Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry, Merry Chrismas...Joy, Joy, Joy!!!

Maggie stirring it up front and center
Katie is in the middle row with the green shirt
Jack was a wise man in the play
Making cookies.....or eating frosting
Vann's proud of his snowman
Maggie had a little help from Dad with her gingerlady
After mass, at the Roses
I bet this is truly how Grandma and Grandpa feel sometimes with all 11 of these grand kids!!
Each family was grouped together to open up the same gift
The girls were thinking it was a Wii,they were right. For some reason the picture with the exclamation on their face like "NO WAY!!" did not upload
Jack got a skateboard
Vann and his cousin Zack opening gifts
I think Beau likes his skateboard
Santa has arrived at our house early Christmas morn'. Time to go get the kids:)
Some were a little sleepy from the night before

Wow, it has been awhile since I have posted. Since Thanksgiving, the Rose family has been ridiculously busy just like everyone else, I am sure. I also had a mishap with my new, new camera(sniff, sniff) so I am back to my other new camera that is no comparison!! I apologize for the crispnessless(?) and blurriness of these pics but it was what I had to work with. We started this merry season with the kids Christmas program at school. The K-5th grades put on a musical called "Cooking up Christmas" and the Pre-Schoolers program was the "Color of Christmas". Both programs were sweet, and chock full of smiles and laughs for the participants and the parents. I look forward to those every year. We also got busy decorating some cookies, headed to the most joyous celebration at our Christmas eve Mass, stopped by Grandma and Grandpa Roses for some fun and enjoyed our own Christmas at home. Whew! Here are some pics from those events and may everyone have Merry Christmas marveling at the humble birth of our Savior and a blessed New Year!!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Thanksgiving in Clarkesville

The gorgeous Woodards!!

The beautiful newlyweds:)
The Roses!!
We made it down(finally after a super long drive) to Mom and Dad's for Thanksgiving this year along with Ash and her family and Courtney & Jose. It was a houseful of fun and it went way too quick. On Thursday, we headed to Aunt Bunny's and Uncle David's gorgeous home in the mountains to celebrate with my moms family. Uncle Nick planned an eventful day full of wood chopping, pool tourneys, and horseshoes that kept the conversations and competition up!! It was great fun and our kids look forward to going there every other year. We are blessed to have been able to spend Thanksgiving together, thankful for all of God's blessings this year!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

More Birthdays!!!

Vann turns 5!
Katie turns 9!

Rose family celebrating Jack, Beau, Katie, Vann and our cousin Griffin's birthdays

My sister-in-law Jana, made these great cake for the boys
Well, we made it through another year of the multiple birthdays in a row! We have a tradition of letting the kids pick out their breakfast so Vann asked for homemade chocolate chip muffins and Katie wanted pop-tarts. Works for me. We then celebrated all 4 of the kids who have had a birthday in the last three weeks along with my nephew Griffin, who shares a birthday with Vann. It looked like Christmas with the 5 of them opening presents. We are heading to Georgia today to celebrate Thanksgiving and some more birthday bashes down there too. May you all have a wonderful holiday with your families!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Brian did the Half!!

Brian has been training for a marathon since last January, part of his bucket list. He has done a few triathalons and his next sight was focused on a marathon. Unfortunately, half way through his training he developed some type of hip/muscle pain that took him out of training for a little while. He almost scrapped the idea of running at all, but his hip began to cooperate(thanks to a little physical therapy from his #1 fan!) and he was back in the game for a half marathon. Our good friend Barry was also training too, and they ran the Indy 1/2 last weekend in the most gorgeous weather you could ask for in November. Brian beat his goal time of 2 hours and ran it in 1:57. We also got to stay at our friends' house over the weekend which was basically a giant slumber party and we had the best time! Brian is trying to convince me to run the 1/2 in Evansville in April and I am considering it....we'll leave it at that for now:)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Some wedding pics

The very cute couple

Umbrellas were a BIG hit with my kids...unfortunate for the people sitting in front of them, though!!

It was soooo hot!

I LOVE this picture...this was a view of the ceremony through the eyes of my grandparents who have been married for 65 years this upcoming February!!

Putting on the ring..

It's official!!

Papa and Grandma Mossman with Courtney & Jose

The view from the restaurant-it was gorgeous of the Cape Canaveral Port.

Isn't this funny??

The wedding cake pumpkins:)

Happy Birthday and Happy Halloween!

Jack blowing out his birthday candle on his doughnuts

The whole camping gang getting ready to trick-or-treat

My own little Scooby Doo gang-they looked so cute and loved dressing up!