(exhale/ big sigh of relief.....) I feel like I'm actually in a really good place with my big "Christmas To Do" list!! And it is such a relief, because it's only November 29th. (Which is also my Dad's birthday!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD! Love you.) I have to say a word of gratitude though, for help… Continue reading In a good place
Fall, out. Christmas, in. And a book rec.
I made the executive decision yesterday to decorate our house for Christmas, on November 15th. This is maybe the earliest I have ever decorated, and I'm feeling good about it. I have referenced (probably ad nauseum, sorry), that things are BUSY right now. We have like 4 swim meets coming up before Christmas. Asher's birthday… Continue reading Fall, out. Christmas, in. And a book rec.
Fave Christmas Eve pic of the boys + hamsters! Ok, Christmas is really over now! My parents left a bit ago, the presents are mostly put away and the festivities have ended. I'm so happy with what a wonderful Christmas we had! It was quiet and maybe could be considered uneventful for more excitable folks,… Continue reading Christmas 2020!
I hope everyone had a great Christmas!! I meant to pop in to send Christmas wishes on the 24th or 25th, but just didn't get around to it. 🙂 Guess I was too busy decking the halls and fa-la-la-la-la-ing. Throughout my whole life, I always get a little twinge of a sad feeling when I… Continue reading December 26th
I touched yesterday on the fact that I was feeling a bit of "gift fatigue". It's not even really just "gift fatigue", though that has been the department that has caused me the most headaches this year. The Christmas season is just always so crazy! It's one of those HUGE Catch-22s for me (and many,… Continue reading Christmas chaos
2020 Holiday/ Winter Fun List
(Image by Larisa Koshkina from Pixabay) I finally sat down and brainstormed my holiday season/ winter fun list! Here's what I came up with: 🎄 Drive around town to look at local Christmas lights, listening to Christmas music. Either bring hot chocolate from home or pick some up from a drive thru. 🎄Bake cookies together.… Continue reading 2020 Holiday/ Winter Fun List
Happy Sunday! Being Sunday, it feels like a fitting day to share pics of my Nativity scene. I received a piece most years from my Godparents when I was little and love my set! ❤ The boys usually put it up now and always look forward to that. The book I'm currently reading, Christmas: A… Continue reading Fun facts
The end of the magic
Sniff, sniff. It was a sad day yesterday. 😥 We now officially no longer have any Santa believers in our household. It was time, definitely (Asher is 10, almost 11 and in 5th grade).... but it still feels like a milestone. Like the boys are "all grown up now". Here's how it went down: Asher… Continue reading The end of the magic
A balanced day
"Balance" is kind of a funny concept and one that can be annoyingly hard to find during the years as a working parent (or any parent, really). "Work/life balance" is the full phrase you hear a lot too. (Apparently you're not living while you're working? 🤔I do hope that most people don't despise their jobs… Continue reading A balanced day