Tuesday, December 28, 2010
























































I know it has been August since I last blogged, but to be honest, I have been so busy with the new job at Midwest Central (which I'm really enjoying) and all 3 girls in school! I also have had trouble getting motivated since we lost Mom and I find that things that were so important to get done, are sometimes put off to the side because I don't have the emotional energy that I use to. I'm sure it will turn around someday! Blogging should be a priority because my sisters depend on this to watch my girls grow up so with the new year coming, I'm going to try to do more blogging! If it's like any of the diets that I try each year, don't count on more blogs:)
I'm going to start with some pics from Chris and my trip to Jamaica. We went before Christmas for a much needed rest and for time alone! Love the girls, but sometimes it is good to miss them:) Then, of course, the Christmas pictures - gotta love those!

Karen

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Brown Chicken Brown Cow in that second picture Sparky!! ;) Glad you guys enjoyed your trip! I love the girls pajamas, but Emma may be getting a little too old for the same outfits :) Also loved the staircase picture...memories

Love you! And good job posting Karen! Step by step!
Kendall

Anonymous said...

YAY! Sparky, Jamakin' me want to go to Jamaicaman with you!!! haha! Seriously, these are great pictures and I'm glad you guys had a nice relaxing trip!
I miss the girls so much and wish you guys were closer!!
Love you!
Kim

Nick and Kelly McCormick said...

OK...I'm booking a trip right now...and getting on the treadmill...a bikini?!!! I haven't worn one of those since in college I think!

Great pix and looks like you had a great vacay and Christmas!!

Love you guys and miss you!

Kelly

Anonymous said...

Yay for the update! :) Did you get lots of comments about how you need to use sunscreen and really, you didn't think you were too red?!?! Looks like you guys had a good time & the girls had a good Christmas.

Miss you all, hopefully I will see you in March!!
Gretchen

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed seeing the girls in their pajamas. What was reading to them? Your pics of Jamaca makes me want to go back. Dad

The James Gang said...

Dad,

I was reading "Santa Mouse". I don't know if you remember that book from us growing up, but I do and read it to the girls every year, along with a Biblical story about the Nativity and the "The Night Before Christmas". I want the girls to always remember that!

Brittany said...

Sooo jealous of the Jamaica pictures - you guys look like you had a great time and were able to actually relax and enjoy being away! Glad you were able to do that. And the matching pjs rock - I'm sure the girls will have some great Christmas memories of your story time each year :)

Anonymous said...

Didn't know you got away! The water and sand look beautiful. Hope you had a Merry Christmas. Glad to see you post again. I haven't been on to check for so long, so today I'm trying to catch up.
Connie

The Fowler Family said...

Karen, you look amazing! That makes me want to go back to the Caribbean even more!

Anonymous said...

I remember the story Santa Mouse. I think it is great that you are doing that, they will always remember just like you do.

Anonymous said...

Sorry that last post was from Grandpa Rankin