Thursday, December 30, 2010

Merry Christmas?

It has a question mark because I am not sure I can get away with that title a week after the holiday. 

Life has

Getting ready for Christmas is hectic.

Christmas is hectic.

Having family from out of town after Christmas makes life hectic.

I'm sure if you and I were having a face to face conversation, we could go round and round about who's life is more hectic.  Everyone's life is hectic during this time of year.

So, no apologies from me or excuses why I haven't posted. We'll just pick up where we left off, mkay?

About 2 weeks before Christmas, I was in a great Christmas mood. We were broke, didn't have all our shopping done, the house was trashed and I was behind in just about everything. But, my heart was merry. And bright. I knew it would all work out, it always does.

But, when the 24th came, I suddenly got depressed. I don't know if it was hormones. Or the fact we were still broke, didn't have our shopping done, the house was still trashed and I was still behind in everything. It just all of the sudden bothered me.

But, Christmas morning, I had recovered. Despite the fact Santa was unable to find the Ninja/Yoda/Power Ranger suit Jeven asked Santa for at the last minute.  And if you don't think I looked, think again.

We managed to surprise the kids with a couple of cool gifts.  A hamster for Josie (this is an entire blog post in itself), a video game for Jayce, a light saber (asked for at the last minute) for Jarrett and a remote control helicopter for Jeven, who upon opening it declared "Well, this sucks. I didn't ask for this" which made me laugh and broke my heart at the same time.  He's 4, an age where, really? Getting presents is the best thing ever and hiding his disappointment at not getting the Ninja/Yoda/Power Ranger suit was difficult. But, greed is the last thing we want our children to develop. So, a quick lecture of saying "Thank you" for the thought was needed then we proceeded with our festivities.

These last few weeks have held many actual blog-able things. Here's a long and probably boring quick run down with visual aids.

Jarrett and Josie Santa. 

Yes, that's only half of my children.

Here's the other half:

That would be Jeven, hiding behind "too old to sit on Santa's lap", Jayce

His 2nd monstrous goose egg of the week. We've considered a helmet. Seriously.    

We managed to surprise the kids with a Wii this year!  Instead of wrapping it up and handing it to them, we made a little scavenger hunt and they ran through the house following the clues.  The last one said something like "...look where dinner is made." Jayce, always looking for a beating laugh said "Great! Now we have to go to McDonalds". 

The Wii. In the oven. 

If I would have been on the ball, this would have been our Christmas card. 

I hope you all had a Merry, Merry Christmas, with no question mark! 


  1. Oh my gosh, I was laughing so hard at so many parts of this post! (Although that goose egg literally made me suck in air so fast I got a headache!)

    -"Now we have to go to McDonalds" Bwahahahahaha! LOVE IT!

    -"Well this sucks, I didn't ask for this!" Bwahahahaha! And you do realize I'm laughing both because it's hilarious and because I'm deliriously happy that my kids are not the only ones who say stuff like that, right? ;)

    -Picture of the kids in front of the tree? Priceless!

    -Totally relating to the hum-dinger of a mood for Christmas. It was a hard year for me, too (for some reason) - hense the nonexistant Christmas post on my blog. We just blew right past that one this time...

    Anyway, I hope you guys have a fantastic New Year!

  2. Christmas was sort of 'meh' for me this year.
    I think it's the medication.

    Not that we didn't have a nice time or anything... just meh.

    And I was sick.

    I love the Wii in the oven thing... 'McDonald's' what a hoot.


    Happy 2011

  3. I love reading about your kids. :)

    And it's never too late for Christmas! I seriously sent our cards out in June one year. I'd had a very hectic year, and I just hadn't had time for it yet. And even though they were 6 months late, they brought lots of laughter and joy to those who received them. :)

    Love the picture by the tree. It's cute of all the kids.

  4. I'm sorry I haven't been around much...I can't believe how big your kids are!! Wow!! They are growing up soooo fast...come to think of it, mine are too. :(

    Hugs and love for you all!!


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