Sunday, December 28, 2008


Well they say "better late than never". What does that mean and who exactly are they? I don't know, but I am finally getting back to posting about our family adventure at Christmas at Roseland!

These family get togethers serve as a reminder to live for today and tomorrow will take care of itself. Sure, I dream of the day that Cheryl and I will travel fulltime in an RV, but I also realize how precious each and everyday can be.

Well enough of the deep philosophical thoughts, back to the adventure! It was quite a night for us, the gardens were decorated beautifully and the kids were thoroughly amazed with lights. The youngest, Brendan, was also "energized" and quite a handful! He will take off running and he is hard to catch. I am thankful his dad was around to do all the running after him. Check him out in these pictures:

Can you tell that someone always has to have a hold on the little guy? Oh, but he is worth the effort though. He loved the decorations, in fact this one he loved so much he tried to eat it!

Yes, the little guy had fun and so did my other little blessings. Check out my little princess, Hayley:

and here she is again with my little prince, Nicholas (he would hate it if I called him that!):

Now here they are showing their "true nature" as goofs:

The "rumored to be adults" had fun also, mostly just because of the kids. Meet my oldest daughter and the mother of Brendan, Sheila:

and here is my youngest daughter, Crystal:

of course most of you know the love of my life, Cheryl:

The adventure would not be complete without visiting Santa:

We even got the little guy to visit with Santa. I am not sure but I think he was a little leary of the jolly ole elf, what do you think?

Here are a few more pictures:

We all had a wonderful time and look forward to many more. I am going to post again this week with some pictures of our Christmas. I hope I am not boring anyone to death out there :) Until next time remember:


1 comment:

Joe and Sherri said...

You are so right on living for the day! Appears you had a wonderful day too! I hope that your year is filled with many more blessings and that if there is a way that we can meet up Somewhere in Time.

Joe and Sherri