Wednesday, February 25, 2009

39 today!

Today is my 39th birthday, yes I am really 39! I have had the best day and it will be even better when we get Tim at the airport in a few hours. I came home from work today to see this....

{Thank you Lauren}

Then I had a delivery for this....

{Thank you Mom}
Then I had a delivery of THIS....

{Thank you Diana}

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Both boys are in the midst of planning their course selections for the next school year and boy there is a lot of information. Tonight we went to Christopher's 8th grade high school meeting night. We missed this for Andrew as we were in the UK last year so it was good to go and hear some of the information. We had the chance to speak to the band director and Chris will actually begin practices for next year in April...yep in 2 short months. The band and choir will be performing in Hawaii in March 2010 so we got some general information on that too! This will be over the spring break so needless to say I 'think' our whole family will be going.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

Hope everyone has a great day today! Not much is going on here....Maggie and I have colds and feel miserable. {Andrew, I think, is coming down with something as well.}

The boys both came home with their course selection information for school next year. I will have 2 boys in high school ~ ouch!! Christopher does not have as many choices as Andrew but still there are decisions to be made. Andrew will have to take Algebra I in summer school as his math course in the UK did not specifically say Algebra I so he doesn't get credit for it. He needs to do this so that he can take Algebra II next fall since he is taking Geometry this year. He was worried he would miss the running camp he wanted to attend but he can still go...he is permitted to miss 5 days and that is how many he would miss.

Tim is in Beijing and will be there until the end of the month. I believe today he went shopping and to the pearl market. He was going to pick up pink pearls for Maggie and her friend Chloe. Chloe became a big sister this week and we will be seeing them in the UK in a few weeks.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Check it out...

The carpet was installed in the basement this afternoon and I LOVE how the entire room is finally coming together. Obviously, there are still a few decorating things to do but it is SO much better than it was before. Andrew and a couple friends from elementary school, Nicholas and Riley, will be habitating in the basement later tonight when they get back from the movies. I have a feeling I will be hearing rock band into the wee hours of the morning :-}

Tim is currently on a flight to Beijing and will be there for 3 weeks. I cannot complain as he has been home for 3 months without any business travel.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Post 500 and more SNOW

Here it #500!! I am amazed that I have actually kept with the blog and continue to post on a somewhat regular basis. Our lives have settled into a routine and nothing really exciting happens all the time. We certainly aren't doing the traveling that we did while in the UK and it is easier to talk to everyone since for the most part we are in the same time zones.

We did get MORE snow today. It was not a huge amount but the difference this time is that there is wind to go with it. The temperature is COLD and the wind makes it even worse. I decided that since I had my fill of using the snow blower this week Christopher could have the honor today. It really didn't need to be done but it gave him something to do right after school.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

2 hour delay plus WOW

Yep, we are still having repercussions from the snow storm last week. Even though the weather was a sunny 50 degrees today we have a 2 hour delay on Monday. I guess it is better to be safe than sorry but the kids need to get to school. Diana thinks it is due to walkers and the fact that all the sidewalks are not clear ~ very good idea...didn't think of that.

Did you watch the Super B*wl tonight? It was rather boring if you ask me. I was rooting for AZ as I can never support the Steelers. Oh well, the singing of the National Anthem was beautiful and here it is in case you missed it.

Have a great week!!