Santa is for babies

Last year, it was clear that Evan was wise to the Santa game, but he didn’t say anything too obvious. Maybe he was hedging his bets just in case. All of his older siblings reached an age where they went from believing to playing along without any acknowledgement of the change. This year, Evan is […]

Christmas 2013

Three days before Christmas, our basement flooded. Since the gifts were sorted into plastic bags instead of wrapped, no gifts were lost in the flood. Our bedroom furniture is probably ruined, but that’s okay since all we really need in our room is a mattress that floats during flood season. Two days before Christmas, I […]

plus or minus 24 hours

Actual phone conversation: Her: “I seriously need to finish the crafting and shopping today.” Him: “Why? Christmas isn’t until Wednesday.” Her: Her: “Christmas is Tuesday.” Him: “No, it’s not. Stop messing with me…” Him: Him: I seriously need to start my shopping today.”

Amy’s letter to Santa for 2012

Dear, Santa For Christmas I would like a Friends Lego House, a Magna Color Dots 3-D thingamabob, art canvases and paints and lots and lots of DUCKTAPE!!! That is all that I wish for this Christmas. As usual I would like for the rest to be surprises. I would like to ask for my family […]

all things end

For an assortment of reasons, we will no longer be doing a Christmas card picture. The pictures, and the photo session attached to each and every one, are priceless memories to me. Thank you for allowing me to share those moments in time.

method to my holiday madness

Dear relatives who have finished all of your Christmas shopping except for my children, I will send you the requested list of ideas. Making that list requires that I first plan our shopping list. Before I can sit down and plan all that shopping, I have to plan our Christmas Card picture. Deciding that picture […]

Christmas wish list for bloggers

In no particular order, I wish: KA could see in the mirror the beauty that everyone sees when they look at her. MW would get the job of her dreams. TS could be with her two and four legged loved ones together under one roof. P and her family to have a happy, healthy new […]