Ok, it's been 6 whole days since I've posted anything. I'm sorry. I know there's some things I need to post about (BooMama's Tour of Homes, Siesta Ornament Exchange) but I just can't get into it. And my camera batteries are dead, which makes a photo blog tour rather difficult. I don't think you all want to read me describe my Christmas decorations or the FABULOUSLY WONDERFUL SMELLING pine cone ornament that Kerry sent me, so I'll wait until my camera is alive and running again until I post about those things.
In the meantime, I'll let you know a few of the zillion things we've been up to. I apologize for the boring day to day stuff, but hopefully we'll all look back and laugh at these busy days.....
1. The Great Christmas Tree Crash of 2008.
A few nights ago, I was in the kitchen when I heard a crash then a muffled yell from the den. I looked to find Spencer, who was sitting in the chair, which was now completely covered by a fallen Christmas Tree. He was frantically trying to keep from being buried alive while, at the same time, desperately taking off the nice fragile ornaments and laying them down carefully. And some people say men can't multitask. I beg to differ. I grabbed the tree, which weighs about 736 pounds and tried to lift it off of him. I managed to lift it about 2 inches - just enough for him to slide out and pick it back up. All of this being done while trying to keep 3 barefoot curious girls from coming over to investigate. Because nothing would've made the night better that a trip to the ER for glass removal and stitches in 6 little feet. Oh, the memories. I have no idea why it crashed, which is exactly why I predict that it will happen again. I'll keep you posted.
2. Ny Nephew, Jay's, 3rd Birthday Party
I know a lot of you have cute, adorable members of your family, but I'm gonna go ahead and say that my nephew is the cutest kid on the planet. Here's proof.
See. Told ya. My silly brother-in-law and sister-in-law insist on raising him as an Alabama fan, which immediately causes him to lose 5 cool points, but he's still way over a million. And to top it off, the kid is obsessed with old school Superman, Batman, and Spiderman. Not the new stuff - the old cartoons and comic books. I totally love him to pieces. And his baby brother, Jack, will make his grand entrance into the world sometime in April, which means there will be another perfect nephew added to my family. I. Can't. Wait.
3. Mary Emma's 2nd Grade Christmas Party
The 2nd graders at Mary Emma's school have a HUGE themed Christmas Party . The theme is the Grinch and the entire 2nd Grade hall is decorated like Who-ville. They are supposed to dress like people from Who-ville, which, of course, means Mary Emma will be dressing like Cindy Lou Who. Google her. The hairstyle alone means that we'll be up before the sun Friday morning getting the hair ready. I will definitely be posting pictures of this blessed event. Stay tuned.
4. The Trips
Spencer travels quite often with his company. I travel about once a year (not including short trips to parents' houses, beach vacay in the summer..) and love it. LOVE. IT. Traveling makes me happy. But being a SAHM of 3 kids, it's a logistical nightmare to make it happen. However, in the next 3-4 weeks, I will be traveling 3 times.
This weekend, Spencer and I are traveling to Jackson, MS, for Spencer's best friend's wedding. He's the best man and is really honored to be such a special part of it. It's our 11th wedding anniversary, also, so a weekend away from the kids will be really nice.
The following weekend, we are heading to Atlanta for my father-in-law's 60th birthday. My inlaws, Spencer's brother & his wife (Jay's mom & dad), and Spencer & I are going to spend a few days over there to celebrate.
Then, on Jan 5-16, Spencer is traveling to San Diego for business. Yes, you read that right - 11 days with 3 kids and no break. Mercy. However, he surprised me a couple of weeks ago with plane tickets out there - I will be going the 8-12 to hang out in San Diego - I've never been there and cannot wait. Also, rock on, Sky Miles account, for free first class tickets. What? What? Holler. I think I'll sit criss-cross-applesauce the entire flight just because the seats are big enough to do so.
So let the insane holiday craziness continue. Let my camera batteries charge so I can take pictures of my house and my ornaments.
But most importantly, let me remember Who this season is about. Let me focus my mind and heart and direct my children's hearts toward the Baby Boy. Let it be about Him. Not places, things, parties, and decorations. Let us remember that it's not all about us. Let us remember the proclamation of the Angels - "Glory to God in the Highest, and on earth, peace, good will toward men." Luke 2:14