Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Just a quick note to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! My day started pretty early this morning - had to pick up my grandparents and be at my Mom's for breakfast at 9:30. We opened gifts and got ready for lunch at 1:00 p.m. I just got home (7:15 p.m.) As always, it was a fun day! Now, I am waiting for Kelly to get home so we can exchange our gifts - we usually do it in the morning before I leave, but she didn't have time to wrap my presents last night before she went to bed, so I have had to wait ALL DAY!!

Ok - well, Merry Christmas to all - I hope you all had a good day of food, family, and fun!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

White Christmas

Since it doesn't appear that we are going to have a white Christmas, I thought I would share this site with you where you can go and watch an adorable dog having fun in extremely deep snow! It is enjoyable to watch! Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Saddened Hearts...

I have some sad news to report today. My Aunt Jo passed away yesterday at the age of 60. She was diagnosed with liver cancer on July 14, 2008 and after 5 months and 2 days of fighting; she lost her battle. She spent the last 2 1/2 months of her life living with my Mom and together with her husband Jim; they took excellent care of her. Please keep my Mom and my Aunt's daughters, Terri, Stephanie and Chrissy, in your prayers. We're going to miss her terribly and Christmas is going to be extra hard this year, but we know she's at peace and in a better place. We love you Aunt Joey!

Aunt Jo and Baxter approximately 7-8 years ago

Sunday, December 7, 2008


"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."


John Michael Montgomery sings....enjoy!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Thanksgiving and a little more...

Hello all! I'm a bit delayed in updating the blog - sorry!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. My Mom's side of the family were all together for the first time ever and it turned out to be a GREAT day. We wanted to get together for my Aunt Jo who is suffering from liver cancer. Her condition is worsening and we knew she wouldn't be here for the holidays next year;
so family from as far as Florida made the trip to Newark, Ohio.
We rented a social hall and there were a total of 23 of us there.
It was a special day for sure.
Before Thanksgiving, me, Deb and her parents went to see Reba and Kelly Clarkson in concert in Columbus. As a fan club member; I was lucky enough to win a meet and greet pass so I was able to meet Kelly and have my picture taken with her prior to the show. I've posted our photo so I hope you enjoy it! The day after Thanksgiving is the lighting of our courthouse and Deb and I always attend this with her family. We happily met up with Julie and Kim and Julie's Mom and Mike while there; so we took an updated - and cold - picture of us at the event. That's about it for now. It's time to start some serious Christmas shopping and Deb and I are putting up our tree today. I wish everyone a safe and happy Holiday season!