennan woke up at 3am on Friday with 104 degree fever. Of course I called pediatrics to book and appointment and they didn't have any. I spoke to a nurse and he some how found a magic appointment on Monday. So we would have to wait it out over the weekend unless of course it got so bad to warrant a trip to the ER. Luckily it didn't. He continued with the high fever over the weekend and was pretty miserable. We went yesterday and low and behold he has another ear infection....or so they say. She said merely that his ear was a little red. I guess I'm all for antibiotics if it will make the fever stop. Plus he isn't on antibiotics all the time but I still hate that I'm not sure if that is what is really going on. Then today, I wake up with my left eye stuck together. Hello.....I have conjunctivitis. Are you kidding me! I love the holiday season but I hate the holiday bugs.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Let it Snow....

They couldn't wait to get outside to play in the snow. Unfortunately it was never thick enough to build a snowman. They sure had a great time though!

Watching the snow!

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Now....trying to slow down!

This week has been crazy busy, or so it feels. David is working late nights again this week which I am so done with at this point. If he goes to work at 5:30 am he doesn't get home until late and if he goes to work at noon he doesn't get home until late. So I guess I am happy when he is home to help me in the mornings. It feels like we haven't seen each other in ages. The boys are upset because he isn't home to tell them goodnight and tuck them in. Colorado Springs is starting to sound better and better. A set schedule with no guessing about when he will be home. How nice will that be! Does anyone else have the problem of always having to pull the information out of your husband about his schedule and then he gets all sarcastic like you should know it? Ok that is enough of my complaining. I must go because the couch is eating more crackers than my boys are. Time to hoover again.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Dear Friends

Last night I helped to organize a birthday party for two of my dearest friends in England who aren't militarily affiliated. I have never thrown such a big dinner party so I was very happy that it ended up being at my other friends house who is much better equiped to handle 14 people. The food was fabulous and the company GREAT. I am going to miss this group of girls so much when we move back to the states.
Happy Birthday Annie and Lil. You know I love you and will miss you!

Saturday, 1 November 2008

All of my Batmen

Daddy & Brennan with a sucker

Mommy and her little bat

Reagan, Charlie, Harry, Campbell


Halloween was fun. We took two of Campbell's friends from school to the base to trick-or-treat. They loved it since Halloween is still trying to catch on here in England. They were all so cute and had so much crazy energy. Not to mention it was crazy crowded on the base. It gets dark now at 4:30ish since the time change so we got an early start.