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23 December 2009 @ 08:34 pm
Life IS Fabulous!  
My friends, I have had a GREAT couple of days.

My dad (who is one of the greatest friends I have) is in town and we've run around and cooked and hung out with the boys. We've gone shopping (Slowly, sedately - Daddy doesn't so ANYTHING quickly) we've had coffee and talked about everything and nothing, we've had sword fights with the boys (there's an epic battle going on as I type this: Nolan and the boys have turned all the lights off in the house and they're having a Nerf sword and lightsaber war. In the dark) and baked, decorated gingerbread houses and wrapped presents. Nolan's even climbed down from Mt. Crumpit where he usually camps out every Christmas and taken over getting gifts for the kids and his relatives - it's like Bizzaro World over here. I'm not loathing Christmas and everyone associated with it, and not stressed out at all. I'm even ENJOYING MYSELF.

Go figure.

In even better news, my sister and her husband got their first foster child placed with them today. God bless them; it isn't a sure thing that they'll get to keep the three week old that they're foster parenting, but their state is one who fosters to adopt, I think. (It'd break my heart, but Em says God's been preparing them for such an occasion.) They need prayer, though, from those of you so inclined. The baby has to stay in the hospital for five more weeks until he goes through drug withdrawals, and then they'll be able to take him home. I call him "him' and 'the baby' because as of this morning when they got the call that they had a foster child he didn't have a name. :( I'm sure he'll have one soon, though.

Wow. I'm so glad there are people like Em and her husband that have a heart for babies in tough situations. It warms my heart.

Christmas love to the f-list!

P.S. I didn't send Christmas cards this year. But that doesn't mean I don't love all of you. Because I do. And I certainly appreciate those of you that sent one to me. *big smooches*
I feel:: goodgood
I hear:: giggling and the swish of nerf swords
dragonsangel68: Xmas - Dear santa draco letterdragonsangel68 on December 24th, 2009 09:54 am (UTC)
You must tell me your secret to enjoying this crazy season!

My thoughts and prayers are with your sister and her husband and, of course, the little baby.

Merry Christmas!
seegrimseegrim on December 24th, 2009 10:48 am (UTC)
I'm so very glad you're having a great time withyour dad and family. Love you. Also, your sister is awsome.
Not a lady at all: seasonal: xmas: treecosmo_jenny on December 24th, 2009 12:18 pm (UTC)
Your males are nerds. Not that you don't know.

How sad is it that a three week old doesn't have a name yet and has to go through drug withdrawal?

Sylviaticklethepear on December 24th, 2009 03:38 pm (UTC)
deedsk_tx on December 24th, 2009 04:41 pm (UTC)
Merry Christmas, my wonderful friend!!

So glad we've reconnected (even more through LJ this year) and you are enjoying the Holidays! My folks come to town on Saturday and will be here for 4 full days, so I know how you feel about spending time with your Daddy- I can't wait to see mine!

Huge hugs and prayers for Em and her family. What an incredible and selfless decision to take care of the little ones that need the most unconditional love of all. I hope the fostering turns into adoption if that is what they chose, but they are doing God's work here on earth and that is so important!

Enjoy the rest of your holiday~ I'm looking forward to just a few days off next week, but I will make the most of them with the boys, Matt and my family- oh...and my MIL who has sent me over the edge this week- but that is a story for another day!! I'm the bigger person and REFUSE to let her ruin my fabulous Christmas!!

HUGS, HUGS and More HUGS!!
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on December 26th, 2009 03:46 am (UTC)
I love you, too! Have a fantastically, Merry Christmas!
raspberry_rave on December 24th, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC)
Lol... your boys are cool~ ^^

Christmas love right back at ya. Continue to enjoy the season :)

Your sister rocks. ♥
Elle Blessingwayelle_blessing on December 24th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
I think I really like your Dad.

Am glad you're holiday is going really well.

Also, your sister is one of those people we aspire to be, I think. I'll be sure to keep her , her family and the little one in our prayers.