Saturday, December 24, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
But the anticipation is over. The Christmas celebration has officially begun.
Merry Merry everything.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
I've always been a believer.
One of those who believed in Santa way past the time when most kids had figured out it was really just mom and dad.
I distinctly remember a time in the 3rd grade when my best friend insisted that she knew it was her parents because she had found the packaging to the Barbie doll house that Santa brought her in, of all places, her basement.
I of course had a logical explanation to that:
I eventually did grow up, and through reading a very special book...accepted the fact that Santa had many helpers...aka parents.
Knowing that the wonder, the excitement, the awe and the belief are all coming for Charlotte brings me such happiness.
However...next year we might just take a baby step and work on liking him.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Minus my appendix.
Yep...certainly not on my list of holiday plans, but after a night of horrible stomach pains, I went in to the doctor on Wednesday to learn that I would in fact be heading into surgery that afternoon. Bye bye appendix.
The one up side to spending the night at Swedish hospital?
Another chance at their chocolate milkshakes! Yes please!
I'm taking this time to rest up, watch some Hallmark holiday movies on the iPad in bed and address our Christmas cards...I suppose there could have been worse times to get my appendix out!
Thank you to everyone for your sweet thoughts, calls and texts. And especially thank you to my girl Michelle for coming to hang with Charlotte while I was still in surgery, to Paul for hanging with her this afternoon when I really needed a nap...and to my wonderful husband for taking such good care of me and loving me so perfectly.
I love you.
Monday, December 12, 2011
She had her first Christmas program tonight. A Christmas concert! My girl! I actually got a little choked up as we pulled into the school parking lot.
With Martina McBride singing "Oh Holy Night" on the radio, the trees for sale in the parking lot lit by the big old school holiday lights, and the parking lot packed with parents coming to see their kiddos perform...I was momentarily overwhelmed.
How lucky I am that I get to be a mama...and go to such darling events as these.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
I made my come-back appearance after a few years off (the weekend falls the same weekend as "The Messiah" concert that I used to perform in)...and I'm so glad I returned.
Remain in Christmas pj's all weekend. Only exceptions are for swimsuits for the hot tub.
Make and consume many different Christmas treats.
Go on a walk to try and walk off a few bites of said treats.
Work on Christmas crafts, while Christmas music and Christmas movies play continually in the background.
Dream up our "Million Dollar Idea"
Play games, continue to eat some more, drink some more...
And laugh non-stop all weekend with girlfriends.
Bake Off, you make this Christmas loving girl so very happy.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Now if we could just get her to stop eating all the books at school. Hmmmmm....