Between all these birthday posts, I haven't had time to reflect on Christmas. I am still kind of in shock that it has come and gone already!
The Best of Times:
Tanner was the funnest kid (sorry to my other three) this year, he really got into Christmas and his excitement was infectious. He was pretending to be Santa on his sleigh. :)
Baby Jesus had a special visitor.
My Big Tall Father-in-Law got us this nativity scene when we had only been married a year and I didn't think much of it then but over the years it has become one of my most treasured holiday items. Big Tall Hubby takes each piece out of its box and tells the story of the nativity. Sounds kind of corny but it is really sweet. The kids love to see it and rearrange it. The brand is Fontanini (Italian I think) and it is made of this really sturdy plastic. That sounds weird but the details are great and plastic is good for a house full of kids! The monkey is not the only stray that made his way into this stable, I found lots of Tanner's animals in here throughout December. The poor camel is laying on his side. I found the ox and lambs under the table with Buzz Lightyear later on, someone was having a lot of fun with the nativity scene.
I had fun dressing up Asher for Christmas. He might not be so cooperative next year.
I love shopping this time of year, even if I don't buy anything. All the stores are stocked with organizing bins, tubs, baskets galore. And every magazine is all about organizing or losing weight.
I always buy the People issue of how the people lost half their body weight, that is such an awesome issue. I wanted to buy the Us weekly too, but darnit if they didn't put Kim Kardashian on the cover. I refuse to give that family any more of my time or money. I hate that they got famous for her alleged "leaked" video. Just makes me so sick. Anyway, I wish I could buy all the magazines at my grocery checkout, they are so tempting... all those glossy pages of inspiration!
The Worst of Times:
A bit too many of these...
over the past month is making me realize how important it is to restart my "Watchin' my Weight" posts. You don't mind do you? I need that accountability. Just like the rest of the world, I too am trying to drop a few pounds. You can find the best deals on workout equipment and gear right now, I don't need any, but all this saturation makes me want to work out. I just need to put my stuff to work.
And lastly, this...
We have only had a dusting of snow so far and that was enough for me. I really do not like winter at all. Nothing about it. Sorry to all you snowbirds and skiers and sweater lovers, I am ready for spring.
Thank goodness, I have a whole year before this happens again!
Just a random note...
Today is "Jump in a Puddle and Splash your Friend day"
My newspaper published a year long list of names for each day. How funny. I will try to remember to post some every now and then. Weird thing about today, it is raining so I guess I could splash someone if I wanted to!
Have a great day.