Monday, December 31

Have a Happy New Year!!!

 It has been a crazy ride, this last year. We had so much joy and some pain, but all in all it was a good year.

We went to Galveston Island several times. It is my happy place.

My boys are getting so big! Yesterday we had to buy new tennis shoes for Duke, who just turned 14. He wears a size 12 and is about 5'11''.

Thank goodness that Imp is still child-sized. BTW, his brother nicknamed him "chicken nugget nuugee nose" and he HATES it! So we have been trying to figure out a similar nickname for his older pesky brother. No luck so far. How can we beat the genius of that nickname?

I do love my guys. Time is just going to fast.

Except when it doesn't.  This photo was taken yesterday. I made everyone go hiking with me and it was cold. Of course, it started raining almost immediately and we were not dressed appropriately.

That hike seemed to last about a year... Time has never crawled so slowly.

The only way I was able to make it up with my guys was to insist on going out for pizza for lunch.  Then all was good.

Another amazing year with Paul. This guy constantly cracks me up. He is also very wise, adventurous, and takes great care of our family. He is our rock. 

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I hope everyone has an amazing New Year Eve and wonderful 2019!!!

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  1. Yes, last year was definitely a challenge and for many people I know. Let's hope the good outweighs the bad this year.

    I actually snorted when I first saw the look on Paul's face in the raining hike picture. He looks so very miserable. It was just such a contrast from the one above it. The last pic of the tiny glasses on his nose put a smile on my face as well.

    All the best to you in 2019!


    1. Hee hee, glad you liked the photos of my crazy husband. He was miserable, but felt better once we got going.

      Happy New Year to you and your loved ones Lisa! I always look forward to hearing from you.

  2. This and all of your posts lately are just over the top. Thank you for all you do. Best to you in the New Year of 2019!


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