Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas to all of my readers! I hope you have a wonderful time with your family and friends. But please don't forget the true reason for this season, to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Don't let his light out of the season.

I'm just waiting for Mark to get here so we can go over to my grandparent's to celebrate and then its off to 11:00 church tonight and tomorrow waking up in the morning and opening presents with my family then going to Marks house to open more presents, and finally to his cousins for Christmas dinner. So I hope you all stay safe and have a wonderful Christmas!

Monday, December 22, 2008


Mark's parents, Mark, Cub, and I all went up and met Charlie tonight. It went well! His parent's are going to be picking him up either Friday or Saturday. I'm so happy, so happy that Charlie is going to get his forever home and its with my future in-laws! And Cub will have someone to play with when her grandma and grandpa come in town! So welcome to the newest member of the family Charlie!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


All of my Christmas shopping is done!! Bought my last gifts today, just waiting for one last UPS shipment and then I need to wrap. I HATE wrapping!! HATE it with a passion, maybe I'll just buy some gift bags, much easier than wrapping paper. I can't wait to just spend time with the family and eat a ton of yummy food!! We'll be spending Christmas Eve with my family and Christmas day with Marks family. Should be a good time. But anyways this was just a quick post to say I was done shopping!! WOOHOO!!!!!!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Cub's brother

It looks like Mark's parents are going to be adopting Cub's brother from The St. Francois Society when they are in town over Christmas. Mark's dad has been in love with Cub since we brought her home and he wants a dog just like her. When her brother came up for adoption Steve tried to get info about him but never did hear back so he assumed he had been re-adopted. Mark and i went back to petsmart yesterday and Charlie was there! We called Steve and he called Charlie's foster mom today. They are going to meet when his parents get in and if all goes well we will get to spend our first Christmas with not only Cub but also Charlie! Then Charlie gets to go back to Maryland with Mark's parents, and the brother and sister won't get to see each other often. But teir reunions will be extra special then! so just keep praying that things go well and everyone gets along!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


I know its been a while since I last posted, I don't have any excuse except that I've been lazy, incredibly incredibly lazy. So whats happened?

-I went and saw the Twilight movie. It wasn't wonderful it wasn't horrible, it was OK. There were some key scenes from the book that I really think the movie needed, and some added scenes in the movie that I don't think were needed. I'm hoping that in the second movie the acting improves because i wasn't convinced. But I will definately see the second movie and buy the first one when it comes out.

-Thanksgiving. Mark came to my house and we had "dinner" with my family around 1:30 it was delicious, and Mom and I did most of the cooking. It was our first Thanksgiving without grandma and it was tough but we did it and I think our food was almost as good as hers! Then after dinner hear we headed to Southern Illinois to have dessert with his family. I don't do well in groups of people I know well and I especially don't do well in a group of people I don't know well. So I almost got sick on the way there but I made it, and I made Mark PROMISE not to leave me. So whats the first thing he does when we get there? Go for a walk with the guys and left me sitting with the women and talking. I did ok, I even managed to make some conversation, I'm getting a little more comfortable with his family. I'm still just so afraid they won't like me, or I'm going to do something stupid. ARGH I need to get over my fear of being in groups.

-Day after thanksgiving. Went to another of Mark's families farms, different people from the day before. Once again on the way there I got sick and thought I was going to pass out. Once again made him promise not to leae me. we get there and he does much better of not leaving me, until his parents get there, then he leaes me with his mom and the other women again while the guys go outside to shoot guns and such. I didn't do so well with keeping up my end of the conversation this time. But I was sititng in the back corner of the room so I don't think anyone noticed. After an hour or two i think i finally started to talking. At least I know i was sitting in the middle of the room and talking when Mark finally came in. So I guess thats good. Maybe I should go to the doctor about this....