Saturday, November 24, 2007

It's Beginning to Look alot like Christmas!!!!

Hope you all survived Black Friday Shopping. I was out at 4 am, as that's when Kohls opened. Well, won't be doing that again. I will wake up early to shop, but I will never wait in line to pay for purchases for over 2 hours. Nope, can't do that!! I did get to a few stores, bought a few gifts, and a few things for Alex and I.

Our Thanksgiving was good. Good food. Was great to see my brother and family from Minneapolis. We actually see them more then we see my family that lives close to us, but thats just fine. Nick loves Alex, and is so much like my Alex when he was younger. Gillian is growing up so fast. Kind of sassy, just like the rest of us!!

I am slowly getting things ready for Christmas. Most of my decor is up, and collecting dust. Things are looking up around here. I love the Holidays, and never seem to have enough decorations.

Alex is at a party at a friends house, so its kind of quiet here. I am very much enjoying it!! I am off to clean up some of my decorating mess.

Have a great weekend!!

Keep Believing,


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Hello friends,
I absolutely LOVE this time of year......yep, you guessed it, the Holidays!! I love the food, the decorating, spending time with family - and this year...... going Christmas shopping the day after Thanksgiving!!! This time of year is simply magical and I just want to savor each day. We will be in Grand Forks at my sister's house for Thanksgiving. My whole family will be there, as we are also celebrating my oldest brothers 50th Birthday.
I have so much to be thankful for this year. I am thankful for my wonderful son. Always willing to help me out when I need it, letting me take a nap after work, without waking me to make supper, even though I had every intention of making it. He's pretty self sufficient, and can make his own dinner!! I am thankful that he does well with his amazes me that he is so smart, and knows so very much about life, and whats going on around us. I am thankful for Alex's speech program. Dr. Savokeul has taught him so much in the last 5 months. His speech has not only gotten better, he's also learning about communication, and the importance of it. I am thankful for Alex's school. This week they had quite a scare and I think they handled it pretty well. They took action and took care of the problem. I am also thankful for our local law enforcement. They not only spared our school from a disaster, they also arrested 2 murderers who were in our area this past fall. (FYI: I live in a small town, we don't get much action around here.....)

Lastly, I am thankful for my family and friends. Without them, life would not be as fun!!! I love my work family, they are the greatest and I am very grateful for the friendships that I have made with all of them the past 2.5 years. I am thankful for my parents. They take such good care of Alex and I.

I hope you all have a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

Giving Thanks,

Rita, Alex and Arthur

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Fly Murray, Fly..........

I just visited my friend Murrays caringbridge site and found that he passed away early this morning. Please keep his wife Mary and their 3 children, Matthew, Megan, and Macy in your prayers as they continue life without their Murray. This passed Thursday, Murray was able to be at Megans final volleyball game, which I am sure was an honor for both of them.
Thats all I have for tonight.............not a great way to end my weekend or start my week for that matter.
Rita, Alex and Art