Tuesday, December 28, 2010


So this is Christmas. Crazy as every year. Still amazed at the way we cram it all in, but we never seem to want to change it.

Again wonderful because all of our family was together.

First a Christmas Eve at Nonna and Papa's house with my sister and her husband.

Then a wild Christmas Morning there...

Quick goodbyes and a drive to our home which resulted in Baby Boy falling asleep and missing Santa's visit while Baby Girl opened her goodies...

Packing up once again to go to Grandma and Grandpa's house...

Enjoying more wrapped surprises...

And ending the week with another New Years Eve at home.

The house is still recovering, our gifts were great, the mess is greater.

But the memories...all worth it...

Friday, December 17, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Last Saturday Dr. Dad suggested we participate in Toys for Tots. Actually, he very excitedly called me and enthusiastically suggested we go because we were going to be able to drive through an air dock and see the Goodyear Blimp up close and personal.

We live in close proximity to two Blimp air docks, the one we drove through is smaller than the main one...but still an impressive building.

We see the Goodyear Blimp all the time, and it is no secret that Dr. Dad very much enjoys seeing them. We have many, many pictures of them.

Like pictures at the beach...

and pictures at the tall ships...


We drove through the entrance to the air dock with great anticipation.

Even I was amazed to see the Blimp this close.

We were so amazed that after we handed our toy to some very (handsome) Marines, we fished around for some cash and went back through a second time!

If they do this again next year, we will definitely be back!

Say what you will about living in the middle of nowhere...sometimes it has its advantages!