Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Day After

Our live tree downstairs in the family room.
It's decorated with bows and fox hunting horns.
Well, okay, this year I did add a Starbucks coffee cup!

This is another live tree. It's upstairs in the hall.

It was a bittersweet morning earlier. My folks left at 9:00; the kids left yesterday at 3:00. I now have an empty house. And I have to admit, it's been hard getting back into the swing of things. The last few days have been chaotic, hectic, out of control and blissfully wonderful! Mom, Brandi and I snuck in an extra day of shopping Monday. I took them to The Shoppes at Friendly Center in Greensboro. We had been to Friendly Center the week before but didn't get to hit the Shoppes because it had gotten too late. The place was awesome.

Christmas could not have been nicer. Sometimes I think my family misses out because there are no "little ones" anymore but - - - NO! We do just fine with all big people! As usual, my folks (mom) were out of control. Mike and I got the most beautiful antique jelly cupboard! I will treasure it. You all have no idea the impact my parents have had on making this house a home. It's my deepest desire to share it with as many of you as possible! They also treated Mike and I to a new Dell printer/fax/scanner/copier WIRELESS machine! I LOVE IT!!!! There is no USB cable from the machine to my computer AND Mike's desktop is "connected" as is the laptop!!! I can now lay in the bed and send something to print downstairs in the office! How lazy is that? How lazy am I??!! I am all over the technology! We were all treated wonderfully and many memories were made. I have tons of pictures to share! I've included two at the top; these are two of the three trees we have up. The third is a "twig tree" on my front porch. I'll get more photos and post them as well. Oh, and we attempted a family photo on the front steps of the house; the dog made it a little difficult but we finally got a decent shot! I'll upload that to my computer and share it with you, too! Reasons to come back and check things out on the Mineer homefront.

I'll use the rest of this week to try and find my grove again! Check back soon!

I hope each of you had a blessed Christmas surrounded by friends, family and loved ones. I love each of you dearly - Joyce