Friday, December 11, 2009

Dang! Another Year Slips By!

My parents told me time would fly by...boy, were they right! We're preparing for the holiday season. We've introduced an honorary member to the Poythress Pod. Peter, the elf on the shelf, has brought a new outlook on good behavior - because he's the eyes and ears for Santa! Preston and Pierson pop out of bed every morning and search for Peter's new spot! Each one is so delighted when they find him first!

Speaking of Pierson and Preston...I would love to freeze them just the way they are! At least for a few years. Everyday brings something new, and Preston can carry on a conversation like yours truly. Pierson's belly and cheeks are so full and chunky, I just want to squeeze, hug and kiss him all the time - and he can't stand it! It's killing me! He looks like a little cherub.

As for the whole Pod, the pool house is about finished, we enjoyed lots of poolside fun this summer. The family ventured to Emerald Isle for a week during July, which was will be difficult to go back to the Outer Banks, I think. We're hoping to hit the slopes this winter and teach Preston how to ski. I'm sure as soon as he realizes that Danny snowboards, he'll want to do that instead. Brittany's employed full time, but is quickly realizing that "the world of work" isn't all it's cracked up to be. She's enrolled at J Sargeant Reynolds again this Spring to take some classes while she works. Maybe mom and dad were right? I think so. It's been tough to step back, but we find assurance in the fact that we gave her a "good and proper upbringing". Danny's been hitting up the golf course quite a bit, and I've been running, running and running. Finished my first 1/2 marathon this Fall, looking forward to doing another. Perhaps I'll include more frequent blog updates to my resolutions for 2010...