Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Past

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...
and now there are toys scattered everywhere!

Now that all of the festivities are over, we are all coming down from the pre-Christmas high. My to do lists are much shorter and we're just hanging out playing with all of our "loot" (as I keep referring to Santa's gifts).

The boys got way more than enough stuff. JB's encore (birthday) will bring even more stuff. We're running out of storage!

I got the espresso maker that I was hoping for and I'm just trying not to die from a latte overdose. All in all I must say that everything went off without a hitch. My meal was less than stellar, but that happens sometimes!

With one more week of vacation, I'd like to get a lot of scrapbooking done, organize closets and cabinets, and REST. We'll see.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Natives are Restless

Despite being on a cocktail of drugs for congestion and bronchitis, my boys are bouncing off the walls! I guess a lot of this comes along with the whole Christmas excitement, but gheesh!
Round one of the grocery shopping is done and boy did I score. I bought a $100 leg of lamb for $15.00! Now if I can just find a recipe for it...
I only have a few last minute errands. Hopefully this two week break won't fly by. I could really use the R&R!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

How Pretty

I'm loving the new look. I finally found a site with pretty designs to help me get a quick and easy facelift. I think it took me longer to pick out a background than actually changing things around. I'll try not to change things up too often.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

In the Home Stretch

It's hard to believe that Christmas is only a week away. I have one more gift to buy and a few menus to plan. Other than that we're done. We need to make Santa's cookies and our holiday candy as well. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Hopefully I can sit and enjoy some of it. As usual, I'm making plans to be more organized next year! Ha!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Countdown to Christmas


Well, we've been very busy getting ready for Christmas. It seems like every year we add a few new traditions to the list. And just when I begin to stress out, I think of all the wonderful memories that we're creating and we pull through.

Thanksgiving night, I usually start decorating the house. It's a mighty task, but well worth it in the end. I love the Christmas colors and lights. I'm usually burning a holiday candle (when the fireplace isn't lit) and we make lots of hot chocolate.
This year I've decorated a few more little nooks and crannies. I want to get organized enough to do even more. We'll see.

This year's advent was similar to the Disney countdown calendar. I found these to be much easier to track and take turns marking. I'm relieved about not having to find a daily treat to fill an advent pocket/box.

With about a week left, there are still a few more preparations to make, but I know the boys are enjoying every moment of the festivities!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

More Whine Please...

I'm officially suffering from exhaustion! I had to ask myself whether or not I wanted to take a Benadryl (which I need desperately) or have wine (which I want desperately).
I have so many things swirling in my head, I can't think straight...too many things to list on a to do list. I'm almost done with my Christmas shopping. But I still have cards to address, menus to plan and gifts to wrap in addition to the school calendar, sports schedule, birthday parties...yikes!
My children are becoming increasingly needy, which makes me
1notsohappymommy. I don't know if that's a fair assessment or I'm just too busy to be attentive. Either way, it's very frustrating!
Well at least tomorrow is Thursday and my hubby will be home. We're planning to take pictures with Santa on Friday. And on Saturday, we have two birthday parties and a game.
There really is no rest for the weary! I always say jokingly, "I'll rest when I get to heaven!" It's morbid, but true.

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