Wednesday, December 25, 2013

See you next year!!

Tonight is the last night for Smarty to be with our family.  A new year brings new hopes and dreams and many new journeys.   May the spirit of the holiday season fill your home for the year to come.
love, Smarty

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Girlfriend, you've done enough........

It's snowing here today and really feels like Christmas.  There's so much anticipation of the day.  The kids are bouncing off the walls......already planning what time they'll wake up tomorrow.  Once it gets down to the final day before the holiday I often find myself wondering if I have done enough.  I mean, the presents are wrapped, the food is made, the laundry.....well, the laundry is never done.  What I wonder is if I have gone a whole entire day without nagging the kids about doing their reading or getting homework done or dammit can you please stop fighting for one minute with your brother/sister?  Have I grumbled at my husband too much because I have a thousand and one things going through my head and I can't possibly find the one pair of pants he needs this very minute?  Have I made enough Christmas memories with my kids?  

This is the time of year when I feel overwhelmed as a mom, a wife, an employee, a volunteer.  I am always wondering if I have done enough.  Then this morning I was looking back through my photo stream I saw these silly happy faces and realized that I may not have done everything I wanted, but I have done enough and girlfriend, you have too.  

Enjoy your holiday.  Make memories.  Keep smiling.

Wrap it up!!!

Smarty made it on down to Wrappinville to get some last minute gifts wrapped.  
He is a HUGE fan of Saturday Night Live, and loved the skits this past weekend.