If you were to come over for a cup of coffee this week…
… you would probably see how tired I am. I swear I have constant bags under my eyes… barely making it through the day. Having the house on the market is a little difficult and there are not enough hours in the day to get things done. I am struggling. I am crabby. I am tired.
… I would probably tell you that on top of my own crankiness I found out that my dad’s mother is coming into town for all of Christmas…. which now changes everything. I don’t refer to her as grandma because the two times in my life I have met her… she has plainly stated that she is not my grandmother and I am to never call her grandmother. She’s super fun.
… I would tell you the two times I have met her she has never been kind. She has been cruel and hateful. Not only to us girls as kids. But to my dad.. and its a terrible thing to watch.
… So here we are… years and years later. After meeting her twice in my life. No phone calls or anything. Just the two terrible experiences with her during visits… and my dad wants me to host a Christmas get together for her. How do you say no? This is a terrible idea. Ugh. the frustration.
… I would share with you that I cannot wait for our Elf Clint to return. Now do you do Elf on the Shelf? Does each child get their own Elf? How do you work that? I was curious about that. I love that Elf tradition. I know there are plenty of people out here that hate it… but ya know what? I enjoy it just as much as Maddux. I plan on continuing it well after he quits believing just for the fun of it.
… I am looking forward to all the holiday traditions starting up in the next week or so. What are your favorites? This year will be so much better not being pregnant. Pregnant during the holidays is exhausting! I love driving around the neighborhoods listening to Christmas music looking at all the lights. I love decorating the whole house with the kids. I love the twinkling lights off the Christmas tree. And the whole world just seems different for that month. People are kinder… happier… its crazy right? I mean last year we had our breakfast paid for 3 times at a restaurant… the Starbucks buy the coffee for the car behind you is one of my favorites… and I even love the dedicated Salvation Army ringers outside of the stores.
.. I would tell you that traditions with the kids are the best though. I think having kids at Christmas especially at Maddux’s age where he still believes in all the magic…. is just… I don’t even know what word to say here… Their faces lighting up when they see Santa… or their faces as they rush down the stairs in the morning… the excitement over the eaten Santa cookies… the snuggly nights on the couch watching Christmas movies… it’s all…. just perfect.
… I would tell you that Hudson is starting to do this awesome scream thing when he is hungry. It used to be a very well heard cry. But now he has learned to scream. So that’s fun. Like there is no warning… happy happy baby into a screaming … fit throwing… give me my bottle… chaos. Then once he gets it .. he’s back to normal. A little scary though. Whew. There’s some defiance in there already. I have a feeling he will keep us on our toes.
… i would tell you that the best part of putting your house on the market… all the little projects your husband has put off start getting completed one by one. It’s awesome. It makes me love our house just a little more every single day :)
… I would tell you that I am rushing to get through these church orders I started up. Why do I fill up my plate so much I can’t breathe. Once we get through them it will be fine. but sometimes I am overwhelmed by the thought of everything going on at once. The house thing was spur of the moment … as in doing it that fast. we accidentally found a home that we love. And I just have a bad feeling someone is going to swipe it up from under us before ours sells. So in the meantime I have started a Pinterest board of all the projects I want to do here at this house. As well as one board if we get that house we are hoping for. so either way I should be happy.
… I would ask you about your plans for the weekend? Anything exciting going on? Ours is pretty low-key… do a few things around the house. But I have decided I can over do it. If something doesn’t get done… it doesn’t get done and I can’t stress about it. I have too much going on and there is honestly only so much I can do in a day and I need to learn to be okay with that.
… I would ask you if there is anything big on your Christmas Wish List this year? anything exciting? Do you and your husband do gifts? Or focus on the kids? or do a joint gift for all of you? We did that last year… we focused on getting that projector all set and ready to go and that was our little Xmas gift to ourselves. This year… I have no idea yet… I could use some ideas on what I want… so go :)
… I would tell you that once we get these orders done for the fundraiser I am hoping to do a 12 days of Christmas – giveaway on the blog.. I have to get caught up first. so fingers crossed that works out. :)
… Now the boys would be awake and I would have to go. Until next week sweet friend.
And just in case you didn’t see it on Facebook. How sweet is this little photo of Maddux and his sweet puppy, CandyButt :)