Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry "fake" Christmas

Last night (fake Christmas Eve), the kiddos opened up travel bags filled with goodies for our long drive to Disney from grandma and grandpa. We watched a new Christmas movie, "Santa Paws 2." We left out cookies for Santa, an apple for the reindeer, and of course some milk to wash down the cookies. Daddy read "The Night Before Christmas" and off to bed they went. Usually it takes no more than 30 minutes for the kiddos to fall asleep. Last night over an hour.

I arranged the gifts under the tree, filled stockings, and wrote a note from Santa. Daddy assembled the Barbie house.

Finally to sleep we went just shy of midnight. The kiddos didn't get out of bed until 630 - I was prepared for much earlier.

Finally, a small sampling of some of their excitement.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Santa is coming

The big man, he's coming tonight. Yes, a day early due to our upcoming trip to Disney, but all of our countdowns have been manipulated to reflect this change.

I'm very excited for these kiddos to see their gifts, as the older they get the more excited they are. Even though we are going to Disney, Santa is still coming. Santa didn't pay for Disney, nor did we.

Grandma and Grandpa have funded this vacation, which makes this the first year that Santa's gifts won't be out done by the grandparents. Giggle.

These boogers better fall and stay asleep as daddy has a Barbie house to assemble. Gulp.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas/Disney rush

  • PTO Christmas store all week long
  • Kiddos sick 
  • Cody came home 
  • Girls' dance recital 
  • I get horribly sick and out of commission for two whole days
  • Wrapping
  • Christmas preparations
  • Packing for Disney 
  • Finalizing plans for Disney
  • So much to do..............................

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Guess Who - Hole in the Pants

Let's play "Who said that?" because it's been an incredibly long time since we have played.

"Mommy, if someone farted and had a hole in their pants, it would be DISGUSTING!!!"

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


How NOT to continue your already shitty week...
  • Drop and spill coffee grounds all over the floor
  • Lose one of your waaaayyy too expensive diamond earring in a school
  • Start your period after not having it for a year or so
  • Find mice droppings in several locations 
    • I am freaking out!  I don't want to open the doors where I saw the droppings.  I really want to stay away from the house until after Cody returns and handles this situation, and it may seriously happen.

Monday, December 10, 2012


The cycle of sick just doesn't end.  Kinsley started Tuesday with vomiting and fevers, Eligh with coughing, fevers, and throat pain a day later.  Less than a week and daddy will be home to help share the responsibility.  This mommy is running on empty and could really use the extra hands.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Waiting. Waiting. Waiting.

Waiting for......

  • Answers
  • Sicknesses to leave
  • Hubby to get back
  • Test results
  • Procedures
  • Appointments
  • Christmas
  • Disney trip

Monday, December 3, 2012

Blogging dilemma

I still don't know what to do about the blog and running out of picture space.  I don't want to have to pay a monthly fee - but I am also confused.  I read where you could simply just upload smaller pictures and it would upload for free.  But, I haven't tried this.  I am mad about it all.  I moved from the evil TypePad to Blogger and I have been so happy here, but then this stupid message has to pop up denying me from uploading the AWESOME Christmas pictures I had taken of the kids.

And....I did toss around the idea of completely stopping blogging, but then I realized how many individuals I feel deeply connected to that I just could never completely step away.

I'm here, tossing around ideas, brainstorming, and figuring out this blogging dilemma