Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Looking Forward to CHRISTmas!

I am really looking forward to Christmas this year! I know it's early, but it's going to be the best Christmas I've had in a long, long time!

Those of you who have immediate family members in the military, will completely understand!

In 2008, I spend Christmas in Okinawa, Japan! It was a wonderful, happy time! I left early on the morning of Thanksgiving and went to be with my daughter and her husband while they welcomed Little Miss Grace into the world. She was born December 10th and I was thrilled to have her. I got to enjoy her first Christmas, and it was exciting. But, I missed being with my husband and my three sons.

In 2009, I went to Japan to celebrate Grace's 1st Birthday. It was a happy and exciting time. We made a cake and went to the zoo for a party. I took lots of pictures. And then, I flew back to Oklahoma for Christmas. I was happy to be home and to be able to spend the holiday with my husband and three sons, but I missed being with Heather, Dustin and Grace!

And when I'm gone, I also miss Abby!

But, Christmas in 2010 will be different!

On March 9, 2010, Andrew got married to Brandy, so I have a new daughter in law this year AND Heather, Dustin and Grace have moved back to Oklahoma! So, I am looking forward to spending Christmas with ALL of my kids and Grace!

And Christmas in 2011 will even be BETTER!

Andrew & Brandy are expecting a little girl in February!

Heather & Dustin are expecting a little girl in March!

And by Christmas they should both be big enough to enjoy the excitement of the season!

Life is so full of blessings! Just when I begin to think that it can't get any better, I come to realize that there will be so much more to come.


  1. cute pictures! so glad all your family gets to be together this year!

  2. FINALLY!!! I have missed her pics.......she is adorable.


  3. It's going to be an awesome holiday season this year it sounds like!

    I love the pics with Abby! Grace is such a cutie-patootie! Her little cheekies are so adorable :)

  4. Congratulations on the new babies coming soon!
    Three girls! I think that is awesome.

    I am totally in love with the pictures of Grace and Abby.