Life Is Good!
(I have no idea why I can't rotate this pic. If you can help, please let me know!)
Yes, life is definitely good! Things have been going well of late. I celebrated my birthday not once but four times! Yep, you read that right! There were two dinners with friends, a celebration at home, and a birthday pie on Thanksgiving. That's me blowing out the candles on the birthday pie with Kaitlin and Bella. They were great little helpers!
Speaking of Thanksgiving, my turkey day was a good one. Our family, along with Rachael and the kids, had our traditional Thanksgiving dinner at the Lucias. We ate a little earlier than usual since Ryan and Lori were leaving on a cruise that day, but otherwise it was the same comfortable holiday. I just love Thanksgiving! I always have, ever since I was a little girl. I don't know why. I think it just gives me the warm fuzzies. Food, family, and fun--what more could you want?
Now the Christmas season is in full swing. Chez Derb is all decorated and looks great. Most of the presents are bought and wrapped. I've had so much fun doing my Christmas shopping this year. I love shopping for my family and friends! This is the first week of Advent, and it will be so cool to go to church tomorrow and see the Advent wreath. I've already watched Rudolph once, and I'm sure I'll watch it several more times in the next few weeks. I looooove that cartoon! Rudolph totally rocks!
School has been going well. The kids are busy and working hard. They take exams in a few weeks, and I hope they do well. I want them to take their exams seriously. Last night the 8th graders had a dance, and I went. They had a good time. I love to see them outside of class and having fun. There's still so little for our kids to do in St. Bernard. They need more dances like this.
I finally got to crop at Scrappin' Buds last Saturday. They had an all-day crop, but I couldn't go since I was lectoring at 4:00 Mass. I really wanted to go, so I just went after church. It was like a regular Friday night crop. I miss living just 15 minutes from a scrapbook store! It was also the first time in a while that I got to crop with Angela. We had a good time! If you want to see some of my pages, you can check them out in my Scrap in Style gallery.
Tomorrow is the first Saints home game in three weeks. Yay! They play the division-leading Tampa Bay Buccaneers. We really need a win! Last week the Saints played an awesome game against Carolina. They need another performance like that tomorrow. Hopefully Saints fans will be celebrating when they leave the Dome tomorrow night. Look for me on TV in case I get on!
Talk to you all soon!