Sunday, December 25, 2011

White-ish Christmas

Wishing a very merry Christmas to everyone reading this. I am sitting here with a sleeping hubby on the couch and 2 satisfied girls upstairs playing with their new sock monkey's, Webkinz, and Justin Bieber dolls. Unwrapping this year took a mere 10 minutes I think, and I wonder why do I spend hours wrapping it all up?

We got a Christmas miracle of sorts on the night of the 23rd, SNOW! Too bad most of it melted on the 24th but there are still some patches of white out there, and that's what matters most to look like Christmas.

I hope everyone has a blessed day with family and friends sharing and making memories today and the rest of 2011!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Countdown

I still cannot get into the spirit. It's so hard with no snow. We've only had a dusting and the news says the average for December is around 19". I can't believe we haven't even had an inch yet! As for shopping, that isn't even happening until Friday night since hub's bonus is a week later this year. Not really complaining though since it is larger than last Christmas (which went towards the down payment on the van).

Here's hoping we survive the marathon shopping on Friday though. The kids and I will be getting all the food from Costco and Meijer (along with a few last minute presents) then DH and I will drop kiddo's to grandma for the night and we'll shop for them then come home and assemble and wrap. Maybe there will be some sleeping sometime after that. :) Christmas eve, he will take the kids to get something for ME and then we always go to a movie and to IHOP (thank goodness for SCRIP, I already have those paid for with gift cards).

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

It's (not) Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

December 6 should have me in the Christmas mood, but not yet. No snow on the ground makes it hard to feel like Fa la la la la. It's cold enough though. I freeze my keester every day working. I know what's being added to my Christmas list along with a Kindle - a long, warm, winter coat or some snow pants.

We walked in the Santa Parade last weekend with school and Girl Scouts, but it was in the rain. Hard to welcome Santa when it's wet instead of white.