I feel like I am losing my mind. We have been icd into the house since Thursday night. Going a little crazy. While it’s nice to be home guilt-free because all of our activities have cancelled for the weekend, we’re just not used to being iced in for this long. Usually we get a little ice and it lasts a day or maybe a day and a half, and then the streets are passable and life returns to normal.
Not this time. Oh, no. Temps that haven’t gotten above freezing for three days have kept us frozen into a winter
wonderland he!!. The kids have been dealing well, playing outside and inside off an on. Watching TV, playing games, and one (I’ll let you guess which) spent 5 hours curling her hair.
On the upside I have had time to work on my December Daily…
The kids starting looking for our elf on Black Friday. He didn’t show up until December 1, and I didn’t get his portrait done til the 2nd. Which is a win when you consider that I still haven’t gotten the annual pictures of the kids in front of the tree done.
Christmas pictures for the win! Or parenting. Or…something.
And our new ornament for the year – celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. Party Boy doesn’t get our love for the Doctor, but that’s just because he hasn’t watched any of it. Yet.
Off to try and get pictures of the kids…
If I can take a moment to step off of the bullet train that is heading to the end of 2013. I am trying very hard to be intentional about my scrapbooking, my celebrations, and my outlook this holiday season. Trying hard to not let the month get away from me, while also preparing for the inevitable month getting away from me.
I was working on this on Monday I was reflecting on pages from years past and remembering how much I really love this project. I love having this little window to look back on holidays past.
December 1 – Left
December 1 – Right
And I’d like to take a minute to brag on my kids too. MOTS had a solo in this program and the girl has a gift. I know I’m her mom, but seriously, she was really, really good. I wish she had been able to sing a little longer good. Party Boy took video on his phone, and when I get it uploaded I’ll post it here. Really good.
And Hollywood and Captain Chaos were entertaining in their own ways – dancing and being crazy expressive on stage. It was fun to see them all up there enjoying themselves during the program.
Thankful for him because…
…he is m errand buddy. I wouldn’t have anyone to encourage me to buy cookies without him.
…he keeps me honest. He knows exactly how many cookies there were when he left the kitchen.
…he gives me an excuse to buy and play with Legos.
…he loves to do schoolwork and gives me a reason to re-read all of the classics I loved reading to the girls.
…he has a razor sharp sense of humor and perfect dead-pan delivery. Cracks me up!
Thankful for her because…
…she takes care of everyone.
…she is a really hard worker. And she won’t give up, even well past the point when I would have.
…she deeply cares for everyone she meets, and shows it.
…she looks for people that are disconnected and tries to draw them in.
…she loves to cook and will help me in the kitchen with just about anything (except chopping onions).
Thankful for her because…
…she loves to have fun. Sometimes even at her own expense
…she doesn’t roll her eyes too hard at my bad jokes.
…she will watch her siblings for me, usually without complaining too loudly.
…she reads PInterest and keeps me up to date on all the funny stuff there is to know.
…she works really hard at her school work, and makes my job easier.
Thankful for this guy because…
…he works so hard. Seriously, he works hard at work and then comes home and works hard here too. He builds furniture, and works in the yard, and just attends to anything we need at the moment.
…he tolerates, and sometimes even enables my insane love of all things Christmas. The man bought and assembled a giant tree today. On November 1.
…he loves to watch movies and TV (just like me). We may not love all of the same shows, but that’s what the DVR is for.
…he keeps me working out. He checks on me and asks how workouts are going (even when their not going at all).
…he loves our kids.
…he laughs at my jokes. Even the ones that aren’t super funny. But he always waits and fakes that he won’t laugh just to see me get frustrated. And I fall for it every time!
…he teaches me things about the stock market. Over and over and over again. Because I can’t ever remember.
…he is my very best friend.