‘Tis the Season

December 23, 2017

TWO MORE SLEEPS! Our home is beyond excited for Christmas! The snow got me catapulted into the holiday spirit as I Amazon Primed the last of the gifts. So much nostalgia around our home! Christmas is so much more magical when there are littles around BEGGING to open a gift and singing Jingle Bells all day long. I feel like this is really the year to start traditions and make it as magical as possible for our children! Some of my best memories as a child are from Christmas with my family :)

We’re ready for Christmas, but I can’t help but laugh at all the craziness around our house lately. ‘Tis the season! Here are some things going on at our house to share for a chuckle – Naughty AND Nice!

‘Tis the season… for Amazon Prime. Thankful for 2 day shipping and every possible thing on the site. Forgot I need a thermometer for that prime rib I’m making Christmas Eve, prime it. Leo asking for a snow plow like the “BIIIIIIG trucks” that he watches out his window, prime it, and actually spend the extra $8 shipping to get it here in one day bc two days would be after Christmas. Like, AMAZING. Any reason to not leave the house with three children.

‘Tis the season… for COOKIES. I am not a baker, but I figured I better make cookies with the kids, bc, everyone else is. So, out came my hand beaters (should I add a kitchenaid on my list?), and we made the most delicious sugar cookies that looked NOTHING like the picture, but tasted so good. I’m not really a dessert lover but I may or may not have had 10 of these, or 15. But who’s counting. #winterweight

‘Tis the season… for Google. WHAT in the hell is a LOL doll? Is it a laughing doll? Is it for 4 year olds? Is it really a thing?? Oh, so like, you just unwrap it and there are layers of surprises? Oh, ok, weird, but, ✔️

‘Tis the season… for Frasier Fir candles! When your husband won’t let you get a real tree, you have to settle.

‘Tis the season… for no school. Oh Lordy, send help! Winter break starts today! All 3 kids all day every day for the next two weeks! EEEEK. Already getting hot sweats thinking about it. And I know that they’ll be over their new toys in, like, a day, soooo what do we do the other 13 days?!

‘Tis the season… for shopping… for yourself! Orrrr wait. That feeling you get when you feel guilty buying something for yourself since this is the “season of giving,” but you juuuuuuuust can’t turn down those new boots that were 50% off at J.Ella

‘Tis the season… for traditions! We’re starting a fun tradition this year! I’m going to have elfs deliver Christmas pajamas to our door on Christmas Eve! The Elf on the Shelf is going to disappear on Christmas Eve while he goes and makes the kids’ pajamas at the North Pole, then come ring the doorbell and reappear at the doorstep with Christmas pajamas! We also got this book to share with the kids about the tradition. I am excited! And we have a friend dressing up as Santa too, the kids will flip! In a good way I hope :)

‘Tis the season… for Santa!!! It’s been so much fun with Santa this year. No one cried, albeit Leo still skeptical, but it’s been exciting hearing them talk about Santa and really get into all of his magic. We see him again tonight! Can’t wait!

‘Tis the season… for gifts and giving! Leo wants “trucks,” and he already has a 100, but somehow I found some that I know he’ll love. Ivy wanted that LOL doll and Hatchimals (ok those actually look pretty cool), and some new clothes for her dolls. Then they all need some new clothes themselves (Ivy these and these shoes and Leo these slippers and this fire truck sweater and some other small little things), and done! John and I don’t share gifts on Christmas, we’re happy to make it special for the kids! And I bought myself those new boots, soooo :)

‘Tis the season… for FaceTime!!! All of my family that lives far away! Missing them all during this holiday. And my sister who just had a baby on Tuesday! Miles Elliott!!! MUAH!

‘Tis the season… for MUSIC! Ivy’s Christmas program, Leo’s Christmas program, and all of the Christmas carols in between! Love all the holiday music playing in our house right now.

‘Tis the season… for Christmas movies! When your Apple Itunes receipts come through your email and you’re like, whaaat. But you just couldn’t help it because Netflix or Amazon Instant Video didn’t have Home Alone, Elf, the original Rudolph, or Polar Express, and you just HAD to have your kids watch them. But thanking Amazon Instant Video for The Holiday, bc… JUDE LAW.

‘Tis the season… for LOVE! Realizing how special your family is and how much you truly love one another. The holidays always bring out the gushy in me and I’m squeezing everyone in the family a little harder lately. And friends! So lucky to have an army of girlfriends by my side to live this Mom life with.

Just some holiday thoughts and ramblings! Two more sleeps and then to celebrate Baby Jesus! Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! Ho ho ho!



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