Thursday, January 01, 2009


HNY. That's for Happy New Year, 2009, in which we hope to goof off just as much as we did in the old one, or possibly more. It's not a good time for anyone to stray from their core business.

Thanks to my dad for the mustaches. He knows us well. Santa brought the Dora the Explorer bandanna for Z. So far only Daddy has worn it. Z, like her mother (me), has little patience for stuff on her head or face.

In spite of all the goofing off (which we have done with aplomb for the last two whole weeks) this year for real we are going to finalize two adoptions and get a Ph.D., a grownup job and a house. I'll keep saying all that at the beginning of every year until it all really happens.

Seriously, as of yesterday, Dr. G-to-be has a complete draft of his dissertation. I don't know how he does it and still helps me so much. Simply the best. And I hope you are thinking about Tina Turner now.


Amy said...

The mustaches are adorable!

Hope all goes well with your adoption.

My husband and I are in the process of adopting a child from our state's foster care system, so I'm interested to see how your story goes!

Valerie said...

Oh my gosh, I WAS thinking of Tina Turner just then.
That's amazing.

Jackie said...

Loved the pictures. You should check out my blog and what we did on New Year's Eve. LOL.

WatchMeLoseWeight said...

The mustaches made me think of Arrested Development and that guy who can't grow eyebrows! Those were adorable pictures!!!


Crysty said...

Such fabulous things on the horizon!!!!! HNY!

Ana said...

Jackie, what a par-tay! How come I didn't know you had a blog? Sometimes I am just slow. I can't believe how big your kids are. The time has gone fast ... for me!

Thanks everybody!

Braden and Mere said...

Yay for Dr. G to be!!!!!!! Yay for all of you. Good luck!