This morning I got all of the kids’ Christmas clothes together. Out of the laundry pile, out of bags, out of their closets, finding matching socks, finding their shoes… you know the drill.
I made Ben a bow tie and Lily a hair bow.
I was planning on taking some decent pictures of them together so I could go ahead and order my Christmas cards. But by the time it was all together and the kids were dressed, the backdrop was on the floor, Lily tore apart her hairbow, and major freakouts and chaos ensued.
we almost have a smile from Ben!
Lily, what are you doing…
I’ll try again after naps.
Honestly, these pictures kinda describe how I’ve been feeling about this whole season so far this year. With Christmas decorations, I had all of these big ideas and plans as far as what I was going to do this year and blog posts and yada yada. Of course none of it happened. I didn’t link up to ANY parties.
I just finished decorating our tree earlier this week!
And then all the “balls” get stolen and thrown all over the family room. Lovely.
I wanted to make a ton of our presents and bought the supplies. Now it’s a week till Christmas Eve and I am no where near done. I have these big ideas and wanted to save money, but like most of my craft (or taking a line from Mandi and Mandi, crap) projects, I end up spending only slightly less than what I would have had I just BOUGHT the darn thing. I’d be done! :-/
Oh well… what are you going to do. I can’t get down about it. We’ve got snow, a warm house, our health, a loving family. I have laundry needing to by folded but my kids are clean, well-fed, and have diapers. And they’re happy. 🙂
I don’t have hand crafted wreaths and mistletoe, I totally forgot to put out the Advent wreath, my Christmas cards are most likely NOT going to be out BEFORE Christmas, and I’m going to be up late every night for the next week making presents.
We’ve got the important things, and that’s all that matters…
I love you guys! Thanks for listening. 🙂