Monday, November 27, 2006

Holiday Decorations

Happy Holidays Everyone!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend, as we did. You can see by this picture that laughter was had by all!

Well, except for Saturday night. Man, the Irish didn't have the game I was hoping for. Oh well, 10 and 2 is still better than 8 and 4 or 7 and 5. We may be BCS bound, or maybe it'll be the Cotton Bowl and we'll have some house guests. We have the house for it!

We had a great few days off. Alex, Meghan, Lorenzo and I spent lots of time together. The kids are really enjoying their playroom and riding bikes in the 70 degree weather. It's great to live in Texas in November. That'll change later this week, though, when the cold front hits. It's supposed to be 20 degrees on Thursday morning. BRRR

We are attacking our Christmas shopping as quickly as possible. We got a few things finished this weekend, but still have more than half of our shopping to finish. Then there's the wrapping and Christmas cards to send. It seems this time of year we don't slow down, but I really love it! It is my favorite time of year for sure.

The kids helped me decorate the tree on Saturday and we are working on our exterior decorating strategy. Lorenzo is really helping with the plans and I am sure we'll get the new house looking festive really soon.

I hope you are all taking the time to enjoy the holidays. Remember to slow down and just enjoy the sparkling lights on a tree.

Happy Holidays!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Redskins for Brady!

I threatened Lorenzo that I would blog about the Redskin's need to draft Brady Quinn in the draft, so now it's real. Of course, it's sweet for me, because even though I lost Alex to the Cowpatties, my Meghan is a Redskin's fan. As a matter of fact, she can sing Hail to the Redskins almost as well as she sings The Fight Song.

Well, Happy November everyone! I guess I should say Happy Thanksgiving, as we are fast approaching my favorite holiday. It's been a crazily busy fall. Alex just received his 2nd report card of second grade and he made the A Honor Roll, again. His soccer season finished at the end of October with more wins than losses and a few goals for Alex. He is doing great. I can't believe he'll be 8 years old in a week. It's amazing how fast kids grow.

Meghan is doing well. She continues to amaze me day after day. Besides her singing of football songs, she has been busy learning the alphabet and working on her manners in school. She is coming along quickly.

Lorenzo is about to finish another round of night shift and we are looking forward to getting him back to a normal sleep pattern. I have finished my travel for 2006 and am so happy to be home for the remainder of the year.

We are going to be celebrating Thanksgiving in our new house. We moved in 3 weeks ago and are still putting everything in place, but we really love the new house. Lorenzo's office is much bigger than his previous room. As a matter of fact, we are looking for furniture just to fill it out. Of course he is more excited about his media room, but it will be a while before we're ready to put that together. I think he dreams of it anyway, as I see him collecting every electronics store ad he can find.

On the other news front, I am getting a new job in January. I'll soon officially be the Director of Sales: Emerging Markets. To Cadbury, Emerging Markets means Casual Dining in my case. So that means my team and I will be out at great places like Gloria Jean's Coffee Shop and Panda Express trying to establish distribution for great brands like Snapple, Orangina and Nantucket Nectars. In addition, it makes me one of the two most senior women in our sales force. Exciting, isn't it? Anyway, I get a company car again, and boy am I looking forward to that. The CRV has been a great car, but the miles are piling up on her. It'll be nice to be rid of that additional monthly cost.

Well, that's about all the new news. I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving and don't eat too much!