Monday, December 31, 2012

Goodbye and Good Riddance, 2012! {Or - what I am actually thankful for in the past year}

Goodbye and good riddance to 2012. 

It wasn't the best of times. It wasn't the worst of times. But it was memorable.

First and foremost, I'm thankful for my family. The Brocato family welcomed Baby Beau David Brocato this year. No, he's not in this picture. He's still in his mommy's tummy at this point. He made his debut about three weeks later. He's wicked cute.

My parents SPENT CHRISTMAS WITH ME. I was with my parents on Christmas for the first time since Curt was about 2. AND I DIDN'T GET A SINGLE PICTURE. ::SOB::  They flew in Christmas morning. And I'm thankful they connected through Houston, not Dallas, or else they wouldn't have made it to eat Christmas cookies and lots of other yummy food on Christmas day. They spent the rest of the week taking care of the boys while I worked and generally making memories Curt and Luke won't stop talking about.

I'm SO THANKFUL for my friends. First of all, Connie, Leslie and Kim. We all have been through some... grasping for the right word....STUFF this year. I think we each were dealt a doozie of an ordeal this year. And here we stand, on New Year's Eve 2012, better for it. At least I speak for myself. We're all still standing, so that's something. Right? Love ya'll and here's to 2013 and SHS!!!!

I'm thankful for the 'old' (no I did not just call you old!) friends who are still besties even though I suck at texting daily. Yes, that's you, Silvia. *sigh. I will try harder. That's the only resolution I'm making in 2013 because I don't make resolutions.

I'm thankful for the friends who have been there through thick and thin.  You know who you are. 

I'm thankful I escaped the viper pit. And that's all I have to say about that.

I'm thankful for my job at the Jacksonville Daily Progress. I love my job. I love my staff.

Thankful for my work at Brookshire's. I love my job. 

Thankful for my work at BScene. I love my job.

Thankful for successful co-parenting and here's to continuing that.

And thankful for the most beautiful, smart, silly, funny, wonderful children in the entire universe. They are my heart.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Santa Letters, Part II

I can't  help it. As much as I loathe typing these, I'm addicted. They crack me up.

Dear Santa
How are you doing? You are probably wondering if I have been bad or good. To be honest, I have been bad in school. I talk a lot in school. I want my family for Christmas and pops wants the same thing. 

Dear Santa,
How is Mrs.Clouse and the elves doing. I have been good. Santa can you please give me a bike and my mom a new car? Santa you are a super good man to everybody that is what makes you special to me.
Your friend,

Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs. Clause? I have been good becase I use my mamers. Could I have a geny lamp for Christmas and my sister a Mr. Beiber watch. Thank you for reading my letter.
Your friend,

Dear Santa,
Hi Santa how are your elves? I think I’ve been good but I’m not sure. I think I’ve been good because I have not got in trouble since yesterday. Can I please have a cell phone and my brother a tablet? Tahnk you for reading my letter.

Dear Santa,
Hello Santa. How is Mrs. Clause? I have been good every day. Santa I have to ask you some thing. How do you bring all of the presents in one night? Santa can you bring me a bike? And my friend can you get her a little kichen set so I can play chef with her? Can you bring me that stuff? Thank you Santa. I can’t wait for you to put our presents under are tree. Thank you.
My friend,

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? I’ve been good because I want presents. I want paint and my brother wants an ipod. Thank you for the presents Santa.

Dear Santa,
A lot of people donot believe in  you but I do. You are the best person in the whole word. I love you very much. I love you becaes you do a lot of work to make the presents for us. Can you pleas give me these things
A camoe tent
A 44 pistool
A 410
A rifool
A 12. Gage
A pistol
A logage
A 20 gage

Dear Santa,
I know you’ve been watching me to see if I’ve been good or bad. Oh Santa guess what Zane did. He wrote “Jacie I hope you have a great Friday.” So Santa how is Mrs. Clause is she doing well? I hope she is. I’ve been doing all my homework. I’ve been helping people in need. And I’ve been fed my dog.
I love you so very much! I love Christmas too. I love my elf. I bet you love me too you are so cool so I want can I please have this:
Makeup kit
A yoga
A paint set
A stuffed animal
Kids perfum

Dear Santa,
I have been so good I have been helping my mom gather bucons for to sell and I have Done all of my homework and helping others in need.
Santa I love Christmas so much and I know what Christmas is all about Christmas is about spinding time with your family and all the love and God’s birthday.

Dear Santa Clas
I want you to know that you are graet. And I want  you to know how good I’ve been. I have done all my homework. I have feeded my dog.
Santa Clas I love you so, so, so much. I really love you. I’ve been waiting for X-mas. I love X-mas. It’s the goodest holiday. But you’re goodre than X-mas. I love precens but I realisse it’s gooder than to spened time with our family. Please can I Have a Batman car toy and batman toy. And plase can I have a G.I. JOE set. Plese can I Have a  real boxing gloves. Plese can I have a Ninjago the toy and peni.

Dear Santa,
I love you so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so much. Santa you are the best Santa ever. And thanks for the elf on the shelf. I hope them cookies and milk I hope them cookies and milk taste good Santa. And thanks for the toys. And I love Christmas so, so, so, so, much Santa. And you aire kises and huges. Please Santa I want hair stufe for my mom’s hair. More toys please. I love you and look on the back.

Dear Santa
O how I love you are the best person in christgmas. I hope Iz been good and do not get on the note list I hope I get on the good list I hop I get a hell lot of toys games and phones please give me that please I hope I’m really on the good list.
I want a new psp
I want a football game 13
I want a fooball
I want a ipod
I want a iphone
I want a ipad
I want a wwel3
I want baskaball
I want baskaball goal
I want a baseball game
I want cars
I want trucks
I want a rooking chair
I want a spining tooth brush
And did all my homework