Monday, December 28, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

It's been quite a holiday for our family! Just before Christmas break from school/work, Cameron was Jack Frost in his school play. He loved the hat that I made for him...Jack Frost attire is totally up for interpretation so we got creative! :-) Katey enjoyed being in the adult Christmas cantata at church...Katey and Robert both had solos. Christmas morning was super sweet! The kids were all tired from the festivities with family (and blizzard) the night before. They loved their can see the excitement on Cameron's face when he opened his Nintendo DS...he was SO surprised! Each of the kids chose a Willow Tree figurine to give to me...they picked perfect ones to represent each of them. I LOVE my new figurines! Of course, everyone has had a blast in all of the snow! I think we are heading back to grandma and grandpas maybe tomorrow for more sledding fun!

Now we look toward the new year! I heard something as I was flipping channels the other day on TV and it really struck I've chosen it as my "theme" for 2010. This year I want to strive for EXCELLENCE not perfection!

As for 2010...we are optimistic that Robert will have a new, great job very soon. He is following a lot of great leads right now. Katey and Cameron will be playing basketball through the Upward program at our church. Katey will be busy with school activities and 4-H. Cameron will also be busy with school activities and Cub Scouts. I spoke with Collin's developmental pediatrician today and he recommended that we look into Special Olympics or YMCA Challengers special needs programs for Collin. There is also a possible option of a special needs martial arts program in Overland Park that I will look into very soon. So...we will be busy, but having fun as we explore all of these new things!

Best wishes and God Bless each of you during this new year! I challenge YOU to strive for EXCELLENCE, not perfection!