The Christmas Surprise Giveaway! My lucky winner is Krisha! Yay! I also decided to do a runner-up, so I'll email that person as well. Thank you to everyone who entered! I love doing giveaways! I'll most likely be doing another one in February for Valentine's Day.
OK, back to the runny-nose reindeer. That's how I'm referring to Linc these days. Linc, the runny-nose reindeer. What is it about winter that means runny (and red) noses all around? We've finally got Ashtyn feeling better, and Linc gets the sniffles. I'm fighting them off too. Well, it's that time of year I suppose. Here's some good news! Our car has arrived from Virginia. Since my jeep died again last week, the timing couldn't be better for our new Christmas car to arrive. I'm calling it the Christmas car since Jeff keeps reminding me that it's my Christmas present. Hmm. (Jeff, if you're reading this, there better be another little gift under the tree with my name on it. Just FYI. Love you!)
Loveys, I'm feeling a little snowballed at the moment. Do you ever get that way during the holidays? Like your list is neverending? And you're not doing well keeping up with everything? I feel that way. This is my favorite time of year and it flies by so fast. I always want to enjoy every moment, and I always feel overwhelmed by the busyness of the season. There's so much I want to do, and so little time and energy to do those things. This weekend I had bought a gingerbread house kit for Ash to put together. My sister came over Saturday night to help and I was so glad. Since Jeff was out of town retrieving said Christmas car, I was juggling runny-nose-reindeer Linc and elf-energized Ashtyn on my own. Sara came in and I handed over all gingerbread-house making to her and Ash while I cleaned up Linc.
I tried not to cry on the way home. Both kids were crying and yelling, so it wouldn't have mattered if I did, but still.
I'm feeling just a tad run-down to be honest. Like I need a kid-free coffee date or something. The parents will be coming into town soon for the holidays and I am so ready for my mom to help with my little elves. I've got some work projects that are on my mind and needing my attention at the moment too. Also, I'm trying not to think about the fact that I consumed
Well, despite the runny noses and snowballed emotions, did I tell you we got snow this weekend? :) For me, the Christmas season just needs snow, so the fact that it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas outside my window makes me smile and is a blessing.
Today, my goal is to slow down. Read a Christmas story to my kiddos. Say a prayer of thankfulness for all I have. Regroup. Plan out my week and prioritize. Get a girls night on my calendar so I can have some fun-time with my girlfriends.
And run downstairs to see what that banging sound is. Oh dear.