Merry Christmas Eve!! Just popping in to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas- whatever that looks like for you. I was thinking this morning, as I brushed my teeth.... isn't it funny how "everyone" seems to do so many of the same things around the holidays, yet at the same time, we all do them… Continue reading Holidays: the same, but different
Holiday planning/ holiday stress + something I’d never done before
Hello, Monday. Wish you were still another day away, but, here you are. The weekend was good! Looking at the calendar, this is the last weekend for a LONG time that I don't have some sort of "bigger" event or other going on. Therefore, I really tried to take advantage of it and get some… Continue reading Holiday planning/ holiday stress + something I’d never done before
A very “just okay” Easter + some mom guilt
Easter Sunday was very "just okay" for me yesterday. I mean, it was nice and all. But I just came away from it feeling pretty "meh" about it all. Maybe I was just in a bit of a down mood, I don't know. For context, Easter is my least favorite holiday. (Besides the religious aspect,… Continue reading A very “just okay” Easter + some mom guilt
Friday 5 (editing- Friday 3)
1- January 6th is Dia de los Reyes Magos in Mexico, or Three Kings Day. Aka, the Epiphany. There are a bunch of traditions that go along with this. Sadly, we (or Ivan, since this one is his domain, really) haven't really practiced these much over the years. In Mexico, the "three wise men" deliver… Continue reading Friday 5 (editing- Friday 3)
Favorite Holiday Moments 2021
I hope everyone had a great Christmas!!! I did. 🙂 It always goes by so fast!! I do feel a little sense of relief when all the hustle is over, but also a bit of sadness that the excitement and fun is over, too. Instead of a full play by play, I want to share… Continue reading Favorite Holiday Moments 2021
Things We Don’t Do & the Elf on the Shelf
If you've been reading a while, you might remember this post from last year about the night Asher learned the sad truth about Santa Claus. And while that was all very bittersweet, there was a little part of me that was, of course, a little relieved to not have to keep up the act anymore.… Continue reading Things We Don’t Do & the Elf on the Shelf
St. Patrick’s Day + mom guilt!
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Memories from last year...we were supposed to be in Ireland for St. Patrick's Day and had all of this ready to wear to celebrate... 😦 This morning I am feeling a tiny bit of mom guilt. Not really that much, but a little bit. Over the years, St. Patrick's Day somehow… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day + mom guilt!
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
Hey! How was your weekend? Mine was really nice. Plenty of holiday prep in full swing, as I mentioned yesterday, but it felt even-paced and festive, not frantic. Cookies: ✔ Presents: ✔ Christmas Challenge Day #8 (Read old Christmas books with kids): ✔ Time got away from us and it got late, so we only… Continue reading Happy Monday
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