Monday, December 11, 2006

I just haven't had it in me to blog these past few weeks. I am busy, tired and just not very inspired when I sit down at this computer. There's been plenty to blog about. Thanksgiving, my parents visiting from England, my blog turning a year old, getting ready for Christmas and of course, the endless adventures of John Henry. So, I'll play catch up for a moment. Thanksgiving was great, like I mentioned my parents are in the country. They live in Oxford, England as missionaries. This was the first Thanksgiving with my whole side of the family in around 10 yrs. It was wonderful to be with all that "blood" and see my child, and my sister's children playing with their Grandparents, as the Great Grandparents watched. Johnny and I took a 9 hour road trip with my folks up to spend some time with my sister in her home in Paradise. We were gone about a week and I am so glad Johnny had all that time with my parents and his cousins. I fee like he knows them now and will know who I am talking about when I say their names or we speak with them on the phone. I returned home, happy to see Evan and be back with my family here. And I was very eager to start making my home look like Christmas since it sure didn't feel like Christmas outside. We have had such warm weather here, it was getting to be disgusting. So, I am loving the rain we've had the past couple night. Bring it on! Saturday, Johnny and I, and our favorite neighbors went to the 56th annual Escondido Christmas Parade. (something like that.) It was pretty funny, such an eclectic variety of floats. My favorites were the Shriners, (which I have pictured driving around in those crazy little cars), the marching bands( I just love marching bands) and the low riders, with hydraulics, bouncing their cars down the street. It was ridiculously great. What was really cute was how Johnny and Leif sat next to each other on the curb, clapping and waving.

Here are a couple parade pictures...

9 comments:

sara said...

glad to hear from you :) sounds like things are going well...and you've had rain? lucky!

Paul & Kameron Morton said...

Annie, the weather has been awful, hasn't it?! So Cal winters are not for me either because it just should NOT be 79 on Christmas Day. "Iiiiii'm dreaming of a whiiiiiiite Christmas...." ;)
Nice to hear from ya!

Starrs In Denver said...

Annie, glad to have you back in blog land! I know how hard it can be though...I'm praying for God's strength and peace for you. We just had a few warm days too :) (mid 60's) and now it will be mid 30's to low 40's till Christmas...supposed to be 45 on Christmas day. Now, if it will snow, I'll feel better about staying inside all the time! Take care, Rose

Ariana said...

Thanks for the update! I have always looked forward to taking my kids to things like parades. So much fun!

RainaRo said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
RainaRo said...

They are so cute there on the sidewalk! I love community parades. I think we were deprived of this American tradition living abroad.
:-)

Mimi said...

I love the parade photos and so glad you got to spend Thanksgiving surrounded by family!

Lauren S. said...

Have a lovely Christmas, Annie! Good to see you blogging again. :)

Munkee said...

blog please.