Before we start…this was me this week.
Anyone else out there feelin’ a little overwhelmed with all of this Christmas stuff?
I mean…no one has more Christmas cheer than me…but there were several moments this week when I was down right Grinch-like.
I mean…between addressing/stamping/mailing the cards, the elf, wrapping gifts, the elf, attending my childrens’ 506 Christmas activities at school, the elf, and all of that other stuff, I had to stop and remind myself to get back into the Christmas spirit…I was in the “Dang it, I have to go back to Target for the 400th time this week, replace another fuse in the mantle garland, drive to dance recital rehearsal yet again, work on my first grader memorizing a portion of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and moving that elf yet once more” mood and that’s not where I should be.
Soooooo…I’m really going to try and slow down and enjoy this season. If you haven’t noticed…I’m not great at slowing down…BUT unless I want my kids to remember this Christmas as the Christmas mom turned into Ebeneezer Scrooge, I better ;).
Anyone else out there feeling like this…
…sigh. I’m going to try and stay focused on this…
And now…on to today’s regularly scheduled programming…
Well, we went and met with the big guy.
My kids were super excited about seeing him…well, two out of three were :).
We kept telling Ashby that she needed to sit and Santa’s lap and tell him that she wanted a car (she wants one of those cozy coupes)…and she kept saying “I not sit with Santa”…so, we had no idea how this would go down. But Ashby watched Kensington and Smith both happily jump up in Santa’s lap and share with them and she was more than excited to do the same.
We joke that Ashby is going to be the kid who gets in the most trouble when she’s in high school and college because if she sees someone having a good time, she’ll happily jump in no questions asked. Keg party? Sure! Skipping class? No problem! Breaking and entering? Sounds like fun! Ashby is ALWAYS up for a good time ;).
My three babies with Santa. This makes my mama heart so happy :).
Curler head cuties. They love to match their pajamas, so of course, when Kensington asked me to put sponge rollers in her hair, little Miss Ashby wanted the same. These two are peas in a pod.
That’s what’s up around here!
On my foodie blog today…
…Pecan Praline Baked Brie for your next holiday party!
This little appetizer is whipped up in 15 minutes. How easy is that?!
Have a great Wednesday!