Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Post Christmas catch up!

I have missed y'all so much. Seriously. Ok, maybe not. Totally kidding. I think. Let me start over. *Ahem.*

This has been the longest blog break I have ever taken. 11 whole days it was. And, I've concluded that if it weren't for Facebook and Twitter, I would have clearly died.


Ok, I feel better now.

Now, I had to take down the Christmas bloggy design. I never really liked it from the beginning, but I felt pressured. I'm a sucker. And, I totally went with everyone else and turned the blog into all things Christmas. Well, dumb me obviously doesn't know how to get my professional design back and I've emailed Amy to see if she can quickly pull up the old design. So far, she's still on Christmas break too and I haven't heard a peep from her. Dern.

Well, how was Christmas???

Ours was renamed "Throw up......Christmas Style." No lie. We had the stomach bug. And, all I can say is it was N-A-S-T-Y. I'll leave it at that.

So, we kinda missed Christmas and all those precious memories that the rest of you had. The wonderful 24-48 hours just blew right passed us in a flurry while we.....ya know....got sick.

Thankfully, Santa brought us Cotton Bowl tickets and we'll head to the big D for a few days of "Post-Merry Christmas and Happy New Year" fun. And, I'm back in fun, full force and will get on your nerves with loads of pictures from the adventure.

Here are a few Christmas pix before the big bug bit us on Christmas Eve......

This would be homeboy getting his Christmas groove on.

Homeboy is giving some evil looks don't you think??

Homeboy is blowing out the biggest candle in West TN for a birthday cake. We pulled out the best for Jesus.

Remember, we are from TN. No monogrammed stockings here. Just throw up (ha! no pun intended) some notebook paper and some tape and you are good to go!

That last picture was our last moment of happiness before the bug bit us.

I love ya bloggy peeps. Love to have you on Facebook or Twitter too. Come join the addiction! That's not nice of me is it?!

Come back soon for pix from Dallas. This would be our first trip as a family to TX. We are PUMPED too!!

Happy New Year!! I think 2009 is going to be a fabulous year.

Hugs and blessings~


Melinda said...

I've missed seeing you and everyone else over the break, but I thought you were gone make merry - not making, well, you know. SO SORRY!
Glad you're all up and running again!

Have fun in my old stomping grounds - just got back from Dallas! Enjoy girlfriend!

Love you,

Michelle V said...


So sorry about the family getting the bug at Christmas time! I hope you enjoy your trip here to Texas! Today it's mid 70s but supposed to cool off a little the next few days. Hope you all have an awesome trip and family time!


BethAnne said...

Hope you have a fabulous time in the big D! Sorry you were sick for Christmas...stinks. Love that last pic of you and your guy! Missed ya, but a bloggy break is sometimes the best medicine for a busy life! Glad your back!

His Girl said...

Fellow addict glad to read your triumphant return!

great stocking. just great!

ocean mommy said...

I have missed you too!! If it weren't for Facebook....and Pathwords I would have gone crazy!! :)

Praying your 2009 is so very blessed!

See you in a couple of weekends!

Shelley said...

That bug tried to get into our family too. It only made it about halfway, Thank God! I'm so sorry it got to you! Have a BLAST in Texas!

Mrs.Naz@BecomingMe said...

You are so funny. Loved these pictures.

Joanne@ Blessed... said...

Oh Fran, stomach bug or no stomach bug, your family is just adorable.

When I was a little girl, our family had a memorable barfy-Christmas too. I will never forget dashing into the bathroom while my poor mom sat in her bathtub. Ahhhh those are some for the scrapbook!

Merry belated Christmas Fran and may the Lord bless your life and your home abundantly in 2009 and may you grow even closer to Jesus together.

Rachel said...

baby girl was sick too on her first Christmas - just now getting over it. I'm on FB and twitter...will look for you! Have a great time at the game!!!
rachel winn
Twitter: RachWinn

Anonymous said...

Hey there, my friend. Wished I were up north in Dallas to meet you at the Cotton Bowl. We did that one year and it was a blast. So glad you're up and feeling better--not fun to do Christmas Eve over the "other" bowl. Been there, have the t-shirt myself. Happy, blessed 2009! Love, A

HIS Child said...

I am glad your back. Sometimes our plans are suddenly interrupted by the unwelcome visit of the dreaded bug. I am glad that you are well and that you get a "do over" so to speak with the Cotton Bowl tickets. Looking forward to seeing your trip photo documented.
Great picture of you and your hubs.
God bless and have a wonderful family time.
Much love,

Anonymous said...

happy new year!!
Say a little hotty totty for us too. We'll see if we can find you when we watch the game on tv.

Paige & Sarah-Kate

Darlene R. said...

I haven't been on blogger foreva'! I could just scream because I just can't find the time to do it. Maybe after my new schedule kicks in, I will be able to enjoy it again.
In the meantime, Facebook has been my place of addiction...may I say PathWords?? :)It's terrible...terrible I tell ya!

Love and Hugs,

Jenny said...

I'VE MISSED YOU FRAN!!!!!! It has been TOO LONG! :) So glad you're back. Bloggy land has been too quiet.

I am SO SORRY you had the stomach bug! Not a very Christmas-y feeling, is it?!

Glad you're back, love you!

Jackie said...

I'm so addicted too..not even funny. Hubby gets so annoyed, but hey....there's alot worse I could be addicted too.
Happy New year.....glad you're back from bloggy break. Missed you (but kept up w/ you on Facebook..haha-LAME)
I love ya Fran..you're incredible! :)

Bev Brandon @ The Fray said...

I can vicariously welcome you to the Cotton Bowl where I sit here in Dallas. The bug came ahead of you and I have a vicious cold so i sit with Puffs with Vicks, sniffing. Can you smell the Vicks? Hope you LOVE our city! You guys will really enjoy the game! Just stopped by to say Happy New Year and that it has been such a joy to know you Fran! i love your boundless joy.

A Stone Gatherer said...

Sorry to hear you were all sick! Hope the trip to TX is awesome! Can't wait to see the pics!

AbbyLane said...

santa brought me a computer that works. what?!

i'mmm baaaaaaaacccccck :)

love your pictures. you are beautiful and so is your family

Lora said...

Being a TN girl too, I loved the tape on the stocking! No joke, my youngest teen did the same thing last year because I kept putting her *goodies* in her dear sisters stocking!
Blessed New Year Fran!

Alana said...

Love that big candle on Jesus' birthday cake...hahaha!!

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