Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

So Blessed

In a year where many have suffered financially, I am grateful to have had the opportunity to move to a new place, with job (at least for one of us!) in hand, and have to opportunity to open a new chapter in the life of my family.

As the year closes, I am feel so blessed to have a healthy family and a wonderful support system that helps me through good and bad times.

Today, Mike and I were able to close on our new home, ending 2009 on a happy note.  After more than a month of transient living, the moving truck arrives at our new home tomorrow morning.  The movers will unpack our belongings and move them into a home where we plan to create more memories with our son.

I am blessed.  I am thankful.

Posting will continue to be light (with the occasional photo, I presume!), as I work to unpack boxes and build my new home.

May 2010 bring everyone health, prosperity, and happiness!


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Waiting for Santa Claus


Patrick takes over our bed to watch The Backyardigans.


Happy to see Dada!


Has Patrick been a good boy or a bad one?


Merry Christmas from the Residence Inn in Raleigh!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Dreaming in Raleigh

The latest in sleep:  Mickey, Winnie, two blankets, the Christmas card sent from Grandma, and "Poochie" the dog, which he rests on his head.  Classic!



Thursday, December 10, 2009


We have been in Raleigh a little over a week now.  It's been a busy week, full of real estate appointments and learning a new city.

We are all adjusting well to this change - it's been very welcome and we are confident we made the right decision in coming here.

Give me a few weeks... I might have more news.  :)

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Celebrating with family at Disney World


Heading down on the Autotrain, Patrick pretends he is going to behave.


No trip would be complete without a trip to Downtown Disney to play at the Lego store.


Waiting for the bus to see Mickey Mouse.


The family takes over the Mouse House.


Meeting "the Pooh."


Not holding still for a photo.

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Enjoying the pool at Saratoga Springs.


The Christmas tree at Hollywood Studios.


Hanging with Manny.

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The lights at Hollywood Studios.


Thanksgiving dinner at the brother-in-law's house.



Back to Disney, Patrick meets a burrito at EPCOT in Mexico.


Making friends at Animal Kingdom.

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Patrick meets Goliath from Jojo's Circus.


And practices his "blastoff!" with Leo from Little Einsteins.


Getting along with the Green Army Man.


Patrick meets the red Power Ranger.


Patrick and Owen had tons of fun on the speedway at the Magic Kingdom.


Old friends are the best friends.


Patrick and I got caught in the mosh pit dancing with Goofy.


Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.

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Exhausted after a fun-filled vacation.