Wow, that was a record for me!!!!10:23 AM
I've never been away from Blogger for that long, almost a week, that's scary!!!
I do apologize and I know my family is wondering why I haven't updated since Sunday, yes I got the emails inquiring LOL I think that with us being so far apart, me here in the States and them all the way in Sunny South Africa, this place has become our point of contact, the place they come to everyday to know what we're up to, it really does make you feel closer :)
It's been a really crazy week, school just got out on wednesday but there's been school parties and plays and all sorts of stuff going on....in between all that I've been running around getting all my legal stuff done, yes I'm in the process of getting my Green Card and it's just overwhelming. Please say a prayer for me that all this goes as fast and as painless as possible :)
So yesterday afternoon, the skies started turning this really pretty pinkish color and before we knew it, we had snow. I'm used to it snowing and within an hour it's all gone.....but not this time, it snowed hard through the night and through this morning, we ended up with tons of snow. The kids couldn't be happier of course, and I'm thrilled because I know I don't have to leave my house to drive anywhere.
I'm sharing some pictures especially for my family in South Africa, believe me folks, it does NOT snow there, well at least where we lived, I hadn't seen snow until I came to the States and the first time I saw it I was like a kid in a candy store. So happy and giddy!!!
I am telling you I can't wait for Christmas to come and go, I don't think I can take much more of the "can I open the presents now?"...."is it christmas yet?"....."can I open just one?"....Good Grief!!!
I finally got all my christmas shopping done, the tree is looking beautiful, the presents are wrapped and sitting under it and now it's just a matter of waiting. I always find it so annoying that so much planning goes into it and then within 5 minutes it's all over...talk about a joy kill LOL
Sunday you will find me in the kitchen all day, cooking up a storm. Since I'm portuguese you know that Christmas eve is our big day, we have a huge dinner and then load the table with tons of snacks.....since Curt is not portuguese (unfortunately lol Just kidding)....we kind of mesh the two traditions into one. So we have a big dinner with Ham and mashed potatoes and all that good stuff, and then we have the traditional portuguese stuff too, I'm making Pasteis de Bacalhau, Rissois de Camarao, Arroz Doce and a few others.....can't wait.
Well I need to get going, just wanted to pop in and let everyone know that I'm still here and still kicking, just been really busy.
I don't know if I'll have time for another post until Tuesday next week, you all understand with Christmas I really won't have much free time to spend on the computer.
Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and an even better New Year!!!!