Monday, December 22, 2008

Deep Breaths

In and out. Calm. In through the nose and out through the mouth. Deep breathe that stress away. Cause there are only 3 days left. Deep breath.

I have a sore spot on my shoulder that is from a tense muscle. It has not left. No matter if I massage the crap out of it, or take Advil or heat it. It's there. Might not leave until January at this rate.

My kids are getting ornerier by the day. I'm not sure if Santa will bring any gifts for them by the time Christmas actually rolls around. Sad part is, I know they are trying to be good!

My house is dirty, but live-able. No one would get sick or be sick from visiting, but I would like it to be spotless. Which is darn near impossible with three kids, two being boys.

And I can't find my brand new spool of green thread. Which I desperately need. I ask everyone every day if they've seen it. My kids always say "you already asked me" to which I reply "cause I'm hoping you found it!" I really don't know where it could be. grrr

And now I'm slowly uploading some pictures to Walmart for another Christmas gift. But walmart is taking For.EVER!

And I really need to go to bed.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Anyone else? No? Just me?

I am still not ready for Christmas. I always say how it has snuck up on me this year, blah blah blah, but this year, for reals, I am so not ready. I know it's coming, but I'm really trying to ignore it. We have one gift total for our kids. One. And so now my frantic countdown begins. 10 days. 10 days until Christmas! Ack!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Peace on Earth

As I was picking up the millions of papers off the floor and counter, I happened across this cute drawing my daughter did. I love it.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

How cool

Okay. How awesome is this picture?! My son, who's 4, took it and I noticed it as I was uploading pictures. Doesn't it make you think he might be the next abstract photographer? It just cracks me up that this stuffed animal (Sparky) is staring at Ty's feet and Ryan managed to capture that. ;)
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Monday, December 08, 2008


I have this friend who:

Always knows what the right thing is to say at the right time.
Makes me cry good happy tears without even trying.
Is like the sister I always wanted.
I miss like crazy.

Thanks Kendra for being my very best friend and understanding all of my wackiness. You can always put an eternal perspective on this year's trials and it makes me so grateful.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Holiday Parade

Today, since it was so well advertised (I joke! I heard nothing of it except that the kids got out of school early!), I decided to take the kids and go to the town's Holiday Parade. It was actually quite fun! I met up with a new friend from our new ward and a couple of her kids and we watched and laughed and had a great time! Her daughter was on a float towards the end and at the very end was Santa. Here are some pictures I took.

The start of the parade.

I guess this guy is a local weatherman. I had to get a picture of his name. :)

Ah, at this point in the parade, Kim (my friend) and I wondered where exactly they keep all these floats from year to year. Like "oh, I can't park in my garage because there's a giant red shoe in there"??? I did tell him that I loved his fries.

These guys were way cool. They would circle around going really fast and fall out of formation and go back into formation. I really liked watching them, like the nerd I am.

Here we all are enjoying the parade. Too bad my Ryan looks like a fish.

Probably the only snow we'll see this year. Wait....lemme ask Larry Sprinkle....

And the man of the hour. Santa!