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Entries from December 1, 2007 - December 31, 2007


Hanging Out With Sara and Friends

On Friday night I spent my evening hanging out with one of the OC's very own.

Sara from Moments of Wonderful!

My family and some of my very good friends got together for food fun and fellowship. We ate yummy food and played a sweet board game. It was a great night. I laughed a lot as did everyone except maybe f0r Cece the Dog who seemed not really into the crowd thing.

We talked about Diabetes, our blogging friends, our favorite blogs to read, our pumps, and so much more. We chatted about all sorts of stuff and like I said, I laughed the whole night through.

I can't wait until summer when she comes back out and we can hang again. It was a fantastic evening.


Friday Filled with Friends and Fun!

I have so much to look forward to tonight.

It is the beginning of a 4 day weekend which is awesome!

My wife’s birthday is New Year’s Eve so that will be a fun night!

I am going to hang out with one of the OC’s very own! My D-Pal Sara is going to be the guest of honor at a little shindig at our mutual friends house! Sara and I met earlier this year and when we did we realized that we had some mutual friends that we had no idea about! Tonight all of us, including my wife and kids, are going to meet up for food, fun, and conversation! I am really excited about it! I am sure I will have pictures for you all tomorrow.

And about tomorrow, I have decided to ditch my meeting tomorrow. You see, I attend the 7AM meeting at Weight Watchers and to be honest with you, I just want to sleep in. I get up early for Church on Sundays and so I do not get a day to sleep in. EVER. So I have decided that I am sleeping in tomorrow and will start fresh next week.

Stop by tomorrow for pics from the party!


A Rare Christmas Gift

I am sure all of you can relate but I was pretty stressed out about Christmas this year. The money situation really put a damper on my plans this year and I was really upset. I had all these great ideas about things I could do to surprise my wife and kids with the coolest gifts ever but those plans were quickly thrown out.

My wife and I both agreed to not exchange gifts this year so we could make sure the kids had a great Christmas morning. My daughter has spent the second half of the year talking about an American Girl doll and how awesome it would be to have one. She was not annoying about it but it was funny how I would constantly find AG catalogs all over the house. We knew we wanted to get that for her.

We were going to get George gift cards to clothing stores. He is 13 now and we felt it would be better for him to pick out his own clothes now but with us still retaining our “Veto” power if something was not appropriate. I decided to ask him what he wanted just to see if we were on the right track. The very first thing he mentioned was his bedroom. You see, when he was 8 we painted his room with a “Space” theme. Glow in the dark planets on the ceiling and cartoonish looking planets painted in various spots in the room. A total kids room and now that he is a teen he wants to change it up.

I felt so bad that we never thought about doing this sooner but I was proud if him to ask for such a great gift. I had planned to get a bunch of stuff for him and for Gillian but money was not going to allow any of it. I felt terrible. I actually pulled George aside and told him that Christmas was going to suck this year and that I was sorry about that. He told me not to worry that it was not a big deal and left it at that.

Come Christmas morning as we watched our kids open their gifts, they surprised me with a couple of things. First Gillian got me a little tool set I could keep in my car that said “Dad” on it and George found this stuffed bunny and gave it to me as a joke. I will have to explain that one later but it was quite funny.

The kids had saved up some cash and got their mom “Hairspray” which we watched last night. And Gillian made her a coupon holder for her purse that was very cute.

Gillian loved her American Girl doll and although we could not do much more then that she was overjoyed. In fact, I do not believe that doll has left her side since.

George was so excited to have the ability to choose what his room is going to look like. He was so thankful and excited about it. It was great to see those smiles.

After all the wrapping paper had settled we were just about to start getting ready to go to Christmas Breakfast with my sisters when George said, “You see Dad. I don’t know why you think Christmas is going to suck. That was awesome! I would have been happy with one thing and still you guys make is the best ever. I know we have financial problems but you guys always make it great!”

And that was the best present we received for Christmas. Grateful children are a precious and rare gift.


You Tube Tuesday #52

The last YTT of the year! I hope this one brings you some holiday cheer! Hey, that was a rhyme! Sweet!



Weight Watchers Update

Loss - 5.0

Total Lost - 36.6

Wow! And I had a Christmas Party and a Holiday Luncheon this week! Now on to another party and Christmas week. I do not know if next week will be as good but I am gonna try my best.