Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy 2011!!!

May your new year be packed full of accomplished goals, family fun, laughter, good luck, safety, health, and most of all-joy!!

From our home to yours---


Friday, December 24, 2010

The Nativity and "Breath of Heaven"

Merry Christmas from the Laurent family to yours!!

May you find joy in the coming year!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Ben & Emma Love Santa!!

None of us were quite certain what Ben & Emma's reaction to Santa would be.  Most expected screaming which is usually the case in our extended family!  Everyone was pleasantly surprised by this reaction-
From the minute Santa walked in, they wanted his attention!
Here Ben is even patting Santa on the leg!
Emma did not pull Santa's beard but lovingly stroked it!
No smile, but he is not screaming!

All smiles!!!

I would call this Santa visit a complete success!  

It was a sweet experience to see my children on our Santa's knee!

Too bad our evening didn't end so sweetly.

Leaving the party, we slid off the road and hit a curb badly damaging our car. 
Our family was kept safe and sound (thank you, Father!).

Thank you Jim, Teresa, Scott and Mom and Dad who came running to our rescue! 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

We Shall See...

Tomorrow night is the Otteson Family Christmas party.  I have been talking to Ben and Emma about Santa and what a nice and jolly man he is, that Mama loves him and can't wait for them to meet him and sit on his lap.  Patrice is trying to teach Ben to pull his beard!

This is last year.  Oh, our precious little Christmas babies!  They were exactly a month old if I remember correctly.  This was the first night many of our family members met Ben and Emma.

So now the question is, how do you think they will react tomorrow night? 
I, for one, hope for sweet laughter and smiles but will probably get a picture of my sweeties screaming their heads off, especially Emma.  I'm preparing myself for that reaction...

But Ben, if you pull Santa's beard, you are in big trouble mister!!

All bets are on!!!

P.S.  Look forward to Halloween, Thanksgiving and 1st Birthday posts coming soon!!  Maybe....!  :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I'm Still Here, I Promise!

I'm not dead.  I haven't been abducted by aliens.  My Twinkies haven't eaten me alive (yet). I haven't forgotten that I actually do have a blog.

I'm just the busy Mamma of 2 VERY active 11 months old and like I said in my little profile, I'm "just trying to keep it all together"!  So even though I have tons of things I would love to write about, I have not yet found the time to sit down and just do it!  But I will... promise...and soon...I promise (again)!

Til then, happy thoughts coming your way!