Monday, January 9, 2012

A New Kind of Resoultion

Usually this time of year, most people have made...and broken...their New Year's Resolutions. That group includes me. I don't even remember what I decided to do last year. All I know is it didn't happen.

My kids were with Grandma, Grandpa, Mimi, and Pa the week between Christmas and the first. (Thanks to them, by the way!) I discovered Pinterest bringing my world to a standstill. I looked and pinned all week. I found the following two sayings/pictures and they keep running through my mind. You'll see why. the fashion of all good procrastinators I have decided to make myself a couple of resolutions.

We all do this. I tell myself: I was good yesterday, I can have a candy bar today. Or: let's make cookies, I'll only eat one. Yeah, right!

So here's the deal. Candy is for sharing with my kids. I will make better food choices.

For many parts of my life this is very true. I have my husband, my kids, and a life on this farm. Work is okay most days. The only part of my life that is completely ridiculous is that I am not teaching and I am not around family and friends nearly enough. I'm not speaking just physically but with kinder gestures.

So, I will write more letters, make more phone calls, and *gulp* send more texts and emails.


Now, I am going to need some reminding. That's why I'm leaning on you. Yell, call, or slap me. Seriously.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Christmas Morning...At 5 a.m.

Christmas morning came at 5 a.m. at our house.  Not becuase the kids were up but because Travis was up.  He had to go into work early so that meant everyone was up.  I love seeing the tree and presents all lit up before the sun rises.

Pants-less Gentry looking at his new cars.  He refuses to wear his pajama pants.

August liked her new Tinkerbell movie.
Our family Christmas picture.

I Still Get Starry Eyed...

So we waited until December 23 to go see Santa.  Actually, I forgot until December 22 at 9 pm.  So we loaded up in the car and made the trek to the mall. 

Did I mention it was December 23?

The mall was atrociously busy.  The line was long.  And there was a brat in line behind us.  My children were angels.  Litterally angels.

Forty-five minutes later we reached Santa and Mrs. Clause.  Yep, Mrs. Clause was there and she was pretty awesome.  Both kids sat on Santa's lap and they talked about what they wanted for Christmas.  Aug insisted that she wanted a motor boat with a remote control.  Gentry just stared at him.

They talked for quite a while.  It made it totally worth the wait. 

Aug's Preschool Christmas Program

August was so cute in her preschool Christmas program.  She waved at us, just like last year.  She sung all the words to all the songs.  It warms my heart to see her in action like that.  We have been so blessed to have found Kinder Cassel.  She loves going to school and loves her teachers.  It seems like weekly one of her teachers tells me a funny or sweet story about her.

(Pretend there is a video here of August and her classmates singing.  I'm having trouble uploading.)

We Wish You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!