Monday, December 31, 2007

Goodbye 2007

It is hard to believe today is the last day of 2007. We have had a very good year and so much of that goodness is because of our sweet girl--Lindy. Lindy continues to teach us, stretch us, and make us better people. She is such an amazing gift from God and we can't thank Him enough for choosing us to be her parents. I hate that I am already forgetting things about her or that I was negligent in capturing various milestones on paper. While I want to freeze time and hold these moments just a bit longer, I know we must turn the calendar to a new year. Before that happens, I wanted to take a final look at 2007 and share some of those moments with you...

Happy New Year with love,
The Osborns

Sunday, December 30, 2007

A special first

I am trying to catch up on so many things I haven't had a chance to blog about our trip. However, one of the exciting things about our trip to California was that Lindy got to see, touch, experience, and eat snow for the first time. I remember Lindy seemed interested in snow last "winter" (I use quotes because it really doesn't seem like winter often here south Texas). Several times during the Christmas season she started talking a lot about snow. She had pretty much decided she'd like it, even though she didn't know a thing about it.

My brother and sister-in-law live about 90 minutes from Lake Tahoe. So on Christmas Eve day we all took a quick (BEAUTIFUL) drive up to the mountains to a fun little snow park with a big hill for sledding. The day couldn't have been more perfect. There wasn't any wind, it was sunny, the cloudless sky was a beautiful sparkling blue, it was about 32 or 33 degrees, and the snow was pristine. Thankfully, Danielle hooked all of us up with snow gear, so we were good to go. I did insist Lindy wear her pink mittens, though, since she was in blue from head to toe.

Normally exuberant Lindy seemed somewhat reserved in the snow. She liked it and didn't whine one bit. She went sledding once and was fine with that but mainly she just wanted to eat the snow. She wouldn't stop. It was kind of comical. (Probably more to us because we were watching her experience it for the first time.) Don was worried she'd get hypothermia that way and I kept worrying about whether the snow she was picking up was clean. As you'll see in the pictures, we had to "let it go" and just let her enjoy herself.

Here are some pictures from our snow day. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Let the sugar rush continue...

Today I got to go to Sydnie's house for a Christmas party.I got there just as my friends were putting on the finishing touches to some gingerbread houses. I tried to help but succumbed to eating the beautiful marshmallow trees. After the party, Sydnie's mommy was going to take the houses to a local nursing home to spread some Christmas cheer. Syd's mom is always helping people.

We also got to decorate cookies and make Christmas cards with stamps and ink.I had lots of fun trying my hand at that (literally). I made a Christmas card for Great Grandma & Great Grandpa. I hope they'll like it!!! I get to deliver it to them in person--TOMORROW--in California. I can't wait.

This was a fun week of Christmas festivities for me. I am thankful for all my special friends.

Wishing you a merry Christmas.

Lindy Li

Monday, December 17, 2007

Decorating cookies

Today Mommy took me to my friend Karleigh's house to decorate cookies. I had really been looking forward to it because I love cookies, so I figured decorating them would be lots of fun.

Mommy gave me a cute gingerbread man to start with. When it came time to decorate it, I pretty much just wanted to eat it. Mommy tried to "help" me but I kept grabbing it away from her. I didn't need my gingerbread man to have buttons, or eyes, or a mouth. I just wanted it in my mouth. Then I tasted the frosting. That was some good stuff. I decided Mommy and I could be a team. She could "dress" my gingerbread man and I would "undress" him.

After we decorated cookies, I played with Karleigh, Beck, & baby Briggs. Then we had some yummy mac and cheese, apples, and carrots for lunch. Even though I got into trouble a few times, I had a very fun time playing with my friends.

I am thankful Karleigh's mommy was so sweet to have us over to play and celebrate Christmas together. Do me a favor...As you read this post, please keep Karleigh and her family in your prayers. Karleigh's daddy is in Afghanistan and won't be home for Christmas. I know they miss him a lot. We want him home safe and sound soon!

Enjoy the pictures!

Lindy Li

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Book Fairy

Once a month Lindy and I try to make it to the Mommy & Me playgroup at church. Miss Tamra always has something fun planned for the kids--including arts and crafts. Yesterday I was at the dentist, so my friend, Denisa, took her in my place. The special guest, the Book Fairy, came to read to the kids. Lindy had lots of fun and was quite interested in her pink and purple fairy costume. Here are some pictures...