Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas Cheer

Well hello, it's been awhile.. Which soon will not be the case, not to mention it's one of my New Years Resolutions to blog twice a week.. Anyhoo since Turkeyday the big bad flu battled his way through the entire family, including Addy.. So needless to say I was not at my full blogging potential, what with puke, and rashes and fevers to contend with..

But I am happy to announce we kicked Mr Flus big butt outta here, and are all doing really well.

And also, in large part to cyber monday we now have a new family camera, one with a flash..

I am loving it, getting back into my groove thing, really finding my inspiration indeed.

It doesn't hurt that ITS CHRISTMASTIME.. seriously, the most wonderful time of year.. And having kids really gives me an excuse to live it up man. I'm talking twinkling lights, nutcrackers, christmas cookies, movies, late bedtimes.. seriously, I am one cool mom.

For our advent calendar this year ( thank dad)

I decided to DO something every day, instead of recieve something.. Because recieving is very fun, and awesome yeah, but really not the point, right?

To me, and my family ( because HEY, Im the matriacrch and am totally riding in the front seat.. oh yeah I almost forgot I have a handsome copilot, his names Daddy) Christmas is about being together, celebrating our love, GIVING to others, praying for others, eating great food, and doing fun things..

We've made a great selection of ornaments thus far, and baked some kick-butt cookies too. Austin is a master "egg cracker" and totally is gonna rock it out in the kitchen.
Another something his future wife will be greatful for.. My boy will be a great cook, AND he actually enjoys helpng do dishes.. something his daddy missed out on.. wink wink (Im assuming once puberty hits, maybe not so much? who knows )

I've been in such great spirits.. On days like today, when I woke up and made the whole day all about my kids. We got dressed up we went out to breakfast in Bethel at the school, there were craft tables, and carolers, and HEY, he got to meet THE santa clause. I had such a proud momma moment, he was so nervous it was palable to me. My heart was racing, praying he could muster the courage to meet the big guy. He walked up to him, all by himself, and asked him for a dinasour. He was so proud. I was so proud, and I may or may not have shed a little tear.

Hes really growing up so fast, and it means so much knowing that his brain is holding these memroies, and he may actually remember this day with his mom. Where he met the REAL snata, who knew his name, and rode on a sleigh with a big horse named Jingle.

His imaginiation will make this memory so big, and it will be something he'll never forget.. or at least thats what I hope for.

Today was also one of those days where you get the opportuinty to teach you child an enexpected lesson. Today a little girl rang the fire alarm, the entire building had to be evacuated, and it was quite the orrdeal. But it was wonderful to teach my son about it, and okay.. Maybe I'm just high on Christmas cheer fumes.. But I had such a great day..

It was one for the books.. For sure

Somethings we'e been up to

the tree at  my mother's house

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