Monday, January 17, 2011

Snow, Snow and More Snow

We've certainly had our fair share of snow this year....and we're not even half way through winter yet.  We had so much snow last week, that school was out last week.  However, it wasn't really the snow that caused the schools to be closed - it was the ice.  We had 4-5 inches of snow and then at least another 1/4 inch of ice on top of that.  Every time anything tried to melt (not that it happened often), it would freeze over night.  We had lots of good together time as a family and weren't able to leave the house.  By Thursday, I did get out and go to work.  Even with leaving at 10am, there were two lanes of 285 closed that were covered in 2-3 inches of ice.  I had never seen anything like it.  Enjoy the photos of the boys playing in the snow and sledding in our backyard. 

Saturday, January 1, 2011


It is January 1, 2011.  It is the day we typically choose our New Year's Resolutions.  This year I decided to do something different.  Instead of choosing resolutions that are often not kept, I wanted to choose one word to focus on.  You can find more about this idea at  My one word for 2011 is Focus.

I want to focus on my family - on being a better wife, a better mother and a better daughter.
I want to focus on my relationship with God.
I want to make sure I focus on the important things and not all the little things that always seem to require our attention.

I want to enjoy this year and take time to enjoy every moment.  Life really does go by too fast and I don't want to miss anything!

Happy New Year!

2010 In Review......

I can’t believe that 2010 is already coming to an end. It seems like just yesterday we were anxiously approaching 2010. This year the boys turned 5 and 2. We took a trip to the beach during the spring, before the oil spill. It seemed to be one of the busiest years ever at work, with a layoff of 30+ employees at the end of April. The summer stayed busy and Adam loved going on field trips with school. The fall brought the start of kindergarten, a trip to Disney World, me finally singing in the choir at church, a few Alabama football games and many more good times. Then, before we knew it, it was Thanksgiving and then Christmas. This year I sang in the church Christmas cantata and it finally felt like Christmas again. As we ended our Christmas Eve service with the Hallelujah Chorus I couldn’t help but smile and think about Mrs. Burleson and the robed choir at Saks High School. Ken and I both took the week off between Christmas and New Year’s and it was one of the best decisions ever. We have had a wonderful week together as a family. Below is a slide show of some of our pictures throughout the last year. Enjoy and Happy New Year!!