Sunday, December 4, 2011

Random thoughts this Christmas Season

  • Not sure how it is already December

  • It really annoys me when I get Christmas Cards right after Thanksgiving… those families just make the rest of us look bad.

  • Same with the people on Facebook that brag they are done shopping.

  • Yeah. Whatever people. Keep it to yourself. :)

  • Can you tell I’m cranky?

  • Members of our family have been sick for over a month.

  • I was sick for two weeks.

  • And Mom’s don’t get a day off.

  • Like Ever.

  • When little ones that have asthma get sick… it gets bad.

  • Asthma is a terrible, terrible chronic disease.

  • We’ve been to way too many doctor’s this past month.

  • None of whom seem to help.

  • Now you know why I am cranky.

  • I'm a total blog slacker.

  • Sorry to let down my loyal followers.

  • But, as you can see... I've got nothing useful to say.

  • We put up our Christmas Tree up on Saturday.

  • Homemade children’s ornaments are the BEST ornaments EVER. I LOVE the ones with their pictures on them from years past.

  • So sweet.

  • I keep listening to “Third Age’s – Merry Christmas” and cry every.single. time… thinking about last year when we were anxiously awaiting traveling to China and missing Grace SO much.

  • I am so thankful she is home.

  • With her family.

  • And not there. Alone.

  • I have three friends that will be traveling to China in the next couple months.

  • FOUR less!

  • I can’t wait to wake up in the morning and read their blog posts. I SO can’t wait!!

  • I have to get a shopping list together and split it up between them. Ha!

  • One can never have too many squeaky shoes.

  • Right?

  • I love Worship Service during Advent.

  • It would be even better if I actually could participate in Worship and not just yell at my kids the whole time.

  • I love hearing my kids sing Away in the Manger

  • I also love when they rock out to Go Tell it On the Mountain in our living room.

  • I do wish our lives could slow down a little in order to enjoy the season a little more.

  • All fun stuff - Christmas parties, cookie making, gingerbread houses, and carol sings - but it all ends up adding up to crazy busy-ness.

  • Our Christmas Tree is being held up with fishing line attached to the wall.

  • Not kidding.

  • We have TWO birthday’s in December.

  • Not well planned.

  • At all.

  • An almost 7 year old and an almost 5 year CANNOT WAIT for their birthdays.

  • I, however, can.

  • I think this also means that I have stop blaming my chubby belly on having babies.

  • Since I was last pregnant five years ago.

  • Grace wakes up at night and yells “MA!” “MA!” “MA!” until I come in to get her.

  • I haven’t posted on this blog in several weeks.

  • Now you know why.

  • I’ve got nothing to say.

  • Or actually, it seems I have a lot of nothing to say.

  • Grace has a lot to say these days… 100 words in her vocabulary, and growing every day!

  • “MA!”

  • We are going to change her middle name to “MO!” (Grace’s version of No)

  • We are going to change Devin’s middle name to “I didn’t do anything”

  • My car needs new tires and new brakes.

  • And that just stinks.

  • We are going to Disney in 199 days.

  • I know this because we are doing a count UP paper chain to 100, once we have a 100 links on the chain, we will then count down.

  • The second link on the chain is going up today.

  • This was NOT my idea.

  • Crazy people live in my house.

  • Braden plays Jolly Old St. Nicholas and Jingle Bells on his saxophone.

  • Love.

  • I found Kailey packaging up candy left over from her Halloween stash, and secretly putting the packages of candy in her brothers’ and sister’s stockings.

  • My cheerful giver.

  • Sigh.

  • I’m done I think.

  • For now.

  • Sorry for this post.

  • I really should be banned from blogging.

  • Merry Christmas Season!


  1. Loved seeing B hanging on to G during Children's message (and doing her hair!)

  2. I so understand, done the same things myself...candy left over for stockings, tree strung up with fishing line....

    Hang in there, the joy of seeing Grace's face when she totally ''gets'' it will be wonderful.