Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Happy New Year

Wishing you all a happy and wonderful 2009! I can not believe it is 2009 already. It seems like only a few months since we were in Guatemala with Anika. It really has been almost a year. The kids had such fun with these hats last week. We had a nice trip to celebrate Christmas with Dad, Nana ,Grandpa Joe, Uncle Adam and my great Aunt Bev on Sunday. I will have to get a movie done at some point. Right now I wanted to get something new on here while Anika is napping. Can I say that I LOVE that she naps in her crib FINALLY! Thanks to my cousin Sarah over Thanksgiving. I saw how her sweet one went to bed in the pack in play in a strange house in the middle of the party and thought well Anika MUST be able to sleep in her crib at home. She was going to bed at night great in her crib but naps were a mess. Now I feel so much more in control of my life with a bit of time during the day and the house is cleaner too. :)

Speaking of the house, my oh my this house we bought has been a money pit since we moved in. I got home today after taking Alex to school to find the heat not working. $600 dollars later we have a new motor in the furnace as we speak. Since July we had to have the A/C fixed when a line broke and flooded the basement and we had a sewer back up down there not long after. I miss our old house like crazy and miss our small happy town in PA and this is not helping.

So much to be thankful for though so I will focus on all the great blessings in my life. Alex and Anika top the list.


Donna said...

Happy New Year to you, too!! Those hats look like quite the party hats!!

Sorry about the money pit! Glad to see you focuing on the GOOD things inyour life!

(And oh, total envy - I'm still not completely free during naptime, feel like I've lost my window of opportunity, though!)

Bobbi said...

Happy New Year to you as well!! The kids look adorable in their hats.

Sorry you are homesick and that they house is a money pit. That makes it much harder. Hope it gets better soon.

Steph said...

Way to go Anika!!! Do you even know what to do with yourself? :)

That just stinks about your house. It always seems to come in waves, too.

We need to get together again once it warms up again!

Emily said...

Happy New Year to all of you!! Anika is getting so big...and she always looks so happy.

I am so glad she is doing naps in her crib....I know first hand how tough it is when they don't!

Hope the new year brings better things for your new house!