Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Thanksgiving, Christmas, Happy 2011 and everything else

One word to sum up my life right now *chaos*!  OK so this post won't have any pictures because they are on my other computer that I left at church on Sunday.   However, since it's been forever since I posted and I actually had some time today I thought I would go ahead and do it.

We had a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving.  Jim was on call on Thanksgiving so my parents graciously made the trek to DC and we made a nice small dinner for ourselves and enjoyed the company.

Christmas was equally as wonderful!  Taylor and Audrey came in from Singapore so the girls and I  headed to San Angelo the week before Christmas to spend some time with them. Ella had a great time with her aunt Audrey and uncle Taylor!  We then came back to DC on Christmas weekend because Jim was on call again, to spend Christmas with him.  Ella and Sadie got a lot of wonderful things from Santa!  A few of Ella's favorites are her play horses, leapfrog computer, Tom's pink sparkly shoes, dress me Elmo, dress up set and Elmo pink purse.  Some of Sadie's favorites are her books, wooden giraffe, music keyboard, and Tom's pink sparkly shoes.  We also introduced Elf on the Shelf this year.  Ella didn't quite get the concept this year but next year will be perfect.  We had an Elf on the Shelf when I was little but it didn't have the same story with it as the new ones.  We finished out Christmas by going back to San Angelo and spending the week with mom and dad.  Taylor and Audrey had to get back to Singapore.  Then we rung in the new year at mom and dad's with all of the Price clan (my mom's family.)

Other big news:
Jim gets to move to his new job on Friday!!  We are so excited for him and can't wait.  It's been a long process and it's FINALLY coming to fruition.  We're very proud of him!! Also, we bought some land!  We're really excited to move out to the country and have our own space.  Everyone is welcome to come stay with us when we get our house built. 

Ella and Sadie are growing up so fast!  Ella is talking up a storm.  For your entertainment here are some of the latest Ellaisms:

We were headed to the store in Hobbs:
Ella: Mom, you don't go that way to the store
Me: Well, which way do I go?
Ella: That way (pointing the other way)

Ella: Jo-Jo (Sadie in Ella terms) has the BEST Ella!

Ella: Mom, Daddy's going to take me to a football game
Me: He is?
Ella: YEAH, that'll be fun huh mommy?

On our way to San Angelo:
Ella trying to get my attention: hey mommy, hey mommy, hey mommy
Me:  Ella- mommy needs to drive right now hold on
Ella: Hey Babe

Sadie will be 1 on the 29th and I cannot believe it!!  This past year has gone by so fast.  She just started crawling, however, I attribute that to her sister bringing her everything and not letting her go get it.  She eats anything you put in front of her, I mean anything!  If you give her a cracker or something little and you're eating table food she gets mad and starts waving and fussing at you to give her some of your food.  She's so sweet and cuddly but has quite the personality.  Ella calls her silly Sadie.  She loves to laugh and play with Ella.  The sad thing is she already knows how to pick on Ella when she gets bored but they love playing together!
So that's our happenings over the past few months.  I'll try to blog more in 2011, no promises.  I'll post pictures as soon as I get my computer back.