Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy Holiday Memories

Christmas was fabulous as usual. Christmas eve was spent at Joe's parents and Hannah was a petition reader this year at the Christmas Eve mass. We are so proud that she was willing to step out of her comfort zone and do those things. After Santa came on Christmas day we headed over to Joe's parents again for chicken and shrimp dinner. YUM YUM! Joe's mom is the best cook! We spent the night playing our new games then headed home.

The next day Joe and I spent 3 hours making Avril a fort. We had a good time being children while ours were all gone. Parents don't really have to wait for them to have fun right???? The best part of the day though was while Avril and I were making our snow girl. I was rolling the final part of the head and low and behold I rolled up Joe's VAN key!!! It had been missing for about a week and sure enough there it was.

Finally our Christmas celebrations ended with us going up to my parents on Saturday. Mom and dad sent Sam, Stoney, Joe, Hannah , Isaac and me to a tubing hill not far from their house. What a blast!!! This hill his was mamoth compaired to the one I have been to in Maple Grove. Isaac took one look at it and said "no way" so we had to coax him quite a bit to get him to go. As a matter of fact he cried the entire way up the hill the 1st time around. He was fine once he went down. After tubing we went back to my parents and had yet another wonderful feast. Then we all played gutar hero and a few board games before heading to bed kindof early.

Sam woke me up at 2 in the morning with Avril puking. Not fun. I figured it was all the junk she ate but I was wrong because, Braeden then puked all over the kitchen floor in the morning and I was sick the next night. Hannah's friends mom just called and said Hannah was sick last night also. Watch out everyone it seems to be going around.

Aside from all the sickness it's been the Happiest of Holidays. I can't wait to see what the new year brings our family. Heres the part where I have decided to make some predictions for next year... Let's see if they happen.

Joe: He is going to put his mind to rest on weather or not he will have a job. I am guessing he will get 3 offers at one time.
Hannah: She is going to place in one of the top 3 in a swim meet.
Isaac: He is going to realize this year that there is no use in fighting with Avril anymore and he is going to learn to just walk away. Yep that's what he is going to do.
Avril: She is going to stop butting heads with Joe and I and become the best girl ever.:)
Owen: He is going to slow down a bit. I can't imagine there is much more for him to do. Unless he starts talking I guess I predict he will start talking this next year.
& Me: I am going to get 2 A's in my first ever college courses.

I would love to hear everyone else's predictions. HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Terry said...

Hi Shawna -

Dorothy told me about your blog and I've been avidly reading ever since! So cute!

Loved the story about making the snowgirl and finding Joe's key - too funny!

You have a gorgeous family and I love reading about the antics of your kids. Zac is going on 15 and has started to have very short answers with us, and avoiding us like the plague. For some reason, he thinks its more fun to hang out with his friends than his parents. I think we are cool parents, but apparently not! At any rate, I miss the days when he was as cute and cuddily as your kids still are. Enjoy every minute - they grow up way too fast, don't they?

I also want to wish you much success in your college classes!

Happy New Year

Your Second Cousin? Or something like that...

Terry Morris

VanHoorik's Zoo said...

Hi Terry,
I love love love hearing that someone is reading our blog. It's so great to hear from you too!
I just can't believe how fast time goes. Hannah will already be 9 this year and is already pushing us out little by little. I still however, have the trumping power that you probably don't have with a 15 year old.
Thanks for the warm wishes we all hope for the very best this year.

Happy New Year to you all!