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Happy New Year!

The last few weeks have been super busy.

Kaleb came home on Friday, Dec. 23, and just went back to Manhattan today. We loved having him home - he's our very own stand-up comedian, so he keeps us in stitches most of the time!

We got together with my whole family, including my niece, Lenore, who was here from Germany on Christmas Eve. Our meeting place was the clubhouse where Mike & Diana live. It has easy access for both mom and Rhonda. We had a great time - lots of good food and a great gift exchange.

Corby got me a Shocker hoodie, a Shocker umbrella and a new robe! Brandon got me BOSE speakers for my computer (WOW!), Kaleb got me a Wildcats bowl t-shirt, and Kaitlin got me a Shocker t-shirt. I also got another Wildcat t-shirt, and I know it was from either my brother or sister-in-law, but I honestly can't remember. Isn't that terrible? Too much going on when we were opening gifts and I lost the gift bag. Anyway, I got some cool stuff!

All 5 of us went to the Wings game against Missouri (former Wing Kim Roentved is their coach) this past Friday. It was a nail biter. After leading 8-0 in the first quarter, we were leading 10-8 until Missouri tied it mid-way through the fourth quarter. We scored the go-ahead goal with just under 2 minutes left in the game, and held on for the victory - our first against them this season (we're now 1-3 against them). It was a sell-out too! Our next game is this coming Saturday, Jan. 7, also against the Comets!

Kaitlin and Kaleb went to the Shocker's game against Creighton yesterday at 5. Unfortunately the Shox lost, but it was a good game. Melody came over last night and we played games and ate fajitas. She left around 11pm since she had to get up early this morning. We stayed up until the stroke of midnight, said "Happy New Year" and went to bed!

The kids and I did some shopping today, while Corby stayed home, put up Christmas decorations and cleaned house (aren't I lucky?). We went to Best Buy, where Brandon used a couple of gift cards and bought a Kindle. I hope that means he will read more than he does now! We stopped at Office Max and picked up a couple of things, and then went to Kohl's. I had $20 in Kohl's cash, and bought a $69 purse that was on sale for half price for $14.50! GREAT bargain. I hate paying big bucks for purses, and tend to use the same one for at least a year.

The Chiefs beat Denver 7-3 today for their last game of the season. They've played much better since they fired Todd Haley a few weeks ago. We'll see what next season brings.

Going to enjoy the holiday off tomorrow before heading back to work on Tuesday. Then I'm taking a couple days of vacation next Monday and Tuesday.



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