happily ever after: A Christmas Break

Thursday, December 4, 2008

A Christmas Break

Isn't it true for most people, this time of year is very busy. I'm finding that I cannot keep up with everything I was doing before and continue blogging. So for a time this month I will be taking a break. Please forgive. I'm sure you could read the newspaper or something else just as fun to pass the time.

I'll leave you with our Christmas plans:

Making Cookies....ever since we took over the business I have the responsibility of continuing the tradition that Miss Berta started of making a zillion cookies at Christmas time for all the customers and employees. After 8 years, my rear-end is bigger but I've gotten it down to a science on getting it done. It pretty much involves jammies all day, boys running amuck, alienating my friends and lots of frozen dinners. But, oh my goodness, we have ourselves some fun doin' it!

Christmas shopping is almost done, which is good since we decided to make a last minute trip out to CA to see family and friends. Sweetie found some cheap tickets. We can do the company Christmas party (which I know everyone would have missed). The Grandparents will all be happy. I don't have to ship the cookie boxes (can I get an AMEN!) We'll only be there for 5 days, but I know it will be crammed full of fun.

The house is decorated and the tree is up. The last few years I have not enjoyed Christmas. My Christmas joy came fully from counting the days till it was over. But this year, my joy is well placed, and I'm being thankful for all the meanings of the season. I was actually excited to decorate the house, start my cookie baking, smother my mind in Christmas Carols, and be a part of all things Christmasy.

I pray that this time of year finds you joyful for all the right reasons and thankful for the Gift of His Son.

Now for some picture fun...because I just can't help myself, I have to post pictures when I blog.

(my little pyromaniacs, this is one of the things that Sweetie loves most about living out here, we get to play with fire)

(Calvin was a little put out because I hadn't posted a picture of his cat yet, so here he is, Mr. Darcy. NO we did not name him, YES he was given to us by another family, NO I don't call him by his name, I call him Kitty, YES I love Pride & Prejudice, NO he doesn't look anything like Colin Firth. YES, my son is starting to get a mustache. NO He doesn't shave yet. YES, I feel old.)

(does any other mom out there have oodles and oodles of these types of pictures on their camera?...I find them ALL THE TIME! Where could they be coming from and what am I suppose to do with them? Any ideas?)

(our tree, this one is just for Jay and I....the boys wanted their own to have upstairs with all their ornaments on it. Every ornament on this tree means something to us, I was practically in tears decorating it.)

(the stockings are hung and the fire is roaring, cuz' baby it's cold out there)

I'm off to clean the cookie dough off the wall, don't ask, but I might have been trying to cheer Calvin up while he was doing his schoolwork, by flicking cookie dough at him.

Hope you get to eat a cookie today.