it’s still the end…at least for today…

so happily i got out of work early today, and believe me, that $30 that i’ll be missing on my paycheck is worth the sanity. although there were like no kids, i just wasn’t okay to be there today. my stomach was super upset this morning, it was unbelievably hard waking up, and one of the kids with me drives me crazy.

me and kristine outside pita pit

me and kristine outside pita pit

one friday in august kristine texted, totally bummed out that she has no friends and wanted me to come visit. long story short she put the trip on her credit card and i was there around 11. i stayed for the weekend and it did us both a world of good. we need each other sometimes.

me & kristine in the margaritaville chairs

me & kristine in the margaritaville chairs

my happy place with my best friend

me with the hemisphere dancer!

me with the hemisphere dancer!

after august comes my favorite time of year, fall…not much happened this fall…just the normal my favorite time of year stuff, trick or treating and the like.

victoria is a punk rock zombie and andrew's godzuki (godzilla's baby)

victoria is a punk rock zombie and andrew's godzuki (godzilla's baby)

trick or treat is my favorite night of the year, by far. there’s nothing more fun than rounding up free candy with a bunch of cute kids i love more than anything!

christian was predator and he looked effing awesome!

christian was predator and he looked effing awesome!

sadly it was christian’s last year trick or treating, since jill & chris are cutting the kids off after their 12th birthdays. he whined a lot as well, because it was insanely hot in that mask and he couldn’t see. overall it wasn’t our best trick or treat night, but it was still fun!

there are a few things to talk about as far as 2008 goes, christmas and the 2 greatest days of the year, my brother’s wedding and the day his son was born. so let’s go with a couple christmas goodies and wrap this wrap up, up.

i got pearl earrings & a necklace!

i got pearl earrings & a necklace!

whoa! wolfman's got nards!

whoa! wolfman's got nards!

grandma got mom ribbon candy, mom is stoked.

grandma got mom ribbon candy, mom is stoked.

gary collects ALL things redskins!

gary collects ALL things redskins!

i made jess & justin a giant collage, they loved it.

i made jess & justin a giant collage, they loved it.

chris & his dad takin a shot of jager, courtsey of jess

chris & his dad takin a shot of jager, courtsey of jess

christian, andrew & v opening guitar hero

christian, andrew & v opening guitar hero

i want hulk smash hands!

i want hulk smash hands!

christmas this year was amazing as always. i love getting to spend time with jess, justin, mom, gary and grandma and then rushing to jill’s to be with her family. we went to my dad’s the saturday after christmas but i forgot my camera. it sucks cause that was the first time i met my cousin joe and his wife kristy (who was my best friend all through middle and high school)’s first child, kylie.  she is so bastardish and amazing. i am totally in love with her. i can’t believe i missed almost the first 3 years of her life. i refuse to ever go that long without seeing them again.

kristy and kylie at fridays on new years eve

kristy and kylie at fridays on new years eve

getting to hang out with kristy again, was one of the highlights of my year by far. i’m going to use money out of my tax return to book a weekend trip to st louis to go visit. her whole family is out there and i miss her sister dana so much. dana has a 5 year old son i’ve never met, and that seems even more unbelievable than never meeting kylie.

on to the 2 most important dates of 2008, my brother’s wedding and the birth of his son. get ready for a huge mess of pics!

sarah and mike at the alter

sarah and mike at the alter

marci, the maid of honor; sarah & mike

marci, the maid of honor; sarah & mike

mike & his best man, ben

mike & his best man, ben

my mom & stepdad cutting a rug

my mom & stepdad cutting a rug

jess and justin

jess and justin

jess, mom & me

jess, mom & me

justin, jess, me, mom, gary, mike & sarah

justin, jess, me, mom, gary, mike & sarah

the wedding was in may, sarah was already very pregnant. you can’t tell, she just looks like a normal sized person in these pictures. they were engaged for awhile and had the date set when she found out she was pregnant. sher due date was…well her doctor’s sucked and gave us like a billion different dates but one of them happened to be my mom’s birthday, which is august 27th, and damn if gage didn’t come that day! we waited and waited and waited for that kid, and when he finally came out and had to go to the nicu some of us (me) were ready to beat up nurses to get to him. once you see you’ll understand.

gage lee; 8/27/08

gage lee; 8/27/08

my favorite picture of me and gage

my favorite picture of me and gage

grandma & gage 3 months old

grandma & gage 3 months old

sarah and gage at christmas

sarah and gage at christmas

so that about sums up 2008. tomorrow i’ll move on to 2009, or to whatever else i decide to cover here. i know i want to document my projects this year…

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