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Weekly recap of my rather crazy, insane, but fun and rewarding life!
Weekly recap of my rather crazy, insane, but fun and rewarding life!
dear monday, I got out on a run and it was pretty chilly. I then took advantage of being out and ran to Walmart. I grabbed some stuff to make more bath bombs and stocking stuffers. I came home and made more bath bombs. I had powdery white stuff all over me.
dear tuesday, I got up at 5:00 a.m. and went to work on the $*#*&@% poem.
|My sentiments exactly about now!|
We set up Mr. Grinch (life size) and then played in the playroom.
|We went in and sat on Santa's lap. That was a first. It was nice being the first ones in the park so there was no line. We got some cute photos.|
I missed the ward party Santa this year, so I took advantage of this opportunity!
It was so good to see Bryce. I am so proud of him and all his hard work and talent.
I love this photo!!! ↑
Carson was being so silly and started to pull frowny faces in the pictures. ↑↓ I have never seen him do that and we were all getting a hoot out of it. No idea what was up because he is usually beaming with that amazing smile of his. Too funny....
These two crack me up!
Now these are more like him! ↓
My real camera captured this funky photo.... ↓
|Only SIX more sleeps!!|
dear wednesday, it was windy and cold this morning! Dave and I had to be to the tabernacle by 7:20 a.m. for a morningside. We talked to some other Stake Pres and their wives before it began. It was really good and truly brought in the spirit of Christmas. It was put on by the seminary and was really well done. They had kids dressed up like nativity characters and it was a sing a long with some short talks.
The best part was the sheep they hauled in for it. They were outside but I thought it was a nice touch. Haha Something I would probably do. lol We got our picture taken with them. We got sugar cookies from Old Grist too. Yum. It was fun.
|We had mutton better to do, so we got a photo with the sheep.|
It was really snowing when I left.
I needed this snowstorm to make it feel more like Christmas!
Manic Manikin was even in the holiday spirit!
As was Mr. Cat
|Can you see the snow falling??|
I came home and worked on the poem until it was done! I headed to the Print Shop about 5 pm and picked it up at 6. The owner of the place came out after he was done with my thumb-drive and the first thing he said was, "You ran the Boston marathon?!" He was so excited when I told him I did. He told me how impressed he was and he talked about it for a while. It was fun for me. I came home and put the poem in envelopes and slapped on the address labels and stamps and they are ready to send in the morning! WHEW! What. A. Relief!
(click to enlarge)It's definitely not going to be ranked among my favorites, but it will do. They are usually much more humorous, but this year the goal was to just get it done! Huge weight off my shoulders! I did the 12 Days of Christmas and was ready for bed about 8. Haha. Didn't happen, but would have liked it to.
dear thursday, I was going to go on a run but decided I had to sacrifice it in order to get everything done I needed to today. That's so not like me, so you can tell I am starting to panic a bit about Christmas! However I must say, this year I have felt the spirit of Christmas much more than I usually do. I have truly felt so close to the Savior and for all He did for me.
The plan was for today to be my last hurrah for shopping and so I had to get it done NMW (no matter what). I had to go to Layton to pick up an online order (fiasco) and then I stayed there and got some other things I needed. I went to Riverdale and hit a lot of places there. The lines were long, and parking was a pain, but that's to be expected this time of year. I ran into Dottie in Costco but both of us were in a rush so we didn't talk much. Thinking about it now, I wish I had just stopped and gave her a big hug. I really miss them. She is an amazing woman. I did run into Darcee and she came and gave me a big hug which I should have done to Dottie. Live and learn. I shopped til I dropped and then came home and did the 12 DOC. And wrapped up a storm. Santa's Elf's shop is looking a bit full!
It's been so good to have Taylor and McKay home.
dear friday, I forced myself to get out and do my long run. It's supposed to snow tomorrow and Carson will be here. I actually got in 11 miles.
I was so beat when I got back. I just laid on the couch for about 10 minutes. I felt like I had run a marathon, but so glad I got that checked off. I wasn't sure if I would or not this week! I had to run and get some white elephants for the Wilding fam party at Maddox today. Got them done and headed there alone. Feeling F R A Z Z L E D ! Taylor showed up later. We had a room to ourselves upstairs. It was fun. The white elephants were a riot. Scott handed me a present and told me I needed that one. Carolyn nodded her head yes confirming that I did and Nat told me I would love it. So, I kept it. It was hilarious. It was photo of Scott! Too funny. I need to frame it and hang it next to my dart board! hah The food was great. The company fun. Glad I could go.
My most prized gift!
With our white elephants!
He painted his nativity I gave him but was done after only doing Joseph. Hah
We snuggled and he slept on the side of my bed.
dear saturday, after we woke up and snuggled, we played in the playroom and then I made a deal with Carson that if I played until my timer went off that he would paly with Taylor or McKay until I got back from my run. He said okay, but wasn't super happy about it. Haha I ran to the high school and found $1.82 in coins! It was super hard to see them and so I am sure I missed a lot too!
I text Dave to come and get me because I didn't want to run back uphill the rest of the way but waited and wasn't sure he got my text and my phone had froze so I couldn't text him. I prayed he would read his texts but after waiting 10 min past when I told him to be there, I decided I better start for home which was over two miles away. Then I saw him driving up 600 west just in time before I turned! He said he had a strong impression to go check his phone (it was charging) and there was my text! Just in time. A little thing, but such a testimony that HF even cares about our little concerns. He does hear and answer all our prayers. This I know. We might not always get the answer we want, but He does hear them all and answers in His way. And I really didn't think I had two more miles in me after yesterday's 11. SO grateful!
|Sarah and Sky playing games. That's something you don't see everyday (Sky playing board games).|
|Some of the gifts we received from friends and neighbors. I didn't get photos of all, but I love to look back and remember at least some of what we got.|
|I saw this in town. They must have had a cherry picker to do those lights and star.|
dear sunday (aka Christmas Eve), we got up and headed to church. Sky, Sarah, Carson, Taylor, and McKay all came with us. It was nice. Julie gave Carson a quiet nativity bag to keep. She is so nice. He kept asking, "How much longer?" haha The choir did an amazing job. It was a good meeting and the only one! We headed to the farm right after to take some photos because Sarah found a great back drop. I just felt bad Bryce wasn't in them. Oh well. Such is life. I find myself saying that a lot lately.
We then came home and Dave actually made spaghetti after I told everyone to eat leftovers because we were having our huge feast tonight. I guess that didn't go over so well. Hah It was nice having Christmas Eve on a Sunday because you had to be prepared and couldn't run to the store if you forgot something. That made it a bit more peaceful I think. I played with Carson and he helped me make some treats and we had fun together. He is so stinkin' adorable. I got his scavenger hunt PANDAS all made and wrote little silly poems to go with each. They are for him to find his giant Panda.
I finished wrapping some things and got the 12 Days of Christmas final gift together. I hope they have liked it. I have liked doing it that's for sure.
I got the table all set and then we worked on the feast...mostly Dave and the boys because it was all fish and seafood and that's not my forte. My parents showed up and we had an amazing meal.
|Carson loves everyone. Yeah, I kind of think I'm his favorite, but he makes everyone think that.|
It's all about the jammies!
Well, I got my ONE picture. Kinda. I snapped three but didn't even get one good one. Sky was taking off before I got the third one!
Carson definitely is the center of attention. He is one fun kid!
|He was being silly tonight!|
|This one has nothing to do with Christmas, but I saw it online and I had to post because this is one of those little rhymes I taught all my boys. I kind of forgot about it until I saw it. LOVE IT!|
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT!!!