Thursday, December 19, 2013

Winning at Christmas

There aren't going to be salt dough ornaments in my house this year.

I didn't get to the cream cheese spritz cookies I'd been craving (which my mother in law makes better than I do, anyway).

My presents aren't all wrapped yet.  My house is a mess.  I'm pretty sure I forgot some Christmas cards.  We haven't started packing.

We watched a lot of TV this week.  I wanted to curl up on the couch and not get up.

I threw my littlest sweetheart a birthday party on Sunday.  I baked cupcakes.  Everyone had fun.

BG knows all the words to Santa Claus is Coming to Town and Jingle Bells, the chorus of Up on the Housetop, and one line of the Twelve Days of Christmas.   ("FOUR CALLLLLING BIRDS.")

My kids put on an impromptu ballet show to The Nutcracker this morning.

We saw Santa at the mall.  We wrote him a letter.

We've read The Polar Express and The Grinch about 5 million times each.

BG can count to 25.

The baby signs "hat" when she sees a party hat.  She threw a balloon this morning.

Sometimes winning happens even when you don't think you're doing much.

Merry Christmas.


  1. Sounds like you are winning at the important stuff.

  2. I love the line about winning happening even when you don't think you're doing much. That is so true, yet so hard to remember when I'm beating myself up for not doing enough. xo

  3. I can so relate. I always feel like I am not winning and then I see those moments where I know I am doing it right.

  4. You're definitely winning. :) Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!