Welcome to 2009!  I can’t even believe that it has been over 3 months since I did an entry.  Geez, for someone who normally has so much to say, this is very uncharacteristic of me, isn’t it?

Anyway, just thought I’d check in for a bit.  I’m not going to get into any big long blog right now (I have to go back and see where I left off…lol), but I would like to touch base and let you know what’s been up with us.

Can you even believe Marcus is 8 and a half months old?  I have no idea where the time has gone.  He’s just simply amazing.  he is sitting up, waving, clapping, saying Mama and Papa and eating just about everything in sight!  He is definitely going to be my “don’t-take-your-eyes-off-me-for-one-second” child!!  He is already displaying a very strong will, but at the same time he is so loveable and happy.  He’s really developing his own little personality and it’s too cute.  He absolutely ADORES Matthew and the feeling is mutual.  To see the two of them spending time together makes me feel so wonderful.  I hope (ha ha ha) that it lasts forever.  Wishful thinking??  Only time will tell.

Even though Mike had to work all through the holidays, we had a nice Christmas.  Certainly one that none of us will ever forget, that’s for sure.  We had a lot of rain on Christmas day and many homes in ur neighborhood flooded.  We got water too, and had I had known how to start the sump pump properly it wouldn’t have been near as bad as it was, but I had wet walls and ceiling after the hose blew off the pump, soaked me and sprayed all over the bathroom.  However we survived that.  Matthew also had a bit of the flu bug over Christmas, but it didn’t stop him from enjoying everything that was under the tree for him!

New Year’s Eve we were planning on spending a relaxing quiet evening, just the 4 of us.  there was a storm forcast for New Year’s Day so we decided to light the oil stove down in the rec room just in case we lost power.  It was the first time this year we lit the stove, although it was already cleaned out.  The stove decided to puff back on us sending lots of nice black smoke through the basement and upstairs.  Dis you ever smell burnt oil???  Not very pleasant.  So just as I was about to start cooking our Chinese food, Mike had to head out to the fire hall to get a smoke ejector and fans to get rid of the smoke.  The smell was another story.  Everything was closed so I had to make due with the few candles I had and a can of Febreeze plus open all kinds of windows (bbbrrrrrr).  We managed.   The rest of the night was great!  We ate, played Wii for hours and lit off sparklers out in our yard.  Matthew and Marcus both saw the New Year rung i in Newfoundland and then they went to bed.  Mike and I managed to stay awake until just after midnight, then off to dreamland we went as well.

Now we are 12 days in to 2009.  Unbelievable!  Another year older, hopefully another near wiser (LOL) and another year closer to retirement!  This year we have a big family trip planned in May to Ontario.  It will be the boys first time on a plane.  We’re all really looking forward to it.

Other than that, it really has been all the same ol’ same ol’ here, which is a good thing…lol.  No news is good news, right?

I truly hope to try and blog regularly again.  I miss it.  I love telling my stories and getting everything down in one place.

Stay tuned and I’ll try not to make you wait another 3 months!

Until next time…

About angeloftheisland

Welcome to An Angel’s Island. I’m Tracey (aka angeloftheisland). I’m also Mom to 19 year old Matthew who constantly keeps me on my toes. He’s our “special” boy who shows us daily how he deals with the world of ADHD, a Nonverbal Learning Disorder and Asperger’s Syndrome. He’s my hero. Marcus is 8 and reminds me everyday that he’s in no way going to make the school years boring for his Dad and me!! I’m also wife to Mike for 25 years now. Mike is my best friend and soul-mate and he has showed me over the years, that yes – dreams do come true. Our life may not be the most exciting but there’s always something going on. Welcome to our Happy Place, newly renamed Hilliard's Happy Hideaway. I hope you enjoy what I’ve shared about our family.
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3 Responses to 2009

  1. miscouchemommy says:

    welcome back! i was missing you!!! 😉


  2. Cara says:

    Yay! Welcome back, we’ve been missing “Tracey’s Tales”!


  3. angeloftheisland says:

    Aaawww, thanks ladies!


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