11.30.2013

Christmas time

Thanksgiving was a whirlwind, a fun and relaxing whirlwind. I was getting set up to host my first Thanksgiving here, and then the realization that I have 10% of the things that I need to host something like that hit me. "I don't even have a gravy boat!" I exclaimed to Ty. "Or enough table cloths!" Things you just don't think about.

Luckily my mom sensed my desperation and hosted it at her house.  Someday it will be my turn, and this year is not that time. We had a laid back and relaxing day with both sides of our family. Dinner at my mom's was wonderful and we always have a great time visiting with the Leavitts and skeet shooting.

Overall I felt very blessed for all that I have been given and blessed with. My problems that I complain about instantly felt very minuscule compared to the grand scale of life ahead of me. We are so lucky to be by family and enjoy their love and watch them take care of nurture our children.

Happy Thanksgiving indeed!

My social media break was wonderful and I tackled a lot of projects in the house and payed attention to my children. Facebook had easily overtaken my life, and I'm glad to have a break from it.

On another note, I'm am still very much missing my baking. I don't have sugar or flour in our house, so I borrowed some to make some pecan pie bars for the day. I am rusty at baking! And it felt so fun to really bake again. Still trying to find a balance between healthy baking, or just regular baking on a very rare basis. Where is it? How do you balance it? Thoughts welcome.


And another, another note. Christmas music is in the house! It's been on for a week now and I love it. I can feel my blood pressure lowering every time I turn it on. I keep trying to broaden my listening horizons, but I just can't stomach anything more than the classics that I grew up with. My all time favorite Christmas singers, Johnny Mathis, Bing Crosby, Singers Unlimited, Dean Martin, and many more people who you probably don't even know exist. ha! 

But my crowning parenting moment last night was when Abby exclaimed, 

"OH, I love Perry Como!" 
Love that girl.



1 comment:

Mother said...

It was a wonderful, peaceful holiday. We are blessed

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