Archive for December, 2011

Happy Holidays- December 31, 2011

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Our Christmas was more special than we ever could have hoped for.  We were with Greyson’s family in Colorado.  Life was good.  The children made it magical.

Santa came through the snow and found us.

Families are funny how they come together at Christmas.
Matching clothes on cousins.  We can’t wait to show their prom dates these pics. 
This is the happiest wagon ride I can remember.  
Fish have never made me feel so giddy.  
My heart feels like it’s going to burst when I look at these pictures and reflect on last week.  Here’s to a great 2012!

Right with the world- December 30, 2011

Friday, December 30th, 2011

I sat at work depressed, sick, bitter, and tired yesterday. I watched this video on my phone a few times to cheer me up. I realized this is all that matters. Our little girl got her Elmo.
I watch the video and laugh at my silly “Mommy tone of voice.” I watch and smile when I see her smile.
In that moment on Christmas morning I didn’t want anything else. Greyson even said, “Okay, that’s all the Christmas I need.” In that moment all was right with the world. I’m trying to carry that with me, the joy, the peace, even when all is not right with the world.

Pink is my signature color- December 28, 2011

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

We’re finally home.  We took the red-eye home last night.

Oh, speaking of red eyes, mine don’t get any redder.  Yep, for the first time in my life I have Pink Eye.

Please note, no color was added to my eye or the surrounding skin.  It just looked like that.  

This is just baffling to me.  I mean, I even survived the great Kingswood Elementary Pink Eye outbreak of ’89 with my whites still their whitest.  You can imagine my surprise at waking up Christmas morning with one eye gooped shut.  I thought it was just a “cold in my eye” since I had been battling a fever and stuffy nose.

Then the 26th the other eye was even more crusty.  That’s when I ditched the contacts and praised my sister-in-law for keeping a stash of prescription drops at her house.  I toured the Denver Downtown Aquarium with glasses and prayed my baby, my niece, nor my nephew would get anywhere near my eyes.  Why would they?  I looked like the Black Swan, you know, when Natalie Portman started to come unhinged.

So, fever, stuffy nose, scratchy throat, and pink eye.  Oh, and I have my first cracked heel because of the dry Colorado air.  I think my vacation is going to kill me.


Christmas with a 1-year-old- December 25, 2011

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

Wish list- December 24, 2011

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Phew!  We made it to Colorado with  only two mid-airport meltdowns.  (Charlotte, not Greyson.) Of course I then woke up yesterday morning at 2:00am with a fever because I’m the kind of chump who only gets sick on vacation.  So yesterday we trekked through the snow to Urgent Care.  I’m fine now.

I’m sitting here in the silence of my in-laws’ kitchen, waiting for everyone else to wake up.  I got to thinking about what I really want for Christmas this year.

  • More blog traffic- Don’t act like you haven’t thought of asking Santa for that, other bloggers.  We all have!
  • To be in a flash mob- This is one of my goals for 2012.  Don’t hate.  
  • An iPhone I never have to charge-  Do they make those?
  • One good picture of my niece, nephew, and daughter in the matching pajamas I bought them-  Wish us luck.  I’m counting on the 5-year-old to reign in the little ones.  
  • The Sinus Relief System from Hammacher Schlemmer- So I had a little time to peruse the SkyMall as I started to come down something.  Don’t judge!  The Neti pot is okay, but look at this thing!  Alas, it is a little late to tell my family about this one.  
  • The thing I ordered for Greyson’s stocking that hasn’t come yet- I’m not holding my breath for a FedEx delivery on Christmas Eve.  
  • More time to blog in 2012
  • A terrific Christmas morning-  I can’t WAIT for Charlotte to see what Santa brought!  
  • A clean bill of health after colon cancer surgery for my Mother-in-Law
  • A clean bill of health for my Dad this year after years of suffering 
  • Some time with my grandparents who aren’t doing too well
  • Another year with a healthy, growing baby
  • An awesome, supportive husband I’ve already got that.
  • A white Christmas I got that too.  
Merry Christmas!