Monday, December 7, 2009

Still Here!

Wow, where did the time go? It has been a whole month since I last posted. I never meant to stay away for so long.

I blame it on facebook...and farmville, in particular. When I get a few minutes, that is usually where I end up.

Really, it all started before Thanksgiving when I decided that I was going to get all of my family Christmas shopping completed before we left for Arkansas. Two Saturdays and three evenings later...Mission Accomplished! I was so excited. I have never even attempted this before. It was so nice to know that I wouldn't be fighting the crowds to shop for all 13 of us!!! (Well, 12 anyway...I didn't buy myself any gifts!)

We also got together for family pictures one Saturday before Thanksgiving. Hope to have them in tomorrow so that I can order a few for the Christmas cards. Needless to say, that required a lot of shopping in itself. It sounded easy when we planned it; jeans and white shirts...but pulling it off was another story.

We left for Arkansas on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Jim and I wanted to get a little bit of time in on the deer stand before the holiday and wedding festivities began. Casy and Samantha were married the Saturday after. We also had a bridal shower for them and a baby shower for my cousin, Shelly. It was a wonderful visit! Plus we brought a few deer home for the freezer to boot.

We had snow here last Friday. It snowed and sleeted all day long. We didn't even make it in to the office before it started. Unfortunately, it was too warm here to stick. For some reason, Kelli had snow in her yard and she is well south of us. Go figure!

We spent a lazy weekend around the house. I did manage to get out and buy groceries on Saturday and to get our Christmas deer in the yard on Sunday afternoon. Other than that, we watched movies and visited with friends.

I will try to get some pictures up soon of Will's 7 point and of the family portraits. I hope that all of you are doing well.

And I will try not to wait so long between posts again!

Love to all,
Fonda & Family


Anonymous said...

I didn't know Shelly was pregnant. Congratulations Shelly.!! And congrats to the newlyweds...Casy and Samantha.

We barely got any snow and we are way further north than you. Talk about not fair!!!

Can't wait to see the pics. Sorry we missed you this time around. It was crazy around here too. Maybe next time or maybe we can come down there after the first of the year.

Love to all,

Brenda said...

Welcome back!! Wow great news Love hearing all the Goode going ons and seeing the bunch.